103: Initiations of Ascension & Incarnation

In a way, dividing a spiritual path into various Initiations is as artificial as dividing the infinite flow of time into hours, minutes and seconds, or dividing the untold millions of colors into a prism of but seven or twelve hues. Nonetheless, such artificial categories can be useful, so long as we do not take them overseriously or too solemnly; there are indeed milestones on our paths.

For what it is worth, and for those who might feel themselves to be walking a somewhat similar path to my own, I have posited a nine-stage progression of Initiations, corresponding with the nine chakras of Foot (dense body: elemental or dense physical subplane), Base (middle body: physical or etheric subplane), Sex (subtle body: astral subplane), Navel (dense soul: mental subplane), Solar Plexus (middle soul: causal subplane), Heart (subtle soul: buddhic subplane), Throat (dense spirit: atmic subplane), Head or Brow (middle spirit: monadic subplane), and Crown (subtle spirit: logoic suplane). These nine chakras are all in what we may term the Cosmic Physical (or Cosmic Etheric) body. As one completes one’s Ascension/Incarnation within the Cosmic Physical body of nine chakras, one then begins the cycle anew with the nine chakras of the Cosmic Astral body. The Crown of one body is essentially identical to the Foot of the next higher, so we may actually posit a complete sequence or cycle of eight Initiations per body. As we have eight new bodies to integrate (Cosmic Physical or Etheric, Cosmic Astral, Cosmic Mental, Cosmic Causal, Cosmic Buddhic, Cosmic Atmic, Cosmic Monadic, and Cosmic Logoic), we have 64 Initiations ahead of us. These 64 Initiations appear to correlate closely with the 64 I Ching Hexagrams; please see The I Ching and the Rorian Tradition.  The whole process is a progressive marriage of the Higher and Lower Selves, of God (Spirit) and Goddess (Soul-Matter), described poetically as the dance of Shiva and Shakti, or of Christos and Magdalene. When the marriage or merging is complete within any given body, we may say one has achieved the Grail for that body.

In the Cosmic Physical’s Threshold Initiation, the Lower Self energizes the Foot Chakra’s elemental subplane (dense body), and begins to identify with the Base Chakra’s physical subplane. The Higher Self energizes the Crown Chakra’s logoic subplane (subtle spirit). This Initiation is accompanied by the awakening of the urge for enlightenment and God/dess, or the “Seeker’s Burn.” Generally this Initiation opens one to least a taste of Transcendental Consciousness, wherein one begins to resonate to or “channel” one’s Soul or Solar Angel, located a harmonic fifth above the Foot Chakra, in the Solar Plexus.

In the First Initiation of Birth, the Lower Self ascends from the Foot to energize the Base Chakra’s physical subplane (middle body), and begins to identify with the Sex Chakra’s astral subplane. The Higher Self descends from the Crown to the Brow Chakra (middle spirit). This Intiation occurs as one definitely finds one’s spiritual path, and is drawn to the resources (spiritual texts, teachers, etc.) to remind oneself of the Soul’s eternal truths. During this Initiation, the Transcendental Consciousness is generally deepened and strengthened into Cosmic Consciousness, wherein one becomes aware that one’s Soul or Higher Self remains available and “awake” even in deep sleep and dreaming states. When “channeling” one has now begun to resonate to one’s Buddhic Archangel, located a harmonic fifth above the Base Chakra, in the Heart.

In the Second Initiation of Baptism, the Lower Self ascends to energize the Sex Chakra’s astral subplane (subtle body), and begins to identify with the Navel Chakra’s mental subplane. The Higher Self descends to the Throat Chakra’s atmic subplane (dense spirit). This Initiation may trigger the spontaneous awakening of the Kundalini, or “Serpent Energy,” which is a most powerful and beautiful electro-magnetic cleansing and renewal when it flowers in its own divine time. I emphatically do not recommend specifically attempting to awaken Kundalini on one’s own by artificial means; that may prematurely burn out one’s various bodies, resulting in insanity or worse. Also, if and when Kundalini does begin to awaken spontaneously as a result of one’s natural spiritual growth, I strongly recommend reading and learning as much as one can about it, and then simply relaxing and surrendering to it. Non-resistance allows the easiest and most graceful flowering. During this Initiation Cosmic Consciousness generally ripens into Celestial Consciousness, where one’s perceptions become more and more refined and attuned to the subtle (astral) realms, and the Angelic realities become more and more evident. One now may “channel” or resonate to one’s Atmic Demiurge, located a harmonic fifth above the Sex Chakra, in the Throat.

In the Third Initiation of Transfiguration, the Lower Self ascends to energize the Navel Chakra’s mental subplane (dense soul), and the Higher Self descends to the Heart Chakra’s buddhic subplane (subtle soul). Both Selves now occupy the Soul, and at this time, the two Selves begin to merge, by approaching and identifying with the Solar Plexus’s causal subplane (middle soul). This Initiation effects the Soul-Merge, wherein the Initiate merges with his or her Solar Angel.  During this Initiation Celestial Consciousness ripens into the first stages of Unity Consciousness, where one becomes aware that the objects of perception are also the Higher Self. One now begins to “channel” and resonate to one’s Monad, located a harmonic fifth above the Navel Chakra, in the Brow or Third Eye.

Next, in the Fourth Initiation of Crucifixion, the two Selves actually cross the Solar Plexus Chakra’s causal body (middle soul) and begin to overlap, with the Lower Self moving toward the Heart Chakra’s buddhic subplane (higher soul), and the Higher Self descending towards the Navel Chakra’s mental body (lower soul). At this time in the Solar Plexus the Inner Sun or Solar Angel is absorbed, destroyed, or eclipsed, described in the Christian mythos as the blackening of the Sun and rending of the Temple Veil. The Buddhist mythos calls this stage nirvana, the blowing out of the lamp. This Initiation brings about the Initiate’s identification with the Buddhic Archangel, giving one access to the Intuitive Compassion of the buddhic subplane, and to Constellation resources like the University on Sirius. During this Initiation Unity Consciousness ripens into Brahman Consciousness, where that which one took for one’s Higher Self — one’s Solar Angel — is resolved back into the Greater Immensity. One is capable of “channeling” or resonating now to one’s Logos, located a harmonic fifth above the Solar Plexus, in the Crown Chakra. As the Crown Chakra of the Cosmic Physical Body is essentially identical to the Foot Chakra of the Cosmic Astral Body, one now has access to the “Ground State” of the Cosmic Astral Planes.

In the Fifth Initiation of Mastery, the Lower Self ascends to the Heart Chakra’s buddhic subplane (subtle soul) and begins to identify with the Throat Chakra’s atmic subplane. The Higher Self descends to the Navel Chakra’s mental subplane (dense soul) and moves toward the Sex Chakra’s astral subplane. Please see The Vesica Piscis and Initiation for this Initiation in the Christian mythos. In this Initiation one discovers and identifies with the Atmic Demiurge, as an Apostle of the Christ/Magdalen. One now has full access to Intuitive Compassion and to Constellation resources, is beginning to make use of the spiritual bliss-energies the atmic subplane and of Galactic resources, and is essentially a “baby” Master at this time. During this Initiation Brahman Consciousness ripens into Krishna Consciousness, wherein one finds the Absolute Stillness to be extremely lively, manifesting eternally in Absolute Bliss. When “channeling” now one resonates a harmonic fifth above the Heart, to the Base Chakra of the Cosmic Astral Body above one’s Crown Chakra.

In the Sixth Initiation of Decision, the Lower Self ascends to the Throat Chakra’s atmic subplane (dense spirit), and begins to identify with the Brow Chakra’s monadic subplane. The Higher Self descends to the Sex Chakra’s astral subplane (subtle body) and moves toward the Base Chakra’s physical subplane. One now has full access to the spritual bliss of the atmic subplane and of Galactic resources, and is beginning to use the light-energies and wisdom of the monadic subplane of the Cosmic Physical Universe. During this Initiation one develops Shiva Consciousness, and “channels” or resonates a harmonic fifth above the Throat, to the Sex Chakra of the Cosmic Astral Body above one’s Crown Chakra.

In the Seventh Initiation of Resurrection, the Lower Self ascends to the Brow Chakra’s monadic subplane (middle spirit), and moves toward the Crown Chakra’s logoic subplane. The Higher Self descends to the Base Chakra’s physical subplane (middle body) and moves toward the Foot Chakra’s elemental subplane. One now has full access to the Light-energies and spiritual wisdom of the Universe, and is beginning to respond to and use the spiritual Love-energies of the Cosmic Physical Multiverse. During this Initiation one develops Maharishi Consciousness, and “channels” or resonates a harmonic fifth above the Brow, to the Navel Center of the Cosmic Astral Body above one’s Crown Chakra.

In the Eighth Initiation of Transition, the Lower Self and Higher Self completely merge; the Higher Self is anchored in the Foot Chakra’s elemental subplane (dense body) while the Lower Self is established in the Crown Chakra’s logoic subplane (subtle spirit). Now the Cosmic Physical cycle is complete, and a new cycle begins with the Cosmic Astral Threshold, as the new higher-octave (Cosmic Astral) Lower Self occupies the Foot and the new (Cosmic Astral) Higher Self energizes the Crown Chakra. One now has full use of the spiritual Love-energies of the Cosmic Physical Multiverse, and is beginning to identify with the Elohim fequencies of the Cosmic Astral planes. Now one “channels” or resonates a harmonic fifth above the Cosmic Physical Crown/Cosmic Astral Foot, to the Solar Plexus center of the Cosmic Astral Body

In the Ninth Initiation of Cosmic Astral Birth, the Cosmic Astral Lower Self ascends to the Base Chakra’s physical subplane of the Cosmic Astral, and the Cosmic Astral Higher Self descends from the Crown Chakra to the Brow Chakra’s monadic subplane of the Cosmic Astral. During this Initiation one “channels” or resonates a harmonic fifth above the Cosmic Astral Base, to the Heart Chakra of the Cosmic Astral Body.

In the Tenth Initiation of Cosmic Astral Baptism, the Cosmic Astral Lower Self ascends to the Sex Chakra’s astral subplane of the Cosmic Astral, and the Cosmic Astral Higher Self descends from the Brow to the Throat Chakra’s atmic subplane of the Cosmic Astral. Now the Initiate “channels” or resonates a harmonic fifth above the Cosmic Astral Sex Chakra, to the Throat Chakra of the Cosmic Astral Body.

In the Eleventh Initiation of Cosmic Astral Transfiguration, the Cosmic Astral Lower Self ascends to the Navel Chakra’s mental subplane of the Cosmic Astral, and the Cosmic Astral Higher Self descends from the Throat to the Heart Chakra’s buddhic subplane of the Cosmic Astral. During this Initiation one “channels” or resonates a harmonic fifth above the Cosmic Astral Navel, to the Brow Chakra of the Cosmic Astral Body.

In the Twelfth Initiation of Cosmic Astral Crucifixion, the Cosmic Astral Lower Self and Higher Self meet across the Solar Plexus (Causal subplane of the Cosmic Astral). One now “channels” or resonates a harmonic fifth above the Cosmic Astral Navel Chakra, to the Cosmic Astral Crown Chakra. Since the Crown Chakra of the Cosmic Astral Body is essentially identical to the Foot Chakra of the Cosmic Mental Body, one now has access to the “Ground State” of the Cosmic Mental Planes.

In the Thirteenth Initiation of Cosmic Astral Mastery, the Cosmic Astral Lower Self ascends to the Heart Chakra’s buddhic subplane (subtle soul) of the Cosmic Astral, and begins to identify with the Throat Chakra’s atmic subplane. The Cosmic Astral Higher Self descends to the Navel Chakra’s mental subplane (dense soul) of the Cosmic Astral, and moves toward the Sex Chakra’s astral subplane. One may now “channel” or resonate a harmonic fifth above the Cosmic Astral Heart, to the Cosmic Mental Base Chakra.

In the Fourteenth Initiation of Cosmic Astral Decision, the Cosmic Astral Lower Self ascends to the Throat Chakra’s atmic subplane (dense spirit) of the Cosmic Astral, and begins to identify with the Brow Chakra’s monadic subplane. The Cosmic Astral Higher Self descends to the Sex Chakra’s astral subplane (subtle body) of the Cosmic Astral and moves toward the Base Chakra’s physical subpane. One now “channels” or resonates a harmonic fifth above the Cosmic Astral Throat, to the Cosmic Mental Sex Chakra.

In the Fifteenth Initiation of Cosmic Astral Resurrection, the Cosmic Lower Self ascends to the Brow Chakra’s monadic subplane (middle spirit) of the Cosmic Astral, and moves toward the Crown Chakra’s logoic subplane. The Cosmic Astral Higher Self descends to the Base Chakra’s physical subplane (middle body) of the Cosmic Astral, and moves toward the Foot Chakra’s elemental subplane. One now “channels” or resonates a harmonic fifth above the Cosmic Astral Brow, to the Cosmic Mental Navel Chakra.

In the Sixteenth Initiation of Cosmic Astral Transition, the Cosmic Astral Higher and Lower Selves completely merge; the Cosmic Astral Higher Self is anchored in the Foot Chakra’s elemental subplane (dense body) of the Cosmic Astral while the Lower Self is established in the Crown Chakra’s logoic subplane (subtle spirit) of the Cosmic Astral. Now the Cosmic Astral cycle is complete, and a new cycle begins with the Cosmic Mental Threshold, as the new higher-octave (Cosmic Mental) Lower Self occupies the Foot and the new (Cosmic Mental) Higher Self energizes the Crown Chakra. One now “channels” or resonates a harmonic fifth above the Cosmic Astral Crown/Cosmic Mental Foot, to the Solar Plexus Chakra of the Cosmic Mental Body.