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CHAPTER SIXTEEN: Mental Plane – How it Unfolds

This chapter summarizes various processes that need to be mastered as one moves up the Mental Plane in regards to the Alice Bailey model. Then it closes with brief comparisons to the more traditional Theosophical model as well as to the Integral model.

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CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE: Group Five – Maintaining the Status Quo

This post starts the discussion of Bailey’s Group Five. Some of the characteristics include: Gaining Self-Respect, Enforcers of Status Quo, Cognitive Dissonance.  Group Five is also said to be where the majority of humanity’s consciousness resides according to the Bailey teachings, and is the last stage of Atlantean consciousness.

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CHAPTER FOURTEEN: The Emotional Plane — Emotions, Desire & Imagination

This chapter gives an overview of the Emotional Plane, which most of humanity is said to be on, demonstrating how it is connected to the emotions and desire. 

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BOOK TWO: Becoming Human

Before we become a Soul in the Ageless Wisdom teachings we have to learn to become  an Integrated Personality. According to Ageless Wisdom and Integral theorists, few humans have reached this stage.  What does it mean to become an Integrated Personality? What will humanity look like when it gets there? This book takes a look then at what it means to become fully human.

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Love & Compassion: Accepted Discipleship/Indigo

This post illustrates some ways to induce greater love and compassion in ourselves as a spiritual practice. Learning to do these without sentiment, free from glamours (or delusions), and with great insight and humility is essential both to the stages of Accepted Discipleship in the Ageless Wisdom teachings and Indigo in the Integral teachings.

Before writing this post I took a bit of a break.  I wanted to take time to get even clearer about what I was discovering as the major spiritual tasks that were required to get through the stages of Accepted Discipleship and Chela on the Thread in the Ageless Wisdom teachings and how they paralleled with the stages of Turquoise and Indigo in Integral. As a reminder, let me start by summarizing the main tasks of these stages.  I will also put the charts I have been using up again below.
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Integral Meditation – Wisdom vs. Wilber

In April 2016, Ken Wilber released his new book Integral Meditation, which relates how mindfulness practice needs to be applied developmentally through the various levels he uses. In the audio webinar of this book aired first on April 7th, Wilber claims that these levels have never been revealed before. Well, actually, they have! As this blog shows, they were talked about over 80 years ago through the Ageless Wisdom tradition. This blog shows how Wilber’s new book aligns with these teachings and shows again, where he still needs to catch up.  

In a bold statement, Ken Wilber declares in his April 7th Webinar, that there isn’t just one form of one size fits all mindfulness, there are up to seven or eight different experiences of mindfulness. And, by acknowledging how there are different levels, we see mindfulness meditation changes in very dramatic ways. In a very excited tone he then goes on to declare that not a single meditation system anywhere in the world has any record of his groundbreaking development work.  Unfortunately for Wilber’s excited attitude, that is very far from true. Not only has the Ageless Wisdom teachings had these levels in place for a long time (and much more beyond the eight Wilber is now professing), they have taught different modes of meditation for the various levels and even what may be considered “lines” in Wilber’s system, for a very, very long time as well.

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