MAGIC OF WISDOM
Australia Occidental, 1951 - 1952
19th February, 1952
RAYNAUD de la FERRIÈRE
LESSON:- MISS P.NAGEL
NOTES ON LESSON GIVEN BY MISS NAGEL.
Last Tuesday the Doctor was mentioning
the Union between the Macrocosm and the Microcosm, and he referred to
the breaths, respirations which we take totalling 25,920 this number
being the same as the number of years for one nutation
of the earth, and he also mentioned
the 72 pulse beats of the human being every minute which is the same
number as the number of years which it takes for the axis to swing
in one degree around the circle – Zodiac.
There are quite a number of other parallels in the
Macrocosm and the Microcosm. For instance I suppose the most striking
one is the atom which we also mentioned last week. No matter how big
or how small it always takes on the atomic structure, the central sun
around which float its number of satellites. There are quite a number
of parallels between the two so there seems to be quite a good reason
for saying “As above so below”. In fact we are beginning
to realize it is Truth in all things. The reason that we don’t
realize the Truth completely is just because we haven’t
acquired sufficient knowledge. We haven't widened our understanding
enough. The search is to see if we can find just how we are linked
with the Great Universal. Not only to believe and to understand, but
to make it part of ourselves. Not to be just a separate unit, but to
be part of the GREAT ALL.
So I wish to discuss
further tonight the Gates of the Body which
are the CHAKRAS - the doors which are the entrance whereby our unseen
bodies can make contact with our physical body. We know definitely
that we are composed of solid, liquid and gas, and we also know that
the Ethers are there as well forming part of our physical body. When
a person goes on to an operating table he is given an anaesthetic,
the other of the body is driven out and he loses consciousness. With
the return of the other he regains consciousness. The etheric body is
closely linked with the physical body, and is actually a physical
Then we have the Emotions
– feelings which are a body rarer still and invisible to the
average human being. We are actually invisible, the reality
of us because we are clothed in the flesh.
Then we have our Mental Body wherein works the
Mind, the physical link for which is the brain. The Mind is a far
greater thing than the brain, for the mind contains
the universe and the brain is just the
physical organ. For example when we see the Sun in our Heavens we
actually see it in our mind. That is not the brain. The whole
universe is contained in the mind. So everything is in our mind.
These tenuous bodies which we use belong to us, are part of us, are
more fluidic. More in link with the Great All. The Astral Body is
more in contact with the whole of the Astral plane than the Physical
Body with the physical plane. The link with the Mental Body is nearer
still – so close we are beginning to understand, to be at one,
and ones we reach the mental consciousness we are all one, all
The Astral Body is nearest to the Physical Body but still linked with
the Great Universal.
METHOD BY WHICH WE ARE LINKED:
We are really linked with our bodies by the Chakras which are the
doors whereby we become one. It is simply a matter of vibration. The
denser the body the slower the vibration. The More rapid the body the
more rapid the vibration.
with the 7 Chakras because they are the ones which influence us
physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually, Their location is
on the spine though not in the actual physical sense, their real
location being the Fluidic Column known as Sushumna to which I will
The Chakras are linked with our endocrinal centres
and we are in reality our glands. Doctors today are realising and
saying that we are our glands, which is proven by the fact that is
these glands function correctly we are well, if not then we are ill.
So we are indeed
our glands. They are far more important than this garment
of flesh which we wear.
CHAKRAS IN RELATIONSHIP TO THE BODIES: The
physical body is governed
by the two lower Chakras- MULADHARA and SVADHISTANA.
The higher bodies - emotions and mind are governed
by ANAHATA and VICCUDHA, whilst
the spiritual body is linked with AGNA and SAHASRA
The people who have studied the Chakras from time
immemorial have realised that they are in vibration accord with
certain things, certain elements. If we accept this fact or not does
not matter. If we
don’t accept actually, we can accept symbolically.
For instance the Chakras 1 - 4 are in vibration
accord with the four elements. MULADHARA – Earth. SVADHISTANA
– Water. MANIPURA- Fire. ANAHATA-Air. (Refer
to lesson or 18th.
January for Chart depicting
Chakras in their relationship to
Muladhara and Svadhisthana represent
the foundation of our physical body, and the elements they symbolise,
namely Earth and Water are also the foundation of our physical world,
showing again the parallel between the Macrocosm and the Microcosm.
Manipura at the Solar Plexus - reaching upward is very important,
whilst Anahata is the fusion of the upward and the downward.
Note the symbols:-
When we are reaching upwards we draw upwards in
every direction. “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills”.
“Will draw all men up to me”
When we are reaching
downwards we drawn downwards in every
The Tenuous – Viccudha – Thyroid is reaching well up into
the emotional plane. “Straight is the gate, narrow is the way,
few there be who find it”.
This statement is literally true, this reference to the narrow way,
in many things. For instance when we realise that Man from the
Manipura to the Head Chakras can be represented by this diagram
Solar Plexus to Brain
and we begin to understand that the vivifying and
opening of the Chakras is amighty
task, we realise that indeed the above statement is true.
Also the narrow passage in the Pyramids between
the King’s Chamber and the Queen’s Chamber symbolises
the narrow way. In almost everything where we have an importance of
movement from one point to another we have this narrowing down.
AGNA links us with our Spiritual Selves.
When we pray we usually focus our eyes upwards and slightly in. There
is the link, the pulling up. With these two centres that are higher
up (AGNA AND SAHASRA) we pass out of the physical elements
“God be in my head and in my understanding”. Linked with
our Universal Selves in our heads.
CHAKRAS IN RELATIONSHIP TO THE PLANETS:
We have the relationship between the
Chakras and the Planets. We have learnt that the Planet,
through the Astral, have certain vibratory effects and are in harmony
with the vibrations of the Chakras.
The two great Luminaries
- Sun )
With regard to Viccudha represented by Mercury,
when we realize the power of speech which Viccudha represents, we
that Mercury “Messenger of the Gods” is a very fitting
symbol for the speech organ. Without speech we would be as the
animals, that is one of the things that divides us from the animal
Animal have sounds, we have speech.
The two great luminaries which fill our life - the Moon which takes
the minor position, and the Sun – Lord of our Being, govern
those two Charas which give us our final illumination.
Now all these centres, these Chakras have a
certain work to do and we have to take care of them to keep in
health. The Chakras
guard certain activities of the body. The
four activities of the Earth, Fire, Air and Water are the same as the
four activities of the body. Then we reach beyond the four elements
and I suppose there is nothing as powerful as the Voice. It is said
that the “pen is mightier than the sword” but in reality
the voice is the greatest of all. With the expressions, qualities of
the voice, one is capable of moving people to laughter or tears, to
the heights or depths. The voice is a tremendously powerful thing.
“In the beginning was the word”
Without speech how can we convey our thoughts to each other?
So you see the Chakras
are very important to our Life. Through
them the Life Force is pouring in. There is a constant stream of
Astral vibration coming through these
Chakras and it is these that keep us healthy.
If we exercise them, or learn to exercise them, we can make them very
great, not so much in size but in vigour, in illumination. As we
exercise them they grow in strength and power. Each Chakra has a
special function, a special symbol, colour, vibration, planetary
To keep in good health, physically, mentally and
emotionally it is our duty to discover what we should do to bring
about the correct
functioning of these most important centres. We therefore
study the great power that lies within us
Kundalini referred to as the Great Serpent Fire vivifies through its
movement, the whole of our body… It supports our whole life,
binding us to Mother Earth, because the earth is our Mother from
which we sprang. Electricity is one of the forces the manifestations
of Kundalini, and when we think of electricity as being one of these
qualities of earth we understand again the parallel. We must touch
the earth to make use of the electricity.
Kundalini is called the Serpent because it is
twined, reacting in the Muladhara Chakra
waiting for development. It is called Fire because of its
qualities. As Kundalini is roused it vivifies the Chakras on its way.
It is a very very strong force, so strong that it is just as well
it lies sleeping for if we are going to awaken Kundalini we have to
know what we are doing.
THE TWO FORCES:
The two Forces, Positive and Negative belong to all things. Together
they form the manifestation. Without the two aspects of the Trinity
we could not have the third.
PINGALA and IDA represent these two polarities.
Pingala being positive and represented by
is the right side of the body and also the frontal aspects of the
body. Ida being negative and represented by
is the left side of the body and also the back of the body.
With the two great forces of Pingala and Ida
working in unison
there is given the possibility of the movement of Kundalini along the
column Sushumna. With this movement of Kundalini and the consequent
vivifying of the Chakras we gain in power and evolution. We have
finished with Involution - the fall
of man into matter - and we are now moving upwards to Divine
Evolution. After our bodies become fit to
receive the rising of Kundalini we are going to become greater than
Before God all Souls are equal - that is in
potential. Actually when we look around us in the physical realm we
realise that we are not actually equal in this state. There is
richness and poverty, sickness and health, inequality of brain power
etc. and therefore in the physical sense all are not equality - we
must acknowledge that fact. Everywhere
around us we see inequality, but we all have the same possibility,
the same potential.
So if Kundalini is going to rise we must see to it
ourselves that we are moving upwards, because if Kundalini is roused
and goes down the power is going to be used for physical use and
Kundalini is for our Spiritual Life.
Therefore for Kundalini to rise for the spiritual purpose for which
it is intended we have to be prepared, we have to be finished with
this earth and all its attractions.
There are three conditions of Man on Earth so interesting in his life
here. Wealth, Power, Advancement.
As we realise that we
cannot take our wealth with us and we realise we cannot keep our
children, our loved ones, cannot hold the things we want, it is then
we seek another expression of life. Until then as long as we love
anything of this earth we must live in it.
With the commencement of the rising of Kundalini we begin to feel
this earth is not our real home, we begin to realise there is
we become illumined we begin to live to remember the whole 24 hours
of our life. We begin to remember our dreams. The 24 hours begin to
be one continuous whole.
With Manipura Chakra we begin to sense our link with other things. We
begin to get their vibration.
With Anahata Chakra we begin to feel at one with all humans. There,
we get the Brotherhood beginning to creep in. That is why the heart
is the important region.
With Viccudha our higher faculties are opened. We
clairaudient have extra sensory perception.
With Agna we begin to realise our Union with the
Great All. “Deep calleth
unto deep”. “I will come in an
sup with thee.”
Spiritual depths calling unto physical depths. They meet and we
With Sahasra- reintegration.
The Alchemist of old transmuted lead into gold meaning from Muladhara
For Your Contemplation
(From John Masefield)
“So shall I fight, so shall I tread.
In this long war beneath the Stars,
So shall a glory wreathe my head,
So shall I faint and show the scars,
Until this case,
this clogging mould
all to kingly gold”
NOTES ON COMENTARY BY DR. S.R. DE LA FERRIÈRE.
At the conclusion of the lesson given by Miss Nagel comprising the
various facets of the teachings of the Aquarian Mission, Dr. de la
Ferrière delivered a further talk to the Students.
“I am convinced that we all need to go
through this understanding of the Chakras. It means that the Chakra
teaching is the basic teaching for understanding of philosophy and
science. We must realise that it is only a very few who understand
something about the Chakras. The “man on the street”
generally speaking has never heard about the Chakras. It is a pity
when we realise that in the 20th
Century, the human being of today, the brain from the 20th
which we are so proud -
are just beginning to receive the teaching
about the Chakras. In the University in Paris, Sorbonne and the High
School New York the teachings of the Chakras have just commenced. In
the universities here we don’t have that teaching so it is that
we go outside the universities to just start and give the teaching
here in the beginning.
I feel myself very sorry for that when we realise that in Tibet or in
India it is part of the Life. It means that in those countries
everyone has not an understanding only of the two eyes, the two ears
etc. They KNOW we have 7 Chakras.
We just commence today in our medical
science to know something about the Endocrinal Glands. We just start
in medicine to know the existence of these glands that we call
Chakras in the East and Endocrinal Glands in the Western World. The
doctor of medicine today knows just a little about the Thyroid. Talk
to him about the Pineal and Pituitary and he is lost, but 20,000 or
25,000 years ago they know about these glands in India.
Why are we so proud about the White Race, about
the Western World? We just don’t know anything. To prove my
point, I would like to see the architect of today make a Pyramid as
in Egypt. I would like to see the architect of today place two very
big blocks, as used in the construction of the Pyramids, 7 metres
(approx. 8 yards long)
one and another without the use of cement - reference the Cheops
Pyramid in Egypt. Three, five, seven thousand years ago they
accomplished this feat, but still today we do not know how to do it.
I would like also if somebody can tell me how they made the galleries
inside the Pyramids, because it took 100 years, 1,000 - we don’t
know. It takes a long time to construct a building like a Pyramid,
and if they make galleries inside they must have light to do that. We
must find same trace of the means of light that the used - oil giving
smoke, but we don’t find any trace of the smoke. What was it
they used to see clearly inside the galleries? You know they made
secret temples under the galleries.
There is a theory that Egypt was a colony of
Atlantis, and you know it is very well known that the Atlanteans had
the Pituitary in complete development. The AGNA CHAKRA, giving the
eye of Cyclops, giving also the LIGHT. Some
people have drawn the picture of the Atlantis People with the big eye
in the centre of the fore
- head. From there comes the mythology of Cyclops. I don’t want
to have a discussion about the Third Eye. It is just a theory that I
explain to you. But the Egyptians have a light of same kind, a light
made by themselves. Why could this not be so when even today we find
that there still exists a fish that has a light on the top of his
nose. Why then cannot the human being have a light?
It is known that the Atlantis people were a very, very intelligent
and very advance people. Still we have some vestige of that and we
have found some philosophy of Atlantis. Some of you may have read my
article in the Readers’ Digest November, 1950.
In Brazil there is a very big Temple in the centre
of Matto Grosso,
a very important vestige where
we have found letters, and the letters we have found are supposed to
be Atlantean letters more or less - the same letters that the
Atlanteans used. So it gives us an understanding that there was a
connection between one continent and another.
In Antique Egypt when they want to talk about
Water they say “ATL”. In the Antique
Language of Mexico they also say “ATL”. This ATL is also
the prefix of the Atlantis Ocean which divides Mexico from Egypt, but
we feel there must have been a connection before.
Coming back on Atlantis you knew this continent
submerged more than 10,500 years before Christ, just at the time that
the Planet Juno
exploded. Juno was between Mars and Jupiter, and when the vernal
point was on longitude of Alpha Cancres,
the explosion of Juno took place, giving a perturbation on our Planet
which caused the submerging of Atlantis and the rising of another
Always on this planet we have the submerging of
one continent and the rising of another,
but always there remains a small vestige of the former
continent. With the traces that are left, graphies, we can ascertain
what was the
advancement of these people, and we always see from the history of
humanity that with these catastrophes their knowledge was directed to
the material science, the material way of living.
I’m afraid today when I see all the knowledge from the
scientific people - what they are doing with it.
Of course the atomic disintegration is not very
new. You have to know that. There are a lot of old philosophies from
Greece who know
something about the atom, but they just didn’t use the
of the disintegration of the atom. They knew
the theory, and it was known by these
people that the stem give the possibility of the life. When we find
something new we always went to use it in the material way. It is not
very nice when we realise that with the constructive idea, it is put
always for use in the destructive purpose.
It is told that this catastrophe of Atlantis caused by the explosion
of the Planet Juno, was the result not only of this planetary
explosion but because of the perturbation in the Cosmos resulting
from the perturbation of the Human Thought.
In reality we have to understand the power of the
thought. When all people are thinking alike,
when all people are thinking the one thought - it gives a
THOUGHT IS CREATIVE -
you have to realise that.
When all Humanity has the Chakras moving, all
Humanity can make a force in the Astral. In the time of Atlantis
everyone had KUNDALINI rising,
everyone was in possession of the complete light of these Chakras. It
was a tremendous power in the Astral atmosphere, and the day that the
Atlanteans have made the wrong perturbation, that is the day the
planet Juno exploded and changed the Axis of this Earth - the
submerging of the Atlantis continent.
Wall, if we are not Initiate, if we don’t
have all this power that these people had, still we realise that
Thought is Creative.
We know that when we want something REALLY you have it. When you have
the “magic” power you are a real Yogi
have what you like. You can transport the body, the house
or the hill from
one place to another, and we understand it is possible because it is
only by the knowledge of the disintegration of the atomic force that
you can disintegrate and reintegrate
If we know the process of disintegration of the vibration, we know
how to change the form. Everything is just vibration.
If you have a piece
of ice, and on this ice you place a hot iron, you turn
the ice to
water. It takes the two elements to produce the third. You change the
form, the matter only, by putting the fire, the heat on the ice.
We know that in the physical plane it is a little
experiment and you can
have this experiment in everything. With the tremendous power of
KUNDALINI – AGNI INRI – FIRE - that we have in ourselves.
It is from there comes I N R I on the Cross of the
Christ. INRI has been translated to mean JESUS NAZARETH REX IEUDI
(Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews), but also it means IGNE NATURA
RENOVATUR INTEGRA (With the Fire of Nature one must renovate
completely).It makes us understand that it is the real
transmutation spoken of by John the Baptist. “You must be born
You must be born again with this fire that we have inside.
Many times we use the word “Fire” for the symbol of the
power that is within us. Kundalini the Serpent is the Fire and when
he travels through the Chakras he burns one thing but he illumines
something else. He burns all the materialistic point of view but
he gives illumination on the spirit. When Kundalini has completed
his journey through all the Chakras he has burned all the
materialistic point of view and he is in the higher vibration.
Well, if we are today, everyone with the thought not in the perfect
vibration, what is going to happen to the world tomorrow? Because
everyone makes a psychology with his thought, with his vibration –
what is he making?
It is what I call the “Psychology of the New
Age”. Everyone is talking about war because everyone is
thinking about war. Better by far to make a psychology about Peace
– and that brings us back on this idea of disintegrating
something to reintegrate something else. I am sure everyone knows the
experience, the transporting from one object to another,
the transporting from some connection in some other place. We see
that very often in India and Tibet.
I give you a little illustration. When I was in India I have a
Guru. I had just left him in Chamoli in the Himalayas to walk to
another place along the road about 6 or 7 miles distant. I left my
Guru to go with one of my Chelahs saying to him that I would see him
later. Well we had just walked one or two miles and we see there
just on the road about 100 yards ahead of us my Guru! You remember we
had left him some time ago – he is a very old man and cannot
walk as fast as us. He could not get ahead of us and anyway we
don’t pass him on the road anywhere. So I said to him
“Hello Guru, what are you doing here?” He replied,
“Nothing – I just come”.
I’m a very positive man you know. It is just my second month
in India and I have to confess I don’t believe things easily –
all these things I hear about India and Tibet. Also I am just from
Paris and New York where I have been lecturing.
So what has he done, my Guru? I never was
and I don’t think anyone can hypnotise
Well it is very easy for the Guru to transport
himself from one place to another. He just disintegrates the body
by the contraction of the glands with the Astral Body – he goes
somewhere else and materialises
or reintegrates again in the Physical Body.
It is here that I am very sorry for the Western
World. In India, 20,000 25,000 years ago they know all about the
Chakras, and here we just try to know today IF
it is possible.
We believe only in the physical, only in what we can see with our 5
senses. Remember also these senses are imperfect. Like the
Hindus say, in REALITY the physical is not there. It is illusion.
It is there in the physical world – yes, but in reality it is
Maya – Illusion.
Our eyes are not perfect as the eyes of these
people in the past ages. We have 5 senses, but they are imperfect.
When the 5 are perfect then you can see by yourself the rainbow
in the sky. Now you just see a curved line with some colours,
but you know that in REALITY the rainbow is 7 times bigger than what
you see. What we see of the rainbow is just a little portion. We
have proof of the actual size of the rainbow because with some
special and very very scientific apparatus
we can see the different colours
that we don’t see with the naked eye.
With scientific apparatus we can see the infra red and the ultra
violet bands at either end of the rainbow. These are very large bands
and cannot be seen with the naked eye, because with the eyes we can
catch only a very small part of the vibration.
We don’t see completely - why? Because we
only see between so much and so much vibration, and everything is
vibration - more dense or more rarified. Therefore we must escape
from the confines of our visuality. For instance, we have a chair, we
say there is a chair but in REALITY it is more than just the chair -
it never finishes. The chair is illusion, in reality there exists
more than just the chair. People would say that such a statement is
silly because they can feel the chair. Yes, that is so. You feel the
of the chair, but the vibration is much more than just the dense
vibration that you feel.
We can see only from one point to another point because we see the
vibration 5,300 but beyond that we don’t see.
It is the same with our body. In reality we are not only the physical
that we see, we are not just the little things that we see and hear.
We are very important, but we don’t see all these other bodies
that we have in reality. They are in different states of vibration.
So much and so much vibration we call the physical body. So much and
so much vibration we call the Astral Body.
It is only when we attain the development of the Chakras that we are
no longer limited by the 5,300 vibration.
The Atlanteans had reached on this plane of development, they had the
possibility to be everyone and everything.
To attain the development of these Chakras what we try to do again
today is some work.
PSYCHOLOGY OF THE NEW AGE:
This brings me to the point of what I always term the “Psychology
of the New Age”. I don’t want to say that most of the
people of the New Age are “unbalanced”, but there is an
unbalance at this time. I have made several lectures in America with
psychologists and I have asked them what they feel want they think is
the state of the New Age.
They confess they are unable to resolve completely the problems of
the Human Being of today. They are looking for an answer and were
interested in the lecture that I gave about the Psychology of the New
Age because it gave an answer on their own problem. It gives very
real system to resolve the problem. It is the Yug method–
Union- Identification. It means that we start to develop the psychic
man, not only the physical man.
It means that you have to transmute your physical body, and if St.
Paul knew of this 2,000 years ago I don’t know why we take so
long to just begin with the physical.
I feel very sorry, when in different parts of the world today where
we give the teaching of YOGA, how still it is not understood. People
see the physical exercise - they don’t understand that it is
not just physical exercise. Yoga is in reality the SCIENCE OF THE
CHAKRAS the spiritual alchemy. From the lower plane to the sublime
plane. That is in reality Yoga. The sublime.
All knowledge that we have we have to try to transmute to the
spiritual in order to become YUG, to be in Union with everything.
YOGA - YUG, means identification. We must realize there exists
another world, not only the physical - then we really feel the
No restriction by personality, by race, creed or
We realize we are all the one. There will come a day when we really
feel we are brothers, one, Yug.
PEACE WITH YOU.