MAGIC OF WISDOM
Australia Occidental, 1951 - 1952
19th of September 1950
following is the beginning of the talk delivered by Dr. Serge Raynaud
de la Ferrière, Regent of the Universal Great Brotherhood at
the first meeting of the Rangoon Branch of the Universal Great
Brotherhood, on the 19th
September 1950 at
I wish you to
understand that this is not a class on occultism, symbolism, and such
like subjects. It is not possible for me to have a class on any
subject, because I am not going to stay here long, as I am only
passing through Burma for another country.
We do not know from
where we have come, why we are here and where we are going. If a man
knows these three things, then he knows everything.
There are different
concepts about from where we have come. One concept is that we are
composed of seven different bodies coming from 7 different planets.
But to know one concept is not sufficient. So long as we have one
label, such as Mason, Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, we can only have
one particular concept concerned, and not all conceptions of it. But
that is the way and that is the key. We have to follow this
traditional path; and this is the path followed by the initiate
I am going to tell you today is not exactly the TRUTH;
it is not possible to give the light immediately; you have to go very
slowly. It is only the different concepts that I am going to give you
From the beginning of
the world there existed a group of initiates or masters. I am not
speaking of the masters of the astral plane, I am speaking of those
who existed in the physical plane. In the beginning of the world the
first idea was to form into a group. In the beginning of the world
there were not such problems as we have today; there were no problems
such as earning a livelihood and so on. Hence they could devote more
time for study.
You must admit that
you must come from somewhere, from God or from atom or from anywhere.
So, the first people who have come from the original and who were
adepts were so very near the original source that they had all
knowledge. Gradually as time advanced this knowledge was only hold by
the initiates. These initiates gave the knowledge stage by stage.
Every two thousand years, the disciples of the first initiated
masters, come to the Earth to teach humanity. So in every two
thousand years humanity receives a new mission from a group of people
so that the traditional Truth may not be forgotten.
new group has now been started for such purpose. It started in 1947
and is known as the Aquarian Mission. We receive the firs teachings
of the masters in this
group. You must understand you do not come to this group out of
curiosity. It is not a new philosophy that we are going to teach.
What is required is the application of knowledge gained by studies.
We learned so that we may be able to teach others. We can thus
gradually bring all humanity in one brotherhood without distinction
of religion, sex or color. Everybody will be taught to be able to
teach in turn and if possible we will teach the animals as well.
Everybody in the human plane is the same, the only difference is in
In the beginning
there was an idea, and this idea was put into writing. The first
people wrote from bottom upwards. This is known as the BOUSTROPHEDON
writing. These were used by the Ka-o-mo-als, one of the first Negro
races. Then we have people writing from top to bottom. These are the
Asiatic writings of the Mongols, the Chinese. Then we have people who
write from the right to left. These are Semitic races, such as the
Hebrews, Assyrians, Iranians, etc.
They write from the
east to the west because they think knowledge comes from the east in
the same way as the sun which rises in the east. Then we have the
Occidental people who write from the left from the right. So, you see
the black skinned race, the yellow skinned race, the Semetic race and
the white skinned race all meeting together in the form of a cross.
So you see that the symbol of the cross is not something new, or
something Christian. This symbol existed 25.000 years ago in the MAYA
civilization. We see this symbol in the north of India, in the
Himalayas, and elsewhere.
we have the concept of the positive and the negative, the masculinity
and the femininity. In the Hindu religion they have the lingam
as the positive sign and the yoni
as the negative sign. It teaches us that nothing can be born without
the two polarities. Human beings are born with the force of man and
woman. The light of electricity comes from the positive and the
negative poles. The two polarities in science and religion are the
same. The cross is not the sign of Jesus of Nazareth only. It shows
Purusha and Prakriti of the Hindu philosophy also.
In this cross, I have
shown the arrow heads to give you an idea of the four different
races, the four different symbols and the four different writings.
They all converge on one center. In that is the ancient mystery, the
There are four
elements in everything, fire, water, air and earth. These are the
four physical elements. We then have the ethereal and other forms. We
find these four elements in this cross. We see also the symbol of
symbol of water is the triangle.
It is represented
air is represented by the triangle
which is shown as
symbol of fire is the triangle with its point to the top
and is represented
symbol of the earth is the triangle with a line across.
It is represented
writing is a symbol of the black race (Bull Age). In opposition to it
we find the writing of the Mongol, the Chinese race. (It was in the
time of the Scorpio Age). The Semitic is the Lion Age and the
occidental the Aquarian Age (to know, to will, to dare and to keep
What is the
conception of the macrocosm? What is the Zodiac?
are different conceptions about the beginning of the universe.
According to astronomy, in the beginning there was a big mass of
fire. From this fire sprang out sparks of itself
movement. This turned round and little by little it cooled down. This
is the origin of the planets and the stars moving around the sun
which is in the center of the universe. Around it we can see Mercury
which makes a revolution round the Sun in 88 days. The Venus makes a
round in 224 days, the Earth in 365 days, the Mars in 687 days,
Jupiter 11 years, Saturn in 30 years, Urano in 84 years, Neptune in
164 years, and then Pluto the last planet of our Sun system, in 246
years. So round the Sun these planets are always revolving round the
planets are also satellites, like the Moon of the Earth. The moon
takes 28 days to make a round of our world. Some planets have more
than one moon, for instance Uranus have five moons, Jupiter 5, Mars
2, Saturn 10, Neptune one moon so big.
“constellation” means an amalgamation of stars. Thousands
of stars make one constellation. There are many constellations in the
universe, but there are
12 constellations more important to us than the others. They are
Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio,
Sagittarius, Cappricornus, Aquarius, Pisces. The signs are, ram,
bull, twins, crab, lion, virgin, balance or scales, scorpion, archer,
capricorn or goat, water career
an fishes. These 12 constellations make the Zodiac. “Zodiac”
means animal round.
We know that the sun
is the center of the universe. When the Earth goes round the Sun it
appears that the Sun goes round the Earth. So when we say that the
Sun is in the Virgo, we understand that the Earth is in the Aquarius.
If we look from the center of the universe (the sun), then we look in
the heliocentric way, and if we look from this planet, it is in the
In this planet our
Earth 7 parts are composed of water and 3 of earth. There are 4
elements, and 3 times 4 elements makes 12 signs of the zodiac.
The Doctor went on
explaining the Chakras and the interconnections with the Zodiac, etc.