Rila Assembly 2009
Our Summer Assembly 2009 on Rila took place successfully and gave wonderful spiritual fruits. It opened a new page in the development of the Second Coming Mission. In this material we present briefly some of the main spiritual events of the Assembly which raised our spiritual work to the level of Divine Action.
Following the established tradition, we held our Assembly on Rila from July 6 to 16. Our group was comprised of about 20 people - representatives from Bulgaria, Ireland, Switzerland and Germany. Our spiritual dreams were to experience the Paneurhythmy as a blossoming Tree of Life, to meet the Second Coming of the Divine Masters, to participate in the Divine Wedding and to enter into the Reality of the New Heaven and the New Earth.
On the morning of July 6, with joy and enthusiasm, we set off from Sofia and stopped briefly to rest at the Geyser in Sapareva Banya. It is one of the hottest Geysers in Europe and in the world. We were there exactly at midday and decided to do a short prayer-meditation: there was something symbolic in the fact that we were linking with this unique natural phenomenon springing from the depths of the Earth and we were climbing to Rila to link with the Heavens and the highest Divine world. At the Seven Lakes, one of our main tasks would be to have an experience of the whole vertical structure of Creation with the three worlds – the Earthly, the Heavenly and the highest Divine world. That is exactly what happened, but before this we had to pass some tests.
Baptism by Water
Return to our Celestial Home
Meeting the Second Coming and
Resurrection from the Dead
The Tree of Life
The Rose of the Divine Mother
The New Genesis
The Apocalyptic Vibrations of the
Day of Resurrection and Judgment
In the Temple of Orpheus
The Initiation of the Master Beinsa Douno
Soldiers of Archangel Michael
Hosanna! The Lord is Here!
The Call “Welcome”!
For our ascent from Hija Pionerska to Hija Sedemte Ezera we relied on the new mountain lift. It was still in the process of development and the workers were gathering experience in serving the tourists. When we began our journey on the lift, torrential rain started to fall. The lift ascent took about 20 minutes, during which time we got wet. The situation was further complicated by the loading of our luggage into an open container, which caused it to get wet too. The path from the lift itself to the Hija is about 200-300 meters and we had to carry all the luggage in the pouring rain. As our luggage was big and needed two trips, the ‘test’ continued for more than an hour.
In this case the most important thing was our attitude to the situation. If the group coped with this difficulty in a positive way, it withstood the test well. In this situation there were quite a few interesting details associated with individual participants, but we will mention only one: five or six people were waiting for the second storage container in the pouring rain; to cover themselves for protection against the rain, one friend produced a large raincoat; this created a very cheerful, friendly atmosphere where the friends became completely wet, but were telling jokes and enjoying light-hearted banter with each other; thus they forgot about the rain and didn’t mind if it continued. This showed that we successfully passed this test and were ready to meet other challenges as well. At the group gathering, two hours after arriving, we realized that we had passed a kind of ‘baptism with water’, i.e. spiritual purification and harmonisation of the group, in preparation for the ‘baptism with the Spirit’, for which we had come.
Soon after settling in, around 17.30, we gathered in the meeting room to give thanks to heaven for the successful ascent and to begin our spiritual work. We felt a great joy because we had come again to Rila and we could continue our journey in Divine Love, Wisdom and Truth. The feeling was like returning to our true celestial home, where we had spent some of the best days of our lives. It was no surprise then when Leon Moscona suggested that we listen to and appreciate deeply within ourselves the words of the song of the Master Beinsa Douno The Fire is Lit. As we entered into a prayer-meditation state, the Seven Lakes area began to emerge in our consciousness as a Celestial Temple and Rila Mountain became the Sacred Mountain where many glorious pages of the Book of the Living were written.
Our experience could be compared with the story told by Paramahansa Yogananda in his book Autobiography of a Yogi. In one of the most exciting chapters about the Heavenly Palace in the Himalayas, Lahiri Mahasayya tells how, led by his Divine Guru Babaji, he finds himself in a modest and clean cave where he remembers his previous incarnation. Everything is pleasant, natural, familiar, and he is transported into the wonderful world of the spiritual disciple, sitting at the feet of his beloved Teacher. Similarly, we entered into the Temple of the Seven Lakes on the Sacred Mountain Rila. We remembered our previous assemblies, the exciting experiences that we had in them and we felt that we were in the aura of Christ, the Divine Mother, the Beloved Master Beinsa Douno, surrounded by devoted heavenly brothers and sisters. Yes, this is really our Celestial home, where we return again to work for God and to receive Divine blessings!
For some of the participants in the Assembly it was true self-remembrance. Self-remembrance is a deeply existential experience when, in the vicissitudes of earthly existence, someone suddenly identifies with his or her Divine essence and is aware of who he or she is, from where they came, where they are going and what is the meaning of their incarnation on Earth. And what better place for these insights than at the Seven Rila Lakes!
So, when Leon turned to the members of the group and asked them about their expectations for the Assembly, Bernadette from Ireland expressed her wish: the main keys to be the implementation of the Formula of the Disciple: The disciple must have a heart as pure as crystal, a mind as bright as the sun, a soul as vast as the universe, and a spirit as powerful as God and one with God; secondly that we join the Light forces in the march towards the New Reality; thirdly to recognise in Leon and in each participant the Divinity, as in the greeting ‘Namaste’. Dani wished to have mystical experiences similar to last year; Ivan’s cherished dream was for all participants to become light beings; Krasimira felt that even from our arrival on Rila we had started to grow as cosmic-spiritual beings in all three worlds of Creation.
In this sacred friendly atmosphere the group finished its first meeting with great enthusiasm and a strong impulse for spiritual endeavour. The beginning was set and we concluded the evening with Vehadi – a mystical song from the Master Beinsa Douno which is sung at the start of something new.
The meeting of the first Sunrise, July 7, was dedicated to the reality of the New Heaven, the New Earth and the New Humankind who will live on it. Leading the prayer- meditation, Leon asked the participants to link with the Solar Logos, and through it with the Cosmic-spiritual Sun at the centre of the Universe. From this Cosmic-spiritual Sun the images of the Divine Masters radiate and form the reality of the New Heaven. From the same Cosmic-spiritual Sun all the manifestations of the Divine Feminine radiate and form the New Earth – our planet Earth as a Garden of Paradise. Into this Divine world the New Humankind – God's beloved sons and daughters, partakers of God's nature – is called to live.
In the Sunrise prayer-meditation, facilitated by the inspiring songs and the spiritual formulas of the Master Beinsa Douno (Aum, The Spirit of God, etc.), we came closer to the reality of the New Heaven and the New Earth. And when, at the end of the meditation, the song, The March of the Light Forces, was played, Leon and some participants (Mariana, Krasimira, Bogdan and others) had deep exciting visions. This was a very vivid dynamic meditation. It felt like a spiritual call to participate in the action for the establishment of the Kingdom of God on Earth as soldiers in the army of Light, Love, Wisdom and Truth. Krasimira later said that she felt that the group was dressed in garments of salvation. She, Mariana, Bogdan and others experienced a powerful stream of Spiritual Light radiating from the Cosmic-spiritual Sun, as if the Rider on the White Horse was coming down out of heaven from God, at the head of his army, dressed in white robes (Revelation 19:11-16).
The Sunrise prayer-meditation lit the whole day as a beautiful, joyful, Divine day. We entered into the Temple of the Sacred Mountain and began the spiritual service there. This temple included all three levels of Creation. On the Earthly level the Seven Lakes area shone as the sanctuary of Rila, with Earth energies arising conically and peaking in the Heavens. On the Heavenly level the Seven Lakes area became a Cosmic Mandala, a column of light between Earth and Heaven. And on the Divine Level the Seven Lakes area became a projection of Heaven on Earth, i.e. the cone in reverse with the energies of Heaven radiating down onto Rila as a focus. The Seven Lakes became a symbol of the metaphysical chakras of the New Humankind; the whole of Rila became like a spiritual crystal, the various sides of which expressed different aspects of the Kingdom of God, where there are many mansions. (Let us recall here the Gospel comparison of the Kingdom of God with a precious stone, which when someone finds it, has to sell all that he has in order to buy it – Matthew 13: 45).
Our first Paneurhythmy was at the large meadow near the Fifth Lake, and for some this was the first Paneurhythmy of the year. It was very pleasant and inspiring. How joyful for the human being to again be included in the great cosmic rhythm of life! Even small mistakes and errors provoked smiles and encouragement.
That evening in a friendly spiritually intimate atmosphere, we shared experiences from the day and special attention was paid to the call that came through The March of the Light Forces. This March came as a spiritual mobilization and invitation for meeting the Second Coming of Christ. In the emotional atmosphere in the group Leon spoke about the Second Coming and offered a preparation for this great spiritual event: Rudolf Steiner describes the Second Coming as the light which Apostle Paul saw on the road to Damascus; another example is the vision of Christ, which St. John describes in the beginning of his Revelation (1:12-16). Similarly, we have to see the Divine light of Christ revealing the highest Divine world.
Meeting the Second Coming and Resurrection from the Dead
The next morning, Wednesday July 8, in great devotion and enthusiasm, we prepared ourselves to experience the Second Coming of Christ according to the vision of St. John. When the Sun rose, Leon read from the Gospel of Mark the verses about the Second Coming (13:24-27). He then described the metaphysical picture of the Coming of Christ on the clouds to gather the ‘faithful’ from the four corners of the Earth, and to bring them to where he is. The majestic choir from Mesa B-minor by Bach was very appropriate for this meditation. It sounded like trumpets announcing a great spiritual event. For those ‘who had eyes to see’, the Solar Logos was in the Sunrise and the image of the Cosmic Christ filled the whole sky – with a face as bright as the sun (Revelation 1:16).
Leon’s introduction to the meditation began with the words of Christ, Arise and Follow Me. They were like a call to leave the self-centred restricted earthly consciousness and to become channels of Divine Love. If these words are experienced genuinely, in their depth and strength, they are like a resurrection from the dead in the sense of ‘let the dead bury their dead’. Then we could embark on the path of Light in which Divine Love reigns (as in the song of the Master God is Love: We'll walk in this path of light in which God's love reigns). The moment was very powerful! The words of Christ came to life and became a force for spiritual rebirth and resurrection.
After this strong start Leon led a meditation in which the light of Christ was elevating the participants from world to world: they linked with the Sacred Heart of Jesus (with the Universal Soul) and then with Universal Spirit of Christ (through the Spirit of Christ in the Testament of the Colour Rays of Light by the Master Beinsa Douno). In this highest Divine world, Christ is the One who sends out the seven spirits; unites everything in one; creates the divine harmony of the great and small worlds; distributes the assigned blessings; leads all to the Divine Heart of Love. In essence, the experience of this mystery in its depth and power is a meeting of the Second Coming of Christ. But even to contemplate it is an exciting preparation for meeting His Second Coming.
Some of the participants had a strong sense of the great light of Christ and mystically experienced His call Arise and Follow Me. For example, Krasimira said that evening that she had a vision of a Cosmic Being with a head like the Sun, a body – the whole Sky— and feet, ingrown into the ground. She said that she felt the Second Coming of Christ as Light descending from Heaven and embracing us as "a bright cloud." Randi from Switzerland also linked very strongly with the energies of the Second Coming, while Bogdan felt that bright Light embraced him in a very real way, like Christ putting His hand on his shoulder.
The morning prayer-meditation, dedicated to the Second Coming of Christ, ended with the final chorus from the same Mesa B-minor by Bach. This time the music sounded like the majestic harmony of the spheres including many choirs of angels who praised the Living God, Who was, Who is, and Who is to come!
After the inspiring morning prayer-meditation, we went to the Third Lake for Paneurhythmy. The Paneurhythmy was very natural, smooth and harmonious. Mariana said that for her we danced the Paneurhythmy not on Earth but on an etheric level above the Earth. She felt all the participants as close friends who are on the same spiritual wave and have exciting experiences. After the Paneurhythmy, still under the impressions of it, we had lunch on a picturesque hill above the Third Lake.
For the afternoon we planned to go to the Fourth Lake, the Inner Twin, where traditionally we have a deep mystical connection with the Cosmic Christ. Naturally, we expected something exciting to happen, especially after the morning prayer-meditation. Quite spontaneously, before leaving for the Fourth Lake, one of our friends from Switzerland - Werner - went to Leon and said that he would like to say the prayer Our Father in Aramaic for the group. It was after this prayer at the Fourth Lake that a real spiritual event happened which we will never forget.
The Master Beinsa Douno said that the Inner Twin of the Fourth Lake is a sacred place, where there is an entrance to the invisible world (Agartha, Shambhala). The incredible purity, beauty and spiritual power of the Inner Twin are very inspiring for deep meditation and spiritual insights. Therefore, having seated ourselves near the lake, the group sank into silence, prayer and meditation.
In this atmosphere of sacredness, after about 20-25 minutes Leon invited Werner to say the prayer Our Father in Aramaic. The prayer sounded very authentic and powerful and a spiritual energy went through the group. We were so excited that we asked Werner to say it again. Then he translated it and sang it twice in its original melody. The impression was striking. We felt that time had stopped; that we were around Jesus Christ and he linked us to the Father Who is in Heaven. Thus we made a deep connection with the First Coming of Christ.
In light of the inspiring prayer-meditation in the morning, consecrated to the Second Coming of Christ, we felt that we were experiencing the mystery of the Integral Christ, the First and the Second Coming, the only begotten Son of the Father, Who was, Who is, and Who is to come. In the Gospel of John (15:4) Jesus says: Abide in me and I will abide in you! Indeed, after such an experience of the First Coming and the Second Coming, we were convinced that if we abide in the Integral Christ (i.e. in the mysteries of His First and Second Comings), we will live forever where he is!
Deeply moved, we felt an impulse to say the prayer Our Father in all the languages known in the group - Bulgarian, Russian, English, French, German, Irish and Norwegian, and to send good spiritual wishes to these nations. Leon channelled blessings to the Bulgarian, Russian and English-speaking people, Meglena to the German people, Bernadette to the Irish, Krasimira and Bogdan again to the Bulgarian people. The words sounded as messages from Heaven. The atmosphere was so magnetized and mystical, that the Heavens opened and, according to the words of Leon, the Divine Masters and the Divine Mother themselves addressed some of these messages to the nations. Thus we became channels of the Will of God for spiritual awakening and resurrection of humankind.
At the end of our meditation we listened to a song, based on the words of Psalm 91, and to the concluding chorus of the Mesa B-Minor by Bach. We finished with the song We Want Brotherhood and Unity. After this emotional prayer-meditation we sank again into a deep silence, experiencing the power of the Divine Presence.
Unexpectedly, in these sacred moments, Leon received a vision that overwhelmed him and some participants! In his words, he saw from the middle of the lake, the Universal Tree of Life taking shape in the ethereal world. To this Tree of Life St. John referred in his Revelation: The angel also showed me the river of the water of life, sparkling like crystal, and coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb and flowing down the middle of the city's street. On each side of the river was the Tree of Life, which bears fruit twelve times a year, once each month; and its leaves are for the healing of the nations. (Revelation 22: 1-2)
For Leon this meant that the Heavenly Jerusalem, a symbol of the Kingdom of God where there are many mansions, was coming down out of Heaven from God, prepared and ready, like a bride dressed to meet her husband. (21:2). The Fourth Lake was changing its metaphysics and was becoming the mystical gate not only to Agartha but also to the reality of a New Heaven and New Earth where we will live as the New Humankind. The fruits, which the Tree of Life gives twelve times a year, represent the initiations in the spiritual history of humankind. The Divine Masters and the Manifestations of the Divine Feminine were blessing us to enter into the Kingdom of God with many mansions!
Leon Moscona has spoken and written extensively about the Tree of Life in the Heavenly Jerusalem. In this case, however, this vision came alive as a force and as a blessing from Heaven. The entire Seven Lakes area, and in particular the Fourth Lake, became a projection of the Heavenly Jerusalem on Earth – from now on everyone who wants to reach the depths of their souls and spirits and to enter into the Kingdom of God, can come to the Lake and receive this blessing, because the Lord is Here!
The power of this vision was so great that in the evening it inspired Leon to compare it with the legendary summit Kailas in the Himalayas, and with lake Manasarovar at its base, according to the interpretation of Lama Anagarika Govinda. To Govinda, as to Hindus and Buddhists alike, Kailas is the centre of Creation and represents the axis of the spiritual Universe. Govinda compares the two sacred lakes, Manasarovar and Rakastal, at the Southern foot of Kailas with the reservoirs of the two streams of psychic energy - 'solar and lunar energy, conscious and subconscious forces, the principles of light and darkness, male and female energies, action and contemplation, emptiness and form'.(Lama Anagarika Govinda, The Way of the White Clouds, Rider, London 1984, p. 202.)
To describe the profound symbolism of the lakes, Govinda gives the following amazing interpretation:
According to Hindu tradition it was Brahma himself who created Manasarovar and the divine Jambu tree which - though invisible to human eyes - grows in its centre. For this reason our world was called 'Jambudvipa' by the ancients; and it is said that due to the fruits of this divine tree the waters of Manasarovar are turned into a life-giving elixir. The Tree of Life in the Lake of Supreme Consciousness - what a profound symbolism, and how reminiscent of the Tree of Knowledge in the biblical story of the Paradise! Certainly there is no place on earth more exalted and worthy to be identified with it than the Kailas-Manasarovar region, which the Tibetans call 'the navel of Jambudvipa (our human world), the centre of all countries, the roof of the earth, the land of jewels and gold, the source of the four great rivers, dominated by the crystal pagoda of Kailas and adorned by the magic turquoise disk of Manasarovar. (Lama Anagarika Govinda, The Way of white clouds, Rider, London 1984, p. 201-202)
With great joy and enthusiasm Leon concluded that our Sacred Mountain Rila and the Fourth Lake, the Inner Twin, metaphysically become like the legendary Mount Kailas and Lake Manasarovar, in the middle of which grows the Tree of Life. With deep conviction Leon said that the new mythology associated with the Inner Twin, from now on, will be a theme for much discussion and meditation in the years to come. It is enormously rich, integrative and inspiring!
The next day, July 9, was dedicated to the Divine Feminine. In the morning, at Sunrise, we had a prayer-meditation and mystical connection with the Divine Mother. We envisioned how the Divine Mother, emanating from the Origin of Being, from the Cosmic-spiritual Sun that never sets, unfolds life in all worlds of Creation as a Divine Temple - from the reality of the Holy City, through the various celestial worlds, down to the life of humankind on Earth. On Earth, She transforms and illuminates the whole planet, nature, human culture, society, the family and the lives of individuals.
Leon led the prayer-meditation to connect with the three perfect bodies of the Divine Mother through one of Her brightest embodiments - the Blessed Virgin Mary. In the Earthly world she appeared as Our Lady, in the Celestial world - as the Mother of all Nations and in the highest Divine world - as a manifestation of the Divine Feminine, embracing the reality of the New Heaven and the New Earth as a Divine Temple. The focus was on the Virgin Mary, but we also linked with other manifestations of the Divine Feminine - with Mataji, Kuan Yin, the New Eve, Zventa Sventana and others. The meditation included prayers (Hail Mary, The Mother of all Nations), spiritual formulas (I am the Immaculate Conception) and inspiring music associated with the Divine Mother (an Irish song, Idillia by the Master Beinsa Douno and Alleluia from Handel).
During the prayer-meditation we experienced inspiring spiritual visions and feelings. For instance, the Virgin Mary standing in the ether above the Earth was emitting rays of peace, redemption and grace, transforming the whole Earth. She warms the souls of the people in the world and brings them into the Kingdom of God, into the new Heavenly Home, where we will live forever. We visualized this picture and gradually the entire area was filled with the vibrations of the Divine Mother. We dissolved in this sea of living light, music, harmony, beauty, tenderness and maternal love. It was the indescribable Divine reality of the world of the Universal Soul.
Then, following the meditation, the spiritual space was transformed and for us the entire Earth became the Temple of God with all Kingdoms of life in it. The Divine Mother was at the centre of this Temple, while around Her many Personifications of the Divine Feminine were bestowing on us their unique blessings. In the hands of the Divine Mother there was a Rose with a wonderful fragrance. This Rose was a symbol of the spiritual heart of humankind full of all human virtues. The experience of this vision was very exciting and inspiring, even ecstatic!
Suddenly, the vision became "alive" and was transformed into a reality for Leon! He saw the Divine Mother among us and blessing us with this Rose as a symbol of the initiation into the mysteries of the Divine Feminine. The moment was indescribable! In the past Gautama Buddha passed the essence of His Teaching to his beloved disciple by handing him a flower. This time the Divine Mother was giving us Her Initiation through a wonderful mystical Rose. In this act there was an endless wealth of thoughts and feelings - inexhaustible cosmic aspects of consciousness. For those who were able to experience this event, it was an initiation and illumination into the Mysteries of the Divine Feminine!
The Coming of Christ on Earth opened a new page in human history. Now, the Initiation of the Divine Mother reveals a new dimension in human consciousness. This is a unique creative act in the Universe, which is inspired by the Divine Feminine and on which also depends the future of humankind. We gave thanks from the depths of our hearts and souls that we linked with the cosmic-spiritual body of the Divine Mother and received Her initiation!
On July 10, the Sunrise was consecrated to the New Genesis. This was one of the most mystical prayer-meditations in the Rila assembly. Leon invited the participants to contemplate in the Sunrise the Light of the Cosmic-Spiritual Sun of the Universe and to try to enter into the new creative act of God, making all things new (Revelation 21:5).
The creation of the New Heaven and New Earth is the greatest cosmogonic event in the life of humankind. In essence, the creative act of God, Who makes all things new, includes the activation of the Divine Masters and the Manifestations of the Divine Feminine, the realization of the Divine Wedding between the Feminine and Masculine cosmic energies, and the formation of the reality of the New Heaven and the New Earth. In this reality the enlightened humankind will begin a great new cycle of evolution.
The sacred aim of the guided prayer-meditation was to receive the illumination of the reality of the New Heaven and the New Earth, now emanating from God. For this purpose, we envisioned the creative act of God in the form of a new Mandala (a symbolic image of the Universe). In essence, this Mandala-meditation was connected with the coming new Buddha, Maitreya, who will reveal the new cosmic order.
From the spiritual history we know the mysterious legend about the creation of the existing Buddhist Mandala. According to it the primordial Buddha began to radiate from the centre of the Universe and formed the four universal directions. At each one of them He left one or another Dhyani-Buddha to sustain the Buddhist cosmos. Following this archetype Leon directed the participants in the meditation to imagine how from the Absolute Origin of Being the primordial Christ (He is the primordial Buddha for the Buddhists, Metatron for Kabbalists, Imam Mahdi as the Axis Mundi for Muslims, etc.) begins to radiate in order to form the New Creation.
In this meditation Leon outlined some of the mystical aspects of the New Genesis. From the Throne of God, manifesting the creative impulse from God, the eternal Christ – the First born from God, the active Masculine creative principle of Being – proclaims the will of God to change the world and illuminates the New Creation and. His first act is to constitute the mythological space (the four universal directions) and the mythological time (the twelve signs of the cosmic-spiritual Zodiac) of the Heavenly Jerusalem. He then transmits the new creative impulse to all Divine Masters, saints and prophets the Gates at the Heavenly Jerusalem and activates the new Mandala of the Holy City.
Because the mystery of the Second Coming is associated with the return of humankind to the Father’s House, the Divine Spirit opens the last Gate of the Heavenly Jerusalem, leading to the New Reality. With this act He completes the entire Indo-European cycle in human evolution. Thus the Kingdom of God, where there are many mansions, is prepared and humankind is called to ascend there and start its New Cycle of Existence. There humankind will live forever co-creating with Christ, the Divine Masters and the Personifications of the Divine Feminine.
After finishing His Divine work of preparing the Holy City, Christ comes down through the whole vertical structure of the Universe. His Divine task is to rejuvenate, transform and illuminate all celestial realms in accordance with the new creative impulse from God. He raises the vibrations of the whole spiritual Universe and brings it into a new level of existence. Finally, Christ reaches the etheric layer of our world and appears as the glorious and victorious Cosmic Christ ready to bring people from all corners of the Earth to the reality of the New Heaven and the New Earth.
In creating the New Reality Christ inaugurates a colossal multi-dimensional mythological cosmic-spiritual Cross, forming the archetypal structure of the New Creation. The vertical axis of this mythological cross is the vertical structure of the Universe (the Middle Pillar, the axis of the various planes of all supramundane worlds); it is a column of Christ Light which radiates creative impulses into all spiritual worlds. The horizontal axis of this mythological Cross is the celestial Zodiac-Mandala with all mansions in the Holy City. (Actually, the horizontal axis itself is the gigantic horizontal circle of the Heavenly Jerusalem with the system of co-ordinates - the world directions - which form a gigantic horizontal cross themselves.) Above the horizontal axis is the Throne of God, the Absolute Origin of Being, from where the Cosmic Christ and the Universal Feminine emanate with the new creative impulse.
To reveal this colossal metaphysical picture, Leon led a Mandala-meditation for the mystical link with the Primordial Christ at the Centre of the Universe, with the coming of the New Buddha - Maitreya and the activation of the New Comings of Lord Krishna, Zoroaster, Imam Mahdi and the Master Beinsa Douno. Through the hymn AUM, through sacred mantras and formulas we linked with the apocalyptic light of the Cosmic Christ and the New Manifestations of the Divine Masters. In this way we tried to merge with the Lord God, Who makes all things new and re-creates the world.
At the core of the New Genesis are all deeds written in the Book of the Living, on the one hand, and all the seeds of what will unfold in the New Reality, on the other hand. Let us recall here the legend of Gautama Buddha: when he received his Enlightenment, he was able to see everything that existed in the past, exists and will exist in the future. From this point of view the purpose of contemplation of the new impulse coming from the Lord is to integrate the past, the present and the future in the spiritual history of humankind and to experience the essence of the New Reality that is coming. Of course, this is an ultimate state of consciousness, but even the small insights which we could receive will give abundant fruit in the future. The most important thing is to enter into the creative moment of the New Genesis, which contains an inexhaustible richness of living impulses for unfolding.
To a great extent we entered! It is difficult to describe in words the apocalyptic power of the New Genesis! It integrates the whole metaphysical three-fold vertical structure of Creation and the metahistorical time - past, present and future - into one great spiritual wholeness. It contains powerful impulses for the re-creation of the world in line with the vision of Saint John from the Book of Revelation: (4:5): From the throne came flashes of lightning, and rumblings and peals of thunder, and before the throne were burning seven torches of fire, which are the seven spirits of God). In line with the Buddhist Surangama Sutra it appears also as a soft light coming down like a gentle rain of soft petals of many different-coloured lotus-blossoms, all blending together and being reflected into the open space of heaven in all the tints of the spectrum.
The participants in this prayer-meditation on Rila had different spiritual experiences and insights, but the general feeling was that at least we touched the new reality. Here it is interesting to note that during the meditation Krasimira very clearly saw the image of Quetzalcoatl (a Deity in the Aztec Pantheon), although Leon never mentioned it. This shows that there was a real spiritual presence, and we have been, though potentially, involved in events in the higher Divine world!
The Apocalyptic Vibrations of the Day of Resurrection and Judgment
One of the most enigmatic archetypes in the Book of Revelation is the Day of Resurrection and Judgment. We consecrated two afternoon gatherings to the contemplation and appreciation of this archetype. The first was on July 10 starting at 15.00 on the Old Prayer Summit. Leon gave a talk and began the preparation for the spiritual event. He introduced the three-fold structure of Creation and the three perfect bodies of the Divine Masters. In this light, he explained the essence of the Day of Resurrection and Judgment. The Human Beings are created in the image and likeness of God and the purpose of human evolution is to develop their three perfect bodies like the Divine Masters. At the beginning of any new great cosmic cycle in human evolution, they have to pass through the Day of Resurrection and Judgment, in order for the good deeds to be harvested and the direction of further evolution to be determined.
In accordance with the prophecies of the world religions, we are now approaching the end of the Indo-European cycle of human history and the beginning of a new cycle of evolution in the reality of the New Heaven and the New Earth. The essence of this new cycle is life in Divine Love, Light, Wisdom and Truth. Only souls who can accept this reality will enter into the new cycle. Spiritually underdeveloped human beings will be forced to wait for a new evolutionary wave after hundreds or thousands of years. Therefore, at end of the Indo-European cycle and the beginning of the new cycle of existence we have to undergo the Day of Resurrection and Judgment.
On this day in our morning prayer-meditation, consecrated to the New Genesis, we saw how the apocalyptic process of the New Genesis integrates into one spiritual wholeness the entire three-fold vertical structure of Creation and the metahistorical time - past, present and future - in the spiritual history of humankind. About this apocalyptic event St. John testifies in his Revelation:
Then I saw a great white throne and the one who sits on it. Earth and heaven fled from his presence and were seen no more. And I saw the dead, great and small alike, standing before the throne. Books were opened, and then another book was opened, the book of the living. The dead were judged according to what they had done, as recorded in the books. Then the sea gave up its dead. Death and the world of the dead also gave up the dead they held. And all were judged according to what they had done. Then death and the world of the dead were thrown into the lake of fire. (This lake of fire is the second death.) Whoever did not have his name written in the book of the living was thrown into the lake of fire.
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth. The first heaven and the first earth disappeared, and the sea vanished. And I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared and ready, like a bride dressed to meet her husband.
Revelation 20: 11-15, 21: 1-2
Then I saw a great white throne and the one who sits on it. Earth and heaven fled from his presence and were seen no more. This is the result of the creative act of God, Who makes all things new and changes the metaphysics of Being with the reality of a New Heaven and a New Earth.
And I saw the dead, great and small alike, standing before the throne. Books were opened, and then another book was opened, the book of the living. The dead were judged according to what they had done, as recorded in the books. At the beginning of the New cycle of existence, God resurrects the deeds from the previous cycle, so that all those who have lived in accordance with the Divine laws of Love, Wisdom and Truth to/can enter into the New cycle, while the others have to wait for a new evolutionary opportunities.
Then the sea gave up its dead. Death and the world of the dead also gave up the dead they held. And all were judged according to what they had done. This means that the souls of all people in all worlds of Creation will be judged in accordance with the New cycle of evolution in the reality of the New Heaven and New Earth. The sea and the dead in it symbolize the life of contemporary people who live in the cosmic illusion - maya. Death and the world of the dead include all previous generations consisting of the people who passed over without spiritual awakening. For them St. John testifies that they were judged according to what they had done.
Then death and the world of the dead were thrown into the lake of fire. (This lake of fire is the second death.) Whoever did not have his name written in the book of the living was thrown into the lake of fire. On the Day of Resurrection and Judgment the dead who are not recorded in the Book of Life and are associated with evil, deliberately severing the connection to their souls, will be prevented from continuing their evolution on Earth. This is the second death: the first death is leaving the physical body, while the second death is when the person disconnects himself from his own soul. Then he or she is unable to correct their mistakes and agonise for centuries and millennia in the prison of their own mental anguish and suffering. The Lake of fire is the consciousness in which beings are locked in the world of suffering as a result of the deliberate cutting of their connection with God. Then death and the world of the dead were thrown into the lake of fire – the reality of the lake of fire is a metaphysical place where the lost beings will psychologically experience death and the sufferings of hell again and again.
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth. The first heaven and the first earth disappeared, and the sea vanished. And I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared and ready, like a bride dressed to meet her husband. In essence, all our spiritual work is dedicated to the reality of the New Heaven and the New Earth. Many times we discussed what it means to live in the reality where there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. (Revelation 21:4) In this new reality the dwelling of God will be with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. (Revelation 21:3)
Towards the end of the lecture rain began to fall and we had to return to the chalet. The activation of this fundamental archetype was initiated, however, and the participants in the group eagerly anticipated the sequel. This feeling was well expressed by Randi when, the next evening in the apartment, she said: "Yesterday, at the Old Prayer Summit we talked about exceptional things: about the New Reality, about the Day of Resurrection and Judgment, about people who are not ready, etc. I think this is a very important work and we must continue."
In the Temple of Orpheus
The end of the Indo-European cycle is approaching and this is why all spiritual traditions have to be activated in order to participate in the conclusion of the current cycle and the beginning of the new one. After the mystical experience of the New Genesis, we consecrated the Sunrise prayer-meditation on July 11 to the Orpheus mysteries.The end of the Indo-European cycle is approaching and this is why all spiritual traditions have to be activated in order to participate in the conclusion of the current cycle and the beginning of the new one. After the mystical experience of the New Genesis, we consecrated the Sunrise prayer-meditation on July 11 to the Orpheus mysteries.
The Orpheus Initiation must not only be revived, but also has to be activated and enlivened in the stream of the Second Coming. A very important creative task now is to revive the mysteries of Orpheus and the Orpheus musical initiation in the context of the integration of the spiritual music from his time up to the present day. We have to experience the new manifestation of the Spirit of Orpheus, which reveals an extremely rich and exciting spiritual world, having influenced some of the greatest achievements in Christian music, music of other spiritual traditions (such as Hindu and Sufi music) and especially the music of the Master Beinsa Douno.
In the morning meditation, a few minutes before the Sunrise, Leon received a spontaneous impulse to enter in the Sanctuary of Orpheus, to make mystical contact with him and to envisage how Orpheus himself would perform the spiritual service in the Temple of Rila.
So, we linked with Creation as a Divine Ocean of Love and Light, reverberating with pure and tender Celestial music. This music was full of the vibrant, creative sounds of the Universe, woven into the reality of all spiritual worlds: it permeated everything - the physical universe, the planets and the stars, Nature, human beings, all spiritual worlds. Everything resounded and the unique tone of every living being defined its essence.
In this Divine Temple the ‘music of Orpheus’ began to sound. Leon chose the inspired performance of one of the greatest flautist of our time, James Galway (nicknamed "The Man With the Golden Flute"), to recreate the emotional atmosphere similar to that which was created by Orpheus.
Then we envisioned how Orpheus himself proclaimed the great spiritual principle, which has passed like a thread throughout the European history –
Know yourself and you will know the universe and the gods.
Then Orpheus revealed to us his three main spiritual secrets:
“There is only one Being, reigning over the boundless sky and thinking profoundly. The “matrimony” between man and cosmos is the first and the greatest secret.”
“Love... Love is my God. It is love that keeps together planets and families. It is the loveliest flower and the loveliest song which can grow into a human’s heart.”
“The gift. We all come into this world, flourish, and die. But music and poetry are able to cut up time.”
(Nicola Gigov, The Secret of Orpheus, Mouzika, Sofia, 1992, page 89)
These three secrets were recorded in golden letters in the Temple of Orpheus; at the entrance to this temple we were met by the call Know yourself and you will know the universe and the gods; and on the altar was inscribed his legacy - Light turned into music. Celebrations of Songs. Love turned into light and songs.
For more than 3000 years in this etheric Temple the inspiring Divine service continues. It changes the destinies of people, nations and cultures. It brings the new Solar civilization, whose first Initiate was Orpheus. The World Teacher Beinsa Douno said: in the near future musicians will come to save the world. So, the Temple of Orpheus is now widely open and many inspired poets and musicians are entering into it in order to bring about change in the world.
The morning prayer-meditation consecrated to Orpheus was very emotional. We contemplated the Summit Mussala in the distance, behind which, according to the Master Beinsa Douno was the Sanctuary of Orpheus (above the upper Maritza Lake). We felt how this Sanctuary began to extend around the Sacred Mountain Rila, then it covered Bulgaria and finally embraced the whole world. Actually we were at the Seven Lakes - in the Sanctuary of the World Teacher Beinsa Duno where he initiated the Paneurhythmy and where, through his spiritual work, he developed further the Orpheus mysteries with great power. For this reason, during our prayer-meditation, we listened to some mystical songs by the Master, such as Neva Sanzu, Vehadi and others.
So, we entered into the holy Shrine of Orpheus and, inspired by Orpheus and the Master Beinsa Douno, we offered our prayers and energies for the Divine Action of transformation and spiritualisation of the world. Dani had a vision of Orpheus playing the lyre and the flute in a concert with superb harmony - all of Nature, even the patch of grass, the flowers and the flies, participated in it, while she was dressed in garments of light. Later on, during the Paneurhythmy, after the movement The Rising Sun, Leon made a strong mystical connection with the soul and the spirit of Orpheus, which deeply touched him. For him it opened an important spiritual dimension to the past, the present and the future of the Orpheus Mysteries.
The Initiation of the Master Beinsa Douno
Preparation for the Day of the Master Beinsa Douno began on the evening of July 11. Leon shared some of his ideas for a worthy celebration of this holy day: “Tomorrow I would like the whole space to be filled with light, to link with the Brothers and the Sisters around the Master and to enter in the Seven Lakes area - this sacred place - as in a Temple. In this Temple we will pray and meditate to link mystically with the Master in his three perfect bodies. Let us imagine that we are on the Prayer Summit around the Master in his perfect physical body. After this we could link with his perfect celestial body, which includes all human virtues presented in the Testament of the Colour Rays of Light and manifested in their highest vibration. Let us also link mystically with the perfect Cosmic-spiritual body of the Master, which is in the highest Divine world and is woven from Divine Light, Love, Wisdom and Truth. When we experience these three perfect bodies of the Master, we make contact with the World Teacher for our time, and we could receive initiation into the Pentagram, the Paneurhythmy and The Testament of the Colour Rays of Light“.
Initiation into the Pentagram is entering into the Centre of the Pentagram, embarking on the Path of the Initiate and developing our perfect bodies in the three worlds. Following this Path, we form ourselves as Cosmic-spiritual Beings created in the image and likeness of God.
Initiation into the Paneurhythmy is activating its four circles of energy in the three worlds of Creation (within the human being, between the partners in the couple, in the whole circle of participants, and between the circles of the Paneurhythmy on Earth and in the higher worlds). Thus the Paneurhythmy begins to blossom as a Tree of Life, and we become an organic part of the Cosmic Being.
Initiation into The Testament of the Colour Rays of Light is connected with the realisation of The Sacred Command of the Master. In order to fulfill the Command of the Master we must purify ourselves seven times and become beloved children of God, partakers of the divine nature.
Initiation in the Pentagram
Unfortunately on July 12 we had heavy fog and rain throughout the whole day. The weather however did not prevent us from gathering in the meeting room and celebrating the Day of the Master Beinsa Douno appropriately. From 06.00 to 08.00 o’clock we held our prayer-meditation for the mystical connection with the Master and for an initiation into the Pentagram. Leon led a special celebrative prayer-meditation and with great joy, gratitude and sacredness we made a connection with the three perfect bodies of the Master. We prayed from the depths of our hearts and souls to receive his blessing for entry into the centre of the Pentagram. Naturally, in the prayer-meditation, which lasted about two hours, there were many different aspects, but here we will summarize them mainly through the symbolic figures in the Pentagram.
Through the Divine songs of the Master (Mahar Bennu Aba, I will Rejoice Greatly, The Hymn of the Great Soul) and inspiring spiritual formulas (Be always faithful, true, pure and kind, and the Lord of peace will fill your heart with all goodness; In the fulfilment of the Will of God lies the power of the human soul; May God be glorified in the Brotherhood of Light, and may the Brothers be glorified in the Love of God) the space was filled with the aura of our beloved Master Beinsa Douno and we began our ‘meditative journey’ through the Five Steps of the Path of the Disciple in accordance with the inner circle of the Pentagram: 1. Staircase Leading to a Door ; 2. The Spirit of Christ; 3. The Steep, Stony Path and Narrow Door, 4. The Eye; 5. The Tree of Life.
Then, with the blessing of the Master, we contemplated the Centre of the Pentagram, which also traces the Path of the Initiate with Five Steps. They are symbolized by five figures, this time situated one above the other: Two intertwined snakes, a Circle, a Cross, a Circle and a Semicircle facing upward.
The Two intertwined snakes are a symbol of the supreme tests of the mind and the heart, which the disciple must pass in order to leave the earthly world of polarities.
The first Circle is a symbol of a successful completion of the Path of the Disciple, the great Spiritual School of the Soul, depicted by the middle circle in the Pentagram. It is connected with the blossoming of the human soul and experiencing the First Resurrection. At the same time it is embarking on the Path of the Initiate, which goes through the Seven Heavens.
The Cross symbolises the ascension on the Path of the Initiate from one Celestial world to another until the Initiate reaches the highest Divine world. The Centre of the Cross is connected with the supreme tests of awakening the Higher Self and experiencing the Second Resurrection. It represents a successful completion of the Mystery School of the Spirit. According to the Book of Revelation, for this spiritual achievement the Cosmic Christ proclaimed: I will make him who is victorious a pillar in the temple of my God, and he will never leave it. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which will come down out of heaven from my God. I will also write on him my new name. (Revelation 3:12)
The upper circle represents a merging with the Cosmic Christ and full self-realisation. It symbolises Apostleship of the Cosmic Christ and Co-creation with God: To those who win the victory I will give the right to sit beside me on my throne, just as I have been victorious and now sit by my Father on his throne. (Revelation 3:21)
The Semicircle, facing upward symbolizes the connection with the absolute Origin of Being, with the Primal Cause, with God, about Whom the Master said: There is One who is Love, Wisdom and Truth. Only One! And all living Nature speaks about this One, the Great. They call Him Lord, God, Father. He pervades everything, permeates the whole Being, envelops the entire world, all solar and stellar systems, and still He remains hidden, unrevealed. Throughout the whole of eternity He shall not reveal Himself, for being the Absolute, the Eternal, He is without form.
At the end of the prayer-meditation, with great appreciation and devotion, we expressed our deep gratitude to the Master: Thank you, Oh beloved Master, for everything that you gave us and taught us, for everything what you are giving us and teaching us and for everything what you will give us and teach us! Then we listened to The Hymn of the Great Soul by the Master and glorified the Lord: Great art Thou, O Lord, great are Thy deeds, great is Thy name and it is above all!
The prayer-meditation, which lasted about two hours, made a very deep impression on our souls. Did we receive an initiation into the Pentagram? It is a very personal spiritual question which everyone has to answer for themselves. Some friends, however - Randi from Switzerland, Bernadette from Ireland, Danie, Dafinka, Bogdan and others – spoke enthusiastically about their spiritual feelings and experiences. As to Leon, he was fully convinced that we had received the blessing of the Master to enter into the Centre of the Pentagram and to join the 144,000 Initiates around the Throne of God, who sing the song of the New Creation.
Initiation in the Paneurhythmy
From 11.00 to 13.15 in the meeting room Leon gave a talk presenting the Paneurhythmy as an Initiation. For more than 36 years he has been working with the Paneurhythmy and with the blessing of the Master he received Initiation into it. Leon shared wonderful stories about the spreading of the Paneurhythmy in Russia and some other countries. He also gave inspiring details about its connection with the Pentagram and the Testament of the Colour Rays of Light. In the Rila Assembly of 2002 the spiritual group led by Leon Moscona received an initiation into the Paneurhythmy as high cosmic rhythm integrating the whole vertical structure of Creation. (See Newsletter – January 2005) The lecture on this day was consecrated to the spiritual keys of the Paneurhythmy.
The Paneurhythmy is the focus of the whole Teaching of the Master and according to Leon we can interpret its movements with at least three different keys:
- as a celebration of the relationship between the Spring season in Nature and the cosmic-spiritual Spring which provides Divine opportunities for the blossoming of the human soul and ascent into higher spiritual worlds;
- as a spiritual journey in the life of the disciple, aimed at the opening of the chakras and the experience of life on Earth as a great spiritual school;
- as a celestial action on Earth aimed at bringing down the reality of the Kingdom of God and the purification, transformation and transfiguration of the whole Earth.
Naturally, this list of possible interpretations could be extended because the Paneurhythmy is an organic synthesis of music, light, words and movements and reflects the multidimensional spiritual Teaching of the Master Beinsa Douno. If we choose one key of interpretation, we can explain the entire series of movements and give an inspiring and rational understanding of each individual movement of the Paneurhythmy. If we choose another key, we can have a different chain of interpretations of the same movements, activating other ideas and symbolic pictures. So, we can have many reasonable interpretations of the movements in the Paneurhythmy co-existing together and expressing the richness and diversity of spiritual life in the epoch of the cosmic-spiritual Spring.
Leon presented all movements of the first part of the Paneurhythmy in accordance with the second key - as a spiritual journey in the life of the disciple. (For more details, see Update, Selected, Archive - The Circle Dance Paneurhythmy - a Gateway to the Garden of Paradise) For many of those present this interpretation was new, but they were very happy with its deep meaning.
The talk in the apartment about the Paneurhythmy as an initiation was only a beginning but gave good results. The group definitely felt that the next three Paneurhythmys (July 13, 14 and 15) were on a new level as a spiritual journey. Our friend Randi received an impulse to develop a group for Paneurhythmy in Switzerland and began an active preparation for this task. The gathering was attended by Paneurhythmy teachers who said that the talk enriched them with a new spiritual understanding of its movements. Some friends from the group wished to become familiar with the third key of interpretation - Paneurhythmy as a spiritual action for the purification and transformation of the whole Earth and for the establishment of the Kingdom of God on it. In essence, the deep knowledge of all three keys combined is an initiation into the Paneurhythmy as high cosmic rhythm, revealed by the World Teacher Beinsa Douno for our time.
As to the initiation into the Testament of the Colour Rays of Light, it is a very exciting theme that we left for the Assembly next year. For this theme however we have accumulated rich material from previous Assemblies and from the celebration of the great Christian Feast Epiphany. We sincerely believe that the Master and the Heavens will bless us with understanding and revelation into this great mystery.
In a conversation with Leon, Roland, a friend from Germany, suggested to include Archangel Michael in our prayers and meditations - Archangel Michael is the inspiration of Anthroposophy and is responsible for the evolution of humankind in the modern era. This idea fitted well into the overall plan. In principle, our work in the Assembly is with the main archetypes in the Book of Revelation by St. John such as the Second Coming, the Divine Wedding, the New Genesis, the Tree of Life and others. Among them is the archetype of the fall of the contemporary "Babylon" civilization. Leon links this archetype with the battle of the Rider on the White Horse with the beast (Revelation 19:11-16). Naturally the Rider on the White Horse could be easily identified as the Archangel Michael, and therefore, when on Monday, July 13th, the group gathered in the meeting room at 18.30, we decided to do a special prayer-meditation dedicated to the Archangel Michael and his battle with the beast.
After a brief emotional introduction about the moral fall of the present ‘Babylon’ civilization, Leon read the verses from the Book of Revelation about the apocalyptic battle of the Rider on the White Horse with the beast: Then I saw heaven open, and there was a white horse. Its rider is called Faithful and True; it is with justice that he judges and fights his battles....The armies of heaven, followed him, riding on white horses and dressed in clean white linen. Out of his mouth came a sharp sword, with which he will defeat the nations... (see Revelation 19:11-16)
The beast is a representation of dark Luciferic, Ahriman and Antichrist energies. The Lucifer energy deforms the wholeness of the human being. It is based on the ego-complex and is characterised by a drive for power, selfish realisation at the expense of others, quick results, phenomenal achievements, occult knowledge and so forth. On the surface, this energy can give the impression of polish, good education, success, brilliance, even charm, but at its core it hides an expansionist ego-complex, moral impurity and greed for dominance.
The Ahriman energy, on the other hand, deforms the wholeness of human society and its culture, that is, the wholeness of the socio-cultural organism. The chief aim of the Ahriman principle is to block the spiritual dimensions of human life and to make human beings slaves of the material world. It substitutes the essential spiritual needs of the human soul with craving for material goods, physical comfort, a 'respectable' position in society, complacency, entertainment, consumerism, perverted sexual pleasures and so on. By cultivating fears of losing a high material standard of living and social status, the Ahriman principle tries to control, manipulate and keep in material slavery millions of people. It considers its aim achieved when human beings forget their high Divine origin, their celestial home and their spiritual needs, impulses and dreams.
While the Lucifer and Ahriman energies deform the wholeness of the human being and of the socio-cultural organism respectively, the Antichrist energy aims to deform the wholeness of the spiritual Universe. It is characterised by violence, murder, black magic, arrogance, blackmail, and all kinds of heavy abuses in the areas of drug use, sexual practices, and power. The Antichrist energy has its foothold in mafia-type organisations, terrorism, all kinds of movements in which the participants believe that the aims justify criminal methods. The mass media and the arts can also become channels of the Antichrist energy when they promote violence and terrorism in the form of films, videos, paintings, etc.
Most unfortunately, the Antichrist energy has manifested itself with extreme destructiveness throughout the whole twentieth century. This is not by chance: the twentieth century marks the beginning of the end of the great meta-historical cycle of humankind's life on Earth when all the negative (or karmic) and positive (or dharmic) energies from the past are being activated in order to bring to conclusion the results of the whole cycle. In other words, the twenty-first century is the time for the harvest of all the good and bad actions of humankind throughout the entire cycle and it is the time of preparation for the coming new cycle of evolution.
Of course, the forces of light are always present in the life of human society (otherwise it will simply cease to exist), but the influence of the dark forces in our time is very strong. Moreover, the battle between the light and the dark forces has reached its critical point. Obviously, in order to survive, humanity must overcome the influence of the dark forces. The Babylonian civilization, described so powerfully in the Book of Revelation by St. John (Chapter 18) must fall and a new civilization based on the forces of light has to be born. This is the essence of the great battle between the Rider on the White Horse with the beast (Revelation 19:11-16).
The group, led in meditation by Leon, visualized Archangel Michael as the Rider on the White Horse and the armies of heaven that followed him, riding on white horses and dressed in clean white linen. At this moment the music of the Master, The March of the Light Forces, sounded very expressive and with great power. In the sacred spiritual atmosphere, created within the group, we received the opportunity to join the armies of heaven led by Archangel Michael. For this purpose however we had to promise to reject any manifestation of the dark forces of Lucifer, Ahirman and Antichrist within and to embrace the energies of Divine Light, Love, Wisdom and Truth. Naturally, this is a deep inner decision and when the people take it, they feel a great surge of cosmic energy, spiritual awakening and illumination.
Through our link with the Archangel Michael and his army we felt that the chain of the Great Universal Brotherhood was activated and we were included in the Divine Action for the establishment of the Kingdom of God on Earth. The Master Beinsa Douno has a very strong spiritual formula which we said in great faith, hope and deep conviction: Great is the Lord whom we serve and this Divine Power will win!
At this moment we felt strongly the moral collapse of the contemporary Babylon civilization: 'Woe! Woe, O great city, dressed in fine linen, purple and scarlet, and glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls! In one hour such great wealth has been brought to ruin!' (Revelation 18:16-17) As soldiers of the Archangel Michael we prayed enthusiastically: "Oh Lord may Thy Kingdom come on Earth as in Heaven and may all the nations whom thou hast called take their place in your Kingdom and serve you with joy and gladness! (Formula by the Master).
After the prayer-meditation there was joy, peace, harmony and love within us and around us. The Heavens were opened and blessings were poured upon all present. From the depths of our hearts and souls we prayed: May the Blessing of God and the Peace of God unfold the whole Earth. The song of the Master A Day Will Come sounded actual for us as a beginning of the great celebration - the establishment of the Kingdom of God on Earth. The Day had come when every breath will praise the Lord in sacred peace and harmony! We remained silent, but enthusiastic and inspired - we envisaged the realization of the greatest dream of humankind – the First Day of Divine Peace on Earth!
We continued our emotional spiritual work consecrated to the Day of Resurrection and Judgement on the afternoon of July 14, again at the Old Prayer Summit. Leon recalled the main ideas from the previous meeting (July 10) and continued the preparatory work for the activation of this fundamental archetype in the Book of Revelation. According to him, the prayer-meditation consecrated to the Day of Resurrection and Judgment could take the form of a Solemn Mass-Requiem. In the musical culture the main parts of a Requiem are Credo, Sanctus, Dies Irae, Agnus Dei, Benedictus, Hosanna, and Gloria. In our Solemn Mass-Requiem, these parts must receive a new meaning in accordance with the interpretation of the main archetypes in the Book of Revelation (some of which are mentioned above).
For example, in Credo (Creed), we will link with the eternal truth about God, Creation and the Human Bering made in the image and likeness of God. There is nothing else except the One Who Is. God is the Sole Being, the Absolute, the Creator, Allah, the Great Void, the Beginning and the End, the Alpha and the Omega, the Principal Cause, the Source of Life, the Revealed and Unrevealed, the All in All. The whole of Creation is an ocean of love, light and life within the Absolute Mind. The Human Being was made in the image and likeness of God with the ability to embrace the whole of Creation and to co-create with God.
In Credo our aim will be to feel the presence of the Lord God Almighty and to experience the New creative act coming from the Living God. The sacred words, which could be included here, are: Our Lord and God! You are worthy to receive glory, honour and power. For you created all things and by your will they were given existence and life. (Revelation 4:11)
Altogether this part of the guided meditation could become an emotional, expressive and mystical introduction to the glorious event of the re-creation of the world. At the same time it leads to the mystery of Sanctus.
Sanctus (Holy). The new apocalyptic, creative act of God ignites the essence of the Holy Trinity. If we imagine God, the Creator, manifested by the Holy Trinity (corresponding to the three highest Sefiroth in the Kabbalah - Kether, Hokmah and Binah or to OM TAT SAT in the Hindu tradition) as an immense cosmic-spiritual Sun beyond time, space and matter, we can compare the new act of 'Genesis' with the explosion of a supernova. This act radiates blazing light all over the Universe and re-shapes Creation in a new way.
This act also ignites the event of the Second Coming (or the New Coming) of the Divine Masters. The purpose of this part of our prayer-meditation is to "dissolve" in the dazzling light of the spiritual supernova and to experience the demiurgic light coming from the Holy Trinity!
The sacred words from the Book of Revelation, which could sound in the prayer-meditation will be Holy, Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, who is and who is to come (4:8). Then we could enter into the apocalyptic event of the Day of Resurrection and Judgement - Dies Irae.
Dies Irae (Day of Judgment). The Day of Resurrection and Judgment, which will happen at the end of the present metahistorical cycle, will determine the positive or negative outcome in the development of individual human beings and of nations. In this section of the prayer-meditation the purpose will be to anticipate and contemplate this staggering apocalyptic event in great compassion, solemnity, awe, sacredness and mystery.
Agnus Dei (The Lamb of God). In our prayer-ceremony we will pray to Agnus Dei (the Lamb of God), this time appreciated as the Cosmic Christ, the One Who sits on the Throne. A fundamental archetype in Chapter 5 of the Apocalypse is the Lamb as the One Who was able to open the Scroll "sealed" with seven seals". (Revelation, Chapter 5:6-14) This Scroll contains the records of all human history on Earth. Everyone whose name is written in the Book of the Living will be resurrected and saved. Moreover, the power of the Cosmic Christ could bless even the sinful beings with salvation and liberation.
In other traditions the name of the One who sits on the Throne of God is different - Metatron, Buddha, Enoch or Krishna but the essence is always the same: He is the One Who brings salvation, liberation and enlightenment! In comparison with the 'fearful' energies of Dies Irae, the soft vibrations of Agnus Dei bring love, tenderness and blessings to the souls on the apocalyptic Day of Resurrection and Judgement.
Benedictus (Blessing). This section of our prayer-meditation could develop into a subtle ritual-ceremony of calling to the ‘dead people’ to rise up and enter into the new reality. It could be an invocation of the Cosmic Christ energy and addressing the souls. The ‘dead’ people’ are all human personalities living in ego. They have to awaken their souls in order to enter into the New Reality.
With our prayers and invocations we could participate in this apocalyptic process and help human beings to achieve the ‘resurrection from the dead’. For this purpose we have to link with them, radiating Love, Light, Wisdom and Truth and imagine how they respond and begin to radiate themselves - from ego-personality shadows they become radiating souls. At this moment the metaphysics of the space changes and we enter into the ocean of the Universal Soul. This is the first raising of the dead – the blossoming of the human soul. These souls will be able to awaken their Divine Self and to enter into the Heavenly Jerusalem, the world of the Universal Spirit. Only beings with blossoming souls and awakened spirits will be able to live in the new reality. These people will form the core of the New Humankind – God's people living on sacred Earth.
Hosanna (Praise God). The resurrected souls will be ready to enter into the New Jerusalem (a symbol of the highest Divine world). Exactly after the Day of Resurrection St. John saw the New Heaven and the New Earth. In the Gospels Hosanna was sung when Jesus Christ entered triumphantly into Jerusalem. Now we will sing Hosanna because the time has come for all living souls to enter into the Heavenly Jerusalem, the Reality of the New Heaven and the New Earth. This entry will be the most inspiring event in our lives and this is why we ourselves will say Hosanna - Praise to the Lord! As in the past, the Hebrew people, led by Moses, finally saw the Promised Land, now the reality of the Heavenly Jerusalem lies before us and we could enter into it, becoming citizens of the Holy City forever.
Gloria (Glory). When we enter into the reality of the New Heaven and the New Earth, in the Kingdom of God, where there are many mansions, our souls will glorify the Lord and will abide in love, joy, peace, happiness and thanksgiving: "You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being" (Revelation 4:11).
On that day we were not ready for the performance of such a Solemn Mass-Requiem. After Leon’s introduction we decided to listen to some musical pieces, which could be connected with the vibrations of the Day of Resurrection and Judgment. The first was Dies Irae from the Requiem by Berlioz. This Requiem is a monumental piece of musical art in which more than 500 musicians participate. In Dies Irae Berlioz specially introduced four brass bands, the function of which was to announce the Day of Judgement.
When the music of Dies Irae started, we listened to it with deep emotion, and gradually, especially after the four brass bands sounded, we went into a state of excitement and amazement. One could hardly imagine the power of this moment when the music of Dies Irae filled the whole valley beneath the Lake Summit with a spectacular avalanche of sounds. The feeling was that the fateful moment of Dies Irae has come. The heavens were open and ready to welcome the righteous people and to reject the sinful ones. For some participants, in particular for Leon, Michelangelo's painting The Last Judgment began to appear in his inner vision. Even this preliminary experience of the Day of Resurrection and Judgment was staggering with its apocalyptic power.
Ten minutes after the end of Dies Irae from Berlioz’ Requiem, Leon put on the music of Agnus Dei (the Lamb of God) from the Mass in B Minor by Bach. In comparison with the fearsome energies of Dies Irae, the soft vibrations of Agnus Dei filled us with compassion, love, tenderness and kindness and we entered into the spiritual world, which will come after the apocalyptic Day of Resurrection and Judgment. In the end, of course, we listened to the last chorus of Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Dona nobis pacem (Bless us with Peace), which sounded like a solemn chorus from Heaven, meeting all saved souls as they come into the embrace of God the Father and the Divine Mother!
The archetype of the Day of Resurrection and Judgment in the Book of Revelation by St. John is surely one of the most enigmatic and mystical. Our preparation for its activation began two years ago and now it has entered into a new stage. Of course, there is a lot more work to be done before we are able to activate this sublime archetype in our Assemblies on the Sacred Mountain Rila. The experiences of the two gatherings consecrated to the Day of Resurrection and Judgment, did however give us confidence and belief that in the near future we will be able to enter into these great mysteries.
On the last day of our Assembly, July 15, we met the Sunrise with a prayer-meditation for entry into the Heavenly Jerusalem, the Kingdom of God, where there are many mansions. On the same day in 2002 we linked with many of the great Divine Masters and Personifications of the Divine Mother and received their blessings for participation in the great Divine Action of the Second Coming and the descent of the Kingdom of God on Earth. Now we wanted to experience our last day as a celebration and to gather new spiritual impulses for the entire year.
With the hymn Aum we merged with the sacred vibration that upholds the whole of Creation. Then we made a mystical connection with the Cosmic-spiritual Sun and the spiritually transformed Earth based on Chapter 4 of the Book of Revelation. As a summary of the whole Assembly the prophetic words from the Revelation sounded again: "Then the One who sits on the throne said: "And now I make all things new!" "It is done! I am the first and the last, the beginning and the end." To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life". (Revelation 21:5, 6) Deeply within us we felt that the Lord God is bringing to a conclusion the present cultural-historical epoch and opening a new one. In essence, this act is the activation of the New Coming of the Divine Masters and the Divine Mother and a blessing for entry into the reality of a New Heaven and New Earth.
Leon then led a Mandala meditation in which we linked with the Divine Masters and the Divine Mother and prayed warmheartedly to them to bless us to meet their New Coming and to enter into the New Reality.
"I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE"! With this eternal truth about the Son of God we turned in sacredness to the Cosmic Christ to bless us and to receive his new baptism in the name of the Cosmic-spiritual Cross of Immortality: I will make him who is victorious a pillar in the temple of my God, and he will never leave it. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which will come down out of heaven from my God. I will also write on him my new name. (Revelation 3: 12)
"GOD IS LOVE, GOD IS WISDOM, GOD IS THE TRUTH! Experiencing the essence of this mystery, revealed to us by the World Teacher Beinsa Douno, we asked him to bless us with entry into his great cosmic-spiritual school in Heaven and to reveal to us the deep esoteric meaning of the Pentagram, the Paneurhythmy and the Testament of the Colour Rays of Light (The Commandment of the Master).
“OM TAT SAT CHIT ANANDA” - one great formula with which the followers of Hinduism glorify the Lord and hope to merge with Him and to enter into the state of samadhi! With this formula, we linked with the Lord Krishna and prayed to Him to bless us with the new Integral Yoga, which He now reveals for the coming New Reality. We also prayed to the great Guru Babaji to include us mystically in his legendary group in the Himalayas, so that we could climb, peak after peak, in the ‘Spiritual Himalayas’ - the Sacred Mountain Rila.“OM TAT SAT CHIT ANANDA” - one great formula with which the followers of Hinduism glorify the Lord and hope to merge with Him and to enter into the state of samadhi! With this formula, we linked with the Lord Krishna and prayed to Him to bless us with the new Integral Yoga, which He now reveals for the coming New Reality. We also prayed to the great Guru Babaji to include us mystically in his legendary group in the Himalayas, so that we could climb, peak after peak, in the ‘Spiritual Himalayas’ - the Sacred Mountain Rila.
“OM MANI PADME HUM “- all Buddhists in Tibet and throughout the world pronounce this mantra with great concentration and appreciation to open their way towards nirvana! We also said it with great respect and trust, expecting the new Buddha, the Enlightened One, Maitreya, Who is coming to bless us with a new Surangama Sutra and Enlightenment into the Mandala of the New Cosmic Order.
"I AM THAT I AM" - This is the Lord God Almighty, the Father, Who appeared to Moses on Mount Sinai and gave him the Ten Commandments. Now, with humbleness, we await the New Commandments of the Kingdom of God, where the New Humankind has to enter. There we will receive the fruits from the Kabbalistic Tree of Life and will start our New Cycle of Existence
LÄ ILÄHA ILL' ALLÄH – the most fundamental formula in Islam, the testimony of truth, the alpha and omega of the Islamic faith! In deep prayer and meditation, we linked through it with Imam Mahdi and ask Him to bless us with a great spiritual journey (like the night journey of Mohammed) to the "reality of Mohammed" - the First in Creation through whom God sees everything.
"I AM THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION"! Thus the Blessed Virgin Mary, one of the greatest Personifications of the Divine Feminine, appeared to St. Bernadette in Lourdes in 1858. Now, with deep emotion and great appreciation, we linked with the Holy Mother and asked for Her blessing to enter into the reality of the New Heaven and the New Earth and to receive Her great New Initiation.
“HOLY, HOLY, HOLY IS THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, WHO WAS, WHO IS, AND WHO IS TO COME”! Glorifying the Lord, we prayed warmheartedly for the Holy Spirit to descend upon us and to bless us with a majestic New Pentecost, which could reveal the enormous spiritual treasures gathered during the Indo-European cycle in the evolution of humankind. From the depths of our hearts and souls we also prayed for the Holy Spirit to reveal to us the mysteries of the Lord, Who makes all things new!
The morning prayer-meditation finished with a majestic hymn glorifying the Lord - the Hymn of the Great Soul by the Master Beinsa Douno. Similarly to the Sunrise seven years ago, this Sunrise was like a participation in the great Divine Service in front of the Throne of God (Revelation, Chapter 4), in which all Divine Masters and Personifications of the Divine Mother participate. All formulas and mantras in this Mandala- meditation sounded as blessings for spiritual action given to us by the Masters themselves. The impact of this prayer-meditation on all of us was very strong and for some, Bogdan, for instance, it became one of the most powerful prayer- meditations of the Assembly.
After the morning prayer-meditation, we felt that a very strong and exciting Divine day had begun, as on July 15, 2002. Indeed, the Paneurhythmy which we did on the big lawn next to the Fifth Lake was exceptional. Leon felt the presence of the Master in his etheric and heavenly-transformed body in the middle of the circle. The Paneurhythmy itself became like a column of light, stretching through the whole vertical structure of Creation and reaching the Throne of God.
After the Paneurhythmy and the joyful sharing of our experiences during this sacred dance, we climbed to the Sixth Lake, the Heart. There in a picturesque setting we had our lunch. After that we moved to a small hill at the water’s edge from where one could contemplate a wonderful view of the entire Lake and surrounding peaks. Right there on July 15, 2002, we experienced a remarkable spiritual event. On this hill we had a ‘grand concert’ with the songs of the Master Beinsa Douno. The general feeling was that we had successfully concluded a very strong spiritual and mystical Assembly, and entered into a new phase in the development of the Second Coming Mission. Of course, we gave thanks from the depths of our hearts and souls to the Light Beings, guardians of the Seven Lakes, to the Spiritual Hierarchy in Heaven, to the Master and to Leon for all the blessings which we received. We concluded our Assembly glorifying the Holy Trinity, ending as we did on July 15, 2002:
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end! Amen!
In conclusion, we could say that we elevated our Rila Assemblies to a new level. Originally our intention was to have a Mystery School of the Spirit, but the Assembly developed into Apostleship in the Testament of Truth and participation in the Divine Action for establishing the Kingdom of God on Earth. Each day of our Assembly included an important spiritual action which sowed living seeds in our Souls and Spirits. Once again the Sacred Mountain Rila was activated as a planetary centre for the link between the Holy Council in Heaven and the awakening souls on Earth.
The Book of Revelation by St. John was transformed from a book closed with "seven seals" into a plan and scenario for action. Some of the main archetypes and prophecies in the Book of Revelation become spiritual events and began to unfold:
- Meeting the Second Coming;
- Invitation for participation in the Divine Wedding;
- Experiencing the New Genesis;
- Participation in the struggle between the Rider on the White Horse and the beast;
- Contemplation of the Day of Resurrection and Judgement;
- Entry into the New Reality;
- Gathering the fruits from the Tree of Life and others.
The Book of Revelation finishes with an emotional call: The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come!” Everyone, who hears this must also say, "Come!" Come, whoever is thirsty; Accept the water of life as a gift, whoever wants it. (22:17) At the Assembly we heard this call, we became apostles of the Cosmic Christ and the Divine Mother, and now we address this call "Come" to all friends:
Come, beloved friends, to Rila with us!
Come and accept the water of life as a gift
and let us unfold an emotional spiritual work
in the name of Divine Peace, Love, Wisdom and Truth!