This is the persistent belief—ineradicable and unalterable—that (at major moments of world need) God reveals Himself through Appearances, through a Coming One. Externalization p.286
The “Coming One” is an Avatar. Avatar is an ancient Sanskrit term meaning “Coming down with the approval of the higher source from which it came and with benefit to the place at which it arrives.” Reappearance of the Christ P, 7. So, Avatars are basically the vehicles which an Intender employs for the purposes of communicating the energy, concepts, and direction for the needed next steps in the unfolding of the Greater Intention. An avatar is in fact a messenger. It is a being with a purpose and a mission. (For details see Externalization of the Hierarchy P.297-304)
Depending on “WHO” or “who” the Intender is, avatars “come” from all dimensions and all sectors of Cosmos, such as the Cosmic Mental and Buddhic planes, or the dense physical planes of galaxies, solar systems, suns, and planets. And, as far as Earth humanity is concerned, various “kinds” of Avatars with very specific missions use individual units of group conscious humans to deliver their messages.
The Lords of Flame
For an ancient example of Avatars that concern this Planet, we could mention the coming of the Lords of Flame from Venus. This avataric appearance occurred in the third rootrace in the fourth round. (A Treatise on Cosmic Fire P 299) Their mission was to “implant” the “spark of Mind into what passed for a brain in the then present animal-man model. It was this gift that enabled animal man to eventually build what we call the antahkarana, and hence become Human. (“The coming of the Lords of Flame to the Earth was all under law and not just an accidental and fortunate happening; it was a planetary matter which finds its correspondence in the connection between the mental unit and the manasic permanent atom.” 7R3 p.684)
The ancient brothers and sisters who received the original implants from the Lords of Flame were Lemurians who had evolved as far as they could go with their existing physical dense animal equipment. Then, as the Ancient wisdom explains, a deal between Earth and Venus, who happens to be our “alter Ego”, was struck and hence the coming of the Avatars from Venus, the Lords of Flame. This was the initiating and hence the “beginning” of Human Beings.
According to the records we presently have, including the various tomes and tracts of the “Ageless Wisdom”, it has been some 18 million years or so, since the coming of the Lords of Flame. Given the limitations of present day physical dense science, other than the data presented in the Ageless Wisdom Texts, we know next to nothing about some 17,990,000 or so of those years. Most authorities think we have records or some sort of “scientific” physical dense data from about 6000 to 5500 years ago. And much of what we think we know about this time is very sketchy and mainly the products of verbally transmitted myths such as the Gaia/Ouranos and the Prometheus myths.
However, the appearances and lives of many of the more recent avatars are documented in the Ancient Wisdom Teachings, the writings of current historians, and the various modern religions all of which chronicle the lives of what certainly appear to be avatars. So, when we get down to the “scientific” data about which we can be relatively clear, we are dealing with the past 3500 years or so. We could start the list with The Buddha, and then list a whole bunch of Greeks such as Plato, Socrates, Pythagoras, and so on all the way to today.
An Avatar List
The list would be long. After Jesus/Christ, who, remember, was just the son of a carpenter living his life in a rather common way, the list would contain many individuals from all walks of life. Some of them would be quite famous and would initiate significant evolutionary developments. For example, there was da Vinci, Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth, Benjamin Franklin, A. Lincoln, and many others of great note.
There are a couple of additional, mostly overlooked, aspects of the avatar phenomenon which need to be understood. Avatars of any of the 5 types D.K. outlines, (Externalization of the Hierarchy P.297-304) have always modeled or been evidence of the fact of a unified Cosmos. All avatars are group conscious and they work as or within a group.
The Lords of Flame were a group. Pythagoras, Socrates, and Plato were probably a group. Queen Elizabeth ran England for 45 years with a council. A group of men including Benjamin Franklin created the Constitution of the United States. A grouping of nations led by FDR, Churchill, and Dwight D. Eisenhower defeated the Nazis. An international group of scientists, starting with Albert Einstein’s suggestions to FDR, downloaded the necessary formulas for the atom bomb.
From the beginning, evolution for Humanity has been a matter of developing the ability to house a naturally group conscious unit or a Soul in a physical dense animal vehicle while maintaining the awareness of one’s natural state of group consciousness, or what D. K refers to as “continuity of consciousness”. The current manifesting presence of the evolutionary success of this effort is, if not the primary, a significant difference between the Piscean and Aquarian Ages.
The Piscean Age
The Piscean Age, after an incredible 6 hundred year start (Buddha, Plato, and etcetera) began to slide downhill, and beginning with the fall of Rome, it sort of “went dark”. It eventually emerged with the rebirth of the Light which we call the Renaissance. (One might think of the Renaissance as a Tactica Adversa response to the “Dark Ages”.)
However, at least in the Western World, by this time as an effect of the “dark age”, the only people who could actually read and write were either members of a pretty corrupt Catholic Church or the self-claimed representatives of God, (a hold-over of the ancient myths.) the Popes, Bishops, Kings, Queens, etcetera. This “ruling class”, the vast majority of the Church leaders and the Nobility as they referred to themselves, with occasional exceptions of avatars such as Joan of Arc and Dante, was dominated by extremely self-centered, frequently very intelligent individuals. The vast majority of these individuals were so separative self-centered, so identified with their dense physical vehicles, their personalities, their property, that they literally could not register or realize their natural affinity with Cosmos, indeed their sameness or “familyness” with other human beings, let alone Nature.
The Aquarian Age
Who knows just when the Aquarian Age became present enough to actually register in terms of affecting our evolution? We understand that within the Infinite Cosmos there are really no stop and start points. There are infinite beginnings and endings, but these are always aspects of each other. So, the Piscean Age did not stop. In fact, it is still very much with us, but it does seem to be rather deep into its death throes. I recall that at the “end time” it was prophesied that whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops. This sounds very much like our evening news.
Anyway, what we do know is that in 1500 the “Elder Brothers of the race called a conclave of all departments…Their object was to determine how the urge to integration, which is essentially the keynote of our universal order, could be hastened, and what steps could be taken to produce that synthesis and unification in the world of thought which would make possible the manifestation of the purpose of the divine life which had brought all into being.” Treatise on White Magic P, 402
The history of the preceding 500 years of mostly wars and conquests is pretty well documented. In it, we can trace the gradual restriction and shrinking of the delusion of separation which generates constant swings of imbalance, chaos, and destruction with its control and power of the separative few over the many, and the advance of more inclusive and rational customs and forms of government. All of this has literally been the effect of incarnating units of consciousness who are able to attract, contain, and use matter of a higher frequency.
These late stages of the Piscean Age were mostly populated by units of consciousness of the 5th subrace of the fifth Rootrace of the 5th Round. The polarity of most of these humans was Kama-Manasic. This esoteric concept simply means that these individuals mainly used their often highly developed intelligence to create that which they emotionally desired for themselves. This was usually done with little or no thought at all for the Common Good or the General Welfare.
As Master D.K. indicated in A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, “Out of the shattered form of the fifth subrace of the fifth root race, built up under the fifth Ray of Concrete Knowledge, with the aid of the fifth Law of Fixation, will emerge the sixth subrace of brotherly love—love shown in the realization of the one life latent in each Son of God.” Alice A. Bailey, A Treatise on Cosmic Fire 1930 p. 597
Since the beginning of the Aquarian Age (Again, who knows just when that was?) it is quite possible that units of consciousness of the 6th Subrace of the 5th Rootrace have been incarnating. The polarity of these units of consciousness is or is close to manasic-buddhic. They are able to and automatically do register their natural affinity with Cosmos, their sameness or “familyness” with other human beings, and the natural world.
They are “group conscious.” They register Life via an intuitive connection with It. They tend to work, formulate/create their physical dense environments by working from the heart, the buddhic level of Cosmos.
The Heart of the Matter
The Buddhic, Heart or Intuitional plane of Love is the frequency which connects the higher intelligence, the formless world of IDEAS, with the frequencies of Life we call Principles such as Justice, Kindness, and Beauty. These impressions appear as formless IDEAS within the higher minds of group conscious individuals who, using the intellect or power of the lower mind, are then able to formulate or produce thoughtforms that are appropriate for the situation with which they are dealing. “Images of Truth, which you call ideas, rule the karma of the world. It is astonishing to see how images of Truth participate in the spatial battle. While the multitudes disintegrate in a blind fury of ignorance and betrayal, the thoughts of Truth weave their heavenly nests, which for real evolution are far more vital than any worship by entire nations.” Agni Yoga #122
This is nothing new to Humanity. It is simply the path to Truth that our greatest artists poets musicians scientists avatars and Avatars have been using from the beginning.
In a letter in 1934 talking about the transition from the Piscean to the Aquarian Age D.K. put it this way, “We are on the verge of new knowledges and the atoms of the body are being tuned up for reception. Those atoms which are predominantly Piscean are beginning to slow down their activity and to be “occultly withdrawn,” as it is called, or abstracted, whilst those which are responsive to the New Age tendencies are, in their turn, being stimulated and their vibratory activity increased.” The Externalization of the Hierarchy P. 3
An “atom” in this case could well be an incarnating unit of consciousness or a Soul within the body of the One Humanity. It is also interesting to note that since D.K. made this observation, the world population has almost doubled – going from 2 to 8 billion incarnated units of consciousness. So, the Aquarian Age concerns the unfolding of the total recognition by each individual of the fact of her or his universal or group consciousness. Humanity has been evolving into the Aquarian Age for probably 500 or more years. This shift in polarity from kama manas to manas buddhic is well underway. Many, many of our sisters and brothers are truly conscious or “woke” as we say. They were born that way. They are 6th subrace units of consciousness.
From my limited area of interaction, most of them so far are sort of automatically aware of the gulf in consciousness that lies between them and most of the people with whom they live. They are frequently dumbfounded at how such a ridiculous gulf can even exist. I have found that they are not that interested in any kind of explorations which carry even faint whiffs of religion or postulations regarding esoteric cosmic rays, astrological alignments, Initiations and such.
However, it seems that they do respond wholeheartedly to scientifically or “Heart” presented Ideas, concepts, and reasoning. If we avoid any “religious or separative “god” stuff they do understand and find to be not that strange, carefully worded concepts regarding the reality of consciousness, that we do seem to be something more than our vehicles, and that we share this sense of moreness with everyone and in some cases, everything including the Planet.
It is of course this sense of sameness that is driving the current attention that is being given by these millions and millions if not billions of our more recently incarnated sisters and brothers (individuals whom form focused society ignorantly evaluates and classifies by the age of their bodies) to issues like the necessity of gun control, climate change and the child of inequality, poverty.
A beautiful example of this was presented to us the other day when one of these 6th subrace individuals, Greta Thunberg, age 16, addressed the UN Climate Action Summit. If you watch this presentation (you can view it on You Tube.) you will have a good idea of what MM was driving at when he said “We love to see the radiance of righteous indignation. During the waning of the old world such tension is especially needed, and one should know how to direct this quality most effectively.” Supermundane #24
We will seldom see a more effectively directed radiance than this example.
We have the Joyful long view. We see this planetary evolution in the growing presence of a polarity shift of consciousness from a self-centered separative delusion of Reality to the individual’s conscious awareness of a unified Cosmos. So, what do you think an Avatar would look like in a system that is made up of humans who are manasic buddhic polarized? How about a Group of Avatars?
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