The teachings of Helen Blavatsky include a group of souls who allegedly earned their right to ascend and return to Earth from time to time as teachers, or just teach from a higher plane of existence. It's all part of human evolution in the alchemy of time. These theories had merit back in the day, but it's the second decade of the 21st century a time to move beyond 19th century thinking and realize the hologram of our reality is ending. The men she labeled ascended masters were just humans she met along the way, just as you meet teachers on your journey.
To me channeling, dialoging, or talking to an ascended master is the "switchboard effect" - you plug your consciousness into the grid connected to a specific entity and information unspools into your brain. It never made sense to me, but people seeking higher consciousness love it. Blavatsky was not the most balanced person on the planet, so her teachings need to be left behind now. Today we have moved beyond the switchboard to 'higher speed modems' (modalities).
In Theosophy ascended masters are a group of spiritually enlightened beings, once mere mortals, who have undergone a process of spiritual transformation. According to these teachings, they remain attentive to the spiritual needs of humanity, and act as superintendents of its spiritual growth. In this, they can be compared to the Great White Brotherhood or Secret Chiefs who are posited by various magical organizations; and more remotely, to the bodhisattvas of Buddhism, or the saints of Catholic and Orthodox Christianity.
The term may actually have originated with Edward Bulwer-Lytton, who in his satirical book The Coming Race posited the existence of "Nine Unknown Men" who secretly run things in the world.
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky founder of the Theosophical Society, was a huge Bulwer-Lytton fan and may have decided he was presenting true facts, disguised as fiction. Or she may have gotten the concept of the Masters from her correspondence with the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor, a mystic lodge which offered a correspondence course in esoteric doctrine.
Blavatsky brought attention to the existence of ascended spiritual leaders through her activities which included channelling messages from beings she called "Mahatmas", especially her spirit guide Kuthumi.
From these beginnings, her successors in the Theosophical Society leadership, Annie Besant and especially Charles W. Leadbeater , developed the mythology of Ascended Masters, and fleshed out many of their alleged biographies and past lives. Leadbeater's 1925 book, The Masters and the Path,marked the crystalization of the lore that had accumulated around the concept of Ascended Masters into a published, public form.
Belief in ascended masters is also found among the followers of the I AM movement, the Temple of the Presence, and Elizabeth Clare Prophet's Church Universal and Triumphant. The occult organization, Servants of the Light, claim to have contact with an ascended master. Many New Age channelers routinely talk about the Masters, taking it as given that they exist.
In some versions of the doctrine, the ascended masters, as a collegiate body, are the "Great White Brotherhood," white referring to advanced spirituality rather than race - very much like "Gandalf the White" after his victory over the Balrog in The Lord of the Rings.
In fact, most early reports of the masters described them as racially Tibetan or Hindi, not Anglo. Belief in the Brotherhood and the masters is an essential part of the syncretistic teachings of these several groups.
Various important spiritual leaders such as Jesus, the Prophet Muhammad, the Virgin Mary, and Kuan Yin the compassionate bodhisattva, take their seats alongside magical or alchemical personalities like the Count of St. Germain, mystic celebrities like Morya, Koot Hoomi two of Blavatsky's alleged spiritual guides, among others.
The history of ascension predates Christianity, indeed extending back for thousands of years, yet the story of Jesus is one of the most widely known stories of ascension. In the Bible when Mary Magdalene wants to reach out and touch Christ at the tomb, he says, "Touch me not, for I have not yet ascended to my Father." This has led to the idea that the ascension process is apparently so delicate that even the touch of an ordinary human, who still holds the concepts of limitation and separation, is enough to hold the ascension process back.
It is generally thought that one does not have to die in order to ascend, but the fact that Jesus was said to have died, then resurrected, then ascended, has led some people to believe that this must be the case for everyone. This takes to Ancient Alien Theory wherein Jesus was an alien which makes sense based on his conception, life, and ascension.
None of us are from here. We are all hybrids here to experience emotions in linear time. It's all an illusion and we are simulations in a hologram that is ending. No one is returning. We are all leaving.
In my opinion Blavatsky believed what she wrote as her truth - later followed by others. I also read that she suffered from mental illness so it is hard to know what is real and what is fictionalized.
If we are to look at the bigger perspective of ascended masters - who go by various names in different cultures - it is all one soul creating the illusion of different entities throughout history.
When channeling reached its height in the 20th century ascended masters became popular - as a means to access information about reality, why we are here, and where we are going.
There is a little difference between channeling masters teachers, healers, aliens, gods, or whomever people need to access information from which is in truth the consciousness grids, matrix, that create realities - all of which which take us to the 21st Century and ...
Simulation Hypothesis - Holographic Universe Theory
Ascension is removing your consciousness from the simulation
at the end of time when all Fades to Black.
Reality is a consciousness hologram, simulation, illusion, dream, - or however you have been programmed to experience it - created by digital codes. Numbers, numeric codes, define our existence and experiences. Human DNA, our genetic memory, triggers (remembers) by digital codes at specific times and frequencies as we experience. Those codes awaken the mind to the change and evolution of consciousness. 11 is one of those codes, meaning activation of twin spiraling human DNA.
The brain is an electrochemical machine that processes through binary code - zeroes and ones that create patterns of experiences and realities. On 11/11/11 human consciousness was subliminally activated for the closure of this experiment/experience.
The illusion of physical reality is created by the patterns of the
Fibonacci Sequence - the Golden Spiral of Consciousness
consisting of zeros and ones that align with the grids.
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