The New Age

(1) The new age, with its peculiar civilisation and culture, will be brought into manifestation, through the collaboration of the well-intentioned many, responsive increasingly to the good of the whole, and not of the individual; they are the idealistic but practical thinkers, influenced by the pattern of things to come, and the world disciples, impressed by the plans and under the instruction of the Hierarchy, which is directing and controlling all.

(2) When humanity is assured of divinity and of immortality, and has entered into a state of knowledge as to the nature of the soul and of the kingdom in which that soul functions, its attitude to daily life, and to current affairs will undergo such a transformation, that we shall verily and indeed see the emergence of a new heaven and a new earth.

(3) You will note that so strenuous is the work of breaking down national group isolation and separativeness, that it takes the united energies of three groups of workers, to bring about the desired results. The seven groups of workers are organised therefore as follows:

1. In the department of politics …. First, sixth, and seventh rays.

2. In the department of religion …. Second and fourth rays.

3. In the department of education …. Third and fifth rays.

Do not forget that, though the work is being carried forward in three fields of human thought and activity, the net result is one directed effort towards the production of synthesis, and a great preparatory drive towards a revelation of such wonder, that I cannot yet detail it. Recognition of its truth is dependent upon inner growth and illumination, and this growth is being speeded up, leading to an easier recognition of that which is on the way. Remember, revelation seldom comes along the expected lines. There will be a pouring in of light upon mankind, which will alter his conditions of living, change his outlook upon world affairs, and inaugurate a new age, which will be distinguished by an aptitude for group synthesis and co-operation, and by new mental powers, leading to a re-orientation of the mind, so that it can function with equal facility in two directions. It will be able to turn outward into the world of manifested forms, and inward into the world of synthesis, of unity and of spirit. There will be a fresh attitude towards life, which will evidence itself in a better sense of values, for life will have a meaning hitherto unknown, and we shall have an interpretation of that meaning, which will enrich our daily experience.

Towards this end all true workers are now bending every effort.

(4) I write for the generation which will come into active thought expression at the end of this century; they, will inaugurate the framework, structure and fabric of the New Age, which will start with certain premises, which today are the dream of the more exalted dreamers, and which will develop the civilisation of the Aquarian Age. This coming age will be as predominantly the age of group interplay, group idealism, and group consciousness, as the Piscean Age has been one of personality unfoldment and emphasis, personality focus, and personality consciousness. Selfishness, as we now understand it, will gradually disappear, for the will of the individual will voluntarily be blended into the group will. It will be obvious to you, therefore, that this could well bring about a still more dangerous situation, because a group would be a combination of focussed energies, and unless these energies are directed towards the fulfilment of the Plan (which co-ordinates and makes possible the divine purpose), we shall have the gradual consolidation of the forces of evil or of materialism on Earth. I am not speaking lightly, but am endeavouring to show the necessity for the steadfast consecration of the spiritually minded to the task of developing the will-to-good on Earth, and the absolute importance of fostering goodwill among the masses. If this is not done after the terrific global house-cleaning that has gone on, the last state will be worse than the first. We shall have individual selfishness superseded by group selfishness, which will be consequently still more potent in its evil dedication, focus and results.

(5) A great upheaval in all the kingdoms in nature has characterised this day and generation; a stupendous destruction of all forms, of divine life, and in every kingdom, has been the outstanding note of this upheaval. Our modern civilisation has received a death blow from which it will never recover, but which will be recognised some day as the “blow of release” and as the signal for that which is better, new and more suitable for the evolving spirit, to make its appearance. Great and penetrating energies and their evoked forces, have met in a conflict which has, figuratively speaking, elevated the mineral kingdom into the skies, and which has brought down the fire from heaven. I am talking to you factually and not just symbolically. The bodies of men, women and children, have been destroyed; the forms of the vegetable kingdom, and the potencies of the mineral kingdom, have been disintegrated, distributed, and devastated. The coherent life of all the planetary forms has been temporarily rendered incoherent . . .

All this upheaval of the “soil” of the world – spiritual, psychological, and physical – all this disruption of the forms and of the familiar contours of our planetary life had to take place before there could come the emergence of the Hierarchy into the public consciousness; all this had to do its work upon the souls of men before the New Age could come in, bringing with it the Restoration of the Mysteries, and the rehabilitation of the peoples of the earth. The two go together. This is one of the major points which I am seeking to make. The disruption, disintegration and the completely chaotic conditions existing for the past five hundred years within all the kingdoms of nature, have at last worked their way out into paralleling physical conditions. This is good and desirable; it marks the prelude to a better building of a better world, the construction of more adequate forms of life, and of more correct human attitudes, plus a sounder orientation to reality. The best is yet to be.

Everything is being rapidly brought to the surface – the good and the bad, the desirable and the undesirable, the past and the future (for the two are one); the plough of God has nearly accomplished its work; the sword of the spirit has severed an evil past from the radiant future, and both are seen as contributory in the Eye of God; our material civilisation will be seen as giving place rapidly to a more spiritual culture; our church organisations, with their limiting and confusing theologies, will soon give place to the Hierarchy, with its emerging teaching – clear, factual, intuitive and non-dogmatic.

(6) See you not the beauty of this plan and its synthesising, culminating usefulness? See you not how the present crisis only indicates the success of the previous evolutionary cycles, wherein humanity mastered certain lessons? All the postwar planning, the widespread reaction to ideals (in spite of all the efforts of the evil and reactionary forces), and the seething turmoil reaching throughout all levels of the human consciousness, plus the inspiration of disaster and suffering, are blasting open hitherto sealed areas in the minds of men, letting in illumination, sweeping away the bad old conditions. This is symbolised for us in the destruction of ancient cities, and by the intermixture of races through the processes of war; this also signifies progress, and is preparatory to great expansions of consciousness. These expansions in the human understanding will, in the next one hundred and fifty years, completely alter the manner of man’s thinking; they will change the techniques of religion; they will bring about comprehension and fusion. When this work has been accomplished, we shall record an era of world peace which will be symbolic of the state of the human spirit. Men will then settle down to the great task which confronts all of us in the New Age – the task of dissipating glamour, and of bringing about a clearer light upon the astral plane, in the same way that better physical conditions will have been brought about upon the physical plane. All is planned and ordered; the right energies and forces will be available, for the Hierarchy works ever under the Law of Cycles and of Cyclic Compensation. The Masters know exactly that which must be done, by right timing, and by what has been called “the crisis of spatial extension”.

(7) The release of the energy of the atom is definitely the inauguration of the New Age; it will so completely alter our way of life, that much of the planning at present being done will be found to be of an interim nature; it will simply help humanity to make a great transition out of the materialistic system now dominating, into one in which right human relations will be the basic characteristic.

(8) If atomic energy is released into constructive channels, and if it remains safely guarded by the right men, the capitalistic system is doomed. The problem of labour will then be the major problem of unemployment – a dreaded word which will be meaningless in the golden age which lies ahead. The masses will then be faced by the problem of leisure. This is a problem which when faced and solved will release the creative energy of man into channels undreamed of today.

The release of atomic energy is the first of many great releases in all the kingdoms of nature; the great release still ahead of humanity, will bring into expression mass creative powers, spiritual potencies and psychic unfoldments which will prove and demonstrate the divinity and the immortality of man.

(9) The New Age is upon us and we are witnessing the birth pangs of the new culture and the new civilisation. That which is old and undesirable must go, and of these undesirable things, hatred and the spirit of separateness must be first to disappear.

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