USR-SRI 29th Annual Conference
For more than a decade, esoteric teachers and students have gathered in Mesa Arizona every Spring for the Seven Rays Conference. It's a time to be with "birds of a feather," and gather up the group energy. A time to be with friends and colleagues and get updates to the shaping of the ongoing Evolution of the Electric Universe.
Finding and Expressing the Christ Spirit in Your Astrological Chart
Dear Friends of the Ageless Wisdom and Esoteric Astrology,
We are living through momentous times—decisive for the future welfare of humanity. As disciples of the Great Ones, we naturally aspire to play our part in the upliftment and necessary redemption of humanity. We wish to use all resources at our disposal to help the Christ and His Hierarchy guide the human race towards its full potentials to be expressed during the Aquarian Age.
As those who are deeply interested in astrology (and, especially, in esoteric astrology–the Astrology of the Soul) we know that our astrological chart holds the key to the energy-potentials which we can use, not only individually, to live a more spiritual life but, more importantly, to help the Christ and the Hierarchy turn humanity around and direct it towards a far better future. Thinking beyond the fulfillment of our strictly personal desires, we want to know how we can draw upon our astrological potentials to better engage in the noble process of Preparing the Way for the Reappearance of the Christ, through which will come the redemption of both humanity and our planet.
The Spirit of the Aquarian Christ will imbue the entirety of the New Age—the Age of Aquarius (certainly for the next 2500 years, and significantly during the 25,000 year period of the Greater Age of Aquarius). Astrology will certainly play its part in orienting intelligent men and women of goodwill towards that Spirit and will help them express something of that Spirit in their lives. How does your astrological chart align with that Spirit? What are the astrological factors in your chart which you can emphasize as you train yourself to be a humble co-worker of the Christ and His Hierarchy?
Our coming Pre-Conference Esoteric Astrology Workshop, from Friday, April 17to Sunday, April 19, 2015, will focus exactly on such potentials. Your Rising-sign, if properly expressed, leads you towards ever-fuller soul expression. The planet Neptune is the planet of the Christ—the First Initiator, and the planet of the Heart of the Sun—for there will be no redemption without the expression of great solar love. The planet Jupiter expresses expansive love-wisdom, and a planet significant of universality–the quality of Aquarius. The planet Venus is the planet of the Solar Angels, and intimately related to one’s soul nature. And the planet Uranus is the Great Aquarian Planet—the orthodox ruler of Aquarius and also the highest of the veiled hierarchical rulers of thought sign. By examining these in your chart, your potentials for ever-fuller service of the Great Lord and the Masters can be revealed.
As usual our distinguished international team of esoteric astrologers will be present to help you interpret your astrological chart – in this case an interpretation dealing with your potentials to align yourself with the Spirit of the Aquarian Christ in our concerted effort to work with all members of the New Group of World Servers to Prepare the Way for the Reappearance of the Great Lord.
And, as always, we will have a number of lectures and presentations offered by our astrological team. The variety of these presentations is always interesting in itself, and this year’s series of lectures will be equally distinguished. I, personally, always love to hear what our team members have to say on subjects related to our Workshop Theme and also to our Conference Theme: Living the Spirit of the Aquarian Christ: Prepare the Way.
So, friends, please do join us in Mesa, Arizona, at the Dobson Ranch Inn, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April17 – 19, 2015 (a day earlier than the usual Saturday start of our Astrology Workshop, in order to pave the way for our five day Main Conference). We will all go more deeply in that “greatest and oldest of all the sciences”–astrology–esoteric astrology.
Nothing can be more important than learning to help the Christ and His Hierarchy in the monumental task they will undertake during Aquarian Age. We are now in process of clearing the last vestiges of the habitual Piscean response to crisis—a response which is totally inadequate to the real needs of the present time. What are our astrological resources? How can we really help? How can we apply our astrological (and ray) energies to the process of living in an entirely new way—in alignment with the universalizing Spirit of the Aquarian Christ?
These are the themes that, together, we shall explore in depth, so that you can more deeply understand your role in the Great Spiritual Enterprise which lies before all true disciples of the Great Ones. Prepare the Way!
“Forgetting the things which lie behind, I will strive towards my higher spiritual possibilities. I dedicate myself anew to the service of the Coming One and will do all I can to prepare men’s minds and hearts for that event.I have no other life intention.“
In Light, Love and Power,
Michael (Robbins) for the Board of Directors of the University of the Seven Rays and Seven Ray Institute
From the UNIVERSITY Of The SEVEN RAYS and the SEVEN RAY INSTITUTE
President of the
University of the Seven Rays
As Co-founder and President of the University of the Seven Rays, and Director of the Morya Federation— Schools of Occult Meditation (the Internet expression of the USR), Michael (and his coworkers) has persistently sounded and sustained the note for sponsoring USR/SRI Conference, now in its 29th year.
As a long-standing teacher of the Ageless Wisdom through the study of the Seven Rays, Esoteric Astrology, Cosmology, and Rayology, he has inspired students worldwide, some of whom have gone on to form their own organizations to continue the spread of the Ageless Wisdom. Michael is the author of Tapestry of the Gods (two volumes on Rayology), Infinitization of Selfhood (a philosophical treatise on the nature of Essential Identity) and is currently writing a three-volume treatise on Esoteric Astrology. His completed works are available for purchase and, are also available with a number of works in progress, online and free of charge. Michael’s extensive commentaries on A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, The Rays and the Initiations and Discipleship in the New Age, Vols. I and II, and astrology can be accessed through the Makara Website.
Michael is the co-creator (with Rick Good) of the Personality Identity Profile (PIP II) now offered in a new version over the Internet and used widely for purposes of ray assessment. Michael has composed and authored fifteen musical, ceremonial ritual dramas and astrological Solar Fire Festivals that facilitate the invocation and expression of energies of the twelve Zodiacal Signs for the monthly festivals of the emerging New World Religion. He resides in Helsinki, Finland with his wife, Tuija with whom he collaborates closely in teaching the Ageless Wisdom, and in Phoenix, Arizona where he collaborates musically with Harold Moses. Tuija and Michael direct the Northern Light Mystery School in Finland and present classes in esotericism internationally.
Dr. José Becerra is a certified preventive medicine specialist and researcher. Among his career goals is the synthesis of the orthodox scientific method with the esoteric approach to the quest for truth.
For the last 10 years Dr. Becerra has devoted his esoteric work to the study and practice of Agni Yoga, authoring and publishing several websites in Spanish, including one devoted to the life and work of Vicente Beltrán Anglada and his Second Ray approach to Agni Yoga.
Duane holds 3 US patents on light technology devises that are used for spiritual alignment and ray assessment with color. He has studied traditions as diverse as Hypnosis with Maurice Kershaw in Montreal, Canada, receiving an advanced degree, to yoga with Vishnu Devananda in the mountains of Wal Morin in eastern Canada, to the Self Realization Fellowship in California, being a Kriya yogi for some 40 years.
President of the Boston Theosophical society for two years He also developed a two year Telepathy Program for the USR and coordinated with Glenda Christian their New World Religion program. Duane is presently on the faculty of the Morya University and has a extensive website devoted to different esoteric and mystical themes. http://light-weaver.com/ that receives over 85 thousands visits per month. Duane is presently finishing a symbolic – animated – picture – book on the devas that can be accessed online:
Halina Bak-Hughes is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Seven Ray Institute (SRI) and the University of the Seven Rays (USR), and has served as the annual International Conference and Program Coordinator for the last twelve years. Halina holds a BBA from the University of Wisconsin, an M.S.E. (Masters in Esoteric Philosophy) and a D.D.E. (Doctor of Divinity in Esoteric Philosophy, ABD) from the USR.
Together with her husband, Sheldon Hughes, as co-founders of Capricorn Consulting Group, her inner mission has been awakening and developing the Soul in organizational life by building soul-inspired groups and cultures for humanity and the new world that is rapidly unfolding.
Halina’s current life passion is activating the living powers of the Soul through her healing coaching practice, “Portals into Soul – Living the Ascending Journey”, utilizing her many years of esoteric and secular practices, studies and ‘Ageless Wisdom’ principles which includes: Soul Thoughts as Agents of Transformation, The Living Presence, group work, meditation and visualization, ritual & ceremony, and a deep alliance with the Anima Mundi – the Soul of the World. She is a certified trainer/practictioner in Holodynamics – a quantum, psycho-spiritual unfoldment process integrating Spirit-Soul-Body, and has earned numerous certificates and course completions in complementary fields. Halina created the website: www.SolInvictusUniversalis.com to combine ‘sacred text, music, beauty & art’ as portals into a “living experience of the Sacred” and to educate about the coming world. In 2013, she was guided to initiate and facilitate a meditative group process for “Esoteric Advent” accessing the deeper esoteric currents of Christic traditions in preparation for inclusion in the New World Religion. Esoteric Mystery traditions dovetail with her ongoing work on the activation, unfoldment of, and initiation into the deep creative ‘Mysteries of Universal Consciousness’.
Halina lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains of California (Grass Valley area) together with her husband, Sheldon, and their cat person, Alcyone – Little Lady. Halina can be reached via email.
Sheldon Hughes holds a BA in Religion from Princeton University, an MBA in Organizational Behavior from NYU, and a D.D.E. (Doctor of Divinity in Esoteric Philosophy, ABD) from the USR. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Seven Ray Institute (SRI) and the University of the Seven Rays (USR), and assists in the role of Conference and Program Coordinator.
Professionally, Sheldon has served as an independent leadership and culture development consultant and Executive Coach. As the principal co-founder of Capricorn Consulting Group, for decades he has worked with high profile companies and organizations developing a team and whole system values- based approach to business. His mission has been to assist in the transformation of business and the development of soul inspired groups working for the awakening and betterment of humanity. Sheldon’s current interests include ‘Living the Teachings and Spiritual Livingness’, building Soul-based Cultures, exploring Conscious Capitalism and celebrating the emergence of the many service groups and movements inspired by the Masters of the Wisdom.
He and his wife, Halina, are part of a worldwide community of active conscious servers working largely behind the scenes to support others in applying the wisdom teachings, and values and principles that are the driving forces for the emergence of the new Aquarian culture and civilization.
After living seventeen years in Marin county, California, they now live in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains with their little cat person, Alcyone, aka, Little Lady. Sheldon can be reached via email.
HG Moses is the director of the Institute of Harmonic Science, a 501c3 educational organization in Phoenix, AZ dedicated to the physics and metaphysics of vibration.
He is a member of the Mind-Body Department at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, and a partner in Harmonic Research and Design, LLC – a company which develops devices which utilize Harmonics for health and wellness.
Kathy Newburn began working at Lucis Trust in the late 1970’s and has recently returned. Kathy is also the author of A Planetary Awakening: Reflections on the Teachings of the Tibetan in the Works of Alice A. Bailey.
She lives in New York City.
Olivia Hansen is Founder and President of both the Synthesis Foundation and the Spiritual Life TV Channel. She is a long-time student and teacher of spiritual wisdom. Olivia has been lead sponsor and collaborator on many Dalai Lama events including Kalachakra for World Peace in Washington DC, and the Dalai Lama’s World Peace Talk at the US Capitol in Washington DC, as well as Dalai Lama events in Atlanta, Bloomington, and Louisville, KY. Olivia collaborates with many leaders, teachers and groups of spiritual consciousness to help bring about growth of consciousness to create a more spiritual world. She sponsors conferences that advance awareness and progressive ideas.
Through her Synthesis Foundation, she helps advance Trans-Himalayan wisdom teachings as well as practical wisdom for the awakening public. Olivia’s Spiritual Life TV Channel features engaging videos that offer accessible wisdom teachings from many spiritual traditions. The videos show how a person can live a more spiritual, peaceful and happy life.
Olivia’s new initiative is working with outstanding women from around the world to share women’s wisdom, insights and sacred feminine qualities in “Rising Women, Rising World: Creating a World that Works for Everyone.” This exciting initiative will launch later on this year.
See her TV website: www.SpiritualLifeTVChannel.com
Tuija Robbins, PH.D.E is an international teacher of the Ageless Wisdom and of Esoteric Ritual and Drama. She is the President and Director of the Northern Light Society and Northern Light Mystery School in Finland; a director and faculty member of the Morya Federation of Esoteric Schools of Meditation; a member of the Board of the Directors of the Seven Ray Institute and the University of the Seven Rays. She is co-founder with her husband, Michael Robbins, of the Serapis College of Music, Drama and the Ceremonial Arts. Tuija has also founded the Blue Rose Sisterhood (an occult order for women), the focus of which is to provide understanding of ceremonial work for the growth of spiritual light, offer guidance upon the Path for women and promote practical activity for the helping of children.
Her spiritual background is in theosophy, but her interest covers all religions and mythologies. With twenty-five years of experience in the esoteric field, Tuija has carried spiritual inspiration to people of all ages and abilities. She uses her extensive knowledge and talent in white-magical process, ritual floor-work, choreography, dramatic-coaching and stage direction as she works with workshop participants to help them discover their highest spiritual potential. Her beautiful ceremonies and production have been presented at a number of international gatherings in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and in several countries in Europe.
For over twenty years she has created and conducted monthly full moon and weekly ceremonial services for preparing the Way for the Reappearance of the Christ through group invocation and distribution of the energies of the Spiritual Hierarchy to humanity. Much of her ceremonial work and teaching takes place in the beautiful ‘Temple of Silence’—a geometrically designed, octagonal temple located in her spiritual center in southern Finland. Tuija is focused at this time on the promised possibility that the Deva kingdom and Human Kingdom will achieve increased cooperation in the Aquarian Age and will eventually merge. She is presently writing a book on this subject based on her extensive experience with the Deva Kingdom. For years Tuija has prepared monthly letters on esoteric and mythological astrology and other esoteric subjects for the students in the Northern Light Mystery School. One of her prominent developing interests is the ‘Esoteric Art of Mandala’ as a way of synthesizing occult knowledge and meditative experience to assist individuals and groups to create sacred space ‘from within’.
Eva Marie Simonsen has been a student of Alice Bailey’s work since 1992. Her primary interest is to make the work practical in everyday living. She is the office manager of the Seven Ray Institute. <br>She lives in Cranford, New Jersey with her husband.
Heidi Rose Robbins is a poet, speaker, astrologer and one of the founders of the Hello Love Experiment, a radical, joyous practice about greeting others with love. She regularly offers Radiant Life Retreats in Ojai, California, where she teaches groups of women to live more full, passionate and expressive lives.
She lives in Southern California with her husband, Andrew Heffernan and their two children, Kate and Dylan.
Creator of The Esotericist and founder of Alignment Media, Justin has worked eight years in the video production field, having produced and edited 15 online video presentations applying his storytelling talents to communicat- ing the Ageless Wisdom evocatively with music and artwork. He recently completed 108 video shorts for the inspirational website MandalaMessages. com and co-produced and edited videos for SpiritualLifeTVChannel.com.
In the documentary genre, he has interviewed Tim Boyd, President of the Theosophical Society and Phillip Lindsay a noted esoteric author with whom he is collaborating on a long-form documentary: The Hidden History of Humanity.