This post completes the review of the Emotional Plane by taking a more in-depth look at kama-manas. The post also provides comparisons with Piaget’s system of Cognitive Development, Integral, and Theosophical models.
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.
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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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