There are fourteen etheric cities over the earth, seven over the seven seas, seven over the seven deserts. These etheric cities are places where souls of light or souls who have the assistance of the ascended masters can go between embodiments or during sleep. These cities are intact at the etheric level; they are as they were in the golden age. John’s vision of the New Jerusalem found in the Book of Revelation is derived from his vision of the etheric cities, which establish the inner blueprint of the City Foursquare to be outpictured in the civilizations of the earth.
The God of Gold describes these cities:
In the etheric octave, seven major etheric cities of light—gold is everywhere, light is streaming. Angels walk freely with masterful sons and daughters of God. Children are God-free, realizing the fullness of their causal body. You can see the transparency of the suggestion of the Christ and causal body and I AM Presence visible above these lifestreams. The streets are golden.
Gold is the conveyor and conductor of the light of the sun, the balance of health in the physical body and the precipitated sunlight from each one’s own causal body of earned supply of previous incarnations on earth and service in heaven. Therefore you see, all are not equally wealthy, even in the etheric cities of light, but each demonstrates by his adeptship, love and God-mastery the precipitation of that abundance of gold and beauty and light, culture and soul development and all of the many facets of God-mastery of the seven rays.
One hears, by a soundless sound and the inner attunement of the chakras, the keynotes of all of the masters of cosmos. One can tune in through meditation through one’s chakras to various wavelengths of sound, light, beauty, inspiration and the mystery schools and retreats of other planets and far-off worlds.
The beauty of nature is resplendent and many-colored—the crystal-clear streams, the freshness of the air, the piercing vitality of the stars, the sense of the permeation of life with the blue ray of the will of God. There is peace and balance, equanimity. There is the sense of well-being and not the irritations and nervousness of the denser bodies we wear, the diets we eat, the vibrations of death and hell in the earth plane.
Apart from these seven major cities of light, there are the open spaces of the etheric plane where there are isolated temples, edifices of learning, other communities and types of gatherings of students of the masters.<Godfre, September 3, 1984.</ref>
One of the greatest cities in the world for outpicturing the alabaster cities of light is Washington D.C. This is due to Saint Germain and George Washington, who lowered this matrix into form. The plan of this city goes back to the great cities of light that were in the Amazon basin in the great golden age of South America; the key buildings of the city are in white, and in many of them you will see something very much like what is seen in the etheric cities.
Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Masters and Their Retreats, s.v. “The Etheric Cities.”