concern of the D.K. Foundation is not simply the transmission of
astrological knowledge but also with the
application of that knowledge in the circumstances of everyday life,
in order to bring about a change in the being of those involved. What we
stand for, therefore, is transformation; what we offer are the means and
methods of self-knowledge.
terms of function, this represents nothing that is new: self-knowledge and
transformation are ever the concern of mature spiritual organisations; the
means, astrology, is amongst the oldest of disciplines; and the methods of
creating self-awareness employed by the Foundation include nothing that
has not been used countless times before in schools committed to personal
terms of teaching, however, the Foundation is offering an approach which,
for many people, will represent something new. Our approach is to find,
through the application of consciousness, transformative opportunities in
the life that each of us is living. Our aim is to help spiritually aware
people to achieve soul-personality alignment and to become agents in the
process of invoking spiritual will. We are bringing transformation into
everyday life rather than encouraging an abandonment of the everyday in
order to find spirituality.
this end we use both the language of conventional astrology and also the
esoteric astrology, as D.K. used that term, meaning pertaining to
esoteric astrology uses a different system of planetary rulerships from
that used in conventional, personality-centred astrology. It also
acknowledges planets that have not found their way into conventional usage
and replaces the house system with the system of crosses.
esoteric astrology does not deal with personality consciousness and is
therefore of only limited to use to people mired
in and confused by personality problems. As this kind of suffering
and confusion are the very things that make people turn to astrology for
guidance, we continue to use the language of conventional astrology but
within a conceptual structure that enables the astrologer to ascertain the
purpose behind the personality and to view the overshadowing soul through
the window of the personality.
call this approach Transitional Astrology and it is based upon five
of these concepts is examined on this web site under the heading Key
structure is applied to all teaching and all readings given by the D.K.
year, in addition to postal work, the D.K. Foundation gives approximately
new 200 face-to-face- readings. This way of working ensures that an
astrologer remains in touch with what that struggle means in the lives of
One: Madame Blavatsky and the Theosophical Movement
The Universe as a Phenomenon
Born out the challenge issued by natural science
Helena Blavatsky was Russian aristocrat born in 1831. She spent the early
years of her life adventuring abroad. Eventually, after visiting India,
her travels began to assume the shape of a spiritual quest and she went to
Tibet to study the Eastern Esoteric Tradition with the lamas.
middle years found her in the USA where she joined forces with Captain
Olcott and established the Theosophical Society in New York in 1875.
Dismissive of God and established Christianity alike, the real bête
noire of Madame Blavatsky was the natural scientists whose star was in
the ascendant by the close of the nineteenth century, and whose arrogance
and blindness, she considered, was bringing about a new Dark Age of
sheer force of will, Madame Blavatsky invoked
a higher level to help her to rise to the challenge posed by
science, and from this higher level, in response to her call emerged the
Kuthumi (K.H.) became Madame Blavatsky’s principal source of guidance
and between the two of them they produced a body of work, comprising Isis
Unveiled and The Secret Doctrine, that represented the occultist’s answer to
K.H. may have added breadth to her vision but the prose style surely is
pure (Sun in Leo, Mars in the third house) Blavatsky. For all its
erudition, scorn and bombast, it is unlikely these writings dented the
confidence of many contemporary scientists who surely availed themselves
of the simple expedient of not reading them. But what they did was
bequeath to posterity an alternative to the scientific materialism: a
hylozoic universe, a multitude of different levels of consciousness and
densities, where everything existed in its own right and was at the same
time part of something else. And they ensured that, through the masters,
this higher level of intelligence disposed to help humanity would remain
accessible to those in incarnation.
Theosophical Movement took root at a time of confidence in the western
world, a time when educated people believed in progress and believed that
they were the agents of progress. It was an attempt -
and a very successful attempt - to wrest the idea of
evolution and objectivity from the scientists in order to create
Aquarian Age spirituality.
the time Alice Bailey was taking down D.K’s words, however, Europe was
reeling and it was time for a new spiritual message.
Two: The Alice Bailey volumes
Responding to the Soul
A call to a generation to rise above adversity and despondency
Bailey books were written for the generation born after the Great War, who
were heading into the Second World War, and to whom would fall the task of
global reconstruction after the that war. This was the generation who had
also witnessed the Theosophical Movement in disarray after several
internal scandals and, most importantly, the withdrawal of Krishnamurti.
message to this generation, delivered through the Bailey books and through
the Arcane School which Alice Bailey established, was to hold steady and
rise above adversity by detaching from form, understanding progress as a
spiritual process, and becoming responsive to the requirements of the
the work done by Madame Blavatsky, the Bailey books continue the occult
education. Born in 1880, a Gemini with her Mars tucked away in the twelfth
house, Alice Bailey was a much quieter personality than the flamboyant,
pugilistic Madame Blavatsky, but the Bailey books are under the same ‘impress’
(D.K.’s term) as those of Madame Blavatsky and K.H. Not all the Bailey
books are dictated works, certain titles are her own efforts, but the
majority of the nineteen volumes is the fruit of the amazing partnership
between Alice Bailey and D.K.
Bailey books and the Arcane School still fulfill the function of providing
a sound occult education but it is important to acknowledge that time
moves us all on. Once again it is time for a new spiritual message.
Three: Coming down to earth
Bringing through spiritual will
Finding a purpose for well developed personalities
is where the D.K. Foundation and its approach to astrology comes
in. It is too early to say as yet through what other organisational forms
this message will be issued but the ideas have been released on to the
mental plane and they are being picked up with an astonishing rapidity.
The message they are spelling out is that it is time for self-realisation
and for gaining understanding through grounding
the knowledge that has been given in the past one hundred and twenty
years. And the way to do that is through making a
practical contribution and not simply keeping the knowledge in our
again the Masters K.H. and D.K. are supervising and Master Morya is also
the twenty-first century comes in, we face, once again, serious disruption
of our western societies as the Twenty-First century comes in. It has to
be this way; nothing has gone wrong. It is a time of huge need amongst all
the kingdoms of nature. This very fact makes it a time of
defined service as recognising a need and knowing how to go about meeting
it. This is now a working definition for an approach to spirituality that
is based on being proactive. We have to organise ourselves on the physical
level to make the best contribution that we know how, from where we stand,
and to learn, as Madame Blavatsky did, how to ask for help and to bring
through the answer.
Dalai Lama’s response to the events of September 11th include the
to see, now, what it is you wish to experience in your own life, and in
the world. Then see if there is another for whom you may be the source of
that. If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another. If you
wish to know that you are safe, cause [others] to know that they are safe.
If you wish to better understand seemingly incomprehensible things, help
another to better understand. If you wish to heal your own sadness or
anger, seek to heal the sadness or anger of another. Those others are
waiting for you now. They are looking to you for guidance, for help, for
courage, for strength, for understanding, and for assurance at this hour.
Most of all, they are looking to you for love.
is how spiritual will in brought through. And with this development, the
masters' three stage strategy will be brought to completion because it
is the way of esotericism to work from the general to the particular.
When the DK
foundation was set up in 1998, the world of spirituality was, in some
respects, a more innocent place than it is now. It was more innocent
inasmuch as awareness of the events that we now call 2012 was not actively
being encouraged by the Hierarchy.
People often write in to ask why this was so. The answer quite simply is
that the time for this focus was not yet. There were other things to be
encouraged in order to promote the restoration of a world needing to get
its breath after the two devastating world wars less than twenty-five
years apart. The second half of the twentieth century was a time and an
opportunity for increasing understanding of the Scheme in which we all
take our place; it was also a time for healing and self-development. “To
everything there is a season.”
In Esoteric Astrology DK writes of the period of relative peace and
stability under the influence of Libra which brought the twentieth century
to a close. What was in Libra to make it the dominating, conditioning
influence? DK does not specify.
The conscious human state was in Libra which, as those who understand the
esoteric significance of this sign will know, is a place of balance and
equilibrium. It is the place where the wheel of consciousness is reversed,
the interval between two transformative processes: one, the world wars,
instigated by man from the level of personality; the other, 2012,
instigated by the planet and expressive of its purpose.
Whether the time and opportunity provided by the second half of the
twentieth century were well used is not our concern here. The fact is that
we are now in a new century, and it is time to raise awareness about 2012,
trusting that the work done in the second half of the twentieth century
will contribute to a more positive and understanding response than would
have been the case fifty years earlier when the human spirit was still
crushed and demoralised by the years and experiences of war.
Those who claim that DK has never mentioned 2012 have not picked up on the
allusions and inferences. Was it simply to help us understand what has
been that he talked so extensively through Alice Bailey about Solar and
Planetary purpose? Might it not also have been to prepare us for what has
In 2004 KH approached the DK Foundation and requested our involvement with
the Red Letters project.
This undertaking has changed a great deal for us as an organisation. Like
the cuckoo in the nest it has taken over. This is how it has to be.
There are web site visitors who are taking careful note of the information
being made available and who are supportive of the project. There are, of
course, others who do not like this turn of events or the message of the
Red Letters. That is how it is and how it will remain. Different people
are designed to handle different kinds of knowledge.
The DK Foundation was set up as an initiate school to train responsible
agents useful to the Hierarchy. An initiate does not need to be given hope
and things that inspire him, for he knows how to find it in the outworking
Our service work now takes the form of raising awareness about 2012. The
task undertaken is to inform and encourage conscious choice, not to
persuade or evangelise.
The DK Foundation still gives readings and still teaches astrology because
we ourselves use astrology in all aspects of our work. Our plans to
establish an educational community in Lapland proceed.
In every respect these activities are a logical extension of our
commitment to this phase of the teaching which has as its theme: Bringing
through Spiritual Will, and as its instruction: Ground the Knowledge.
DK has recently said that showing the way by example is now the most
effective form of teaching.