Apparently the planning for Ascension and the Golden Age has been going on for a very long time. It has involved the cooperation of numerous levels of existence and we’ve been given notice of its nearness by quite a few sources from the late Nineteenth Century onward.
Matthew Ward tells us that “the highest universal council planned the Golden Age.” (1) SaLuSa describes these elevated beings as “great Beings of Light that dwell in the realms of pure Light,” (2) “exceptionally powerful Beings who will ensure that all action is completed in accordance with the Divine Plan,” (3), “mighty ones such as the Elders who direct all creation and observe the edicts of the Creator.” He adds that “they operate on an unimaginable scale, holding immense power that reaches through the different Universes,” (4) humbly confessing that “there comes a time when the magnitude of them is even eye-opening to us.” (5)
He tells us that “the line of authority goes all the way back to God, and passes through various groups and councils of high evolution and consciousness. It finally reaches you through us and the Masters, who wait in readiness to return to Earth.” (6) Matthew says that “the powerful energy of souls you call ascended masters and the White Brotherhood and other light forces you don’t know about has been intensifying on the planet.” (7)
Many teachings have predicted the coming changes, SaLuSa tells us:
“The coming Ascension has been the subject of many teachings and messages for a very long time, as the end times have been clearly defined since this cycle began so long ago. It is the whole purpose of everything that has been taking place, and the plan has been played out so that you have gained the maximum benefit from it.” (8)
Moreover we’ve been preparing for it over many lives, he says:
“You have been preparing for this time over many lives, having already decided that you would put yourself forward for the process of Ascension. These final years are clearly the most important ones as they offer a unique opportunity to move out of the cycle of reincarnation. (9)
Saint Germain corroborates SaLuSa’s estimate: “You have been preparing for Ascension for eons of time.” (10)
I’m only aware of the event being discussed in great detail from the mid-1870s on, when Imperator, the pseudonym adopted by the prophet Malachi, began discussing the event through his medium, Rev. Stainton Moses:
“Ye know not how great is the work that is being done; how vast the vista that is being opened. Never before has there been such an outpouring of Divine Love as now. Silent influences are at work in men’s minds. All over the world they are being prepared to receive the teaching we are giving you here.
“Should it be necessary for the furtherance of this mission other great Intelligences will return, and bring their magnetic force to bear upon the earth. At present it is not needed, as the work is progressing.
“You are living in one of the remarkable epochs of the earth. The old creed must die before the new can be received; but it will die hard, as round it still linger the associations of many ages; but it is fast dying out, never to live again. Happy are ye, living in this age, and learning these new truths, if ye rightly appreciate and use the blessing.” (11)
Imperator called Ascension a “New Dispensation.”
“What you are now witnessing are the signs and wonders that prelude the opening of a new dispensation, the advent of the Lord, not as man has fancied and as your teachers have vainly taught, in bodily presence to judge an arisen humanity, but in His new mission (the fulness of the old), through us, His messengers and ministers, in the declaration of a new evangel to your world.” (12)
Although the meeting he describes here is just a small one held for mutual refreshment, if we multiply it by orders of magnitude, we might get a picture of the councils held to plan the Golden Age.
“It is our custom, now and again, to join together in the praise of the Almighty. So we refresh our own selves, worn and wearied by the toilsome work of guiding erring souls. So we renew our power and gather fresh stock of gracious influence.”
“We meet thus when we need support from mutual counsel, and from the efflux of spirit influence from those who are yet higher and wiser than ourselves.” (14)
“We have but now returned from a great council of the angels and spirits of the blessed, wherein we have taken counsel and offered up solemn adoration to the Supreme. With one accord our voices swelled in an anthem of praise, and so we received the efflux of divine aid which shall support us in the conflict.” (15)
“If the eye of man could have seen the vast concourse of the shining ones, massed together for consultation, and for the reception of the larger efflux of the Divine Spirit, they would have been of good cheer.” (16)
(Continued in Part 2.)