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Esoteric Psychology I (1936)

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Esoteric Psychology I
Published1979 First editionNo
FormatHardcover (236x156mm) Edition1979
PublisherLucis Publishing Company Printing10
ISBN Printed byFort Orange Press, Inc.
SeriesA Treatise on the Seven Rays No of pages460


This is the first of five volumes that together form A Treatise on the Seven Rays and that deal with the esoteric fact of the seven basic streams of energy that pervade our solar system, our planet and all that lives and moves within its orbit.
    Esoteric psychology sees evolution as the evolution of consciousness, whereby the soul in incarnation brings the human personality and its vehicles -- physical, emotional and mental -- to the point where they can express the divine qualities of the soul on the physical plane. Psychology in the esoteric sense, therefore, deals with the five-fold human being (soul, personality, mental body, emotional body and physical body), each aspect of which is governed by one of the seven rays.
    The Master DK has given the rays as follows:
The First Ray of Will or Power;
The Second Ray of Love/Wisdom;
The Third Ray of Creative Intelligence;
The Fourth Ray of Harmony Through Conflict;
The Fifth Ray of Concrete Knowledge;
The Sixth Ray of Idealism or Devotion;
The Seventh Ray of Ceremonial Order.

In his writings Benjamin Creme has given much additional information about the rays, while his Master has given the ray structure and point in evolution of many countries and historical figures, to facilitate the study of how the Seven Rays govern the individual.

The teachings in the two volumes of Esoteric Psychology formed the basis for psychosynthesis, as devised by the Italian psychiatrist Roberto Assagioli (see under Related books).

This is the first volume of A Treatise on the Seven Rays. The other volumes are:
- Esoteric Psychology, Vol.II
- Esoteric Astrology
- Esoteric Healing, and
- The Rays and the Initiations.

The first UK edition was published by John M. Watkins. Esoteric Psychology, Vol.II was published in 1942.

Referenced in Benjamin Creme, Maitreya's Mission, Vol.I, (p.397, 1996ed) and in Maitreya's Mission, Vol.II, chapter 13.


Original Edition

Esoteric Psychology I
Original titleA Treatise on the Seven Rays
Original subtitleThe New Psychology
Original publication year1936
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