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Tantra The union of male/female forces in the body that evokes the wisdom principle and hence highest spiritual awareness. Often distorted into lower sex yoga practices.


Triad Atma, buddhi, manas - expression of the Monad.


Transfiguration The stage upon the Path of Initiation wherein the third initiation is undergone, when the personality is irradiated by the full light of the soul and the three personality vehicles are completely transcended; these vehicles have become simply forms through which spiritual love may flow out into the world of men in the salvaging task of creation.


Transmutation Esoterically, the mode whereby force is changed into energy; the method whereby that which is lower is absorbed by the higher; the achieving of a correct sense of proportion in relation to any phase of life; the liberation of the essence in order that it may seek a new center; the passage across from one state of being to another through the agency of fire; an achievement and not a process.


Unity The conscious adaptation of the initiated disciple to the greater Whole, as his absorption into the group through his obedience to the laws of the soul, and as governing his attitude to that in which he lives and moves and has his being. Unity is achieved and is the reward of action and effort. Isolated unity describes the stage which the Master has reached. Isolated identity (with the soul) is that of the disciple up to and including the third initiation. Isolated individuality is that of the disciple.


Vedas Most sacred and ancient of Sanskrit works, written in hymn form.


Way of Higher Evolution This way is related to the spiritual condition and purpose of the Monad whose goal is ot expansion of consciousness, but of that which such expansions of consciousness will reveal - a very different matter and one which is as yet entirely meaningless to anyone who has not taken the third initiation; the Christ and His great Brothers, and all of even higher initiate-rank than They possess, have a definite goal, but it is one which will only define itself clearly in the third solar system, the system in which the Will of God is the dominant idea, as the Love of God conditions this system in which we now function; this is not consciousness or awareness; it is a stage of Being which is connected with the Law of Sacrifice - the law which governs those states of being which grow out of the establishment of right human relations. (see Sacrifice, Path)


Wesak A festival which occurs at the Taurus full moon every year, celebrating the birth of the Buddha, and where the Hierarchy gather to receive newly released forces to the planet. A time for Initiation.


Wheels This term indicates the great wheel of changing life in which the human entities have been called upon to work and which must never be abandoned, out of compassion for man and in obedience to the Law of Oneness which connects many.


Will Desire formulated so clearly and carried so powerfully to an intelligent climax that the mode of its materialisation is grasped with such accuracy and energised with such intent that the result is inescapable. Pure will is only possible to a coordinated thinker, to truly self-conscious entities; the basis of the One Life which synthesises all groups; the unity of love and intention; the energy of the soul expressing itself as direction, progress and conformity to the Plan; monadic essence qualified by "fixed determination" which is identified with the Will or Purpose of the planetary Logos; the highest divine aspect which the initiate finally manifests, prior to entering upon the Way of Higher Evolution; active intelligent purpose, lovingly applied. (see Way, Love, Purpose)


Will-Purpose The steely, brittle, determined, dynamic will of the devoted aspirant must change into the steadfast, calm purpose of the soul working through the disciple. The soul is fluid in adjustment but undeviating in aim; quality of the first Ray. (see Rays)


Will-to-Good The will-to-good is the basic quality of divine purpose involving planned activity and a definite goal to be achieved.


White magic Conscious cooperation with spiritual law and the deva forces to bring about manifested change, for the motive of service to humanity.


World Saviour Mankind itself is the world Saviour, of which all world Saviours have been but the symbol and guarantee.


World Teacher The World Teacher takes office cyclically. His cycles do not coincide with the Manu as the Manu holds office for the entire root race. The World Teacher gives out a keynote for the various religions and is the emanating source for periodical religious impulses. The duration of his cycles are not given out. The Buddha held office prior to the present World Teacher and upon his Illumination His place was taken by the Lord Maitreya whom the Occidentals call the Christ.


Yoga Sanskrit "unite". The science of union. Hatha (physical). Bhakti (devotional - astral). Karma (yoga of action). Raja ("kingly" - mental) Agni (fire - intuitive/buddhic)


Zodiac Astrology is based, curiously enough, upon illusion, for the zodiac is the imaginary path of the sun through the heavens, as it appears from the standpoint of our planet. The sun is not in any sign of the zodiac but only appears to be as it passes between our earth and the constellations at any particular time or season. Although largely an illusion, at the same time the constellations exist, and the streams of energy which pass and repass, intermingle and interlock throughout the body of space are by no means illusions but definitely express eternal relationships.



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