Attribute and Aspect

2001-11-23 04:01:00

My Friends,

It is time to move on with our standard metaphysical lessons. Thank you for your patience as we diverted to the "What I Would Do" series after 911 and the diversion into Mormon Doctrine.

John, since we only have a small percentage of Mormons here I will not answer all your questions at this time for we must look to the interest of the whole.

I will say this, that not all points of doctrine in the Mormon, or any other church, are all true in a black and white sense. Only through soul contact can you find the truth of all things.

Another thing that will help is to feed your mind and soul with teachings of a high quality, such as the Bailey material and when you relate the new with the old much light will come.

Since the Alice A. Bailey writings are difficult to understand some have expressed interest in the presentation of some of the core teachings so the whole will be easier to understand. This sounds like a good approach so we will herewith start with the central teaching of the Seven Rays.

The Seven Rays are the seven creative energies which are the creative forces, or lives, that have created all that we see in the known universe.

The Seven Rays operate through many correspondences beginning with the seven Spirits mentioned in the scriptures:

"John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;"  (Rev 1:4)

"And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars."  (Rev 3:1)

"And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God."  (Rev 4:5)

Also note the Aquarian Gospel Chapter 58:

19   "Eternal Thought is one; in essence it is two--Intelligence and Force; and when they breathe a child is born; this child is Love.

20   "And thus the Triune God stands forth, whom men call Father-Mother-Child.

21   "This Triune God is one; but like the one of light, in essence he is seven.

22   "And when the Triune God breathes forth, lo, seven Spirits stand before his face; these are creative attributes.

23   "Men call them lesser gods, and in their image they made man."

Then the book of Revelations gives a lower correspondence:

"And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth."  (Rev 5:6)

Thus we have the Seven Spirits as representing the creators of the universe down to "seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth." These would be seven avatars or teachers to the human race.

Note in the scriptures above that the number seven keeps reappearing. Not only are there seven spirits, but there are seven churches, seven stars, seven lamps, seven trumpets and much more.

Then within our observable creation the seven creative energies manifest as the seven colors that compose the one white light and the seven notes on the musical scale.

As we study these Seven Rays it would be helpful if you had the Alice A. Bailey writings available. If you have not purchased the books you can view or search the text free of charge at:

You will be able to search the entire text of all the books. This will be a great aid in helping you participate.

As we proceed with this study we will be asking questions again involving the Keys members. Mindy will be the co-teacher and will use her initiative to add to and summarize the teachings. She has loved the esoteric teachings for some time so it should be a labor of love for her.


The Seven Rays are separated into two divisions. The first three are called Rays of Aspect and the last four are called Rays of Attribute.

What is the difference between a Ray of Aspect and one of Attribute and why are they called such?


Look up aspect and attribute in the dictionary and see which definition seems to fit. Also use the search engine at: