The more we search the remains of lost civilizations, the more we are tempted to believe that the people of the past were fully aware of their relationship to the Master Architect of the universe via the avenue of symbols and allegories. Then, after eons of time and after becoming engulfed in the lower octaves of corporeal existence, they had gradually forgotten their former estate and the universal principles which had been common knowledge to them.
This forgetting, this downward path of devolution, is told in the Christian Bible in the symbolic story of the downfall of mankind through their symbolic parents, Adam and Eve. The same symbolic forgetting or leaving the Father’s house is related in another allegory, the story of the Prodigal Son. At the present stage in world progress or evolution, mankind has reached the point just about where the wayward boy took stock of his degraded status and decided to retrace his steps to the home of his father. And because mankind has decided to reach up, there is a whole hierarchy of cosmic principles or entities ready and waiting to reach down to assist the Prodigal in his endeavors.
In all ages there have been a few who remembered their rightful status, their divine origin, and who attempted to keep this memory alive and to help their fellowmen in their return to the Father’s house. Among the most outstanding of these were Mithras, Buddha, Zoroaster, Akhnaton, Moses, Shakespeare and the Master Jesus. These great leaders and hundreds of others were followed by their disciples and adherents who devoted their lives to spreading the Truth, the ancient or Arcane Wisdom, in the form of the great philosophies such as the doctrines of the Greek sages, the esoteric teachings of the Far East, and our present day schools of advanced learning. All these great institutions have given out information through symbols and allegories.
When the ancient mysteries were taught in days gone by, there were always teachers who instructed their most advanced students in secret knowledge about the coming of a Great One. They were also given special exercises to prepare them for when the Master would be available and how to connect. This great Master, in turn, gave specific teachings to all who were interested in developing their spiritual connection to the Source Of All That Is.
Come back with me in time and imagine the conditions that prevailed long ago; the hustle and bustle of the general populace hurrying about their own business, not caring or even noticing the plight of others. In the main, they were much the same as they are in our own present time. Few listened then, or even thought about the deeper mysteries, but a few understood and did something about it, but it was mainly kept secret from others because of the fear of persecution. Today, there are relatively few who believe in the Mystery School teachings and the reality of esoteric or metaphysical temple instruction. Of course, this temple is not physical, and most often, neither is the language used in the instruction.
When the hour of transition comes, the advanced entities pass into the higher mental realms. But those who are still burdened by the recent experiences of earth life, and have refused to clear themselves of their emotional baggage, along with those who have no belief in an afterlife, will find themselves in the various levels of the astral planes, according to their level of spiritual maturity. The various religions designate these realms as heaven or hell.
It was in these dark, lower realms of the astral planes that the Master spent the interval between the afternoon of Good Friday and Easter Dawn. There are some individuals upon earth today who still have the memory of His presence and remember the wonder of His words.
Such privileged persons devote their lives to His teachings and His mission and mostly do not teach openly, but reveal the truth quietly to those who are ready for the deeply profound mysteries. The information taught publically, is a far cry from the real meaning of Easter.
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