ARTICLES & ESSAYS
What is Esoteric Astrology?
Humanity is entering a 2,160 year cycle called the Age of Aquarius, where astrology
will gradually evolve toward that which is known as Esoteric Astrology.
Esoteric Astrology looks towards causes rather than effects, to the
life of the human soul that lies behind the outer form, the body.
is that imperishable, perpetual existence that takes repeated cyclic
embodiments - in male or female bodies and in varying cultures; part
of its purpose is to expand consciousness, and to work out karma. More...
Libra and Money:
Old Paradigm &
An Esoteric Historical Overview
Potential Corporate ransformation: Resource Sharing
Externalisation of Third Ray Ashram
Venus -Re-Examination of Values
Steve Jobs Makes His Transition Decision
Esoterically, Libra rules money and is associated with money for several reasons:
1. In northern hemisphere symbolism, The Scales of Libra represent the harvest of the previous sign Virgo, that is weighed, bartered or exchanged.
2. Libra is ruled by Venus, long associated with gold and wealth - in its lower outer expression. In its higher expression Venus is the radiant golden light of the illumined mind or the causal body. Venus also rules Taurus, another sign associated with money and its acquisition; esoterically Taurus is the 'mother of illumination'. Note the higher themes of light and illumination of which gold is the symbol. More...
Scorpio Full Moon 2011:
Occupy the Planet
"Warrior I am and from the battle I emerge triumphant."
Occupy the Planet: The Soul of Humanity Takes Charge
The Horoscope of Occupy Wall St: Scorpio Rising
Scorpio and the Star Sirius
Scorpio and the Triumphant Battle
The Scorpio Entity, Qantas
Equilibrating of the Moon and Earth Chain Souls
Julian Assange Update, Moon in Scorpio
Israel's Chiron in Scorpio and Its Mars Return
Final Word from Scorpio, Theodore Roosevelt
In the few short weeks that the Occupy Movement has been birthed, it has become the fastest growing group EVER in the history of the USA, if not the world. We have heard all the slogans, from Occupy Wall St (OWS), to occupy thousands of cities around the world, occupy the Fed, occupy the future, Occupy the Now, occupy Qantas, occupy Sirius, Occupy Yourself and so on. Occupy is a command and resolution, an affirmation and an ideal. More...
The Information Revolution:
"Wikileaks could become as important a journalistic tool
as the Freedom of Information Act." - Time Magazine.
The information revolution is related to the third ray of active intelligence. The world currently finds itself in an intense phase of this ray cycle. The third ray rules computers and the types of minds that write or hack codes; it is closely associated with the fifth ray of science and both rays currently rule over the Western races. More...
Destiny of the Races
and Nations II:
Astrological and Ray
Cycles in History.
The author always endeavours to make practical this sometimes very abstruse science, hence there are many references to current world events such as the Japanese Tsunami, the Chilean Earthquake, World Kalachakra, Occupy Wall Street, the world financial crisis, the Wikileaks affair or the blending of races and cultures. There is a large section of essays on the United States of America.
The five planetary chakras is another subject that is explored in-depth, including the major centres in the USA. Likewise the destiny of South America and the Sixth Rootrace is investigated, with its connection to the Mayans, 2012 and the planetary centre we call Shamballa. More/Buy...
Capricorn the Unicorn
Capricorn the Unicorn
Capricorn the Sea-Goat: Varuna, Neptune, the Sea Gods
Saturn, Structure, Destruction
Venus and Intelligent Love
Capricorn: Magic and Mystery
J.R.R. Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings: A Movie for the Masses
Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh
Last year's newsletter on Capricorn covers a little more about the Unicorn, its symbolism and relation to the Lion (Leo). The unicorn is sometimes depicted with a goat's beard, perhaps symbolic of the wisdom accrued by the goat on its transformational journey to the mountain top.
The unicorn has always been a symbol of spiritual purity and grace; in ancient myths it could only be captured by a virgin, alluding to the relationship of Capricorn to another earth sign, Virgo.
The single horn was believed to transform poisoned water and to heal. Until the nineteenth century, belief in unicorns was widespread among historians, alchemists, writers, poets, naturalists, physicians and theologians. The unicorn is also a symbol of transformation from the centaur in Sagittarius, the previous sign to Capricorn. More...
and the Fifth Rootrace:
The Coming Sixth Rootrace
A Brief Overview of History: Three Major Crises in the Three Rootraces
Although there are seven rootraces to every great round or manvantara of evolution, the first two and a half were etheric and did not ‘individualise’, hence three strictly human rootraces have elapsed. The crises of these three rootraces are symbolised by the following numbers – representing branchrace, subrace and rootrace:
3.3.3 – human individualisation, birth of the human soul in ancient Lemuria 21.6 million years ago.
4.4.4 – the Atlantean war and the physical destruction of Atlantis around 4 million years ago.
5.5.5 – culmination of the development of manas or mind around 2,000 CE – 16,000 CE.
These are not just ‘convenient’ figures (although they serve as such), but are profoundly descriptive of stages of consciousness that mark the major signposts of esoteric history. More...
A Brief Esoteric History:
Evolution of Consciousness
through the Rootraces
The secret history of the world is revealed in many traditions, the durations of which far surpass the miniscule figures used in modern times. H.P. Blavatsky (HPB) brought together many of these historical and chronological strands in her magnum opus, The Secret Doctrine (1888), a major foundation stone for the emerging Aquarian cycle.
Throughout HPB’s works are scattered details of this ancient history – culled from the Vedas, Upanishads, the Zend Avesta, Old Testament and so forth.
(In the interests of simplicity, I have elected to keep this article relatively footnote-free; most references are from HPB and can be found in my writings where they are fully referenced and footnoted.)
In the denial or ignorance of its true origins lies the source of disempowerment for Humanity; in not knowing its divine source, the nature of the human soul or the very lengthy evolution of human consciousness that stretches back some 21 million years. More...
Aries Full Moon 2012
Cusco, Peru: Home of the Sun God
Semana Santa (Easter Week), Cusco.
Señor de los Temblores:
Christ of the Earthquakes
Jesus and the Roman Catholic Church
Exaltation of the Sun in Aries
Fourth Initiation of Jesus
Resurrection and Ascension
Finding myself in Cuzco Peru, writing the Aries newsletter seems most appropriate, why? Because the Sun is exalted in Aries and Cusco is the home of the Incan sun god. At the winter solstice every year at 0 degrees Cancer, the Incas summoned the Sun god through a spectacular festival called Inti Raymi, still celebrated on June 22 every year. When the sun was at its furthest distance from the equator, the sun deity would be invoked, entreating him to draw nearer, lest he be lost in the dark cosmos, praying for a good harvest and protection against famine and hunger.
Aries is one arm of the cardinal cross that it shares with Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. The same significance of this southern hemisphere festival can be applied for Capricorn in the northern hemisphere. The cardinal cross traces the journey of the Sun through the two equinoxes and two solstices every year. Perhaps this is why Cusco was regarded as the 'four-sided sun empire'. More...
of the Seven Rays II:
These essays range over a variety of zodiac sign perspectives from Aries to Pisces, esoterically considered. Topics covered include the Japanese Tsunami, Chilean Earthquake, World Kalachakra, Occupy Wall Street and Wikileaks. There are profiles of William Blake, George Washington, Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama, Julian Assange, Steve Jobs, Benjamin Netanyahu, Sir David Attenborough, J.R.R. Tolkien, Nikos Kazantzakis, Edgar Cayce, Rudolph Steiner, Geoffrey Hodson, Da Free John, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Thomas Jefferson. The bonus essay is The Lives of Francis Bacon, delving into the previous incarnations of the One known as the Master R, or Count St Germain. More/Buy...
"Star of the Hero", by Nicholas Roerich.
This essay explores the problem of TIME as applied to human history thus far unfolded; it looks at the dating methods of science and precession cycles used by the ancients in traditions such as the Hindu, Egyptian and Mayan civilisations. Some highlights of the past are examined, such as the origin of the human soul, the mystery of how apes were created, why the great Atlantean war and subsequent cataclysm ensued, through to the present day, into the next rootrace.
In many disciplines, whether it is consensus or alternative archeology, anthropology, geology or other sciences, a major problem within and between these sciences is the factor of time. The lack of a clear perception about TIME and the true historical chronology of this planet is the major impasse that is preventing a clear understanding of human history. More...
The Five Planetary Centres, Part II
The Master Djwhal Khul, who has given the teachings for the New Age, said that He purposefully scattered the teachings in all His books, to force the student to make connections, so as to awake the dormant cells in the brain and arrive at right understanding independently.
It is clear therefore, that each student has to do this work of connecting by themselves and to arrive at their own personal conclusion. DK also said that students grow by finding the answer to their own questions and nobody should do it for them. Hence no student should expect to find the right presentation of thought given by anyone and that they all have to work by themselves. More...
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The Blending of Races and Cultures:
Moving Toward a New Race and Universal Religion
Perceptions of Current World Events
Reaction to Planetary ‘Islamisation’
Jews and Arabs: The Semitic Subrace
The Greater Cycles of the Races and the Yugas
The Lesser Cycles of Pisces and the Sixth Ray
The New Group of World Servers
The Three Main Groups of Humanity
The New World Religion
Serving the Greater Whole Through Right Relationships
This essay examines current world crises of racial and cultural assimilation, with an emphasis upon the crisis within the Arab Muslim world, where a revolution in consciousness is taking place. The situation is viewed within the esoteric context of the greater and lesser cycles, ray and astrological influences. It is proposed that these events are the crises that will eventually lead to a New World Religion - that recognises all faiths as part of the one Whole. More...
This essay explores the rise of Nazism in Germany from the period of the Industrial Revolution in Europe through the time of Bismarck, until World War II. Horoscopes of the various protagonists are examined and compared so that a picture emerges of the forces that helped to shape one of the most significant events of the Twentieth century.
To paraphrase the great philosopher George Santayana, those who do not remember their past are condemned to repeat their mistakes. Hence, the importance of understanding history so Humanity does not stay bound to the wheel of samsara; just as individual souls learn their repeated lessons over many lifetimes, eventually liberating themselves, contributing to the greater pool of collective consciousness. More ...
The Master Jesus once said: “Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”
“At the first great Initiation the Christ is born in the disciple. It is then that he realizes for the first time in himself the outpouring of the divine Love, and experiences that marvellous change which makes him feel himself to be one with all that lives. This is the `Second Birth,' and at that birth the heavenly ones rejoice, for he is born into `the kingdom of heaven,' as one of the `little ones,' as a `little child'—the names ever given to the new Initiates. Such is the meaning of the words of Jesus, that a man must become a little child to enter into the Kingdom."
Some of you may think this as very basic and even platitudinous, and it is. Nevertheless, it is still a healthy attitude to maintain in this age of claim-making, false prophets and over-blown egos – even in the field of occultism. How our innocence can be taken over by blind ambition, when aspiring to become a ‘rich young man’. The innocent becomes the worldly and world-weary. How do we maintain that balance? Utter simplicity is one key to staying childlike. More...
(Transcript USR Conference 2011)
The Methuselah Project is an initiative started in 2007 by a group of students of the Ageless Wisdom that seeks to address the world glamour related to the Jews. We are well aware of the controversy and the difficulties surrounding the Jewish situation. The separativeness which seems to be inbuilt in the Jewish people and a corresponding rejection by the rest of the world has compounded an ancient and deep-seated glamour.
The Master Djwhal Khul (D.K.) has called this a major world problem, and has stated that because of its great significance, it is definitely part of his Ashram’s work.
Hence The Methuselah Project seeks to contribute to the New Group of World Servers a fresh understanding, through the creation of a new thought-form that will absorb and redeem the old one. The Methuselah Project also gives subjective support to all individuals and groups who are seeking solutions to the Jewish question.
In order to heal this world problem, we need to make the effort to look beyond and beneath the outer appearance, penetrating deep into the roots. More...
Taurus Full Moon 2012 (Wesak)
"The Month of May is one of deepest significance to all who are
affiliated with the Great White Lodge (as are all true esotericists),
in that the Wesak Festival takes place and is of moment and deep import.
The period is always one of prime interest and rare opportunity ..."
The Three Major Spiritual Festivals
Venus and Taurus: Light and Wisdom
Taurus the Bull: Nandi, Vulcan and Shiva
Ajna Centre and the Third Eye
Taurus Rules the New Group of World Servers
The Great Opportunity at Wesak
Total Solar Eclipse Conjunct Alcyone - May 20, 2012
Significance of May 20 Eclipse in the Mayan Tradition
Eclipse Path Links East and West
Venus Eclipse on the Gemini Full Moon
Taurus is the second of the three major solar festivals that set the tone for each year. The initiating fire of Aries precipitates to earthy Taurus and is distributed in airy Gemini. However, Taurus or the Wesak Festival is the most important of these three full moon periods - a time of unique opportunity, particularly for co-perative group work by those conscious servers of the Plan:
"Endeavour to make the Wesak Festival a universal festival and known to be of value to all people of all faiths. It is the festival in which the two divine Leaders, of the East and of the West, collaborate together and work in the closest spiritual union; the Christ and the Buddha use this festival each year as the point of inspiration for the coming year's work. See that you do likewise. The spiritual energies are then uniquely available." More...
and the Mayan Calendar:
and the Sixth Rootrace.
“… Brazil will function as the leading division of the great sixth race ... [Brazil] will later represent the best of that which the Latin races have eventually to give … Brazil, (or rather what that country will then be called …) will represent a linking interpreting civilisation, based upon the unfoldment of the abstract consciousness, which is a blend of the intellect and the intuition, and which reveals the wisdom aspect of love in its beauty.” 
As the Sixth Rootrace does not manifest for another 25,000 years, the reference to ‘Brazil’ (‘what that country will then be called‘) probably includes an area across South America that incorporates other nations like neighbouring Bolivia and Peru. More...
NEWSLETTERS & BLOGS
Gemini Full Moon 2013
Gemini: Third of Three Festivals
Communications - Lower- Higher
Gemini and Right Speech
Breath, Etheric Body, Meditation
As reiterated every year in these newsletters, Gemini is the third of three festivals that set the tone for the new spiritual year that begun in Aries (March 21). It is important to be reminded of this, when we live in a culture that utilises Capricorn (Dec 31) as the end of the year, throwing a veil of illusion over the spiritual forces with which we seek to synchronise. This is certainly the case when considering the lower expression of Capricorn - work finishing for the year followed by holidays, the materialism of Christmas etc. More ...
Taurus Full Moon 2013 (Wesak)
Taurus and the Divine Feminine
Taurus, the Mother of Illumination
Taurus: Desire, Sex and Satiation
Influence of Mars' Explosions
The Three Major Spiritual Festivals
New Group of World Servers
"The Month of May is one of deepest significance to all who are
affiliated with the Great White Lodge (as are all true esotericists),
in that the Wesak Festival takes place and is of moment and deep import.
The period is always one of prime interest and rare opportunity. More...
Aries Full Moon 2013
New Cycle of Aries, Role of Uranus
Equinox, Full Moon Horoscopes 2013
Aries, Death, Shamballa, 1st ray
The Sun is exalted in Aries and its yearly passage into this sign marks not only the spiritual new year, but reminds us of a broader consciousness that exists within the greater solar system, beyond the realm of Earth. If evolution is to proceed as it should, then each new cycle brings a greater frequency on a higher turn of the spiral. No less so with the beginning of the spiritual new year in Aries, where the harvest of sattvas from the previous year are built into the foundation of this new year. More...
Pisces Full Moon 2013
Problems for the Piscean Mystic
The Path of Occultism
The Materialistic Forces
Mediumistic Nazi Germany
The Glamour of 9/11: Revelation
The path of the mystic has found its key expression during the Age of Pisces in monasteries and mountain retreats, East and West. Pisces is the mystic because of its intuitional, imaginative, feeling nature, combined with the compassion and sacrifice of the heart. Most seekers upon the spiritual path are mystics to one degree or another, indeed must be, as it is the first major milestone upon the Higher Way. More ...
Aquarius Full Moon 2013
Aquarius and Initiation
Aquarius and Buddhic Consciousness
Aquarius, Waters of Life
Aquarius and the Spiritual Will
Aquarius, a Sign of Constant Movement
Obama, Aquarius Rising
Sandy Hook: Watershed Moment for Water-Bearer USA
National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment
The Romance of Gun Culture
Fear as the Source
The influence of Aquarius is currently very potent, not only because it is the cycle into which the Sun is precessing for the next 2,160 years, but because Aquarius represents the culmination of many lives upon the fixed cross of soul evolution, of consciously treading the Way. More ...
Capricorn Full Moon 2012
It's the end of the Mayan calendar, the Capricorn solstice, Christmas -
and it's the seven-yearly festival week of the New Group of World Servers;
this latter event is by far the most important of all - for those who are
consciously in touch with and serving the greater Purpose of spiritual evolution.
It is the sign of the Goat which seeks its sustenance in the most rocky and arid of the world's places and it, therefore, relates man to the mineral kingdom; it is also the sign of the Crocodiles which live half in the water and half on dry land; it is spiritually the sign of the Unicorn which is the "fighting and triumphant creature" of the ancient myths. More ...
Sagittarius Full Moon 2012
Don Quixote: Tilting at Windmills
Spain: Sagittarian Soul
Spielberg - Sagittarian Visionary
Galactic Centre, Mayan Calendar
Festival New Group of World Servers (NGWS)
Quixote is a story about a man whose ideals about knights and chivalry distorts
his perception; he sets off upon a quest as a knight-errant in search of
adventure, donning a suit of armour, with faithful Sancho as his companion. All
that is ordinary takes on grandiose interpretations in the imagination of Don
Quixote, so that even windmills become 'giants' worthy of attack by his horse
and lance; hence the phrase 'tilting at windmills', captivated or trapped by
one's illusions. More...
Scorpio Full Moon 2012
Scorpio, Path of Discipleship
Scorpio, Fear, Desire for Power
Saturn in Scorpio, Pluto in Cap
Japan, Scorpio and Mount Fuji
USA Election: Obama & Romney
In the Science of Esoteric Astrology the zodiac signs are, in the deepest sense
of their occult meaning, great groups of living beings connected to the higher
angelic realms. The most profound mysteries of the zodiac and its influence
upon human evolution lies here. These groupings are called 'creative
hierarchies' - and they have their own path of evolution to tread - in parallel
with human evolution. As they evolve so does humanity... More...
Libra Full Moon 2012
Shamballa, Libra, Law
Book of the Dead
Libra Mars in Scorpio
10-day Window of Danger for Israel
Jupiter in Gemini to the Rescue!
Full Moon T-Square: Sun-Uranus, Moon, Pluto.
the world head centre that transmits spiritual law on Earth. Libra is a sign of
the law and justice, hence its association with Shamballa. Taurus and Libra are
two festivals of the year that bring through the Shamballa forces; both signs
are ruled by Venus, regarded as the higher self to Earth. More ...
Virgo Full Moon 2012
The Virgo-Pisces Polarity
A Cosmic Perspective of Virgo
Norway's Anders Breivik
Demeter-Isis and Persephone.
Full moon periods are always
an opportune moment to explore zodiac polarities because the Sun and Moon are
always in opposite signs. In this waning age of Pisces, Virgo has been an
important zodiac influence because it is the sign opposite to Pisces, part of
the mutable cross. As humanity has struggled to balance this duality over the
past 2,160-year cycle, the sign of Virgo has found a powerful expression for
better and worse. More.....
Leo Full Moon 2012
The Leo-Aquarius Polarity.
Leo: Sun, Neptune and Uranus.
Child Prodigy Kieron Williamson.
James Holmes: Aurora Massacre.
It is worth re-iterating that as the world progresses toward the
influence of the Age of Aquarius for the next 2,160 years, that its polar
opposite sign Leo will be increasingly invoked. It cannot be stressed too
highly, understanding the polar opposite signs, they are the keys to the transcendence
of duality and the creation of unity and synthesis. More ...
Cancer Full Moon 2012
Cancer & Cardinal Cross
Global Economic Crisis: Homelessness and Poverty
Born on the 4th of July: United States of America
Japan's Uranus-Pluto Time Bomb at Fukishima
Israel Attack on Iran
Julian Assange's Pluto square Uranus Crisis
whole story of astrology is, in reality, one of magnetic and magical interplay
for the production or externalisation of the inner reality; it is the story of
the response of form—vast, as in a solar system, microcosmic, as in a human
Cancer is the fourth solar festival of the spiritual year and completes a 'divine
quaternary' or foundation for the yearly cycle. Even though Cancer is primarily
connected to the 'inner world of causes', it is a sign that births the blended
qualities of the previous three zodiac signs - into outer manifestation. More...
Gemini Full Moon 2012
Venus: Timing Piscean Aquarian Cusp
World Crisis and Opportunity
Mayan Cycles, Kali Yuga, Great
Sign of Right Relationships
Have We Become
Patrick White: Nobel Laureate
Japan, Nuclear Fallout, Earthquakes
Venus is the soul ruler of Gemini, its transit of the Sun (or eclipse)
during the Gemini full moon period, is most potent. The transit of Venus occurs
on June 6, 2012, two days after the exact time of the Gemini full moon of June
4, hence it is energetically well within the full moon period.
Gemini is the third festival of the spiritual new year
that commenced in Aries, the three festivals setting the tone for the rest of
the year: What was impulsed in Aries, is consolidated upon in Taurus and becomes
disseminated in Gemini. More...
Origins Odyssey: Travel Blog # 6
Greece and Crete: Part III: Crete
Crete: Foundation of Europe
Crete, Manu Master Hilarion
The Temple of Knossos:
The Minotaur's Maze
Mt Idi: Birthplace of Zeus
Asger Lorentsen and
The Golden Foundation
Sailing across on the ferry from Athens to Crete gave a sense of excitement and expectation, as such voyages always do - a journey into the unknown, into the past, into some of the oldest mysteries that lay hidden in the mind of time.
Traveling in ever-trusty Monty the motor home, I spent a few months exploring and living on Crete, broken by a six week visit to the USA for the University of the Seven Rays annual conference in April 2011... More...
Origins Odyssey: Travel Blog # 5
Greece and Crete
Mycenae and the Cyclopean Giants
Delphi, Apollo and Pythia
Each travel blog lately has required some more recent news before back-tracking to catch up on overdue blogs. And so at this point in June 2012, I have recently returned to my native Australia, although that is a strange phrase these days as I feel more like a visiting backpacker!
Nevertheless, as mentioned in the introduction to Travel Blog #4, my knee had been giving me trouble on my second Saturn return, forcing me eventually to put my South American sojourn on hold, to return to Australia and utilise the medical facilities here. More...