Friday, April 30, 2010

Master Hillarion

Master Hilarion
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Serapis Bey · Master Hilarion
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Ascended Master Teachings
Benjamin Creme
The Master Hilarion, in the teachings of Theosophy is one of the "Masters of the Ancient Wisdom" and in the Ascended Master Teachings is one of the Ascended Masters (also collectively called the Great White Brotherhood). He is considered to be the Chohan (Lord) of the Fifth Ray (see Seven Rays). [1] [2] [3] [4]
The Master Hilarion is believed to have been incarnated as the Apostle Paul of Tarsus and the Neo-Platonic philosopher Iamblichus. Some have believed that he was the Christian saint Hilarion. [5] This is unlikely, since the years Iamblichus, also known as Iamblichus Chalcidensis, (c. 245 - c. 325) was embodied overlap the lifetime of St. Hilarion (291 - 371). [6]
In October 1884 Helena Blavatsky made reference to Hilarion (using the spelling: "Hillarion") having just recently Ascended:
" "Eastern adept, who has since gone for his final initiation," who had passed, en route from Egypt to Thibet, through Bombay and visited us in his physical body. Why should this "Adept" be the Mahatma in question? Are there then no other Adepts than Mahatma Koot Hoomi? Every Theosophist at headquarters knows that I meant a Greek gentleman, whom I have known since 1860."
On 20 February 1881 Kuthumi, in one of his letters to Sinnett, referred to him as
"one of ours having passed through Bombay on his way from Cyprus to Tibet".
His travel to his "final initiation" is referred to in an entry in Henry Olcott's diary, dated 19 February 1881, written in Bombay:
"Hillarion is here en route for Tibet and has been looking over, in, and through the situation. Finds B– something morally awful. Views on India, Bombay, the TS in Bombay, Ceylon (––), England and Europe, Christianity and other subjects highly interesting." (Letters from the Masters of Wisdom, 2nd Series, page 93) [7]
[edit] Function in the spiritual hierarchy
C.W. Leadbeater wrote that the Master Hilarion's primary influence is upon the scientists of the world,[8] and in the teachings of Alice A. Bailey, the fifth ray, called by Alice A. Bailey the orange ray, which he is said to oversee, is called the ray of concrete science[9]. According to the Ascended Master Teachings, Hilarion took over the Office of Chohan of the Fifth Ray from the Ascended Master Lord Ling. As Hierarch of the Brotherhood of Truth in the etheric plane over Crete, he assists the scientists and spiritual leaders of the world with the flame of truth and what is called in the Ascended Master Teachings the green ray or emerald ray (the 5th of the Seven Rays). [2] It is believed in the Ascended Master Teachings that before the Master Hilarion took over the chohanship of the Fifth Ray, that Lord Ling fulfilled that function. [10]

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