From Bethlehem to Calvary by Alice A. Bailey

By Alice A. Bailey

*The books of Alice A. Bailey, written in cooperation with a Tibetan instructor among 1919-1949, represent a continuation of the Ageless Wisdom--a physique of esoteric educating passed down from precedent days in a sort that is continuously compatible to every interval. meant to precede and situation the arrival period, the Alice A. Bailey writings supply an extraordinary non secular method of such matters because the instructing on Shamballa and the trail of religious evolution; the religious Hierarchy; the hot discipleship and coaching in meditation as a sort of carrier; the instructing at the seven rays and the recent psychology of the soul; the educating on esoteric astrology; and the hot global faith, which emphasizes the typical thread of fact linking all of the significant global faiths. In her foreword to this publication, the writer feedback, The awake evocation of the Christ lifestyles within the human center and our speedy integration into the dominion of God are the rapid projects forward, embodying our accountability, chance and future. The 5 expansions of cognizance during which this integration and evocation continue are essentially portrayed right here because the correspondences of the 5 climaxing reviews of the grasp Jesus in the course of His lifestyles in Palestine. those are the 5 initiations often called the delivery, Baptism, Transfiguration, Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension. via those 5 phases at the approach, we stick with the grasp from Bethlehem to Calvary. whereas those initiations are popularly identified by way of the Christian terminology, in the event of the religious Hierarchy the fourth and 5th initiations are referred to as the initiation of Renunciation and the initiation of Revelation. The crucifixion event of the grasp Jesus concerned Him within the nice renunciation of His personal soul, with a ensuing revelation within the mild of the religious Triad. those studies are either symbolic and real, environment guideposts alongside the best way of the disciple. a few knowing of those Mysteries published by means of the Christ and the grasp Jesus, as They exemplified the event of the human soul throughout the 5 levels of its religious trip, could be helpful to person guy dealing with the massive span of an identical five-fold event. this is often most likely the issue of maximum worth and repair to the aspirant, surroundings his toes at the course of go back; that the event of the grasp Jesus, together with that of the Crucifixion, the good Renunciation, displays throughout the lives of all humans. during the divine lifestyles in us, and because the Christ precept unfolds in our middle and recognition, the sons of fellows stroll the best way of the pass ultimately to turn into soul-illumined Sons of God. realizing whatever of these items, conscious of the non secular trip earlier than all males from degree to degree at the direction of Initiation, a precise carrier opens sooner than the aspirant. provider needs to extend and exhibit itself on broader and extra inclusive strains, and we needs to discover ways to function Christ served, to like all males as He enjoyed them and, via the efficiency of our non secular power and the standard of our provider, stimulate all we meet so they can also serve and love and develop into participants of the dominion ...the name is for sane and general women and men who can understand the placement, face what has to be performed, after which provide their lives to expressing for the realm the traits of the voters of the dominion of Souls; love, knowledge, silence, non- separativeness and freedom.

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This initiating soul, as we have already seen, is called by many names in the New Testament, and in the other religions it is called by a terminology suited to the time and temperament of the aspirant. ) the Oriental disciple may speak of the Self or the Atman. " A long list of these synonyms could be compiled, but for our purpose we shall confine ourselves to the word "soul" because of its wide use in the West. The immortal soul in man prepares him for the first initiation, for it is this soul which manifests upon earth as the "infant Christ" and appears in man.

Browning expressed this in the well-known lines: "Thus he dwells in all From life's minute beginnings, up at last To man - the consummation of this scheme Of being, the completion of this sphere Of life: whose attributes had here and there Been scattered o'er the visible world before, Asking to be combined, dim fragments meant To be united in some wondrous whole, Imperfect qualities throughout creation, Suggesting some one creature yet to make, Some point where all those scattered rays should meet Convergent in the faculties of man.

St. ) He knew that He was ordained to work and to serve, but the specifications of that work were only later made clear to His mind. He simply recognized a Plan, and to that Plan He dedicated Himself. This must also be done by those who follow in His steps. To Netnews Homepage Previous Last updated Monday, July 6, 1998 Next Index Table of Contents © 1998 Netnews Association. All rights reserved. html (2 of 2) [02/03/2008 08:50:57] Alice Bailey - From Bethlehem to Calvary - II - The First Initiation - The Birth at Bethlehem To Netnews Homepage Previous Next Index Table of Contents From Bethlehem to Calvary - Chapter Two - The First Initiation - The Birth at Bethlehem The second initiation, that of the Baptism, then took place.

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