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Blavatsky did NOT write about the seven rays - in the sense it is used in this article. I feel that reference should be removed, or explained more.

kh7 14:30, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

Blavatsky DID write about the SEVEN RAYS - and throughout her writings there are continual references to the septenary aspects of creation, manifestation, and evolution. Arion 16:07, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

The list of rays[edit]

Wouldn't this look so much clearer if it were in two tables, like the one here? That's the Alice A. Bailey table and then there'd be another for the Church Universal.

Also, does Alice Bailey define the master of the fourth ray as Serapis or Serapis Bey, because they are different, and in the current description it has Serapis yet links to Serapis Bey. Might be worth clarifying or sourcing. - Zeibura (Talk) 16:24, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

merge proposal[edit]

There has been a proposal to merge this article with "Ascended Master Teachings". I disagree with this. It would be the same as suggesting merging "Bishop (Catholic Church)" or "Purgatory" with the article on the "Roman Catholic Church". Arion (talk) 23:26, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

It's a question of notability as established by reliable sources. The standards are at WP:N and WP:SOURCES. Currently, the article does not appear to meet those standards. Fireplace (talk) 23:44, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

The notability is established by reliable sources. This religious / philosophical belief has been part of esoteric and religious organizations for centuries. Arion (talk) 01:04, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

The standard is whether the topic "Seven rays" "has received significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the subject." "In general, the most reliable sources are peer-reviewed journals and books published in university presses; university-level textbooks; magazines, journals, and books published by respected publishing houses; and mainstream newspapers." Which sources in the article meet that standard? Fireplace (talk) 03:41, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

These sources:

  • Partridge, Christopher ed. New Religions: A Guide: New Religious Movements, Sects and Alternative Spiritualities Oxford University Press, USA 2004. pages 330 - 334
  • Lewis, James R. Church Universal and Triumphant in Scholarly Perspective Center For Academic Publication 1994.
  • Braden, Charles S. These Also Believe MacMillan Publishing Company 2000 pages 257 - 307

Notability is established by reliable sources. Arion (talk) 05:49, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Alright, I'll take a look when I get a chance, it seems they are all in my university library. The question is whether they give significant coverage to the seven rays doctrine itself, or whether they just give coverage to the religious movements. Fireplace (talk) 06:10, 12 December 2007 (UTC)
Well, I checked the sources. The first source you gave does not discuss the "seven rays" in the pages you cited, nor in any other pages I saw, nor in the index. The second source does not seem to be located in the Harvard library system, which is the largest academic library in the world -- making me doubt that it could constitute "substantial coverage". The third source you gave doesn't seem to mention the "seven rays" either, although a couple times there are passing references to a "seven-fold committee". Certainly nothing rising to the level of substantial coverage. Any more wild goose chases you want to send me on? Fireplace (talk) 01:12, 14 December 2007 (UTC)
You've repeated the "wild goose chase" accusations several times, so you have forced me to respond. "Wild goose chase", in my understanding, refers to someone telling someone to go somewhere to find something that is not there, and that person knows it. I gave the references to you in the full belief that I had seen that "Seven Rays" belief mentioned in those books.
I apologize if the reference to the "Seven Rays" septenary belief was not specifically mentioned in 2 of the 3 books that I mentioned to you and that you checked. I have all 3 books in my home library, but did not actually check for specific mention of that "Seven Rays" belief before I mentioned the books. I remembered that they made a summary statement on some of the beliefs, and I thought that the "Seven Rays" theory would definitely have been mentioned. I still have not had time to go to my home library to check into the text of the 3rd book, but I hope to do that soon. Arion (talk) 01:30, 16 December 2007 (UTC)
Here is one of the Seven Rays references I was remembering from the 3 books I mentioned to you:
  • Lewis, James R. Church Universal and Triumphant in Scholarly Perspective Stanford, California: Center For Academic Publication 1994
page 4: "Guy Ballard's contact with Saint Germain in 1929 placed him in the same role claimed by Madame Blavatsky. Upon his return to Chicago, he began to deliver dictated messages to a small group who met in his southside home. From that time forward he regularly dictated messages from Saint Germain, Jesus, and those personages described by Blavatsky as the Lords of the Seven Rays - those Masters most immediately concerned with the course of human evolution."
The other book's mention of "seven-fold committee" apparently refers to their organizing that committee in a manner that corresponds to each of the "Seven Rays". Arion 3x3 (talk) 21:54, 16 December 2007 (UTC)
That does not seem to constitute "significant coverage", as required by WP:N. Fireplace (talk) 21:57, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

I agree about keeping this as a separate article, and I wrote the reasons at the other discussion on the other talk page. --Linda (talk) 06:28, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

It's now less a question of merging, and more a question of whether this would survive AFD. If someone points to reliable, independent sources giving this topic substantial coverage, I'm happy to let the WP:N issue drop (see my comment immediately above yours for why Arion's sources don't work). Fireplace (talk) 01:14, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

Courtesy notification of report at WP:Fringe theories/Noticeboard[edit]

This is to inform editors on this page that this topic, along with a list of related topics, have been mentioned in a report at this link on the WP:Fringe theories/Noticeboard. It has been mentioned in the noticeboard report that some of the articles listed in the report may be nominated for deletion.

The report at the noticeboard was not posted by me. I'm placing this comment here as a courtesy for the editors working on this article. --Jack-A-Roe (talk) 06:25, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

Minority religious beliefs should not be treated as "fringe theories"[edit]

All one can do with any religion, let alone those apart from the mainstream, is to faithfully report their beliefs taken from the literature of the believers of their religious belief system. In doing so, we are not assesing truth claims (such as the Mormons believing that God is a physical being on another planet), one simply reports on the beliefs held, with as much accuracy as possible - with reliable sources and references.

There is no need at all to assess the truth claims of the 20th century new religions. If people were to delve into assessing the truth claims of religion, then an entry on Christianity may as well begin with assessing whether God exists. The best approach would seem to be an accurate rendition of any movement's beliefs, nature, history and activities (regardless of what a Wikipedia editor's own views are). Questioning the validity of religious beliefs isn't the role of an encyclopedia entry. Arion (talk) 13:33, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

new approach[edit]

The Seven Rays are more than only a Theosophy concept, they are in lots of religions.

So I changed around the page a lot tonight and it has lots of new references.

The short parts still need to be made longer and the Theosophy parts need to be organized and cleaned up but I think this is a good start.

I made a section for early western mystery traditions because I have some info to put there but I didn't have time to get to that. --Linda (talk) 10:41, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, that addresses my concerns about notability. Fireplace (talk) 16:55, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Now I added the stuff I found that the Gnostics and early mystery religions used the Seven Rays too. --Linda (talk) 07:09, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

Are there reliable sources saying that the "seven rays" referred to in early religions, catholicism, hinduism, and theosophy all refer to more-or-less the same concept, or at least are all related to one another? I'm worried that there might be some original synthesis going on here. Fireplace (talk) 02:40, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
When I saw your note earlier I did some research and found some sources. But now it's too late to write it up tonight. I'll add them in the next few days when I'm not so sleepy. --Linda (talk) 11:03, 19 December 2007 (UTC)
Those are added now. Good night! --Linda (talk) 10:33, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

New source needed[edit]

This section:

In the Gnosticism of the Mediterranean and middle eastern regions, from the 6th century BCE in Chaldea (a Hellenistic designation for a part of Babylonia), through the Mysteries of Mithras in Rome, to the 2nd or 3rd century CE, the Seven Rays are found in a variety of syncretistic elements of symbolism. The Chaldean Oracles have survived as fragmentary texts from the 2nd century AD, and may have been compilations from several sources, combining neo-Platonic elements with others that were Persian or Babylonian in origin. Later neo-Platonists, such as Proclus and Iamblichus, rated them highly.

Needs a different source. is a self-published source and (the page being used) is a deadlink (it may be viewed here). I'd look for something (and will), but I'm chatting up a cute redhead right now (I'm sure there's some "Redheads > Wikipedia" guideline somewhere). If noone else gets to it, I'll get to it at some point. Ian.thomson (talk) 01:05, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

Ok, it appears that attempting to gather a different source for this would be original research. In fact, looking at the original source, it's kinda shoe-horned here, since it really isn't about "seven rays," but there's the occasional mention of "seven" being important in the Chaldean oracles and the above religions. The self-published source does not mention much in the way of seven rays. Reworking it. Ian.thomson (talk) 22:56, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Seven Rays in Reiki???[edit]

The following will need clarification:

Quote: "The energy healing system of Reiki requires the student to pass through a sequence of levels, by mastering the "key" to each level. The key for the second level is known as the key of "oneness" and is attained by passing through each of the seven rays."

I am both a Reiki Master-Teacher and practitioner and this is the first time i've ever heard of this. This isn't part of original Reiki as taught by Mikao Usui, so for accuracy the article needs to specify which branch of Reiki this refers to rather than simply "Reiki". It is somewhat like saying that the head of the "Christian Church" is the King of Norway, when he in fact is only the head of the Church of Norway not of "Christianity". HansNZL (talk) 07:57, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Bring in a source to cite, credentials are irrelevant here. Ian.thomson (talk) 13:26, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

@ Ian Thomson - The onus is the other way around. Essentially it's like saying "Christianity is a Martian Religion" and then citing someone's published fringe theory saying so. If people familiar with Christianity point out that Christianity wasn't formulated on Mars, it is hardly fair to tell them to hunt down a published source stating that "Christianity is not a Martian religion". This has nothing to do with my personal "credentials", i am simply giving advice about editing the article much in the way I don't have to prove I have a degree in English to correct obvious spelling mistakes. Whether you choose to believe in my "credentials" or not doesn't change the fact that the article is wrong. Go to the library, look at reference books about Reiki, then you'll find that few (if any) refer to what the article asserts. There may be a fringe branch of Reiki that believes in this, but implying that this belongs to all (or even most) schools of Reiki is false, yet that is what the article implies. HansNZL (talk) 10:23, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

WP:CITE and WP:V are clear that burden of proof lies on whoever makes a claim. In this case, the idea that the Reiki mentioned in the article isn't the original form is your claim. I'm honestly not concerned either way, I'm really only concerned with sources. If someone did claim that Christianity was a Martian religion, we would present multiple sources to counter them. In a number of articles, it's common practice to basically go "well, I've found three books by professors that say this," "oh yeah? I'll see your three and raise you four and the Jewish and Catholic Encyclopedias." At this point, we could preface the statement with "According to Carolyn Jackson." If you can present a source that states this is not part of Reiki teachings, or something that discredits Jackson as a Reiki teacher, or something that discredits her book as a source according to our guidelines, we can state in some fashion that her teaching is dubious. Two of the three, we can remove it. Ian.thomson (talk) 13:29, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

@ Ian Thompson: firstly, I can't provide you with a source stating that the seven rays are not part of mainstream Reiki for the same reason I can't find you a source that says that rubbing your belly and the top of your head simultaneously aren't part of mainstream Reiki. Since these things have nothing to do with the umbrella term "Reiki", no one has ever written a book stating that they are not part of Reiki. It is a bit like sending someone unsolicited goods in the mail and then claiming the recipient never said they didn't want the product so they're to blame. The onus shifting you are engaging in here is quite frustrating.

Secondly, since it is the article that is asserting a claim, the onus of proof is on the article to prove its claim, otherwise stay silent. Why don't you apply the advice you are giving me about sources to this article. If you can find any single other published source that claims that the seven rays are anything to do with what the overwhelming majority of people who have learned Reiki understand to be part of Reiki then I will protest no further. A single person's published opinion does not make a fact. Until such time (if you care about accuracy) remove that assertion from the article.

Once again (for clarity), IT IS THE ARTICLE THAT IS MAKING THE CLAIM, I am challenging it, so therefore the burden of proof lies with the article to prove its assertion or stay silent. One rogue author's opinion is not a "fact" just because someone happened to publish it. Since it is an extraordinary claim, if you are so concerned about evidence then supply it. I will be satisfied with two sources - which is a low standard for such a way-out assertion - so i'm being generous here.

Thank you :) HansNZL (talk) 11:14, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

P.S. according to the authoritative publication The Reiki Sourcebook, any healing system that departs so drastically from Reiki (as this seven rays version of "Reiki" appears to) is not actually Reiki - it is another healing system all together - perhaps inspired by Reiki, but not "Reiki". HansNZL (talk) 12:18, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

P.S. I've done some internet searches and i frankly can't find any sort of seven rays Reiki, let alone seven rays being at the heart of the Reiki system! - Just some allusions to seven rays philosophy being used by people who also practice Reiki. In any case here is Mikao Usui's (the founder of Reiki) original manual, a primary source that makes no mention whatsoever that "the key for the second level is known as the key of "oneness" and is attained by passing through each of the seven rays".

P.S. Ian, before you squabble with me further I suggest you acquiant yourself with what Reiki is, starting with the Wikipedia entry about Reiki, which, (as expected) mentions nothing about a seven rays attunement process (because it has nothing to do with Reiki). HansNZL (talk) 12:49, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

I suggest you to familiarize yourself with our sourcing policies and our guidelines on handling fringe theories. Unless you can demonstrate that the source in question does not meet the guidelines for sources, it's admissable. I've revised the statement to keep it from being undue weight by including Usui's work, but unless you can find something wrong with the actual source in terms of Wikipedia's guidelines, it stays in the article. Ian.thomson (talk) 19:24, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

@Ian.thomson, the way you are applying these rules is a form of malicious compliance, but I will meet you half way: while Carolyn E. Jackson is simply plain wrong and the article misleads people by including her false claim, your edit is sufficient enough to make the inclusion of her spurious statement tolerable (for now). Thank-you. When I am next at the local library I will find out the exact pages in the (far more authoritative) Reiki Sourcebook which point out that what Carolyn E. Jackson is promoting is not Reiki at all. I've tweaked your latest edit to make it clearer. HansNZL (talk) 10:18, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

No, malicious compliance would be if I was feeding people bad info about medicine. Ian.thomson (talk) 14:35, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

Ian Thompson, I believe it is your ego which is making you pig-heading about this, thereby negatively impacting on the content of the article. Not only is your approach to this issue classic malicious compliance, you are also gaming the system and behaving like a rules lawyer. It is Wikipedia and those mislead by the article who are paying the price. HansNZL (talk) 21:37, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

The Reiki Sourcebook, Bronwen & Frans Stein (2003), O Books publishing, ISBN 1 903816 55 6: This reference book comprehensively covers all the branches of Reiki known to the authors at the time of publishing (2003). I can find no references to the seven rays in any of the branches of Reiki covered in this book. The “key of oneness” doesn’t appear in the index anywhere, nor any reference to “seven rays”. The section on Reiki Attunement procedures pp.25-28 mentions nothing about seven rays and the key to oneness.

When I am next at the central library I will look at other Reiki books, which will inevitably further corroborate this one. HansNZL (talk) 04:01, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

Ok, but you need a source that specifically counters Jackson. Right now, it's attributed to Jackson, and there's a notification that it does not appear in the original teachings. Even if you find something that specifically counters Jackson, her bit is still going to be there, just with a part after saying "but X author says this is wrong." That's how our citing and neutral point of view policies work (which is why Ahmadiyya is listed as an Islamic religion, and Mormonism a Christian religion, despite substantial differences between the former and latter of each). If you want the source removed, you'll need to find something with Wikipedia's sourcing guidelines to discredit the Jackson source.
And on another note, personal attacks are NOT acceptable here. Ian.thomson (talk) 12:48, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

@ Ian, you've shown enthusiasm for citing rules - as such you might want to refer to the following: WP:WIN/egos and pride, WP:GAME/gaming the system, WP:WL/wikilawyering, WP:COMMON/common sense HansNZL (talk) 04:46, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

Regarding the essays you've brought up:
WP:WIN - Of course this is not a game to be won, so why are you coming back after the issue is resolved to try to win? I see the pot calling the ket- no, the cast of Friends]] black here.
WP:GAME - Gaming is attempting to hide vandalism behind the guidelines, or trying to hide bad faith edits. Note vandalism is the deliberate attempt to damage the encyclopedia, NOT an attempt to keep stuff within the guidelines. Also be aware that unfounded accusations of vandalism are considered a personal attack). Gaming the system in this case would be dismissing the sources you added because Reiki is a WP:Fringe theory, or removing those sources under sockpuppets while marking the edits are minor. Also, "Using policies and guidelines to build (or push) a patently false case that some editor is editing in bad faith, with the 'evidence' for this itself being an obviously unreasonable bad-faith interpretation of that person's action" and "If gaming is also knowingly used as a basis to impugn another editor or to mischaracterize them as bad faith editors, then this may also violate the policy of no personal attacks." - One of the foundations for this site is WP:Assume good faith.
WP:WL - Wikilawyering isn't simply trying to keep the articles within the guidelines, it's bending the guidelines to get around them, or introducing quasi-legal concepts. Wikilawyering in this case would be
WP:COMMON - Common sense would dictate that since there isn't any mainstream scientific evidence for the medical validity of Reiki, people's lives are in danger from us including on one person's view of it being included (even if it doesn't agree with some other people's), so accusations of malicious compliance are bullshit (now, if someone went into the choking article and cited a source stating that the best way to deal with choking was to hold one's breath, yes, keeping that source without any sort of counter would be malicious compliance and would go against WP:COMMON, but Reiki is pseudoscience, it's not like there's a right way to be wrong). Ian.thomson (talk) 15:17, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

@ Ian, the manner and nature of your response above has simply proven my point about your approach to the article, esp. regarding WP:WIN/egos and pride. Thank-you. Furthermore, you've gone off on a tangent and started to accuse me of all sorts of things, with the tone of a personal attack - an accusation that you keep leveling at me. In the meantime my edit has improved the accuracy of a very misleading section of the article, so why don't we just stick to improving Wikipedia please. HansNZL (talk) 22:20, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

Again, the edit was made, issue was resolved, and you come back here about this -- you came back to gloat. How is that that I'm the one WP:WIN is applied to here? Ian.thomson (talk) 22:50, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

@ Ian, I wasn't aware that the issue had been resolved because you never responded to my post (below) despite being very vocal about everything else. I'm glad that is now sorted. I wasn't "gloating", merely responding to the statements you made. Peace! HansNZL (talk) 23:08, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

@Ian, what - now you are trawling through my other edits (i.e. adrenal fatigue) to create trouble. EGO EGO EGO - let it go, please! Hide from this valid observation of your behaviour by dismissing it as a "personal attack" if you must. However such behaviour is toxic to the wikipedia project, if not creepy and bizarre. This wikiarticle may be useful for you to reflect on vis-a-vis your reaction. All the best, god bless. HansNZL (talk) 23:11, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

Again, what purpose does you coming back here serve? And what purpose does linking to that serve? Are you sure it's my behavior you should be so concerned about? It is actually common for experienced users to examine inexperienced user's edits to make sure they don't do stuff like alter other editor's comments on talk pages. Ian.thomson (talk) 01:37, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

@ Ian, well you too have come back here to continue this dialogue have you not? The issue here is that I should be able to comment on the sentence in the article which is (was) glaringly wrong to anyone with an intermediate acquaintance with Reiki without it becoming the long thread that it has become - not because this served the article, but because I was hit by a wall of bureaucracy and stonewalling that had nothing to do with improving the actual subject, but was instead in the service of your ego. No wonder so many people give up editing Wikipedia. It is you who wanted to "win" by arguing a ridiculous point in order to make yourself right and perceive another as wrong in your own mind (an ego bolstering strategy). I've got your back up because my comments have reflected your behaviour back to you, so you've run off and made silly comments about my other contribution (adrenal fatigue) in order to vindicate yourself (another ego bolstering strategy). At the end of the day I just wanted accurate information about Reiki - this isn't a "competition" for me. I'm also concerned you are stonewalling other people in the same way you have me which is why I am persevering with this dialogue. After all, you have described yourself as an experienced user on Wikipedia, so clearly you are influencing the content/tone of many articles. Perhaps you are innocently unaware of how you come across. HansNZL (talk) 02:22, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

@ Ian, now perhaps we should both follow the WP:LET IT GO guideline. All the best: HansNZL (talk) 03:26, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

I think the relevant section of the article should read as follows:

In a style of Reiki adapted by Carolyn E. Jackson the student passes through a sequence of levels by mastering the "key" to each level. The key for the second level is known as the key of "oneness" and is attained by passing through each of the seven rays [citation]. This, however, is not part of traditional Reiki or other versions of the Reiki system [cite Usui's manual]&[cite Reiki Sourcebook].

I would be totally happy with that. It makes clear that this is Jackson's system, not a description of Reiki generally. HansNZL (talk) 07:42, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

Unsource Theosophy material[edit]

The Theosophy section already suffers from a complete lack of third-party sourcing. The following material lacks any sourcing whatsoever. t can be returned to the article if (i) it is sourced & (ii) it does not too-much dilute the (currently non-existent) third-party material. HrafnTalkStalk(P) 04:25, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Metaphysics of the seven rays[edit]

According to Alice A. Bailey, each person has a soul ray that remains the same through all their incarnations, and a personality ray that is different for each incarnation. Each ray is also correspondent with certain Masters of Wisdom, and with particular planets, cycles, nations, etc. The seven rays are the basis for what Alice A. Bailey called New Age Psychology--she divides everyone in the human race into these seven psychological types.

Bailey stated that the seven rays that reach us on Earth locally originate within the "Solar Logos," i.e., the consciousness of the "Divine Being" of the Sun. According to Alice A. Bailey and Benjamin Creme, the seven rays are focused to the Solar Logos, through Sirius, the seven stars of the Big Dipper in the Great Bear, and the seven major stars of the Pleiades form the "Galactic Logos," (the consciousness of the "Divine Being" of the Milky Way Galaxy), and have their ultimate origin within the mind of God.

On the local planetary level, it is believed by adherents of the Theosophical tradition that the seven rays are transmitted from the Solar Logos through the God of our planet, Sanat Kumara, then through the spiritual hierarchy of our planet which includes the "Masters of Wisdom" (Some writings term them the Ascended Masters or the Great White Brotherhood).

Each of the seven rays is believed to be associated with a different kind of occult energy, and a different color.

Qualities of the seven rays[edit]

The seven rays are listed below:

Alice A. Bailey and the Church Universal and Triumphant assign different colors and in some cases different Masters to each of the seven rays. In Letters on Occult Meditation, Alice Bailey indicates that there is no simple correspondence between the rays and these colors. The colors, Masters, and Retreats indicated here are those indicated by both Alice Bailey and the Church Universal and Triumphant.

According to Alice A. Bailey and C.W. Leadbeater, the Masters live in immortal bodies at a residence on the physical plane at the indicated location (although a given Master may physically travel extensively incognito to various locations, become invisible, teleport to various locations, and walk through walls, as well as influence humans telepathically and travel on the inner planes, as required by the demands of his spiritual work).

According to the Church Universal and Triumphant, and other Ascended Master Activities, each Master is believed to serve at a Retreat on the physical or etheric plane at the geographical location shown after their name.

The "Gifts of the Holy Spirit" of the Church Universal and Triumphant for each ray are shown. For both Alice A. Bailey and the Church Universal and Triumphant, each ray has a jewel which is believed to focus the energy of that ray, which is indicated.

In a section below, the characteristic magic for each ray as listed by C.W. Leadbeater.

Alice A. Bailey[edit]

Ray Colour Cosmic Master Residence Planet Rulers Chakra/Gland Jewel
1st ray Will - Power Blue Morya Darjeeling, India Pluto/Vulcan
Vishuddha (5th)
2nd ray Love-Wisdom Indigo Koot Hoomi Shigatse, Tibet Sun/Jupiter
Sahasrara (7th)
3rd ray Active Intelligence Green Venetian "Chateau de Liberte, S. France & Temple of the Sun, NY" Earth/Saturn
Anahata (4th)
4th ray Harmony through conflict Yellow Serapis Luxor, Egypt Moon/Mercury
Muladhara (1st)
5th ray Concrete Science Orange Hilarion Island of Crete, Greece Venus
Ajna (6th)
6th ray Love-Devotion Red Master Jesus Mount Lebanon, Lebanon Mars/Neptune
Manipura (3rd)
Solar Plexus/Pancreas
7th ray Ceremonial Order Violet St. Germain Transylvania, Romania Uranus
Swadisthana (2nd)

Ascended Master Teachings[edit]

Ray Colour Ascended Master Retreat Quality Chakra Day Gift of the Holy Spirit Jewel
1st ray Will of God Blue


El Morya Darjeeling, India Power

Good will


Throat (5th) Tuesday Faith in God's will

Word of Wisdom



Star Sapphire

Lapis Lazuli

2nd ray Wisdom of God Yellow Lanto Grand Teton, Wyoming, USA Wisdom


Crown (7th) Sunday Word of Wisdom

Word of Knowledge

Yellow Diamond

Yellow Sapphire


3rd ray Love of God Pink


Paul the Venetian Château de Liberté, S. France

Temple of the Sun, New York




Heart (4th) Monday Discerning of spirits Ruby



Rose quartz

Pink Beryl

4th ray Purity of God White


Serapis Bey Luxor, Egypt Purity



Base of the Spine (1st) Friday Working of miracles Diamond



Quartz crystal

5th ray Science of God Green


Hilarion Crete, Greece Truth



Third Eye (6th) Wednesday Healing Emerald



Quartz crystal

6th ray Peace of God Purple

Metallic Gold


Lady Nada Arabian Peninsula Peace



Solar Plexus (3rd) Thursday Diverse kinds of tongues and interpretation Ruby



Diamond with pearl

7th ray Freedom of God Violet



Aqua / Teal

Saint Germain Transylvania, Romania

Table Mountain, Wyoming, USA




Seat of the Soul (2nd) Saturday Prophecy

Working of Miracles




C.W. Leadbeater[edit]

C.W. Leadbeater gave a list showing the characteristic type of magic for each ray. This list indicates what he regarded as the most compatible type of magic to be performed by persons on each ray (although anyone of any ray can do any of these various types of magic).[1]

  • 2. SECOND RAY: Magic of Raja Yoga (Development of Mind)
  • 3. THIRD RAY: Magic of Astrology (Natural Magnetic Forces).
  • 4. FOURTH RAY: Magic of Hatha Yoga (physical development).
  • 5. FIFTH RAY: Magic of Alchemy (Manipulation of Material Substances).
  • 6. SIXTH RAY: Magic of Bhakti Yoga (Selfless Service and Altruistic Love [ agape ]).

[End of removed material. HrafnTalkStalk(P) 04:25, 5 January 2012 (UTC) ]

  • Sources have been located and added to this material and it is now back in the article. Keraunos (talk) 02:40, 12 February 2012 (UTC)
    • ^ Leadbetter, C.W. The Masters and the Path Adyar, Madras, India: 1925--The Theosophical Publishing House. Chart on P. 229 lists Characteristic Magic of each Ray.