Excerpts from other
A Treatise on the Seven Rays, Vol. I:
"Why this blind power? Why Death? Why this decay  of forms? Why the negation
of the power to hold? Why death, 0 Mighty Son of God?"
Faintly the answer comes: "I hold the keys of life and death. I bind and loose again.
I the Destroyer am."
- Page 63.
of the Lord of the first Ray is to stand behind the other divine Aspects, and when They
have achieved Their purpose, to shatter the forms They have built.
He is the controller of the death drama in all kingdoms - a destruction of forms which
brings about release of power and permits "entrance into light through the gateway of
- Page 64.
"Withhold thy hand until the time has come. Then give the gift of death, 0 Opener of
- Page 65.
"Separate the robe from That which hides behind its many folds. Take off the veiling
sheaths. Let God be seen. Take Christ from off the Cross."
- Page 69.
step towards substantiating the fact of the soul is to establish the fact of survival,
though this may not necessarily prove the fact of immortality...That something survives
the process of death, and that something persists after the disintegration of the physical
body is steadily being proved. If that is not so, then we are the victims of a collective
hallucination, and the brains and minds of thousands of people are untrue and deceiving,
are diseased and distorted. Such a gigantic collective insanity is more difficult to
credit than the alternative of an expanded consciousness.
- Page 98-99. 
growth of etheric vision and the largely increased numbers of clairaudient and clairvoyant
people is steadily revealing the existence of the astral plane and the etheric counterpart
of the physical world. More and more people are becoming aware of this subjective realm:
they see people walking around who are either the so-called "dead" or who, in
sleep, have dropped the physical sheath.
- Page 98.
b. The next
two hundred years will see the abolition of death, as we now understand that great
transition, and the establishing of the soul's existence. The soul will be known as an
entity, as the motivating impulse and the spiritual center back of all manifested
forms...Our essential immortality will be demonstrated and realized to be a fact in
- Page 96.
next few years the fact of persistence and of the eternity of existence will have advanced
out of the realm of questioning into the realm of certainty...There will be no question in
anyone's mind that the discarding of the physical body will leave a man still a conscious
living entity. He will be known to be perpetuating his existence in a realm lying behind
the physical. He will be known to be still alive, awake and aware. This will be brought
development of a power within the physical eye of a human being...will reveal the etheric
body...men will be seen occupying that body.
growth of the number of people who have the power to use the "reawakened third
eye" will demonstrate immortality, for they will with facility see the  man who
has discarded his etheric body as well as his physical body.
discovery in the field of photography will prove survival.
the use of the radio by those who have passed over will communication eventually be set up
and reduced to a true science.
e. Man will
eventually be keyed up to a perception and to a contact which will enable him to see
through, which will reveal the nature of the fourth dimension, and will blend the
subjective and objective worlds together into a new world. Death will lose its terrors and
that particular fear will come to an end.
- Page 183-184.
in the New Age, Vol. I:
always bear in mind that the consciousness remains the same whether in physical
incarnation or out of incarnation, and that development can be carried on with even
greater ease than when limited and conditioned by the brain consciousness.
- Page 81.