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Co-operation with the Plan of the Hierarchy for Humanity


In Supermundane I, a book which is published by the Agni Yoga Society, in s. 25, the author addresses the  question of why the Hierarchy are called “The Invisible Government”. There is a discussion about balance together with free will and if this is accepted as true then not only is free will never violated by the Hierarchy but also the Hierarchy has actually used the best leaders of nations for the fulfilment of the Plan for humanity.

There is much evidence too in Supermundane I of the appearance of the Hierarchy, as in  s. 49 where it is said that at different times there have been appearances in western countries. As well, it is said that in addition to their Ashram in the east, they have lived in certain western cities such as Nuremberg, Lyon - places near St. Petersberg and near London. Italy is mentioned too as a place for their abodes.

Another more specific example from Supermundane I is one regarding false claims, for example, about Brother R., who some said had lived or lives in the Carpathians or that the author lives in London or that Brother H. resides in Germany or more specifically, Nuremberg. The author then makes a distinction between permanent and temporary abodes This shows the many mistakes that have been made and there are many references by the Tibetan in the Bailey books warning  that, increasingly, people have been glamoured by the idea of a relationship with the Masters. The teaching, is that all relationships with the Hierarchy are in the main, universal and impersonal and now take place through groups and group world service work.


For anyone who has knowledge of Russian history, Supermundane I has a note at the back about the “Green Laurel” who it says was a certain Mikhail Iliarionovich Kutuzov, who lived from 1745-1813. He became a Russian field marshal, who led armies to defeat Napoleon eventually in 1812. Furthermore, in s. 25,  it says that he had leadership skill together with a certain sensitivity to the “Counsels of the Brotherhood”. He is stated to have received and acted upon directions from Saint Germaine which led to successful outcomes. There is even a suggestion that perhaps Saint Germaine came specially to prepare Mikhail Iliarionovice Kutuzov to be a future leader. An interesting thought, indeed!
Yet another item of interest from the same source that helps to explain further the way the Hierarchy of Masters view things quite differently to humanity is in the s. 100 which describes the prediction of events in Spain ten years earlier when at the same time dates of other great events were given.  The question of why certain events were predicted whilst others, apparently far more significant, were not, is dealt with by pointing out that the Hierarchy understand the significance of seemingly local events which end up being turning points in the world’s history.

In Helena Roerich’s Letters Volume I there is much evidence of the Hierarchy trying to guide leaders in the process of the evolution of humanity. It is said that help is always given to countries at their turning point in their history. It emphasises that this help can be either accepted with the flowering of the country concerned or refused with a subsequent downfall of the country.

One specific example cites that give to the Swedish King Charles XII, who is said to have received a strong warning not to go to war with Russia. However he did, and that led to the ending for a long time the further development of that country. Another example is given of the publishing of a diary belonging to the Countess d’Ademar, who had been a lady-in-waiting to Marie Antoinette. In this diary is revealed the fact that the Queen had been given many warnings, some by letter, others through personal meetings which the Countess herself arranged. These messages emphasised the great danger which could befall not only the many friends and the royal family but also the country as a whole. It is stated quite clearly that it was from Count Saint-Germaine that these warnings came and that this Count was acting as an envoy of what is called the Himalayan Brotherhood, which is understood in today’s terminology to be the Hierarchy of Masters. However, as these warnings were not seen to be true, they were disregarded and furthermore, Saint Germaine was actually persecuted, with the danger of the Bastille ever present. Nevertheless, history testifies to the consequences for the country and the royal family.

In the same section of this book is also the example of Napoleon, who apparently often spoke of his Guiding Star in the early years of his success. However it is said that all his success led to the clouding of his mind which together with a certain pride meant that he disregarded the advice and help given especially in the invasion of  Russia. This led of course to the collapse of his armies and his own demise.

There is a most interesting example given too, about a certain professor who advised Washington with great successes. This is said to have taken place at the time of  Declaration of Independence in America when the country was preparing to separate from Britain. A particular incident is said to have taken place at the historic convention when there was some degree of uncertainty and hesitation to proceed. Apparently, a tall, mysterious stranger stepped out from amongst the Assembly to deliver an inspirational speech, ending with “Let America be free!” The Assembly’s  enthusiasm was re-invigorated leading to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Afterwards it is said that the delegates tried to meet the man who had made the speech at that vital time only to find that her had disappeared.

The book claims that “through the whole of history is seen the Helping Hand of the Great Community of Light.” [421-423] This section of the book then goes on to chronicle the help given to the Western Christian Church in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries to the Popes and other heads.

If consideration is given to the formation of the United Nations with the Four Freedoms in the twentieth century and to the Millennium Development Goals surely it can be appreciated that here is evidence right now of  the influence of the guiding hands of the Hierarchy in these universal aims of basic human rights? In fact there are references to F. D. Roosevelt and these Four Freedoms in The Externalisation of the Hierarchy and one states that he was a first ray disciple. [p. 578] Another reference  asserts the fact that through these Four Freedoms, Franklin D. Roosevelt “laid the foundation for the new civilisation and the new world culture”. [p. 656]

The Four Freedoms

1. Freedom from want
2. Freedom from fear
3. Freedom of worship
4. Freedom of speech


Millennium Development Goals

1. Eradicate extreme poverty/hunger
2. Achieve universal primary education
3. Promote gender equality and empower women
4. Reduce child mortality
5. Improve maternal health
6. Combat HIV/Aids, malaria and other diseases
7. Ensure environmental sustainability
8. Develop a global partnership for development

 For the next section, the issue of the women’s movements will be covered.


In Supermundane I, [part of the Agni Yoga books] there is strong evidence of the Hierarchy of Masters’ involvement in the Women’s Movement. It is said in s. 38 that women’s movements would have a special significance for the immediate future. This book was written in 1938 and the reason for the significance of the women’s movements is stated to be  about the establishment of justice rather than as an assertion of supremacy. It is said that the point is to bring about an equilibrium whereby the full rights of women would be strengthened. The aim is not that only women will benefit from these movements but rather that they will promote  equilibrium in the whole world, and this is seen as necessary for harmonious evolutionary progress.

There can be seen to be many key periods regarding this topic of the women’s movement throughout history. The persecution of witches is but one infamous period to which Eckhart Tolle in A New Earth; Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose refers. He talks of the misnomer of the “Holy Inquisition” when 3 to 5 million women were put to death; “The sacred feminine was declared demonic, and an entire dimension largely disappeared from human experience” he says on page 156. Tolle goes on to state that other cultures and religions, for example, Islam, Judaism, and even Buddhism, also were part of the movement to suppress the female dimension,  although, admittedly in a less violent manner. However, he concludes that; “The rest is history or a case history of insanity.” [Ibid.]

There are many outstanding individuals and groups in many fields where women were the pioneers.  For example, there are the following: Joan of Arc; Florence Nightingale; those women writers who had to use men’s names to get their books published; Emily Pankhurst and the Suffragettes in the early 20th century; and  towards the end of the 19th century there was Madame Helena P. Blavatsky, (1831-91), Russian, founder of the Theosophical movement and very much a leading light in the Ageless Wisdom tradition of teaching. Regarding fearlessness in the heart and Madame Blavatsky, Supermundane I in s. 37, says that she had this quality in abundance and that is was attained through faith and much lengthy experience. Madame Blavatsky was much persecuted and slandered in her lifetime but it says;  “Verily she was a touchstone of fearlessness!” 

There is some more information on Madame Blavatsky in Letters of Helena Roerich Volume I, pages 299/300, which is quite illuminating about the jealousy, criticism and slander which she had to endure from some of the group who surrounded her. However it goes on to affirm that she was the link with the Hierarchy. Interestingly, this section of the book goes on to say that as a direct result of her fiery striving she was able to incarnate in Hungary almost immediately after dying. This book was written in 1938 and says that “it has been ten years since she arrived in her physical body” and gives the name she assumed as “ Brother X” saying that she was working for the salvation of humanity. There also is a statement to the effect that her work as Madame Blavatsky was unfinished because of the envy and persecution that had surrounded her so that the final and concluding volume of The Secret Doctrine could not be given. Actually further on in this book it is said that there were to be two further volumes and that one would have given details of the Masters and their work.

Both Helena Roerich and Alice Bailey were to follow in Madame Blavatsky’s footsteps and they were all pioneers in this field. Now, of course, there is the ordination of women priests and the controversy in the Catholic Church regarding women. In addition, the place of women in traditional Muslim religion is still very much an issue yet to be solved. Can the guiding hands of the Hierarchy of Masters be seen in all this? Even in the religious field currently, there is a woman who is a leading expert - Karen Armstrong. In the field of politics what about women such as the late Benazir Bhutto and Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi, the latter being the world’s most famous political prisoner? The subject of Aung San Suu Kyi and yet another important movement will be returned to later but first the issue of race relations will be briefly covered.

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