As those of you who have been following this blog know, I keep updating the main chart I am using of Levels and Terms pertaining to the Alice Bailey and Ken Wilber levels. Here is the latest version.
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).