Mudrashram Institute of Spiritual Studies
Faiths of the Supracosmic Sphere
By George A. Boyd ©2010
When we study the Great Continuum of Consciousness, we see that while the Jewish and Christian faiths are embedded upon the ethers the First Planetary Initiation, many of the other world’s faiths are anchored in the Supracosmic Sphere. The origins of the Zoroastrian, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim faiths can be found here, as can those of the Taoist and Confucian. Many other sects, both major and minor, arise from this realm. Some are active, some died out long ago, and others have yet to be created.
This article will briefly catalog these Supracosmic Paths. In this brief article, we can only enumerate them and give a basic hint about what these Paths contain. We explore them at much greater depth in the Mudrashram® Correspondence Course; those that study with the Mudrashram® lineage become eligible to obtain this program after completing an introductory course, either the Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation or the Accelerated Meditation Program.
Supracosmic faiths lead their adherents to identify with the Supracosmic seed atom of their path, which in its ground state is located in the heart center of the vehicles of the Astral Soul in the Cosmic Sphere. These Supracosmic seed atoms are arrayed in a structure we call the Mantramic Shield or Mantra Vahana. When a person is initiated into one of these Supracosmic paths, this moved away from its ground state and along the track of this path.
This Supracosmic seed atom tracks through the entire Cosmic Sphere to the Supreme Jet of Spirit that is on the highest Cosmic Plane—we refer to this Divine Light as the Brahma Jyoti. It then opens into the actual Supracosmic path from which it originates. On the Supracosmic portion of this journey, it moves through an introductory stage, where many of the basic teachings of this path are summarized. It then progressed through the seven Supracosmic chakras of this path. The journey culminates in the return of this seed atom to its origin beyond this seventh Supracosmic chakra. This is the abode of the Master of this Supracosmic Path, which we generically refer to as its Guru. [Each path has its own titles that they call this Initiate, who supervises and guides the development of all individuals that travel this path—we will simply use the generic term, Guru, and hope we won’t horribly offend anyone.]
Progress or spiritual growth on this path occurs when this Supracosmic seed atom is activated. Activating this seed atom may be induced, as then an advanced Initiate on this Supracosmic path awakens it using an attunement or Light Immersion. Alternately, the individual may awaken it voluntarily, through using a mantra or other technique.
This technique may be plainly explained and demonstrated so the person who uses it will practice it correctly, methodically and regularly. The technique may also be veiled, such as the transformational mantra, which appears as a phrase embedded in the Muslim prayer and declaration of faith, “La Illaha Allah.”
Normally, individuals are initiated into a Supracosmic Path where their ensouling entity of the Supracosmic Sphere dwells. We call this ensouling entity, the Supracosmic Soul. When the Supracosmic seed atom reaches the stage on this path where the Supracosmic Soul dwells, both unfold together towards the origin of the Supracosmic seed atom. At the culmination of this process, the Supracosmic seed atom becomes liberated and the Supracosmic Soul becomes established in the abode of the Master of this Path, which we generically refer to as the Guru Padam.
This twin unfoldment of Supracosmic seed atom and Supracosmic Soul, is not however, a universal practice. Indeed, many traditions anchored in their Supracosmic Sphere disseminate their initiations to those whose Supracosmic Soul does not dwell on this path. In this case, instead of the Supracosmic Soul, they view the Guru on that Path as their True Essence. This turns followers of these Gurus into devotees, who are eternally fixated on the Guru as their polestar and only Lord.
[We suspect that this widespread practice of awakening people on paths not linked with their Supracosmic Soul is one of the factors that contribute to the phenomena of cultism and lead to the excesses seen in fanatical groups.]
In studying the Great Continuum of Consciousness, we identified the following paths that have been opened in the Universal Mind (Bramandi Man) of the form of the Divine that oversees and directs the spiritual evolution of humanity in the Supracosmic Sphere—a Being we refer to as the Supreme Guru. After we have enumerated these paths that have been opened—73 in all—we will briefly touch on the 23 other paths that have never been born, that must arise in some distant time during the Age of Brahma, the incalculably long “lifetime” of the Supracosmic Sphere.
To understand our summary of the Supracosmic paths, we will first provide you some guidelines for understanding our system of description and enumeration.
These arrayed Supracosmic paths can be seen as a spiral staircase of ascending tracks, each of which has its “gate” and its “Supracosmic Ray” that is sent through the Brahma Jyoti into the Cosmic Sphere. We number the Supracosmic Planes from the outside in—12 being furthest away from the Supreme Guru and 1 being the closest. Each Plane has eight paths upon it. So there are ultimately eight paths on twelve Planes, or 96 possible paths—of which 73 have been opened.
We number these opened paths from the one first encountered on the Supracosmic spiral staircase as 1 and the one closest to the Supreme Guru as 73.
No path is higher than any other; these are parallel tracks to the form of the Divine that is revealed in each tradition. Some paths are currently active in that they have a Guru or an advanced Initiate who continues to initiate individuals on them, and they are “colonized” by Supracosmic Souls. Other traditions have been active in the distant past and no longer have a living Initiate; no Supracosmic Souls continue to dwell on these paths—we refer to these paths as dormant. Paths of the future that have been awakened, but not yet colonized by Supracosmic Souls, we term as future paths.
Our description of these paths is based on our in depth meditation upon them during the period in which we developed the Mudrashram® Correspondence Course. Our descriptions of these paths are by no means complete, and could be in parts, inaccurate. We leave it to the intrepid spiritual explorers of the future to flesh out this framework to give humanity a more complete and accurate understanding of the teachings that are anchored on each path and the many changes and innovations that have occurred throughout each path’s history.
The remaining 23 lineages have not been differentiated from the Unconscious Mind of the Supracosmic Sphere. They will appear in future Ages when humanity will migrate into the Astral and Causal Stages of their spiritual evolution. The first outer ring is the tenth Supracosmic Plane, the Parameshwara Plane (named by Swami Charan Das of the Mudrashram® lineage, who established Path 4 for the coming Astral Age—it is not yet colonized by the Supracosmic Souls of humanity), on which seven Paths have never been awakened. There are two additional unnamed Planes outside of the Parameshwara Plane, Planes 11 and 12—furthest away from the Omkara Plane—on which none of the eight Paths have been awakened.
We hold that it is important to understand the Supracosmic Paths in the study of religion, as most of the major religions of humanity have arisen from these exalted Planes. Some of them have anchored their myths, thought forms, and archetypes on the Plenum of the Subtle, Planetary, Transplanetary, and Cosmic bands of the Great Continuum of Consciousness, where they are encountered as a preliminary introduction to the precepts of a Supracosmic lineage and a preparation for active immersion in that lineage’s Supracosmic Path.
Several Supracosmic lineages are also represented in the Transcendental Sphere, where these paths are recapitulated on the “mirrors of the lower worlds” that exist on the Bridge Path and on T1 through T7. Some Sat Gurus (Masters of Transcendental Sphere Paths) draw upon the teachings of Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim and Sikh Paths as rich analogies to explain the spiritual experiences on their Transcendental Path.
Moreover, humanity owes a great debt to the Supracosmic Paths, as each of the meditation systems that have been disseminated to humanity were spawned upon these Paths. The Gurus of the Supracosmic Spheres discovered Guru Kripa Yoga, Agni Yoga, Raja Yoga, Mantra Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Nada Yoga, Kriya Yoga, Karma Yoga, and Dharma Yoga on these Planes and then taught to their disciples. Through the discourses, books and scriptures of these traditions, we now have a rich legacy of spiritual techniques that all humanity can share.
The ancient sages of the Brahma Rishis (Brahma 1) and the Supracosmic Hierarchy (Orzhmad 3) have been the impetus for the opening and founding of many of the Supracosmic Paths, empowering selected individuals to become their founders. Those who became the founders of Supracosmic Paths did so by opening the Path through the Unconscious mind of the Supracosmic Sphere, anchoring the Light of the Supracosmic Guru, empowering its mantras, and anchoring the thought forms and archetypes that are the content of the Path, from its beginning in the Cosmic Sphere to its origin in the Guru Padam of that Path in the Supracosmic Sphere./pr>
Now that all of the Paths of the Supracosmic Sphere have been explored and identified, the teachers of the Mudrashram® lineage point out each active Guru tradition needs to foster understanding of other Paths and respect for their traditions, spiritual practices, and the rich cultural heritage they have each brought to humanity. There is no higher or lower Path in the Supracosmic Sphere; each of them are parallel paths. There is no “only way” or “only true Path;” each Supracosmic Path is the classroom for those Supracosmic Souls that dwell within them, and the venue where they must work out their embedded karma that is laid out before them.
Those who stand as the Initiates supervising their particular Supracosmic Path realize that the Supreme Guru has given them the sacred responsibility to care for the Supracosmic Souls under the aegis of their dispensation. As they carry out this sacred trust and duty, let them not lose the sight that each Supracosmic lineage performs a similar function for those Supracosmic Souls upon their Path. There is no competition for Souls; their objective is to find and awaken those who dwell on their Path.
Let us also become aware that the dissemination of Path Knowledge and Initiation to all and sundry, without consideration as to whether the Supracosmic Soul dwells on the track of the Supracosmic seed atom, has given rise to multiple cultic sects and groups of religious fanatics. It is incumbent upon those who hold the anointing in the Supracosmic Spheres and those whom they empower to initiate clearly discern who a genuine candidate for initiation based on whether the Supracosmic Soul dwells on their Path or not.
Those paths that have no living Guru or supervising Initiate are at most risk for blindly disseminating their teachings and initiation to those for whom it is not suitable. Those responsible for maintaining and preserving their spiritual tradition should likewise reflect upon these principles and resolve to not give initiation or reveal transformational techniques to those whose Supracosmic Souls do not abide on their Path.
The traditions of the Supracosmic Sphere have given us an invaluable legacy. Let us understand, however, the role that each Supracosmic lineage has been called upon to perform in the spiritual development of humanity. If they will not step beyond the parameters given to them, the Divine Purpose shall be fulfilled. If they go outside these bounds, through negligence, blindness, or ignorance, we reap the whirlwind when millions of unthinking, hypnotized, and blindly devoted “believers,” “zealots,” and “fanatics” are unleashed upon the world.