Ray 2

Transmitted through Gemini, Virgo, and Pisces
Transfigured through Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, the Moon and Pluto

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Ray Two. The Energy of Love-Wisdom.

Souls on this ray use the method of "gathering in," or "drawing into." The soul sets up a vibration (little as we may yet grasp the real significance of that word) and that vibration affects its environment, and atoms of substance on all three planes are attracted to the central point of energy. The method is relatively gentle, when compared to the method of the first ray, and the process is somewhat longer whilst the overshadowing (carried forward prior to entering into the three worlds for purposes of appearance) is very much longer. This refers to that overshadowing of the substance to be built into form, and not to the overshadowing of the completed form, i.e., the child in the mother's womb. In the first case, it might be said that souls on the first ray are sudden and rapid in their desire to incarnate, and in the methods employed. Souls on the second ray are slower in coming to that "impulsive" action (in the sense of impulse to action and not impulse in time) which leads to the occult manufacture of an appearance with which to manifest. Souls on this ray, as they come into incarnation through desire, attract. They are magnetic more than they are dynamic; they are constructive, and they work along the line which is, for all lives and forms, the line of least resistance within our universe.
     - Esoteric Astrology, p. 597



Ray Two - Vices and Virtues

The power to build for selfish ends.
Capacity to sense the Whole and to remain apart.
The cultivation of a separative spirit.
The hidden light.
The realisation of selfish desire.
Longing for material well-being.
Selfishness, and subordination of all soul powers to this end,

leading to

Building wisely, in relation to the Plan.
A longing for wisdom and truth.
Sensitivity to the Whole.
Renunciation of the great heresy of separativeness.
The revelation of the light.
True illumination.
Right speech through generated wisdom.

      - Esoteric Psychology II, p. 39



Glamours of Ray 2

The glamour of the love of being loved.
The glamour of popularity.
The glamour of personal wisdom.
The glamour of selfish responsibility.
The glamour of too complete an understanding, which negates right action.
The glamour of self-pity, a basic glamour of this ray.
The glamour of the Messiah complex, in the world of religion and world need.
The glamour of fear, based on undue sensitivity.
The glamour of self-sacrifice.
The glamour of selfish unselfishness.
The glamour of self-satisfaction.
The glamour of selfish service.

      - 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.

II. The ray of Love-Wisdom
       a. Construction of forms through group intercourse (4)
       b. Stimulation of desire, the love principle (5)
       c. Soul impulse or energy (6)



Ray Methods of Teaching Truth

Higher expression The process of initiation as taught by the Hierarchy of Masters
Lower expression Religion




Divine principle  Love

Sense  Intuition "Understanding of God"

Discipleship & the Ray  Consciousness, expansion, initiation, the true Psychic

Planet  Jupiter

Day  Thursday

Exoteric color  Indigo with a tinge of purple

Esoteric color  Light blue

Human principle  The auric envelope

Element  Ether "It is spoken." The Word.

Instrument of sensation  Ears. Speech. The Word.

Bodily location  The heart

Plane governed  The Monadic

Center  Heart center

Kingdoms  Vegetable, Soul

       United States (soul) "I light the Way." (personality ray: 6)
       Brazil (personality) "I hide the seed." (soul ray: 4)
       Great Britain (soul) "I serve." (personality ray: 1)

Esoterically, this power is the consciousness or soul principle, seated in the head.

      - 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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