34th International Conference
The New Group of World Servers:
Leading Humanity Towards Harmony, Beauty and Truth
Given the serious nature of COVID-19 expanding in the United States, the Board has decided to cancel our onsite Conference at the San Marcos Resort, Chandler, Arizona and TRANSFORM our Conference into an Online Event.
Registration is open! We look forward to seeing you online!
Michael Robbins, PhD.
President of the University of the Seven Rays, Presenter, Pre-Conference Astrology Workshop Facilitator
The New Group of World Servers: Leading Humanity Towards Harmony, Beauty and Truth
Analyzing the Names of the Fourth Ray Lord
Climbing the Mountain Whereon Form Dies
With Beauty Thou Hast the Light…
The Principles of Resolving Conflict
Building Peace Through the Gifts of the Seven Ashrams
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.
Board Member, Vice President
The Destined Harmony, Beauty and Truth Uniting the Angel and Human Kingdoms
Our Conference this year focuses on the Fourth Ray of Harmony, Beauty and Art (of Harmony Through Conflict). This is a Ray intimately related to both the Deva/Angel Kingdom and the Human Kingdom and is instrumental in bringing harmony between them. We shall concentrate on evoking that harmony which is so necessary in promoting a world in which right relations exist.
Some of the subjects for meditation and study will be as follows:
- Humanity and the Devas—Parallel Kingdoms.
- The Deva Kingdom’s gift to Humanity and Humanity’s gifts to the Deva Kingdom.
- The nature and function of diverse Angel Hierarchies
- Human and Deva Relations on the astral, buddhic and monadic planes.
- Angels/Devas in various Great Mythologies
- The various Rays which the Angel Kingdom and the Human Kingdom represent.
- Ceremonies as a means of promoting cooperation between the Angel and Human Kingdoms.
- The Devas/Angels working with various of the Masters of the Wisdom.
- Angels as representatives of Wisdom and Humans as representatives of Love.
- The coming Great Renaissance and the role of the Angel/Deva Kingdom in that Renaissance.
- All this, and more.
Every Year the participants in the Conference Ceremonial Workshop play a deeply significant role (a subjective role) in the Work of the Conference. This year will be no exception. Often behind the scenes, the Ceremonial Class prepares and sustains a deep spiritual atmosphere for the other participants and for all those to whom the Conference is Broadcast or Webinar.
Master Serapis & the Angel Kingdom
The Shroud of Turin and the Fourth Initiation
Peace On Earth – Summoning the Angels
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Board Member, Presenter
Agni Yoga – The Beauty of Fire and Truth
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
Board Member, Presenter
The Fourth Ray Leading the Way Into Aquarius
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: email@example.com
Presenter, Conference Sponsor
New Group of World Servers (NGWS): A UNITY EARTH Spiritual Journey to the Holy Land for United Nations Interfaith Harmony
We came from around the World as Delegates, we left as a Loving Family. We came to help heal the Waters with our blessings and to shine forth the Joy of Oneness, Peace and Right Human Relations in a land divided. There were over 90 of us: a Priest from the Vatican, an African Prince, a Middle East Sheik, an Ambassador, an American Indian Chief, heads of Peace Groups, Spiritual Groups, UN-NGOs, Christians, Muslims, Jews, Monks, Indigenous Religious Leaders, the head of the Parliament of World Religions, the head of the United Religions Initiative, Singers, Photographers and Filmmakers, Pilgrims from many nations all traveling together in Jordan, Palestine, and Israel to help encourage harmony and collaboration…and to learn more. EcoPeace was our guide, and we were supported by Global Meditators in esoteric and spiritual groups while Delegates held Ceremonies and anchored spiritual energy on the ground as we traveled from sacred site to sacred site. ~ Join Us at the Conference on a Journey of the Heart to the Holy Land with gorgeous pictures, music – and a Healing work of outer reality and a Hope that continues.
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, focusing on the Trans-Himalayan teachings of Master Djwhal Khul, theosophy and a number of related streams of esoteric wisdom. Part of her life work is bridging the esoteric teachings to the awakening public. Olivia speaks on spiritual awareness, 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 wisdom teachings and initiatives to further spiritual consciousness, as well as projects for the well-being of humanity. Her Spiritual Life TV Channel offers engaging videos that feature accessible and inspiring wisdom from many spiritual traditions. The videos show how a person can live a more spiritually 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
Heidi Rose Robbins
Board Member, Presenter, Pre-Conference Astrology Workshop Facilitator
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
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.
BL ALLISON is a retired Human Resources and Management Analyst who worked for the federal government for 38 years before retiring in 2012. She has been a student of the Alice Bailey books and Esoteric Astrology for over 20 years, and joined the faculty of the Morya Federation in 2010. She works with students in the Meditation Quest and Great Quest courses as well as the Path and Energy Quest Universal classes. She also facilitates a variety of Morya Federation student webinars, either hosting, co-hosting, or working behind the scenes. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Men of Goodwill
In this presentation we will look at Master DK’s Goodwill work from 1932 to 1950, a movement about which He said, “I have struggled to launch”. We will explore especially the “Men of Goodwill” work headed by Mildred K. Pugh (Alice Bailey’s daughter) and the “Technique’s of Goodwill” pamphlets she put together. In this regard, Master DK wrote to one of his Disciples:
“…Unitedly, when the right time comes, these groups must issue a great manifesto to the world—identical manifestos being issued in each country by all the groups who stand for world unity and goodwill. Thus they will make the word “goodwill” carry power throughout the planet, whilst the disciples and aspirants will, through their thought, make the word “unity” carry hidden power. Thus a vast band of men of goodwill will be working unitedly, yet independently, and there will be made available—in moments of world crisis—an organised, ready and world-wide public opinion of such strength and organisation that it cannot be ignored….This Mildred Pugh may some day, with your aid, help in organizing; you two together can greatly aid the goodwill movement which I have struggled to launch…”
Rose Bates from an early age was attracted to the Ageless Wisdom in the form of ritual and study. She started this journey as a child in the Rosicrucian Order, being privileged to have an active role in mystical ritual. During the crisis of adolescence, she deeply immersed herself in the works of Alice Bailey thereby finding a wider world view with meaning and purpose to life. During this time she also engaged in an investigation of Theosophy, Esoteric Tarot and Qabalah. Rose wants to see active expression of Soul Life become manifest in groups and individuals, where it can transform both minds and, more importantly, Hearts (the living Abundance of Self).
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/).
Kindling the Fires of Change | Creative Imperatives in a Burning World
As systems around us break down and the old makes way for the new, it’s becoming increasingly important for us to create ‘places of pause’ in which to replenish and regroup. Bayo Akomolafe invites us into a new consideration; ‘The times are urgent,’ he says, ‘let us slow down.’ Yes. We must slow down if we are to fall in love with our Earth again; we must slow down if we are to be fully present in our relationships with others; we must slow down in order to foster a duty of care that extends outwards in all directions. The Arts invite us back to the hearth and to heart-centered community. Their deeper purpose and magical directive is not to capture and fix our world into place but rather to open, liberate and celebrate it.
In this presentation Claire will speak into the dual themes of constructive and destructive fire; the ancient tradition of fire nests; the fires of creative imagination; the Iroquois notion of the Children’s Fire. She will share a new series of paintings prompted by the Australian bushfires, one of which portrays the Mother of the World as a female fire-fighter. A composite of divine feminine archetypes, this woman bears witness to the fires of transition and transformation. She keeps vigil and holds protective space; in her arms she carries the animals who suffered in the bushfires. She leans in towards us. ‘The times are urgent’, she whispers. ‘Let us slow down.’
Rekindling the Magic
This workshop will be an immersive experience. Participants will be invited to enter a space of rest and receptivity. We will listen to Italian composer Claudia Bombardella’s Il Risveglio—The Awakening—, allowing our hands and the heart’s intuition to lead us through a quietly transformative creative process. Beeswax will be provided as a modeling medium.
Claire Beynon is a South African-born artist, writer and interdisciplinary researcher living in Dunedin, New Zealand. In addition to her solo studio practice, she works collaboratively on a diverse range of projects with fellow artists, writers, scientists and musicians in NZ and abroad. She is actively involved in various creative and esoteric networks and founder-curator of Many as One, an Arts and Peace Initiative whose purpose is to foster on- and off-line networks of creative exchange. Music and being barefoot out in nature are essential pleasures; she sings with a cappella trio, Bird. www.clairebeynon.com and www.manyasonemao.com
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”).
Plenary and Workshop
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.
Revelation and the Intuition: Pathways Into Further Lights
DK tells us that it will be fourth ray types who will eventually reveal the true nature of the intuition, as a result of “their illusory glamorous fight in the world of appearances.” “Only when the light of reason is dimmed by the radiant sun of wisdom will all things be seen in their just proportions, and will forms assume their exact colors, and their numerical vibration be known.”* The intuition, we’re told, is the faculty whereby the Self recognizes its own essence in all forms. In this talk we will take a closer look at what the intuition is (and what it is not), what the intuition reveals, how we can develop the intuition through group work, what characterizes the life of one whose intuition is active, and how we can carry the impress of the intuition back into the three worlds of human endeavor in order to help bring forth the coming intuitional civilization. *Letters on Occult Meditation:252
Awakening the Intuition Through Symbolism and Art
Symbols act as portals between the visible world and the inner spiritual realities. DK tells us that studying symbolism awakens dormant brain cells around the pineal gland, which stimulates the intuition, clearing a path from soul, to mind, to brain. This, in turn, allows us to apprehend the subjective beauty and harmony that pervades all life. Patanjali says, “This power to interpret symbols ever precedes true revelation.” In this interactive talk, using original art and illustrations to help clarify specific examples, we’ll together consider how we can sensitize our awareness through a felt identification with the qualitative aspect of symbols, allowing us to penetrate the symbolic realms, and reveal the living ideas they mask.
Francis Donald is a professional artist, musician, and a faculty member of the Morya Federation. He offers two ongoing monthly webinars: one on the Secret Doctrine, the other on The Secret Teachings of All Ages, both available to all through moryafederation.com. After decades of working as a professional musician and representational artist, Francis began painting esoteric subject matter, including a series on the astrological signs. His artwork has appeared in numerous books and publications.
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ELENA DRAMCHINI has been a student of the Ageless Wisdom for 35 plus years with a primary focus on Astrology in all its levels of expression. Expanding her in-depth knowledge of esoteric astrology (the astrology of the Soul), she turned to specializing in the determination of achieved levels of Consciousness of an individual’s stage on the Path and where he/she stands in the Initiation process. The Tibetan Master DK’s instructions to His disciples in the two volume set, Discipleship in the New Age (DNA I-II), were her inspiration and provided a rich resource for her initial experimental work in these areas of study. In 2003, Michael Robbins offered her the opportunity to take her work on the DNA disciples further, which began a collaboration to deepen their understanding of these early disciples and the Path of Discipleship. Their work can be found on the Makara.us website. In 2013, Elena resumed this work and began offering an ongoing webinar series on the Tibetan’s disciples through the lens of esoteric Astrology, the Rays, the etheric centers, meditation, group work, stages on the path, the Initiatory process and the qualities to develop, and the obstacles and struggles to overcome that lead to true Soul victories and achievements when applying the wisdom teachings. The astro-rayological approach offers all modern students a comparative analysis for deepened study, scientific understanding and Soul unfoldment. Recordings of these webinars can be found here on Makara. Elena is a professional astrologer and a regular facilitator in the pre-conference Astrology Seminars for the annual international SRI/USR conferences in the U.S. She is also a faculty member and head of The Path courses in the Morya Federation Esoteric School of Meditation. After living 38 years in London, she moved to Slovakia, her country of birth where she continues her work and service. Email: email@example.com
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
World Conflict and Division Today— a Fourth Ray Phenomenon
Humanity is primarily governed by the 4th Ray and Scorpio. Is it any wonder then, that the way we strive for harmony on Earth is through conflict? It has always been this way as history shows. In this talk, Leoni gives an overview of the conflict present in humanity today, what it means in the wider context and for the Spiritual Plan.
Esoteric Astrology and Healing: the Influence of the Fourth Ray on our Psychology, and Problems Resulting from its Misuse
In this workshop, Leoni describes how the effects of the 4th Ray of Harmony through Conflict– the ray that rules humanity and the minds of many people on earth conditions our psychology and contributes to mental disorders. Famous 4th Ray type-people will be included to aid understanding. The 4th Ray method of Healing will also be discussed.
Leoni Hodgson has studied widely in the field of esotericism including with the Theosophical Society, Co-Freemasonry and University of the Seven Rays. In astrology she has the PMAFA Certificate (Professional Member of the American Federation of Astrologers). From the USR she has degrees in esoteric psychology and philosophy and the Esoteric Healing Certificate (INEH). She practises ongoing Raja Yoga meditation, mind training techniques and currently facilitates the Brisbane Goodwill Centre in Brisbane, Australia.
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.
City as a Person
with Olga Pashinina, Ph.D.
As a prelude to understanding the group-consciousness of countries we look at the conscious development of Cities. This presentation covers some of the field work of the Universal Synthesis Academy, carried out for more than 20 years. It includes theoretical and methodological materials, as well as reports on two case studies Saratov, Russia and Toronto, Canada. One of the directions of the Academy’s work is the development of a new method of culturological urban studies, namely, considering a city not just as a single administrative cultural unit, but as a holistic living person.
An important methodological basis for this work is the concept of urban studies, developed by a notable Russian historian I. M. Greaves at the turn of the twentieth century. He considers a city as a living collective personality with its own biography, history, character and soul. The method of exploring the city, introduced into the practice of local history by the Greaves school, got the name of ‘scientific-excursive’. We also examine the astrology, rays and a hypothesis for the chakras of each city.
THE SHADOW EFFECT… Redeeming Humanity’s Shadow
with Eva Smith
This talk asks the question how do we, as members of the New Group of World Severs confront and redeem the Planetary Shadow? By looking at the individual shadow we glean insights into how to address the planetary shadow. The 4th ray presents the opportunity for harmony through conflict and the ultimate conflict is between the Angel and the Dweller and in planetary terms it is the current and accelerating conflict between the Forces of Light and the Forces of Materialism. It’s about the opposites – the dark vs. the light. The members of the New Group of World Servers are the forefront of this conflict. But what methods or approaches are effective in dealing with the shadow side of Humanity?
This talk explores the application of methods from individuals to groups, nations and humanity as a whole. In psychotherapy, the shadow is referred to as the “repressed unconscious” – repressed because we’ve pushed or “pressed” it out of our awareness, and unconscious because we’re not aware of it. It is not part of conscious self-image; what we have spent most of our lives trying to escape or deny. But what represents a group or national shadow issue and how do we address these issues collectively in order to redeem the shadow side? What happens when we do redeem a component of the shadow, what is the result and how does this lead us forward to Harmony, Beauty and Truth? This talk will help bring a greater awareness and understanding of the redemptive process on multiple levels.
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Freda Kemp is a long-time student of Ageless Wisdom studying with the Center for Esoteric Studies and an instructor and mentor with the Morya Federation since its inception. For the past five years she has been studying with Tetrada, Ashram School of the Four Rays of Aspect in Russia. She has written a short booklet– The Spiritualization of Money – A Great Spiritual Asset. Ms. Kemp spoke on this topic at the 2019 Conference and is back again in 2020. She leads regular full moon meditations at her home in Toronto, Canada. Prior to her recent retirement she was a sponsorship and fundraising specialist with the City of Toronto.
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Olga Pashinina has her Ph.D. in Art History. Olga is Chair of the Universal Conceptology Department, Tetrada, Ashram School of the Seven Rays of Aspect in Russia.
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Eva Smith has been teaching and empowering students since the late 1980’s. Eva brings clarity, understanding and the ability to make the Teachings practical. Psychology and astrology are the emphasis. Teaching in the U.S. and Canada for over 25 years has given Eva an ability to relate and connect with her students. Eva radiates warmth, friendliness and excitement.
Eva holds a Ph.D.E. in Advanced Esoteric Sciences from the USR, an alternative university in the USA. She was a cofounder of the Centre for Esoteric Studies in Toronto which operated from 1988 to 2006. Presently, Eva continues to teach on line for the university, which is a global university with students from all over the world.
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PETER KUBASKA’s exposure to Buddhism started at age 7 (living in Japan age 6-10), with Yoga practice at age 9. Studies continued through the Indian Schools of Philosophy and Zen Buddhism, and followed on to focus on Tibetan Buddhism in his teens forward. His Root Guru is Dodrupchen Rinpoche, whose predecessor is mentioned by H.H. the Dalai Lama in his book Dzogchen; his mentors are Tulku Thondup and Gyatrul Rinpoche.
A student of Theosophy from high school, and then of Alice Bailey since studying with astrologer Isabel Hickey of Boston (1967-80), Teaching Fellow in Astrology and Herbal Medicine at Goddard College (1970-74), Past President of the Theosophical Society in Boston (1993-98), he was fortunate to attend the first SRI Conference in Ridgewood NJ in 1987. Peter has written six books for prior SRI Conferences — Heliocosms and Esoteric Astrology: Spiral-Cyclic Motion Positions in the Astrological Chart; The Venus [Heliocosm] Diary; The Jupiter Key and Diary; America: A Reference Archive of Foundational Events; Destiny of the Nations Revisited Vol.1; and Mars Heliocosm Transits. email@example.com
The Aquarian Renaissance
The Aquarian Renaissance (continued)
Phillip Lindsay has been a student and teacher of the ageless wisdom, esoteric astrology and esoteric history for over thirty years – self-employed as an astrological counselor.
Phillip is the author of fourteen books on these subjects. His website, esotericastrologer.org, is dedicated to showcasing the leading thinkers in the world today on Esoteric Astrology and the Seven Rays.
Phillip’s main method of disseminating Esoteric Astrology and the Ageless Wisdom is through his monthly newsletters – sent out continuously for the last fifteen years, on every full moon festival, in several language translations.
Phillip’s long term project is the ongoing “The Hidden History of Humanity” series of books and videos. This is an area where many significant breakthroughs have been made, taking him to many countries, investigating and filming ancient megalithic sites that are the remnants of ancient civilisations.
The Hidden History of Humanity video was released in 2017, enjoying several million views in its first year. Phillip’s voluminous new book, “Unveiling Genesis: Mysteries of the Rootraces and Cycles” (2017) is an extensive update of the original The Hidden History of Humanity book and a good companion to the video.
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
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HG MOSES is the director of the Institute of Harmonic Science, a 501c3 educational organization in Phoenix, AZ dedicated to the physics and metaphysics of vibration. He is a member of the Mind-Body Department at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, and a partner in Harmonic Research and Design, LLC – a company which develops devices which utilize Harmonics for health and wellness. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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NIKLAS NIHLÉN. A PhD.E candidate in Esoteric Philosophy, MSE in Esoteric Psychology, Esoteric Astrologer, teacher, author and researcher, Niklas serves as faculty member with the University of the Seven Rays.
Author of The Unseen Planets, Islands of Celestial Waters, and the forthcoming Cosmic Mystery, Niklas strives to reveal a more complete point of view within the vast field of astro-rayological cosmology by identifying the greater Lives and the underlying archetypal patterns of the Cosmos that are foundational to the Science of Astrology. The restoration of the Science of the Heavens to its original beauty involves an understanding of extra-zodiacal constellations, stars, rays and planets with their relation to man, making possible the establishing of humanity’s place on the Great wheel of Life in a more living and conscious way. Niklas offers astrology readings and consults utilizing the ancient wisdom and the new esoteric techniques that identify true soul intentions and the way to manifest them in life. Niklas is also a highly regarded and experienced teacher of Esoteric Astrology and Esoteric Psychology and offers courses, presentations and webinars on these subjects. Niklas is a former Soccer player and IT-consultant, has two children and lives in Helsingborg, Sweden.
The Harmonic System of Nations
The Harmonic System of Nations Continued
Antonella Nobilio will be the presenting on behalf of the Planetary System Project (TPS). She has been a researcher of Ageless Wisdom Teachings for the last 28 years, focusing on work of Alice Bailey, Helena Blavatsky and Helena Roerich.
Since 1991, Antonella has been part of an esoteric 3rd-7th Ray group currently organized as an international ‘system of systems’. This group works as a free Order that includes 49 functions and functionaries and is based on a hierarchical and harmonic model of nature. The research of this system focuses primarily on the formulation of methods to support the embodiment of the Divine Plan on our planet through study and application within the following disciplines: the Platonic Art of thinking, the Pythagorean science of harmonics applied to the Seven Rays, the science of Cycles, and the science of heliocentric and geocentric Astrology. http://blog-en.theplanetarysystem.org/
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
Jimena Leiva Roesch
Global Movements Building Cultures of Peace
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Iris Spellings is a lifelong student of the Ageless Wisdom. Her background is that of an accomplished artist. Today her creativity is directed towards helping to realize the Culture of Peace and working with the United Nations.
She is a representative for Peace Through Unity, an accredited NGO with the UN Department of Global Communications, and a founding member of the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace.
She currently serves on the Council of the Spiritual Caucus at the UN, and on the Advisory Board of the Source of Synergy Foundation.
Her focus is directed toward helping to realize the Culture of Peace—a Culture of Heart.
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Living the Spiritual Laws: A Primer, with Focus on the Number Four
As we proceed through our incarnated lives, we find ourselves subject to various rules, regulations, and laws that have been created by humankind covering all facets of our daily activities. We probably have no conception of the requirements and penalties for the vast majority of these rules and regulations. And yet, we are also subject to a hierarchy of spiritual laws, again, most of which we know little or nothing.
In the outer world, we are told that ‘ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking it.’ How much more might this be applicable to spiritual laws? Might knowing and living these laws lead to greater service and freedom? In this interactive workshop environment, we will discuss and discover the nature of spiritual laws, their hierarchical structure, some of those laws specifically related to the number four, perhaps touching on the planes of consciousness and astrological influences, and how we might live more in harmony with these laws while serving in a world undergoing great changes while preparing for the Age of Aquarius. We are told in Fiery World I, that “the realization of these laws alone will mitigate the malice of enmity.”
Michael Stacey as a personality is a graduate of the Morya Federation Quest Universal program, Mentor, Faculty Member, and Staff Member. As a Soul, Michale Stacey is a student of Life for untold incarnations. Seeks to be useful to the Spiritual Hierarchy, particularly in the field of education, and in promoting an inclusive middle way between extremes. This is not neutrality, but a positive stand promoting liberty, freedom, and the opportunity for all to move forward on their own spiritual path.
Ron Thurlow, Ph.D.
Human Consciousness and Deva Intelligence
Understanding the relationship between the Human and Deva Kingdom through the second and third principles of metaphysical teaching — Consciousness and Form. Attention will be given to the role of human consciousness and deva intelligent substance in God’s evolutionary plan.
Translating archaic metaphysical terms and esoteric concepts regarding theDeva Kingdom, found in the teachings of the Ageless Wisdom, into today’s language.
Spiritual and meditation practices that assist us in working consciously with the Deva Kingdom to create more functional physical, psychological and spiritual forms. When devas are directed to create finer and healthier forms with their intelligent substance, human consciousness can more clearly reflect the soul’s intention.
Dr. Ron Thurlow’s life work is to help people understand and realize their own inner spiritual truth. In 1986, Ron Thurlow received a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology and became licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 1989. He receive a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2005 from the California Institute for Human Science in Encinitas.
In 1990, Dr. Thurlow began to work with homeless people who were suffering with severe mental illness — first as an outreach worker for San Diego County Mental Health, and later as the Director of Mental Health Housing with a nonprofit agency, and finally as Homeless Services Administrator for the City of San Diego. His extensive experience in direct service, as well as administration, has given Ron an inclusive perspective. Ron appreciates that dedication to human service, in all its forms, is a clear indication of spiritual evolution.
After 30 years as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, Dr. Thurlow retired, and in late 2018 he moved to South Carolina. Ron Thurlow has been a student of metaphysics and esoteric teaching for more than 40 years. Ron found that by merging his understanding of psychology with his knowledge of abstract metaphysical principles, he could create methods for individuals to transform painful and dysfunctional psychological patterns. Ron wrote his new book, “Humans, Angels and Visions,” by integrating principles from the Ageless Wisdom with his own visionary experiences and the psychological skills he uses to help people navigate their spiritual path.
The Art of Living: The Art of Navigating Crisis
Rendezvous with Destiny: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Crisis Navigator
L. Vann, is a longtime student of the Ageless Wisdom, working to bring the spirit of goodwill and right human relations into the world of conscious business. She served for 30 years with educational and NGO institutions, including 12 years as the principal of a school that evolved — and eventually implemented — the World Core Curriculum in International and Peace Education developed by Robert Muller, former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Topics of civil society, civic virtue and character education, civic engagement and citizenship, propel her forward to bridge the Ageless Wisdom ideas and ideals, with the daily, practical service of business and community participation. To this end she is publishing a book offering these ideas for parents and families, educators, schools, and students of the ageless wisdom.
The Electric Bridge
The Gateway of Liberation
Justin Wilkinson is a lifetime student of the Ageless Wisdom and has been working professionally in the world of video production for over a decade in Los Angeles. In that time, he has also created the YouTube channel Monadic Media, which has over 100 videos and accumulated over 10 million views since its launch in 2009. The purpose of the channel is to present the ageless wisdom through the new medium of multimedia, while utilizing the methods of color and sound to help awaken to intuition. His latest work includes the new series, The Electric Bridge and the Gateway of Liberation. Both of which will be presented at the 2020 USR conference.
Justin’s email: email@example.com
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/xavier8699
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