Category: Alchemy Written by Robert Wilkinson
What Are They and How They Affect Our Life and Relationships.
As I introduced Part 1, in this life we learn there are 7 energies we must master as we become aware of who we are in each moment of life. These 7 energies reveal our personality, our Spiritual Community, and our path to a direct experience of Higher Awareness. They are called the 7 Rays.
This series is a brief introduction to the primary qualities of the seven Rays and how they relate/interrelated with each other. If you want to know more, the books by Alice Bailey are the most comprehensive exposition on the subject, but be aware they total many thousands of pages which require one’s utmost attention. However, from direct experience I assure you that as you understand those teachings, your life will be immeasurably improved.
There are many ways the Rays can be seen and applied across the 12 frequency zones of human existence. Each of the 7 has its own quality, and is self-organized as the Triad expressed through the Quaternary creating the 7-Fold quality of existence as we know it.
The Rays of Aspect
The First Ray is Power. The Second Ray is Love-Wisdom. The Third Ray is Intelligence-in-action. These are called Primary Rays, or Rays of Aspect because they describe the 3 primary aspects of what we call “God,” or The Force.
The First Ray corresponds to the natural law we call Economy of Energy. The Second Ray corresponds to the natural law we call Magnetic Attraction. The Third Ray corresponds to what we call Synthesis. The First Ray is "God the Father." The Third Ray is "God the Mother." The Second Ray is "God as Creative Offspring."
The Ray of Power moves and interacts with the energies of the Third Ray, a.k.a Maya, or the Divine Mother-Holy Spirit Matrix from which all forms come and to which all forms return. Power interacts with Intelligence in Action to create whatever is magnetized into existence as an expression of Love-Wisdom.
These infinite interactions result in "the 10,000 things" which find expression in our world. All life is expressed through the Ray of Magnetic Attraction that is Love-Wisdom. God Force expresses through the ever-changing medium of the substance of all form so that which is magnetically attracted through inherent harmony comes into expression.
The First Ray is Omnipotence, which forever interacts with Omnipresence (3rd Ray) to create Omniscience (2nd Ray). An example of this in the scientific world is the process of Thesis, Antithesis, and Synthesis, or Action, Reaction, and Result. In the art world, the primal triad are the three primary colors which when mixed express all colors. There are an infinite number of ways a Primal Triad of energy, selection via attraction and repulsion, and then synthesis can manifest.
The Rays of Attribute
The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Rays are the Rays of Aspect, or the primary triad of Divine Energy that is the basis for all other energies. The other 4 Rays are said to be the Rays of Attribute, as they are the attributions of the interactions of the Primal Triad.
The Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Rays are the expression of the First, Second, and Third Rays interacting to bring forth these 7 forms of energy. These Four “Rays of Attribute” are the means by which we come to experience and express the Divine Triad.
Number theory gives us a convenient way to approach it. In number theory, A, B, and C can interact with themselves and the others in 7 ways. A, B, C, AB, AC, BC, and ABC. In these expressions we find clues to how things interact in our inner and outer self and the world at large.
The Fourth Ray is Harmony Through Friction. The Fifth Ray is Concrete Knowledge. The Sixth Ray is Devotion. The Seventh Ray is Ordered Activity. The Fourth Ray is said to "govern" Art. The Fifth Ray is said to "govern" Science. The Sixth Ray is said to "govern" religion, as well as all devotional exercises, such as the armed services in all nations. The Seventh Ray is the foundation of all disciplines, all ordering, all rituals and all forms of "karma yoga."
The ritualist seeks order. The devotee seeks the object of devotion. The scientist seeks knowledge. The artist seeks to bring harmony, or beauty, out of friction, or the intensity of feelings that infuse all genuine art. That's also why art, science, and devotion can all lead to transcendence, if an ordered discipline is practiced.
From this we also see the Rays at work in all our interactions. We have certain "rituals of action" and "rituals of introducing ourselves" to others, which then leads us to the stage where we have to feel a resonance or we won't awaken the "Magnetic devotion" to that relationship. Obviously as we grow in our knowledge of each other and ourselves, we will find ways to move between these various energies, using each in the right way and time to further the experience.
Knowing the personality Rays in play in given periods of our lives helps us understand why we find resonance with some people and not others, and why sometimes when we’re doing one sort of work we get along well with someone, while when doing another sort of work we find ourselves dealing with frictional interactions. Knowing the Rays helps us know how to move through both these experiences in full awareness of what’s going on and what to do about it.
As an aside, there is another system of correspondence whereby the Divine First finds expression in the worldly Seventh, the Divine Second finds expression in the worldly Sixth, and the Divine Third finds expression in the worldly Fifth, with the Fourth as the bridge between the Above and below in our existence. This also finds correspondence in the Upper Triad of our Spiritual Body and the Lower Triad of our Earthly vehicle as these create our energetic Hologram. As we learn effective ways to respond to the higher energies and ground them in concrete forms, we become Masters of that Wisdom in our own way.
In part 3 of this series, we’ll explore how the Rays impact our bodies, feelings, and minds. We’ll take a look at which Rays are subject to change, as well as those that are not. Our various Rays show us how we relate to self and others, our Paths to Truth and Community, and which School of the Wisdom we’re in. Knowing that helps us attune with specific Love-Wisdom-Intelligence energies grounded by specific Masters via the Community in forms of practical service.
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Robert wilkinson An internationally-known astrologer, author, public speaker, metaphysician, and futurist, with over 25 years experience as a counselor and educator. He has presented hundreds of public talks on all aspects of Astrology, the Eastern Wisdom tradition, the Western Wisdom tradition and promoted many mass gatherings and cultural events. Some of his specific areas of interest and expertise include personality profiles, degree patterns, integrative astrology, various aspect harmonics, among others.
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