Sirius by M Temple Richmond

Sirius by M Temple Richmond

  • Title: Sirius
  • Author: M. Temple Richmond
  • Publisher: Manasadeva Press
  • ISBN: 0963576623
  • Year of Publication: 1997

Synopsis

Esoteric astrologer M. Temple Richmond’s Sirius offers a fresh look at the spiritual significance and astrological influence of this important and widely recognized fixed star. Drawing from the literature of the Ageless Wisdom tradition, the text demonstrates that Sirius:

  • Radiates the qualities of universal love and intuition
  • Functions as part of a vast cosmic heart center
  • Is linked with universal and cosmic principles, such as the laws of Karma and Periodicity
  • Is the Great Star of Initiation, the origin of Hierarchy, and the home of the Masonic Tradition
  • Manifests as the Principle of Freedom
  • Reveals the distinction between good and evil through divine discriminating conscience
  • Enhances the server’s ability to cooperate with Hierarchy and the Plan
  • Acts through an intricate system of astrological intermediaries

At 420 pages in length, the text is abundantly illustrated and footnoted, and includes a comprehensive glossary of esoteric terms. Astrologers, Masons, Theosophists, and enthusiasts of the Alice Bailey literature will all delight in the revelations to be found in Sirius.

Book Contents

  • Authors’ Preface
  • Introduction
  • PART ONE – The Sirian Influence
    • The Quality of Sirian Energy
    • The Third Initiation: Entrance to the Pathway of Power to Sirius
    • Pathway of Power to Sirius
    • Sirius and the Cosmic Christ
    • The Absence of Evil on Sirius
  • PART TWO – Sirius and the Infinite Initiatory Path
    • Sirius and the Hierarchy
    • Avatars of Sirian Origin
    • Sirius, the Mysteries, and their Restoration
    • Sirius and the Masonic Tradition
    • Sirius and the Process of Initiation
  • PART THREE – Cosmic and Esoteric Astrological Dimensions of Sirius
    • Sirius, Manas, and the Cosmic Mental Plane
    • Sirius, Karma, and the Law of Periodicity
    • Sirius and the Cosmic Logos
    • The Esoteric Astrological Function of Sirius
  • CONCLUSION
  • Appendices, References, Bibliography and Index

Review

The spiritual influence of the fixed star Sirius upon the evolution of mankind and the earth permeate a large number of the writings of historys’ foremost metaphysical teachers and writers. These include Blavatsky, Gurdieff, and Crowley as well as the more modern works by Grant, Wilson and Hope.
However, to my mind, the most interesting material emerged from the pen of Alice A Bailey — a twentieth century spiritualist who wrote extensively on many spiritual matters such as meditation, healing and psychology.

Alice Bailey maintains that in 1919 she made contact with an inner plane guide known as D.K., or Djwhal Khul as he was later known to be. Through him Bailey wrote a total of 24 books on many areas of esoteric wisdom and occultism.

Through these works, Bailey identified the star Sirius as being central and most fundamental to understanding the sphere of spiritual development. Although it would be too simplistic to suggest that the star was seen by her as the only cosmic influence in the solar system she did identify it most clearly with the Great Work of the disciple, the home of the Great White Lodge and the focus for the ray that underpins modern Freemasonry.

In order to get a clear idea of Baileys’ ideas about Sirius, it is necessary to study, in some depth, all of the channeled works published by her – a task that I personally tried on several occasions to do but gave up in light of the immense amount of work required. Thankfully, this chore is no longer required of students of esoteric astrology for, in Sirius by M. Temple Richmond, we have a wonderfully concise and chronicled account of Baileys’ work.

As I mentioned earlier, it is not easy to unravel exactly what impression D. K. was trying to give through Bailey’s writings but, thanks to the skilfully presented way in which the cosmic influence of Sirius is revealed to the reader, it become apparent after reading M. Temple Richmond’s book that the Ancient Egyptians, Masons and other occult groups veneration of the Dog Star is not misplaced. Indeed, it becomes evident after only a few pages that while this book is heavily geared around an esoteric understanding of astrology and celestial motion, the many more mundane Sirian mysteries expounded by groups such as the Dogon Tribe and others (See The Sirius Mystery by Robert K. Temple) have more than mere superstition underpinning them.

Sirius by M. Temple Richmond is a very important book and whilst it requires study in itself, it is fairly easy to read, despite being a massive 442 pages long.

If you want to develop a deeper understanding of the occult nature of Sirius then I whole-heartedly recommend that you purchase this book at the earliest opportunity – you will be amazed by the depths of the mysteries that have Sirius as their Key.

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