|2. The impression of the Hierarchy by:
group of divine Contemplatives who are trained to act as an intermediate receptive group
between Shamballa and the Hierarchy. They receive impression from Shamballa and transmit
it to the Hierarchy, thus enabling the Members of the Hierarchy to receive it as "a
sharpened impression" and to register it accurately because the emanating impression
has passed through an area within the divine Mind where it is enhanced by the trained
perception and the determined receptivity of this group. They are called, in the East, the
divine Nirmanakayas. I only mention Their occult name so that you may learn to recognize
Them when you meet reference to Them.
at the time when the Wesak Festival is celebrated. He then acts as a focal point or as the
"distributor of the impression"; He then has  behind Him (little as you may
realize it) the entire impressing force of the Buddhas of Activity Who are to Shamballa
what the Nirmanakayas are to the Hierarchy.
- Shamballa itself through the medium of groups within the Great Council; these step down
the impression which they register so that the Hierarchy - as a whole - may cooperate with
the purposes intended by those who are forming the needed Plan. 
- Certain great Lives Who, at specific times and according to cyclic rhythm, or in times
of emergency, are swung into this type of activity. For instance, one such time would be
the Full Moon period, which is a time of reception by the Hierarchy as well as by
Humanity; an instance of the second type of activity would be the Wesak Festival, or those
acute crises when intervention is required from sources far higher than those with which
the recipient is usually en rapport. Such a crisis is fast approaching.
The first type of impression is rhythmic, recurrent and therefore cumulative in its
intended effects. The second type of impression is the result of invocation and evocation
and is dependent upon both the recipient and the agent.
Let me here
interpolate a remark which may prove helpful and illuminating. We are dealing (as you will
undoubtedly have noted) with the reception of impression by groups or by aggregations of
groups composed of living Beings Who have Their own agents of distribution or impression.
The entire evolutionary history of our planet is one of reception and of distribution, of
a taking in and of a giving out. The key to humanity's trouble (focusing, as it has, in
the economic troubles of the past two hundred years, and in the theological impasse of the
orthodox churches) has been to take and not to give, to accept and not to share, to grasp
and not to distribute. This is the breaking of the Law which has placed humanity in the
position of guilt. The war is the dire penalty which humanity has had to pay for this
great sin of separateness. Impressions from the Hierarchy have been received, distorted,
misapplied and misinterpreted, and the task of the New Group of World Servers is to offset
this evil. These Servers are to humanity what the Buddhas of Activity are to Shamballa,
and the group of divine Contemplatives (the Nirmanakayas) are to the Hierarchy. It might
be stated therefore that:
- The Buddhas
of Activity are Themselves impressed by the WILL of God as it energizes the entire
Nirmanakayas are impressed by the LOVE of God as it demonstrates itself as the attractive
force which impulses the Plan inspired by the Purpose. In other words, it is the
Hierarchy, impelled to action  by Shamballa, or the Will-to-Good, externalizing itself
- The New
Group of World Servers are impressed by the active INTELLIGENCE of God; they translate
this divine impression and step it down in two great stages, therefore, bringing it into
carry this conception of divine impression down to the level of the human consciousness.