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Spiritual Psychology: Comparing the Approaches

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Chapter Twelve: First Initiation, Part Four

This post, which is Part Four talking about the First Initiation (enlightenment experience or expansion of consciousness) as described by Alice Bailey, takes us into the third of the three stages associated with the First Initiation: the Assimilation phase helping us to see why results are so essential to knowing if we have really gone through the First Initiation, or not. 

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Who is Alice Bailey’s Tibetan?

This post discusses who Alice Bailey’s Tibetan may be and also gives reasons using Bailey’s own words as well as my own, as to why in the end knowing who he is doesn’t really matter. 

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Chapter Twelve: First Initiation, Part Three

This post is Part Three explaining what takes place during the First Initiation (enlightenment experience or expansion of consciousness) as described by Alice Bailey.  In this post we go into the second of the three stages associated with the First Initiation: the Expansion phase. 

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Chapter Twelve: First Initiation, Part Two

This post continues the process of explaining what takes place during the First Initiation (enlightenment experience or expansion of consciousness) as described by Alice Bailey.  Part Two talks about the basic symbolism that is connected with the First Initiation (looking at symbols from different religious traditions). Then it takes us through first of three stages connected to the First Initiation: the Preparation phase. 

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Chapter Twelve: First Initiation, Part One

This post begins the process of explaining what takes place during the First Initiation (enlightenment experience or expansion of consciousness) as described by Alice Bailey.  Part One talks about the three stages of Initiation: Preparation, Expansion, Assimilation and walks us through the Preparation phase. 

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Filling the Gaps in Spiritual Development

Most people envision spiritual growth like a staircase or even a spiral. This post looks at another approach of how spiritual growth might really happen explaining why in spiritual development there may be so many gaps to fill. 

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Spiritual Bypass and the Bailey Model

This post takes a quick overview at what is really required to overcome spiritual bypass according to Alice Bailey’s model asking what it takes for abusive spiritual leaders to be accepted as a legitimate teachers again?

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Chapter Eleven: Chela in the Light – Rules for Initiation 10 – 14

This post speaks about rules 10 -14 that the Bailey teachings imply are helpful for the Probationer Disciple (that includes the Chela in the Light) to follow prior to taking what Bailey calls the First Initiation (or major expansion of consciousness, or enlightenment experience). 

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Chapter Eleven: Chela in the Light, 5th Subplane – Part Seven

This post relates Bailey’s Chela in the Light stage to the the Light phase of the Technique of Integration and the Love/Love petal of Bailey’s Egoic Lotus. Then the post delves into a comparison between the Chela in the Light phase of Alice Bailey and what traditional Theosophy has to say about the 5th subplane of the Mental Plane. Finally we go into a comparison between the Chela in the Light stage and Integral’s Teal, Turquoise, and Indigo. 

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