The etheric plane is the place where our souls abide during periods of rest between incarnations. We may also go to the etheric plane while our bodies sleep at night. The soul, in the etheric body, may take its leave of the physical temple and journey to these ascended master retreats of the Great White Brotherhood.
Tens of thousands of spiritual students pursue the path of self-mastery on the seven rays at these etheric retreats of the ascended masters, starting with training under the chohans (ascended master teachers) of the rays.
This chart shows the etheric retreats of archangels, chohans and Elohim with the ascended master ray of the day. Click on the image to download a PDF chart. (This chart comes from our Science of the Spoken Word book, Prayers, Meditations, and Dynamic Decrees for Personal & World Transformation.)