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Chela in the Thread: Science of Contact I – Wisdom vs. Wilber

This post focuses on the Science of Contact related to the Chela on the Thread stage. Though contact is often glamorized as being in connection with some sort of Master, it is actually more about contacting what is known as the Intuitional or Buddhic plane, which is the plane of At-One-Ment.  Here a level of “synthetic understanding” is achieved allowing one to be a agent of loving and effective service in the world.

As a reminder we do not enter the stage of Chela on the Thread until a number of other tasks have been completed. These include: Dispelling GlamoursDeveloping Impersonality; a deep capacity to Cultivate Love; a blending of the Mystic and the Occult, or head and heart approaches to the Divine; Engaging in More Effective Service With a More Humble & Loving Heart; the ability to Discern Between Higher and Lower Psychic Powers; and the achievement of Group Resonance.  The summary of these previous posts related to the stages of Accepted Discipleship and Chela on the Thread are mentioned to help establish a deep sense of humility before we move into further discussion.

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Accepted Discipleship: Dispelling Glamours, Wisdom vs. Wilber

Continuing to examine Stage Three: Accepted Discipleship from the Ageless Wisdom teachings, this post examines more closely the need to “dispel glamours” and how this might relate to certain things taught in the Integral approach by Ken Wilber.

As a reminder I a putting up the list again of the primary tasks I have identified in reading the books by Alice Bailey regarding what needs to be accomplished during her stage of Accepted Discipleship.  I am also reposting the chart I have been putting on these posts related to the Six Stages of Discipleship.  As this is a comparative series between Ageless Wisdom and Integral, I will follow the same process I have been doing in most of my other posts, listing the Ageless Wisdom view and then trying to show the parallels where they can be found in the Integral method first put forward by Ken Wilber.

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Chela in the Light – Wisdom vs. Wilber

We continue with an attempt to understand Stage Two: Chela in the Light, one of the Six Stages of Discipleship found in the Ageless Wisdom teachings and relate it to the Integral model as put forward by Ken Wilber.

Spinning off of the first stage, Little Chelaship (which usually has an intense interest in being a spiritual somebody), we move into the next stage of Chela in the Light that begins to reveal to the person their englamored, myopic, distorted, overly focused on “states” and finding ways to get high, way of being.  In short, they begin to enter the “light” of real spiritual love.  We will now begin to review what Alice Bailey has to say about this stage and how it relates to the stages proposed by Integral and Ken Wilber.  For starters let me once again put in the chart of Terms and then summarize this stage as presented by Alice Bailey.
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Little Chelaship – Wisdom vs. Wilber

In the Ageless Wisdom teachings there are said to be “Six Stages of Discipleship” that represent certain spiritual lessons to be learned along the path. This post attempts to explain the first stage of “Little Chelaship” and compares it to what the Integral teachings by Ken Wilber have to say about spiritual growth and development.

Stage One: Little Chelaship

To begin with “chela” is related to the Hindi word meaning “a disciple of a spiritual teacher.” (Though a search for the meaning of the word on Google brings up an association with “beer” in Spanish!  Well, as we read along there might be something to this lower use of spirits instead of Spirit, so all may fit together here!  Smile!)  Humor aside, let’s now look once again at the chart below.
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Levels – Turquoise and Group 8/9

Continuing to compare the Alice Bailey/Wisdom levels with those of Integral/Wilber. Here we are moving on to Group Nine in the Bailey model and the Turquoise level in Integral.

So far I have been comparing the Integral levels to a small part of the Bailey system starting with her 10 Groups of Human Development. As we go from Bailey’s Group 8 to Group 9 to Group 10, other aspects of psycho-spiritual development (known as the ACLRIF formula, the stages of Integration, and the stages of Initiation) need to be added in and accounted for, which in these brief posts I cannot address without creating greater confusion.  Sticking with the 10 Groups only then, I will attempt to make some correlations between Integral’s Turquoise and the Bailey Groups 8 and 9.
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Levels – Orange and Group 6

As we continue to compare the Alice Bailey/Wisdom levels with those of Integral/Wilber, we move on to Group Six in the Bailey model and the Orange level in Integral.

Group Six and the Orange levels have been around for sometime, most notably as the ruling elite. (Note: I choose the picture for this post not only because you see Wall St. and symbols of the corporate media in the picture, but because it shows those above looking down on those below, giving the “elitist” feel).  The “elitists” can be found at the top of big corporations, banks, in the media, as rulers of countries, and also in the guise of the intelligentsia.
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Levels – Amber/Orange and Group 5

In this post we compare the Alice Bailey/Wisdom levels with those of Integral/Wilber. Here we step into the zone Integral calls Expert, which is a combination of their Amber and Orange and relate it to what Bailey calls Group Five.

In the Bailey teachings Group Five is said to be the largest group in terms of humanity’s consciousness. (Group Four is the next largest and Group Three the third largest), Orange (which is related to Group Six in the Bailey teachings) represents the level the masses are moving into.
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Levels – Amber and Group 4

This post moves on to compare the Alice Bailey/Wisdom levels and those of Integral/Wilber taking us into what Integral calls Amber and compares it with Bailey’s Group Four.

Said to be the largest segment of the world population by both the Alice Bailey teachings and those of the Integral movement, Amber is easily identifiable if you simply spend a short time surfing through hundreds of cable channels.  Understanding where most of humanity is at is very important if we are to help people move forward.
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Levels – Red and Group 3

This post moves on to compare the Alice Bailey/Wisdom levels and those of Integral/Wilber taking us into what Integral calls Red and compares it with Bailey’s Group Three.

As a reminder in Esoteric Psychology II, pp. 203 – 207, 10 groups of evolving humanity are presented. Now, I will draw parallels between the third level in Integral known as Red and Group Three talked about in the Alice Bailey model. Note: these parallels will be very brief.

Again let’s look at the Integral Map to orient ourselves.
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