In light of various messages, teaching and communication claims with either Masters of the Wisdom or their representatives, I offer this quote below as a theme for discussion on the validity of such claims, in order to uphold the integrity of the true teachings presented by the Masters of Trans-Himalayan Occultism.
Please read this following passage with care as none of us are immune from its cautionary theme. We are, without exception, traversing a path from a condition of ignorance, to knowledge and wisdom, from darkness to light, seeking to bring order out of chaos for the benefit of the entire Group of esotericists:
“Psychics are easily deceived. For example, it is of course obvious that on the astral plane there is a thoughtform of myself, your Tibetan brother. All who have received the disciples’ degree monthly instructions, all who read the books which I have sent out into the world with the aid of A.A.B., also all who are working in my personal group of disciples have naturally and automatically aided in the construction of this astral thoughtform.
It is not me, it is not linked to me, nor do I use it. I have definitely disassociated myself from it and do not employ it as a means of contacting those I teach, for I work from choice entirely on mental levels thereby undoubtedly limiting my range of contacts but increasing the effectiveness of my work. This astral thoughtform is a distortion of me and my work, needless to say and resembles an animated and galvanised shell.
Because there is in this form much emotional substance and also a certain amount of mental substance, it can make a wide appeal and its validity is such that like all shells, for instance, which are contacted in the séance room, it masquerades as myself and where the intuition is unawakened the illusion is complete and real.
Devotees can therefore tune in with great facility on this illusory form and be completely deceived. Its vibration is of a relatively high order. Its mental effect is like a beautiful parody of myself and serves to place the deluded devotees in touch with the scroll of the astral light, which is a reflection of the akashic records.
These latter are the eternal scroll whereon the plan for our world is inscribed and from which those of us who teach gather our data and much of our information. This the astral light distorts and steps down. Because this is a distorted image and functions in the three worlds of form and has no source of validity higher than those of form, it has in it the seeds of separateness and of disaster.
Forms of flattery are sent out from it, ideas of separateness, those thoughts which feed ambition and which foster love of power, and those germs of desire and personal longing (which divide groups) emerge from contact with it. The results to those who are deceived thereby are sad.” (The Externalization of the Hierarchy, Alice A. Bailey. pp. 11-12.)
I think we have reason enough to feel sad now that the forces of deception have cast their net and ensnared so many well intentioned seekers. It is of particular interest that even one of the disciples in training under the master’s supervision fell for this very type of deception despite personal warnings that their judgement was in error. We can benefit from that experience and take assistance from DK’s comments in this regard.