Ray 3
Active Intelligence

Transmitted through Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn
Transfigured through the Moon, Venus, Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus

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Ray Three. The Energy of Active Intelligence.

This is the will of conditioned purpose. The factors which are working out through its medium are the forceful carrying forward of the recognised plan with a goal intelligently conceived and an active incentive which carries the process intelligently forward on the strength of its own momentum. Again I would remind you that I am dealing not with human consciousness but with the sum total of that undertaking which makes matter subservient to and adaptable to the basic idea in the mind of God. And no human being is as yet able to conceive of that idea. No one knows what is the will of God or what is the nature of His intelligent purpose. It is the Will to evolution. Today, as regards humanity, its highest expression is education, or progressive development through experience.
     - Esoteric Astrology, p. 597



Ray Three - Vices and Virtues

Force manipulation through selfish desire.
Intelligent use of force with wrong motive.
Intense material and mental activity.
The realisation of energy as an end in itself.
Longing for glory, beauty and for material objectives.
Submergence in illusion, glamour, and maya,

leading to

The manipulation of energy in order to reveal beauty and truth.
The use of forces intelligently for the furtherance of the Plan.
Ordered rhythmic activity in cooperation with the Whole.
Desire for right revelation of divinity and light.
Adherence to right action.
The revelation of glory and good will.

      - Esoteric Psychology II, p. 40



Glamours of Ray 3

The glamour of being busy.
The glamour of cooperation with the Plan in an individual and not a group way.
The glamour of active scheming.
The glamour of creative work without true motive.
The glamour of good intentions, which are basically selfish.
The glamour of "the spider at the centre."
The glamour of "God in the machine."
The glamour of devious and continuous manipulation.
The glamour of self-importance, from the standpoint of knowing, of efficiency.

      - Glamour: A World Problem, p. 121



Ray Methods of Activity

These are 21 in number, making in their synthesis the 22 methods which are the expression of the Great Law of Attraction.

III. The Ray of Activity or Adaptability
       a. Vitalising of forms through group work (7)
       b. Stimulation of forms, the etheric or pranic principle (8)
       c. Material impulse, or energy (9)



Ray Methods of Teaching Truth

Higher expression Means of communication or interaction.
       The radio, telephone, telegraph and the power to travel.
Lower expression The use and spread of money and gold.




Divine principle Universal mind

Sense  Sight

Discipleship & the Ray  Adaptation, Development, Evolution, the Magician

Planet  Saturn

Day  Saturday

Exoteric color  Black

Esoteric color  Green

Human principle  Lower mind

Divine principle  Universal mind

Element  Fire. "Fire by friction"

Instrument of sensation  Nervous system. "It is known."

Bodily location  Centres up spine

Plane governed  The atmic, or plane of spiritual will

Center  Throat center

Kingdoms  Animal, Planetary Lives

       China (personality) "I indicate the Way." (soul ray: 1)

       France (personality) "I release the light." (soul ray: 5)

Esoterically, this principle of creative mind is seen as seated in the throat.

             - Esoteric Psychology I, p. 411–430



Culled from
The collected writings of Alice A. Bailey, as noted above
© Lucis Publishing Co., 120 Wall St., 24th Floor, New York, NY 10005


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