Pearls of Wisdom

 Vol. 32 No. 28 - Elizabeth Clare Prophet - July 9, 1989


The Messenger Stumps New York
The Message of the Inner Buddha
On the Road to the Inner Buddha
Wesak Lecture May 20, 1989


Good afternoon, everyone!  I am very happy to see you here in New York, the city of the Goddess of Liberty and the Temple of the Sun. While we’re waiting for everyone to come in, let us meditate upon the Lord of the World, Gautama Buddha, who will quicken in us our soul’s awareness of the Inner Buddha.

From this moment on throughout our lecture on the message of the Inner Buddha until the Wesak address of our brother and friend of light, Lord Gautama, we are in meditation to establish our blessed attunement (at-one-ment, hence atonement) with the Buddhic light. I recommend that you place your feet flat on the floor and hold your spines erect as the altar of God, your hands cupped resting on your knees, thumbs touching lightly the index finger.

Mantras for the Celebration of the Buddha and the Mother

In order to greet the Buddha who resides in the secret chamber of the heart, whose chakra is the thousand-petaled lotus of the crown, we desire to raise the sacred fire of the Divine Mother (the Kundalini) from the base chakra of the Mother to the crown chakra of the Buddha.

And so it is the Divine Mother within us, and our souls’ oneness with the Divine Mother in adoration of the Buddha, that causes the light to rise from the base. The Mother is in love with Buddha. The Buddha is in love with Mother. And the Lord Buddha (Yang) draws our Mother to that crown. And our Mother (Yin) is rising to greet her Lord. This is the plus/minus polarity of Alpha and Omega that we would experience in our body temple.

This is the purpose of our giving these Buddhist mantras. It is an exercise in the science of the spoken Word–that Word who in the beginning was with Brahman:  without whom “was not anything made that was made.” <1>

I would ask you to center your attention in your heart and to realize that it is the flame of your heart that allows you to participate in the ritual of the union of the Father-Mother God in your chakras. Once the Mother reaches the crown chakra she, escorted by her Lord, descends to the secret chamber of the heart where they give birth to the Inner Buddha.

And so let us begin with the sounding of the Om. Turn to page 14, numbers 52 and 53 in the booklet that has been passed out to you, Mantras of the Ascended Masters for the Initiation of the Chakras. <2>



Om Mani Padme Hum

Om!  The jewel in the lotus, Hum!
or Hail to the jewel in the lotus!

Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum
Om Ah Hum!  Vajra Guru,<3> who arose from a lotus
[Padma Sambhava], please grant me the ordinary
and supreme accomplishments, Hum!

Om Amarani Jivantiye Svaha<4>
Om!  May immortal life be vouchsafed!  So be it!

Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha
Gone, gone, gone beyond, gone wholly beyond–
Enlightenment, hail!  (or Awakening fulfilled!)

Om Wagi Shori Mum
Om!  Lord of Speech, Mum!
or Hail to the Lord of Speech!  Mum!

Tatyata Om Muni<5> Muni Maha Muni Shakyamuniye Svaha
Hail to the sage, the great sage, the sage of
the Shakya clan [Gautama Buddha]!
or Honor to him, the Enlightened One!

Om Mani Padme Hum Hri
Om!  The jewel in the lotus, Hum!  Hri!
or Hail to the jewel in the lotus!  Hri!

Om Ah Ra Pa Tsa Na Dhih
[Manjushri’s mantra for developing wisdom]

Om Tare Tuttare Ture Svaha
Hail to Tara!
or Hail to the liberator from samsara, the liberator from
the eight fears, the liberator from disease!

Om Vajrasattva Hum
Om!  Vajrasattva, Hum!
[Vajrasattva is a Buddha whose name means “diamond
being,” “the indestructible-minded one,” or “one whose
essence is as lightning”]

Seven Chakras and the Rainbow Rays of God

I wish you all a happy, happy Wesak in the sounding of the Om!  On the cover of your mantra booklet you see the “chakra man.”  This is a representation of yourself, a runner in the race of life pressing, as Paul said, “toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus,” <6> the Master himself being the forerunner of the Inner Buddha whom each disciple can know and realize.

The colors of the seven chakras as depicted on the body of the runner indicate which chakras are the orifice, or sending and receiving center, for each of the seven rainbow rays of God.

Various schools of thought in the New Age as well as in the past century have prescribed their colors for the chakras. People ask me why our colors differ from some of these. My answer is that those we show are the colors released from the Ascended Masters to their Messengers as they should appear in the purified etheric body, the highest vibrating of the four lower bodies and the natural envelope of the soul. I believe that some clairvoyants who have put forth their version of the colors have read the condition of the chakras in the astral, untransmuted, i.e., unpurified, state of the human consciousness, hence the discrepancy.

This chart of the chakra man shows the color (frequency) of the light which each of the chakras should be emitting when it is purified and balanced in the plus and minus factors, the yang and the yin of the whirling T’ai Chi. The colors correlate to the seven rays of the causal body, which you see illustrated on the screen as seven color bands, spheres within spheres surrounding the I AM Presence (the upper figure in the Chart of Your Divine Self).

The colors of the chakras reveal which of the rays from the causal body is intended to be released through each chakra; ideally the chakra should vibrate on the same wavelength as the corresponding sphere of the causal body, “as Above, so below.”  Therefore these are the seven rays, the seven spheres, and the seven chakras that we will be meditating and decreeing upon today. As part of our compassionate service to all life, this is the means whereby we pursue the goal of self-realization in the Buddhic consciousness in our souls and minds and hearts.

Raising Our Consciousness to Greet the Lord of the World

Today is the wondrous day when Buddhists the world over gather for the celebration of the Buddha’s birth, his enlightenment, and his parinirvana. It occurs at the full moon during the month of the Indian lunar calendar called Vesak, or Wesak. Since the Indian calendar is based on lunar cycles, the full moon day of Wesak can be in April or May of the Western calendar.

Buddhists celebrate Wesak, the most important festival in the Buddhist world, by meditating on the life and teachings of Lord Gautama, reciting scriptures, fasting, distributing food and money to the monks and the poor, and processioning around Buddhist temples and holy places. Most importantly, the day serves as a reminder that like the Compassionate One, they, too, must attain enlightenment.

According to esoteric tradition, on Wesak a huge company of pilgrims and disciples gathers in a valley in the Himalayas to meditate, attune with, and receive the benediction of Lord Gautama. Some say that the Buddha is seen physically by certain adepts and devotees as he brings his blessings to the earth.

As we are not able to journey in our bodies to that valley and since we cannot all receive his words directly, I am sent as the Messenger of the Ascended Masters–he being one of the Ascended Masters–to deliver his dictation to you. So we will hear Lord Gautama’s Wesak address delivered today. Whether it is simultaneous or not is of no consequence since that message is recorded in his causal body and can be received as a direct transmission, through his Electronic Presence overshadowing us, at the conclusion of our meditation.

Our goal this afternoon is to raise our consciousness, to increase the light within our body temple so that we may rise, as though our souls would rise to greet him in the air.

And so for this purpose we devote ourselves to the clearing of the chakras and the raising up of the sacred fire on the spinal altar followed by an overview of the life and teachings of the Buddha. Throughout this weekend we shall build upon the sacred ritual already begun in these Buddhist mantras by giving Eastern mantras of the unascended masters of the Himalayas along with dynamic decrees for Western devotees given to us by the Ascended Masters. Tonight we shall take up the spiritual path of twin flames as the Great Divine Director unfolds the divine plan for the Aquarian age; and tomorrow we shall hear Saint Germain’s prophecy for the 1990s.

The Great White Brotherhood

Both unascended masters and Ascended Masters together with their chelas (disciples) make up the Great White Brotherhood under whose sponsorship I serve. The term “white” refers not to race, but to the white light that surrounds these saints in heaven and on earth, who are the Mystical Body of God. They are the “great multitude” witnessed by John the Revelator,


which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, [who] stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; and cried [i.e., decreed] with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb....

      These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. <7>

   These are the saints robed in white who have ascended to the throne of God, which is the goal of life for all who have descended from God. We who gather here for this Wesak celebration are those who, by the path of discipleship following in the footsteps of Buddha and Christ, are striving to accelerate the light in our body temple that we, too, might be among the ascending ones who shall one day enter in to the Holy of holies and be received of the Lord through the ritual of the ascension.

Archangel Michael
Guardian of Our Spiritual Exercises

I would like to speak to you of the beloved Archangel Michael as we begin at the beginning of the ritual of our soul’s ascent to the throne of Buddha today, for he always stands guard during our spiritual exercises.  Whether you are affiliated with Judaism, Christianity or Islam you will find mentioned in your religious tradition the figure of this Archangel who is the great protector of God’s people.

Archangel Michael is the Prince of the Archangels, the first among equals unto whom all other Archangels and their legions defer. He has been given the title Defender of the Faith and is known as the champion of the Woman and her seed and the leader of the Lord’s hosts in the battle of Armageddon. He stands as the protector of the Buddhic and Christic consciousness in all children of God. His name means “Who is as God?”

This deliverer sent to us by the LORD has figured as the greatest and most revered of angels in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic scripture. In the Old Testament he is described as the guardian of Israel. He appeared to Joshua as he prepared to lead the Israelites into battle at Jericho, revealing himself as Captain of the Host of the LORD. The Book of Daniel prophesies his intercession on behalf of God’s people during a coming “time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation,” when he will stand “for the children of thy people” who shall be delivered by his intercession. <8>

In Jewish mystical literature and legend Archangel Michael is identified as the “angel of the Lord” who appeared to Moses in a flame in the bush that burned with the sacred fire of God but was not consumed. He is the angel who wrestled with Jacob, guided Israel through the wilderness, destroyed the army of Sennacherib, and saved the three Hebrew boys from Nebuchadnezzar’s fiery furnace.

The Book of Enoch describes him as “one of the holy angels, who, presiding over human virtue, commands the nations.”  In The War of the Sons of Light and the Sons of Darkness, one of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Michael is the “mighty, ministering angel” through whom God promises to “send perpetual help” to the sons of Light.

As “Saint Michael,” he is venerated by Catholics as patron and protector of the Church. In the early Christian community he was revered for the miraculous cures wrought by his intercession. The beloved Archangel was also among the three heavenly visitors who revealed to Joan of Arc her mission to deliver France.

Revelation 12 tells of the Archangel’s key role as the defender of the Woman clothed with the sun and her Universal Manchild; with his angels he casts “the dragon and his angels” out of heaven into the earth. And in Revelation 16 he is the first of the seven angels to “pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth,” marking the descending woes, the seven last plagues, of mankind’s karma returning to their doorstep their misuses of God’s light.

Called Mika’il in Muslim lore, he is the angel of nature, providing both food and knowledge to man. In Zoroastrianism a parallel has also been drawn between Archangel Michael and Vohu Manah, who is one of the Amesha Spentas, cosmic beings whose role corresponds to that of the Archangels. It is taught that in a final conflict with the forces of darkness, Vohu Manah will defeat the adversary.

Archangel Michael holds the office in the hierarchy of the Great White Brotherhood of Archangel of the First Ray. He embodies God’s consciousness of faith, protection, perfection, and the will of God. From his retreat on the etheric plane at Banff in Alberta, Canada, midst the splendors of the Canadian Rockies at Lake Louise, he goes forth with his legions of blue-lightning angels to protect the children of the Light and preserve freedom on earth.

With his hosts Archangel Michael descends into the pits of Death and Hell to bind the adversaries of the Divine Manchild, the Christ consciousness, in God’s children, remanding them to the Court of the Sacred Fire for their final judgment before the twenty-four elders. He sweeps through the astral plane, binding demons and discarnates that prey upon unsuspecting souls, rendering incomparable assistance to those beset by dark forces.

The name of his feminine complement is Faith. His musical keynote, capturing the frequencies of his Electronic Presence, is “The Navy Hymn,” “Eternal Father, Strong to Save.”  The keynote of his retreat is “The Soldiers’ Chorus” from Faust by Charles Gounod.

The Seven Archangels as Our Initiators on the Seven Rays

The Seven Archangels serve the Lord by embodying his Consciousness and Presence on each of the seven rays. They serve the sons and daughters of God by initiating them in the steps of self-mastery they must gain by embodying the qualities of the seven rays in their seven chakras.

The First Ray is the ray of God’s Power and the sixteen-petaled throat chakra is the power center in man. Through the gift of speech, God’s children exercise the power and the authority of the spoken Word by means of this chakra; they increase in faith and in the perfecting of the Word and Work of the Lord by a self-sacrificing devotion to the will of God. The color of this ray and chakra is a brilliant sapphire blue. Archangel Michael, as the Archangel of the First Ray, initiates us in the uses of power in the throat chakra.

The Second Ray is the ray of God’s Wisdom and the thousand-petaled crown chakra is the wisdom center in man. Through the gift of intelligence God’s children exercise the illumination of the Mind of Christ and attain the enlightenment of the Buddha. The color of this ray is the brilliant yellow of the yellow diamond. Archangel Jophiel, as the Archangel of the Second Ray, initiates us in the uses of wisdom in the crown chakra.

The Third Ray is the ray of God’s Love and the twelve-petaled heart chakra is the love center in man. Through the gift of charity God’s children express the compassion of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Gautama and perfect Love’s calling on earth. The color of this ray ranges from a delicate petal pink or rose-colored beryl to the purging fires of the ruby. Archangel Chamuel, as the Archangel of the Third Ray, initiates us in the uses of love in the heart chakra.

The Fourth Ray is the ray of God’s Purity and the four-petaled base-of-the-spine chakra is the center of the sacred fire of purity in man. Through the Divine Mother’s gift of this life-force God’s children become co-creators with the Trinity and purify their souls and chakras for reunion with the Eternal Light. The color of this ray is the dazzling white light of the Father-Mother God, which is best focused in the diamond. Archangel Gabriel, as the Archangel of the Fourth Ray, initiates us in the uses of the sacred fire in the base-of-the-spine chakra.

The Fifth Ray is the ray of God’s Divine Wholeness, and the All-Seeing Eye of God is the means of its precipitation from Spirit to Matter through the ninety-six-petaled third-eye chakra in man. Through the gift of Truth and the soundings of the Word, God’s children apply principles of harmony in chords of music and in alchemical formulas of the healing arts for the restoration of that Divine Wholeness, as Above so below; they also pursue the complete science of the Mother and the all-inclusive religion of the Father as they work the works of God on earth. The color of this ray is emerald green. Archangel Raphael, as the Archangel of the Fifth Ray, initiates us in the uses of science and religion, music and the healing arts in the third-eye chakra.

The Sixth Ray is the ray of God’s Peace and the ten-petaled solar-plexus chakra is the center of peace, and the power of peace, in man. Through the gift of God’s desire for peace God’s children engage in ministration and service to all life. The color of this ray is alexandrite purple and topaz sun gold with flecks of ruby crystal. Archangel Uriel, as the Archangel of the Sixth Ray, initiates us in the uses of peace, the mastery of the emotions, and compassion to all life in the solar-plexus chakra.

The Seventh Ray is the ray of God’s Freedom through the Justice and Mercy of the law and the six-petaled seat-of-the-soul chakra is the center of soul-liberation in man through the ritual and alchemy of the violet flame. Through the gift of freedom God’s children are called to exercise free will with Christ-discrimination for righteous judgment and action in the Word and Work of the Lord on the path of personal Christhood. The color of this ray is amethyst violet. Archangel Zadkiel, as the Archangel of the Seventh Ray, initiates us in the uses of freedom and the justice and mercy of the law in the seat-of-the-soul chakra.

The Path of the Soul in the Age of Aquarius

The Seventh Ray, which comes to the fore in and rules the two-thousand-year age of Aquarius now beginning, affords the soul the freedom to change the human condition by the ritual and alchemy of the violet flame.

The seat-of-the-soul chakra is actually the seat of the soul’s residence in the body. Positioned below the heart between the solar-plexus and the base-of-the-spine chakras, it is the place of the soul’s self-knowledge in the Real Self and the not-self. Here is self-conscious awareness of the integral soul-personality having partial integration in God and partial integration with the not-self. Both conditions are the result of choices the soul has made over many lifetimes.

Those of you who have studied the martial arts know that the seat-of-the-soul chakra is the body’s point of equilibrium; it is the center of chi, inner energy or life-force essential to the maintenance of life. It is taught that from this center of gravity, or life center, chi is distributed to the rest of the body. This is true insofar as the physical energy is concerned, for in soul-awareness the psyche does freely focus and circulate this energy. However, the heart is the ultimate center and distribution point of the sacred fire that descends from the I AM Presence (the Father) over the crystal cord and ascends from the base-of-the-spine chakra of the Mother.

From within the seat-of-the-soul chakra, the center of equilibrium, the soul knows with an inner intuitive knowing what the outer mind cannot or will not come to grips with, what the emotions block for fear of the encounter with the karmic realities at hand. The soul knows what is coming upon the earth. The soul knows the past, present and future. The soul knows all things independently of our mental indoctrination and our emotional programming in this life. Unfortunately, the conscious mind’s contact with the soul which it has at birth decreases with the development of the mental and emotional bodies; however, consistent daily application of the violet flame transmutes the barriers between the conscious and subconscious, the outer awareness of the mind and the inner awareness of the soul.

The goal of the soul in this embodiment is to rise from its seat in the Seventh Ray chakra to the level of the solar plexus; here she must deal with her momentums of desire and learn the control of the emotions and the emotional body while dealing with past karmic records. With Mother Mary as her example she must put the moon and her astrology beneath her feet. The path of initiation under one or more of the Ascended Masters wherein she invokes the violet flame to transmute past records and calls to Archangel Michael as her protector is the highest, the safest, and the most expedient road (yoga) leading to reunion with God.

Having passed the required tests at the station of the solar plexus, the soul may proceed to her schooling in the heart chakra. Here the lessons to be learned are mercy and compassion; here transmutation of hardness of heart and of what the Buddha calls the unmerciful heart must be accomplished with signs and good works following in service to life. When she is ready the soul may receive the testing of the Inner Buddha and the Inner Christ in the Eighth Ray chakra, the antechamber of the twelve-petaled heart chakra, where the threefold flame burns on the altar and the Inner Buddha is Guru and the Inner Christ is High Priest.

Only when the soul has passed her initiations again and again in the stations of the chakras from the base of the spine to the heart may she proceed to true self-mastery in the throat, third eye, and crown. The chakras below the heart are surrounded by the “electronic belt,” the repository of our karma of all previous lifetimes. And the soul is centered in the records of that karma, to a large degree a product of it, having been a party to the making of it.

And so the age of Aquarius opens the long-awaited age of opportunity for the soul to attain liberation from her karma and the consequent wheel of rebirth. The means of her liberation is the sacred fire, specifically the Seventh Ray aspect of the Holy Spirit, which is the violet flame.

The violet flame is the key to the transmutation of imbalance in the soul, the chakras, and the four lower bodies. By its penetrating action the soul may contact the subconscious repository of the records and karma of past lives as well as the core antithesis of the Real Self lodged in the unconscious. The transmutation of these records and negative karma is essential to the soul’s liberation; it is accomplished through the agency of the violet flame when it is invoked from God through dynamic decrees according to the science of the spoken Word.

Finally, when transmutation is complete the violet flame restores the balance of yang and yin forces, the polarity of Alpha (the masculine, or plus, factor of the Deity) and Omega (the feminine, or minus, factor of the Deity) throughout one’s entire consciousness, being, and world. This achievement is the prelude to the ascension and the goal toward which Saint Germain’s Keepers of the Flame are striving daily.

Good and Bad Karma, Our Burden of Light and Darkness

Bad karma is the out-of-alignment state that Gautama Buddha called dukkha (suffering). Jesus called it sin. Good karma is alignment with the Word and Work of the Lord, your I AM Presence. Good karma is made by sending forth light vibes, good energy, good deeds, thoughts, and feelings through each of the seven chakras. You make good karma on the Second Ray of Cosmic Christ illumination and Buddhic enlightenment, for instance, by a scientific exercise of wisdom through the crown chakra, by a discriminating and compassionate application of intelligence and the native genius of your Christ mind toward the upliftment of humanity.

So you, as a bearer of God’s Light, <9> or “Lightbearer,” have no doubt made some good karma on all of the seven rays as you have released God’s light with a positive charge through your chakras. And this light multiplied by the Universal Christ becomes your good karma that is then stored in the concentric spheres of light of your causal body, which contain all of your good words and works of all lifetimes that you have ever sent forth into the universe by the seven rays through the seven chakras.

When you send out the purity of those rays–the pure love of the heart; the pure will of God in the spoken word; pure seeing, beholding the good in everyone; the pure desiring of the divine plan for all life as Gautama taught us to live the Middle Way on the Eightfold Path; the pure application of the principles of freedom; the pure use of the sacred fire and the mind of God as we are co-creators with God day by day–you are allowing God’s consciousness to pass through you.

As practice makes perfect, you become day by day that which you have made yourself the instrument of. This is literally how we put on the garment of God’s consciousness. <10>  And these sendings of our souls are the stuff of purity that our causal body is made of:  all just and good and righteous causes we have set in motion which continue to pour out upon all life all blessings from our I AM Presence forever.

Your causal body is your momentum. It is your attainment. It is your personality in God. It is your Inner Buddha. It is your Inner Christ. What’s upstairs in our causal body is what we have going for us; it’s all the good we’ve sent on ahead. It’s like “money” in the cosmic bank, or “treasure in heaven” as Jesus put it. <11>  It’s our divine astrology. And it has no negative aspects because all those asteroids of our miscreations are in orbit in the electronic belt; and that’s what makes up the records of negative karma stored in the subconscious.

So, what prevents us from going right up into the plane of the causal body and the I AM Presence, just as Moses went up Mount Horeb to meet his God?  What puts the lead weights in our shoes and ties us to the concrete of planet earth with all of the burdens of the age?

You know it:  it’s the bad karma we’ve made. It’s our misuses of God’s energy, such as fear and doubt, anger and aggression, a sense of human injustice and the desire for revenge; these poisons are prime deterrents to our soul’s union with the Inner Buddha. And our God has said it:  Our every perversion of the sacred fire on the seven rays, whereby we misuse the corresponding chakras, keeps our souls earthbound and having to reembody.

Because God’s energy is neither created nor destroyed!  When it comes to us over the crystal cord from our I AM Presence, we qualify it positively or negatively in our thinking and feeling worlds through one or more chakras, and then that energy, charged with our plus or minus, circles the planet and returns to our doorstep having gathered more of its kind. For like attracts like.

Yes, by this law of the circle, which is the law of karma, God’s light/energy/consciousness that we freely receive and freely give returns to us at the levels of those chakras which have been the instruments of our creations, producing the same balance or imbalance we sent out. So what everybody sees in the mirror, including yourself, is the product of his own freewill uses or misuses of God’s energy.

Since the I AM Presence is the supreme antidote for all of our self-delusions (all of our anti-Buddhas), let’s go to the roots of our understanding of our God. Let’s go to the mountain where the “I AM” Presence is just as familiar to Lord Buddha and to Christ Jesus as it was to the pharaoh Ikhnaton, who worshipped the Sun Presence as the one God and set the stage for the Jewish tradition of monotheism. <12>

The I AM Presence Revealed to Moses

You will remember that Moses


kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian:  and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.

      And the angel of the Lord [it was Archangel Michael who was the angel of the Lord’s Presence] appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush:  and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.

      And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.

      And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.

      And he said, Draw not nigh hither:  put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

      Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.

  And the Lord said, delivering his message to Moses through Archangel Michael:


      I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;

      And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

      Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me:  and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.

      Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.

      And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? 

      And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee:  When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.

      And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name?  what shall I say unto them?

      And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM:  and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, “I AM hath sent me unto you.”

      And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, “The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you:  this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.” <13>

   Now let us look again at the Chart of Your Divine Self as we invoke the protection of the I AM THAT I AM who revealed himself to Moses. This name of the Lord, in the Hebrew the YOD HE VAU HE, belongs to you and me. And let us not forget that God gave it to us through his prophet Moses by the message of the burning bush sent through his emissary Archangel Michael:


            This is my name forever, and this is my memorial [the memory of myself which I seal in your heart–my Divine Image (a photograph of myself for you to love and cherish), my Electronic Presence, a replica of myself with you] unto all generations. I AM is not only the name of your Inner God. I AM is your Inner God. And when you call upon that name and that God, your Mighty I AM Presence will answer you without fail.

   Let us meditate on the I AM THAT I AM, or the “I AM” Presence, as we say. Always see it pulsating in the center of the ‘cloud’ of sacred fire and the rainbow spheres. That’s how John described the Presence:


   And I saw another mighty angel [of the Lord] come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud:  and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:

And he had in his hand a little book open:  and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,

And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth:  and when he had cried, seven thunders [Elohim] uttered their voices. <14>

   When you give the decree “I AM Presence, Thou Art Master” (on page 12 of the mantra booklet), you are declaring that there is one God and only one God. Hear, O Israel:  The LORD our God is one LORD! <15>

Whether revealed in Lord Gautama or in Lord Jesus or in yourself, there is but one God; yet he is individualized–personified–a billion times a billion and more in the divine spark he has placed in each and every one of his children. But one times one times the One always equals the One. We do not worship many gods, but we bow to the Light of the one God in one another, in the angels, in the Ascended Masters and in the great Lights of history who have illumined the path before us.

Your visualization for this mantra, then, is to see the mantle, the garment, the robe, the aura, if you will, of the living Presence of the I AM THAT I AM drop around you. See it enfold you in the shimmering white light of the Godhead. See your self, i.e., your soul, weaving the garment of God’s Presence. See yourself wrapped in it. And know and affirm it deep in your heart. For the heart is where you make contact with your beloved I AM Presence through the threefold flame, the divine spark, which God has placed in your heart chakra. (To be precise, the threefold flame is actually sealed in the antechamber of the heart; this is the secret chamber of the heart known as the Eighth Ray chakra).

When you say, “I AM Presence, Thou art Master!”  you are affirming that your God Presence is the Master of your life. You are affirming that there is, there can be no other master of your life and that you will allow no one to supplant the authority of the one God as the Master of your life.

Your beloved I AM Presence is your Master. You will not allow the carnal mind to be your master. You will not allow your bad habits or your lusts to be your master. “I AM Presence, Thou art Master!”  And when you decree this for your life because you love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might, <16> that LORD who is your Mighty I AM Presence descends into your temple and strengthens you in your freewill election to be your God in action.

This is a most miraculous mantra that you can give every day of your life. It is simple and powerful and direct. It goes right to the source. It is by this definition a First Ray mantra, no frills, just instantaneous action now. We’re going to give it nine times for the full release of the power of the three-times-three. Together:


I AM Presence, Thou art Master,
I AM Presence, clear the way!
Let thy Light and all thy Power
Take possession here this hour!
Charge with Victory’s mastery,
Blaze blue lightning, blaze thy substance!
Into this thy form descend,
That Perfection and its Glory
Shall blaze forth and earth transcend!  (given 9x)

   You see on the Chart a tube of light that descends from the heart of your I AM Presence enveloping first the middle and then the lower figure in the Chart. The middle figure is the Holy Christ Self, the Mediator between God, the Mighty I AM Presence, and the soul of man represented in the lower figure. The Inner Buddha and Inner Christ in their respective roles of Guru and High Priest both serve in the office of Divine Mediator. This cylinder of white light is the protection you call forth daily, putting on “the whole armor of God,” as Paul said, “that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” <17>  Let us stand, as we always do when we invoke our tube of light, in honor of our I AM Presence.

See the dazzling white light of your Presence, brighter than the sun shining on new-fallen snow, coalescing to form your tube of light. It extends three feet or more in a radius from your heart chakra, surrounding you in the absolute God-protection of your Mighty I AM Presence. Together:


Beloved I AM Presence bright,
Round me seal your tube of light
From Ascended Master flame
Called forth now in God’s own name.
Let it keep my temple free
From all discord sent to me.

I AM calling forth violet fire
To blaze and transmute all desire,
Keeping on in Freedom’s name
Till I AM one with the violet flame. (given 3x)

   (Thank you, please be seated.)


Saint Germain Sponsors You in the Raising of the Kundalini

Now that we’ve spoken about the light of the Father descending, let’s talk about the light of the Mother ascending.

When the practice of raising the Kundalini is entered into prematurely, the rising sacred fire will activate the accumulation of negative karma with its cause, effect, record, and memory. And that is why it is not uncommon for people to have a bad experience when they meditate or when they try to force the Kundalini to rise in order to attain adeptship without having first pursued soul-mastery and the transmutation of layers of discord.

Saint Germain has said he would sponsor us in our raising of this Mother Flame gradually, as we take our initiations step by step. His requirement is that we give daily the “Heart, Head and Hand,” violet flame, and protection decrees (found on pages 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, and 13 of your mantra booklet) and especially before we give the bija mantras for the raising of the sacred fire (numbers 14, 62, 63, and 64 found on pages 4 and 17). Saint Germain also requires those who would be true chelas of the Ascended Masters and receive his sponsorship on the spiritual path to refrain from rock music, drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.

The taking of hallucinogenic drugs, such as LSD and PCP, also opens the mind and the chakras to past records and other planes. Cocaine, crack, and heroin as well as marijuana have similar mind-altering and chakra-rending effects.

Though some people have felt that they have contacted the spiritual path through LSD or other agents, there is the danger that in taking any of the above you are dealing with unknowns, including bad trips into the astral plane and the violent opening of the chakras. Jesus described this phenomenon when he said, “The kingdom of heaven suffereth violence and the violent take it by force.” <18>  The tearing of the astral/etheric sheath around the chakras by the taking of drugs or the practice of black magic may also create holes in the auric garment, or auric field, which can take decades or lifetimes to mend.

So when we have the techniques of the Brotherhood East and West in the science of meditation and the spoken Word and an Ascended Master to sponsor our souls until we gain our own Buddhic or Christ-mastery, we don’t need anything else (like chemicals or magic or mind-control or autohypnosis) to assist us in getting to God. All we need is our Mighty I AM Presence and Holy Christ Self, the sacred fire and all God-given spiritual endowments already sealed in our causal body.

Invoke the Seven Archangels to Seal Your Chakras

As part of our spiritual exercises, it is our custom to invoke the Seven Archangels for the protection and sealing of our seven chakras; for we seek to raise and intensify the vibration of the light within our beings and thereby make contact with the Inner Buddha in order that we may become one with Lord Gautama Buddha.

Lord Gautama’s auric field (or electromagnetic field, as some would say) is pure Love, pure Wisdom, pure Power. He is the purity of the seven rays and the five secret rays incarnate. His Presence and beautiful causal body encompasses the entire earth body and beyond. To approach him is to approach the throne of God. And because we are not fools who rush in where angels fear to tread, <19> we as true disciples of the God Flame first put on a mantle of light’s protection that we may draw nigh to him in purity. We would dress ourselves. We would create a forcefield of light and love apart from the world; we would go within and enter some dimension of his Buddhic consciousness that we might experience this dictation in our hearts.

To that end I will offer an invocation to the Seven Archangels to seal our seven chakras in the light of the seven rays. An invocation is a prayer of petition for help or support. Taken from the Latin in- + vocare, it means “to call.”  An invocation is a call to God. And the byword of the Great White Brotherhood to their students is:  The Call Compels the Answer.

When you call to God or any one of his emissaries amongst the heavenly hosts for divine intercession, the answer to that call is forthcoming immediately right where you are. But the answer is always in accordance with God’s will and God’s law. Therefore we are taught to ask that our calls be adjusted according to his will and law since it is not always given to us to know precisely what these are when applied to a given situation.

Concerning prayer that seems to go unanswered, James said:  “Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts,” or as it is translated in the Jerusalem Bible, “When you do pray and don’t get it [what you pray for], it is because you have not prayed properly, you have prayed for something to indulge your own desires.” <20>

The Archangels and hosts of the Lord, by cosmic law in obedience to God, are compelled to answer the calls of his children when the call and the answer are in keeping with God’s will and law. So, having submitted your desires unto God’s desire, you can be sure that your call on earth compels heaven’s answer.

But just remember, it will be God’s answer and not yours. It takes humility and the surrender of our pride to accept the will of God and to be willing to live under the chastening rod of the law. As James also wrote:  “God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil [i.e., the dweller-on-the-threshold as well as the fallen angels], and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you....Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.” <21>

All of the decrees in your mantra booklet were dictated by the Ascended Masters to their Messengers so that their chelas could invoke the help and support of the Lord God of hosts under the aegis of his will and law and be blessed on the path of the seven rays. Try them!  Prove them!  See for yourself!

The Electronic Presence by the Law of the One

The Archangels, in fact all ascended beings, can and do create a replica of themselves, which is called the Electronic Presence. This replica is really themselves repeated again and again wherever they are invoked by the children of the Light.

This is an example of the Law of the One whereby God also multiplies, or individualizes, himself as the I AM THAT I AM, placing his “I AM” Presence over every one of his sons and daughters. Yet there is but one God, even as there is but one Archangel Michael. Therefore the words of Jesus are illumined unto us by the Holy Spirit.


   As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness [as Moses raised up the sacred fire of the Divine Mother, i.e., the ‘serpent fire’ of the Kundalini, in the wilderness of the unfruitful human consciousness], even so must the Son of man [the Son who is the manifestation of the Mighty “I AM” Presence] be lifted up [in every son and daughter of God]:  that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever [whosesoever soul] believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. <22>

   The only begotten Son of God is the Universal Christ, which God has individualized for each one of us. This means that God has personified his Christ (who is the Light-emanation of himself) in the person of your beloved Holy Christ Self. Foreseen and prophesied by Jeremiah, who called him The LORD Our Righteousness, <23> this Holy One of God we see and acknowledge as the Inner Buddha, synonymous with the Inner Christ, though each is distinct when supplicated in the performance of their special offices of Guru and High Priest.

You see, God so loved us that he has placed the Divine Image, or Electronic Presence, of the Father (the I AM Presence) and the Son (the Holy Christ Self) with each of us to overshadow us throughout the long dark night of our soul’s separation from him as we pass through and effectively balance the karmic condition of our earthly existence.

Thus, in answer to my call or yours given any time of the day or night to the Mighty I AM Presence, to the Holy Christ Self and to the Seven Archangels, their Electronic Presence, the replica of their great Godly manifestation, will be placed over you for the sealing of the chakra corresponding to their ray. All that is required of you in order for you to receive this blessing is to live according to God’s laws “with malice toward none, with charity for all,” <24> and to give love and devotion to these great beings of Light.

The Seven Archangels are so ancient as to be as ancient as the Ancient of Days. They were present at the moment of our birth in the Great Central Sun when our twin flames were created out of the fiery ovoid of God. And that is a long, long time ago. Evermore they have been our keepers. When we call to them, believe me, they answer. (Please turn to page 12 and stand for our singing “To the Seven Archangels.”)


   Beloved Mighty I AM Presence, beloved Inner Buddha and Inner Christ of each and every one gathered here, I call forth the light of Almighty God with us–the Emmanuel. I call forth the great crystal cord within. And I call for each one to now be set beneath the Bo tree–beneath his own vine (Holy Christ Self) and fig tree (I AM Presence). <25>

O God, we would open our temples to thee, these bodies which are the temple of the living God. <26>  We call in the name I AM THAT I AM, in the name Sanat Kumara, Gautama Buddha, Lord Maitreya, Jesus Christ, to the Seven Archangels.

In the name of the Lightbearers gathered here, all Lightbearers of the world and all who keep the flame of Life, come forth, Seven Mighty Archangels:  Michael!  Jophiel!  Chamuel!  Gabriel!  Raphael!  Uriel!  Zadkiel!  Come with your divine complements, the Seven Virgins, Faith, Hope, Charity, Mother Mary, Christine, Aurora, Amethyst. Seal the seven chakras now in the protection of God’s holy light. And let the violet flame flow through our chakras that we might experience, in this our communion with the One, individual and world transmutation for the victory of planet earth and her evolutions.

Make us, O God, this day electrodes of the Cosmic Christ consciousness in this city of the Goddess of Liberty, the third-eye chakra of the nation. Make us electrodes for the anchoring of the living Presence of the Lord of the World Gautama Buddha and of our own Inner Buddha. We thank thee, O Lord, even as we know that thou hearest our every call. And we say in the name of the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, and the Divine Mother, it is done!



Michael, Michael, Michael
 Prince of the Archangels
From the grateful hearts of all
 Do songs of praise arise.
For thy heavenly presence
 All on earth adore thee
God from the Sun
 In all the name implies.

Michael, Michael, Michael
 May the guardian angels
From thy heavenly legions
 Stand forth to set all free.
Purify, illumine
 Manifest the glory
Of light’s perfection
 That each one may be.

Jophiel and Chamuel
 Gabriel and Raphael
Uriel and Zadkiel
 And mighty hosts of light.
Cherubim and seraphim
 From the realms of glory
Rend now the veil
 That dims our human sight.

Blessed Seven Archangels
 For illumination
We invoke thy presence
 In hymns of praise to thee.
Keep us consecrated
 To God’s plan fulfilling
In purity
 Thy ministers to be.

(Please be seated.)

You Send God Devotion, He Sends You Light

Hymns and mantras are a means of sending devotion to God and his angels and saints. True devotion is a tangible current of Divine Love sent from your heart to God’s heart. Your heart chakra, through the divine spark anchored there, is the foundation of your meditation and the fount of Power, Wisdom and Love whereby you direct your devotion, gratitude and praise to the heavenly hosts. Thus you create a cord of love which ties you not only to God but to each one through whose Electronic Presence you would pray to God, whether it be Mother Mary or Kuan Yin, Lord Krishna or Jesus or Gautama or Confucius or Lao-tzu.

Your meditations upon God, the Infinite One, actually create this crystal cord of light. Thus you open the way for God to send you on the return current a magnanimous reinforcement and multiplication of the light you first sent to him. Thus the Son of man-ifestation proposes through creative communion and God disposes according to the quality and qualification of his Son’s communication. And thereby your chakras become filled with light and balanced. For you provide the Omega which then magnetizes the Alpha.

The light that God gives us must be protected. We therefore seek the protection for God’s light that he sends to us in answer to our call and in response to our Alleluias and Aums and Amens. And so we invoke that protection daily by means of the two decrees, 43 and 44, on page 12 and decree 47 on page 13 of the mantra booklet.

See Archangel Michael Guarding You and Cutting You Free

The first one is a prayer to Archangel Michael and the guardian angels. It is called “Traveling Protection.”  When you give this decree with a heart filled with gratitude to God’s anointed protector of his people for answering your every call, you visualize Archangel Michael guarding you in every direction, as the decree says.

See him as he is depicted in the artist’s rendering shown in the slide on the screen:  enarmored with the invincible light of God coalesced as fiery yellow diamonds and blue sapphires. He always wields his sword of blue flame and he and his legions of blue lightning will cut you free from all burdens of this world, all addictions and binding habits.

Whatever you desire to be delivered of–if you really want to be free–pray fervently daily to Archangel Michael and he will deliver you from the tempter and the toiler. If you want to quit smoking or drinking or overeating, if you want to get drugs and rock music out of your head and your bones and your body, if you want to master time and space and get your life in order so you can serve God better, just make the call to Archangel Michael.

Visualize the magnificent bejeweled sword of blue flame cutting around you now, flashing blue flame into the cause and core of all demons and discarnates who would invade your temple, your family or your household to enslave its members. See this beautiful, powerful, majestic Archangel standing before, behind, to the left, to the right, beneath, above, and in the center of your form accompanied by limitless numbers of comforting angels of the First Ray protecting you, escorting you wherever you go.

This mantra is for your protection as you move about the planet and even when you engage in soul travel (out of the body during sleep), transcending the octaves as you journey to the etheric retreats of the Great White Brotherhood. You give it in the car. You give it in the subway. You give it wherever you are in the air, on the sea, walking or running through the park. In fact, you take the cassettes that go with this mantra booklet and you play them on your headsets in airports or while doing your yoga or aerobic exercises.

We have recorded this decree with marching drums in 4/4 time. So let’s give it now with gusto.


Lord Michael before, Lord Michael behind,
Lord Michael to the right, Lord Michael to the left,
Lord Michael above, Lord Michael below,
Lord Michael, Lord Michael wherever I go!

I AM his Love protecting here!
I AM his Love protecting here!
I AM his Love protecting here!  (given 3x)

   As we have taught, simultaneous with your exercise of the spoken Word you always meditate on your beloved I AM Presence in loving adoration. Visualize the answer to your call descending via mighty light rays from the heart of God. Because the spoken Word is the power of creation you must see taking place before your eyes, as though projected on a screen in vivid color and detail, the worded images you are thoughtfully verbalizing. And remember, it’s hands cupped resting on the knees, index finger touching the thumb, legs uncrossed, feet flat on the floor, and spines erect–this is the correct posture you assume when you decree.

When God (Elohim) created heaven and earth the fiat went forth: “Let there be light:  and there was light.” <27>  This is the command to light spoken by the Creator. And this command his sons and daughters confirm on earth, as in heaven.

The spoken Word is the key. When you speak with the authority of your Father-Mother God, always in the name of the “I AM” Presence, your meditation and your visualization (charged with pure feelings and steady concentration) become physical through your spoken decree. And this is the God-intended goal for your life. You are called the Son of man because it is your destiny to be on earth a co-creator with Elohim. By the exercise of free will in accordance with his laws it is God’s divine plan that you should draw down into the physical plane (i.e., to precipitate) all of the light and higher consciousness of heaven that you receive from God in meditation.

The process of sealing the light in the physical atoms of the physical body and the planet can be accomplished only by the decree of the Word, the spoken Word, spoken with the authority of the I AM name. And it is through the sixteen-petaled throat chakra that the words you pronounce are empowered by your God Presence to precipitate the unformed into that which is form.

This is why mantras have been intoned in the East by the science of sound for thousands of years. The mantra becomes the chalice that holds the sacred fire of God in the physical plane for the blessing of all life. The spoken prayer, decree, or mantra, the invocation or I AM affirmation should always be given at the opening and the closing of your daily meditation or yoga.

I hope these footsteps of Truth I have carved out for you on the road to the Inner Buddha will become your own footprints in the sands of time, that others following after you may also travel the road that leads through the heart of the Inner Buddha to the I AM THAT I AM.

[to be continued]

A workshop conducted by the Messenger of the Great White Brotherhood Elizabeth Clare Prophet on Wesak, Saturday, May 20, 1989, at the Whole Health Expo at the New York Sheraton Centre Hotel, updated for print as this week’s Pearl. Lecture and Wesak address by Gautama Buddha which followed are available on 3 audiocassettes, 3 hr. 36 min., A89073, or 2 videocassettes, 3 hr. 39 min., GP89018. Audio and video include supplemental teaching from the Messenger’s stump lectures on Kuthumi’s “I AM Light” decree and on Padma Sambhava’s Golden Mantra, with instruction on the meaning of and mudra (hand position) that corresponds to each syllable, and musical meditations on the Buddha and the Mother with nature scenes of the Inner Retreat.

1. John 1:1-3; for Hindu parallel, see 1988 PoW, Book II, vol. 31 no. 65, p. 501 n. 8.

2. Mantras of the Ascended Masters for the Initiation of the Chakras. Five 90-min. audiocassettes of dynamic decrees and songs, including Hindu and Buddhist mantras, performed by 800 voices, full musical accompaniment, B85135-B85139, and 36-page booklet

3. a Vajra Guru is a being who has fully mastered the path of Vajrayana, a school of Buddhism prevalent in Tibet.

4. Svaha is a Sanskrit exclamation used at the end of mantras to convey the meaning “I offer it to you!”  “So be it!”  “Hail!”  or “Amen!”

5. Muni is a Sanskrit word meaning sage, saint, ascetic, conqueror of the enemy within

6. Phil. 3:14.

7. Rev. 7:9, 10, 14.

8. Dan. 12:1.

9. When Light is capitalized it refers to the consciousness of God or his Christ; when lowercased, light refers to the radiance, aura or energy field which results from that consciousness when it is self-realized in the sons and daughters of God and the heavenly hosts. The one is Cause the other is effect. As the sunbeam is to the Sun so is the light to the Light. A Lightbearer bears the Christ consciousness as he internalizes the Word of God. A Lightbearer is one who daily assimilates and becomes the mystical Body and Blood of Christ; his aura is filled with the light that is the by-product of his state of Light, state of Being, state of Mind and state of Consciousness–his Self-Awareness in God and in his Christ. And that God Self-Awareness we call God consciousness, and that Christ Self-Awareness we call Christ consciousness. And “that was the true Light,” John says, “which lighteth [ignites the divine spark, the threefold flame of the heart, in] every [Son of] man[-ifestation] that cometh into the world” (John 1:9).

10. See Cosmic Consciousness:  One Man’s Search for God by Lanello.

11. Matt. 6:19-21; 19:21; Mark 10:21; Luke 12:33, 34; 18:22.

12. Ikhnaton set stage for Jewish monotheism. Some have theorized that the monotheism of the Hebrews was founded upon the Egyptian pharaoh Ikhnaton’s worship of the one sun god, Aton, which he established in the fourteenth century b.c. In about a.d. 80 the Jewish historian Josephus quoted Manetho, an Egyptian historian, as stating that Moses was a priest of the Egyptian city of Heliopolis who became the leader of a group of heretics (i.e., the Hebrews). According to Hebrew tradition, Moses was raised in Egypt and is said to have been educated “in all the wisdom of the Egyptians” at Heliopolis (the biblical city of On). Summarizing this theory, Robert Silverberg writes in his book Akhnaten:  The Rebel Pharaoh: “Since Heliopolis was the center of the solar cult of Re, out of which Atenism developed, the wisdom Moses would have learned there could well have been the monotheistic solar worship that theologians of Heliopolis had pondered since the days of the Old Kingdom.”  Others argue that the dates of Moses and Ikhnaton are not at all certain and that the Exodus of the Hebrews may have occurred a century before Ikhnaton. In 1939 Sigmund Freud published Moses and Monotheism, in which he claimed that Moses was a native Egyptian and disciple of Ikhnaton who taught the religion of Aton to the Israelites.

13. Exod. 3:1-15.

14. Rev. 10:1-3.

15. Deut. 6:4; Mark 12:29.

16. Deut. 6:5; Matt. 22:37; Mark 12:30; Luke 10:27.

17. Eph. 6:11.

18. Matt. 11:12.

19. “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.”  Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism, pt. 3, line 66.

20. James 4:3.

21. James 4:6-8, 10.

22. John 3:14-16.

23. Jer. 23:6; 33:15, 16.

24. Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865.

25. I Kings 4:25; Mic. 4:4; Zech. 3:10.

26. I Cor. 3:16, 17; 6:19; II Cor. 6:16.

27. Gen. 1:3.