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Initiation, Human and Solar - Chapter XII - The Two Revelations
When the adept of the fifth initiation can work in line with the plans of the three Logoi involved, cooperating with them with ever greater ability, as time elapses, he becomes ready for the sixth Initiation, which admits him to still higher conclaves. He becomes a participant in solar and not merely planetary purposes.

At this sixth Initiation the most marvelous vision of the entire series is his. He sees the solar system as a unit, and gets a brief revealing which opens to his amazed understanding the fundamental purpose of the solar Logos; for the first time he sees the plans as a whole in all their ramifications.

At the seventh Initiation his vision penetrates beyond the solar ring-pass-not, and he sees that which he has long realized as a basic theoretical fact, that our solar Logos is involved in the plans and purposes of a still greater Existence, and that the solar system is but one of many centers of force through which a cosmic Entity vastly greater than [124] our own solar Logos is expressing himself. In these visions one great purpose underlies them all, - the revelation of essential unity and the unveiling of those inner relationships, which, when known, will tend ever more fully to swing the initiate into the line of self-abnegating service, and which will make of him one who works towards synthesis, towards harmony, and towards a basic unity.

During the Initiation ceremony, the opening of the eyes of the Initiate to see and realize, divides itself into three parts, which are nevertheless parts of one process:

1. The past sweeps before him, and he sees himself playing many parts, all of which are realized to be but the gradual bringing of his forces and capacities to the point where he can be of service to and with his group. He sees and identifies himself - according to the particular initiation - with

  1. Himself in many earlier lives.
  2. His group in earlier groups of lives.
  3. His egoic ray as it pours down through many cycles of time.
  4. His Planetary Logos as he functions in the past through many evolutions and kingdoms in the entire scheme,

and so on until he has identified himself with the past of the one life flowing through all planetary schemes and evolutions in the solar system. This produces in him the resolve to work off karma, and the knowledge (from the seeing of past causes) of how it must be accomplished.

2. The present. It is revealed to him what is the specific work to be done during the lesser cycle in which he is immediately involved. This means that he sees not only that which concerns him in any one life, but he knows what is to [125] be the immediate bit of the plan - involving maybe several of his tiny cycles called lives - which the Planetary Logos seeks to see consummated. He then may be said to know his work past all gainsaying, and can apply himself to his task with a clear knowledge as to the why, the how, and the when.

3. The future. Then, for his encouragement, there is granted to him a picture of a final consummation of a glory past all description, with a few outstanding points indicative of the major steps thereto. He sees for one brief second the glory as it shall be, and that path of radiant beauty which shineth ever more and more unto the perfect day. In the earlier stages he sees the glory of his perfected egoic group; later the radiance which pours forth from the ray which carries on its bosom the perfected sons of men of one particular color and type; later again he gets a glimpse of the perfection of that great Being who is his own Planetary Logos, until finally the perfection of all beauty and the radiance which includes all other rays of light is revealed, - the sun shining in his strength, the solar Logos at the moment of consummated purpose. [126]

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