Transmission: A Meditation for the New Age

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The next step in today's 'spiritual revolution' is putting the gains of personal development to work for the world, says Benjamin Creme, author/editor of 12 books on practical spirituality and life ahead in the new millennium. In a new, expanded 5th edition of his book, Transmission: A Meditation for the New Age, Creme explains that the time is past to focus on one's own spiritual progress without engaging in some form of service. Transmission Meditation, he says, is the simplest way to do both--at the same time....
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The next step in today's 'spiritual revolution' is putting the gains of personal development to work for the world, says Benjamin Creme, author/editor of 12 books on practical spirituality and life ahead in the new millennium. In a new, expanded 5th edition of his book, Transmission: A Meditation for the New Age, Creme explains that the time is past to focus on one's own spiritual progress without engaging in some form of service. Transmission Meditation, he says, is the simplest way to do both--at the same time. Transmission Meditation is a group service activity which 'steps down' the great spiritual energies that continually stream into our planet, focused by the Masters of Wisdom--our 'Elder Brothers'. This process, which makes the energies more useful to humanity, is like that of electrical transformers, stepping down the power between generators and ordinary outlets. These transformed spiritual energies, Creme explains, are gradually uplifting all life forms and changing our world for the better."What is unique about this work," says Creme, "is its simplicity. It is a perfect vehicle for the aspirations of very busy people. It is safe, highly scientific, non-denominational, free of any charge, and unbelievably potent. It is a service in which we can involve ourselves for the rest of our lives and know that we are helping in the great transformation to a more just and compassionate world. At the same time I know of no other form of service which makes for such far reaching and fast spiritual growth." The preface includes Creme's extraordinary account of his 40-year collaboration with a Master of Wisdom, and how it led to his primary work of preparing the way for Maitreya, World Teacher for the coming age.
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"This is a handbook of Transmission Meditation, with most of the book taken up with questions and answers, the most useful format in these times of involved new age terminologies and beliefs. Creme, now nearly 80 years old, received his first spiritual communication some forty years ago. He lectures widely across the world, participates in TV and radio interviews--and he's definitely an electric presence.

Is there a correct way to sound the Great Invocation? 'It is so powerful a mantram and so broad in its margin of error that it can be said perfectly, semi-perfectly or very inadequately and it will still invoke the energies.' What is the tingling in the top of my head? '99 times out of 100 it's the energy from your own soul.' Is Transmission Meditation more potent than other forms? 'Yes. In Transmission, the meditation takes place from the soul level, but it is under the control of the Masters, not of the group.' What's the difference between imagination and true inner knowing? 'Most people are focused on the astral plane. Their knowing is emotional and astral. That is imagination. Intuition is straight knowledge: knowing because you know. It comes from the Buddhic level, and it is always right.' Very easy to understand bits of knowledge, given by a wise man with the infinite patience of the true spiritual teacher."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789071484353
  • Publisher: Share International Foundation
  • Publication date: 6/1/2006
  • Edition description: SHARE INTERNATIONAL USA
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 55.00 (w) x 80.00 (h) x 5.00 (d)

First Chapter

INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS TRANSMISSION MEDITATION? TRANSMISSION MEDITATION is a form of meditation which is also a transmission of energy. We would not be human beings if we did not knowingly or unknowingly act as transmitters of energy. If the human kingdom were for some reason or other removed from this planet, all the lower kingdoms--animal, vegetable and even mineral--would eventually die. They would no longer receive their quota of energy from the sun at a potency which they could absorb. This is because the human kingdom (as do all kingdoms) transmits energy, albeit in a unique fashion. Whether we know it or not (and in the future we shall know it and act consciously as such), we are transmitters, a clearinghouse for energies received from the kingdoms above us. These energies are transformed by passing through us to the lower kingdoms. Each kingdom evolves as a result of the stimulus from the kingdom immediately above it. The physical form comes from below and the spiritual stimulus towards evolution from above. The vegetable kingdom grew out of the mineral kingdom, the first kingdom to be laid down and the most inert. Out of the vegetable kingdom has grown the animal kingdom; from the animal, the human kingdom (we owe our physical bodies to the animal kingdom). Out of the human kingdom, whether humanity knows it or not, has grown and is growing the Spiritual Kingdom, the Kingdom of Souls, or, in Christian terminology, the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God, the Spiritual Kingdom, is not some blessed state which has to come down from heaven when humanity is good enough, developed enough, to receive it. It is something which, unknown to most of us, has always existed behind the scenes of our life. It is made up of the Masters and Initiates of the Wisdom, of that group of men and women who have gone ahead of us, evolved before us, and, in the case of the Masters, have come to the end of the evolutionary experience on this planet. The Masters serve the plan of evolution of the human and subhuman kingdoms. They are the Custodians of all the energies entering the planet. Powerful cosmic energies impinge upon this planet from everywhere in space. We know nothing about them and can do nothing with them since we do not have that science, but the Masters work with these energies, scientifically balancing them and sending them into the world to help humanity evolve. The Masters are the key figures in this process, working from behind the scenes through men and women, the initiates, the disciples and aspirants in the world. Humanity evolves through the correct absorption of the spiritual energies from the Kingdom of Souls. All change, on both an individual and a worldwide scale, is the result of our response to great spiritual forces. We do not see these energies for the most part, but nevertheless they are there. They work through us, and as we respond - by changing and creating new structures, making personal, communal, international decisions--we are responding to these energies. The energies are of very many different kinds and qualities, and therefore have different names. One is called Will; another is Love. We think of 'love' as the kind of emotion that people feel between each other. Of course emotion has something to do with Love, but at a lower level of the great cosmic energy. Love, which the Masters send into the world in its pure form, is the cohesive, magnetic force binding the atoms of matter and the units of humanity together. The evolutionary aim is that we shall be bound together by the energy of Love and demonstrate it in our lives. Unfortunately, humanity as a whole does not do this as yet, but in the coming Age of Aquarius we shall manifest the quality of Love just as powerfully and clearly and correctly as today we demonstrate the energy which we call Knowledge. Our science and technology are the direct result of our ability today to manifest the energy of Knowledge. Two thousand years ago we could not do so. The Christ came in Palestine to show us Love, to show us that the nature of divinity is Love, and He demonstrated perfect Love in a human being for the first time. In 2,000 years we still have not manifested that quality which He released into the world. Of course, many men and women have individually realized within themselves the quality of Love and have become disciples, initiates, and in some cases Masters of Wisdom. Through the demonstration of the Love of God, They have reached the relative perfection which the Masters know, a perfection that one day will be our own destiny to manifest. The promise of this coming Age of Aquarius is that, for the first time in recorded human history, humanity will become One and will demonstrate the Love of which unity is the expression. It will reflect on the physical plane the inner oneness of man - the fact that as souls we are One. There is no such thing as a separate soul. We are individualized parts of one great Oversoul which is perfect, and which is a reflection of what we call God, of that Reality in which we "live and move and have our being"--the Logos of the planet. The true purpose of the soul in incarnation is to carry out the Will and the Plan of the Logos of the planet. It is a sacrifice for the soul, a perfected spiritual being in its own right--our true Higher Self--to express itself on the dense-physical plane through the apparatus of the physical, emotional and mental bodies, integrated by this personality whom we take to be ourselves. Every single one of us is divine. However, it is extremely difficult to manifest that divinity in its perfection, exactly as it is, at this level, because that divinity has immersed itself in matter. When the soul incarnates, it takes a vehicle composed of material energy which inhibits the reflection of the divine Purpose (Will, Love, Intelligence) of the soul, because the energy of matter is inert and unrefined. The purpose of coming into incarnation again and again, thousands upon thousands of times through the evolutionary journey, is gradually to spiritualize the matter of the planet. This is what we are really engaged in doing, and initially we do it through spiritualizing the matter of our own bodies. All the Masters are living in perfected bodies (resurrected bodies, in the Biblical sense of resurrection) which are literally light, although they are solid and physical like yours and mine. Gradually, through the incarnational process, the soul brings to each body more and more subatomic matter which is literally light. And as this occurs, we also demonstrate, gradually, the nature of the soul. We become ensouled. Towards the end phase of our evolutionary journey our soul brings us into meditation. In the first life in which this occurs, it may be fleeting, but some contact with meditation is made. In the next life much more is made, until after several lifetimes, meditation becomes a natural activity of the individual in incarnation. This eventually makes the journey inward to the soul automatic. The purpose of our evolutionary existence, then, is to manifest the soul's qualities on the physical plane, and so to spiritualize matter. Meditation provides a more-or-less scientific means, depending on the meditation, of contacting the soul and gradually becoming at one with the soul, so that it can manifest clearly and potently on the physical plane. When we see such individuals, we perceive them as radiating meaning and purpose--for example, exceptionally creative artists, scientists, politicians or educators. Such persons are quite obviously governed by a force altogether different from the norm. It is the energy of the soul which is pouring through them, making them the creative beings who enrich our culture and civilization. Transmission Meditation is the simplest method I know to accomplish this soul contact. Many meditations require that the individual master a powerful concentrated mental activity, which is more than most people can do. What people call meditation is often not meditation but simply concentration or even just reverie. There are five stages of meditation, each one leading gradually into the next: concentration, meditation, contemplation, illumination, and inspiration. Transmission Meditation can enhance all of these. Since the declaration by the Christ in 1945 that He would reappear at the earliest possible moment, there is as never before an enormous potency of energy at the disposal of the Masters. When He made that decision, He became the channel for colossal cosmic and extra-systemic spiritual forces. These need to be 'stepped down', or they simply bounce off the bulk of humanity. By the work of Transmission Meditation groups, however, these forces become transformed and readily available and accessible. In a Transmission group, you simply let yourself be an instrument, while the energy is put through your chakras by the Masters. You act as a positive, poised, mental channel through which the energy is sent in a highly scientific manner. It is directed by Them, by Their thought, to where it is most useful and most needed. They are always looking for those who can consciously act as transmitters of Their energy in this way. To form a Transmission Meditation group, all you need is the intention and desire to serve, and two other people who agree to transmit with you. Of course, the more people the better, but three in itself is a group. The meditation used is simple, but it is the most dynamic I know. It requires no extraordinary expertise. It is a simple aligning meditation - the alignment of the physical brain and the soul by the act of holding the attention at the ajna centre between the eyebrows. You might say: "That's all very well to say, 'Sit down and meditate,' but how do we get hold of these energies which we've got to transmit?" Humanity has been given an extraordinarily potent tool whereby the energy of the Masters can be invoked at will. It is called the Great Invocation. The Christ Himself used it for the first time in June 1945, when He announced to His Brothers, the Masters of Wisdom, that He was ready to return to the world at the earliest possible moment, as soon as humanity took the first steps towards sharing and co-operation for the general good. It was translated by the Masters and released to the world by the Tibetan Master Djwhal Khul through His amanuensis Alice A. Bailey. The Great Invocation is a very potent prayer. By its use, any group of transmitters can invoke the energies of the Christ and the Masters, and, acting as instruments, allow these energies to pass through their chakras in a simple, pleasant and scientific manner. The important thing is regularity. What is required is for the group to meet regularly, at least once a week, always at the same time. In this way the Masters can depend on a group of individuals being physically present at that time. By the use of the Great Invocation, the group aligns itself with Hierarchy, and the Masters transmit the energies through the group to the world. This process of Transmission will go on into the New Age and beyond, for as long as humanity exists. The Masters transmit energy all the time. They are the Custodians of the destiny of this planet. You are safe in the hands of the Masters of Wisdom. A huge network of light is being created by the Christ on the soul plane and it is growing all the time. Each Transmission group is linked into this network and a tremendous spiritual power radiates along it throughout the world. YOGA OF THE NEW AGE
Transmission Meditation is really a combination of two yogas: Karma Yoga, the yoga of service, and Laya Yoga, the yoga of the chakras, the energies. This is the true yoga of the coming age. By taking part in Transmission Meditation, your evolution is propelled forward at an extraordinary rate, because of the potency of the spiritual energies sent through the chakras. The energies galvanize and activate the chakras as they pass through them. The Masters register the point in evolution of any individual by looking at the state of the chakras. To take part in Transmission Meditation, you only have to hold your attention at the ajna centre. In practice you will find that the attention will not stay there. It will keep dropping to its usual level somewhere around the solar plexus. As soon as the attention drops and you become aware of that, you have to bring it back to the ajna centre. This is done by thinking, inwardly, the mantram OM. As soon as you think OM, you find that your attention automatically comes back to the ajna centre. While your attention is held at the ajna centre, a connection, or alignment, is formed between the physical brain and the soul. The energies do not come from your soul. They come from the Masters, from the Kingdom of Souls. But they proceed from the soul level. While the alignment between the physical brain and the soul is kept, you are in the Transmission. As soon as your attention drops from the ajna centre, you are no longer taking part. As you think OM, the attention rises again, you are aligned. The process is one of being aligned, for a moment not aligned, and then, once again, aligned, back and forth. The easiest way to do Transmission Meditation is to join an existing group. If there is no group in your area within a reasonable distance, you can form your own group by joining with two other people. More people are more useful, but a basic group of three is a practical working group. If you have one group of three people, you have one triangle. The energy is triangulated, which potentizes it. If you have one more person, you have four triangles, which potentizes it more. If you have one more person, five, you have ten triangles - and so on, in arithmetical progression. The more people, the more triangles, the more powerful is the group. It is so powerful that in one year of correct, sustained Transmission Meditation you can make the same kind of advance as in 10, 15, or even 20 years of ordinary meditation. But the true, fundamental purpose of Transmission Meditation is service to the world. The world needs these energies from the Masters at the level that they can be absorbed and used. These are the energies that transform life on the planet.
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