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Figure 3

Figure 3 is from Rainbow Bridge II Copyright 1981 by Two Disciples

Figure 3 is an expanded version of figure 2 and shows the very large causal field of a person who has finished the phase 2 clearing work. The causal field is very large and is filled with energies that have accumulated during the clearing process as a reservoir of power.

Figure 3 is based on the clairvoyant observations of the Two Disciples (Josephine and Norman Stevens) who originated the Rainbow Bridge Techniques and published their findings in two books. Rainbow Bridge 1, The Link With the Soul,  and Rainbow Bridge  II, Link with the Soul. Rick Prater who was a member of the Rainbow Bridge prototype group has also published an easy to read book complete with step by step instructions and diagrams on the Rainbow Bridge I and II clear techniques. The title of the book is Bridge to Superconsciousness and a free PDF extract of the book covering the Rainbow Bridge Phase 1 and 2 Techniques can be found here. The book is out of print and used copies can be found at  Amazon.com. His book is especially good for those who plan to start their own Rainbow Bridge Group. 

Introduction to the Soul Star and Rainbow Bridge Techniques

Before union with the Soul can be achieved, the lower self or personality must be purified and the obstacles to union removed. The Rainbow Bridge techniques are offered to aid the student in purification of the personality vehicles, the etheric / vital body, the emotional body, and the lower mental body or conscious self. These impurities or low-grade thought forms appear to extended perception as surrounding dark clouds and forms of low grade energies, some shifting and churning, some partially fixed and condensed, some loosely connected forming a cage-like grid that imprisons its owner, some dense and attached to the body and affecting the organs and their functions (See Figure 1). THEY EXIST IN EVERYONE, WITHOUT EXCEPTION, and are the results of many lifetimes of  instinctual or physical evolution, of excessive emotional development, mostly uncontrolled desire, and of incomplete mental growth, mostly imperfect thinking or thought form building. The Two Disciples mention that they have observed these impurities in every spiritual teacher, and yogi that they have met. 

The Tibetan Master Djwhal Khul has written about these thought forms and impurities in the aura.   "Much of the ineffectiveness of people is due to the fact that their interests are not centralized but very diffuse, and no one thing engrosses their attention. They scatter their energy and are attempting to satisfy every wandering desire, and to dabble in everything which comes their way. Therefore, no thought they think ever assumes proper form, or is ever duly energized. They are consequently surrounded by a dense cloud of half-formed disintegrating thought forms and clouds of partially energized matter in process of dissolution. This produces occultly a condition similar to the decay of a physical form, and is equally unpleasant and unwholesome. It accounts for much of the diseased condition of the human family at this time." (p.975, Treatise on Cosmic Fire).

To have this mass of disintegrating thought forms in your aura, sets you up for a number of problems.

1. These disintegrating thought forms stand between you and your external world interfering with clear perception and communication.

2. On the receiving side, they make you vulnerable to (a) mob influence or mass consciousness, (b) influence, suggestion and control by others (e.g. thoughts of gender, race, or ethnic inferiority or superiority) (c) infection and disease.

3. On the transmitting side, they cause (a) low self-esteem, (b) excessive emotional reactions, (c) misinterpretation of code and customs, (d) undesirable behavior and a imperfect response to the environment.

4. These ancient thought forms, carried over from life to life, block the connection and distort the communication between the person and his/her Higher Self. This self-made barrier between you and your Soul causes you to (a) hold to outworn ideals, (b) be deceived as to sources of aspiration, (c) accept false teachings as true, (d) make the practice of most yoga and magic unsuccessful and dangerous,  and (e) deflect downpours of energy from the Soul.

In their book, Thought forms, Annie Besant and C. W. Leadbeater have noted, so long as any of the coarser kinds of matter connected with evil and selfish thoughts remain in a person's body, he is open to attack from those who wish him evil.  But, when he has perfectly eliminated these by self-purification, his haters cannot injure him. He goes on calmly and peacefully amid all the darts of their malice and their evil thoughts are deflected from his aura and return to the sender (p. 30, Thought forms).

It is not only possible to purify the vehicles, but it is absolutely necessary before the real techniques of spiritual enlightenment or self-realization  can be successfully undertaken.

The  Rainbow Bridge techniques offer a "do-it-yourself" program for removing impurities that ordinarily would  have to be lived out the hard way by releasing the energy locked within them through suffering and illness over several lifetimes.

Overview of the Rainbow Bridge Phase I and II Techniques

The Rainbow Bridge techniques involve two phases. In phase I, the first technique the student is taught is to use the Soul Invocation to align with and invoke the cooperation of the Soul before doing any spiritual practice. This step is key because, in the Rainbow Bridge techniques, the Soul does the work and the personality or conscious mind merely cooperates.  The Rainbow Bridge techniques are without effect unless they are preceded by the Soul Invocation or an invocation with a similar intent.

After the student has aligned and invoked the cooperation of the Soul by use of the Soul Mantram, the Soul Star becomes responsive to your thoughts and is used to build the Central Channel.   The Central Channel is built to prepare the body to receive a greater influx of spiritual energy.  The upper section of the Central Channel bridges the gap between the lower mind and higher mind and is known as the Rainbow Bridge or Antahkarana. It provides a conduit through which high vibration energies can be safely moved through the body.  The student is taught how to align with the Soul and activate the Soul Star by use of the Soul Invocation. The Soul Star is located about six inches above the head and is the instrument the Soul uses to transform and purify the matter of the three lower vehicles (vital or etheric body, the emotional body, and the mental body). It also has other functions.

Once the basic Central Channel is built, it is systematically widened. Also during phase I, a tool of the Soul called the Spiritual Whirl Wind or Etheric Vortex is used to sweep debris from the aura that is created by the movement of the Soul Star through the body. The Soul Star is a ball of solar fire and when it is moved into the body, it literally burns through debris that is clogging your Central Channel.  This debris must be removed by use of the Spiritual Whirlwind.  Whenever the Soul Star is moved through the body, the Spiritual Whirlwind must be used afterwards to sweep the aura of debris.

Once the Central Channel has been widened to about 1 inch in diameter, which usually takes about six to eight weeks doing just the widening phase, the student can begin phase 2, the clearing work.  It has been observed that by use of the Soul Invocation followed by simply moving the Soul Star through the Central Channel from a point 6 inches below the feet, the Earth Star, to a point about 6 inches above the head, the Soul Star, on a daily basis followed by use of the Spiritual Vortex that some clearing of the external patterns (low-grade thought-forms that appear outside of the body in the surrounding aura) is accomplished.  However, if only one or two revolutions of the Soul Star through the channel are done per day, this method of clearing will be much slower than the phase II methods which uses a series of 36 verbs that are placed in a structured series of sentences and repeated for several minutes by the student. By using the Phase II clearing techniques, the external patterns can be cleared in 2 to 5 years. If the process is continued the internal patterns will also begin to be cleared. A study has been initiated to determine if the clearing process of simply moving the Soul Star with its radiant field through the central channel can be speeded up to equal or surpass that of the Phase II word forms by simply increasing the number of times the Soul Star is moved through the channel.

The purification work results in the following permanent benefits:

  • You no longer have a permanent barrier around you which modifies communication from and to you.
  • The low vibration energies which are a channel for infection are removed.
  • Suggestions of low self-esteem and failure are no longer stimulated.
  • Your body ages more slowly and your health is enhanced because the flow of life force (prana) through the body and aura is no longer obstructed by energy, emotional and mental blockages.
  • The main channel for uncontrolled emotional response is removed - as is quick response to emotionalism from others.
  • The heavy karmic influence of ancient thought forms and mistakes are eliminated.
  • You will have an increased capacity to invoke and retain the light of the Soul.
  • You will find it easier to recognize your companions on the Path, the ones you are destined to work with.
  • You will move rapidly into awareness of the consciousness of your Soul. Common culturally based labels for this universal state of  higher consciousness are "Christ consciousness" in the west, and "Atma (Self) consciousness" or "the Buddha Mind," or "the mind of enlightenment (bodhichitta)" in the east. 
  • By building the central channel, you will be of service to the Masters of the Planetary Hierarchy and to the planet by becoming anchor points for the transmission of vital energies that will purify the planet and accelerate the externalization of the Hierarchy. 
  • Telepathy and the higher psychic powers of the Initiate will begin to develop.  Djwhal Khul has said that "--the powers of the Initiate are gained not from any study but by changes in the etheric vehicle." The Rainbow Bridge techniques make changes in the etheric, emotional and mental bodies to accelerate this process.

About the Developers of the Rainbow Bridge Techniques

Josephine and Norman Stevens were the developers of the Rainbow Bridge Techniques and authors of the Rainbow Bridge books.  They were conscious working disciples in the Externalizing Ashram of the Master Djwhal Khul, whose principal function is to begin the externalization process of the next kingdom in nature, the Kingdom of Heaven, and to prepare the way for the reappearance of the World Teacher, the Christ.

 They describe their background below:

We, the "Two Disciples" who wrote the Rainbow Bridge series, have had lifetimes of experience with the teachings of the Tibetan Master, Djwhal Khul, who dictated many books on occult philosophy to Alice A. Bailey from 1919 to 1949. We had intimate association with Alice and Foster Bailey and their work as they implemented the teachings of the Master Djwhal Khul by the printing and distribution of His many books, countless pamphlets and the invaluable work of the Arcane School. Our association with the Baileys covered all phases from the early days of the Arcane School until a few years after the death of Alice A. Bailey. Djwhal Khul's efforts were to present the Ancient Wisdom, the Mystery Teachings, to the disciple-student in a suitable form adapted to modern mental development.

We belong to the New Group of World Servers, along with an increasing number of incarnating egos who are coming in to serve in the dawning New Age. We are Telepathic Communicators, as described by Djwhal Khul on page 606 of A Treatise on White Magic, who prefer to work behind the scenes and acknowledge our position only when it serves the purposes of the Planetary Hierarchy during this time of transition. We both have extended perceptions of differing types and degrees and are a working team.

Our approach is based on a modern adaptation of Djwhal Khul's teachings, as given through His amenuensis, Alice A. Bailey. These books have been and are our textbooks. Our work is intended to be practical above all else.  It is our intention to present the results of a lifetime of study and experiments to accomplish certain needed changes in the vehicles of the aspirant-disciple, which are required before the disciple can transmit or ground the energies of Externalization which are preliminary to the Return of the Christ. (From Rainbow Bridge II, p.xiii-xiv)

In addition, Norman Stevens was a director of the Lucis Trust for 7 years and Josephine, in addition to helping AAB with the Arcane School, also worked for a while as Alice A. Bailey's personal secretary. Josephine Stevens had remarkable clairvoyant and telepathic abilities.  She was able to see changes in the aura and inner vehicles on a daily basis on many sublevels from the etheric to the Monadic. It was this ability that enabled Josephine and Norman to empirically verify the effects of the Rainbow Bridge techniques by observing  and recording the changes it made in the energy fields of their students for more than ten years. A copy of three of the charts and records they kept on their students is shown on page 181 and 182 of the Rainbow Bridge II book.  One of the Brothers of the Hierarchy told Josephine that, at that time, there were only 25 people on the planet with her level of vision. I share this information so that, you, the reader will have some insight into the quality and depth of knowledge that these two Disciples brought to their work. 

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