There are wondrous beings helping us with Ascension. I had an enjoyable discussion with an attendee at the Vancouver Golden Gaia Meet-up on the Elohim, which rekindled my interest in these elevated beings.
Believe it or not, not only are the Elohim among the wisest and most powerful of spirits, but some among them have joined us in these clunky dry suits that we’re wearing. I’ve met one, and perhaps two, in incarnation. I say “one” because Archangel Michael confirmed that she was an Elohim.
Even they’ve agreed to curtail their memories for a while and walk among us making do until their powers are restored. I don’t know what it would look like to see an incarnated Elohim with his or her powers restored. It must be a majestic sight.
So let’s look in this next series at this honorable group of beings who play such a pivotal role in the work of creation.
I don’t want to simply reel off all the Sanskrit or Pali names they’ve been called, but their names are legion.
However there are some names which are significant. And we may only have room to look at one of those names today.
That name is the “seven sages” or “seven spirits.” This doesn’t mean there are only seven Elohim. Their numbers are large.
What it means, I think, is that they build with the seven rays. Sheldan Nidle’s sources say that there are “Elohim in charge of this quadrant of the galaxy.” (1) Add to that what White Eagle says:
“A highly developed sensitive will register many lovely colours, all born from the seven primary colours and the seven rays used by the Elohim, the Silent Watchers, Great Ones, each at the head of his own particular ray. (2)
I’d imagine that one Elohim stands at the head of each of the seven rays for each quadrant of the universe.
Theosophist Helena Blavatsky calls them the builders and watchers of the seven spheres.
“The seven sublime lords are the Seven Creative Spirits, the Dhyan-Chohans, who correspond to the Hebrew Elohim.” (3)
“The ‘Builders’ … are the real creators of the Universe; and in this doctrine, which deals only with our Planetary System, they, as the architects of the latter, are also called the ‘Watchers’ of the Seven Spheres.” (4)
Annie Besant tells us that the Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Ghost, which Hindus call Brahman, Atman and Maya, came first and next came the Elohim or seven spirits.
“The threefold Logos [is] the Trinity: the First Logos, the fount of all life, being the Father; the dual-natured Second Logos the Son, God-man; the Third, the creative Mind, the Holy Ghost, whose brooding over the waters of Chaos brought forth the worlds. Then come ‘the seven Spirits of God’ and the hosts of archangels and angels.” (5)
Their account is supported in the Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ, which Levi wrote drawing on the Akashic records.
“From God’s own Record Book we read: The Triune God breathed forth, and seven Spirits stood before his face. (The Hebrews call these seven spirits, Elohim.)” (6)
“There is one God from whose great being there came forth the seven Spirits that created heaven and earth.” (7)
Krishna, speaking as Brahman, tells us about the birth of the Elohim or Seven Sages:
“Forth from my thought
Came the Seven Sages ….
“I gave birth
To the first begetters
Of all earth’s children.” (8)
“Forth from my thought” is how all of us were created.
Levi also tells us that they are the makers of humanity.
“[These] seven Spirits … are the Elohim, creative spirits of the universe.
“And these are they who said, Let us make man; and in their image man was made.” (9)
Have we a description of one of the Seven Sages, Watchers, or Elohim? Yes, apparently Swami Vivekananda was one of them. Here’s a passage from Swami Nikhilananda’s Vivekananda that describes his derivation. I apologize for its length but it’s one of the few descriptions we have.
“Absorbed one day, in samadhi, Ramakrishna had found that his mind was soaring high, going beyond the physical universe of the sun, moon, and stars, and passing into the subtle region of ideas. As it continued to ascend, the forms of gods and goddesses were left behind, and it crossed the luminous barrier separating the phenomenal universe from the Absolute, entering finally the transcendental realm.
“There Ramakrishna saw seven venerable sages absorbed in meditation. These, he thought, must have surpassed even the gods and goddesses in wisdom and holiness, and as he was admiring their unique spirituality he saw a portion of the undifferentiated Absolute become congealed, as it were, and take the form of a Divine Child.
“Clambering upon the lap of one of the sages and gently clasping his neck with His soft arms, the Child whispered something in his ear, and at this magic touch the sage awoke from meditation. He fixed his half-open eyes upon the wondrous Child, who said in great joy: ‘I am going down to Earth. Won’t you come with me?’
“With a benign look the sage expressed assent and returned into deep spiritual ecstasy. Ramakrishna was amazed to observe that a tiny portion of the sage, however, descended to earth, taking the form of light, which struck the house in Calcutta where Narendra’s family lived, and when he saw Narendra [later Swami Vivekananda] for the first time, he at once recognized him as the incarnation of that sage.
“He also admitted that the Divine Child who brought about the descent of the rishi [or sage] was none other than himself.” (10)
I had often wondered when reading this passage how seven sages could leave behind even the gods and goddesses. But now seeing that the “seven sages” are the Elohim, that phrase becomes comprehensible.
So, in terms of establishing a beachhead of understanding (10) from which to fan out into our subject, the first thing we see is that the Elohim are the “seven sages,” “the seven spirits,” who stand at the head of the seven creative rays.
(1) Spiritual Hierarchy and Galactic Federation, through Sheldan Nidle, June 24, 2008 at http://www.paoweb.com/sn062408.htmhttp://www.paoweb.com/sn062408.htmhttp://www.paoweb.com/sn062408.htm.
(2) White Eagle, Wisdom from White Eagle. Liss: White Eagle Publishing Trust, 1983, 59.
(3) H.P. Blavtatsky, An Abridgement of the Secret Doctrine. Ed. Elizabeth Preston and Christmas Humphreys. Wheaton, Ill: Theosophical Publishing House, 1968, 23.
(4) Loc. cit., 29.
(5) Annie Besant, The Ancient Wisdom. Adyar: Theosophical Publishing House, 1972; c1897, 30-1.
(6) Levi, Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ. Marina Del Rey: DeVorss, 1972; c1935, 70.
(7) Loc. cit., 78.
(8) Sri Krishna in Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood, trans., Bhagavad-Gita. The Song of God. New York and Scarborough: New American Library, 1972; c1944, 86-7.
(9) Levi, ibid., 42.
(10) Swami Nikhilananda, trans. Vivekananda: The Yogas and Other Works. New York: Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center, 1953, 14.
(11) “Establishing a Beachhead of Understanding,” Feb. 10, 2014, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2014/02/10/establishing-a-beachhead-of-understanding/.