Translations:Hercules and Amazonia's retreat/5/en
Crossing this hall, we descend a flight of stairs to a circular room. In the center is the focus of a large blue-white diamond with the flame of Hercules and Amazonia blazing through it. In every retreat of the Great White Brotherhood, there is a focus of a flame, and usually the flame is anchored physically in some form of jewel. The jewel of the first ray and the first-ray masters is the diamond. The will of God coalesces as the hardness of the diamond because it is unflinching devotion to the inner pattern, the fiery core of each man’s identity. The diamond also symbolizes the crystal clarity of the soul and the precipitation of the Christ.