Reflections on Higher Spiritual Forms

By George A. Boyd © 2017

For Swami Shyamendra and Jonathan
[This is our first post generated from your Facebook questions]

Q: Could you give more information about yogis and Masters in their astral forms in Mount Shasta, the Himalayas, and other power spots of the world?

A: In addition to the physical forms of advanced Initiates that can be experienced with the physical senses, most spiritual teachers also manifest higher etheric and astral forms through which they are able to minister the Light of their lineage to those who are in attunement with them—their disciples and the aspirants who have begun work with their tradition.

Mirrors of Spiritual Development

One of the places you can view these higher forms is on the so-called “etheric grid” on the Planes of Etheria, which is the highest Subplane of the Biophysical Universe in the Planetary Realm. On this level, you appear in a spiritual form that resembles a pilgrim. As you evolve spiritually, you move along the winding path of this grid.

Picture of “Guru Rahman” in his spiritual pilgrim form
© Maha Genii Turriziani

We can mark certain places on this etheric grid as corresponding to certain Initiations that the Soul is undergoing. [So if your pilgrim form shows up in this location, it suggests your Soul is journeying through one of the Planetary or higher octave Initiations.] For example:

  • Mount Shasta is associated with development in the Psychic Realm.
  • Mt. Olympus in Greece is associated with development on the Wisdom Plane.
  • Jerusalem, shared by Israel and Palestine, is associated with the First Mesoteric Initiation.
  • Northeast India is associated with Third Planetary Initiation.
  • Tibet is associated with the Fourth Planetary Initiation.
  • The Masters of the Planetary Hierarchy appear in Shambala, which is associated with the eastern Gobi Desert in Mongolia.
  • Yogi Preceptors inhabit a celestial heaven world beyond Shambala.
  • Supracosmic Gurus appear in their glorified forms on the etheric representation of the spiritualized Himalaya Mountains, which appear beyond the celestial heaven worlds corresponding to the Cosmic Realm of spiritual development.

So this is a mirror of your spiritual development on the Planes of Etheria. We can find other mirrors of development in the highest Plane of the Subtle Realm, which call the Subtle Illumined Mind; or the Ancient Wisdom Subplane of the Third Planetary Initiation, for example.

Reflected Forms of the Masters

In addition to looking for the mirrors of the spiritual development of advanced yogis and spiritual Masters, you can also find these higher forms through meditation on the platforms of Mastery on the Higher Planes.

These platforms of Mastery include:

  1. The Planetary Hierarchy
  2. The nine lineages of the Yogi Preceptors of the First Cosmic Initiation
  3. The Light Master of the Second Cosmic Initiation
  4. The Cosmic Masters of the Cosmic Hierarchy
  5. The Supracosmic Gurus upon each one of the 64 active Supracosmic Paths
  6. The Sat Gurus upon each of the eight Transcendental Paths

When you meditate upon where the spiritual essence of these Masters dwell—their ensouling entity [See the tab on “The Possibilities of Ensoulment”] or nucleus of identity—in one of these platforms of Mastery, you can then trace their many reflections on each Plane of Light.

So, were you to meditate upon Jesus in the Planetary Hierarchy, you would find that He is reflected through His forms on each Plane below. If you follow the thread upward, you could find His forms of Mastery in the Cosmic, Supracosmic, and Transcendental Spheres.

Before you get too excited here, just like you don’t send email to someone who has not solicited your contact, you are not invited to start meditating on Masters without having them invite you. If you try to do this, you will be held in abeyance by the force field around them, and you will not be able to get in.

When you have been working with a Master, devotedly and one-pointedly for many years, he or she may take you into his or her confidence and reveal his or her inner forms to you, and let you call upon him or her in one of these forms. This permission to call upon spiritual Masters and invoke their Light through one of these forms is called the stage of “disciple upon the thread.”

This is a much deeper stage than simply invoking spiritual Masters through prayer and supplication, which in common in religious organizations. There is a response to your evocation, but this does not make you their disciple, and does not qualify you for deeper communion with them. Those who seek to have deeper communion with any Master that they love need to spiritually evolve to the stage where you can have direct communion with them.

For example, my first spiritual teacher, Maha Genii Turriziani ascended into the Cosmic Hierarchy and was anointed to become a Cosmic Master. At this stage, he had direct communion with Jesus and other Great Masters that dwell in those sublime spiritual heights.

Just My Imagination… Running Away with Me?

Before you actually reach the levels where these Masters dwell in their spiritual essence, your imagination can play many tricks on you and make up all kinds of wild stories—like, that Jesus went to India, that he was married to Mary Magdalene, that he visited a Buddhist monastery, or that he lives in Rome, Italy—but how do you verify any of this? Until you know the Master directly and he tells and shows you, how do you know any of this is true?

Those who have developed inner sight and hearing can behold these reflected forms on the Planes that mirror spiritual development. The forms that express a Master’s spiritual development can likewise be contemplated by those that have the permission to do so.

The Masters minister periodically to humanity through the Divine Light and directed thought: those who developed the requisite sensitivity to tap into their thought streams are uplifted, ennobled, and purified—and some may be actively Translated and granted accelerated spiritual unfoldment (Initiation) through the Grace of their supervising Initiate.