Richmond’s Sirius explores the inXuence of this celebrated star through the lens of the Alice Bailey writings, which fundamentally associate Sirius with the process of consciousness expansion called spiritual initiation.
Closely following the hints given in the Bailey writings, Richmond traces the imprint of Sirian inXuence through the secret initiatory societies of ancient Egypt, the mystery schools of classical antiquity, the medieval Templar Order, and Freemasonry to extract the essence of the privileged knowledge associated with this star.
Supporting evidence is drawn from numerous esoteric and occult scholars, including H.P. Blavatsky, Albert Pike, Albert G. Mackey, W. Kirk McNulty, Manly Palmer Hall, Robert K.G. Temple, Jean Doresse, Graham Hancock, Robert Bauval, Adrian Gilbert, Peter Tompkins, John J. Robinson, Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and E.A. Wallis Budge.
Initiation as deRned and elaborated in the Bailey writings takes a center stage, with a detailed explanation of the Third Initiation as a portal to conscious recognition of Sirian inXuence. The text enumerates and explains the entire range of energies and effects said in the Bailey writings to emanate from the star Sirius, demonstrating that this star is: located in the heart center of a great Cosmic Logos; an agent of universal love; the soul of our Solar Logos; the parent of our solar system; the originating source of karmic law; the cause of periodicity; a source of cosmic and other avatars; that which established the mysteries of initiation on our planet; a factor in the rise of the human kingdom; the prototype of the Planetary Hierarchy and its inspiring source; behind the founding of the Masonic Tradition; potent in processes of initiation; and transmitted through various ceremonial rods of power.
Full reference information appears in the text as footnote numbers which are keyed to source information provided at the end of the book. With a glossary, full explanation of terms, characterization of the seven rays, clear description of the esoteric model of the solar system, and numerous diagrams, Sirius by M. Temple Richmond serves well as an entry point in general for the study of the Alice Bailey material.
The text concludes with a consideration of numerous astrological triangles said in the Bailey writings to be connected with inXuence from the star Sirius. Enthusiasts of the esoteric astrology of Alice Bailey will Rnd this reference section particularly useful, both for contemplation and for application to the study of individual astrological charts. Numerous diagrams in this section (and throughout the text) lay out the pattern by which inXuence from sacred stars and the seven rays make their way to impact human consciousness. Complicated concepts are made clear through graphics illustrating the key transmission paths for the energies said to propel spiritual evolution on planet Earth. Esoteric students who have been curious about these connections will Rnd many answers here.
The author has been a student of the Ageless Wisdom since the early 1970s and has presented lectures and workshops throughout the United States on mainstream astrology, the esoteric astrology of Alice Bailey, the star Sirius, astrological cycles, meditation, spiritual path, service, and initiation. Richmond is an hereditary female Mason, a Rosicrucian, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Astrologer M. Temple Richmond’s Sirius offers a fresh look at the spiritual signiRcance and astrological inXuence of this important and widely recognized Rxed star.
Drawing from the literature of the Ageless Wisdom tradition, the text demonstrates that Sirius: * Radiates the qualities of universal love and intuition
* Functions as part of a vast cosmic heart center
* Is linked with universal and cosmic principles, such as the Laws of Karma and Periodicity
* Is the Great Star of Initiation, the origin of Hierarchy, and the home of the Masonic Tradition * Manifests as the Principle of Freedom
* Reveals the distinction between good and evil through divine discriminating conscience
* Enhances the server’s ability to cooperate with Hierarchy and the Plan
* Acts through an intricate system of astrological intermediaries
The text concludes with a meditation on Sirian qualities and a comprehensive glossary of esoteric terms. Astrologers, Masons, Theosophists, and enthusiasts of the Alice Bailey literature will all delight in the revelations to be found in Sirius.