Weekly Group Meditation

by Fr. E.S.Q.S.

Admittedly, this proposal has been a long time coming. I had mentioned it a long while back somewhere on the forums; however, that was prior to the implementation of the WIS system. That being said, it is about high-time that an official proposal was made - and it is this:

What I propose, in an effort to bring this community of like-minded individuals together in a common service work, is a weekly group meditation. Of course, participation in the weekly meditation will be entirely voluntary.

I would suggest it be arranged for some time on Sunday - perhaps Sunday morning, or sometime around noon. Why Sunday? Well, the reasoning is largely just a matter of symbolism: Sunday is considered the "first day" - of the week, and also of creation (or manifestation). The symbolism is rife with meaning and ought to be applied. Also, Sunday, being the "day of the Sun", is also pertinent when you consider that our Sun is, in many ways, the living embodiment of "God" in our solar system.

But enough of that chatter. I could go on and on for days about the symbolism of the Sun, but that is not really essential. Besides this, the meditation would be fairly short - I would say that it shouldn't last more than 5-10 mins. at most; however, I wonder about the possibility of including some form of preparatory purification or ablution, much like the Muslims and their Wudu. At the very least, washing the face and hands prior to entering into the meditation.

The meditation, itself, would be more properly an organized group invocation. We could potentially make use of the Great Invocation as provided by the Planetary Hierarchy or I would be willing to write one specifically for this group.

The first step in the meditation would be to unite, via visualization, with our brothers and sisters participating. This can be done in many ways. One thing that is important to recall in this, is that the one thing that unites us all - as men, as human beings - is our causal envelope. That is what makes us men, what makes us human beings. And we would wish to meet each other on the highest possible plane:

1. meditate on the Self (the monad) in the causal envelope - i.e.: "I am centered in the causal envelope"
2. meditate on the relation of that Self in its causal envelope with the other Selves in their causal envelopes participating; we are all in the causal world, together - i.e.: "We are all together, brothers and sisters, in the causal world; we are as one"

See that unity. Once it has become quite visceral, then we can proceed with the sounding of the invocation we have chosen. But it is not enough merely to sound the invocation; rather, you must strive to visualize it. You must meditate upon it's meaning as you are saying it. That is where the power truly resides. Words, alone, are (in many respects) empty and devoid of any real power. Remember the group as you do this. Visualize the energy filling the group, flowing through the group, and out into the world. See yourself and the group as a channel for that energy: it should be an unimpeded river of force. Let it ray out from each of us, and fill the world around us. Let us be, for that moment in time, as many fonts of uplifting power in the world.

That is enough for the time being. This proposal will need to be discussed and details hammered out. I would like to see it come to pass; after all, it would be a real service. If Esoteric Law will not arrange for it, then I will be forced to take it elsewhere, for I will not give up on this proposal.

If even three people will do it, then it ought to be supported. I can probably think of three people who would do it with me off the very top of my head. But how many people here would be interested?

Thanks for your time,

Sincerely,

Fr. E.S.Q.S.

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Dec 17, 2018
UPDATE: 12/17/18
by: Fr. E.S.Q.S.

Initial Reflections

The first step in the meditation proper will be the three initial reflections mentioned above:

1. The Self in the causal envelope – i.e.: "I am centered in the causal envelope"
2. The causal envelope in the causal world
3. The unity of the participants via our share in the causal world

Why These Reflections?

Probably someone will ask, "Why these reflections? Isn’t it enough just to say the Great Invocation and be done with it?" Well, that is certainly one attitude; however, if we are looking to get the maximal benefit out of this our group meditation – for ourselves and for others, then we really ought to take a moment to aspire to the highest states possible for man before proceeding to invoke energies: to aspire to causal consciousness, to aspire to becoming "true man"; a causal self. No effort is wasted.

The Self in the Causal Envelope

The first reflection can be summed up in the following thought: "I am centered in the causal envelope". In fact, you might very well opt to use that thought in your meditation. This thought contains two parts:

1. "I am"
2. The causal envelope

The saying, "I am" indicates identification. "I am" indicates the Self, the evolutionary monad. It is important to understand why we think, "I am centered in the causal envelope" and not, "The monad is centered in the causal envelope". In the first case, we are identifying with the Self. In the second case, it is more like we are observing it all, theoretically. Mind the language! Think on it. Think, "I am centered in the causal envelope", consider all of what this must entail, and then – even for but a moment – try and remember your Self. This shouldn’t take more than a minute or so once you have settled into your meditation.

The Causal Envelope in the Causal World

The second reflection, following upon the first, is to remember that the causal envelope is a product of the causal world of the planet: all the matter in it - all of the ideas and all of the energies - are part and parcel of that world. More than this, we need to remember that every human being – by virtue of his causal envelope – has a share in that same world and, so, is intimately connected with us in that very moment. Think, even:

"By virtue of this thing that we share together, I am a brother to all: every man, woman, and child of every race, class, and creed".

As I had said before in previous papers, the causal envelope of man – that envelope which makes a human being - is the material basis of the brotherhood of man. Again, this reflection shouldn’t take more than a minute or so.

Remember: think on it, and then strive to become self-conscious!

The Unity of the Participants

The third and final reflection, following closely upon the second, is to remember the unity of the participants. This will be a particularly important reflection as this is a group work – and one in which people will be participating from all manner of locations, across the globe. Though we may be physically distant, our thoughts (and feelings) should definitely be united. And they can be united with effort. We need to remember our brothers and sisters in the work. We need to remember that we are not alone in this working. They, too, are with us in the causal world – no matter where they are physically. Here you should strive to visualize this fact: that you are not alone, but that you are working with your brothers and sisters. Think on them and feel them out. They are with you. They are scattered about the surface of the planet, but they are all united in this one working. Be mindful of that fact. Causal consciousness knows no distance here. When you are ready, you can think on the following:

"We are all together, brothers and sisters, in the causal world; we are as one".

Remember your closeness. Remember your community. And, when you are ready at last, turn your mind to the work at hand.

VISUALIZE!

You must visualize! It is not enough to merely sit there, mindlessly repeating phrases. You must be actively engaged in the work. Think on the phrases, strive to become self-conscious (in the causal envelope), and – by god – visualize! This is an important part of the invocative work we are undertaking. You must put in work to bring yourself into rapport with your brothers and sisters across the globe. That will take visualization. In any case, it is a much needed practice. It will not hurt anyone to practice it via this group meditation. No prescribed visualization will be given: come up with your own, personal visualization. See your brothers and sisters as being united with yourself, and each other, in the work.

Thanks for your time,

Sincerely,

Fr. E.S.Q.S.

Dec 13, 2018
Update: 12/13/18
by: Fr. E.S.Q.S.

The next collection of instructions. I have noted that the previous instructions have not yet been posted, or - rather more precisely - it seems that an error had occurred in their posting. Hopefully that can be remedied without too much trouble.

Initial Reflections

The first step in the meditation proper will be the three initial reflections mentioned above:

1. The Self in the causal envelope – i.e.: "I am centered in the causal envelope"
2. The causal envelope in the causal world
3. The unity of the participants via our share in the causal world

Why These Reflections?

Probably someone will ask, "Why these reflections? Isn’t it enough just to say the Great Invocation and be done with it?" Well, that is certainly one attitude; however, if we are looking to get the maximal benefit out of this our group meditation – for ourselves and for others, then we really ought to take a moment to aspire to the highest states possible for man before proceeding to invoke energies: to aspire to causal consciousness, to aspire to becoming "true man"; a causal self. No effort is wasted.

The Self in the Causal Envelope

The first reflection can be summed up in the following thought: "I am centered in the causal envelope". In fact, you might very well opt to use that thought in your meditation. This thought contains two parts:

1. "I am"
2. The causal envelope

The saying, "I am" indicates identification. "I am" indicates the Self, the evolutionary monad. It is important to understand why we think, "I am centered in the causal envelope" and not, "The monad is centered in the causal envelope". In the first case, we are identifying with the Self. In the second case, it is more like we are observing it all, theoretically. Mind the language! Think on it. Think, "I am centered in the causal envelope", consider all of what this must entail, and then – even for but a moment – try and remember your Self. This shouldn’t take more than a minute or so once you have settled into your meditation.

The Causal Envelope in the Causal World

The second reflection, following upon the first, is to remember that the causal envelope is a product of the causal world of the planet: all the matter in it - all of the ideas and all of the energies - are part and parcel of that world. More than this, we need to remember that every human being – by virtue of his causal envelope – has a share in that same world and, so, is intimately connected with us in that very moment. Think, even:

"By virtue of this thing that we share together, I am a brother to all: every man, woman, and child of every race, class, and creed".

As I had said before in previous papers, the causal envelope of man – that envelope which makes a human being - is the material basis of the brotherhood of man. Again, this reflection shouldn’t take more than a minute or so. Remember: think on it, and then strive to become self-conscious!

The Unity of the Participants

The third and final reflection, following closely upon the second, is to remember the unity of the participants. This will be a particularly important reflection as this is a group work – and one in which people will be participating from all manner of locations, across the globe. Though we may be physically distant, our thoughts (and feelings) should definitely be united. And they can be united with effort. We need to remember our brothers and sisters in the work. We need to remember that we are not alone in this working. They, too, are with us in the causal world – no matter where they are physically. Here you should strive to visualize this fact: that you are not alone, but that you are working with your brothers and sisters. Think on them and feel them out. They are with you. They are scattered about the surface of the planet, but they are all united in this one working. Be mindful of that fact. Causal consciousness knows no distance here. When you are ready, you can think on the following:

"We are all together, brothers and sisters, in the causal world; we are as one".

Remember your closeness. Remember your community. And, when you are ready at last, turn your mind to the work at hand.

VISUALIZE!

You must visualize! It is not enough to merely sit there, mindlessly repeating phrases. You must be actively engaged in the work. Think on the phrases, strive to become self-conscious (in the causal envelope), and – by god – visualize! This is an important part of the invocative work we are undertaking. You must put in work to bring yourself into rapport with your brothers and sisters across the globe. That will take visualization. In any case, it is a much needed practice. It will not hurt anyone to practice it via this group meditation. No prescribed visualization will be given: come up with your own, personal visualization. See your brothers and sisters as being united with yourself, and each other, in the work.

Thanks for your time,

Sincerely,

Fr. E.S.Q.S.

Dec 12, 2018

by: Sam

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Dec 12, 2018

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Dec 11, 2018
UPDATE: 12/11/18
by: Fr. E.S.Q.S.

Continuing from yesterday's update, adding the next section.

Invocation of Augoeides

No working of this sort could possibly be done without the influence and support of our Augoeides. Thus, after ritual ablution comes the necessity of an invocation of Augoeides. This is partly to seek blessing, partly to seek protection, and partly to involve Augoeides and, through Augoeides, any other devas who would work with us in our cause. It is clear, then, that this must be a fairly specific invocation; as such, I have taken it upon myself to write such a one. It is as follows:

(Kneeling, as if in prayer, speak the following words with intention):

Augoeides: my lord, my light, my soul;
Come forth and dwell with me a moment, as I seek thine aid: bless this holy working of ours with your light, love, and will; keep us from harm; and join us, together, in a bond of brotherly love that knows no distance;

Let your blessings rain down upon us, brothers and sisters in the light, that we may share those same blessings with all of our brethren; be present, my lord! Oversee our working and give it strength! Call to our aid all that you might! Let us serve, all of us, together – as one!

That should probably suffice for a suitable invocation; however, it must be done in earnest. Neglecting to perform the invocation of Augoeides is also not wise, for we will need the blessings of Augoeides in our working. We are men. We are ignorant. And Augoeides is the gatekeeper (in us) of those same higher forces we are seeking to invoke. We will need the Augoeides participation and subtle guidance; elsewise, the group meditation will be – more or less – ineffective. At least, it will not be nearly as powerful as it could be. This is a group work – and, so, it is not just a group of men. Think on that.

Thanks for your time,

Sincerely,

Fr. E.S.Q.S.

Dec 10, 2018
UDATE: 12/10/18
by: Fr. E.S.Q.S.

The work is proceeding. I am nearly finished writing the paper explaining the group meditation, and I am hoping that it will be ready for this weekend. I would very much like to begin as soon as this coming Sunday. More information follows.

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"Invocation means, 'To call into' – and it is to call upon those higher, life-affirming energies (especially causal [47:1-3] and essential [46:1-7] energies), to draw them down into the group, and from there – through us - into the worlds of man (47-49). The energies are not for us to hoard, but to give. Like the sun radiates its light and its warmth, so, too, will we radiate the 'light' and 'warmth' of these higher energies. The greatest mistake of mankind has been to think that the world exists solely for him. He has taken everything for himself. But that must change. He must learn to see himself as a part of a greater whole, and that he is a link in a great chain of being. He is not given energy so that he may hoard it, but so that he – too – may give it; as it has been said, 'Freely received, freely given'. We are to be channels, clear and unimpeded. We are to be as radiant centers of energy, like little suns. I cannot possibly think of anything more impressive than this. My friend, let us serve in this way. Let us use the invocation, call down the higher forces, and let them fill the world around us with their uplifting energy" (Fr. E.S.Q.S. in correspondence with a friend).

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Ritual Ablution

The first and foremost matter will be ritual ablution. And what is, "Ritual ablution?" Simply put, it is a short ritual of purification, not altogether unlike the Wudu of the Muslims. What is the point of this ritual purification? Simply put, it is to prepare oneself for the reception and transmission of higher forces. The thought of purity goes a long way to preparing for this. It can be as simple as:

1. Washing the hands
2. Washing the face with the cleaned hands
3. Washing the head with the cleaned hands

Paying especial attention to:

1. The crown of the head
2. The forehead

Also:

1. The throat
2. The middle of the chest

This, of course, relates to the 4 higher centers of force in the physical-etheric envelope (49:2-4), the envelopes of etheric energies. The point is not to focus on them, or to rouse them; rather, the intent is to cleanse them with a thought of purity. Wash them. Cleanse them. Make them pure and free of dross. This, alone, should suffice; however, it is entirely possible for individuals to go a step further and cleanse the whole of their body beforehand, thinking thoughts of purity. You must understand: we are, ourselves, the very receptacles of force. Forces can be invoked and passed through us – and that is precisely what we are setting out to do in this group meditation. Thus, purity is very important. Besides this, if individuals wish to take it ever further (and I think that many might), I would suggest more generalized work addressing the purification of the envelopes as has been explained by HTL and LA. The purer the envelopes are – the more refined, the more capable of wielding finer forces, the greater will be the beneficial effects of this work.

Thanks for your time,

Sincerely,

Fr. E.S.Q.S.

Dec 08, 2018
UPDATE: 12/8/18
by: Fr. E.S.Q.S.

What follows is a short update of the development for a weekly group meditation.

As I had been saying in the above posting, I was able to get a small group of core members to join in; as such, the weekly group meditation will be a go once it has been organized. Currently, I am in the process of writing up a detailed explanation of the meditation. I can post it here, or elsewhere on the site (as the website owners see fit) when it is done. So far, the basic overview looks like this:

Overview of Steps

First and foremost, and overview of steps:

• Ritual ablution
• Invocation of Augoeides
• An initial reflection upon the following relationships:
o The Self in the causal envelope – i.e.: "I am centered in the causal envelope"
o The causal envelope in the causal world
o The unity of the participants via our share in the causal world
• Visualization of the unity of the participants via our share in the causal world
• Speaking the Great Invocation with strong supporting visualizations:
o The down-pouring of causal, essential, and super-essential energies (45:4-47:3 [stanzas I, II, and III respectively), upon the members of the group and all mankind
o The radiation of these energies from the members of the group
- The energies are merely passing through the members as open channels
• At the close, speak the word, "Amen" three times before making the sign of silence (forefinger of the right hand pressed to the lips, indicating silence)

All of these steps will be examined and explained in detail. It looks like a lot; however, in reality, it really is intended to take all of about 10-15 mins. from start to finish.

Thanks for your time,

Sincerely,

Fr. E.S.Q.S.

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