Mar 2nd, 2018 | By | Category: Articles, Axis Mundi Books, Esoteric, Spirituality

by Denise McDermott-King (reprinted from

We both, my friend and I, are Brits, and like many Brits, we love to put the kettle on and sit over a cuppa and resolve the worlds problems.  On this particular day we went to considering morality and supermorality as well as this word crystallization that appears from time to time in theosophy.

You know none of this is new, nothings new. Even the struggles experienced by the early theosophists rarely differ from those experienced today.  But my friend and I didn’t wish to talk over the facts nor become a veritable library of data, we wanted to know what it was all about Alfie how to face head on our own personal struggles.  For unless we can stop where we are and be honest with ourselves we will fail with this when it comes to others.

So let us consider virtues, values, and morals. However, there seems to be some doubt as to the word honesty.  Let us look at morals and honesty.  In today’s world, morality and honesty seem to have departed on a fast ship to Mars and we theosophists are busy trying to build a strong and sufficient space ship to bring it all back.  Morality and honesty have a relationship with the bigger issue we wish to put forward first, that of conventionality, or if you wish to call it, crystallization.

Yes, some refer to it as crystallization, however this is too small a word for what we wish to convey to you more fully.If we look at the mental bodies of very conventional people we find their outlines to be rigid and hard, and usually their physical bodies also follow the same rigid outlines.  They are usually small even frail looking with regard to appearances, and at times, they can have a look of being a little undernourished.  This hard crystalized shell is said to make it difficult for those on higher levels to penetrate with any form of direct teaching, and even whilst the body rests in sleep it is restrictive, for one may only be able to bring back a wisp of any meetings on other levels.

Conventional types will stick to the morals set forth by those around them, by society, nations and of course groups they belong to, and these change like the wind from group to group and country to country.  You see they comply. We ask you, what kind of morality is it that changes to suit men’s needs, hmm? Fear motivates, and of course fear is a selfish emotion for it has self-regard first and little self-less-ness, if any.  This fear is usually around what others may think, or based on vanity, or even the fear of being hurt. Conventionality is also driven by superstition and superstition can be very subtle.

Why, those on the 7th ray of ceremonial magic may have some trouble in this area, as this is the ray involved with ritual, and so the repetitive nature comes into their lives and when out of control, we then see the rigid OCD personality. Very hard, very hard.”

Conventionalists rarely go against what the majority may think right, for then they will have to deal with the rebuffs of that majority, and for them it is hard because it could change their worlds considerably, and what is worse is this takes control away from them, and this is something they need to have.  Also, one may not be the most popular person on the block if one were to go against the so-called norm, no, no, that wouldn’t do. We see this becoming prevalent in many organizations around the world, political, religious, medical and the arts, science, to name a few, but also in the theosophical movement.

A man may also be morally purely because he may find that morality is purely convenient, for morality may give him acceptability in some form or another.  To fear being judged by your neighbour is valid, however, to call it at it is, well, this is vanity and cowardice.  We should say here, that we do not mince words, for as we go along with this presentation, we will see mincing words do not serve the true theosophist and this is the very subject we are talking about and one that the Mahatmas seen to have referred to quite strongly.

Why, when a child goes against the line of the family it is referred to as the black sheep.  How many here consider themselves to be the black sheep? I feel sure those who know what we are saying here, have had their fair share of rebuffs because of their honesty to themselves.  So you see the morality of the masses are based in selfishness, whereas supermorality cannot be so, for it cares not for the favour of others, nor for any form of status in society. It also doesn’t give a hoot about popularity contests.”  Let’s hope you don’t crucify us here for our forthrightness.

So where does this conventionality stem from? Morality is a brain function, and supermorality comes from the heart.  The former is dependant on rules and conventions, the latter entirely dependant on the circumstances. I will repeat this as to us this is very poignant.  The former is dependant on rules and conventions, the latter entirely dependant on the circumstances.  Here’s a small example from my book 3 where the Master is sharing, please read them.

“You believe I have never deceived a chela? Do you believe I have never deceived you?  Why there are times when for the sake of the pupil the Master will deceive many times especially in the probationary stage.  This may shock many, and I can see by your auras here that it has ruffled a few of you’re pristine feathers already. Dear, dear.  Here is my example of supermorality.  A Master is a great actor for He or She rarely shows his true form. Imagine if you will, a Master or Adept behaving in a manner congruent to his achievements. Yet you know the Master to be truthful, yes?” Yet I tell you, we put on an act. Even an Adept’s physical body is not what it seems. And this is done not to deceive, but to achieve.

Can you imagine a Master or Adept ever showing humanity in general the love they feel?  Why they would be locked up and the key thrown away, and then what?  We would have to use all our time and powers to free ourselves, and then we would have to depart to some hidden ashram in the Himalayas, so as not to be found again by your head hunters.”

The Master, The Lover, and Me by Denise McDermott-King

This is an account, woven like an adult fable based on truth, of how the opportunity to step into an unbelievable life was made available, and is available to any sincere seeker of truth. This journey shows that with courage rather than faith, with the desire to seek ultimate truth rather than know it, one may seize all opportunities, making them the willing servants to enlightenment.

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