35th International Conference

The Great Illuminator:

The Brilliant Fifth Ray, Enlightening and Initiating Humanity

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The Great Illuminator:
The Brilliant Fifth Ray, Enlightening and Initiating Humanity

April 21 – May 2, 2021

You are warmly invited to attend our 35th International Conference (a Virtual Conference on ZOOM) from Tuesday, April 21st through Sunday, May 2nd, 2021.

Every USR/SRI/Morya Federation Conference has a focus on a particular Ray–one of the Seven Rays which control so much within our solar system and local cosmos. This year our focus is upon the Fifth Ray of Science and Knowledge, represented on our planet by the most luminous of all the Ray Lords Who is given some of the most beautiful of all Names of all the Ray Lords. The association of this Ray Lord with the Earth’s Alter-Ego, Venus (the Planet of Love and Beauty), is clear and deeply significant.

Main Conference

The Great Illuminator:
The Brilliant Fifth Ray, Enlightening and Initiating Humanity

April 21 – May 2, 2021

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Every USR/SRI/Morya Federation Conference has a focus on a particular Ray–one of the Seven Rays which control so much within our solar system and local cosmos. This year our focus is upon the Fifth Ray of Science and Knowledge, represented on our planet by the most luminous of all the Ray Lords Who is given some of the most beautiful of all Names of all the Ray Lords. The association of this Ray Lord with the Earth’s Alter-Ego, Venus (the Planet of Love and Beauty), is clear and deeply significant.

The Fifth Ray of Concrete Mind has figured prominently in the creation of the human kingdom (whether in Lemuria/Atlantis, the Moon-chain or the previous major solar system. We may reasonably judge that, at this time, the Personality Ray of Humanity, as a whole, is the fifth ray. That which most distinguishes Humanity from the Animal Kingdom is the power to be self-conscious (possess the Principle of ‘I-ness’) and to think consciously (to be aware that one is thinking). Without the reflective consciousness which the fifth ray confers, this would be impossible. It should also be mentioned that the fifth ray plays a prominent role in the expression of the Solar Angels, who guide and uplift the human kingdom towards their own high spiritual, angelic status. The bulk of evolving human beings will one day become Solar Angels.

We are familiar with a certain approach to science which is mostly limited to dealing with the physical plane as if it were reality. The fifth ray, however, is really the Ray of Knowledge and instrumental in the spiritual advancement of humanity. The next great unfoldment of human consciousness concerns the soul within the causal body or egoic lotus. The fifth ray will be indispensable in arriving at a spiritually-scientific understanding of this aspect of the human being—the “Temple not made with hands, eternal in the heavens”. Students of spiritual occultism, thus, go far more deeply into the nature of the fifth ray than will be possible at this time for even the very intelligent, scientist limited by a conventional view of reality.

The forthcoming Age, the Age of Aquarius, will be strongly conditioned by the fifth ray as well as the seventh—the fifth ray being transmitted through Aquarius and the seventh ray accompanying the Aquarian Equinoctial Age through a parallel cycle. The wonders which await humanity and the planet once the Piscean Age and the reign of the sixth ray have subsided will depend greatly upon the wise expression of this great ray of Truth-in-Knowledge. During our forthcoming virtual conference, we will explore and speculate upon such possibilities.

It must also be mentioned that the Great Science of Initiation is largely dependent for its development and expression within humanity upon the fifth ray and its Representative on our planet—the luminous Fifth Ray Lord. During the Conference, therefore, we will also study the Science of Initiation and the manner in which the fifth ray applies to the various ascending initiations—a fascinating subject.

The Tibetan Teacher holds much hope for the effect of the fifth ray upon the welfare of humanity in the new age. This ray will be the bringer-of-leisure-time in which to cultivate humanity’s spiritual potentials. At the present time, it is often used destructively in relation to the creation of weaponry which threatens the very survival of the human race. With the increasing mastery of the great Science of Electricity (of which we know only the ABC’s today) will come modes of communication and a scientifically spiritual command of the human personality which presently is discussed more in the realm of science fiction than in serious scientific circles. Let us contribute to this beneficent eventuality through our deepening understanding of the fifth functioning on the many planes of human endeavor.

We must also mention the relation of the fifth ray to the totalitarian rebellions now in process throughout humanity and especially in the United States. There is a Crisis of Belief which is partially to blame—millions of inadequately educated human beings do not know what to believe.  It is the Science of the Inner Worlds which must contribute to the steadying of their consciousness so that they become capable of critical thinking and the apprehension of true knowledge instead of wild conspiracy theories unhinged to truth. The illumination of the mass consciousness is the province of the fifth ray and its light must immediately respond to a very dangerous psychological situation based upon glamour, illusion and resultant, chaotic maya on the physical plane. Perhaps at Conference we can deepen our understanding of how to reach the many who are basing their violent reactions upon false premises and unsound ‘knowledge’.

Because of the Covid-19 crisis, now so severely affecting humanity and especially the United States, our Conference will be presented virtually as it was last year—very successfully, we might add. The Conference will be extensive as usual, with Pre-Conferences in the Ceremonial Arts, Esoteric Astrology and Rayology, followed by the usual six days of the Main Conference from Tuesday, April 27th through half of Sunday, May 2nd.

Our Pre-Conference begins with our Ceremonial Workshop led by Tuija Robbins, from Tuesday April 21th through Thursday, April 22nd. On Friday, April 23rd, our Esoteric Astrology Workshop begins (guided by an international team of fine esoteric astrologers) and will be focusing on the Fifth Ray, and its potentials, in your astrological chart. (Regardless of our Ray Chart, we all have all the rays, including the fifth.)  The astrology workshop lasts until the afternoon of Sunday April 25th; then comes our Advancing Seven-Ray Seminar, with the theme of this year’s workshop being a Synthetic Approach to understanding and applying the seven rays, to individual, group, national and international contexts. Interpretive methods found in The Destiny of the Nations will be explained and applied to all these contexts. Special attention will be given to drawing forth the ray energies of various nations and of humanity as a whole. Thus, we will continue our focus this year on cooperation and mutual assistance between the nations of the world—taking their ray and astrological gifts into consideration. Each of us lives in a nation and within a certain continent focusing through one of the present five planetary centers. We will learn the ways we can contribute to the emergence of the soul of our nation, helping to build its true Temple on the higher mental plane—a worthy enterprise and one to which our various individual gifts can and should be offered. We will also continue work on the fascinating subject of the Astrology of the Monad and of the Egoic Lotus (through which the soul expresses). There is much more to esoteric astrology than the astrology of the personality!

Please study our SRI/USR Website  with care and go also to our Morya Federation Website to gain an even more expansive idea of the esoteric educational opportunities we offer through deep and comprehensive programs. If we really want to help the Divine Plan become a reality on Earth, we have to train ourselves to work in cooperation with the Spiritual Hierarchy of our planet. Fortunately, at this time history, this type of training is gloriously possible for those who dare and who persist in their daring.

All of us on the Board of the University of the Seven Rays and Seven Ray Institute and on the Faculty and Administration of the Morya Federation look forward to seeing you, again virtually this year. From last year’s virtual experience, we have learned that there are many spiritual values expressed through our Virtual Conference which excel the normal, in-person type of Conference.

We look forward to a deep and spiritually satisfying experience for you and with you.

Sacred Ceremonial Workshop

Abodes of the Returning Nirvanis

April 21-22, 2021

The story of Prometheus reveals the mystery, which is related to the astonishing legend telling how animal man became endowed with mind–the ability to think, reason and understand. Prometheus is only one of the many names related to the Great Beings whom we call the Solar Angels. Another name is—the “Returning Nirvanis”, involving the relationship between Sirius and our Earth- Scheme. Still more important is what the story of these sacrificial Angels reveals about the Kingdom of Humanity. That is, perhaps, the greatest of mysteries where we human beings are concerned.

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We warmly invite you to our Ceremonial Workshop during the USR-SRI-Morya Federation Pre-Conference. We begin the Workshop on Tuesday, April, 21st at 12:45pm GMT/UT and end on the next day on Wednesday, 22nd with a ceremonial ritual, starting at 7pm GMT/UT.

The Title of this year’s Ceremonial Workshop fits well with the overall Conference Theme:

The Great Illuminator:
The Brilliant Fifth Ray, Enlightening and Initiating Humanity

The 2021 Ceremonial Workshop Title is: Abodes of the Returning Nirvanis

Our Conference this year focuses on the Fifth Ray, which is one of the mental rays. The story of Prometheus reveals the mystery, which is related to the astonishing legend telling how animal man became endowed with mind–the ability to think, reason and understand. Prometheus is only one of the many names related to the Great Beings whom we call the Solar Angels.

Another name is—the “Returning Nirvanis”, involving the relationship between Sirius and our Earth- Scheme. Still more important is what the story of these sacrificial Angels reveals about the Kingdom of Humanity. That is, perhaps, the greatest of mysteries where we human beings are concerned.

We will be studying this amazing story from the small, rather incomplete fragments which can be found in esoteric literature—fragments relating to the “long journey from home”– a pilgrimage which includes Sirius, the Heart of the Sun, Venus, our Earth Scheme, the Venus Chain of our Earth Scheme, the Earth Chain and

Earth Globe of our Earth Scheme and, finally, the implications of this great journey for our own return to the Inner Reality from whence we came. This great study involves a considerable focus upon service, sacrifice, as well as initiation and death under “hierarchical progression”.

We have to find our place and learn consciously where we are standing, the point to which to which evolution and spiritual unfoldment has brought us, We need to begin to open the esoteric door behind which we will find the Divine Consciousness, Knowledge, Reason and Purpose.

How did these “Great Sacrifices” descend? What were their stations on the way? Why did they come? Let us try to find at least some of the answers.

Some of the subjects for meditation and study will be as follows:

  1. The Descent of the Divine Flames from Sirius
  2. Service to God, through Sacrifice and Death
  3. Sacrifice: the Way of the Soul
  4. Contact with the Solar Angel and Angel of the Presence
  5. The Development of the Egoic Lotus
  6. The Antahkarana
  7. The Mental Faculty
  8. The Myth of Prometheus

We warmly invite you join the Ceremonial Workshop for 2021: Abodes of the Returning Nirvanis

Esoteric Astrology Workshop

The Solar Angel and Fifth Ray Potentials in Your Astrological Chart

April 23-25, 2021

Our subject is a fascinating one, involving as it does the influence of the Solar Angel/Angel of the Presence, which are generically characterized by the fifth and second rays. Venus, the sacred planet with a fifth ray soul, is vitally important in determining the influence of the Angel in our astrological chart and during any particular incarnation. We will be studying Venus intensively as well as certain other planets like Mercury and Uranus which have strong fifth ray characteristics. Since the fifth ray is intimately involved in the whole process of initiation, we can readily recognize its importance.

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Our Esoteric Astrological Workshop will take place beginning on Friday, April 23rd and last until Sunday, April 25th. The exact hours (since we are dealing with the problem of having attendees from all over the world) will be posted in our Final Schedule posted on our website, www.sevenray.org. We will begin no earlier than 6:00 am PDT in the United States, which is a reasonable time for many other locations, but will necessarily work through what will be the wee hours for some locations. We will do our best to accommodate everyone.

Our subject is a fascinating one, involving as it does the influence of the Solar Angel/Angel of the Presence, which are generically characterized by the fifth and second rays. Venus, the sacred planet with a fifth ray soul, is vitally important in determining the influence of the Angel in our astrological chart and during any particular incarnation. We will be studying Venus intensively as well as certain other planets like Mercury and Uranus which have strong fifth ray characteristics. Since the fifth ray is intimately involved in the whole process of initiation, we can readily recognize its importance.

As well, the Zodiacal Triangle, Leo/Sagittarius/Aquarius must be considered, as through this Triangle is transmitted the fifth ray and the planetary rulers of these signs will also be important indicators of your fifth ray potentials.

And, we must not neglect the position and influence of the Star, Sirius, Whose rays are very much like those of Venus—second ray/sixth ray Monad and fifth ray Soul. The fifth ray Soul of Sirius can, at a certain point of evolution, be highly influential for treading the Path of Initiation. The One Initiator , Sanat Kumara, wields fifth ray Energy at the third initiation, which is generically ruled by the fifth ray. When we think of Illumination, we think of the glorification which occurs at the third initiation (The Transfiguration)—quite far ahead for most or even all of us, but capable of being envisioned.

Behind the work of the fifth ray, stands the second ray of Love-Wisdom, the Great Indigo Ray of Synthesis. It is fascinating to realize that the esoteric color of the fifth ray is indigo, and the customarily used colour of the second ray is also indigo. Hence these two rays must be related in our lives, and they are, when considering the initiatory training we undergo on the Path of Discipleship under the guidance of the Solar Angel/Angel of the Presence.

Many of us may have no particular emphasis upon the fifth ray in our Ray Chart, but through astrology the fifth ray flows into our energy system and brings the potential for illumination. We are, after all, seekers of the Light, and I believe that this study will help us bring more of the Great Light into our present incarnation and, thus, will enhance the service we can offer Humanity.

So, it is our hope that you will reserve time to participate with us and our global team of experienced esoteric astrologers, who, as usual, will assist you to discover the illuminative potentials in your astrological chart as well as offer you lectures on astrologically fascinating and important perspectives.

When registering for this Workshop, you will be asked to give your Date of Birth, Place of Birth and Time of Birth. This will help us save time during the reading of your astrological chart.

Further details will, as necessary, be given to you by SRI Conference Team.  Please email your questions to sevenrayinstitute@sevenray.org.

We do look forward to working with you and increasing the Light in the lives of all who participate.

Advancing Seven Ray Seminar

Synthesizing Your Ray Chart: Working with the Personality, the Angel of the Presence, the Spiritual Triad and the Monad/Presence

April 25-27, 2021

Determining your ray chart with reasonable accuracy is so very important in the study of spiritual occultism and on the Paths of Discipleship and of Initiation. In our Advancing Seven Ray Seminar we will try together to think synthetically, of course emphasizing the practical approach first, but then extending our speculative, logical and intuitive reach into the higher strata of our energy system in order to help us live more effectively at a higher point of tension.

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Our Advancing Seven Ray Seminar will begin on Sunday, April 25th at a time which will attempt to accommodate as many global participants as possible. Know that, for the time being, we are offering our conferences virtually, we realize that programs which some can receive conveniently will not be convenient for others. We will do our best to accommodate as many participants as possible at reasonable hours. The Seminar will continue until April 27, Tuesday afternoon in the United States. A Master Schedule will soon be available citing the exact timing of various Pre-Conference and Main Conference offerings.

Determining your ray chart with reasonable accuracy is so very important in the study of spiritual occultism and on the Paths of Discipleship and of Initiation. The matter is more complex and multi-layered that we may realize and mistakes are easily made—just as mistakes were made when the Tibetan asked the applicants to His various groups to estimate their major rays. He often had to correct their estimations and not a few, I am sure, found these corrections surprising.

Yet, as we continue to ponder our lives in terms of their individuality and within the context of the groups with which we may be working, reasonable clarification does eventually arrive, and we find ourselves on a surer footing as we use the various ray-aligned meditations which are intended to assist us to tread that section of the Great Path on which we find ourselves.

Most of the ray investigations undertaken by students focus upon the Ray of the Soul and the various Rays of the Personality. This is as it should be; first things first. But in order to grasp a more synthetic vision of our rays, the estimation cannot stop with the soul ray. The ninefold choice of rays for the spiritual triad and what I hypothesize as the dual monadic rays are extremely significant in the overall view, though it may take a number of incarnations to access them more completely.

So, in our Advancing Seven Ray Seminar we will try together to think synthetically, of course emphasizing the practical approach first, but then extending our speculative, logical and intuitive reach into the higher strata of our energy system in order to help us live more effectively at a higher point of tension.

When registering for this Seminar, you will be asked to give your Date of Birth, Place of Birth and Time of Birth. 

Further details will, as necessary, be given to you by SRI Conference Team, via your registration.  If you have further questions please email us at sevenrayinstitute@sevenray.org.

We do look forward to working with you and increasing the understanding of the Seven Rays in the lives of all who participate in this seminar.

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