This post continues to explain what initiation is as described by Alice Bailey, but it also compares her ideas to those found in more traditional Theosophy (Helena Blavatsky, Annie Besant, Charles Leadbeater), and also looks at parallels to the initiation process as found in the Integral model by Ken Wilber.
This post starts the process of explaining the First Initiation as described by Alice Bailey by first taking time to explain what initiation is as an expansion of consciousness and how it is connected to enlightenment experiences.
This post speaks about the initial 6 rules of 14 that represent guidelines for the Probationer Disciple to follow prior to taking what Bailey calls the First Initiation (or major expansion of consciousness, or enlightenment experience).
This post connects the stage of Probationary Disciple as I believe it relates to the 7th subplane of the Mental Plane to Bailey’s Egoic Lotus petal of Love/Knowledge and also to the Technique of Integration: Crisis stage. Next it looks at comparisons of this developmental level with what traditional Theosophy and the Integral models have to say.
This post continues continues to list some of the general characteristics associated with the Probationary Disciple focusing on the spiritual practices that are engaged in such as beginning meditation and mind training, breathing exercises, an understanding of the centers or chakras, character development, and growing insight into “gaps” in development.
This post continues to list some of the general characteristics associated with the Probationary Disciple as connected to the 7th Subplane of the Mental Plane focusing on how the pull between the spiritual and material worlds impacts them for better and worse.
This chapter starts the process of explaining some of the spiritual tasks that are required of the Probationary Disciple, who is part of Little Chelaship, Group Seven and how it might develop on the 7th Subplane of the Mental Plane.
This chapter gives an overview of how Bailey views mental processes including three types of mind given for the Emotional Plane (instinctual mind, lower concrete mind, personality mind) and three types of mind given for the Mental Plane (lower concrete mind, son of mind, abstract mind). It also shows how the terms concrete mind and abstract mind are not what most people think they are.