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Council 4
The Fourth Ray of Harmony, Beauty, Conflict and Art
Artistic Struggle

.Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.

This council is technically called Harmony through Conflict, implying that there is a struggle, either internally or externally, which must be resolved in order to attain a balanced state.

This balanced state is known as Harmony, and it is the source of the manifestation of Beauty.

Members of this council always battle their way uphill. Shrubs may be angrily bent aside, but only in order to improve the path. Encounters with others are often quarrelsome and combative.  In some inexplicable way, each conflict serves to resolve duality into harmony or to reveal some small facet of beauty.

Inner conflicts rage with a similar intensity, but resolution of these opposites will transform the internal discord into a melody.

This concept and this council typify humanity, the fourth creative hierarchy, which is currently composed mostly of individual units, with each one living inside their own box-like "reality."


Architects and artists who work along the fourth council lines bring beauty and symmetry into their work, and automatically include sacred geometry in their designs without being consciously aware of doing so.



Council number 4 is governed by the fourth ray of Harmony through Conflict.

This ray displays a copper-orange color as it descends through the causal aura onto the crown of the head in those who incarnate under its influence. When raised to its highest state, it is mixed with white and the result is a bronze-gold color that indicates an advanced intuitive capacity.

Among individuals, this is a common ray. It produces counselors, coordinators and artists. Due to the inherent concept of conflict, we have coined the term, "struggling artist."

The ashrams of the fourth council give rise to groups, concepts, and practitioners who are dedicated to resolving conflict within humanity.

These practitioners also regularly display artistic talent and they strive to bring beauty to the world.

Fourth ray people often experience difficulties in the first half of their life. This is to teach them to find their inner source of truth and harmony. They can get lost in melodrama and mood swings at any point in their life.

But as they learn to find their way more quickly back to center, they often become advisors for others who automatically recognize their sense of inner peace.




The leader of the 4th Council is said to be the Chohan Serapis Bey.

It is thought that he was a high priest in an Atlantean "Temple of the Sacred Fire" who migrated to Egypt, that he was the Aegyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III, and that he was Leonidas, the King of Sparta who was killed in 480 BC while defending Greece against the invasion of the Persian Emperor Xerxes.


4.1 Archetype . . . The Universal Prototypes

The original patterns or primary prototypes of various imprints shared by the consciousness of all humans.

These are the symbols of the collective unconscious.

They are a wide variety of interactive images that depict universal procedures, processes and states of being.

Each archetype is the source of various ways of interpreting reality and causing change to occur.

Although the perceived image may vary with time, place and culture, the underlying concept and its impact remain constant.

According to Carl Jung, archetypes are innate universal psychic dispositions that form the substrate from which the basic themes of human life emerge. Being universal and innate, their influence can be detected in the myths, symbols, rituals and instincts of human beings.

Archetypes heavily influence the human life cycle, propelling a neurologically hard-wired sequence that Jung called The Stages of Life. Each stage is influenced by a new set of archetypal imperatives that seek fulfillment in action. These may include being parented, initiation, courtship, marriage and preparation for death.

While the archetypes themselves are only a relatively few, innate, indistinct forms, from them arise innumerable images, symbols and patterns of behavior. The emerging images and forms are consciously perceived, but the archetypes that produce them are unconscious and much harder to apprehend.

Archetypes are sentient and live in their own universe.

4.2 .Lineage . . . Lines of Transmission

This ashram holds the primary schools of thought and action that arise from one or more archetypes and persist through time.

Lineages are often defined as being derived from an ancient culture, such as Atlantean, Mesopotamian, Aegyptian, Chinese, Tibetan, Hindu, Celtic, Incan, Mayan, North American Indian, etc, etc.

But they can also be derived from an ancient animal, object, or symbol, such as birdman, holy cow, reptile, deer, wise owl, sun, fire, moon, star, and so-forth.

Each school or lineage exhibits specific characteristics, teaches certain meanings, and exhibits unique powers. On occasion, some schools will fall into conflict with each other over their ideas and ideals, and then they tend to disagree, call out insults, and start wars.

Remember that all traditions are lineages derived from ashram 1.1 - The Point

4.3 Shaman . . . The Guardian and Guide

The spiritual guide of a group, culture or tribe finds his or her home in this ashram.

These are the officer-guardians of group consciousness and they administer changing reality for their people.

The Shaman is able to transit from one reality to another.

"The" Shaman is a single, individual, tribal official.

"A" Shaman (in modern terms) is often described as any indigenous healer - a rather misleading definition.

The title, Shaman, originated with the spiritual leaders of tribes in Siberia. Today, the term is indiscriminately applied to any "medicine man."

Ancient tribes had 3 officers: A Chief [see council 1], a Medicine Man [see 4.6, below] who dealt with ordinary reality, and a Shaman who dealt with non-ordinary reality.

Adjust reality in the proper place and the correct time at the relevant level and depth of being.

4.4 Center Link. . . Grand Central Station

The central figure or reference in any operation.

In a group, this is the operations officer.

In an individual, it is the integrating center of consciousness (the pituitary master gland).

Receives and transmits input-output signals on many simultaneous planes.

"Multi-tasking in a busy environment."

The CPU (central processing unit) in a computer system.

Brings all figures, archetypes and concepts into an integrated, working system.

This is the central ashram, the Solar Lodge of the Great White Brotherhood. It is the center column and the middle row of the 7x7 = 49 grid - humanity operating with full intuition and understanding. It is 4.4 - the Lord of a thousand names:

Solar Angel

4.5 Psychotherapy . . . Mental Order and Disorder

Psychotherapy means "Treatment of the Soul."

In the original Greek, Psyche meant "Soul."

Today, in psychology and psychiatry, the term Psych- is used to designate "mind," which is not the same thing as "soul."

Note that psycho, by itself, now means "crazy" or "insane."


Psychotherapy is nothing less than the evocation and control of one's demons.

Demons are unharmonized, repressed, subconscious complexes, usually acquired in childhood ...

... or carried over from "that other time."

All subconscious complexes must be examined and cleared before enlightenment can be sustained.

4.6 Medicine Man . . . The Primordial Doctor

The primary healthcare practitioner of a group, culture, or tribe.

Here we find the officer-guardian of a group's social consciousness and stable well-being.

The Medicine Man draws upon knowledge that is found in present reality.

"The" Medicine Man is a single, individual, tribal official.

"A" Medicine Man is usually (in modern terms) any indigenous healer, and is often confused with a Shaman.

Remember, ancient tribes had three officers: A Chief, a Shaman who dealt with non-ordinary reality, and a Medicine Man who dealt with ordinary reality.

Physician, heal thyself! If that doesn't work, then visit the witch doctor!

4.7 The Arbitrator . . . Equilibration

This ashram is home to the mediator, the counselor of differing opinions, the judge.

As an officer of group harmony, the Arbitrator resolves conflicts.

An Arbitrator may act informally, or decisions may carry the weight of Law if he or she is duly licensed by the Establishment.

Arbitrators may work in the field, in an office, or in a courtroom.

Equilibrium is the resolution of the strife of contending forces.

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The fourth ray endowed Ancient Aegypt
whose four-square ashrams
came to the point.


Architectural . Sub-level . . . .