|Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul
Initiation, Human and Solar - Table
The Constitution of Man
Chapter I - Introductory Remarks
Chapter II - Initiation Defined
Four Words Defined
Aspects of Initiation
The Place and Effect of Initiation
At-one-ment, the Result of Initiation
Chapter III - The Work of the Hierarchy
To develop Self-Consciousness in all Beings
To develop Consciousness in the Three Lower Kingdoms
To transmit the Will of the Planetary Logos
To set an Example to Humanity
Chapter IV - The Founding of the
Its Appearance on the Planet
The Immediate Effect
The Opening of the Door of Initiation
Chapter V - The Three Departments of
The Three Departments of the Hierarchy
The Work of the Manu
The Work of the World Teacher, the Christ
The Work of the Lord of Civilization, the Mahachohan
Chapter VI - The Lodge of Masters
Certain Masters and their Work
The Present Work
Chapter VII - The Probationary Path
Preparation for Initiation
Methods of Teaching
Masters and Disciples
Chapter VIII - Discipleship
A Disciple described
The Work to be done
Chapter IX - The Path of Initiation
The first two Initiations
The succeeding two Initiations
The final Initiations
Chapter X - The Universality of
Initiation on the various Planets
Initiation and the Devas
Cosmic Influences and Solar Initiations
Chapter XI - The Participants in the
The Participants in the Mysteries
The Departmental Heads
Chapter XII - The Two Revelations
The Two Revelations
The Revelation of the "Presence"
The Revelation of the Vision
Chapter XIII - The Rods of Initiation
The Rods of Initiation
The Purpose of the Rods of Power
The Effect of the Application of the Rod
a. Upon the Initiate's Bodies
b. Upon the
Causal or Egoic Body
c. Upon the
Chapter XIV - The Administration of the
The Work of the Lodge during Initiation
Two Types of Oaths
The Oath of Initiation
Chapter XV - The Giving of the Word
The Solar Words
The Use of the Words
Chapter XVI - The Imparting of the
The Sevenfold Secret
The Three Solar Mysteries
Their Sequential Relevation
Chapter XVII - Diversities of
Major and Minor Initiations
The Day of Opportunity
Chapter XVIII - The Seven Paths
The Seven Paths
Chapter XIX - Rules for Applicants
Let the disciple search within the heart's deep cave. If there the fire burns bright,
warming his brother yet heating not himself, the hour has come for making application to
stand before the door.
When application has been made in triple form, then let the disciple withdraw that
application and forget it has been made.
Triple the call must be and long it takes to sound it forth. Let the disciple sound the
call across the desert, over all the seas and through the fires which separate him from
the veiled and hidden door.
Let the disciple tend the evocation of the fire, nourish the lesser lives and thus keep
the wheel revolving.
Let the applicant see to it that the Solar Angel dims the light of the lunar angels,
remaining the sole luminary in the microcosmic sky.
The purificatory fires burn dim and low when the third is sacrificed to the fourth.
Therefore let the disciple refrain from taking life and let him nourish that which is
lowest with the produce of the second.
Let the disciple turn his attention to the enunciating of those sounds which echo in the
hall where walks the Master. Let him not sound the lesser notes which awaken vibration
within the halls of Maya.
When the disciple nears the Portal, the greater seven must awaken and bring forth response
from the lesser seven upon the double circle.
Let the disciple merge himself within the circle of the other selves. Let but one color
blend them and their unity appear. Only when the group is known and sensed can energy be
The Army of the Voice, the devas in their serried ranks work ceaselessly. Let the disciple
apply himself to a consideration of their methods; let him learn the rules whereby the
Army works within the veils of maya.
Let the disciple transfer the fire from the lower triangle to the higher and preserve that
which is created through the fire at the midway point.
Let the disciple learn to use the hand in service; let him seek the mark of the Messenger
in his feet and let him learn to see with the eye which looks out from between the two.
Four things the disciple must learn and comprehend before he can be shown the inmost
mystery: first, the laws of that which radiates; the five meanings of magnetization make
the second; the third is transmutation or the secret lost of alchemy; and lastly, the
first letter of the Word which has been imparted, or the hidden name egoic.
Listen, touch, see, apply, know.
An Esoteric Catechism