The temple is located in a round building flanked by two wings. It is white and circular in form, encircled by seven corridors of various or graded degrees of radiation. In the center of the temple is the resurrection flame, an opalescent, mother-of-pearl flame that raises the body to that state just prior to the ascension where the threefold flame is balanced and the four lower bodies are aligned.
Eight pillars surround the central altar. The paintings on the walls of the circular flame room depict the raising of mankind’s consciousness through key individuals’ patterns and activities that the Brotherhood of this retreat project as the stages leading to the golden age. We notice on a section of one of the four murals a great patriarch in a pink velvet robe, reading to the people from the book of cosmic law.
Angels of the resurrection flame serve in this retreat, ministering unto the flame and unto those souls who are brought to the resurrection chambers in the wings adjoining the central flame room. Here students are taught how to raise their vibrations to balance the threefold flame and to bring their four lower bodies into alignment in preparation for the ascension, the initiation that follows the resurrection.
There are sections of the retreat where those who have passed prematurely from the screen of life are brought to recuperate from the shock. Here they remain in a state of sleep in their etheric bodies until the action of the resurrection flame resuscitates their consciousness, removes the sting of death, and they awaken of their own free will and come forth to participate in the class work that is carried on in the retreat. After they have adjusted to the change and to their opportunities for service and training between embodiments, they are taken to other retreats of the masters for specialized training and to the etheric cities.
Archangel Uriel and Aurora, together with Gabriel and Hope, frequent this retreat to expand the flame of resurrection on behalf of mankind. By a like token, the Goddess of Spring, beloved Amaryllis, uses the Spirit of the Resurrection Flame each year on behalf of the nature kingdom.
Jesus welcomes us to this retreat:
I welcome you together with Mary the Mother and Saint Germain and the many who have gone before you who are serving here with me in the Temple of the Resurrection, the holy city that pulsates with life abundant above the place where our victory was and is forever one.
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!” Our retreat stands to bear eternal witness to the Truth that we have outpictured in the world of form, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it!
Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Masters and Their Retreats, s.v. “The Resurrection Temple.”
- Matt. 23:37.
- Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Opening of the Temple Doors, chapter 7.