34th International Conference
The New Group of World Servers:
Leading Humanity Towards Harmony, Beauty and Truth
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Michael Robbins, PhD.
President of the University of the Seven Rays
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MICHAEL ROBBINS, Ph.D. in Psychology, Ph.D.E. in Esoteric Philosophy. As Co-founder and President of the University of the Seven Rays, and Director of the Morya Federation— Schools of Occult Meditation (the Internet expression of the USR), Michael (and his coworkers) has persistently sounded and sustained the note for sponsoring USR/SRI Conference, now in its 33rd year.
As a long-standing teacher of the Ageless Wisdom through the study of the Seven Rays, Esoteric Astrology, Cosmology, and Rayology, he has inspired students worldwide, some of whom have gone on to form their own organizations to continue the spread of the Ageless Wisdom. Michael is the author of Tapestry of the Gods (two volumes on Rayology), Infinitization of Selfhood (a philosophical treatise on the nature of Essential Identity) and is currently writing a three-volume treatise on Esoteric Astrology. His completed works are available for purchase and, are also available with a number of works in progress, online and free of charge. Michael’s extensive commentaries on A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, The Rays and the Initiations and Discipleship in the New Age, Vols. I and II, and astrology can be accessed through the Makara Website.
Michael is the co-creator (with Rick Good) of the Personality Identity Profile (PIP II) now offered in a new version over the Internet and used widely for purposes of ray assessment. Michael has composed and authored fifteen musical, ceremonial ritual dramas and astrological Solar Fire Festivals that facilitate the invocation and expression of energies of the twelve Zodiacal Signs for the monthly festivals of the emerging New World Religion. He resides in Helsinki, Finland with his wife, Tuija with whom he collaborates closely in teaching the Ageless Wisdom, and in Phoenix, Arizona where he collaborates musically with Harold Moses. Tuija and Michael direct the Northern Light Mystery School in Finland and present classes in esotericism internationally.
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HALINA BAK-HUGHES has been a life-long student of the “Ageless Wisdom Teachings” (Trans-Himalayan Wisdom, Vipassana Meditation (S. N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin), Theosophy, Esoteric Christianity, Metaphysics, Ritual Ceremony and Meditation for a New World Spirituality and Religion) that began in her youth when experiencing the rituals and sacraments of the church which led to ‘Ordination and Consecration’ in an esoteric lineage. After years of immersion in the Ageless Wisdom teachings (earning esoteric degrees and certificates in both traditional and esoteric lines of study – an M.S.E/Esoteric Psychology, Doctorate in Divinity/Esoteric Cosmology-ABD, and Esoteric Astrology via the University of the Seven Rays), she recognized that these studies and their application are expressions of a comprehensive esoteric science approach for modern Discipleship and the emergence of a Soul Culture on Earth.
Today, Halina helps unfold the living powers of the Soul through her spiritual mentoring practice (as a certified Coach) and founder of “Esoteric Advent” (Sol Invictus Universalis) – a contemplative on-line ritual and spiritual approach to Divinity drawing from the ancient Wisdom Teachings aligned with the zodiacal rhythms of the year, the stars and liturgical seasons ~ in service of the Heart of the Christ and the Soul of Humanity ~ arising to meet an emerging ‘new world’ demanding a truer “spirituality and religion” that is now taking shape and form: www.EsotericAdvent.org
Halina is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Seven Ray Institute (SRI) and the University of the Seven Rays (USR), is a Member of the Board for Meditation Mount (MGI) in Ojai, CA and serves on the Board of the ILWSC. Halina has served as the annual International Conference Program Coordinator for the SRI-USR conferences since 2002. She lives in the Sierra Nevada foothills (near Grass Valley, CA) with her husband, Sheldon, and magical cat person, Alcyone (aka Little Lady). Contact Halina at EsotericAdvent1@gmail.com or Halina2000@aol.com
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SHELDON HUGHES holds a BA in Religion from Princeton University, an MBA in Organizational Behavior from NYU, and a D.D.E. (Doctor of Divinity in Esoteric Philosophy, ABD) from the USR. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Seven Ray Institute (SRI) and the University of the Seven Rays (USR) and assists in the role of Conference and Program Coordinator. Sheldon is a Member of the Board of MGI (Meditation Groups International), Inc. and Meditation Mount in Ojai, CA.
Professionally, Sheldon has served as an independent leadership and culture development consultant and Executive Coach. As the principal co-founder of Capricorn Consulting Group, for decades he has worked with high profile companies and organizations developing a team and whole system values-based approach to business. His mission has been to assist in the trans- formation of business and the development of soul inspired groups working for the awakening and betterment of humanity. Sheldon’s current interests include ‘Living the Teachings and Spiritual Livingness,’ building Soul-based Cultures, exploring Conscious Capitalism and celebrating the emergence of the many service groups and movements inspired by the Masters of the Wisdom.
He and his wife, Halina, are part of a worldwide community of active conscious servers working largely behind the scenes to support others in applying the wisdom teachings, and the values and principles that are the driving forces for the emergence of the new Aquarian culture and civilization.
After living seventeen years in Marin county, California, Sheldon now lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains with his wife, Halina, and their little cat person, Alcyone, aka, Little Lady. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heidi Rose Robbins
Building a Lighted House
An evening of Poetry with Andrew Heffernan and Heidi Rose Robbins
HEIDI ROSE ROBBINS is an esoteric astrologer, poet, podcaster, and leader of Radiant Life Retreats. As an astrologer, she has supported hundreds of men and women worldwide through major life transitions, spiritual crises and growth opportunities. Her podcast, The Radiance Project, combines her love of astrology, poetry and good company. At her Radiant Life Retreats, Heidi helps women and men live more expressive and courageous lives through counsel, poetry, writing and astrology. Her new book, Wild Compassion, was published at the end of 2018. She has shared original poetry (some of it featured in her 2013 collection, This Beckoning Ceaseless Beauty) at two TedX events in Los Angeles. She lives in Southern California with her husband and their two children. Contact: www.heidirose.com
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TUIJA ROBBINS, PH.D.E is an international teacher of the Ageless Wisdom and of Esoteric Ritual and Drama. She is the President and Director of the Northern Light Society and Northern Light Mystery School in Finland; a director and faculty member of the Morya Federation of Esoteric Schools of Meditation; a member of the Board of the Directors of the Seven Ray Institute and the University of the Seven Rays. She is co-founder with her husband, Michael Robbins, of the Serapis College of Music, Drama and the Ceremonial Arts. Tuija has also founded the Blue Rose Sisterhood (an occult order for women), the focus of which is to provide understanding of ceremonial work for the growth of spiritual light, offer guidance upon the Path for women and promote practical activity for the helping of children. Her spiritual background is in theosophy, but her interest covers all religions and mythologies. With twenty-five years of experience in the esoteric field, Tuija has carried spiritual inspiration to people of all ages and abilities. She uses her extensive knowledge and talent in white-magical process, ritual floor-work, choreography, dramatic-coaching and stage direction as she works with workshop participants to help them discover their highest spiritual potential. Her beautiful ceremonies and production have been presented at a number of international gatherings in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and in several countries in Europe.
For over twenty years she has created and conducted monthly full moon and weekly ceremonial services for preparing the Way for the Reappearance of the Christ through group invocation and distribution of the energies of the Spiritual Hierarchy to humanity. Much of her ceremonial work and teaching takes place in the beautiful ‘Temple of Silence’—a geometrically designed, octagonal temple located in her spiritual center in southern Finland. Tuija is focused at this time on the promised possibility that the Deva kingdom and Human Kingdom will achieve increased cooperation in the Aquarian Age and will eventually merge. She is presently writing a book on this subject based on her extensive experience with the Deva Kingdom. For years Tuija has prepared monthly letters on esoteric and mythological astrology and other esoteric subjects for the students in the Northern Light Mystery School. One of her prominent developing interests is the ‘Esoteric Art of Mandala’ as a way of synthesizing occult knowledge and meditative experience to assist individuals and groups to create sacred space ‘from within’. Contact: email@example.com
Joanna White has been a student of the Ageless Wisdom for nearly four decades. Professionally trained as a Special Educator working with severely aggressive Autistic adolescents in both classrooms and alternative wilderness programs. As a full-time volunteer, she, along with a small group of individuals founded a service based organization that offered four ‘hands-on projects’ including full-time hospice type care for the terminally ill; weekend respite care for children with developmental disabilities, mediation to resolve conflicts outside of the courts and a holistic program of health and wellness. These services were offered free of charge, by volunteers without paid staff. The project had its basis in the teaching of the Master DK/AAB and was recognized as one of President Bush’s Thousand Points of Light. Additionally, Joanna is a professional fiber artist offering her hand-painted silk Art to Wear in fine galleries in the Southeast.
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OLIVIA HANSEN is the President and Founder of both the Synthesis Foundation and the Spiritual Life TV Channel. She is a long-time teacher and life-long student of the Ageless Wisdom Teachings, focusing on the Trans-Himalayan teachings of Master Djwhal Khul , theosophy and a number of related streams of esoteric teachings. Part of her work is bridging the esoteric wisdom teachings to the awakening pubic. Olivia speaks on spiritual consciousness, synthesis and practical wisdom for spiritual living. She is a sponsor and curator of conferences and gatherings, and is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Group.
Through her Synthesis Foundation and other endeavors, Olivia advances Trans-Himalayan wisdom teachings, and initiatives to further spiritual consciousness and awareness in many fields including science, and projects for the well-being of humanity. Her Spiritual Life TV Channel features engaging videos that offer accessible and inspiring wisdom teachings from many spiritual traditions. The videos show how a person can live a more spiritual, fulfilled happy life.
Olivia has been lead sponsor and collaborator on many Dalai Lama events including Kalachakra for World Peace in Washington DC and the Dalai Lama’s World Peace Talk at the US Capitol, as well as Dalai Lama events in Atlanta, Bloomington, Chicago, New York, Louisville, and Boulder, CO. She collaborates with many spiritual teachers, progressive leaders and groups to help bring about growth of consciousness to create a more spiritual, beneficial world for all. She travels widely. www.SpiritualLifeTVChannel.com
Music for Peace: the Art of Balance
Agni Yoga is the art and science of balancing and synthesizing opposites. However, balance is often confused with the centrist bias of false equivalences and the lack of discernment between right and wrong silences (indifference).
The synthetic Yoga of Fire operates from the buddhic plane, where vortices of silence (sunyata) are created to widen rents within the veils of maya. This silent power of light-as-sound is used to prevent the appearance, to negate the quality and to destroy the life behind the seductive Egregor of Materialism obsessing Humanity.
Music is a good metaphor for harmonizing polarities. The musical third (Mother, Personality), mediating between the tonic (Father, Monad) and the dominant fifth (Son, Soul), is an apt metaphor for complementary opposites creating synthetic thirds emerging from their relationship. The median of the musical octave, the tritone, is also a good musical metaphor for creative tension.
Peace is not the appeasement of conflicting forces but rather the result of realigning them in right relation. This realignment often requires the destruction of old forms and evil habits, creating tension, crisis and the emergence of a new harmonic order out of the dissonant chaos.
José Becerra, MD, MPH, FACPM. Since his professional retirement, Dr. Becerra has become a full-time student of the four classical disciplines (Quadrivium) of number, geometry, music and cosmology applied to solve the problems of humanity. Since 1999, Dr. Becerra has devoted his esoteric work (https://www.ngsm.org/2017/home.html) to the study and practice of Agni Yoga, having recently translated the book Introduction to Agni Yoga by Vicente Beltrán-Anglada (https://agniyoga.info/). Dr. Becerra has worked along with the New Group of World Servers in the fields of government, medicine, international health and mathematical epidemiology (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jbecerramd/).
Mysticism and Four Keynotes of the New World Religion
Robert will begin by sharing a music video by the late-60s Austin band, The Thirteen Floor Elevators. ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ was written by the band’s friend, Powell St. John, and explores the mystical and initiatory paths that lead to the Kingdom Within.
In her seminal book, Mysticism: The Development of Humankind’s Spiritual Consciousness, Evelyn Underhill examines the 5 stages of the Way of the Mystic. These 5 major steps of the Mystical Way closely parallel the first 5 Initiations with their Christian nomenclature. This video presentation explores the first of these 5 mystical stages, Awakening, and the ways that it manifests in the lives of those who experience it.
Over the past 5 decades, Robert has researched 4 keynotes of the New World Religion which the coming World Teacher will found upon His imminent arrival. During the past 12 years, Robert has created 48 videos that pertain to these 4 keynotes of Death, Rebirth, Religion, and Initiation. In this presentation, he will introduce his work with these 4 keynotes as he seeks to help prepare the way for the Coming One, the New World Religion, and the Restoration of the Mysteries of Initiation.
Robert will conclude by sharing another music video by the Elevators, “Slip Inside This House”. This 8-minute anthem of the Ageless Wisdom reveals many elements of the 4 keynotes of the New World Religion. The words were written by the band’s founder, lyricist, and electric jug player, Tommy Hall, the first esotericist that Robert ever encountered, at age 17.
Robert J. Borel holds a B.A. in English (Univ. of Texas – Austin) and a M.A. in Interdisciplinary Consciousness Studies (John F. Kennedy Univ. – Pleasant Hill, CA). In 1987, he worked with Dr. Michael Robbins and others in founding the University of the Seven Rays. Robert served as a member of the Board and the Religion Faculty. He is currently an adjunct faculty member of the Morya Federation. Robert is a former Arcane School student and has taught the Ageless Wisdom for 5 decades.
Robert compiled Death: The Great Adventure (Lucis Publishing Company: NY, 1985), a compilation on conscious dying from the books of Alice Bailey. His video trilogy by the same name is on YouTube. Robert also created Initiation: Fire From Heaven, a 900-page compilation on initiation from the Bailey books (www.makara.us – Reference – “I” for “Initiation”).
The 4th Ray And A New And More Adequate Teaching
This presentation and workshop that follows will be based on a quote from Tibetan Master DK:
“First of all, the books were published, and they came out in ordered sequence and provide a body of teaching and of truth which will serve the needs of the coming generation. It is for my disciples to safeguard this presentation of truth during this century and to see to it that the books are sent forth steadily upon their mission, until they are finally superseded next century by a newer and more adequate teaching.” (DNA-II, 32)
It would be pretentious to imagine or think that any individual person or even group could fully grasp what the Tibetan had in mind with this profound statement. Only very advanced occult and esoteric groups might begin to approximate in some small way this prophetic statement and only after certain preliminary requirements were achieved. We have been told that in 2025 there will be a newer presentation of the Ageless Wisdom and it will be from the same tradition given to us by HPB and AAB.
All the 7 rays will contribute in some way to these new and more adequate revelations. In this presentation we will explore how the 7th and 4th rays will be of paramount importance.
DUANE CARPENTER’S primary interest in the last 40 years has been the study of the 7 rays as emanations of colored light and creative sound, his work with colored symbols is well known. He has also made many parallels between ancient Yogic traditions and new discoveries in the quantum sciences and electric astronomy and cosmology. His primary research at this time is based on this quote by the Tibetan found in A Treatise on Cosmic Fire.
If this Treatise serves no other purpose than to direct the attention of the more scientific and philosophical students to the study of force or energy in man and in groups, and to interpret man and the human family in terms of electrical phenomenon, much good will have been accomplished. The polarity of a man, of a group, and of a congery of groups, the polarity of the planets and their relationship to each other, and of one principle to another, the polarity of the subtler vehicles, and the scientific application of the laws of electricity to the totality on the physical plane will bring about a revolution upon the planet second only to that effected at the time of individualization”. (TCF 714)
Michael Star Crow
Discerning and Unfolding the Divine plan: Avoiding the Pitfalls of the Popularized Foci of World’s Problems
What led us to our current human crises? Why do we miss patterns and obvious universal messages? Are we seeing the unseen behind the polarized and popular problems of today? Why are we potentially fomenting the same concretization, that might need to be broken apart in the age beyond Aquarius?
As I observe, one of the greatest obstructions within the structures of light, is the lack of discrimination and discernment of root problems, and how so many fall into the same polarized and close mindedness, that have kept us in a loop for a lot of the Piscean age.
In the workshop I will briefly touch upon topics such as, how darkness was/is a manifestation/reaction to the ignorance and short sightedness of appointed light bearers. How lighted institutions have encouraged the expansion of practicing dark magicians. How the lack of practicality and the immersion in untested or questioned realities, has led to disillusionment and greater group glamor. How the division of men and women today, is a cooperative and mutual exercise between the sexes, to maintain polarity and separateness. How politics continues to become ever more corrosive, due to our inability to view the long game agenda, of the established authority in our governments. And how within groups aspiring to be illumined, we are structurally far worse in organization and cohesion than the darker forces are today.
The main goal is to re-calibrate our minds to focus on deeper core issues and to leave the surface level dialectic out of the solutions we manifest in the future. If we are unable to see the root and core of our world’s problem more clearly, we will likely only manifest systems to fight/dialog in controlled arenas, that are set up to distract and negate any effort we have, to establish a truly enlightened age in the future. Real pure discernment is a continuous release of previously held notions and the allowance of those concepts to be washed away, through open analysis and unifying, inclusive presence.
Michael Star Crow: Observer, Heart Connector, Futurist, Technologist, Student of Economics, Student of Soul consciousness and Student of human behavior. 7th Ray advocate and Bridge between the 6th and 7th Ray transfer of wisdom, authority and power.
Building a Lighted House
An evening of Poetry with Andrew Heffernan and Heidi Rose Robbins
ANDREW HEFFERNAN is an actor, author, and expert in physical culture. Onstage, some of his favorite roles have included title roles in Hamlet, Macbeth, and Henry V; Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire; and The Bastard in King John. On television, Andrew has appeared in Modern Family, JAG, and The Fugitive, and on film in Highway.
Andrew is also a guild-certified practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method®, and the author of dozens of article on health and fitness in magazines such as Men’s Health and Experience Life, where his work has won numerous awards. His book, The Exercise Cure, co-authored by Jordan Metzl and published by Rodale in 2013, spent several weeks on Amazon’s bestseller list.
Currently Andrew is at work on two new fitness books and a collection of short fiction. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Heidi Rose Robbins, and their two children, Kate and Dylan. firstname.lastname@example.org
David E. Hopper
Crisis of Perception – What does the 2025 Conclave Portend for Humanity?
Looking back at just the last 500 + years, Shamballa and Hierarchy have been influencing humanity through impulse and impression. Their influence, coupled with humanity’s free will, has brought great evolutionary change in the human psyche and civilization. Humanity is poised to take the next great step in evolution. This will largely involve the mind of man “waking up” by becoming conscious of his own consciousness and learning to be responsible for all he says and does. It is a time where mankind has the freedom to make decisions, which positively affect all humanity, and indeed all kingdoms from the personal needs of the individual to what the larger group humanity needs. This process has been underway for literally hundreds of years, but only in the last 100 + years has a pattern of spiritual progress begun to show.
After the Conclave of 2025, the Hierarchy will set a time for externalization and bring the next great phase of the teachings and curriculum for esoteric and occult training. For all this to happen, a major question for Them is around timing and about whether Humanity is ready for the great changes that are coming?
In this talk we will look at previous conclaves and the resultant change that occurred and examine tendencies and possible directions of where the evolution of Humanity is heading. Along this theme, the concept of the “continuity of consciousness” through the next dispensation or teaching will be discussed; possible influence(s) coming from the coming 4th Ray; the Ten Seed Groups, and how the work of the New Group of World Servers are aiding in this process.”
David Hopper has been a student of esotericism, also called the Ageless Wisdom, since 1980. He has presented to groups expressing various forms of the Wisdom Teachings in Arizona, California, Colorado, Washington and Russia. In 2009, he has completed esoteric studies with the Arcane School from the teachings of Alice Bailey and Helena Blavatsky.
Through the Lucis Trust , he has published articles on topics related to the Ageless Wisdom. In the last 5 years, he has published two books: “The Soul Source – A Primer for Living as a Soul” and “Subjective Influences of the 10 Seed Groups”. The Soul Source provides a clear insight into the nature of the Soul and setting up a Spiritual Practice. His book on the 10 Seed Groups provides insight on the primary groups that make up our civilization and their spiritual potential. He currently serves as a faculty member for the Morya Federation: http://www.moryafederation.net, an online Esoteric school, and makes presentations at the Seven Ray Conference in Chandler, AZ.
Humanity’s Invocative Cry
It is clear that humanity has entered into a period of profound evolutionary change. Whether considering the turmoil occurring within our political systems, the unimaginable implications of climate change, or the economic predicament we now face, it is evident that significant change is in the wind. The sum total of humanity’s suffering today represents the Cry of Humanity. And, it is within this cry that the power of invocative appeal loudly resounds. It is an invocation that can evoke a response from the Christ, as well as the individual soul— the Christ within each of us.
In this presentation, William Meader will deeply explore the nature of this transitional time in human history, and the role the New Group of World Servers (NGWS) play in support of it. They are the agents who have the soulful knowledge and insight necessary to lead humanity to its essential Oneness. William will also highlight various methods and techniques that will assist each of us to be better servants on behalf of humanity as we collectively walk the burning-ground that leads to a harmonious future for all.
WILLIAM MEADER is formally trained in The Esoteric Philosophy and has developed a reputation for his gifted communication abilities. His talents as a presenter have resulted in his being one of the most influential and respected teachers of the Ageless Wisdom. He is an international presenter of a wide variety of spiritual topics to audiences in Europe, the United Kingdom, the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand where he works to assist his students in the development of their higher minds. He is the author of ‘Shine Forth: The Soul’s Magical Destiny‘ as well as many published articles. He lives in Oregon and can be reached through his website at www.emergentlight.com
Duality, Non-Duality, and the Proper Relation Between the Pairs of Opposites
Both harmony and conflict take place between things that have separation from each other. Let’s explore the nature of and causes behind duality, differences, and discord, along with how energies and circumstances can be truly balanced within ourselves and the world. What is the Buddha’s “noble middle path” and how can we individually and collectively identify with and follow it?
Walter D. Pullen is a graduate of Morya Federation’s five-year Quest Universal program. He is the author of “Evolution of the Spirit: Our Journey Through the Universe”, and “The Labyrinth Oracle: Cards for the Spiritual Path”. He also authored the freeware esoteric astrology software “Astrolog”, and the maze generation program “Daedalus”, the latter of which is a literal metaphor for the turns and choices of our spiritual “Path”. He and his wife Jessica live in Edmonds, Washington. Walter’s website: http://www.astrolog.org
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