Friday, March 02, 2007

"White" refers to their advanced spirituality and has nothing to do with race

The Great White Brotherhood is a term used in some metaphysical and Theosophical literature, as well as in Ascended Master Activities, to be an association of enlightened Spiritual Beings, in or out of incarnation, who continue to take an interest in the spiritual development of the human race. The Ascended Masters are believed by some to form such a college.[1]
Originating in the teachings of H. P. Blavatsky as developed by C. W. Leadbeater, Alice Bailey and Helena Roerich, the term Great White Brotherhood was further developed and popularized in 1934 with the publication of "Unveiled Mysteries" [2] by Guy Ballard's "I Am" Activity.[3] This Universal Brotherhood of "Immortal Saints and Sages" [4] who have gone through the Initiations of the Transfiguration, Resurrection, and the Ascension[5] was further popularized by The Bridge to Freedom, The Summit Lighthouse, and The Temple of The Presence. [6]
The Great White Brotherhood is perceived as a spiritual organization composed of those Ascended Masters who have risen from the Earth into Immortality, but still maintain an active watch over the world. The Great White Brotherhood also includes members of the Heavenly Host (the Spiritual Hierarchy directly concerned with the evolution of our world), Beneficent Members from other planets that are interested in our welfare, as well as certain unascended chelas. [7]
The Ascended Masters are supposed to be joined together in Service to our Earth under the name of the Great White Brotherhood. The use of the term "white" is supposed to refer to their advanced spirituality (i.e., that they have a white colored aura) and has nothing to do with race. The later versions of Blavatsky described the masters as [8] ethnically Tibetan or Indian (Hindu), not European. Recent research indicates, however, that this description was used by Blavatsky to hide the real identity of her teachers, some of whom were well known Indian rulers of her time. [9] Library > Reference > Wikipedia

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