First of all, the word hierarchy as commonly used in English might seem an inappropriate choice, but these Great Ones have a Consciousness that is so far advanced beyond that of the puny, human intellect that it is unimaginable to all but a few. Furthermore, there is a natural ordering of the responsibilities of these Beings within The Hierarchy, and that is dependent upon the Level of Initiation which They have achieved.

These Lofty Ones have gone beyond the dense physicality that we experience on Planet Earth, but until the Fifth Initiation (the Revelation) They continue to incarnate into this Third Density Reality to assist the evolutionary developement of Humankind. In the West, They have also been called The Elders of the Race, The Spiritual Government, and The Great White Brotherhood (white referring to the Light that They radiate). There are seven Great Divisions within The Hierarchy, each working with the vast energies of one of the Seven Rays to influence planetary affairs, and each Division is headed by one of The Lords or Chohans of the Seven Rays (these are human designations only -- for easier comprehension).

At the head of this Hierarchy is The One Who is called Sanat Kumara. This Being may rightly be considered as The Lord of the World and has also been referred to as "The One Initiator", "The Youth of Endless Summers", and "The Ancient of Days" in the Bible. The entire planet is held within the Aura of this Great Being, and He can be thought of as The Direct Representative of The Creator for Planet Earth. It is the Purpose of Sanat Kumara to which all of The Members of The Hierarchy are dedicated and which They have served through the eons of time. The Higher Self of Sanat Kumara is The Planetary Logos for Planet Earth, The Silent Watcher.

Sanat Kumara came to this planet at a particularly dark time in its history, 18.5 million years ago, in an act of unfathomable compassion to try to extricate the dominant species of animal-man (and future humans) from their devolutionary downward spiraling. The Creator of this Star System (The Solar Logos) was considering the elimination of this planet because of the inability to raise the consciousness of the primitive, violent species of human-like anthropoids (with miniscule mental activity) despite repeated attempts. The very presence of the Energy Field of Sanat Kumara reversed the course of planetary history and the destruction of the planet (for the sake of the entire system of planets).

Sanat Kumara, along with Those Who have been called The Lords of the Flame, came from the Planet Venus. They did not come from a level of reality (Third Density) that we see with our telescopes but rather one much higher in frequency of beingness. Six other Kumaras accompanied Sanat Kumara: 3 Exoteric Kumaras of directed activity and 3 Esoteric Kumaras, about Whom little is known. These Kumaras and Lords of the Flame then comprised the first, ancient White Brotherhood and established the Central Focus for their mission at the Aetheric Level over what has become the Gobi Desert of China. It continues to this day and is known as Shamballa (click on "Shamballa").

Over the passage of eons of time, the original Members of The Spiritual Hierarchy have gone on their way to more highly-evolved systems of evolution to be replaced by members of the Human Race, Who have advanced themselves by sheer dint of effort through the vicissitudes and trials and heartaches offered by life on this planet. At a certain stage of planetary growth (Middle Atlantean Times), it was deemed necessary by Sanat Kumara to create the Path of Initiation to enhance and accelerate the advancement of consciousness, and this is the Path continued to this day, the Path known to all true Mystery Schools and Mystical Orders (for more information, go to "The Only Path On Earth").

In summary, then, The White Brotherhood is comprised of Initiates of varying degrees, Arhats of the Fourth Initiation Level (the Renunciation), Ascended Masters of the Fifth Level (the Revelation), Chohans of the Seven Rays (Sixth Initiation, the Decision), and The 3 Great Lords of Seventh Degree Level (the Resurrection): The Manu (1st Ray Dept.), Lord Maitreya (2nd Ray Dept.), and The Mahachohan (3rd Ray Dept.). Sanat Kumara and the other Kumaras (also known as Buddhas) administer the Divine Plan, so to say. At a still Higher Level, there is The Solar Hierarchy which oversees the entire Solar System.

The First Three Divisions or Departments (human terms) are the major ones, and the First 3 Rays that are "stepped down" by those Chohans are the Divine Emanations of The 3 Aspects of The Triune Godhead (The Will of God, The Love of God, and The Mind of God -- Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma). Rays Four through Seven are the Divine Emanations of The 4 Attributes of The Creator, which proceed out of the 3rd Aspect (Mind) of God. These Forces are applied to human affairs according to the Divine Plan devised by The 3 Great Lords in support of fulfilling the Divine Purpose of Sanat Kumara and are modified according to the evolving responses of the Human Kingdom (for more about the 7 Rays, click on "The Seven Rays Explained").

1. Division One -- First Ray (Divine Will)       Please click on "The First Ray".

      Archangel Michael

      The Lord Manu oversees all work of the 1st Department of Earth's Spiritual Hierarchy. Each Root Race of Man has its acting Manu. The Manu of the residual 4th Root Race (the Oriental) is Lord Chakshusha Manu (also known as Lord Himalaya). For the 5th Root Race (the Aryan), The Master Jupiter has assumed the Office from its former Occupant, Vaivasvata Manu. These 2 Manus work very closely together.

      The Chohan is El Morya Khan.

Incarnations: a) Shan Kai Ra Marya of the Zend Avesta (Zoroastrianism)

b) Father Abraham, the Patriarch, from the city of Ur

c) Melchior, one of the 3 Zoroastrian Magi to visit Infant Jesus

d) King Arthur of Camelot (4th Century A.D. Britain)

e) King Richard the Lionhearted

f) Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, martyred by King Henry II

g) Sir Thomas More -- martyred by King Henry VIII (1478-1535 A.D.)

h) Akbar the Great, Mogul Emperor of 16th Century India (1542-1605 A.D.)

i) Thomas Moore, 19th Century Poet Laureate of Ireland and musical composer (1779-1852 A.D.)

j) El Morya Khan, Rajput Prince of India

      The Brotherhood of the Diamond Heart

2. Division Two -- Second Ray (Love/Wisdom)       Please click on "The Second Ray".

      Archangel Jophiel

      Lord Kasyapa Buddha, World Teacher for Planet Earth prior to Amitabha.

      Lord Amitabha Buddha, World Teacher during the Age of Aries, Who fully overshadowed and taught through Prince Siddartha Gautama. Now the 2nd Ray Kumara on The Shamballa Council. (Gautama re-incarnated as Tzon-kha-pa, born 1355 A.D. in Amdo, Tibet, Founder of the Yellow Caps or Gyalugpas.)

      Lord Maitreya oversees the Division (World Teacher after Amitabha Buddha and referenced as The Master of The Masters). Incarnate as Lord Krishna and the Great Swami Shankaracharya.

      The Chohan is Kuthumi Lal Singh (Current World Teacher, Who is always The Chohan of the 2nd Ray).

Incarnations: a) Kai Et Hu Mata of the Zend Avesta (Zoroastrianism)

b) Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose III (Menkheperre   Reign: 1479-1425 B.C.)

c) Egyptian Pharaoh Ramesses II (Usermaatresetepenre   Reign: 1279-1213 B.C.)

d) Pythagoras, the great Greek Initiate & Sage of Samos

e) Balthazar, one of the 3 Zoroastrian Magi to visit Infant Jesus

f) Saint John the Beloved, the one closest to Master Jesus

g) Nagarjuna (2nd Century A.D.), one of the 3 Suns of Buddhism, author of "Prajna Paramita"

h) Saint Francis of Assisi (1182-1226 A.D.)

i) Saint Martin de Porres (Lima, Peru   1579-1639 A.D.)

j) Mogul Emperor Shah Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal in India, son of Jahangir, grandson of Akbar

k) Kuthumi Lal Singh (Kashmiri Prince)

      Djwhal Khul (The Tibetan, Gai Ben-Jamin, the future World Teacher)

Incarnations: a) Kung Fu Tzu (Confucius)

b) Dharmajyoti, direct disciple of Lord Gautama Buddha

c) Kleinias, close disciple of Pythagoras/Kuthumi and founder of Pythagorean School in Athens

d) Caspar, one of the 3 Zoroastrian Magi to visit Infant Jesus

e) First Aryasanga (Vasubandhu Kanushika), founder of Yogacharya School and reformer of Buddhism, one of the 3 Suns of Buddhism, which he brought to Tibet (where he was called Chagpa Thogmad), and author of "The Book of the Golden Precepts"

      The Brotherhood of the Golden Robe

3. Division Three -- Third Ray (Active Intelligence)       Please click on "The Third Ray".

      Archangel Chamuel

      The Mahachohan (Lord of Civilization) is The Overseer.

      Paul The Venetian (Ascension taken as Paulo Veronese, the Italian Renaissance Master-Painter)

      The Chohan is Serapis Bey (The Egyptian).

Incarnations: a) Egyptian Pharaoh Amenophis III

b) Phidias, architect of the Parthenon

c) King Leonidas of Sparta

      Rays Four through Seven are transmuted through The Consciousness of The Mahachohan and come under His direction.

4. Division Four -- Fourth Ray (Harmony through Conflict)       Please click on "The Fourth Ray".

      Archangel Gabriel

      The Chohan is Master Paul (not The Venetian).

5. Division Five -- Fifth Ray (Concrete Mind & Scientific Exactitude)       Please click on "The Fifth Ray".

      Archangel Raphael

      Pallas Athena

      The Chohan is Hilarion, Who oversees all scientific and technological developement of the planet, all of the Healing Arts, and evolvement of the rational aspect of lower mind toward the higher, abstract mental capabilities.

Incarnations: a) Hilarion, Atlantean scientist

b) Plato, the famed philosopher and Greek Initiate

c) John, author of "The Revelations"

d) Saint Paul, the Great Apostle

e) Iamblichus of Apamea, founder of Neoplatonic Mystery School (circa 242-327 A.D.)

f) Saint Hilarion, the 4th Century desert father and miracle-worker (292-372 A.D.)

      Master Markco, Who shares some of Hilarion's responsibilities.

      The Brotherhood of Truth, Whose relentless search for truth is symbolized by the lighted lamp (i.e. Diogenes).

6. Division Six -- Sixth Ray (Devotion and Abstract Idealism)       Please click on "The Sixth Ray".

      Archangel Uriel

      The Chohan is Jesus (more accurately known as Sananda).

Incarnations: a) Adam (first of Adam Kadmon Man)

b) Enoch

c) Melchizedek, priest of Salem (Uru-salem or Jerusalem)

d) Joseph, son of Jacob, sold into slavery by his brothers, becoming Regent for the Pharoah of Egypt

e) Joshua, son of Nun, the military commander at the time of Moses and the search for the Promised Land

f) Asaph, the chief court musician for King David and King Solomon

g) Jeshua, son of Jozadak, high priest upon return of the Hebrews from captivity in Babylon, leader of the rebuilding of Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem

h) Zend, father of Zoroaster (Zarathustra)

i) Jehoshuah (Jeshua), The Wayshower for the Piscean Age and vehicle for The Christ Consciousness

j) Apollonius of Tyana (Greece)

      Mohammed, Senior Disciple in Ashram and overshadowed by Jesus during 7th Century lifetime

7. Division Seven -- Seventh Ray (Freedom, Transmutation, Ceremonial Order, and the Violet Flame)       Please click on "The Seventh Ray".

      Archangel Zadkiel

      The Chohan is Master Rakoczi (also called Saint Germain - go to "Who In The World Is Saint Germain?").

Incarnations: a) the Prophet Samuel

b) Saint Joseph, father of Jesus

c) Proclus, the Greek philosopher and neoplatonist

d) Saint Alban (3rd Century A.D. British Martyr)

e) Merlin, the White Magician of King Arthur's day and Camelot

f) Roger Bacon (1211-1294 A.D.)

g) Christian Rosenkreutz, founder of the Order of the Rosy Cross (Rosicrucians)

h) Paracelsus, the Swiss alchemist (Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim)

i) Christopher Columbus (1451-1506 A.D.)

j) Sir Francis Bacon, author of the Shakespearean Literature

Much could be said about The Hierarchy and volumes could be written, but I wanted to give only a brief introduction for the sake of those who have not become acquainted with The Greatest Benefactors the world has ever known. If interested, more may be found by clicking on "The Ashram Of The King" and "The Initiates Of Earth".

Finally, I would like to mention that most of These Great Ones will be walking the Earth when the Transmutation of the planet into the next higher level of expression (Fourth Density) has been completed. That era has been called the New Golden Age, and the collective effort is known as the Externalization of The Spiritual Hierarchy. They will prepare the way for the next Avatar of The Christ Consciousness (Lord Kuthumi) Who will anchor in the Collective Unconscious the quality of Compassion, to remain for all subsequent time (see "The Coming Of The Christ").

James Oliver Cyr, M.D.


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