It has been many years since I started this blog comparing the Ageless Wisdom teachings to those of Integral. Since then my understanding has deepened greatly since apart from this blog I have been writing what is now turning into three substantial books on these comparisons.
This post summarized the idea of what contact with a Master looks like in regards to the writings of Alice Bailey and then goes on to examine some of the potential pitfalls of the “Guru/Disciple” relationship borrowing primarily from the writings of those within the Transpersonal, Integral, and Buddhism field. These writings are particularly invaluable because they come from the real life experiences of those who have lived out these relationships, especially in modern times.
This post reviews what the Alice Bailey teachings have to say about contact with a Master so that we can then compare and contrast it in a later post with what the Integral and Transpersonal fields have to say about this kind of “Guru/Disciple” relationship.
This post lays the groundwork as we attempt to clarify the muddy waters concerning what it means to have contact with a “Master.” The post discusses where the notion of contact with a Master came from, how it has become distorted over time, and how it relates to the Buddhist idea of the outer Master (guru), the inner Master (guru), and the secret Master (guru).
This post continues our exploration of the stage known as the Chela in the Aura in regards to the Alice Bailey model and shares how to get to this level one must have equanimity and hold a very comprehensive point of view regarding many areas of understanding if they are going to be effective in solving the Problems of Humanity. The post also shares how the Integral model includes some similarities to this stage, especially at their higher levels of development.
This post looks into more detail at the stage known as the Chela in the Aura and how the person at this level is involved with the Problems of Humanity. It also makes some brief references to the Integral model in regards to this level of spiritual development.
This post talks about the Stage of Discipleship known in the Alice Bailey teachings as Chela Within the Aura, which is related more to the 3rd Initiation (expansion of consciousness). The post also examines briefly how it may, or may not, fit with the Integral model.