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Accepted Discipleship: Mystic/Occultist – Wisdom vs. Wilber

Moving on with our exploration of Stage Three: Accepted Discipleship from the Ageless Wisdom teachings, this post examines how we are told to blend the mystic with the occultist (heart and head), and explores how this might relate to certain things taught in the Integral approach by Ken Wilber.

The phrases mystic and occultist are not found in our modern day popular vocabulary much. If they are mentioned, they are often relegated to some sort of weird or distorted way of being, and in the case of the word occultist, this word may even be associated with something demonic. These constitute major distortions in understanding. Before we can begin any kind of comparison, and how we are supposed to blend the two, we need to better comprehend what we mean by these terms.

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Accepted Discipleship: Love – Wisdom vs. Buddhism

In the stage of Accepted Discipleship we must learn to love in an impersonal, spontaneous and truly heartfelt way. But, how do we get there? This post offers insights of how to do this using the book How to Expand Love by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

If we are to become Accepted Disciples and really learn to love, then we need an effective approach in how to do this. In my many studies on this, there is one book that stands out, which is explained more in this post.  Again, it is called How to Expand Love by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. On the surface, this book seems simple. In practice, it is not so easy.  Yet, if we are to move from “Little Chelaship” where love is idealistic, but lacks the intelligent know-how, or “Chela in the Light” with the tendency towards criticism and approaching love as an effort to love and not spontaneous wise loving, then we need to put into place these principles.  Of course in this post, I can only briefly outline them.  They are much better explained in the book.
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Accepted Discipleship: Impersonality & Love – Wisdom vs. Wilber

In this post I speak more about the main lessons that must be learned in Alice Bailey’s Accepted Discipleship stage, speaking mainly about Impersonality and Love. I then compare these aspects of the Accepted Discipleship stage with the Integral model by Ken Wilber, showing how these aspects mainly fit in with their Turquoise and Indigo levels.

In the Alice Bailey model as we shift into Accepted Discipleship we move increasingly into the Sacrifice petals, especially what is known as the Sacrifice/Love petals. Here we are no longer concerned with just knowledge, we are concerned with love. As we learn what love really is, and learn how to come from a real place of love, sacrifice is the natural result. Our sacrifices happen in a joyful way for the benefit of greater and greater wholes beyond ourselves.

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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 – Indigo and Group 9/10

The final post doing a brief comparison of the Alice Bailey/Wisdom levels with those of Integral/Wilber.

1/4/2020 UPDATE. According to the stats on my site, this is a popular and well visited post. However, this post is now very old. (Written four years ago). My thoughts have evolved substantially along these lines and the charts I have put together here have been updated many times. If you want to know where I really stand on all of this please click on the tab above that says Becoming Soul and get more familiar with what has evolved since then. I will say briefly that Integral’s Indigo now connects to Bailey’s Group 7  Her groups 8, 9, 10 go well beyond what Integral says about Indigo. Want to learn more about the correlations between Integral and Bailey’s model? Check out my book The Spiritual Human. 

Have comments, questions, suggestions?  They will be posted so long as they are civil and expand the discussion.

Namaste,

Lisa

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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 – Green and Group 7

Continuing to compare the Alice Bailey/Wisdom levels with those of Integral/Wilber, we move on to Group Seven in the Bailey model and the Green level in Integral.

Group Seven and the Green levels are often associated with the Hippie type of person. The picture I choose here is meant to symbolize the idealism of this group as they shift into spiritual levels, along with the impracticality, naivete, and kind of fake and pretentious way they approach spiritual practice.
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