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Concrete Science
Council 5
The Fifth Ray of Truth
Alchemical Adventures


This Council is a vast scientific laboratory.

It is unique in relation to the human kingdom, for the fifth plane of mind is the sphere of man's major activity, and it is on this plane that we find the triple aspects of mind:

1. The abstract or higher mind.

2. The concrete or lower mind, the highest aspect of the lower self.

3. The Solar Angel, the pure Son of Mind, who is the point of unification.

All this has power in connection with the fifth root-race and with the transference of the consciousness of humanity into the fifth or spiritual kingdom.

It is here that mankind deals with Truth, Science and Concrete Intelligence, which are primarily the Science of name and form, sound and vibration, and physical manifestation.


Council number 5 is governed by the fifth ray of Concrete Science.

This ray displays a lemon yellow color as it descends through the causal aura onto the crown of the head in those who incarnate under its influence.

Among individuals, this is neither an especially common ray, nor is it rare. It gives rise to the scientist, the mathematician, the lawyer and the detective.

The special quality of the fifth ray is an analytical, deductive, formal mind that displays unwearying patience, thoroughness, and a scientific methodology, particularly in the repeated examination and classification of intricate and minute detail.

In the early stages of development, the chief interest is in physical science, later to become extended into occult (hidden) and metaphysical realms.

Highly prized are truth, mental detachment, deduction, and accuracy of observation.

Falsehood, ignorance, inaccuracy and a biased mind are considered to be the greatest evils.





The leader of the 5th Council is said to be the Master Hilarion.

He is believed to have been the Apostle Paul of Tarsus and the Neo-Platonic philosopher Iamblichus.



Helena Blavatsky referred to Hilarion as "An Eastern adept, having just recently Ascended ... who has since gone for his final initiation.

"A Greek gentleman, whom I have known since 1860."


5.1 The Grand Architect of the Universe . . . Cosmic Design

The cosmic designer.

The officer-guardian of the ineffable design of nature and consciousness.

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Symbolized by Masons as the letter "G" (Genitor.), it is enclosed within a compass and a square.

The "G" is a relatively modern rendering of the ancient spiral symbol for a Galaxy - as found in petroglyphs everywhere on the planet.

From this ashram, the Royal Arch Window, an Observer can see across matter, energy, space and time.

The mystical knowledge of cosmic design has been held by various secret societies that have passed higher knowledge down across the ages of man.

Secret empires of great magnitude have been built on these secret doctrines.

5.2 .Unified Field . . . The Theory of Everything

The primary matrix that connects all processes in all realms.

The Unified Field Theory attempts to tie together all known phenomena to explain the nature and behavior of all matter and energy in existence.

This could reconcile seemingly incompatible aspects of various field theories to create a single comprehensive set of equations.

This would unlock the secrets of nature, including such benefits as time travel and an inexhaustible source of clean energy.

A Unified Field is a multi-dimensional arena in which all energies are in a state of unification. It is a field in which magnetic, electrical, gravitational, strong nuclear, weak nuclear, thermal, acoustical and other radiative attributes are in a state of mathematical, geometric and harmonic convergence.

They are not de-coupled, separate or broken down into radiative attributes. This is based on an equation that includes a consciousness constant.

Those in pursuit of a unified field theory are seeking "an equation an inch long that would allow us to read the mind of God."

5.3 Radioactive . . . Ions

Another version of the transition from one reality to another - in this case, the transmutation of physical matter.

Starting with the simple hydrogen atom, atomic structure increases in size and weight, becoming heavier and heavier, until it is so heavy that it begins to disintegrate.

This is a transition in which energy is released and (if properly controlled) is available to do work.

Gamma radiation is dangerous to physical health.


Of course, within this ashram we're not really dealing with physical radioactivity, but rather with matters of spiritual radiation.
The principles are the same.

This level is affiliated with the Atmic plane, which is another way of saying Atomic. A member of this ashram radiates spiritual energy and affects other people just as surely as if plutonium were involved.


5.4 Squelch. . . Noise Suppression

The ability to suppress random noise.

In a radio, the squelch circuit suppresses low-powered signals (background noise) and allows higher-powered signals to be heard.

In terms of consciousness, this is the ability to suppress random (internal dialog) thoughts in favor of one-pointed concentration (dharana).

This internal dialog is known in different cultures as roof-brain-chatter, monkey-mind, and Choronzon.

Maintain focus on the central issue.

5.5 QBL . . . "To Receive"

The Hebrew letters QBL mean "To Receive."

This ashram specializes in the reception of knowledge through the Qabalah (QBL) or other similar systems based on numerical ratios and equivalencies.

There are 3 versions: Mundane numerology, based on the numbers 1-to-9.;
The Atu of Tahuti, a Tarot system based on the numbers 1-to-22 (or 0-to-21).;
and the full Qabalistic system (Sepher Sephiroth and 777.) with a 1-to-Infinity analysis (although there seems to be a practical limit in the 2,000 - 3,000 range).

Creation appears to follow set patterns, at least below the Abyss (rows 5, 6 and 7). These are the mathematical concepts of cause-and- effect that could be classified as numerical Karma.

QBL is valid below the Abyss (5.5 and down). In any row 4 or above (in any vertical Council), all concepts are valid only if they contain their opposites within them - and that throws a monkey wrench into numerological analysis.

"For there is a factor, infinite and unknown."

5.6 Divination . . . "To Perceive"

This is where we seek perception of situational knowledge through external divination systems.

Various systems include Astrology, Tarot, I Ching, Dreamspell, Aura analysis, Megatron, Crystal Balls, Tea Leaves, etc.

Even a deck of common playing cards can be effective.

However, the ultimate form is direct perception without any intermediate apparatus. This would be pure clairvoyance.

Applications of divinatory systems to obtain mundane profit or power tend to dilute the divinatory ability. That is, if you think it will help you at the horse races or in the stock market, you will ultimately be disappointed.

5.7 The Scientist . . . We Place no Reliance on Virgin or Pigeon.;
.................................... .The Method is Science - The Aim is Religion

The engineer, technician, physicist, and ultra-rational intellectual.

The Scientist designs, constructs and implements labor-saving devices.

Science does not necessarily preclude the solution of problems through mystical union (see: Einstein, Tesla, etc.).

However, mundane Science usually does preclude mystical union (see: Engineers who become over-wrought if metaphysics is mentioned).

Efficiency and ease underlie the advance of civilization.



The fifth ray graces Zoroasterism
whose cuboid temples blaze forth
with fire.

...........................................................................................................There's even a contemporary version in Mecca

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