The Golden Thread of
we look back over the year that is drawing to a close, we can see that
2002 has issued us with two important reminders.
first is that there is no bigger weapon of mass destruction than fear.
What fear destroys are quality of life and freedom. Far from being
stockpiled in the Middle East, it is being consciously manipulated in the
world’s two most self-conscious democracies, Britain and America.
second is that if we simplify and identify evil with specific
personalities, we run the risk of thinking an example is the problem
are electromagnetic fields and one of the things they can attract is evil.
evil personalities exist, from where have they attracted the evil, and
could we ourselves be attracting it? One thing is for sure; the
personalities that the West is focusing upon do not contain all the evil
in the world. So where else is it?
considerations are a better use of the time of intelligent people than
warmongering and pointing fingers.
is an emotive word and requires definition.
we call evil has it’s origin in the cosmos, as a force opposite and
equal to light. This is not the darkness out of which light evolved, but
the counter process to that evolution of which black holes are the
phenomenal appearance. Evil is the toxic waste product from the process of
evolving consciousness. Consciousness, however, knows how to recycle
waste; evil knows only how to destroy.
the stars that express the second aspect of divinity have their dark
companions. Together they create a pole. In fact, the existence of the
dark stars help to identify the cosmic transformers: Procyon alerts us to
the function of Sirius, the ‘Black Horse’ to that of the white horse,
Regulus, and Alcor to that of Mizar. And there are others.
darkness in ourselves, our lower selves, attests to our own role as
transformers. DK has said ‘a Master has walked out of the very heart of
human kingdom, evil is that which is used intentionally to countermand the
law of the soul. It is the involutionary intention that gives power to the
isolated, alienated, unaccountable, destructive personality and takes it
deeper into materialism and separation.
sign Capricorn is associated with and materialism, isolation and death;
the name Nicholas corresponds to the Capricornian vibration. Old Nick with
his horns and goat’s feet is the personality of the devil.
is on the involutionary arc but it is not evil; destructiveness and
isolation are features of manifested life but they are not always evil.
Evil exists at the level of intention and, by definition, intention is
conscious. The intention of evil is to pervert the course of the
unfoldment of consciousness.
involutionary intention can express itself in any number of ways.
Recognising those forms is a responsibility that conscious people must
assume. It does not help to become over-identified with one form; indeed
it is most unwise to become over- identified with one form, be that a
personality or a practice, because it allows others to go unrecongised.
But we live in societies without wisdom. The past year has reminded us of
that too, if we needed reminding.
the Theosophical tradition, the intention to subvert the development of
consciousness in our solar system is the defining quality of the Lords of
the Dark Face.
esotericist knows that without darkness there would not be light; and that
without materiality there would not be consciousness. These things are as
necessary to each other as are warp and weft.
evil is rather more that the grit in the oyster shell. Evil has no
interest in the process of the development of consciousness, of which it
is a bi-product. It not only tries to destroy the fabric of consciousness,
it tries to put an end to all future attempts to repair it. It makes
consciousness forget itself. Then the state of grace, which is able to
redeem even acts of evil, and of which Thich Nhat Hanh writes so
remarkably in Being Peace,
cannot be present. The waste then poisons the system and the darkness
devours the light, be it in a person or on a planet.
is a real force and a real threat in the world and in our lives. It is not
notional, virtual, self-limiting or contained by rules and predetermined
outcomes. The only check upon evil is consciousness itself.
DK has never taught otherwise but he chooses to focus upon the
power of consciousness and the strength of the human spirit.
we expect it to advertise its presence through suffering and the drama of
black magic, we will get caught out. It is most insidious when, like
alcohol and drugs, it numbs us to suffering and dulls awareness generally
because suffering is humanity’s way of coming to consciousness.
generation has to recognise the form that evil takes in its own time and
to commit afresh to the fight.
has said very recently: ‘The golden thread (of consciousness) must be
carried on because it is that which leads back to the heart of God.’
things may not be, as they appear, especially at a time like the present
when fear is being manipulated so cynically by leaders, who have
themselves much to conceal, and who are taking it upon themselves to
is symptomatic of our age that we think in terms of personalities and not
energies. The fact that a Middle Eastern dictator is manifesting worrying
tendencies does not stop evil manifesting through other people, in other
places and in different forms. It is an energy not a commodity.
as long as we are focused on Saddam and his country we are not looking at
who is behind him, or at what is going on in our own countries and behind
our own leaders.
as long as we are persuaded that we are living in a world peopled by
baddies and terrorists and that we are the goodies, we are not looking at
our own negative behaviour.
kind of self-righteous, self-satisfied myopia is a gift to the Lords of
the Dark Face. And how they must be laughing this year with the relatively
small proportion of westerners that have any interest in what their
leaders are saying looking under their beds for Islamic infiltrators,
whilst most of the rest are shopping and watching junk television in a
state of indifference to the fact that our freedoms are being eroded in
the name of the war against terrorism.
the fight against evil, there are no us and them. There is only us,
personalities who have the capacity to be positive or negative in out
attitude to life and in the way that we live our everyday lives. What DK
calls the golden thread of consciousness is in our hands, and these same
hands that have the power to destroy it under the influence of fear,
hysteria, greed and indifference. All these states are fertile soil for
evil and we are all capable of getting into those states, or being helped
into those states by propaganda.
do not need to be able to penetrate the lies that are political life and
the reportage upon it in order to understand what is going on in world. We
make that an excuse. What is going on in the world has already happened.
We are simply witnessing the inevitable outworking of consequences (see
Letter of the Month: ‘All we have
to decide is how to use the time that is available to us.’)
need is to get in touch with our sense of integrity and live in accordance
with it, putting it into the small things of life, so that we make a
salutary contribution to what is yet undetermined. All we need to know is
what is going on in ourselves and our own lives, and how to change things
about ourselves and our lives that we know are not progressive.
the threat is greatest so too are the opportunities because evil is
evidence of movement, of a quickening of the solar system’s metabolism.
This creates slipstreams. If the New Age has done its work it should not
find us waiting for permission to recognise and follow what we consider to
be right. Indeed, there is no time to wait because the threat is now very
great. And the greatest threat is not from events in the Middle East but
from the decadence within Western society.
the East, and that includes the Middle East, the Guardians assigned the
task of manifesting the raw material of human experiences, and so, to that
extent, the present disruption is included in the ground plan for the
fight for consciousness in our time.
the West has been given the task of making sense of those experiences and
turning them into consciousness on behalf of humanity as a whole. We do
that when, as individuals, we live consciously and afford protection to
we live consciously.
7:00 PM tonight, for the seventh time in a week, a very large proportion
of the western world will be installed in front of the television,
watching soaps and games shows, punctuated with images of Saddam and Osama
bin Laden to remind us that they are the problem and we are alright.
the vast majority of us will be spending Christmas in the same place, in
front of the television, stressed out from ‘doing Christmas’,
stupefied by food, drink and consumerism, watching anything, everything
we will go on to the live out the rest of our days bored, unfulfilled,
never having found the purpose of our own lives or the off-switch on the
escapism and inertia were never part of the plan.
do read Ronan Tyler's summary of the talk given by Carlos Barrios in Santa
Fe, which is featured on the Friends of the Foundation page this month.
This report came through to us when this article was at the editing stage.
for anyone wanting to try something different this year - and for the sake
of us all it is hoped significant numbers will - we are reproducing last
year’s article on the Twelve Holy Nights. Work with this structure and
it will strengthen your resolve to stay awake this Christmas.
all of us here at the D.K. Foundation, our very best wishes for a
The Twelve Holy Nights
itself is a special (holy) month because it contains the festival of
Christmas. The twelve holy nights represent a particularly hallowed
is the number of spirit
is the number of Soul
is the number of personality
three nights starting with Christmas Eve are the ‘Holy of Holies’: the
door to the Angelic Kingdom is open at this time and it is a time for
following four nights (bringing us to night 7) are about understanding
this energy. It is a time for contemplation.
remaining five nights (bringing us to night 12) are about grounding this
energy. It is a time for activity and new beginnings.
this, we are told, the elemental kingdom takes over the energy and its
value to the human kingdom is spent. Hence the importance of shutting
things down on Twelfth Night.
special period has been created by the devotional activities of human kind
over centuries and is a testimony to the power of massed, directed human
thought, important at this time of global panic. It does not matter
whether Christ was born on 25th December or not. What matters is that this
time has been the focus of human thought and love for many, many
generations and this created this imprint but it will weaken if it is not
observed. Nativity sets (an idea attributed to St. Francis of Assisi) help