June 26, 2012 in Spirituality
After being introduced to the philosophy of the Seven Cosmic Rays, I decided to learn more. I especially wanted to know if there was something to the idea that societal conflicts come from the Rays’ influence.
According to Margo Kirtikar, PhD, who has spent more than twenty years studying this material, each ray has a certain area of influence.
- 1st Ray – power, will, and purpose
- 2nd Ray – love and wisdom
- 3rd Ray – creative intelligence and adaptability
- 4th Ray – creating harmony out of conflict
- 5th Ray – concrete science and knowledge
- 6th Ray – abstract idealism and devotion to religious beliefs
- 7th Ray – ceremonial order, magic, and rituals
Margo says our world is experiencing greater conflict now as we move from the 6th Ray of domineering religious and moral beliefs enforced by war to the 7th Ray of ceremonial order, magic, and rituals that comes with peace.
This doesn’t mean the other Rays are not active. If I understand correctly, an individual needs all of them to be complete.
It means that, at certain times in history, some Rays are more prevalent than others.
Dr. Merlinda Pillsbury Arnold believes the Rays manifest especially strongly when humanity is transitioning between epochs. She currently senses all of them and, like Margo, she thinks the 7th Ray is becoming dominant in our society as “humanity moves into a new epoch.”
The more I learned about the Seven Cosmic Rays, the more I saw a pattern.
I felt a sense of familiarity with the material as I listened to Margo’s June 19 program, I wondered if the Seven Cosmic Rays somehow coincided with other common groups of seven. Were the Rays related to the seven chakras, seven continents, seven colors of the rainbow, and seven spiritual gifts?
The Wikipedia entry for “Seven rays” had the answer. It included two charts that showed how the Rays are connected to colors, locations, chakras, and Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Another thorough article described the Rays in great detail from several points of view and concluded with twenty additional “higher rays.”
I began to see why Dr. Arnold and Dr. Kirtikar relate to the material. The Rays provide a simple framework for explaining spiritual, mental, and psychological concepts that are often complex.
In addition, I began to understand why they say the Rays are tied to our current societal transition. The 7th Ray is often associated with completion and many spiritual teachers believe we are completing this part of our journey here on Earth.
Of course, these are speculative statements based on personal theories, ancient writings, and observations within an individual’s micro-society. One could just as easily say we are moving from the Age of Pisces into the Age of Aquarius because our Universe is moving to a different place in the cosmos.
Only time will tell us whether this new location will impact society as a whole and whether the 7th Ray really will usher in peace.
Even though the esoteric theories are difficult to prove, Dr. Kirtikar believes this philosophy is the new direction for psychology. She claims modern science has reached a cul-de-sac in its treatment. For example, more and more doctors are writing that the idea of chemical imbalances is a myth. Therefore, psychology must look somewhere else for answers.
Margo believes the Seven Cosmic Rays offers the most complete solution.
She may be right.
I’ll have that conversation with her on next Tuesday’s radio show when we look at how this material may be used to help individuals with their personal lives and relationships.
I’ll ask lots of questions because this is new material for me. If you have questions about this topic, feel free to use this link to email them to me and I’ll include them during our discussion that airs next Tuesday at 2 PM Eastern Time on A 2 Zen Radio.