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Chapter Ten: The Probationary Disciple, 6th Subplane – Part Four

This post continues looking at what Bailey calls the “Problems of Guidance” that especially Probationer Disciples struggle with. This second post looks at these problems as they are connected to being guided by people no longer alive through the technique of channeling. Then, the post introduces lower psychic powers as compared to higher psychic powers and how the Probationer Disciple who is attracted to these lower powers can get into difficulty. 

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Chapter Ten: The Probationary Disciple, 6th Subplane – Part Three

This post takes a more in depth look at what Bailey calls the “Problems of Guidance” that are found primarily on the Probationary Path, which I have also associated with the 6th Subplane of the Mental Plane. This first post on the topic looks at the “problems of guidance” in general, and then focuses mainly on the problems that come in regards to living people. 

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Chapter Ten: The Probationary Disciple, 6th Subplane – Part Two

This post further examines Bailey’s  Probationary Path as it applies to the 6th Subplane of the Mental Plane. The post goes into the problems the Probationer experiences when the emphasis is too concerned with mystical state experiences of a lower nature. The four problems of devitalization, delusion, delirium and detachment (in the worst sense of the word) that Bailey mentions are especially talked about. 

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Chapter Ten: The Probationary Disciple, 6th Subplane – Part One

This chapter continues to look at the spiritual tasks that are part of Bailey’s  Probationary Path as it applies to the 6th Subplane of the Mental Plane. The post explores the initial relationship the Probationer has with devotion and idealism and some of the pros and cons in regards to both.

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Chapter Nine: First Initiation — Initiation Explained, Part Two

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. 

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Chapter Nine: First Initiation — Initiation Explained, Part One

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.

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Chapter Eight: Probationary Disciple – Rules for Initiation 1 – 6

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). 

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Chapter Eight: The Probationary Disciple, 7th Subplane – Part Four

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. 

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Chapter Eight: The Probationary Disciple, 7th Subplane – Part Three

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.

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