ALICE A. BAILEY: Rays and The Initiations, page
192 – 94: “The task of all groups which are working under the Masters of the Wisdom is to let in the light, utilising those rents which already exist within the Veils of maya.
Three major rents within these Veils might here be noted. They are symbolically referred to in The Bible, though their essential meaning has not been noted or comprehended.
The first major rent was made by the establishment of the Law of God, and this is portrayed for us symbolically in The Old Testament in the story of Moses. He went up into the Mount of God and there received the Ten Commandments. This is the expression of divine law as adapted for humanity and as needed in the projection of those forces which will destroy, purify and reorganise. …
The Law, when rightly kept and interpreted, defines man’s attitude upon the mental plane and serves to make a rent in the etheric veil, separating the etheric vehicle in its fourfold aspect from the dense physical form. The rending of the second veil at the time of the Crucifixion let in light on to the second level of the etheric plane, and a new type of illumination was spread abroad upon the earth. Law and Love could now penetrate into the consciousness of humanity in a new and direct manner …
Another rending of the veil, and one of relatively minor importance, took place when Saul of Tarsus saw the glory of the Lord and was changed into Paul the Apostle. …
Three great rents, therefore, now exist, as well as numerous smaller and less important ones, to which no reference has been or need be made. Three great Sons of God at the moment of initiation made a major contribution to the human consciousness through their determined will-to-law, will-to-love and will-to-synthesis.”
LUCILLE CEDERCRANS: Applied Wisdom, Grace, page
394: “Service invokes the Law of Grace. The Law of Grace does not come into play prior to one’s entry into his karmic situation. He enters the karmic situation according to his action within that situation. It determines whether or not his love for humanity is great enough to invoke that Grace which is the Christ’s love of humanity. No individual is presented with a problem that is too much for him or a problem that he cannot himself resolve. This does not have to do with the Law of Grace so much as it does with the invocation of the strength of the Soul. When you as a personality are involved in a problem which appears to be too much for you, you meditate through aspiration, to the solution to that problem. The Law of Grace would make it possible for you to bear a very difficult situation or condition rather than take you out of it.”
LUCILLE CEDERCRANS: Creative Thinking, Lesson 7, page
31: “When humanity as a race reaches this point of realization and development, it shall begin to wield the Law of Grace, bringing an end to the round of cause and effect which holds it a prisoner upon this earth. Men and women rise up out of the effects of the past, bringing balance and adjustment into their affairs by serving one another. Thus do they cancel out the old debts and take their place in the Kingdom of God.”
LUCILLE CEDERCRANS: Nature of the Soul
Lesson 8, page 102: “Intelligent Activity, then, from the perspective of the Spiritual Soul, is the ability of the consciousness to control the motion of substance, to fix and maintain it in a desired orbit. This leads to initiation and adeptship.
The training process which leads to such attainment is entered into consciously …
Intelligent activity then speeds up the entire process of growth and development so a man may sense a goal or an ideal, expand his consciousness to embody that ideal, and realize its manifestation within his life and affairs in one, short lifetime.
Here is that Divine Activity of the Plan which, once realized and accepted, becomes analogous to the Law of Grace taught to the mass by Christianity.
Lesson 27, page 340: “When the man begins to think as the Soul, he is then enabled to adjust those karmic causes and effects within himself without going through the long, slow, outer process of action and reaction. He adjusts the karmic necessity within himself to the Divine Plan as he ideates that Plan, and invokes the Law of Grace or Mercy.
This has always been a subject of interest to probationers, for once a man becomes aware of the law of karma, it is difficult to see how something which has been set into motion can be offset or superseded. Yet, the Law of Love teaches a Law of Grace or Mercy, and it is so.”
Gravitation – Subsidiary law of the Law of Attraction, 2nd Cosmic Law
ALICE A. BAILEY: Cosmic Fire, page
1172: “8. The Law of Gravitation. This law is for the non-occult student the most puzzling and confusing of all the laws. It shows itself in one aspect as the power, and the stronger urge that a more vital life may have upon the lesser, such as the power of the spirit of the Earth (the planetary Entity, not the planetary Logos) to hold all physical forms to itself and prevent their “scattering.” This is due to the heavier vibration, the greater accumulative force, and the aggregated tamasic lives of the body of the planetary Entity. This force works upon the negative, or lowest, aspect of all physical forms. The Law of Gravitation shows itself also in the response of the soul of all things to the greater Soul in which the lesser finds itself. This law, therefore, affects the two lowest forms of divine life, but not the highest. It emanates in the first instance from the physical sun and the heart of the Sun. The final synthesising forces which might be regarded as forms of spiritual gravitational activity are, nevertheless, not so, but are due to the working of another law, emanating from the central spiritual Sun. The one is purely systemic, the other a cosmic law.”
ALICE A. BAILEY: White Magic, page
65 – 66: “The stilling of the mind depends upon the law of rhythm. If you are vibrating in many directions and registering thoughts from all sides, this law will be unable to touch you. Balance and poise must be restored before equilibrium can be reached. The law of vibration and the study of atomic substance are closely intertwined. When more is known about these atoms and their action, reaction and inter-action, then people will control their bodies scientifically, synchronizing the laws of vibration and of rhythm. They are the same and yet unlike. They are phases of the law of gravitation. The earth is itself an entity which, by the force of will, holds all things to itself.”
ALICE A. BAILEY: Esoteric Healing, page
21: “The Law of Karma is not the Law of Retribution, as one would surmise as one reads the current books upon the subject; that is but one aspect of the working of the Law of Kama. The Law of Cause and Effect is not to be understood as we now interpret it. There is, to illustrate, a law called the Law of Gravitation, which has long imposed itself upon the minds of men; such a law exists, but it is only an aspect of a greater law, and its power can be, as we know, relatively offset, for each time that we see an aeroplane soaring overhead, we see a demonstration of the offsetting of this law by mechanical means, symbolising the ease with which it can be surmounted by human beings. If they could but realise it, they are learning the ancient technique of which the power to levitate is one of the easiest and simplest initial exercises.”
246: “Therefore, the withering of a flower, death from old age in an animal or a tree, and the many diseases of the human being are all brought about by the pull of the powerful life of the planet, speaking esoterically; this is an aspect of what is called, erroneously, the Law of Gravitation. This law is – again speaking esoterically – an aspect of the Law of Return, which governs the relation of a unit of life in form to its emanating source.”
C.W. LEADBEATER: Astral Plane, page
15: “The law of gravitation operates on astral matter, and if it were possible for it to be left entirely undisturbed it would probably settle into concentric shells. But the earth is in perpetual motion, both of rotation and revolution, and all kinds of influences and forces are continually rushing about, so this ideal condition of rest is never attained, and there is much intermingling.”
Group Endeavor – see Six Laws and Principles for the New Age in the section Groupings
Group Life – see also Basic Laws for the public in the section Groupings
ALICE A. BAILEY: Esoteric Psychology I, page
302: “The third basic law underlying the solution of our modern problems, including that of sex, grows normally out of the other two laws. It is the Law of Group Life. Our group relations must be seen and acknowledged. Not only must a man fulfill in love his family and national obligations, but he must think in the wider terms of humanity itself, and so bring the Law of Brotherhood into expression. Brotherhood is a group quality.”
LUCILLE CEDERCRANS: Applied Wisdom, Dark Forces, page
188: ”One of the most basic truths, and actually a Law in group life, is to judge not, and I do not mean rationalizing judgment by calling it assessment or analysis or anything of the kind, because you do not, any one of you, have the understanding, the insight of all the factors involved, to render your observations correct. When you make a wrong assessment, a wrong observation, you are adding to the difficulty of the other individual. You are adding to the weight of negativity which he himself must pull, must move through, in his own growth and development.”
LUCILLE CEDERCRANS: Disciple and Economy, Chapter 22, page
204: “This problem of finances would not be a problem, would not be present, if it were not contributed to by every member of a group in the handling of group economy. Money is but a crystallized form of Third Ray energy, an outer reflection, an outer picture of the economy of energy, force, and substance. According to your use of your economy will it manifest in the outer life and affairs a healthy or an unhealthy economy. This is a difficult concept, yet it is a law of group life.”
Group Progress – 5th Law of Group Work (esoteric name: The Law of Elevation)
ALICE A. BAILEY: Cosmic Fire, page
1217 – 18: “Law 5. The Law of Group Progress. This is sometimes called “the Law of Elevation” for it concerns the mysteries of group realisation, and expansions of consciousness and the part each unit plays in the general progress of a group. In relation to the human family, for instance, the truth must ever be borne in mind that no human atom arrives at “fullness of life” without adding much to the general nature of his own group. The elevation of a unit results in the raising of the group; the realisation of the unit brings about eventually group recognition; the initiation of the unit leads finally to planetary initiation, and the attainment of the goal by the human atom and his achievement of his objective brings about steadily and ceaselessly group achievement. No man liveth to himself, and the crucifixion of the units throughout the aeons, and their realisation of their essential nature, only in order to offer up the best they have and realise to the interests of the group, are but the methods whereby the work of liberation is carried forward.”
1221: “For each of these Laws, there is a definite formula and symbol. At this stage of teaching or through this Treatise, it is not possible to reveal or impart the formulas. The symbol may be described …
Law 5. The symbol for this is the mountain with a goat standing on the summit, and again an astrological sign, that of Capricorn, can be noted. All hard places can be surmounted, and the summit reached by the “Divine Goat,” symbol of the group, viewed as a unit.”
ALICE A. BAILEY: Esoteric Psychology II, pages 174 – 198
174 – 177: “This law begins to function and to be registered in the personal consciousness when the aspirant has achieved certain definite realisations, and knows certain ideals as facts in his experience. These might be listed in a very simple way and would then connote to the superficial student the simplest achievement of the Probationary Path. …
The Law of Group Progress can only begin to have a conscious effect in the life of the disciple who has been pledged and accepted. When he has established certain rhythms, when he is working effectively along certain well recognised group lines, and when he is definitely and in understanding consciousness preparing himself for the expansions of initiation, then this law begins to sway him and he learns to obey it instinctively, intuitively and intellectually. It is through obedience to this law that preparation for initiation is instituted by the disciple. …”
LUCILLE CEDERCRANS: Leadership Training, Chapter 16, page
My comment: The question of finances and funds for the work is discussed in some length and with reference to the laws of group progress – please read the whole chapter for a full understanding!
103: “The first step that every member of the entire group must enter into is an agreement which will create a one‑pointed focus of the will energy of the group which directs the energy, force and substance of that group in a specific direction. I am referring to the overall group life and affairs, to all of those and more specifically to that group nucleus of disciples wherever they are functioning under Hierarchical contacts, those who are endeavoring to work with this advanced Plan in relationship to Lucille.
This may seem to you to be a presentation fraught with great obstacles, yet this is one of the Laws of group progress. No matter what work any one of you individually might set out to do, you are a member of a group, and as such, the energy, force and substance will be either with your effort or it will be against your effort, or it will be so neutral that it will have little effect one way or another.”
LUCILLE CEDERCRANS: Disciple and Economy, Chapter 11, page
137: “Just to add to this picture, consider and answer this question. How many hours of subjective effort did you give to the Plan during the past week? Answer this only to yourselves. I do not need to hear your answer. A great effort has been made by a few, but the Law of group progress will not permit the success insofar as the outer life and affairs are concerned of those few. The only way they can be successful if this condition continues would be to withdraw from the group and to work together without the oppositional weight, the dispersing of energies, the conflict in purpose and sheer emotional negativity as a result of the problem itself.”
ALICE A. BAILEY: Cosmic Fire, page
216 – 19: “This Law of Economy has several subsidiary laws which govern its effects on the different grades of matter. As said before, this is the Law swept into action by the sounds as uttered by the Logos. The Sacred Word, or the uttered Sound of the Creator, exists in different forms, and though in reality but one Word, has several syllables. The syllables all together form a solar phrase; separated they form certain words of power, producing different effects. …
When the sense of hearing on all planes is perfected (which is brought about by the Law of Economy rightly understood) these three great Words or phrases will be known. …
As the note of the first or Mahadeva aspect, follows upon the other two, he realises himself as pure Spirit and on the consummation of the chord is merged in the Self, or the source from which he came. Mind is not, matter is not, and nought is left but the Self merged in the ocean of the Self. At each stage of relative attainment, one of the laws comes into sway,—first the law of matter, then the law of groups, to be succeeded by the law of Spirit and of liberation.”
LUCILLE CEDERCRANS: Creative Thinking, Lesson 7, page
31: “With this knowledge and faith a person then looks into one’s self, discovering just what lessons one is in the process of learning. Co-operating with this reason for being, and the Law of Growth, they impose upon themselves those disciplines that will aid the growing process.”
ANNIE BESANT: Dharma
Dharma may now be defined as the “inner nature of a thing at any given stage of evolution, and the law of the next stage of its unfolding” – the nature at the point it has reached in unfolding, and then the law which brings about its next stage of unfolding. … I must know the stage of my growth, and I must know the law which will enable me to grow further; then I know my Dharma, and by following that Dharma I am going towards perfection.