Destiny of the Races & Nations I

Astrological and Ray Cycles in History

This huge compendium examines cycles and qualitative forces influencing the races, nations and groups. The principles of Esoteric Astrology & the Seven Rays are applied to various nations as well as events such as 9/11, hurricane Katrina and the Asian tsunami.

Themes explored are events in the last 2000 years leading to the formation of the United Nations, the rise and fall of the Nazis, horoscopes of nations in the Middle East conflict, history of the Jewish Race and Israel, Osama Bin Laden & Al Qaeda. America, Australia & New Zealand are all covered in some detail, whilst there is also a chapter on the locations of the new emerging ‘Mystery Schools’.

2005.  (8½” x 11”, 485 pages) ISBN 978-1-876849-04-7.

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The essays in this book are about the unfolding consciousness in races and nations, and constitute the seeds for several planned books on the evolution of the Solar System and the Earth, particularly from the time of ‘Individualisation’ in the Lemurian epoch, up to the present time.

In the more recent history from Ancient Greece onward, it is planned to bring in and apply the principles of Esoteric Astrology per se. The last 500 years also provides a fertile field to demonstrate this, as birth dates of individuals and nations are more easily accessible.

It is planned to demonstrate how the genius has come forth from a nation’s soul in all the many fields of human activity, via soul groups, through ray cycles and astrological influences. The essays in this book are heading toward this goal and precede the planned material to come later.

The motivation for laying an historical foundation to Esoteric Astrology partially lies with the Tibetan’s statement:

“The month and the sign, or the place of the Sun in the heavens, do not really coincide. When we state, for instance, that the Sun is “in Aries” it conveys an esoteric truth but not an exoteric fact. The Sun was in Aries at the beginning of this great cycle, but it is not in exactly the same position today when it is “found” in that sign.

Also it should be remembered that as it is necessary to know the moment of birth and the place of birth in casting the horoscope of the individual, in order to have a perfectly correct understanding and accurate deductions in connection with the constellations, the planets, and our Earth there should be a fixed time from which to reckon.

That fixed time is as yet unknown in exoteric astrology though the Hierarchy possesses the needed information and it will be made available when the right time comes. It is the knowledge of this inner information which constitutes the basis of the statements which I have made or will make which will seem revolutionary to the orthodox investigator. There has to be a constant rectification of the earlier conclusions of humanity and of this the outstanding instance is the statement in the Bible that the prime date of creation is 4004 B.C. This is recognised as an error by modern science but is still believed by many.

I earlier gave a hint upon which definite astrological computation could be based when I gave the time of the “Great Approach” of the Hierarchy to our planetary manifestation when individualisation took place and the fourth kingdom in nature appeared. I placed that stupendous event as happening 21,688,345 years ago.”

Solution to the above problem will help create accurate horoscopes and ultimately transcend the ‘illusion’ of the zodiac. Constructing time lines in relation to this hint, combined with all the other information on Ray cycles, yugas, the rootraces, civilisations and nations, will provide a map of human history and its qualitative unfoldment. The eventual establishment of these facts will link past, present and future, thereby transcending Time, the great deluder, providing tools for humanity to guide itself more intelligently and consciously.

We live in momentous times, on the cusp of great astrological ages and in the midst of numerous coinciding ray cycles. The recognition of underlying Purpose through the comprehension of these forces is the key to sublimating the great maya that continually obfuscates human vision.

Humanity can see history by looking back at what has unfolded, and its perspectives can be very varied depending upon the eye of the perceiver. Eventually history will embrace the present and the future, as the Science of Destiny becomes developed and intelligently applied – to individuals and nations. Free will to creatively manifest will be the human prerogative more than ever; but it will be based upon sound esoteric principles, accurate scientific facts, and an understanding of soul cycles, rays and astrology.

To those readers who are unfamiliar with some of these terms and references, they are based upon what is known as the Ageless Wisdom, particularly in the writings of the Master Djwhal Khul (D.K.) through his amanuensis Alice A. Bailey. In these books and those of Helena P. Blavatsky lies most of the source material upon which the author builds.

The reader may also note that many essays in this book have titles that involve two entities, for example Hussein and Bin Laden, Israel and Palestine, India and Pakistan etc. This is basic to the study of esoteric astrology, looking at the relationships which exist between any two entities, whether individuals or nations. Only by approaching in this fashion will there be brought out and understood the expression of the fundamental dualities within which we all struggle, on our journey toward synthesis and unity.
Phillip Lindsay (October 2006)


In the many books that comprise the teachings of the Master Djwhal Khul, as dictated to Alice Bailey, he makes numerous references to history. In The Reappearance of the Christ he notes “history will someday be based and written upon the record of the initiatory growth of humanity; prior to that we must have a history which is constructed around the development of humanity under the influences of great and fundamental ideas.

That is the next historical presentation” (ROC, 129) we learn in Destiny of the Nations that “history is the record of the effects of these energies or radiations (rays, in other words) as they play upon humanity in its varying stages of evolutionary development.” (DON, 3) Again, he writes in Esoteric Psychology I that history is the growth and development of man from the point when his consciousness was centered in his animal life to the present when his consciousness is steadily becoming more inclusive and polarized. It will continue to evolve in cyclical development up to the point where he becomes a perfected Son of God. (EP1, 3)

The notion that history is comprised of ideas, energies, forces, and cycles might appear strange to the casual observer of the historical past but not so to the student of esotericism in contemplating the unfolding panorama of human existence as a microcosm within the greater rounds of planetary and solar lives. This hylozoist dimension of history helps us to move beyond the realm of appearances, which is always the sphere of effects, to the more causal realms as intuited by the great thinkers of the past.

Each age is seeded by a thoughtform generated by an avatar or world teacher, such as the Buddha or the Christ. Contained therein are the rudiments of a culture, which we have been told are the subjective dominating ideas that offer meaning to a given age. Humanity’s response to these ideas defines the purpose of any given world period. Periodically, racial avatars come along whether for good or bad and comprise some of the great figures of history. The American president Abraham Lincoln and the German chancellor Otto von Bismarck represent two opposing examples of men who have had a powerful impact on the course of their respective countries.

Recorded history is the story of human evolution within the three lower realms of planetary existence or consciousness. Within the prison house of our sentient lives, we are often deluded into thinking that we have boundless free choice. This notion particularly grips those nations groups, and individuals where individualism is revered. The assumption underlying this view is that men make their own history unshackled by external forces and that the future is one of endless possibilities and unlimited progress. As the goal of human history (as with evolution itself) is liberation, free choice does exist.

However, in treading the path of higher evolution, men, groups, and nations must learn to master and use the multitude of energies and forces, which surround, infuse, and condition their existence. The seven rays, known to students of esoteric wisdom, and planetary and cosmic energies, as charted by the science of astrology, provide patterns of meaning by which one can comprehend and make use of the myriads of energies and forces in which we live, move, and have our being.

All great spiritual traditions attest to the fact that the cosmos within the finite realm of our comprehension and imagination resonates to divine law. Esoteric students understand that a law is the impact of a greater life on the lesser lives within its corporate being. The working out of divine law relates to the study of cycles, which in itself is a law. Insofar as a law is the energy of a life, it may be seen as an idea embodying the intention of that life, which is willed into existence and then travels through space and time. Space is the field in which states of being are brought into recognition. Time is an aspect of the will, which when directed towards a goal or purpose through the force of intention, persists in terms of periods or cycles. (RI, 106-107)

Planetary existence, esoterically speaking, is the incarnation of the solar lord into a number of planetary schemes, each one comprising a solar system. At every point of demarcation, which have been identified in the Theological literature by such terms as chains, globes, and rounds, the life energy of this great incarnated being passes through seven stages bringing forth the manifestation of his life from phase to phase, which in turn passes into pralaya when he moves on. The existence of our tiny sphere of planetary life is merely the result of our being in the radiance of the logos during this world period. The root races, sub races, and branch races that constitute the appearance of evolution on this planet are but the furthest outreaches of this solar life energy.

If we are to truly understand history in its full measure (esoterically as well as exoterically) then we must work to relate significant events, people, and themes contained in the historical record to the patterns of ideas, energies, forces, and cycles that guide human destiny. This is a daunting task to say the least. An important step in this direction has been taken by Phillip Lindsay who has put together a marvelous compilation of information in his book Destiny of Races and Nations: Astrological and Ray Cycles in History. Drawing upon an immense array of knowledge relating to esoteric and mundane astrology, the Seven Rays, the Ageless Wisdom teachings, and history, Phil Lindsay has made an assortment of useful and helpful connections that should help us to make sense of history in its wider context.

The range of topics covered in this book is staggering, including an analysis of the greater cycles of solar and planetary life, the Hindu divisions of time, themes in history such as the evolution of the Jews, the short and tragic Nazi period in Germany, the liberation of nations through and investigation of seven key events, the destinies of Australia and new Zealand, and the impact of Shamballa visitations on world history. Also included in the book is an analysis of certain contemporary events in the post 9/11 world. Each topic is explored astrologically with great care and thoroughness.

Much work remains to be done, however. From the angle of occultism, history as it is generally understood, covers only those cultures and civilizations contained in the Fifth Rootrace, and is ignorant of the vast civilizations of Atlantis and Lemuria that preceded the advent of recorded time.

There is also a need to review and evaluate historical interpretations. The history of the past, observed the Tibetan Master Djwhal Khul has been one of aggression, of the rise of material and selfish civilizations, the emergence of nationalism and the spirit of separativeness leading to racial hatred and national pride. (ENA, 45) There is a need to study the outstanding figures of the past who have risen to the top in politics, literature, art and religion and the influence they have had on their times for good or evil.

Even over the history of the past five hundred years, we see that great individuals were prominent factors who cast a significant influence over their time and age. The impact that Roosevelt, Churchill, Mussolini, and Hitler had on events during the Second World War is a case in point. A third line of enquiry would include a study of the expansion of human consciousness as can be seen in the group response to new ideas. An investigation of the New Group of World Servers, formed in 1925, and their influence on subsequent events would be a particularly beneficial study.

The frontiers of history are expanded not by grand gestures but by patient and time-consuming study and analysis. Esoteric history not only rests upon new interpretations but also a set of tools (astrology being a prime example), which will enable us to clarify and comprehend the tapestry comprising the weft and warp of energies and forces. The need is to make connections. A physicist once said that the job of science is to make connections and the more seemingly distant the connections the better.
In laying the groundwork for a new history by making the connections between the esoteric and exoteric, Phillip Lindsay has done us all a great service.

Charles DeMotte, Ithaca, NY USA.


Part I: Destiny of Races and Nations: The Big Picture
Part II: World Events
Part III: Miscellaneous Nations
Part IV: The Middle East: Israel, Iraq, Iran
Part V: The United States of America
Part VI: United Nations
Part VII: The New Group of World Servers
Part VIII: Ray Tabulations, Bibliography, Glossary, Index

Part I: Destiny of Nations: The Big Picture
The Shamballa Impacts: Their Esoteric Astrology in World History
Evolution of the Races and the Astrology of Nations
The Five Planetary Centres: London, New York, Geneva, Darjeeling, Tokyo
Zodiac & Ray Cycles in Esoteric Astrology: Beginning of the Age of Aquarius (2117)
The Astrology of War and Peace: The Duality of Aries-Libra
Religion: An Astro-Rayological Perspective.
Liberation of the Nations: The Role of Sirius, Aquarius and Uranus
Time Cycles: Index from the Ageless Wisdom of AAB and HPB
Hindu Divisions of Time from the Smallest to Greatest
Astronomical Basis of Cycles.
The Sirius Cycle and The Pharaonic Calendar
Timeline of the Rootraces, Subraces, Branchraces
Highlights of Occult History: Index from the Ageless Wisdom of AAB and HPB

Part II: World Events
Nazi Germany: The Forces of Taurus-Scorpio and Capricorn (1860-1945)
Last Decade of the Millennium 1990-2000.
Esoteric Interpretation of Eclipses: Featuring August 11, 1999
The New York Attack: September 11, 2001
Asian Tsunami Disaster 2004

Part III: Miscellaneous Nations
The Destinies of Australia and New Zealand
India and Pakistan: Sources of Conflict Between the Two Warring Brothers
Burma and Aung Sung Suu Kyi
Paris, France and Joan of Arc.
London: From Olympics to Terrorist Attack.
Al Qaeda Horoscope.

Part IV: The Middle East: Israel, Iraq, Iran
Esoteric History of the Jewish Race: The First Solar System to Israel (Essay)
Ancient Israel: First Ray Soul Race in the Age of Taurus
Astrology and Rays of the Jewish Race
Astrology of Israel and Palestine 2002.
Crisis for the Capricorn Jewish Race in Israel 2006.
Iran and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. 340
Israel’s Second Saturn Return: War with Lebanon
Iraq: War between Iraq and America.
Iraq: Beginning of a Homeland.
Osama Bin Laden & Saddam Hussein: The Astrology of a Collaboration?
Where are Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein?
The Capture of Saddam Hussein.

Part V: The United States of America
The New York Attack: September 11, 2001 (See previous Part II)
World Situation October 2001: Ray Six Rulers Neptune & Mars.
War in Iraq: Chinks in the American Armour? 2003.
America and Iraq: Pacifism versus War (Libra-Aries) 2003.
Nevermore: American Attack on Iraq (Another Perspective) 2003.
America and Israel: The Full Moon of Aquarius 2001.
The ‘Neocons’ of the American Administration
Lessons in the Right Use of Energy: Saturn in Cancer 2003.
Libra in America’s Horoscope (2003).
North Korea, America and Kim Jong –Il (2003).
Civil War in America?: Mars in Gemini, Sixth Ray Personality.
America’s Media Maya Machine: Pluto’s Transit of Mars in Gemini (2004).
Corporations, Rupert Murdoch and Fox News.
America’s Sacral Centre? New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina.

Part VI: The United Nations
United Nations: Which Horoscope?
Libra and the United Nations 2004.
Gemini and the United Nations. Sergio De Mello.

Part VII: The New Group of World Servers
Taurus and the New Group of World Servers: Vehicle of the Aquarian Christ.
Integration of The New Group of World Servers.
Capricorn Solstice 2005: ‘Festival Week’ for The New Group of World Servers.
Spiritual Group Leaders, Aquarius and Saturn in Leo.
Future Mystery Schools of Meditation and Occultism

Part VIII: Ray Tabulations, Glossary, Bibliography
Ray Tabulations
Septenary Correspondences To The Rays.
General Temperaments Of The Rays.
The Seven Rays Of Historical Figures.
The Three Crosses.
Reference Book Abbreviations

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