The White Horses

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Nicholas Roerich, Oirot Messenger of the White Burkhant, 1924

The last Full moon period went under the strong influence of the 1st and 7th Ray energies released. The key message at the peak moment was: incarnate, embody, transfigure, and this powerful process started more than a month before, gradually culminating these days. It was definitely a complex transfiguration challenge on the Soul level that touched several vibrational manifestations within the One Life. The clear spiritual narrative had the character of the 1, 4 and 7 Rays, indicative of a mission in the Love-Wisdom (2nd Ray) embrace.

The symbol of the White horse is used in a number of myths to describe the victory of the Soul, taking full control over the Persona. The regular meditation practice can ease the process of such a desired union but it is not the only condition for this „achievement“. Overcoming unique challenges along the path, gradually, we raise our frequency in order to coalesce with the Spiritual Soul. Let’s analyse some of the layers of that profound experience.

The Hindu tradition introduces to the world the story of Arjuna (4th Ray) – the remarkable hero from Mahabharata, the best archer in the ancient times deeply loved by Lord Krishna (compassion, tenderness and love, Ray 2, the Will to Love), who was ready to sacrifice anything for him. It is told in the Bhagavad Gita (the sixth of the eighteen books, called the Song of the God) which takes the form of a dialogue. The Prince Arjuna leads his inevitable wars (tests in Scorpio), asks questions and Lord Krishna gives his advices – the conversation is honoured as one of the Holy Scriptures in the Hinduism and a great Sanskrit poem.

Many Upanishad and Vedic researchers talk about the horses as a symbol of sacrifice. They are an embodiment of the speed, faithfulness, devotion (Ray 6), but also the ability to get out of control if not tightened. This wild temper can be well harmonized by the mental facultiues and the sincere persistent efforts in cultivating a higher level of selfawareness, selfcontrol, inner balance and harmony. Horses are told to symbolize the command over senses, i.e. the lower bodies. In all the images of Arjuna riding the chariot, he is depicted together with Krishna (Ray 2) who is pulling up the 5 horses. The Ray 2 (Love-Wisdom) as a dominating, ever present and sustaining power for our Solar system is the higher octave in the triplicity (Persona, Spiritual Soul, Monad). So, the chariot is the body, Arjuna – the soul and Lord Krishna – the God’s Will.

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Krishna and Arjuna, unknown author

We can interpret this beautiful symbolism of Mahabharata as a metaphor of the process of redemption from the outer world’s attachments thus lifting the consciousness up to the awareness of our Soul purpose and unification with Monad. On the other hand, as horses represent the senses, it can be confirmed that during meditation, we gradually shut them and surrender to a higher spiritual level of beingness. Finding the seed of Soul in the center of the head, we experience divine peace and unique oneness with the group Soul and the Ashram of Synthesis.

A similar symbolic dynamic we can find in the Greek myth of Pegasus – a mythical winged divine stallion. The fight between light and darkness is taking place in the story of the Greek hero Bellerophon, who caught Pegasus (4th Ray, son of Poseidon – god of seas, waters, earthquakes and horses and Gorgon Medusa) to ride him in the fight with monstrous Chimera (subconsciousness, samskaras).  Pegasus is able to lift up the warrior to the heavens or drop him down to earth (matter) – a great revelation for the path of the Soul and its final stages in the battlefield of Scorpio. The „ascension to the 7th sky“ can be victorious when the „conflicts, tests and trials“ are overcome and transmutation of the physical, etheric, astral and mental body (incl. devas) achieved.  Often, Pegasus is depicted with the Muses by the Spring of Inspiration (4th Ray) which draws our imagination to the expansion of awareness and illumination – a Divine creative effort in transformation and self-healing.

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Alexander Ivanov, Bellerophon, 1829

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Christian religion, the beginning of May (Taurus, the sign of Buddha, 4th Ray) marks the celebrations in the name of Saint George, beautifully painted as riding a white horse and slaying the Dragon. What we see behind the iconic plot is the test that humanity still needs to undergo. St. George is a great miracle worker and martyr, an embodiment of courage and divine Will to Good, a faithful disciple of Christ. During one of his most difficult conversations with the Emperor Diocletian who admired his courage, Saint George heard a voice from heaven: “Do not fear, George, I am with you.” In the brave character we can grasp not only the parallel with the fight inside the Persona (killing the Dragon, Scorpio), but also with the sign of Sagittarius (Archer, Warrior, Centaur) advancing on the Path of Discipleship. The subjugated lower nature finally releases the triumphant warrior (Scorpio) who becomes a one-pointed disciple of Christ. Scorpio marks the point where the wheel reverses direction, indicating the most profound change in series of lifetimes.

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St. George, East Orthodox Icon

Another dimension of the methaphor connected with the white horses from spiritual point of view is the Wind horse in the Tibetan Buddhism. Inspiring to a great extent the art of the prominent Russian painter, philosopher and theosophist Nicholas Roerich, the Wind horse is an embodiment of the speed of the wind and the strength of the horse to carry the prayers from Earth to Heavens. In the Tibetan Buddhism the Wind horse (Lung Ta, in Sanscrit) carries on his back Chintamani – the wish-fulfilling jewel of Enlightenment (the philosopher’s stone in Western alchemy, one of several Mani Jewel images found in Buddhist scriptures). It is the most prevalent symbol used in Tibet as prayer flags and represents the good opportunities, success, the final resolution of one’s karma issues bringing healing and higher level of awareness. When on a Mani stone the Om Mani Padme Hum mantra is inscribed, the magical jewel manifests whatever one wishes for. According to one’s desires, treasures, clothing and food can be manifested, while sickness and suffering can be removed, as well as water purified. It is one of the most important symbols in the teachings of Buddha.

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Nicholas Roerich, A Depiction of the Cintamani Being Carried by the Lung Ta, 1936

As we know, Scorpio is on the fixed cross, an embodiment of the 4th Ray destined to transform the turbulent threefold world of human endeavor using creative imagination, beauty, harmony, healing and/or artistic expressions. The opposite sign on the axis is Taurus, another representative of the 4th and 1st Ray frequencies. Under this influence, we can describe the origin of the last Full moon tension between the polar opposites – the Angel of the Presence and the Dweller on the Threshold, the darkness and light, the ignorance and illumination. We live in an important historical period, which brings unexpected changes and challenges that need to be addressed by the Disciples of the Ashram of Synthesis. In front of the gates of new Initiations they need proper „equipment“ in order to sustain and work with the new synthetic energy with qualities of 1st, 2nd and 7th rays.

That crucial process of gradual expansion in individual consciousness may generally take place in a number of incarnations until the subtle bodies are purified and healed, the lessons learned. Life after life, the individual spiritual mastery culminate towards a level needed in order to impress and fulfill the Divine Plan – in Divine law and Order, and looking ahead to the Hierarchical conclave in 2025.

 

 

 

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