Ascended Masters and the Spiritual Hierarchy of Earth

Swami Vivekananda is one of the Ascended Masters

Swami Vivekananda is one of the Ascended Masters

On Earth we reincarnate in order to learn karmic lessons and thereby evolve spiritually. When we have mastered the cycle of reincarnation, we have a choice – to start a new cycle of experience on a more advanced planet, or to remain on Earth as Ascended Masters in order to help the rest of humankind. A person as advanced as this will make their choice according to what they know to be the right thing to do, not according to their own personal likes and dislikes.

The Spiritual Hierarchy of Earth / The Great White Brotherhood

The Ascended Masters comprise what is known as the “Spiritual Hierarchy of Earth,” also known as the “Great White Brotherhood,” though the latter is a potentially misleading name in that Ascended Masters are not all male, and not all white – in fact Caucasian Masters are in the minority. The term “white” refers to the type of magic used – a term which goes back at least to the ancient Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali (Chapter IV, verse 7).

It should however be noted that some non-ascended individuals are also in the Spiritual Hierarchy of Earth or are closely connected with it.

Why Ascended Masters don’t walk openly among us

Due to the karmic pattern of humankind as a whole, the Ascended Masters are not, by Divine Law, allowed to walk openly among us. We are not yet advanced enough to deserve this – and the world as a whole would not handle such a situation correctly. These beings deserve the utmost reverence and love, and should be treated virtually as Gods, whose every teaching should be obeyed to the letter without question. Were they to walk among us and be ridiculed, ignored or even attacked – this would simply make our karma even worse.

The abilities of Ascended Masters

An Ascended Master is effectively immortal. They do not physically age like we do, and when they do change their physical structures, which they may do at times, they do so consciously, and remain as adults throughout the process.

They have colossal powers. For example, an Ascended Master could sit in a blast furnace without being burned, and could cut a mountain in half using nothing but the power of thought. They also have tremendous powers of clairvoyance. But their most important attributes are their great wisdom – and compassion.

Where they are and what they do

Mt. Shasta

They live mainly beneath different mountains throughout the world, and have retreats in the following locations: Grand Teton, Mount Shasta and Castle Peak in the USA; Luxor in Egypt; Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania; Ben MacDhui in Scotland; the Andes; Sri Lanka; and the Himalayas. There are also other lesser retreats. Retreats specialize in different activities, for example the Ben MacDhui retreat specialises in monitoring all spiritual organisations throughout the world.

They also work with spiritual energy in various ways. For example, they have spiritual energy batteries, like we use in Operation Prayer Power, but no doubt of superior quality. Another example is a ritual known as “The Festival of Carrying the Light”, as described in Dr. King’s booklet of the same name, in which high quality spiritual energy is sent out as a blessing to the world.

One of their key roles is the performance of a Mission known as Operation Earth Light – which was devised by Dr. King but was too advanced for The Aetherius Society to be able to adequately perform. This Mission was designed to slowly release a part of the energy the Mother Earth received in her Primary Initiation on July 8th, 1964. This careful release is altering conditions on Earth in a gradual manner, so that as many people as possible can adjust to the higher vibrations of the coming new age. Through Operation Earth Light power is manipulated to the higher aspects of the Devic Kingdom (forces of nature) so that they can perform their function without having to use the discolored energies sent to them by the wrong thought of the mass of humanity.

The Ascended Masters are also involved at times in spiritual teaching, either directly to certain advanced individuals, or through a medium of some kind. However, this is much rarer than is often thought – and, sadly, there are many false claims. As a rule, Ascended Masters only contact very advanced people, and they always have a very good reason for doing so when they do.

The most important function of the Ascended Masters is simply being who they are and being on Earth. They affect the karmic balance of Earth very favorably, and Dr. King stated that he believed humankind would only last on Earth about three and a half days without them, because of the negative karma which would quickly befall us in their absence.

Examples of members of the Spiritual Hierarchy of Earth

The Lord Babaji – is the spiritual and political head of the Hierarchy, and unlike Count Saint Germain, the Master Saint Goo-Ling and others (see below), is a Cosmic Master rather than one of the Ascended Masters, which means that he is not from this Earth. He comes instead from the planet Saturn, which is the most advanced planet in this system. Dr. King has stated that he is the greatest Master who has ever come to Earth, and that he has been in the same physical body for 3000 million years. Some interesting stories about this Master appear in the book Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda which is highly recommended by The Aetherius Society.

The Lord Maitreya – a high-ranking member who is on the Inner Council of the Spiritual Hierarchy. He features prominently in ancient Hindu Vedic writings under the name Maitreya Rishi, and is the teacher of Count Saint Germain.

Saint Goo-Ling – though not well known like the Lord Maitreya, Saint Goo-Ling is nevertheless “Keeper of the Great Seal” and as such one of the most prominent members of the Hierarchy. He has spoken through Dr. King in trance on numerous occasions, often giving advice and instruction to members of The Aetherius Society, and introduces each of The Twelve Blessings and The Nine Freedoms. He has been in the same physical body for some 2000 years.

Count Saint Germain – is probably the most well-known Ascended Master because more than any other, to our knowledge, he has mixed with people who, from a spiritual perspective, are very ordinary, including European royalty. He did this, we are told, for 695 years – causing quite a stir, and there are numerous anecdotes about him, especially, it would seem, in France around the 17th and 18th centuries. Highly intelligent and charismatic, one of the most remarkable things which would have been noticed about him was that of course he did not age like we do. Various identities have been attributed to him, including, rightly or wrongly, Prince Rakoczy (also spelled Rákóczi), and Christian Rosenkreuz, the legendary founder of the mystical order of Rosicrucianism in the 15th century.

Swami Vivekananda – Dr. King stated that the great Indian yogi, Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902) is now an Ascended Master in the Spiritual Hierarchy. A yogi who combined deep spirituality with a commanding intellect, he was a leading disciple of the holy saint Sri Ramakrishna. He brought eastern wisdom to the west when he represented Hinduism at The World’s Parliament of Religions held in Chicago in 1893, in a speech as remarkable for its brilliant oratory as its profound message. He promoted the Vedanta philosophy in America, Britain and other parts of Europe, later returning to his native India, and died at the age of 39 years 5 months and 24 days, thus fulfilling his own prophecy that he would die before the age of 40.

Madame Blavatsky – Dr. King also revealed that Madame Blavatsky (1831-1891) is a member of the Spiritual Hierarchy, though we do not know whether or not she is actually an Ascended Master now. A controversial and colorful figure, she has, with some justification, been termed the “Mother of the New Age,” in deference to her paradigm-shifting contribution to spiritual thought in the 19th century. A central figure in the founding of the Theosophical Society in New York in 1875, she claimed contact with various advanced spiritual intelligences, known as “Mahatmas.” The exact spiritual status of these Mahatmas is unclear, but it would seem probable that they were either members of the Hierarchy, or closely connected with it, notable examples being those intelligences known as the Masters Morya and Kuthumi (also spelled Koot Hoomi).

Recommended reading

The Nine Freedoms

By Dr. George King

Operation Earth Light

By Brian Keneipp

Gods, Guides and Guardian Angels (2007)

By Richard Lawrence

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