Seven Rays of Divinity
"Grace to you and peace from him who
is and who was and who is to come, and from the Seven Spirits
who are before His throne..."
"The Spirit is one in name but sevenfold
Saint Beatus of Lungern
One - This energy
is the beginning and the final synthesis - the source of all other
energies. It is the essence of power and energy itself. The first
ray is the force of purpose, direction, centralization and one-ness,
of which the will is the keynote. It is characterized by the qualities
of intensity, dynamism, quickness, and dominance. It often results
in detachment, isolation and crystallization. And out of its force
and directness is conceived the power of creative destruction.
Two - Consciousness is born of the second energy, in
the union of duality, spirit and matter. This is the source and
blending of light and love, magnetism and relationship, inclusiveness
and coherence. It is the ray of wisdom, sensitivity and intuition,
as well as clarity and attention to detail. This energy is a qualifying,
teaching and healing force. It often results in attachment and attraction,
and, curiously, establishes our awareness of fear, the antithesis
of love and relationship. The second ray is the energy of the entire
solar system and hence is also a ray of profound synthesis.
Three - Activity and intelligence work out from this
source, a result of purpose and wisdom. It is the energy of full
and great manipulations, creativity and adaptability. Needs are
recognized through this force, plans are formulated, material is
selected and business is undertaken. The third ray is clear, inherent
mental and intellectual ideation in pursuit of truth, with the objective
of manifesting in matter and substance. It is the power which evokes
Four - This energy stands symbolically in the center
of the seven and is the magnetic relation of opposites, the point
of harmony, bridging and mediation amidst conflict, pain and struggle
- in a sense, the fruition the duality rooted in the second ray.
It stimulates creativity, art and beauty and is characterized by
sensitivity to color and sound. Discrimination, quickness and a
searching for perfection reside here. The intuitive, relational
force is strong in this ray, which evokes life, love and understanding.
Five - This is the energy of concretion into substance,
of knowledge and science, and of stimulation in the three worlds.
It leads to the searching, analysis and development of ideas, which
in the end produces light and wisdom. It is the energy of differentiation
and investigation which can lead to separativeness, cleavage and
crystallization. But the thoroughness and discrimination with which
the fifth force works in the mind and the intellect leads the way
ultimately to understanding and to the revelation of truth.
Six - The seeds of all devotion and desire pour forth
through this energy. It generates adherence, intensity and persistence.
The determination resident in this ray is a fiery essence, sometimes
full of force, fury and even fanatical display and militant violence.
Abstraction and aspiration characterize the sixth force, in the
sense of an idealistic nature, loyally oriented toward the causal
levels of being. The sixth ray is the power to recognize what is
right and righteous, the upward tendency and the capacity to see
Seven - This last of the seven is the most tangibly expressive
on the outer planes. It is the quality of relationship between spirit
and matter and is thus magical. It is rhythm which builds, integrates,
circulates and manifests. It is the bringer and producer of newness
in form. The relational power of this ray motivates law and order,
rule and ritual, organization and group consciousness. It is practical
understanding and vital energy externalized, which embodies both
the center and the periphery.