I, J, K, L
Identification Realisation, plus esoteric experience, plus again an absorption into the Whole, and for all of this we have no terminlogy.
Illumination The light of the intuition breaking trough the barriers that the rational faculty has erected; true illumination is related to the intellect and should be, in its purest aspect, divorced from feeling altogether; a condition of knowledge; a state wherein the mind is brought into relation with God, and the longer that condition can be held free from emotional reactions, the more direct will be the communication between the imparted truths. (see Light)
Incarnation The unification of the etheric double with the dense physical body; the taking of a dense physical body; a definitely determined period (from the angle of soul) wherein experiment, experience and expression are the keynotes. Each successive incarnation continues the experiment, deepens the experience and relates the expression more closely to the latent unfolding divinity.
Individualisation The coming together (out of the darkness of abstraction) of the two factors of Spirit and matter by means of a third factor, the intelligent will, purpose and action of an Entity. The unit passes out of the animal kingdom into the human at individualisation. The moment when "the spark of mind" was implanted in humanity, over 18 million years ago, through the stimulation of the "lords of flame," from the Venus "chain" of the Earth "scheme."
Initiate One who is essentially a blend of scientific and religious training; one who has been re-oriented to certain phases of divine existence which are not yet recognized by the average human being; one who, in his twofold nature (soul and personality), moves forward. No longer is his point of focus that of the personality. He has fused and blended two divine aspects in himself, and they now constitute one integrated unit.
Initiation A progressive sequence of directed energy impacts, characterized by points of tension and governed by the Law of Cause and Effect; a process of developing inclusiveness; a process of continuing integration into centers of force. Successive expansions of consciousness that mark vital stages of the soul's journey. When one is "initiated", one has already been self initiated, because "to initiate" means to start something that will eventually lead to the higher expansion of awareness. There are initiation ceremonies which "confer" initiation, and give the candidate an expanded experience that they will never forget, inspiring them onward in their evolution.
Each initiation (a) marks the passing of a pupil into a higher class, (b) marks the clear shining forth of the fire, (c) marks the transition from one point of polarization to another, (d) entails the realization of an increasing unity with all that lives, (e) entails the realization of the self with all selves.
Interlude A pause between two activities; a midway point; a pause for constructive thinking; an interim period; an inhalation and exhalation; between the breathing out and the breathing incomes a period of silence and the moment for effective work.
Intuition The apprehension by the mind of reality directly as it is, and not under the form of a perception or a conception, nor as an idea or object of reason - all of which by contrast are intellectual apprehension; pure reason or the faculty which enables the individual to enter into contact with the Universal Mind and grasp the plan synthetically, to seize upon divine Ideas or isolate some fundamental and pure truth; a blend of the two divine qualities of buddhi - manas, or intuitive spiritual understanding (involving interpenetration and identification) and the higher abstract mind, which is essentially the power to comprehend that which is not conceret or tangivle but which is, in reality, an innate recognition of the lower aspects of the divine Plan as it must affect life in the three worlds. "The synthetic understanding which is the perogative of the soul ...." That which is beyond feelings and thought - buddhic awareness.
Invocation The science of impression in activity and not simply in theory; a conscious focussed appeal. (see Evocation)
Jewel in the Lotus The "jewel in the lotus," to use the ancient oriental appellation, is the point of life by means of which the Monad anchors itself upon the physical plane, and is the life principle therefore of all the transient vehicles - developed, undeveloped or developing. This point of life contains within itself all possibilities, all potentialities, all experiences and all vibratory activities. It embodies the will-to-be, the quality of magnetic attraction (commonly called love), and the active intelligence which will bring the livingness and the love into full expression.
Kalachakra The Wheel of Time. Kalachakra tantra is the most esoteric Mahayana Buddhist teaching given by "Lords of Shamballa."
Kali Hindu goddess of life and death. Kali Yuga (age/cycle) is the present age of death and destruction - a period of 432,000 years.
Kama-manas Desire mind. The combination of astral and lower mental energy. Source of all our "glamours".
Karma The Law of Cause and Effect. Physical action. The Law of Retribution. Karma of merit/demerit. The whole universe is conditioned by this law. Moral effect of an act committed which gratifies personal desire.
Kumaras Hindu for "The mind-born Sons of Brahma". The highest seven self conscious beings in our planetary scheme. There are 3 "exoteric" and 3 "esoteric" and Sanat Kumara is the "One" in between who mirrors the unformed (arupa) realms into the formed (rupa) realms. These Kumaras originally came to Earth from the Venus "chain" of the Earth "scheme".
Kundalini The power of Life - one of the forces of nature (feminine) that lies coiled, serpent like at the base of the spine. It creates the foundation of matter, into which spirit incarnates. Awakens naturally through evolution, but can have very destructive effects if prematurely activated through wrong meditation or yogic practices.
Lemuria Continent which preceded Atlantis, the last remnants of which
are Australia, Borneo,
Life - Existence manifesting in matter; Spirit, Energy, the Father, the First aspect of Divinity; the sustaining, originating Cause and Source of all Manifestation; loving synthesis in action.
Light - The substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen; signifies two things: energy and its manifestation in form of some kind; Light and Substance are synonomous terms; the soul is light; Light is known by what it reveals. (see Illumination)
Logos "God" in a relative sense. There is a Planetary Logos and a Solar Logos. Logos = word: the creative word (mantram) brings all forms into manifestation, whether it is a solar system or a human being.
Lords of Flame One of the great Hierarchies of spiritual beings who guide the solar system. Closely related to the Kumaras.
Love An impersonal potency or energy, dependent for its effect upon the type of form which it contacts and upon which it makes an impact; not a sentiment or an emotion, nor is it desire or a selfish motive for right action in daily life; the wielding of the force which guides the worlds and which leads to integration, unity and inclusiveness, which impels Deity itself to action; an expression of soul contact.
Lotus Description of any energy centre, human or cosmic. The petals of a lotus represent different qualities, colours and stages of evolution. They may be folded and unawakened, or unfolded and awakened.
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