A nonfiction scholarly study, Sirius by M. Temple Richmond has become an esoteric classic among students of Alice Bailey, Theosophy, esoteric astrology, fixed stars, and Freemasonry since its first publication in the late 1990s.
Richmond’s Sirius explores the influence of this celebrated star through the lens of the Alice Bailey’s esoteric teachings – a writer who left behind a repository of spiritual teachings that associate Sirius with the process of consciousness expansion through initiation.
In her book Richmond traces the deep imprint of Sirian influence as it has played through the many secret initiatory societies of ancient Egypt through to the mystery schools of classical antiquity, the Knights Templar, Freemasonry and beyond.
Supporting evidence for this work 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.
The Initiationary Process
Initiation as defined and elaborated in the Bailey writings takes center stage here with a detailed explanation of the Third Initiation as a portal to conscious recognition of Sirian influence. 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 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.
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.
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