The Law of One, Book I, Session 3
Questioner: Does the shape of the pyramid have a function in the initiation process?
Ra: I am Ra. This is a large question.
We feel that we shall begin and ask you to re-evaluate and ask further at a later session, this somewhat, shall we say, informative point.
There are two main functions of the pyramid in relation to the initiatory procedures.
One has to do with the body.
Before the body can be initiated, the mind must be initiated.
This is the point at which most adepts of your present cycle find their mind/body/spirit complexes distorted from.
When the character and personality that is the true identity of the mind has been discovered, the body then must be known in each and every way.
Thus, the various functions of the body need understanding and control with detachment.
The first use of the pyramid, then,
is the going down into the pyramid for purposes of deprivation of sensory input so that the body may, in a sense, be dead and another life begin.
We advise, at this time, any necessary questions and a fairly rapid ending of this session.
Have you any query at this time/space?
The Law of One, Book III, Session 73
Questioner: It seems to me that the primary thing of importance for those on the service-to-others path is the development of an attitude which I can only describe as a vibration.
This attitude would be developed through meditation, ritual, and the developing appreciation for the creation or Creator which results in a state of mind that can only be expressed by me as an increase in vibration or oneness with all.
Could you expand and correct that statement?
Ra: I am Ra. We shall not correct this statement but shall expand upon it by suggesting that to those qualities you may add the living day by day and moment by moment, for the true adept lives more and more as it is.
The Law of One, Book IV, Session 80
Questioner: The fifteenth archetype is the Matrix of the Spirit and has been called the Devil.
Can you tell me why that is so?
Ra: I am Ra. We do not wish to be facile in such a central query, but we may note that the nature of the spirit is so infinitely subtle that the fructifying influence of light upon the great darkness of the spirit is very often not as apparent as the darkness itself.
The progress chosen by many adepts becomes a confused path as each adept attempts to use the Catalyst of the Spirit.
Few there are which are successful in grasping the light of the sun.
By far, the majority of adepts remain groping in the moonlight and, as we have said, this light can deceive as well as uncover hidden mystery.
Therefore, the melody, shall we say, of this matrix often seems to be of a negative and evil, as you would call it, nature.
It is also to be noted that an adept is one which has freed itself more and more from the constraints of the thoughts, opinions, and bonds of otherselves.
Whether this is done for service to others or service to self, it is a necessary part of the awakening of the adept.
This freedom is seen by those not free as what you would call evil or black.
The magic is recognized; the nature is often not.
Questioner: Could I say, then, that implicit in the process of becoming adept is the seeming polarization towards service to self because the adept becomes disassociated with many of his kind?
Ra: I am Ra. This is likely to occur.
The apparent happening is disassociation whether the truth is service to self and thus true disassociation from other-selves
service-to-others and thus true association with the heart of all other-selves and disassociation only from the illusory husks which prevent the adept from correctly perceiving the self and other-self as one.
Questioner: Then you say that this effect of disassociation on the service-to-others adept is a stumbling block or slowing process in reaching that goal to which he aspires? Is this correct?
Ra: I am Ra. This is incorrect.
This disassociation from the miasma of illusion and misrepresentation of each and every distortion is a quite necessary portion of an adept’s path.
It may be seen by others to be unfortunate.
Questioner: Then is this, from the point of view of the fifteenth archetype, somewhat of an excursion into the Matrix of the Spirit in this process?
Does that make any sense?
Ra: I am Ra. The excursion of which you speak and the process of disassociation is most usually linked with that archetype you call Hope which we would prefer to call Faith.
This archetype is the Catalyst of the Spirit and, because of the illuminations of the Potentiator of the Spirit, will begin to cause these changes in the adept’s viewpoint.
Questioner: I didn’t intend to get too far ahead of my questioning process here.
The positively or negatively polarized adept, then, is building a potential to draw directly on the spirit for power.
Is this correct?
Ra: I am Ra. It would be more proper to say that the adept is calling directly through the spirit to the universe for its power, for the spirit is a shuttle.
Questioner: The only obvious significant difference, I believe, between the positive and negative adepts in using this shuttle is the way they polarize.
Is there a relationship between the archetypes of the spirit and whether the polarization is either positive or negative?
Is, for instance, the positive calling through the sixteenth archetype and the negative calling through the fifteenth archetype?
I am very confused about this and I imagine that that question is either poor or meaningless.
Can you answer that?
Ra: I am Ra. It is a challenge to answer such a query, for there is some confusion in its construction.
However, we shall attempt to speak upon the subject.
The adept, whether positive or negative, has the same Matrix.
The Potentiator is also identical.
Due to the Catalyst of each adept
the adept may begin to pick and choose that into which it shall look further.
The Experience of the Spirit,
that which you have called the Moon, is then, by far, the more manifest of influences upon the polarity of the adept.
Even the most unhappy of experiences, shall we say, which seem to occur in the Catalyst of the adept, seen from the viewpoint of the spirit, may, with the discrimination possible in shadow, be worked with until light equaling the light of brightest noon descends upon the adept and positive or service-to-others illumination has occurred.
The service-to-self adept
will satisfy itself with the shadows and, grasping the light of day, will toss back the head in grim laughter, preferring the darkness.
Questioner: Then for the twentieth archetype I’m guessing that this is the Transformation of the Spirit, possibly analogous to the sixth-density merging of the paths.
Is this in any way correct?
Ra: I am Ra. No.
Questioner: Sorry about that.
Can you tell me what the twentieth archetype would be?
Ra: I am Ra. That which you call the Sarcophagus in your system may be seen to be the material world, if you will.
This material world is transformed by the spirit into that which is infinite and eternal.
The infinity of the spirit is an even greater realization than the infinity of consciousness, for consciousness which has been disciplined by will and faith is that consciousness which may contact intelligent infinity directly.
There are many things which fall away in the many, many steps of adepthood.
We, of Ra, still walk these steps and praise the one infinite Creator at each transformation.
Questioner: Then I would guess that the twenty-first archetype would represent contact with intelligent infinity.
Is that correct?
Ra: I am Ra. This is correct, although one may also see the reflection of this contact as well as the contact with intelligent energy which is the Universe or, as you have called it somewhat provincially, the World.
Questioner: Then by this contact also with intelligent energy can you give me an example of what this would be for both the contact with intelligent infinity and the contact with intelligent energy?
Could you give me an example of what type of experience this would result in, if that is at all possible?
Ra: I am Ra. This shall be the last query of this working of full length.
We have discussed the possibilities of contact with intelligent energy,
for this energy is the energy of the Logos, and thus it is the energy which heals, builds, removes, destroys, and transforms all other-selves as well as the self.
The contact with intelligent infinity
is most likely to produce an unspeakable joy in the entity experiencing such contact.
If you wish to query in more detail upon this subject, we invite you to do so in another working.
Is there a brief query before we close this working?
The Law of One, Book IV, Session 91
Questioner: Are these all of the components, then, of this first archetype?
Ra: I am Ra. These are all you, the student, see.
Thusly the complement is complete for you.
Each student may see some other nuance.
We, as we have said, did not offer these images with boundaries but only as guidelines intending to aid the adept and to establish the architecture of the deep, or archetypical, portion of the deep mind.
Questioner: How is the knowledge of the facets of the archetypical mind used by the individual to accelerate his evolution?
Ra: I am Ra. We shall offer an example based upon this first explored archetype or concept complex.
The conscious mind of the adept may be full to bursting of the most abstruse and unimaginable of ideas, so that further ideation becomes impossible and work in blue ray or indigo is blocked through over-activation.
It is then that the adept would call upon the new mind, untouched and virgin, and dwell within the archetype of the new and unblemished mind without bias, without polarity, full of the magic of the Logos.
Questioner: Then you are saying, if I am correct in understanding what you have just said, that the conscious mind may be filled with an almost infinite number of concepts but there is a set of basic concepts which are what I would call important simply because they are the foundations for the evolution of consciousness, and will, if carefully applied, accelerate the evolution of consciousness, whereas the vast array of concepts, ideas, and experiences that we meet in our daily lives may have little or no bearing upon the evolution of consciousness except in a very indirect way.
In other words, what we are attempting to do here is find the motivators of evolution and utilize them to move through our evolutionary track.
Is this correct?
Ra: I am Ra. Not entirely.
The archetypes are not the foundation for spiritual evolution but rather are the tool for grasping in an undistorted manner the nature of this evolution.
Questioner: So for an individual who wished to consciously augment his own evolution, an ability to recognize and utilize the archetypes would be beneficial in sorting out that which he wishes to seek from that which would be not as efficient a seeking tool.
Would this be a good statement?
Ra: I am Ra. This is a fairly adequate statement.
The term “efficient” might also fruitfully be replaced by the term “undistorted.”
The archetypical mind, when penetrated lucidly, is a blueprint of the builded structure of all energy expenditures and all seeking without distortion.
This, as a resource within the deep mind, is of great potential aid to the adept.
We would ask for one more query at this space/time as this instrument is experiencing continuous surges of the distortion you call pain and we wish to take our leave of the working while the instrument still possesses a sufficient amount of transferred energy to ease the transition to the waking state, if you would call it that.
The Law of One, Book IV, Session 93
Questioner: Then the adept, in becoming familiar with the Logos’s archetype in each case, would be able to most efficiently use the Logos’s plan for evolution. Is this correct?
Ra: I am Ra. In the archetypical mind one has the resource of not specifically a plan for evolution but rather a blueprint or architecture of the nature of evolution.
This may seem to be a small distinction, but it has significance in perceiving more clearly the use of this resource of the deep mind.
Questioner: Then Ra presented the images which we know now as the tarot so that the Egyptian adepts of the time could accelerate their personal evolution.
Is this correct, and was there any other reason for the presentation of these images by Ra?
Ra: I am Ra. You are correct.
Questioner: Are there any other uses at all of tarot cards other than the one I just named?
Ra: I am Ra.
To the student
the tarot images offer a resource for learn/teaching the processes of evolution.
To any other entity these images are pictures and no more.
The Law of One, Book V, Fragment 55
Session 105, October 19, 1983
Questioner: Could you please tell me what caused Jim’s kidney problem to return, and what can be done to heal it?
Ra: I am Ra. The entity, Jim, determined that it would cleanse itself and thus would spend time/space and space/time in pursuit and contemplation of perfection.
The dedication to this working was intensified until the mind/body/spirit complex rang in harmony with this intention.
The entity did not grasp the literal way in which metaphysical intentions are translated by the body complex of one working in utter unity of purpose.
The entity began the period of prayer, fasting, penitence, and rejoicing.
The body complex, which was not yet fully recovered from the nephrotic syndrome, began to systematically cleanse each organ, sending all the detritus that was not perfect through kidneys which were not given enough liquid to dilute the toxins being released.
The toxins stayed with the body complex and reactivated a purely physical illness.
There is no metaphysical portion in this relapse.
The healing is taking place in manifestation of an affirmation of body complex health which, barring untoward circumstance, shall be completely efficacious.