Ascended Masters

Ascended Masters

The Master Jupiter and the Seven Masters of the Seven Rays and Djwal Khul are depicted as living in far away parts of Earth such as the Himalaya Mountains or Tibet, but they have paranormal abilities and are able to teleport, levitate and travel at will on the spiritual planes. The other higher beings are depicted as living in higher spiritual planes.

  • Sanat Kumara

    According to the post-1900 publications of Theosophy, i.e. the writings of C. W. Leadbeater, Alice A. Bailey, and Benjamin Creme, as well as the Ascended Master Teachings of Guy Ballard, Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Geraldine Innocente, Joshua David Stone, as well as other Ascended Master Teachings teachers, Sanat Kumara is an “advanced being” at the tenth level of initiation who is regarded as the Lord or Regent of Earth and of humanity, and the head of the Spiritual Hierarchy of Earth. It is believed by these authors that he is the founder of the Great White Brotherhood, which is composed of Ascended Masters and volunteers from other worlds who have joined together to advance spiritual evolution on Earth. Sanat Kumara is the governing deity of Earth believed to dwell in Shamballah. Originally from the etheric plane of the planet Venus, which is believed by Theosophists to harbor a civilization hundreds of millions of years in advance of Earth. Sanat Kumara is at the ninth level of initiation.
  • Three Pratyeka Buddhas

           A Pratyekabuddha or Paccekabuddha, literally “a lone buddha,” “a buddha on their own” or “a private buddha,” is one of three types of enlightened beings according to some schools of Buddhism. The other two types are the Śrāvakabuddhas and Samyaksambuddhas. Pratyekabuddhas are said to achieve enlightenment on their own, without the use of teachers or guides, according to some traditions by contemplating the principle of dependent arising. They are said to arise only in ages where there is no Buddha and the Buddhist teachings are lost. Many may arise at a single time. Unlike Supreme Buddhas, their enlightenment is not foretold. Some schools assert that pratyekabuddhas are not omniscient, while others say that they are the same (in realization) as Bodhisattvas, but do not have the will to teach the entire Dharma. The Mahayana schools considered the Pratyekabuddhas to be self-centered and contrasted them unfavorably with the Bodhisattva. According to the Theravada school, after rediscovering the path on their own, Paccekabuddhas are unable to teach the Dhamma, which requires the omniscience and supreme compassion of a Sammasambuddha and even He hesitates to attempt to teach. Pratyekabuddhas do give moral teachings, but do not bring others to enlightenment. They leave no saṅgha as a legacy to carry on the Dharma. Pratyekabuddhas appear as teachers of Buddhist doctrine in pre-Buddhist times in several of the Jātakas. The experiences and enlightenment verses uttered by Pratyekabuddhas are narrated in the Khaggavisāna-sutta of the Sutta Nipāta. The yāna or vehicle by which pratyekabuddhas achieve enlightenment is called the pratyekayāna, the “on-one’s-own vehicle,” in Mahayana tradition.
  • Gautama Buddha

           Siddhārtha Gautama was a spiritual teacher who founded Buddhism. In most Buddhist traditions, he is regarded as the Supreme Buddha (P. sammāsambuddha, S. samyaksaṃbuddha) of our age, “Buddha” meaning “awakened one” or “the enlightened one.” The time of his birth and death are uncertain: most early 20th century historians dated his lifetime as 563 BC to 483 BC, but more recent opinion dates his death to between 486 and 483 BC or, according to some, between 411 and 400 BC. Some of the inscriptions found from Orissa make historians believe that Buddha was born in a village Kapileswara near Bhubaneswar, Odisha based on many evidences including the Ashokan inscriptions. Based on archeological evidences and inscriptions, Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal. He later taught primarily throughout regions of eastern India such as Magadha and Kośala. Gautama, also known as Śākyamuni (“Sage of the Śākyas”), is the primary figure in Buddhism, and accounts of his life, discourses, and monastic rules are believed by Buddhists to have been summarized after his death and memorized by his followers. Various collections of teachings attributed to him were passed down by oral tradition, and first committed to writing about 400 years later. He is also regarded as a god or prophet in other world religions or denominations, including Hinduism, Ahmadiyya Islam and the Bahá’í faith.
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  • Maha Chohan Rogoczy

           The Maha Chohan is the head, or hierarch, of the seven chohans of the rays. His name means “the Great Lord,” which is an office in the hierarchy of the Great White Brotherhood. He embodies the white light of the seven rays and teaches the balance and integration of these rays through the eighth ray. He also teaches that true love carries every other virtue and every other point of God-mastery. The Maha Chohan is a representative of the Holy Spirit to earth and her evolutions. He initiates souls in the secret chamber of the heart and helps them prepare to receive all nine gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, discernment of spirits, speaking in tongues and interpretation of tongues. Because of his pledge to all mankind to keep the flame until they are able, he is sometimes called the “Keeper of the Flame.” The retreat of the Maha Chohan is located over Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, an island in the Indian Ocean. His embodiment in ancient Greece as the poet Homer gives us some insight into this “human” personality. In his epic the Odyssey, Homer steps into the role of Odysseus when he tells the story of three people: his twin flame, the Greek goddess Pallas Athena, who is an Ascended Lady Master; his soul mate, Penelope; and himself.
  • Chakshusha Manu
    Chakshusha Manu is the progenitor of the Atlantean root race millions of years ago in Lemuria.
  • Vaivasvatu Manu

           In Theosophy, the “Vaivasvatu Manu” is one of the most important beings at the highest levels of Initiation of the Masters of the Ancient Wisdom, along with Sanat Kumara, Gautama Buddha, Maitreya, the Maha Chohan, and Djwal Khul. According to Theosophy, each root race has its own Manu which physically incarnates in an advanced body of an individual of the old root race and physically progenerates with a suitable female partner the first individuals of the new root race.
  • Maitreya

           Maitreya (Sanskrit), Metteyya (Pāli), or Jampa (Tibetan), is foretold as a future Buddha of this world in Buddhist eschatology. In some Buddhist literature, such as the Amitabha Sutra and the Lotus Sutra, he or she is referred to as Ajita Bodhisattva. Maitreya is a bodhisattva who in the Buddhist tradition is to appear on Earth, achieve complete enlightenment and teach the pure dharma. According to scriptures, Maitreya will be a successor of the historic Śākyamuni Buddha. The prophecy of the arrival of Maitreya references a time when the Dharma will seem to be forgotten on Jambudvipa. It is found in the canonical literature of all Buddhist sects (Theravāda, Mahāyāna, Vajrayāna) and is accepted by most Buddhists as a statement about an event that will take place when the Dharma will seem to be forgotten on Earth.
  • Djwal Khul

           Djwal Khul is believed by some Theosophists and others to be a Tibetan disciple in the tradition of ancient esoteric spirituality known as The Ageless Wisdom tradition. The texts describe him as a member of the ‘Spiritual Hierarchy,’ or ‘Brotherhood,’ of Mahatmas, one of the Masters of the Ancient Wisdom, defined as the spiritual guides of mankind and teachers ancient cosmological, metaphysical and esoteric principles that form the origin of all the world’s great philosophies, mythologies and spiritual traditions. According to Theosophical writings, Djwal Khul is said to work on furthering the spiritual evolution of our planet through the teachings offered in the 24 books by Alice A. Bailey of Esoteric Teachings published by The Lucis Trust; he is said to have telepathically transmitted the teachings to Bailey and is thus regarded by her followers as the communications director of the Masters of the Ancient Wisdom.
  • Master Rakoczi (St. Germain)

           The Count of St. Germain has been variously described as a courtier, adventurer, charlatan, inventor, alchemist, pianist, violinist and amateur composer, but is best known as a recurring figure in the stories of several strands of occultism, particularly those connected to Theosophy and the White Eagle Lodge, where he is also referred to as the Master Rakoczi or the Master R and as one of the Masters of the Ancient Wisdom, is credited with near god-like powers and longevity. Some sources write that his name is not familial, but was invented by him as a French version of the Latin Sanctus Germanus, meaning “Holy Brother.”
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  • Master Jesus

           The Master Jesus in Theosophy and the Ascended Master Teachings, refers to the theosophical concept of Jesus as opposed to the Jesus Christ of the Christian religion.
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  • Hilarion

           The Master Hilarion, in the teachings of Theosophy is one of the “Masters of the Ancient Wisdom” and in the Ascended Master Teachings is one of the Ascended Masters, also collectively called the Great White Brotherhood. He is considered to be the Chohan (Lord) of the Fifth Ray.
  • Serapis Bey

           Serapis Bey, sometimes written as Serapis, is regarded in Theosophy as being one of the Masters of the Ancient Wisdom; and in the Ascended Master Teachings is considered to be an Ascended Master and member of the Great White Brotherhood. He is regarded as the Chohan (or Lord) of the Fourth Ray. C.W. Leadbeater wrote that Henry Steele Olcott was given occult training by Serapis Bey when his own master, Morya, was unavailable. A series of alleged letters from Serapis to Olcott encouraging him to support Blavatsky in the founding of The Theosophical Society were published in the book Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom. Serapis or Sarapis is also a Graeco-Egyptian god. He was invented during the 3rd century BC on the orders of Ptolemy I of Egypt as a means to unify the Greeks and Egyptians in his realm. The god was depicted as Greek in appearance, but with Egyptian trappings, and combined iconography from a great many cults, signifying both abundance and resurrection. His cult was spread as a matter of deliberate policy by the Ptolemaic kings, who also built a splendid Serapeum in Alexandria. Serapis continued to increase in popularity during the Roman period, often replacing Osiris as the consort of Isis in non-Egyptian temples. The destruction of the Serapeum by a mob led by the Patriarch Theophilus of Alexandria in 389 is one of the key events in the downfall of ancient paganism, and the cult ceased to exist with the abolition of paganism in 391 AD.
  • Paul the Venetian

           Paul the Venetian is one of the “Masters of the Ancient Wisdom” in the teachings of Theosophy and is regarded as one of the ascended masters in the Ascended Master Teachings (also collectively called the Great White Brotherhood). He is regarded as the Master of the Third Ray. It is believed that his final life was his incarnation as the artist Paolo Veronese (1528-1588), after which he is said to have become an Ascended Master.
  • Kuthumi (Koot Hoomi)

           The Master Kuthumi, sometimes spelled Koot Hoomi, Kut Humi, rarely Kut-Hu-Mi, Master K.H., or simply K.H. in Theosophy, is regarded as one of the “Masters of the Ancient Wisdom.” According to Theosophy, Kuthumi is considered to be one of the members of the Spiritual Hierarchy called the Masters of the Ancient Wisdom which oversees the development of the human race on this planet to higher levels of consciousness. In the Ascended Master Teachings, Kuthumi is one of the Ascended Masters who collectively make up the Great White Brotherhood. Kuthumi is also known as a Mahatma and is regarded as the Master of the Second Ray.
  • El Morya Khan

           Morya, one of the “Masters of the Ancient Wisdom” spoken of in modern Theosophy and in the Ascended Master Teachings is considered one of the “Ascended Masters.” He is also known as the “Chohan of the First Ray.” Morya first became known to the modern world when H. P. Blavatsky declared that he and Master Koot Hoomi were her guides in establishing the Theosophical Society. Blavatsky wrote that Masters Morya and Koot Hoomi belonged to a group of highly developed humans known as the Great White Brotherhood. Although Master Morya’s personality has been depicted in some detail by various theosophical authors, critics point out that there is little evidence that Blavatsky’s Masters, including Morya, ever existed. There being a dearth of material evidence to prove anything with certainty, this article focuses on presenting the narratives about Morya given by various believers in his existence, beginning from the time of his alleged contacts with 19th century theosophists.
  • Master Jupiter

           Lives in India who is involved with overseeing the people, government, and development of India. He is at the fifth level of initiation.
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