On the Use of “White” in “White Brotherhood”

— In,  July 7, 2009, XXX wrote:
> Hello,

> I have a question : the White Brotherhood – is this a collection of white/fair
skinned races? I recall that many indigenous races here on Earth have legends of
white skinned “gods”. What about the colored races here? Where do they fit in
re. the GF? Or does the White may refer to the Light?

> Love,

To answer your question, XXX, I’d have to make a number of points, rather than
just one.

First, please recall that the “Asended Masters” of the White Brotherhood reside
on the inner or spiritual planes and have no further need to incarnate, though
they do as an act of service.

Second, they are able to assume the characteristics they wish when they do take
on a body.

Third, no person, past a certain stage of development, is limited on the inner
planes to the characteristics of their last body, as far as I know. Appearance
is not a fixed matter. So races do not as such endure with the clarity that they
do here.

It is true that many people prefer the characteristics of their last body and
that the inner planes are arranged according to settings that each group of
deceased terrestrials would prefer.

So, for instance, Lawrence of Arabia preferred to live in a part of the inner
planes that resembled England though he also travelled to the part that
resembled “Arabia.” (1)

But, generally speaking, the whole idea of race does not have the significance
on the other side that it does here.

Add to that the inner planes are arranged according to level of spiritual
evolution. A person who loves all people would find himself (or herself)
surrounded with people of like temperament; a person who hated, the same. But
they would never find themselves in the same company unless the more highly
developed was there to serve the less highly developed.

So a group of ascended masters could not be found with any attention on matters
like race, save a delight in meeting people of different ways of thinking and a
desire to quell the racial prejudice that exists only on Earth and in the very
lowest of the astral planes.

Fourth, the various lodges of ascended masters are called by various names, but
naming them after colours or rays is quite common. I believe there is a “Blue
Lodge” on Sirius. On Earth it is the “White Brotherhood.”

I am not an expert on colours and so I cannot say whether white is a colour or
not. But I am looking at pictures of various saintly figures on my wall here,
and they are dressed in white, so I assume it is.

I can think of Tibetans, East Indians, Native Indians, Middle Easterners and
Europeans right off the top of my head among White Brotherhood adepts I know of
so I assume that all races belong.

I personally cannot envision a sign over the “White Brotherhood’s” door saying
this race is somehow not welcome. It would not make sense viewed from any
vantage point. I’m afraid we find that way of seeing things only on this level
of reality – not anywhere more evolved.

Soon we will no longer see it here either. It is definitely a function of
separative, zero-sum, “us against them” thinking, which Ascension will wash from
our minds.




(1) Here is T.E. Lawrence’s account of a visit to “Arabia” on the astral plane.
Notice that he leaves from a coast that resembles England:

“I went to the coast, a coast corresponding in its features to the rugged cliffs
of England and there I took ship. Yes, there are ships here just as there are
houses and towns. Voyages are easier; no mischance can occur and the direction
is assured by the purpose and desire of the voyagers.

“Our journey has not been a lengthy business of calling at port after port so we
have soon reached our destination and I find myself in a country which is the
counterpart of Egypt. …

“All those I meet are friendly and happy souls. …

“This is a dream city and I have left it and am out in the clear air of the
desert again. Travelling on foot is no hardship; fatigue is never felt and
desire impels one swiftly and surely onward.

“The desert has all the more than its remembered beauty but none of its terrors.
It is not possible to get lost and hunger and thirst can no longer prove one’s
undoing since one can go on indefinitely without food or drink.

“I am reveling in the clean, bare land and savouring again the desert air with
its piercing purity. Lovely to be free also from dependence upon a surly camel,
a train of followers and all the tiresome paraphernalia necessary in the old
days to keep one alive.” (T.E. Lawrence, Postmortem Journal, 50-1. See .)

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