"What is ascension?" Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1194419
A general overview of mankind journey will be useful to put the things in perspective, these informations come from Theosophy and Alice Bailey:
(I'd like to get a copy of this book)
Great stuff, that clears up the seeming differences nicely. I don't get why these messages aren't more clear to start with.
I wonder that as well, the ideal should be a few books with clear and reliable information, but that is not what happens, informations are scattered throughout several sources and requests a great deal of discrimination to solve frequent contraditions contained in all these varied works.
But if the works are genuine, there is a essence of Truth in all them, thus the method of study should be to seek this core of Truth, and discard contradictory details.
This is what Theosophy proposed to do, to seek the core of Truth in all spiritual teachings from every time and place, this is a good method.
Another hint is to seek movements sponsored by the Great White Brotherhood, the Spiritual Hierarchy which governs the planet.
Theosophy, Agni Yoga, Alice Bailey, I am Activity, Bridge to Freedom, Summit Lighthouse are the major modern movements.
This site contains good material from some of these sources:
Ascension Research Center
[link to www.ascension-research.org
Those informations I´ve posted comes mainly from these books below, all them, except the last one, are availabe online, but are books worth purchasing in print format.
Initiation Human, Solar - Alice Bailey
The Rays and the Initiations - Alice Bailey
These books can be read online or purchased in print format at:
[link to www.lucistrust.org
These books below are the best introduction to Theosophy, all them are available online at several places, but it is very worth to have them in print format.
Arthur E. Powell:
The Etheric Double (1925)
The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena (1926)
The Mental Body (1927)
The Causal Body And The Ego (1928)
The Solar System (1930)
Another essential source, Bridge to Freedom.
This book below is the best introductory work:
Ascended Master Teaching Foundation
[link to www.ascendedmaster.org
21 ESSENTIAL LESSONS, Volume 1 and Volume 2, 320 pp. each.
Volume 1 contains the basic concepts of the teaching, such as the I AM Presence, the Violet Flame, the Protective Pillar of Light, the Law of Karma and why and how we should decree. It also describes the functions of the elemental and angelic kingdoms. Descriptions of the God-virtues of the Seven Rays and how to attune to Ascended Masters, Elohim and Archangels are included.
Volume 2 is intended for those students who wish to become chelas of the Ascended Masters. It describes the functions of the Hierarchy (Governing Board) of the Earth, how their messengers to mankind are selected and group activity. It is also explained how a chela may achieve the ascension, by successfully completing the various Initiations and by performing the required service to God and to mankind.
These graded instructions contain a summary of the teaching and all information necessary to make the ascension in this embodiment. They are written in an easy-to-understand manner and a must for group leaders and dedicated students who must study alone. A chapter entitled “The Teachings of the New Age” was added.