Retreat of the Blue Lotus
The Retreat of the Blue Lotus is the focus of God Himalaya in the Himalayan Mountains in Tibet. Here the masculine ray of the Godhead enters the earth, establishing the polarity of Alpha and Omega with the feminine ray of the Godhead that enters at the retreat of the God and Goddess Meru at Lake Titicaca.
In one of the highest mountains of the Himalayan chain, the focus of the manu of the fourth root race is carved, seven chambers, one on top of the other, an impregnable fortress dedicated to individual self-mastery through the flowering of the seven chakras in the body of man. The seven chambers provide a system of initiation whereby one begins his training in the lowest and largest of the chambers and is allowed to ascend to the next chamber only when he has completed certain studies and passed prescribed tests of self-mastery.
Each of the seven chambers is separated by hundreds of feet of solid rock. A spiral staircase connects the first three, but beyond that, the initiate must either levitate or adjust his atomic pattern to enter through the walls. These top four chambers are reserved for deep meditation. Here advanced masters and their pupils may leave their bodies and enter the Great Silence (Nirvana) for prescribed periods.
Description of the retreat
Entering the main hall at the base of the complex, we smell the fragrance of the lotus and notice that these flowers are floating in a pool carved in the floor. The Great Hall is frequented by unascended yogic masters who come here out of the body to teach and also to act as scribes, setting forth the Law on scrolls that they then give to their disciples. The chamber seats several hundred disciples who sit in the lotus posture on raised square pads, facing the opposite end of the hall where there is a dais provided for the masters who lecture here. Behind the dais the wall opens into an antechamber, which is the flame room.
Here on an altar is the lotus flame, a focus of the threefold flame. An intense and fiery action of the blue flame forms the petals of the lotus; the golden flame blazes from the center, with the pink radiance emanating therefrom. The hall is rough-hewn, showing the natural beauty of the rock, the only decoration being the flame itself and a statue of a figure in meditation behind the flame on the opposite side in the antechamber.
Because this retreat is devoted to the masculine ray, its emphasis is on going within—on concentration—and so its entire design is conducive to the focusing within the disciples of the yang aspect of the Deity. No outer accouterments or decorations are present, for these would tend to draw the attention of those in meditation outside of themselves. The flame, then, is their sole point of concentration and their only contact outside of themselves with the Spirit of God.
Functions of the retreat
The keynote of the retreat is an Oriental mantra containing the keys to self-mastery and the opening of the seven chakras and the drawing in of the outer mind to the pivot point of the God consciousness within. The action of the retreat is illumination, devotion to the will of God and adoration of his love, the power by which ascended and unascended masters rise into the bliss of nirvanic meditation.
The feeling that permeates the retreat is one of clear light. Truly those who come here must have purified their four lower bodies and regained that clarity of consciousness that was theirs in the beginning and that enables each one to ascend the seven levels of God consciousness in preparation either for the ascension or for the maintaining of life within the physical form over periods of hundreds of years (thus enabling certain key lifestreams to maintain the focus of God in the world of form while their consciousness may come and go at will). These are they who have taken the vow of the bodhisattva to remain in the service of their fellowman until every last man, woman and child is free.
Attending the retreat
Himalaya invites us to his retreat:
I say, then, daughters of the living flame, invoke the masculine ray as a point of light in the crown chakra, as the magnet that will draw up your feminine energies for the victory. I say to you, sons of flame, invoke the light of Asia, the light of the seventh tier of the Retreat of the Blue Lotus. Let it be the crowning jewel of life. Let it be a frequency and a tone in the crown chakra that impels the rising of soul energies and of Mother flame.
Strive for oneness, strive for wholeness. Seek the desiring of God and the desirelessness of God. Learn the balance of the twain. Come under the Law and the rod, and know that I am waiting in the Retreat of the Blue Lotus for you to come up higher and higher, to the pinnacle of your own being. Know, then, that the door of the retreat is open for those who are disciplined in the Law.
I pray, then, that you will be prepared to be received by the doorkeeper and that you will be a part of those who support the masculine ray on behalf of the evolutions of Asia, so many of whom know not their identity in God. So then, may the light of far-off worlds be the star of your crown. And may you meditate upon that blue-sapphire star, a five-pointed star. I seal it on the brow for the protection of the opening of the third eye and the perception of the will of God.
Come. Come to the Retreat of the Blue Lotus. Come, for there is work to be done. There is action and interaction. There is a civilization to be forged. I am the law of the life—the crown of life—and I AM the masculine ray for the lifewaves of Terra. I extend my hands, for I would pass to you, each one, these mighty currents of Alpha that you might understand what vigor and verve and energy can be yours for the fulfillment of cycles of being.
The flame flower of the retreat is the blue lotus, and the brothers who serve here wear white linen robes.
Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Masters and Their Retreats, s.v. “The Retreat of the Blue Lotus.”
- Himalaya, “The Masculine Ray in the Aquarian Age,” February 22, 1975.