The Tibetan Master, the Master Djwhal Khul, chronicled the movement of humanity towards the Spiritual Hierarchy of Masters and the movement of the Spiritual Hierarchy towards humanity. In co-operation with His amanuensis, Alice A. Bailey, He wrote: “For some time, ever since 1425 AD, … the Hierarchy has been aware that the time would come when this projected move would take place. Preparations have gone steadily forward. A point to be remembered is that this impulsed intention (emanating in the first place from Shamballa) came as a major disturbance to the rhythm of many tens of thousands of years; it has been a basic conditioning factor.” (The Externalisation of the Hierarchy)
Mindful of the Plan of the Logos and the incoming Age of Aquarius, our Elder Brothers, the Masters of Wisdom, have been preparing Their return to the everyday world since that date. Given the pervasive divisiveness within humanity, permission was asked at the Centennial Conference of 1425 AD for the inflow of the Shamballa force, to instil a trend towards fusion and integration in the political, religious and cultural affairs of men. It is imperative to the Externalisation of the Hierarchy that humanity develops unity in diversity.
During the 15th and 16th centuries the Renaissance flowered in Christian Europe as well as the Muslim world; in Mughal India and Ming China, trade, the arts and sciences flourished once again due to the re-establishment of the Silk Road and a general revival of civilization and culture. Men and women like Admiral Zheng He, Joan of Arc, Kabir and Leonardo da Vinci not only explored the world and human nature but pioneered new understandings of human divinity, inspired by the Masters of Wisdom. Towards the end of the 16th century, the first faint signs of a trend towards fusion were becoming visible in places like Mughal India under Akbar the Great, and with emerging global trade between the Spanish Empire and Ming China after the discovery of the Americas. The 17th and 18th centuries saw this new dynamic slowly picking up momentum as the energies of Pisces began their withdrawal and the Aquarian dispensation gradually entered.
First direct contact
During the Enlightenment, a Master of Wisdom moved in the public eye by visiting the various courts of Europe. A mysterious figure, commonly known as the Comte de Saint Germain, became the centre of attention among the nobility and royalty, because of His manifest abilities as an alchemist, painter, musician and philosopher who spoke many languages and because of His shrouded ‘ancestry’. Thus, the acting Lord of Civilization for the Age of Aquarius, the Master Rakoczi presented Himself at a time when a more humanitarian and scientific view of life was beginning to take hold (Maitreya’s Mission Volume Three, p70), leading up to the Aquarian ideal: Liberty, Equality, Fraternity (as imperfectly expressed during the French revolution).
A disciple of the Lord Maitreya, Master R., was both admired and reviled by many contemporaries who would tend to see Him either as a divine alchemist, artist and philosopher, or as an adventurer and a fraud. He inspired many of the modern inventions, such as railroads, gas and electricity. By the time “the Count” (as He was known within the Lodge of Masters, the Spiritual Hierarchy) was leaving the scene, the Western world was moving into an Age of Revolutions, beginning with the American and French revolutions, and the first Industrial Revolution in Britain. …