Ascended Master Glossary:

For over 50 years, a standardised vocabulary of terms for Spiritual seeker has been developed and defined, and as far as it goes to date is listed below:

 Adept.    An initiate of the Great White Brotherhood of a high degree of attainment, especially in the control of Matter, physical forces, nature spirits and bodily functions.

Affirmation.    A positive statement, usually beginning with the name of ‘God’ or other deity  “I AM PRESENCE,” that affirms and strengthens the qualities of God within oneself helping to bring those qualities into physical manifestation.
Akashic records.    The impressions of all that has ever transpired in the physical universe, recorded in the etheric substance and dimension known by the Sanskrit term afacisfecL These
records can be read by those with developed sQ±±| faculties.
All-Seeing Eye of God. See Cvclooea.
Alpha and Omega. The Divine Wholeness of the Father-Mother God affirmed as `the
beginning and the ending” by the Lord Christ in Revelation. Ascended twin flames of the
Cosmic Christ consciousness who hold the balance of the masculine-feminine polarity of the
Godhead in the Great Central Sun of cosmos.
Angel. A divine spirit, a herald or messenger sent by God to deliver his ]b[Q±4 to his children.
A ministering spirit sent forth to comfort, protect, guide, strengthen, teach, counsel and wan.
Aquarian Age. The 2,150-year cycle following the age of pisces. The age of pisces gave us
the understanding of God as the Son, exemplified by the sponsor of that age, Jesus Christ.
The age of Aquarius brings us the awareness of God as the Holy Spirit and as the Divine
Mother. It is sponsored by the Ascended Master Saint Germain and his divine complement,
the Ascended Lady Master Portia. During this cycle, the opportunity will be given to
humankind to apply the laws of freedom and justice, the science of precipitation and
transmutation, and rituals of invocation to God that can bring in an age of enlightenment and
peace such as the world has never known.
Archangel. The highest rank in the orders of ang§!§. Each of the seven rays has a presiding
archangel who, with his divine complement, or a±gbgia embodies the God consciousness of
the ray and directs the bands of angels serving in their command.
Archeia ®1. archeiai). Divine complement and twin flame of an archangel.
Archangel Michael. The angel of the Lord who stands in defense of the Christ consciousness
in all children of God; also known as Prince of the Archangels and Defender of the Faith. As
the arehangel of the first ray, Michael embodies the qualities of falth, protection, perfection
and the will of God. He is the most revered angel in Jewish, Christian and Islamic scripture
and tradition,
Arehangel Raphael. Archangel of the fifth apiritual ray (green rav` of science, healing and
vision. Archangel Raphael, together with Mother Mary, his divine complement, brings great
healing energy to the evolutions of earth.
Ascended Master. Enlightened spiritual beings who once lived on earth, fulfilled their reason
for being and have ascended and reunited with God in the ritual of the ascension. The
ascended masters are the tine teachers of mankind. They direct the apiritual evolution of all
devotees of God and guide them back to their Source.
Ascension. The ritual whereby the gQ!±Lreunites with the §pi±Lof the living God, the LAM
Presenee, through the acceleration by the sacred fire at the natural conclusion of one’s final
lifetime on earth. It is the process whereby the soul, having balanced her !sama and fulfilled
her divine plan, merges first with the Christ Consciousness and then with the living Presence
of the I AM TIIAT I AM. Once the ascension has taken place, the soullhe corruptible
aspect of beingLbecomes the incorruptible one, a permanent atom in the body of God, flee
from the round of karma and rebirth.
Astral plane. A frequency of time and space beyond the physical, yet below the mental,
corresponding to the emotional body of man and the collective unconscious of the race; the
repository of mankind’s thoughts and feelings, conscious and unconscious. Because the astral
plane has been muddied by impure human thought and feeling, the term “astral” is often used
in a negative context to refer to that which is impure or psychic.
Aura. A luminous emanation or electromagnetic field that surrounds the physical body. The
atmosphere surrounding and interpenetrating the four lower bodies of man and his chakras
upon wh.ich the impressions, thoughts, feelings, words and actions of the individual are
registered, including his !sama_and the records of past lives.
Avatar. From Sanskrit cIvdrara, literally “descent.” A Hindu term for an incarnation of God
on earth. The incarnation of the ]l£Qri
Baserof-the-spine chakra. A four-petaled white chakEa.located at the base of the spinal
column. It is associated with the fourth ray and the expression of purity, hope, joy, self-
discipline, integration, perfection, wholeness and nurturing.
Bodhisattva. (Sanskrit, “a being of bod79j or enlightenment.) A being destined for
enlightenment, or one whose energy and power is directed toward enlightenment. A
Bodhisattva is destined to become a Buddha but has fongone the bliss of nirvana with a vow
to save all children of God on earth. An ascended master or an unascended master may be a
Camal mind. The human ego, human intellect and human will; the animal nature of man.
Causal Body. Interpenetrating spheres of !igbLsurrounding each one’s I AM Presence at
spiritual levels. The spheres of the causal body contaln the records of the virtuous acts we
have performed to the glory of God and the blessing of man through our many incarnations
on earth.
Central Sun. Whether in the microcosm or the Macrocosm, the central sun is the principal
energy source, vortex, or nexus of energy interchange in atoms, cells, the heart center of man,
amidst plant life and the core of the earth. The Great Central Sun is the center of cosmos, the
point of integration of the Spirit-Matter cosmos, and the point of origin of all physical-
Chakra. (Sanskrit, “wlieel, disc, circle.) Term used to denote the centers of light anchored in
the etheric body and governing the flow of energy to the four lower bodies of man. There are
sseven major chakras corresponding to the seven ravs. five minor chakras corresponding to the
five secret rays, and a total of 144 light centers in the body of man.
Cchela. (IIindi ce/a from Sanskrit ce/a “slave” or “servant.) In India, a disciple of a religious
teacher or g!±gL. A term used generally to refer to a student of the ascended masters and their
Chohan Lord or master; a chief. Each of the seven ravs has a chohan who focuses the fbfi§±
consciousness of the ray for the earth and her evolutions.
Christ. ¢rom the Greek Christos “anointed.) Messiah (IIebrew, Aramaic “anointed);
“Christed one,” one fully endued and infilledutnointedLby the !igb! (the Son) of God. The
]}[QI4a the Logos, the second person of the Trinity.
Cchristhood. The individual expression of the universal Christ consciousness. On the apiritual
path,the individual Christ Self the personal fb±§L is the initiator of the soul. When the
individual passes certain initiations on the path of Christhood, he or she earns the right to be
ccalled a Christed one and gains the title of Son or Daughter of God.
Cchrist consciousness The consciousness or awareness of the serf in and as the fb±SL the
attainment of a level of consciousness commensurate with that which was realized by Jesus,
the Christ. The Christ consciousness is the realization within the soul of that mind which was
in Christ Jesus.
Cchrist Self. The Higher Self; our inner teacher, guardian, friend and advocate before God; the
Universal Christ individualized for each of us; the Real Serf of every man, woman and child,
to which the soul must rise. The Christ Self is the mediator between the individual and God.
Cosmic Law. The law that governs mathematically, yet with the spontaneity of mercy’s
flflame, all manifestation throughout the cosmos in the planes of §pi±! and Ma4§L
Crown chakra. A golden-yellow chakEa_of 972 petals located at the crown of the head. It is
associated with the second ray and the expression of illumination, wisdom, self-knowledge,
Crystal cord. The stream of God’s !igbi2 life and consciousness that nourishes and sustains the
sQ!±Land her four lower bodies. Also called the silver cord (Ecclesiastes 12:6)
C|rclopea. Masculine Elohim of the fifth ray, also known as the All-Seeing Eye of God or as
the Silent Watcher. See also Elohim; seven ravs.
DDecree. A dynamic form of spoken prayer used by students of the ascended masters to direct
GGod’s !igb± into individual and world conditions. It is the authoritative ]b£Qr4 of God spoken
in man in the name of the I AM Presence and the
change on each through the will of God.
living fbEis± to bring about constructive
Dharma. An individual’s dhama is his duty to fulfill his reason for being. It is his divine plan,
which runs as a thread through all his lifetimes. When the dharma is fulfilled and sufficient
!£ama is balanced, the gQ±±| is eligible for the ascension.
Dictation. A message from an ascended master. an archangel or another advanced spiritual
being delivered through the agency of the Holy Spirit by a messenger of the
Great White
Eighth y. The ray of integration, where we integrate the mastery of the seven rays through
the flame of the fh±isL the threefold flame. The eighth ray coITesponds to the Secret chamber
of the heart , an eight-petaled chakra behind the IIeart chakra, where the threefold flame is
Electronic Presence. A duplicate of the I AM Presence, which holds the pattern of the Bfa!
Self; a powerful replica of an ascended master the fullness of his tangible light body, which
can be focalized in time and apace within the aura of a disciple. A devotee who calls to an
ascended master, in the name of the I AM THAT I AM, may be blessed with his Electronic
Elemental Life. Nature spirits who are the servants of God and man in the planes of Ma±±§r
for the establishment and maintenance of the physical plane as the platform for the §g!±|`s
evolution. Elementals who serve the fire element are called salamanders; those who serve the
air element, sylphs; those who serve the water element, undines; those who serve the each
element, gnomes ,
Elijah. The Israelite prophet who was taken up into heaven in a chariot of fire (11 Kings 2: 11 ).
He later embodied as John the Baptist, who prepared the way for Jesus’ mission (Matthew
17: 10-13). Elijah was a rare exception of a man who ascended and then reembodied in
physical form. After his lifetime as John the Baptist, he returned to the ascended state.
EI Morya. The ascended master who is the teacher and sponsor of the Messengers Mark L.
Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet and the founder of The Summit Lighthouse ; chohan of
the first ray.
Elohim. (Hebrew plural of E/oczfo, “God.”) The name of God used in the first verse of the
Bible: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” The Seven Mighty Elohim
and their fininine counterparts are the builders of fom. They are the “seven apirits of God”
named in Revelation 4:5 and the “moming stars” that sang together in the beginning, as the
Lord revealed them to Job (Job 38:7). In the order of Ilierarchv, the Elohim and cosmic
bbeings cany the greatest concentration, the highest vibration of !igbLthat we can comprehend
in our present state of evolution.
Emotional body. See four lower bodies.
EEnoch. According to the Bible, Enoch was a prophet who predicted the judgment of the
ungodly (Jude 4-19). The Bible says that “Enoch walked with God and he was not, for God
took him” (Genesis 5 :24). This has been interpreted as the record of his ascension; he is now
known as the ascended master Enoch.
Etheric body. See four lower bodies.
Etheric plane. The highest plane in the dimension of Matter; a plane that is as concrete and
real as the physical plane (and even more so) but is experienced through the senses of the
sQ±±! in a dimension and a consciousness beyond physical awareness. It is the world of
ascended masters and their retreats, etheric cities of !igb! where souls of a higher order of
evolution atide betveen embodiments. It is the plane of reality.
Etheric retreat. The apiritual home of an ascended master or heavenly being. Retreats are
located chiefly on the etheric Dlane , or heaven-world, and serve many functions for the
spiritual hierarchy as they minister to souls on earth. Some of the retreats have been opened
so that souls can travel there in their finer bodies during sleep to study at universities of the
Fallen angels. The fallen angels are those angels who followed Lucifer in the Great
Rebellion, whose consciousness therefore lfell” to lower levels of vibration. They were “cast
out into the earth” by Archangel Michael (Revelations 12:7-12), constrained by the !sa±:p±a of
their disobedience to God and his Christ to take on and evolve through dense physical bodies.
Father-Mother God. See Aloha and Omega.
Four Cosmic Forces. The four beasts seen by Saint John and other seers as the lion, the calf
(or ox), the man and the flying eagle (Revelations 4:6-8). They serve directly under the
Elohim and govern all of the Ma±±§Lr cosmos. They are transformers of the infinite light to
souls evolving in the finite.
Four lower bodies. Four sheaths of four distinct frequencies that surround the §g!±].; the
vehicles the soul uses in her journey on earth: the etheric, or memory, body; the mental body;
the desire, or emotional, body; the physical body. The etheric body houses the blueprint of
the soul’s identity and contains the memory of all that has ever transpired in the soul and all
impulses she has ever sent out. The mental body is the vessel of the cognitive faculties; when
purified, it can become the vessel of the mind of God, the Christ mind. The body
houses the higher and lower desires and records the emotions. The physical body is the
miracle of flesh and blood that enables the soul to progress in the material universe.
Gautama Buddha. Buddha means “the Enlightened One.” Gautama attained the
enlightenment of the Buddha in his final incarnation as Siddhartha Gautania (c. 563483 BC).
For forty-five years he preached his doctrine of the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path and
the Middle Way, which led to the founding of Buddhism. Gautana Buddha presently holds
the office of Lord of the World and is the hierarch of Shamballa, an etheric retreat over the
Gobi Desert.
Great Central Sun. See Central Sun.
Great White Brotherhood. A spiritual order of Western saints and Eastern adepts who have
reunited with the §piri! of the living God; the heavenly hosts. They have transcended the
eycles of !sama and rebirth and ascended (accelerated) into that higher reality that is the
ctemal abode of the sQ!±LThe ascended masters of the Great White Brotherhood have risen in
every age from every culture and religion to inspire creative achievement in education, the
arts and sciences, Godngovemment and the abundant life through the economies of the
nations. The word “white” refers not to race but to the aura (halo) of white ±ig±± surrounding
their forms. The Brotherhood also ineludes certain unascended Cb9±as.of the ascended
Gun. (Sanskrit.) A personal religious teacher and apirithal guide; one of high attainment. A
guru may be unascended or ascended.
Heart chakra. A twelve-petaled pink £!±a±s!:a_located in the center of the chest. It is associated
with the third ray and the expression of love, compassion, beauty, selflessness, sensitivity,
appreciation, comfort, creativity, charity and generosity.
Hierarchy. The universal chain of individualized God-free beings fulfilling the attribute? ant
aspects of God’s infinite Selfhood. This universal order of the Father’s own Selfrexpression is
the means whereby God in the Central _S±!± steps down the Presence and power of his
universal being/consciousness in order that succeeding evolutions in time and space might
come to know the wonder of his love.
Higher Self. The LA.M PreseLnELthe Christ Self ; the exalted aspect of selfliood. Used in
contrast to the term “lower self,” or “little self;” which indicates the sg!±Lthat went forth from
and may elect by free will to retun to the Ihivine Whole though the realization of the
oneness of the self in God. Higher consciousness.
Holy Christ Self. See Christ Self.
I AM Presence. The I AM THAT I AM 03xodus 3 : 13-15); the individualized Presence of
God focused for each individual sQ!±±. The God-identity of the individual.
I AM THAT I AM. See I AM Presence.
Kana. (Sanskrit, meaning “act,” “action,” “work” or “deed.) The consequences of one’s
thoughtso words and deeds of this life and previous lives; the law of cause and effect, which
decrees that whatever we do comes full circle to our doorstep for resolution. The law of
karma necessitates the soul’s reincarnation so that she can pay the debt for, or “balance,” her
misuses of God’s !±g±L energy and consciousness.
Karmic Board .See Lords of Karma.
Keepers of the Flame Fraternity. Founded in 1961 by Saint Gemain` an organization of
ascended masters and their gb£±as who vow to keep the flame of life on earth.
Kundalini. Sacred Fire.
Lifestrean. The stream of life that comes forth from the one Source, from theI AM Presence
in the planes of Spj±i and descends to the planes of Mg±§± where it manifests as the
threefold flame anchored in the Secret chamber of the heart for the sustaining of the sg!±Lin
Matter and the nourishment of the four lower bodies. Used to denote souls evolving as
individual “1ifestreams” and hence synonymous with the tern “individual.” Denotes the
ongoing nature of the individual through cycles of individualization.
Light. Spiritual light is the energy of God, the potential of the £±±sL As the personification
Logos. (Greek, “word,” “speech,” “reason.”) See ]bzQ±dr
Lords of Kama. The ascended beings who comprise the Karmic Board. They dispense
justice tl this system of worlds, adjudicating !sanga mercy and judgment on behalf of every
§g!±L All souls must pass before the Karmic Board before and after each incarnation on earth,
receiving their assignment and karmic allotment for each lifetime beforehand and the review
of their performance at its conclusion.
Macrocosm. (Greek, “great world.) The langer cosmos; the entire warp and woof of creation.
Also used to contrast man as the microcosm (“little world) against the backdrop of the larger
world in which he lives. See also Microcosm.
Maitreya. Lord Maitreya (“he whose name is kindness) holds the office of Cosmic Christ
and is known as the Great Initiator. He was the g±±r!± of Adam and Eve in the Mystery School
known as the Garden of Eden and was also the guru of Jesus Christ.
Mantra. A mystical formula or invocation; a word or fomula, often in Sanskrit, to be recited
or sung for the purpose of intensifying the action of the Spifiof God in man. A fom of
prayer consisting of a word or a group of words that is chanted over and over again to
magnetize a particular aspect of the Deity or of a being who has actualized that aspect of the
Deity. See also Decree.
Mater. (Latin, “mother.) See Matter. Mother .
Matter. The feminine (negative) polarity of the Godhead, of which the masculine (positive)
polarity is Spirit. Matter acts as a chalice for the kingdom of God and is the abiding place of
evolving sg!±±s. Matter is distinguished from matter ¢owercase in)|he substance of the earth
earthy, of the realms of maya, which blocks rather than radiates divine !igb± and the Spirit of
the I AM THAT I AM. See also Mother: §pi±i±
Memory body. See four lower bodies.
Mental body. See four lower bodies .
Messenger. One who is trained by an ascended master to receive by various methods the
words, concepts, teachings and messages of the Great White Brotherhood: one who delivers
the Law, the prophecies and the dispensations of God for a people and an age. Mark L.
Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet are messengers of the Great White Brotherhood for ife
Sunint Lichthoue.
Microcosm. (Greek, “small world.”) (1 ) The world of the individual, his four lower bodies.
his a!±[aa and the force field of his !sama: (2) The planet. See also Macrocosm.
Mother. “Divine Mother,” “Universal Mother” and “Cosmic Virgin” are alternate terms for
the feminine polarity of the Godhead, the manifestation of God as Mother. Ma!±g[ is the
feminine polarity of §pi±iL and the term is used interchangeably with Mater (I,atin,
“mother”). In this context, the entire material cosmos becomes the womb of creation into
which Spirit projects the energies of life.
Nirvana. The goal of life according to Hindu and Buddhist philosophy: the state of liberation
from the wheel of rebirth through the extinction of desire.
OM. (AUM) The sacred syllable of creation, the ]l£Q±ithat went forth in the beginning and
from which all other sounds originated.
Omega. AIDha and Omega.
Path. The path of initiation whereby the disciple who pursues the Christ consciousness
overcomes step by step the limitations of selthood in time and space and attains reunion with
Reality through the ritual of the ascension.
Pearls of Wisdom®. Weekly letters of instruction dictated by the ascended masters to their
Messengers Mark and Elizabeth Prophet for students of the sacred mysteries throughout the
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physical body. See four lower bodies.
Real Self. See Christ Self.
RRetreat. A focus of the Great White Brotherhood. usually on the etheric Plane where the
ascended masters preside. Retreats anchor one or more flames of the Godhead as well as the
momentum of the masters’ service and attainment for the balance of ±ig±! in the four lower
±of a planet and its evolutions. Retreats serve many functions for the councils of the
IIierarchy ministering to the lifewaves of earth. Some retreats are open to unascended
mmank.ind, whose §g±±!§ may journey to these focuses in their etheric body between their
incarnations on earth and in their finer bodies during sleep.
Sacred fire. The Kundalini fire that lies as the coiled serpent in the baserof-the-apine fba!±[a
and rises through spiritual purity and serf-mastery to the crown chakra, quickening the
spiritual centers on the way; also refemed to as the light of the Divine Mother. God, |igbL life,
energy, the I AM THAT I AM. “Our God is a consuming fire.”(IIebrews 12:29).
Saint Germain. The ascended master who is hierarch of the Aauarian Age and sponsor of the
United States of America; chohan of the seventh !a)I
Science of the Spoken Word. See SDoken Word.
Secret Chamber of the Heart. A spiritual chamber behind the heart g±a!s[a surrounded by
great light and protection. It is the connecting point of the cord of light that descends from
eeach one’s I AM Presence to sustain the beating of their physical heart, giving life, purpose
and cosmic integration. It is the place where one communes with their Holy Christ Self and
fins the fires of the threefold flame.
Seven rays. The !jgb± emanations of the Godhead that, when invoked in the name of God or
in the name of the £±±i§£ burst forth as a flame in the world of the individual. The seven rays
of the white light that emerge through the prism of the Christ Consciousness. Rays may be
projected by the God consciousness of ascended or unascended beings through the fbak±as
and the third eye as a concentration of energy taking on numerous Godqualities, such as
love, truth, wisdom, healing, and so on.
Silent Watcher. Cyclopea.
Soul. Projected from the I AM Presence into physical evolution, the soul is the living
potential of God. The soul is not immortal but can attain immortality through fusion with the
Holv Christ Self and the I AM Presence in the ritual of the ascension.
Spirit. The masculine polarity of the Godhead; the coordinate of Ma±sr; God as Father, who
of necessity includes within the polarity of himself God as MQ±±g= and hence is lmown as the
Father-Mother God. The plane of the I AM Presence. of perfection; the dwelling place of the
ascended masters in the kingdom of God.
Spoken Word. The ]a£Q±± of the LORD God released in the original fiats of Creation. The
release of the energies of the Word, or the Logos, through the throat £±a!s±a_by the sous and
daughters of God. Today disciples use the power of the Word in Decrees` Affirmations.
prayers and mantras to draw the essence of the sacred fire from the I AM Presence the Christ
§£LILf and cosmic beings to channel God’s !igb± for the purpose of transmutation,
transformation and constnictive change in the planes of Matter. See Wlfecz/ /f /he Sci.eure or
oke# W7lord.? article.
Summit Universitv® A modem-day mystery school founded in 1971 under the direction of
the Messengers Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet. At Summit University,
students study the teachings of the ascended masters delivered through their messengers.
The Summit Lighthouse®. An outer onganization of the Great White Brotherhood founded by
Mark L. Prophet in 1958 in Washington, D.C., under the direction of the ascended master EI
Morya for the purpose of publishing and disseminating the teachings of the ascended masters.
Threefold flame. The flame of the Christ, the spark of life that bums within the s££rs!
chamber of the heart. The sacred trinity of power, wisdom and love that is the manifestation
of the Sacred Fire.
Transfiguration. An initiation on the path of the ascension that takes place when the initiate
has attained a certain balance and expansion of the threefold flame. Jesus’ transfiguration is
described in Matthew 17: I -8.
Tulbe of light. The white light that descends from the heart of the I AM Presence in answer to
the individual’s call. About nine feet in diameter, it is a eylinder that originates in the I AM
Presence and extends three feet below the person’s feet. The tube of light acts as a shield of
protection from negative energies and is sustained twenty-four hours a day as long as
hharmony is maintained in one’s thoughts, feelings, words and deeds.
Twin flame. The sQ!±±± masculine or feminine counterpart conceived out of the same white-
fire body, the fiery ovoid of theI AM Presence.
Unascended master. One who has overcome all limitations of Ma±£± yet chooses to remain in
time and space to focus the consciousness of God for lesser evolutions. See also Bodhisattva.
Universal Christ. The Mediator between the planes offri±! and the planes of Ma±!s±
Personified as the Christ Self` he is the Mediator between the Spirit of God and the soul of
Violet flame. Seventh-ray aspect of the Holy Spirit. The sacred fire that transmutes the cause,
effect, record and memory of sin, or negative !sarma: Also called the flame of transmutation,
freedom and forgiveness. When the violet flame is invoked through
SDoken Word. it brings about constructive change.
the Science of the
Word. The Word is the Ijogos: it is the power of God and the realization of that power
incamate in and as the £±±is± The energies of the Word are released by devotees of the
Logos in the ritual of the Science of the Scoken Word. It is through the Word that the Ea!b£±
Mother God communicates with mankind. The Christ is the
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