|I would like to pause here and point out that these forces
come into play either cyclically or through demand. This is an interesting point for
students to remember. The work done through the Great Invocation is not then necessarily
 invalid. It might perhaps clarify the subject if I pointed out that there are five
energies (and there are usually five dominant ray energies active at any time) coming into
energies which are passing out of manifestation, as the sixth Ray of Devotion is at this
time passing out.
energies which are coming into manifestation or incarnation, as the seventh Ray of
Ceremonial Order is at this time emerging into expression.
energies which are - at any given time - expressing the ray type of the bulk of the
manifesting humanity. Today these ray types are predominantly the second and the third.
Relatively large numbers of first ray egos are also to be found acting as focal points for
certain first ray forces.
energies which are today being invoked as the result of human need and human demand for
succor. This demand curiously enough remains largely in the realm of the first ray
influence for the desperate need of humanity is evoking the will aspect and that ray
embodies the divine will-to-good and remains immutable and is - for the first time in the
history of humanity - being invoked on a large scale. This statement is definitely
encouraging, if you study its implications.
therefore, in the present field of divine expression the following energies manifesting:
of intelligence, actively displayed in creative activity. The creative ability of the
future will emerge on a relatively large scale in the realm of creative living and not so
much in the realm of creative art. This creative living will express itself through a new
world of beauty and of recognized divine expression; through the outer form, the
"light of livingness" (as it is esoterically called) will show. The symbol and
that for which it stands will be known and seen. This is the energy of the third Ray of
Active Intelligence, working towards the manifestation of beauty.
of the will aspect of divinity. This has been but little expressed and understood by
humanity up to the present, but the time has now come when it must be better comprehended.
The demand from our innumerable planetary forces has not hitherto been adequate to invoke
it and for its invocation the great Lord of the World has patiently waited. The call has
now gone forth. Its first faint notes were heard two hundred years ago and the sound and
demand has increased in volume and potency until today this great energy is making its
presence unmistakably felt.
- The energy of idealism, of devotion or of devoted attention, embodied in the sixth ray.
- The energy whose major function it is to produce order, rhythm and established,
sequential activity - the seventh Ray of Ceremonial Ritual.
- The energy of the second ray, which is always basically  present in our solar system,
that of love-wisdom, to which many of the egos now in incarnation belong and will
increasingly belong. The next one hundred and fifty years will see them coming into
incarnation. The reason is that it is to this type of human being that the work of
reconstruction, and of rebuilding is naturally committed.
anxious to have you realize the potency and the effect of these five energies as they play
upon our planet, evoke response - good and bad - and produce the turmoil  and chaos,
the warring forces and the beneficent influences. They, therefore, account in their
totality for all that we see happening around us at this time. In the books which are
being written today in an effort to solve the problems of the why and the wherefore of
present world conditions, the writers are necessarily dealing only with effects. Few there
are that can penetrate into the distant world of causes or look back into that ancient
past and see past and present in their true perspective. I, however, seek to deal with
causes - predisposing, effective, determining, and productive of those events which cause
the present state of affairs. I deal with energies; they are concerned with resultant
forces. I would remind you here that these effects which are producing so much fear,
foreboding and concern are but temporary and will give place to that ordered, rhythmic
imposition of the needed idealism which will be applied eventually by love, motivated by
wisdom in cooperation with intelligence. All will be actuated by a dynamic (not a passive)
divide what I have to say under two points:
- The situation and its ray causes in the immediate present.
- The situation in the future when the Aquarian Age is really established and the Piscean
influences are no longer dominant.