The Great Brotherhood of Light
- Welcome and Introduction
- What is the Great Brotherhood of Light?
- Level I: The Hierarchy of Illumined Minds
- Level 2: Hierarchy of the Masters
- Level 3: Adepts, Initiates, Disciples in Incarnation who comprise New Group of World Servers
- How the Brotherhood Communicates with Their Disciples on the Earth Plane?
- The Masters are Neither Omnipotent nor Omniscient
- The Continuity of Revelation and the Brotherhood’s Divine Approaches
- The Dark Brotherhood
- Safeguards Against the Dark Brotherhood
Welcome and Introduction
Welcome to this section on the Great Brotherhood of Light! Here, we would like to share with you our yet limited knowledge of a wonderful body of highly advanced souls who are the inspiration of this website and willingly guide us through the troubled situations of the world today.
For over a century, the Great Brotherhood of Light has attempted to convey the Ageless Wisdom, long accepted in the East, to the western world.
In the 1830’s the Lords Kuthumi and Hilarion launched the Spiritualist movement designed to enlighten the western world, gripped in the fear and pall of death, that there is indeed no death. People in the Far East and India already accepted this fact for centuries while those of indigenous societies possessed a natural gift to communicate with the dead.
The only way to convince the concrete western mind that there is no death was to have them speak directly to the dead. Mediums such as the Fox sisters and later Estelle Roberts (and Red Cloud) and Arthur Ford (and Fletcher) taught a skeptical population that there is indeed no death and allowed them to communicate with their loved ones on the other side. Even a very skeptical Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle became an advocate of Spiritualism after he was able to communicate through a medium with his beloved son who died in World War I. He traveled throughout the world during his post Sherlock Holmes days lecturing on spiritualism.
While Spiritualism was taking form and working its way into the mainstream of western thinking, Helena P. Blavatsky appeared on the scene first seemingly as another Spiritualist medium. After Henry Steel Olcott met her in New York, he observed that there was something much deeper to her “cover” as another Spiritualist medium. As the two collaborated and received direct instruction from the Masters Kuthumi, El Morya, Djwal Khul, and Sanctus Germanus, they published Isis Unveiled , a work that shook the foundations of religious thinking of that time and revealed that the basis of all religions on earth, no matter where or in what form they existed, found their origin in the ancient wisdom of the Great Brotherhood of Light. Thus, a modern embodiment of the Great Brotherhood of Light’s teachings was initiated in the form of Theosophy during the last quarter of the 1800’s until the present.
While Theosophy was taking root, the Great Brotherhood of Light opened yet another window of instruction through the writings of Alice A. Bailey, who received these incredible instructions clairaudiently from the Master Djwal Khul. These writings probed ever deeper into the teachings of the ancient wisdom of the Brotherhood and remain relevant until this day. The Arcane School continues to answer to the needs of those hungering for the truth.
Concurrently with the revelations of Theosophy and the Alice A. Bailey writings the Great Brotherhood of Light opened yet another window of light in the form of the “I AM” movement of Guy Ballard who received his revelations directly from the Great and Holy Master Sanctus Germanus during the tumultuous years of the two world wars. This was a short movement fraught with many earthbound problems yet it established in western thinking the position of the soul, the “I AM”, the God within each and everyone. Mankind had so twisted this truth since the original teachings of the Masters Jesus and Gautama Buddha, that the “I AM” movement was able to re-seed this great, fundamental truth of the ancient wisdom in the western mind.
Following this movement came the Bridge to Freedom movement led by Geraldine Innocenti. Much of their work consisted of further revelations to mankind about the workings of the Great Brotherhood of Light and the teachings of specific Masters.
Then came the Summit Lighthouse movement of Mark and Elizabeth Prophet which did much in the 1960’s and 70’s to continue revealing the teachings of the Great Brotherhood of Light. The movement even established a University that focused on the teachings of the ancient wisdom.
Most recently, the Great Brotherhood of Light has sent forth what they call the “A-Team” comprised of mediums Sylvia Browne, George Anderson, James Van Praagh, and John Edward. These four were trained and launched to open the public’s eyes to the world beyond and to remind the world-thought that there is no death. They receive wide media coverage and touch the hearts of many souls on earth.
In addition, the Great Brotherhood of Light has been behind the inspiration of many films recently, all with the touch of the other dimensions. This special genre of spiritual films are again designed to open the human mind to the great possibilities that are connected to us all in the other dimensions of the universe.
It is hoped that this website will provide yet another window of light through which further revelations and teachings of the Great Brotherhood of Light can reach the public, especially as we transit through a most difficult period in the earth’s evolution.
In this section we’ll cover in some detail the nature of the Great Brotherhood of Light, how this body communicates with their adepts, initiates and disciples on the earth plane, how their ideas infiltrate the thinking of the general public, and lastly, their constant conflict with their dark brethren.
What is the Great Brotherhood of Light?
The Great Brotherhood of Light is a body of very highly evolved beings who have attained to much higher levels than the ordinary human being and penetrated more deeply behind the veil of nature. They have realized, through initiation into the Mysteries of the Ageless Wisdom, higher states of existence. Such beings are called Masters, and those of the highest grade are believed to have attained the most sublime wisdom and knowledge that is possible for humanity in its present stage of evolution. As the spiritual Executives of God’s plan, they oversee human and planetary affairs.
These Masters must not be confused with minor adepts, lamas, yogis, or hermits in India or Tibet, such as are described by ancient and modern travelers who have met them on rare occasions. The Masters of the Great Brotherhood of Light stand far higher in spiritual and intellectual knowledge. These Masters of the highest grade no longer need physical embodiment and retain a superior spiritual and intellectual wisdom devoted to the welfare of mankind.
The Great Brotherhood of Light is called by many names by many people. It is spoken of as the Spiritual Hierarchy, as the Abode of Light, as the Center where the Masters of the Wisdom are to be found, and as the Great White Lodge. Whatever name they are called, they act as Messengers of the Wisdom of God, Custodians of the truth as it is in Christ, and Those Whose task is to save the world, to impart the next revelation, and to demonstrate divinity. All of the world Scriptures bear witness to the existence of this center of spiritual energy.
(See “The Great Ones and the Way to Them” by Charles W. Leadbeate r )
There are three levels of the Brotherhood as explained below:
Level I: The Hierarchy of Illumined Minds
The Hierarchy of Illumined Minds is a group whose telepathic powers enable them to be sensitive to the mind currents and to register the thoughts of those who personify the Mind of God, the Universal Mind. They have the power to work in and with all thought substance beyond our planetary body. These illumined ones carry out the ideas of the Divine Mind and are in telepathic rapport with the planetary Brotherhood responsible for the planetary conditions in the solar system, and comprise the Great Council Shamballa, a spiritual center beyond earth. They are in immediate telepathic rapport with each other.
Level 2: Hierarchy of the Masters
The Hierarchy of the Masters is an inner group of Masters, such as Sanctus Germanus, that works telepathically with their disciples in spirit and those in incarnation. Their main objective is to guide their incarnate disciples and initiates into the light of their own souls.
This Great Brotherhood of Light is thus a community of advanced souls who are swept by the desire to serve, urged by a spontaneous impulse to love, illumined by one pure Light, devotedly fused and blended into groups of serving Minds, and energized by one Life. Its Members are organized to carry out the Divine Plan for earth.
Level 3: Adepts, Initiates, Disciples in Incarnation
who comprise New Group of World Servers
In every corner of the earth plane have been planted adepts, initiates, and disciples on various levels of advancement to carry out the good works of the Great Brotherhood of Light. When these individuals come to the realization of their mission on the earth plane, they devote themselves to unselfish service work with the Hierarchy of Masters in three ways:
1. In telepathic rapport with their Master and with other Masters with whom He is associated.
2. In power to communicate with each other at any time.
3. In sensitivity to the thoughts of humanity as a whole.
They comprise in a sense a miniature replica of the Brotherhood on earth. They are the working disciples of the world, the isolated initiates in the many world organizations and corporations. They are sometimes known as the New Group of World Servers.
These workers automatically respond to the telepathic sensitivity to the many Ashrams of the Masters and as this phenomenon gains a foothold on earth, it will lead to the recognition of a universal power and the state of mind of disciples of all degrees. This is being established quietly and without controversy at the present time. The revelation of unity through the power of thought is the glorious consummation of the work of the Brotherhood as all earthly adepts, initiates, and disciples, respond with the thought of oneness, of service and above all else of love.
How the Brotherhood Communicates with Their Disciples on the Earth Plane?
The Brotherhood must work through human instruments and thus the plan and the vision are subject to failure. But they never give up. If their message is received in a distorted or twisted manner, the enterprise is doomed. The Masters will just pick up from where they left off and try again with different instruments. In general, they contact humanity in the following manner:
First, the Great Brotherhood of Light, in accordance with laws of the Cosmic Cycles will cast into the minds of the so-called idealists who will form a movement or aggregation of thoughts. They choose a man or a group of men and sound forth into their minds some idea. The idea germinates and they soon embody it in other thoughts. As the idea gets transmitted to the dense material plane it loses a bit of its purity or wisdom as it becomes necessarily colored by the individuality of the thinker.
The concrete thinkers of the world pick up these thought-forms– grasping the main outline of the idea – crystallize it and build it into more definite shape, into one that the general public can more easily apprehend. The thought-form has now reached the lower levels of the mental plane, and a further development becomes possible.
Those focused upon the astral plane seize upon it as desirable, transform it into an emotional appeal that becomes public opinion. The thought-form is now practically ready to take shape upon the physical plane, and we have the practical adaptation of an ideal to the needs of the physical life. It has been stepped down; it has lost much of its original beauty; it is not as pure and as lovely as when first conceived, and it is distorted from its original shape but it is, nevertheless, more adapted to public use and can be employed as a stepping-stone to higher things.
Second, human organizations then take hold of the ideal and implement it as they see fit. The Masters do not go any further with the ideas but leave the details of implementation to those on earth. To the disciple who is an organizer and transmitter of the Plan falls the work of filling in the details and of taking the necessary action. At this point, the disciple is subject to the same cosmic laws as his Masters in Their large endeavors. When he has to deal with people and manipulate the human equation, difficulties arise.
Disciples must know that humans working on his project fall into three groups:
a. Those who can sense the plan and are commissioned to work it out.
b. Those who can be used but who are blind to the greater issues.
c. Those who can sense nothing except those things that concern their own selfish interests.
The Masters can contact the first group and expect average success as they hear the sound and perceive parts of the Plan. As for the second group, the disciples of the world have to utilize them as best they can, always, of course guided by principle. The final group can only be used when necessary.
In order to sense the plan and the Master’s guidance, the disciple must cultivate solitude. In solitude the rose of the soul flourishes; in solitude the divine self can speak; in solitude the faculties and the graces of one’s higher self can take root and blossom in the physical personality. In solitude the Master can approach and impress upon the quiescent soul the knowledge that He seeks to impart, the lesson that must be learnt, the method and plan for work that the disciple must grasp. In solitude the sound is heard.
The Masters are Neither Omnipotent nor Omniscient
Below the Great and Holy Master JMH sums up the limitations with which the Masters must deal:
The Masters have to be content with the best instrument They can find at the moment for Their purpose, but They cannot be certain in advance how the experiment will work. However pure the medium may be, he may still have to contend with all sorts of external difficulties which could not have been anticipated. If he is young and handsome, he may, for instance, be swamped by the adoration and adulation of women, their jealousies and so forth; and the more sensitive he is, the more disorganizing all this may prove.
The expression of love demands almost more wisdom than anything else. To know how, when and where to Love needs the utmost discrimination. . . . Not men, but women make the best mediums for the Great Ones. That is why H.P.B and A.B took female bodies. Men are better constituted to be occultists, women to be mediums. A woman, by her very nature, yields herself, or rather her higher vehicles, more readily to the Master than does a man.
Altogether mediumship of this very exalted type is a highly delicate and complicated matter. Only those who have worked out all their personal desires and repressions can really become willing mediums for the Masters–and these experience ecstasy, as did your friend who passed over. . . The unwilling ones feel they’re being exploited and experience a sense of frustration. Krishnamurti from the start was an unwilling medium, and only because the world was in such a serious condition did the Lord Maitreya risk the experiment of overshadowing him.
It cannot be sufficiently stressed that the Higher Ones are limited in the expression of Their power on the physical plane; limited by the personal karma of the individuals that They may wish to help, and which even They are not permitted to set aside; and finally, and perhaps most seriously limited by this ever-increasing wave of doubt, destroying those very connecting-links through which alone help maybe given from the higher to lower planes. It is not too much to say that every soul who loses faith in the Masters, weakens the expression of Their force down here. Some have lost faith because they imagined the Great Ones have an entirely free hand to carry out their schemes for the welfare of their chelas or humanity at large, and have wavered in their allegiance as soon as these schemes have failed to materialize. Others again, confused and bewildered in their minds, have come more and more to accept the idea that Those to whom they once looked for help and guidance are purely mythical figures. Thus some doubt the Masters’ existence because they see no evidence of Their power, and others doubt because their whole outlook has been distorted.
Yet both those whose belief has been shaken by what would appear to be Their failures, and those for whom it has been shattered by baffling doctrines, may be assured that despite the darkness of the times, despite the limitations placed upon the Masters themselves in the outside world, their love and compassion are never-failing. . . And though they may not work miracles to lift the burden from the suffering and the weary, they are glad and ready to give of their spiritual strength to those who still have the faith to ask for it . . . (From The Initiate in the Dark Cycle)
The Continuity of Revelation and the Brotherhood’s Divine Approaches
During these days of economic, social, and political turmoil the Great Brotherhood of Light has been steadily drawing nearer to humanity as men have come to see the need for a more divine solution to earth’s problems through those conscious of divinity and more fitted for contact with the divine. In the past some of these approaches have been major, affecting humanity as a whole. Some have been of less importance, affecting only a relatively small part of mankind – a nation or a group. Today, a major approach is being implemented.
It should be emphasized here that every time man has demanded light, that light has been forthcoming. Whenever human need demands it, the Brotherhood gives out the requisite teaching and spiritual help. When the hearts and minds of men go out towards God, divinity approaches nearer to man. The history of mankind is, in reality, the history of man’s demand for light and for contact with God, and then the giving of light and divinity’s approach to man. The Savior, the Avatar or the World Teacher, has always issued forth from the secret place of the Most High and given man fresh revelations, hope and incentive towards fuller spiritual living.
For some years now the Brotherhood has been drawing nearer to humanity and as a result great concepts of freedom have made their way into different cultures everywhere. This website reflects this phenomenon, for The Brotherhood will speak through this portal to inform the visitor of various contemporary issues facing mankind.
The Dark Brotherhood
Thwarting the good work of the Great Brotherhood of Light at every level and corner of the earth stand their brethren the Dark Brotherhood. At every bend on the road they throw up barriers, create red tape, murder proponents of truth, twist the truth, bury the truth in academic jargon, transfer huge sums of wealth from the citizenry of the world into their own pockets, scheme and plan wars, and keep the world in perpetual fear through terrorism.
The Dark Brothers are – remember this always – brothers, erring and misguided yet still sons of the one Creator though straying far, very far, from their own souls. The way back for them will be long, but the mercy of evolution inevitably forces them back along the correct path, but in cycles far down the road.
Anyone who admires the concrete mind and permits it to shut out the higher ideals is in danger of straying on the left-hand path, the path of the dark forces. Many who stray come back eventually and from then on avoid making similar errors the same way a child once burnt avoids the fire. The one who persists in spite of warnings and pain eventually becomes a brother of darkness. The individual soul will at first fight to prevent the personality from being sucked into the vices of darkness, but the deficiencies of the causal body result in its divorce from the very soul that should govern it.
The result is almost inhuman. The dark brother recognizes no unity with his species. He sees them as people to be exploited for the furtherance of his own ends. On a small scale they use others. They respect no person, they regard all men as fair prey, they use everyone to get their own way, and by orthodox or unorthodox ways, they break down all opposition to acquire that which they desire.
The dark brother does not care if he causes suffering. He does not care what agony of mind he brings upon an opponent; he persists even if it hurts man, woman or child, provided that his own ends are furthered. Expect absolutely no mercy from these dark ones.
The dark forces operate on the physical and astral (emotional) planes and, there, appear to have more power than the Brothers of the Light. This is because the White Brothers choose not to exert their power on these two planes, ceding to the evolution and elemental forces found on these two planes:
a. The White Adepts know the forces of evolution will inevitably direct ALL on the path to eventual perfection.
b. The Dark Brothers occasionally employ elemental forces to carry out their will and vengeance on all opponents. Under their control are earth plane elementals, the gnomes, the brownies, and the fairy folk of colors brown, gray and somber-hued. The dark forces cannot control the devas of high development, nor the fairies of colors blue, green and yellow, though a few of the red fairies can be made to work under their direction. The water elementals (though not the sprites or sylphs) assist them at times. Control of these forces of involution at times damages progress to the real Adept’s work.
Too often the Dark Brother masquerades as an agent of the light. He often poses as a messenger of the gods, but one who is clearly a disciple or adept for the Brothers of Light and by definition in touch with his Higher Self will escape deception.
In recent times, their power seems quite mighty and frightening. Why? Because many aspects of today’s human personality still respond to their evil vibrations making it is easy for them to affect the bodies of men. So few of the races have built in the higher vibration that responds to the Brotherhood of Light.
The power of the Dark Brotherhood is dominant on the physical and emotional astral planes. They have no power on the mental planes, where the Brothers of the Light work. Some, strong dark magicians locate on the lower mental levels, but on the higher, the White Brothers dominate.
So the evolving sons of men should seek their Brothers of Light at the higher mental levels. The Dark Brother impresses his will on human beings (if analogous vibration exists) and on the elemental kingdoms of involution. The Brothers of Light plead for erring humanity to rise upward to the light. The Dark Brother retards progress and shapes all to his own ends; the Brother of Light makes every effort to hasten evolution, standing amid the fog, the strife, the evil and the hatred of the period so that he may by any means lift the sincere seeker up out of the darkness of earth.
So it is that the Great Brotherhood of Light and the Dark Brotherhood both seek to divert the energies of mankind into channels which will further their ends. So we should make it very clear to our website visitors that behind every outer event are these two directing forces. You have, as a consequence:
1. Two groups of advanced Minds, both groups equally illumined by the light of the intellect, and both formulating clear objectives, but differing in direction and emphasis. The Dark Brotherhood, under the divine plan, works with the physical form entirely, and the light of love and selflessness is absent. The White Brotherhood is working entirely with the soul or the consciousness levels where the doctrine of the heart and the law of love control. So by default, the work emanating from the higher mental planes is thwarted on the lower planes so that the battle is really upon the mental plane.
2. The plans of these two differing ideals and objectives are next carried down to the astral plane, the world of desire. The workers of each side are quite clear as to their objectives on this plane, but ordinary human beings and the world disciples and initiates on the earth plane cannot see such a clear line of demarcation between the two opposing sides. So man sits in bewilderment between the two opposing forces on the one hand recognizing his relationship to his physical form and on the other to his soul. And there lies the dilemma of where his duty lies. His point in evolution determines which path he will take.
3. The plans of these two groups of illumined minds materialize steadily under the differing laws – the laws of physical life and the laws of spiritual living. While the battle is being fought out in on the astral plane (for all that is happening upon the physical plane is only a reflection of this conflict) the forces of these two groups, working with the energies of the sixth and seventh rays, are about to bring forth a state of cataclysm on the physical plane. A worldwide economic collapse and rekindled religious hatreds are the two major instruments. These are subjects we will consider in the current message section of this website.
Consequently, you have two Brotherhoods, two objectives, two great formulated ideals, two streams of active energy and two rays predominantly in conflict, thus producing differing ideologies.
The result of this dualism is the external chaos and the opposing views that permeate all human experience – political, religious, economic, social, educational and philosophical. The result of all this conflict is definitely good, and it demonstrates the steady achievement of the Great Brotherhood of Light. As a result, human consciousness has definitely expanded, and more of humanity is thinking. This is a totally new phenomenon and a fresh experience in the life of the human soul. The first result of all the turmoil has been to shift the focus of human attention on to the mental plane and thereby nearer to the sources of light and love.
This change of focus enables the world disciples to shoulder the responsibility and work actively.
Safeguards Against the Dark Brotherhood
Association with the Great Brotherhood of Light gives us the means by which to safeguard ourselves during the strife presently at hand. These are:
1. Purify all the physical body. If a Dark Brother gains control over any man, he will do so via some weak spot. In other words man himself opens the door to let the malignant force in. Therefore, there is the need of scrupulous cleanliness of the physical body, steady emotions in the emotional body, and purity of thought in the mental body.
2. The elimination of all fear. The forces of evolution vibrate more rapidly than those of involution and in this fact lies a recognizable security. Fear causes weakness; weakness causes disintegration; the weak spot breaks and a gap appears, and through that gap evil force may enter. The factor of entrance is the fear in man himself, who opens thus the door.
3. Standing firm and unmoved, no matter what occurs. Your feet may be bathed in the mud of earth, but your head may be bathed in the sunshine of the higher regions. Recognition of the filth of earth does not involve contamination.
4. Common sense and the application of this common sense to the matter in hand. Sleep much and, in sleeping, learn to render the body positive; keep busy on the emotional plane and achieve the inner calm. Do not overtire the body physically and play whenever possible. In hours of relaxation comes the adjustment that obviates later tension.
As the dark forces come to the end of the Piscean era, they will be going in for the kill, and the process has already started and will continue over the next few years. The Great Brotherhood of Light will teach their physical plane workers how to shield and guard themselves from attack.
(The authority for the words of this section derives from messages from the Great and Holy Master Sanctus Germanus, the Great and Holy Master Djwal Khul through the writings of Alice A. Bailey, the Mahatma Letters of the Great and Holy Master Kuthumi, Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle, and other erudite writers.)