Ray 1
Will Power

Transmitted through Aries, Leo and Capricorn
Transfigured through Mars, Mercury, Saturn and the Sun

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Ray One. The Energy of Will or Power. The Destroyer Aspect.

Souls on this ray are spoken of occultly as "crashing their way into incarnation." They appropriate dynamically that which they require. They brook no hindrance in the satisfactions of their desires. They stand alone in a proud isolation, glorying in their strength, and their ruthlessness. These qualities have to be transmuted into that intelligent use of power which makes them powerful factors in the Plan, and magnetic centres of force, gathering workers and forces around them. An illustration of this can be seen in the work of the Master Morya, Who is the centre, the magnetic attractive centre of all esoteric groups, conferring on them, by His power, the capacity to destroy that which is undesirable in the life of the disciples. Forget not that the work of stimulating that which is needed is one of the major tasks of a Master, and the power of a disciple to destroy that which limits him is greatly needed. Souls of this ray, as they come into incarnation through desire, grasp. This expresses the nature of the force demonstration employed. There is a measure of violence in their technique. They eventually "take the kingdom of heaven by force."
     - Esoteric Astrology, p. 596



Ray One - Vices and Virtues

Dynamic one-pointedness.
Destructive energy.
Power realised selfishly.
A longing for power and authority.
Desire to dominate.
Expressed strength and self-will,

leading to

A dynamic use of energy for the furtherance of the Plan.
The use of destructive forces in order to prepare the way for the Builders.
The will to power in order to cooperate.
Power realised as the major weapon of love.
Identification with the rhythm of the Whole.
The cessation of isolation.

      - Esoteric Psychology II, p. 39



Glamours of Ray I

The glamour of physical strength.
The glamour of personal magnetism.
The glamour of self-centredness and personal potency.
The glamour of "the one at the centre."
The glamour of selfish personal ambition.
The glamour of rulership, of dictatorship and of wide control.
The glamour of the Messiah complex in the field of politics.
The glamour of selfish destiny, of the divine right of kings personally exacted.
The glamour of destruction.
The glamour of isolation, of aloneness, of aloofness.
The glamour of the superimposed willupon others and upon groups.

      - Glamour: A World Problem, p. 120



Ray Methods of Activity

These are 21 in number, making in their synthesis the 22 methods which are the expression of the Great Law of Attraction.

I. The ray of Will or Power
       a. Destruction of forms for group interplay (1)
       b. Stimulation of the self, the egoic principle (2)
       c. Spiritual impulse or energy (3)



Ray Methods of Teaching Truth

Higher expression Science of statesmanship, and of government
Lower expression Modern diplomacy and politics




Divine principle The One Life. Spirit.

Sense  Touch, "the Finger of God." A synthetic sense, embracing all.

Rays of aspect/attribute  Power, Life, Ideals, the Monad

Discipleship & the Ray  Force, energy, action, the occultist

Planet  The Sun, substituting for the veiled planet, Vulcan

Day  Sunday

Exoteric color  Orange (Secret Doctrine III, p. 478)

Esoteric color  Red

Human principle  Prana, life vitality

Element  Akasha "It is written."

Instrument of sensation  The Light of Kundalini

Bodily location  Vital airs in the skull

Plane governed  The Logoic plane. Divine purpose or Will.

Metal  Gold

Center  Head center

Kingdoms  Mineral, Solar Lives

       Germany (personality) "I preserve." (soul ray: 4)
       India (soul) "I hide the light." (personality ray: 4)
       China (soul) "I indicate the way." (personality ray: 3)
       Great Britain (personality) "I serve." (soul ray: 2)


Esoterically, this power is viewed as the life principle seated in the heart.

      - Esoteric Psychology I, p. 411–430



Culled from
The collected writings of Alice A. Bailey, as noted above
©Lucis Publishing Co., 120 Wall St., 24th Floor, New York, NY 10005

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