Serapis Bey: Teton Conference Address, 6-30-1954,
dictated to G. I.

All right! Now I will tell you the story of Luxor & give you something pleasurable. I have a sweet side too, you know. Yes, I work with the Seraphic host. My nature, believe it or not, is love.

We give notice to those who are ready to enter temple one. As they enter temple one they give up their names, position, title, the substance of this world. they become just a brother or a sister, wear the simple linen garments, rise & fall on their own light. They are given an inner name & they remain within that temple until they have made the surrender to God & become willing to fulfill their reason for being. That is what we are determined to find within your consciousness in this class. If we find it within a dozen of you we feel we have done well. Those who do make it, those who are willing to become the nameless ones, those willing to wear the coarse linen garment & the sandals are then ready for the second temple.

In the second temple everyone is happy, it is the temple of beloved Kuthumi & the educators. The good in the Causal Body has been studied & there is the action of the law which is familiar to a goodly number of you. So from the Causal Body & from the heart the chela determines wherein is his greatest possible service to the community & to mankind. He determines to become a great singer, a great artist, an inventor, a teacher, a healer, a priest & so on.

He is then assigned to a temple where he can develop greater & greater efficacy according to the field of endeavor which he has chosen & he devotes so many hours a day to impersonal service. Together the master & group of chelas, using the knowledge they have received, direct that knowledge into the mental & feeling world of mankind where it is picked up by the sensitive consciousness of the people in the outer channels of world service who still are constructive in intent.

Then comes temple three. It was at temple three that Blavatsky left, it is at temple three that almost all of our friends leave. It is the temple where you are required to live with six other lifestreams who have within them the particular nature, characteristics & general qualities that irk you. You must live & pray with them. You must live & learn the law which St. Germain gave you not so long ago, that persons resist persons, places, conditins & things because they have not mastered themselves. Here the fires of rebellion & resentment & all the various many self-justifications burn the soul to ash. After you have adjusted yourself to these six individuals you are moved to another group with another six unless of course you are among the few who do not need this, & there have been a few, there have been those who could not be moved by external radiation. Those who pass from the third temple to mastery come before me for the first time since entering my retreat. Many many have left by the open door!

In temple four comes the wonderful experience which some of you have had for a moment, the unification with Christ. it is an initiation in which I myself AM the presiding master. Those who have learned to live with their fellowman then have earned the right to live with God & to see the Presence face to face! Here the veil is rent! The Holy Christ Self is revealed & the anchorage which you will enjoy established.

Those who pass that experience come to temple five, the temple of consecration. This is another happy experience & those here do not know anything of a discordant nature. They take off the linen garments, the sandals & they are consciously vested under Hilarion's radiation with the garments of the priest, the jewels of authority, scepters of power, secret words of invocation. That exquisite ceremony is performed where each one walks up the steps of the temple & presides for the first time in drawing the visible sacred fire directly from the universal in any one of the seven temples according to the ray to which the lifestream belongs. Many remain here & go no further.

Those who choose to enter the sixth temple again pass thru that tremendous renunciation. They are the missionaries under Archangel Uriel & beloved Jesus. The beautiful vestments, velvets & silks are folded away. The jewels of power & crowns from their heads are removed for the begging bowl & garment of the mendicant. The chela takes the vow of silence & leaves Luxor to perform a specific service of world benefit thru radiation.

The Master Jesus in that small boy's body passed thru the initiation, thru the consecration of the priesthood. Can you imagine that? Only his own light & I alone knew who he was, neither his teacher nor the great tall men & women who were the aspirants in his hour knew him as that little babe, no more than five with great enormous eyes wearing a little white toga that his mother had woven for him, stood with those initiates. When that child walked up those steps & the vestments cut to size were placed upon him there wasn't a dry eye among them. Even his mother was not there; we can relinquish no part of our discipline for persons. She & Joseph sat under a fig tree outside the gate, & don't think that Mary didn't pray not only at the hour of coronation but in times between.

The Master Jesus did not complete the sixth & seventh initiations within Luxor at that time. Many of the aspirants who go out so hopefully from the heart of the retreat do not return. Some are killed, some have been stoned, some are martyrs, some are absorbed by the world, some are discouraged by the disinterest of the world. A few do return & those few are the candidates for the Ascension who dwell in sphere seven & who thru radiation become fountains of nourishment & mercy to the earth sphere until the hour their complete victory is attained. SERAPIS