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One in Three and Three in THAT
One in Three and Three in THAT.
This concept is referenced in the triangular symbol of God’s manifestation as wisdom, which was incorporated in The Aetherius Society symbol following a 65-hour meditation by Dr. King in St. Mawes in Cornwall the previous year. Its full meaning would be explained in staggering and ground-breaking depth later in the Nine Freedoms by Mars Sector 6 in 1961.
It must also be what the Master Aetherius was alluding to in a transmission delivered on August 28th, 1960, after he gave his closing invocation for humanity to know that God dwells silently within them all:
May you be blessed in the name of the everlasting three principles.
It has nothing to do with the trinity which was invented hundreds of years after the Resurrection by the fathers of early Christianity to combine three beings in one divinity. This is a very unsatisfactory doctrine causing theological disputes to this day, yet it is interesting that a concept of God as one in three arose at all, even in this very limited form.
Thousands of years before the advent of Christianity, the Hindu religion had developed a trinity through the personalised forms of the gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.
Like the gods of ancient Egypt and Greece, the Hindu deities suffered from myth and superstition fed by the distortion of humanising and even animalising influences. As a result, they were later given attributes such as rage, lust, jealousy and so on, until their representation was so corrupted that their behaviour is closer to that of crazed humans than divine beings.
Despite this, behind the Hindu trinity – more so than the Christian doctrine – lay a great truth. Brahma was depicted as the creator which is how religions have generally seen God. To be specific it was the sun which, according to the Master Jesus, is the God of the Bible and the Brahma of the Hindu scripts. All life in this solar system was created by the sun and exists because of it, so that was a logical deduction in those days.
Vishnu represented preservation and was linked to the avatars who have visited Earth through the ages. This energy, which is love in its highest form, is crucial to its precursor, creation.
Perhaps most unexpected is the depiction of the third member of this triumvirate, Shiva, as the destroyer. On face value, this seems negative until the abstract meaning behind these three personifications is understood.
In a lecture on May 30th, 1961, on the Seventh Freedom Dr. King said:
Now, the ancient interpretation of progression was….creation, preservation, transmigration….nobody knows who gave this to the ancient Brahmins because it existed before even the Brahmins existed.
These were the three expressions then, but no longer because Mars Sector 6 made his momentous declaration in the Seventh Freedom that the third one is now transmutation.
Previously, whatever stood in the way of transmigration back to divinity would have been destroyed by that force given the identity of Shiva. If all matter was surplus to requirements, such a force would be needed to remove it – even if that be through suppression.
But now we know that it’s not. All life, including all matter, must be transmuted just as all experience must be mastered not shunned and all energy has to be risen not rejected.
We no longer need to personalise these forces, but if we did Shiva might be re-characterised as service rather than destruction – service given even in the darkest places to bring the light of transmutation to all life.
Because of the Twelve Blessings, we now have a concept of divinity which exceeds even the holy sun. We have learnt, for the first time, that the galaxy is a living intelligence. But, as Dr. King revealed in his lecture on the Seventh Freedom, even such a being as this cannot go back directly as a galaxy to God because it has not transmuted all matter.
A key statement is made about the Supreme Lords of Creation in the Eleventh Blessing that the greater part of them is not in manifestation, which means that this part must be one with its divine source. We are also told that they are the realizers of the potential and the potential itself, which came before creation.
Very significantly the functionality of these Intelligences is work, epitomising service at so elevated a level that it defies our comprehension. Yet, “work” is the word used by the Master Jesus. If that isn’t enough to get us out of our recumbent positions – or even our meditation postures – then what is?
But there is an aspect of divinity even greater than the Supreme Lords of Creation, for they work “as The Seven – round The One”. In the Twelfth Blessing these Seven, clearly the number in which they have chosen to manifest, are described by the Master Jesus as the “hearts” of the Absolute.
The One in the Centre – which it seems is even greater than them because they work around it – is described as the “brain” of the Absolute. This must be the nearest thing to God in manifestation.
Just as the Nine Freedoms alters and updates the teachings of the ancients in relation to the three forces which comprise divine evolution, so the Twelve Blessings expands the explanation given by the Rishis of old about God’s purpose.
This was originally described as the Outbreathing followed by the Inbreathing, sometimes given the names “manvantara” and “pralaya”. First came potential from which God saw fit to create manifestation – the Outbreathing. From this will come the return to God again free from manifestation – the Inbreathing.
In the Twelfth Blessing, a revelation is made which extends this. We are told that there is a stage which comes before potential described as “The Great Cause”. This was formed, as the Master Jesus instructs us, by the Absolute which was not at that stage even in a state of potential, never mind manifestation.
We could take the brain of the Absolute to be the manifested form of that which introduced The Great Cause, hence the Supreme Lords of Creation work around it. In a seminar delivered on January 31st, 1970, about the Initiation of the Solar System, Dr. King spoke about the Divine Creator which:
…has a form, a shape that we cannot even conceive. No good trying to talk about it. It’s no good even trying to think about it. It’s there, it exists. In what form? In what shape? Built out of what material? We have no idea and no conception, and neither have far greater people than us. And we will not have an idea or a conception of this – only in a fractional degree – not for millions and millions and billions of existences yet.
Nor can we realize the Great Cause at our stage of evolution. This, I believe, is what Mars Sector 6 refers to in the Seventh Freedom when he states that interplanetary masters begin to realize the “why of existence”.
Having said that, it may be that our enhanced understanding of divinity through these two sets of epoch-changing teachings, the Twelve Blessings and the Nine Freedoms, will provide the basis upon which such a realization might begin to dawn on those who inherit the New Age upon Earth.
We now know that this Great Cause is used by the Supreme Lords of Creation who are the Creators and Preservers of all manifestation. We also know that creation and preservation lead inexorably to the third force – the transmutation of all life, including all matter, up through every level back to its source.
These are concepts which take us further not only than any scripture of old, but even the revelations made by those who came before them. Gnani (wisdom), Raja (mind control) and Bhakti (devotion) are terrestrial yogas which are rightly respected and revered, but they are transformed by these cosmic teachings.
The highest and most important yoga now is Karma Yoga which is service which is work – if work is the way of the Supreme Lords of Creation, it has to be the way for all other life forms in manifestation which, somewhere in the lower reaches, includes us.
After all, we are all part of “The One Energy” which was described by a Lord of Saturn on November 23rd, 1957, as:
All in All and All in All That
About Richard Lawrence
Richard Lawrence is an international, bestselling author of 11 books, Richard Lawrence has frequently appeared on TV and radio internationally, and featured in numerous magazines and newspapers. Richard is the Executive Secretary of The Aetherius Society at the European Headquarters.
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