SCORPIO FULL MOON
The Scorpio Full Moon takes place on November 16 at 00:59 UT.
The keynote is:
Warrior am I, and from the battle I emerge triumphant.
Commentaries on the Full Moon as well as a suggested
meditation format, may be found here:
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Festival of the New Group of World Servers
In our last newsletter, we said that
would devote two newsletters to discussing the coming Festival of the
of World Servers (NGWS) taking place on 21-28 December 2005. This is the first in the two part series.
the New Group of World Servers?
the Festival week?
does it fall at this particular time?
Psychology, the Tibetan said, “In December, 1935, the energies of
were augmented by the pouring in of forces from a still greater
which is—to our zodiac—what the zodiac is to the earth.
This augmentation will take place again in
1942. It must be remembered that, from
certain angles, the circle of twelve signs or constellations
special unity which revolves within our universe of heavens as our
revolves in the centre of our circle of influences. By
means of this augmentation—during the
coming Aquarian zodiacal cycle—groups on earth can avail themselves of
of Capricornian influences which will flow into our radius of
every seven years. The one just past,
gave a tremendous impetus to the work of the New Group of World
was the cause of the very good reaction in the world to their
impulse. This worked out in every nation
and in every group as a marked tendency to good will. In
1942, there will come another planetary
inflow of which we all are begged to avail ourselves, and for which we
urged to make due preparation. This
"week of group impact" occurring every seven years, will run from
December 21st till December 28th, and if this should at any time fall
period of the full moon, the opportunity will be most significant. This possibility must be watched. This
week should be regarded as pre-eminently
the "festival week" of the New Group of World Servers, and after 1942
advantage must be taken of this period, and special preparation made”.
This newsletter is designed to
assist us in
our preparation to take advantage of this period by providing some
information and the next newsletter will discuss the energies involved,
especially those “augmenting” energies mentioned by the Tibetan.
What is the New
Group of World Servers?
The NGWS is
not definable in organizational
terms. Although this seven-year Festival
is always held during this week
between December 21st and 28th, and during a Christian
and a Jewish Festival,
its membership is not exclusively Christian or Jewish, or even
political. It is not agnostic or humanistic. It is not essentially
Western, or defined by race or culture, or age. And yet it includes all
many more. It is essentially an effect
of various inner causes, two of which are particularly important at
The first is the fact that the human
race is one race, manifesting
various nationalities, races, religions and ethnic groups. It is one
expressing itself through the soul principle in each and every human
That is the first fact of fundamental importance responsible for the
emergence, approximately 60 years ago, of the NGWS as a group.
important fact is that there are beings on this planet who have
evolved beyond the normal range of human consciousness and who, as
and perfected, (that is, perfected in relation to the human kingdom
not yet perfect from the standpoint
of still more exalted states of
consciousness) possess greater understanding, insight and capacity than
possible to the human kingdom. This centre of enlightened and
servers, known in the Orient as the Society of Illumined Minds and in
Occident as the Spiritual Hierarchy of the planet, the Masters of the
Lords of Compassion, or the inner government of the planet, works
constantly to stimulate,
impress and enlighten the minds of humanity. They can
and they do work through those
human beings directly associated with them and
their work, who are conscious of that link— and there are many. These are
the more evolved men and women in the world who,
because they are in touch with
their own souls, are also consciously in touch with the
inner sources from
which their inspiration stems.
The seven main groupings in this
spiritual Hierarchy decided at one of their
periodic conclaves in 1925, that
in order to meet the needs of the world they would unify their own
activities and put the various members of their own groups of disciples
on the physical plane in touch with one another subjectively,
in some cases, telepathically. So the NGWS came into being as a united
for good and for progress in the world as a result of Hierarchical
spiritual opportunity and of human readiness for progress. All
ideologies and all schools of thought are represented in this group.
no separation between one field of service and another or between one
and teaching and another. All are needed to complete the rich tapestry
experience and to encourage and promote the evolution of human
Briefly then, this is the NGWS - a
subjectively united group with no outer
organization that works only through impressions received and
action. It is not directed, it is not told what to do. It is not under
authority of a leader or a president or a staff of officers. It is a
affiliated group of free souls who wish to serve the human race because
their love for humanity and because of their sense of need during this
of world crisis.
There are three main groups within
of disciples and initiates who know what they are doing; they
their inner spiritual contacts, they are open to the vision of the
are open to spiritual impression. They are capable of translating the
inspiration they receive, in terms of ideas and lines of thought, into
ideals and programmes of action. They are the inspirers, the
potent, subjective influence that is always present and available to
members of the human family with any degree of openness of mind and
disciples and aspirants to discipleship, those who may not yet have
deep, essential, inner contact that characterizes the initiate but who
their way, who are in touch with their own souls sufficiently so that
be reached and touched and inspired, and so that they can respond to
impressions from the Hierarchy. They are not in contact with spiritual
simply to register a nice thought or idea and to leave it at that. They
group consists of the hundreds and thousands of men and women of
around the world, characterised by love of humanity, concern for human
the ability to work constructively and creatively and, essentially, the
capacity to carry and to use in all their daily contacts and
energy of goodwill, which is love
in action. And this is the group — because they do exist
their thousands in all nations, no matter what their form of government
of all religious, of all races — that can, according to their local
and to the needs of their local condition, translate energy into
they serve to implement the Plan.
What is the
As mentioned, one of
the factors responsible for bringing the NGWS into existence was a
made during the Hierarchy's 1925 conclave. Ten years later, in 1935,
and as a
result of the effect of forming this subjectively associated group of
there was the completion of an essential planetary alignment, which
the planetary life as a whole to a type of energy flow not previously
because the prerequisite of a completed planetary alignment did not
exist. The NGWS
appeared to be the last necessary link in the planetary chain,
mediating as it
does between Hierarchy and humanity. This opened up the consciousness
of our Planetary
Life to a source of energy and a power not previously available or
In 1935, therefore, and during this particular week in December, we
the energies of Capricorn, which are flowing now into the range of the
Life, were “greatly augmented by energies coming from a much greater
and that this augmentation from that time on recurred every seven years
the same period. The result of that first inflow in 1935 was to
enormously the potency of the energy of goodwill in the human heart.
we have no way of verifying that, as the years go by the practical
strengthens as it increases and its effects in changing human attitudes
more potent and recognizable.
This is the origin of the Festival Week,
and we are asked to give this augmentation
of Capricornian energy every seven years all the support and
can, because its purpose is to make an impact on public consciousness
the potency of goodwill, latent in many cases in human hearts, can be
strengthened and brought to a condition of potency and active
periodic Festival Week and what can be done to support its purposes is
necessary during the present time when humanity as a whole is reversing
evolutionary position on the wheel of life, with all the consequent
Why does the
Festival fall at this particular time?
There are many reasons
why the Festival takes place in Capricorn with one important reason
Saturn, in both the exoteric and esoteric aspects, governs Capricorn,
also governs the first decanate of the era of Aquarius, into which we
moving. Saturn presents spiritual opportunity.
Other reasons include:
- the energy entering through Capricorn
stimulates the spiritual aspect in disciples and lead can lead them on
to a new state of consciousness, or initiation.
- Capricorn expresses that intelligent
activity representing the third aspect of the Godhead, which
humanity is destined to perfect.
- Capricorn is one of the three transformers
and catalysts (the other two are Aries and Taurus) opening the
door into Hierarchy as the initiations of the threshold proceed.
- Capricorn is an earth sign, holding in
itself the seeds of death and finality. When the crystallisation of
obsolete forms is dense enough they can be easily shattered so
releasing the life in the form for renewed building along better lines.
- Capricorn is the sign of conclusion, the
conclusion of one cycle leading to the inauguration of another cycle of
effort, towards a new goal, a new mountain top, a new vision, a new
- Capricorn is one of the signs of the
Cardinal Cross, so releasing the impulse of the spiritual will,
creating a ferment within the little wills of humanity prior to a step
forward in evolutionary development. When we will what is good
for humanity, we will literally and without difficulty establish it.
- Capricorn guards the secret of the soul
itself, the secret of the hidden glory, as it is called. And the main
task of the NGWS is to evoke the soul of the nations into functioning
activity, so infusing national goals and policies with new vision.
- Capricorn opens the door into the life
of the spirit as one of the gates of the Zodiac. (Cancer, the other
gate, opens the door into the life of material manifestation.)
- Once more, because Capricorn is the sign
of initiation and with the inauguration of the Aquarian era and the
precipitation of the second great crisis, which is the crisis
of initiation of the human race into “the mystery of the ages and into
that which has been hidden from the beginning”, humanity can now
experience the climax of two initiations, the first two which
open a man or woman to the influence of his or her own soul as they
open the consciousness of the human race to the fact and the presence
of the spiritual Hierarchy of the planet, led by the Christ.
In our next
newsletter, we will discuss the following:
immediate objectives of the NGWS
- Extra planetary energies available to
the NGWS and humanity at this time
- A description of the cycles of the NGWS
and how we can work with them to maximize our impact as we serve
- A special meditation to
use during this period
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