THE SCIENCE OF THE ANTAHKARANA
ANTAHKARANA 1+5+2+1+8+2+1+9+1+5+1 = 36 = 9.
The word ANTAHKARNA is composed of 11 sounds that produce a [Reduced Alpha Number] value of "9". The symbolism of the two "1's", of the "11" sounds of the word connote in the initiate's mind the Science of the Antahkarana which is fundamentally the Science of the Path itself. The two "1's stand for the ingoing and the outgoing energies that constitute two great stations of energy, the 1st "1", for Power and the 2nd "1", for Love.
The Science of the Antahkarana deals with the entire incoming system of energy, with the processes of usage and transformation and fusion. In the second place it deals with the outgoing energies and their relationship to the environment and is the basis of the science of the force centers. The dual incoming and the outgoing energies are all directed to the illumination of the individual and of humanity as a whole, through the medium of the Hierarchy composed of individuals.
The two "1's" placed one on top of the other indicate the dual expression of the basic duality of manifestation - Life and Form, Spirit and Matter. Placed side-by-side they indicate that personality or form and Monad or Spirit is a related fact.
The two "1's", therefore, stand for the dual nature of the antahkarana that unites the individual "1", with the universal "1". In the system of esoteric numerology number "11", is spoken of as the "number of the initiate".
Let me explain why this is the case. In numerical symbolism, it is (10+1=11) or the Perfect 10 plus "1" that produces the magical number of the initiate. Pictorially, we visualize the single straight line or the vertical "1" as representing the figure of "man standing "erect", with the "Perfect 10". I am here speaking to you in symbols. There is, literally speaking, no up or down or higher and lower, as you know, nor do any of the separative actions as outlined by the occult sciences exist. Yet the truth has to be thus presented owing to the mind consciousness of the disciple.
In the two "1's", therefore we see the symbolism of the "alignment" between a recognized duality, the razor narrow edged path that lies between the opposites - the antahkarana. The rainbow bridge must perforce be used, because there is now no other medium of intercourse between the "initiate and the One Whom he now knows to be himself". He ascends in full consciousness into the sphere of monadic life It is the "11", that is the true symbol of alignment, involving as it does the sense of duality but indicating at the same time the way through "the walls of limitation."
Ultimately we see the "11", as the outstanding symbol of the individual man with his monadic source. The "11", connotes in the initiate's mind the words "I and my Father are one". The Monad , or the "1", is dynamic will or purpose; it is Life, the sustaining force, a "Lord of persevering and ceaseless devotion to the pursuit of a seen and determined objective. The number "11", therefore best stands for the antahkarana itself, and is the symbol of the (the form aspect) and the power (the Spirit aspect) which acts as a great creative agency and bridges across all barriers and separative states of consciousness, thus establishing complete unity. The significance of number "9", the [RAN] value of antahkarana, the "number of initiation", is profound.
The Old Commentary says in this connection, when dealing with the Word of Power for each ray:
"When there is no shadow, for the Sun is clear, and no reflection for the water is no more, then naught remains but the one who stands with eyes directing life and form. The threefold shadow now is one. The three of self exists no more. The higher three descends and all the nine are one. Await the time."
Ever keep firmly in mind; the goal of all the initiatory process is to admit mankind into realization of and identification with the will or purpose of Deity. In the "nine of initiation" we see the transmuting of the nine forces into divine energies.
The symbolism of the [AN] value of antahkarana, the"36", connects in our minds not only the idea that the antahkarana is composed of three cables but, further, that its construction process contains six distinctive or successive stages. The number "36", also contains the idea that the antahkarana is sixfold as each one of its three major cables or strands are dual. These three major threads are in reality six, if the creative thread is differentiated into its component parts. The initiate is fully consciously aware of this stream of energy in its various diversifications and can consciously employ these energies in two ways: interiorly in self-unfoldment, and in the service of the plan for humanity.
The Science of the Antahkarana teaches "3", fundamental truths about the thread:
1. The life thread originates from the monad and is anchored in the heart during incarnation. There is the seat of life.
2. The consciousness thread originates from the soul. It is seated in the head. There is the seat of consciousness.
3. The thread of creative activity is constructed by the human being. It is grounded, when constructed, in the throat.
The threefold thread connects:
a. The monad, the soul and the personality, linking all three major aspects and unifying all seven principles.
b. The triple personality and its environment in the three lower worlds
c. The consciously creative man and the world of ideas.
The three words of the complete phrase connote many various triplicities in the initiate consciousness but chief among them are the threefold thread or "cables" of the rainbow bridge and that the goal of all activity is the complete fusion of the three aspects of the monad: or, monad-soul-personality.
The three monadic centers are distinguished by three different types of energy:
1. Monadic - dynamic energy - electric impulse - pure fire.
2. Egoic - magnetic energy - radiatory impulse - solar fire.
3. Personal - individual energy - rotary impulse - fire by friction.
The "3" symbolizes the three aspects of mind, the "three keys" which permit the initiate to delve into the knowledge, wisdom and reason of the Universal Mind. It stands for the "triple light" of the Spiritual Triad, and indicates that consciousness of the fusion of the three aspects comes through the building and use of three factors:
1.The bridge or antahkarana.
2. between the Spiritual Triad.
3. and the Personality.
In the initiate's mind, the three words refer to the simultaneous preservation of three lines of thought:
1. Awareness of the blended personality and soul.
2. Awareness of the point of focused tension.
3. Awareness of the 1st Ray energy in its will aspect.
The three words also signify that the initiate of higher degree utilizes the potencies of "three worlds" to implement the purpose of Sanat Kumara:
1. The world of meaning.
2. The world of causes.
3. The world of being.
The three words also signify the success of the three stages of the process employed in the "miracle of crossing" via the rainbow bridge or antahkarana:
Finally, the three words assert the fact that the Universal Mind, the higher mind and the lower concrete mind are blended through the projected antahkarana. The significance of the "6" in the "36", is connected with the six steps or methods of building the Antahkarana:
The six steps or methods of building the Antahkarana.
a.The achieving of right orientation Towards the soul Towards the Spiritual Triad.
b.A mental understanding of the work to be done is necessary.
c.A ring-pass-not of consciously gathered energies must be created and held in a state of tension.
d. A period of clear thinking anent this process of Intention must be attempted.
e. Then follows the preservation of a point of tension.
a.The use of the creative imagination or the picture-making faculty.
b.Response to intuitional or buddhic impression.
c.Preoccupation with two energies: The energy held at a point of tension within the previously created ring-pass-not. The active picture-forming energy brought into action by the mind of the builder.
a.The calling in of the will through the method appropriate to the Ray of the disciple, the soul ray.
b.The simultaneous preservation of three lines of thought: Awareness of the blended personality and soul. Awareness of the point of focused tension. Awareness of the Ray energy in its will aspect.
c. The use of one or other of the seven Ray methods of projection, according to the Ray of the disciple.
d.The use of a Word of Power.
4. Invocation and Evocation.
a. The blended soul and personality are now invocative, and their united intention is expressed in the previous three stages.
b.Then a response comes from the Spiritual Triad, which that intention, propelled by an act of will from a point of tension has evoked.
This is brought about by long patient use of the fourprevious processes and followed by a conscious use of the antahkarana.
6. Resurrection and Ascension.
This is the rising up of the consciousness out of soul and personality limitations (from the angle of the Monad) and its passing into that of the Spiritual Triad. [RI513]
COMMENTARY ON THE 7 RAY WORDS THE SEVEN WORDS OF POWER
Ray One - "I assert the fact". Number Value: 1
Ray Two - "I see the greatest light" Number Value: 6
Ray three - "Purpose itself am I" Number Value: 6
Ray Four - "Two merge with One" Number Value: 6
Ray Five - "Three Minds unite" Number Value: 4
Ray Six - "The highest Light controls" Number Value: 2
Ray Seven - "The highest and the lowest meet". Number Value: 1
Carefully note how the 1st and the 7th rays both equal the number value of "1". The remaining five Ray Words have number values which relate them to the feminine 2-4-6 consciousness ray line. Reflect on this. The 1st and 7th ray are masculine polar opposites and represent the two units spirit, the monad, and matter, or the form.