A mantle is a symbol of authority, preeminence or responsibility. For instance, you might say that a great painter passes his mantle to his protégé. In the spiritual sense of the word, a mantle is a spiritual office. And with its bestowal, there is passed from Guru to disciple a great sphere of light.
For thousands of years the great spiritual teachers of mankind have passed down their mantle and their teaching to deserving disciples. Around each successive teacher would gather students dedicated to studying that teaching and becoming the living example of that teaching. With the transfer of the mantle from Master to disciple comes the transfer of responsibility. The disciple pledges to carry on the mission of his Master.
The mantle of the consciousness of the Guru is a momentum. It is symbolized in the robe of Christ—the subject of much mystery—which the soldiers would not cut because it was the seamless garment. The robe of Christ, the very mantle of his attainment, is something that can drop upon you—just as the mantle of Elijah fell upon Elisha, just as the succession of the Buddhas in the Far East continues unbroken. The passing of the mantle is the passing of the momentums of attainment.
The mantle of President of the United States
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In 1986, the Goddess of Liberty spoke about the mantle of the office of President of the United States:
Understand, beloved, that few officeholders are perfect but the mantle of the office that comes from the Great White Brotherhood is indeed perfect. Therefore, respect the mantle of the office of the President of the United States, which since the anointing of George Washington has been a mantle in the hierarchy of the Brotherhood.
There have been officeholders who have scarcely understood the mantle. Some have betrayed it, some have gone against the Light of the I AM Presence. But because the mantle itself was present, as some have remarked, the nation has survived its presidents!
Understand, then, that although there is a willing heart in your President, there are circumstances and individuals and even his own karma that may prevent the best use of that mantle and the wielding of it in a stronger defense of freedom. I say pray for the officeholder to come into alignment with the mantle itself. And offer the prayer upon all elected representatives and those not elected that the mantle of Christ descend.
Whether they will use that mantle to divide the waters and proclaim the Truth of the Lord’s prophecy or whether it will become a judgment upon their own treasonous acts against this nation, so be it. The mantle itself will perform its work when invoked by you. Since it is a qualification of the representatives of the people of this nation to be the bearers of the Light and the mantle of the Christ, therefore you may invoke it. And therefore you may use the Judgment Call to demand the judgment of those individuals who have betrayed the office of Mediator, which office is essential in the interpretation and execution of the Constitution.
Elizabeth Clare Prophet, June 30, 1996.
Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Path to Attainment, chapter 5.
- 2 Kings 2:8–15.
- Christ consciousness.
- The Goddess of Liberty, “The Keepers of the Flame of Liberty,” Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 29, no. 65, November 23, 1986.