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The Ageless Wisdom Teachings are an ancient body of spiritual teachings underlying all scientific, social and cultural achievements and world religions... first made available in writing to the general public in the late 1800s by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and later by Alice A.Bailey, Helena Roerich, and Benjamin Creme.
The Ageless Wisdom Teaching is as old as humanity itself. This is the teaching of a group of men who have gone beyond the strictly human stage and have entered the next kingdom, the Spiritual Kingdom. They are the Masters of Wisdom and the Lords of Compassion... ~Benjamin Creme

The Ageless Wisdom Teachings are an ancient body of spiritual teachings underlying all scientific, social and cultural achievements and world religions. They were first made available in writing to the general public in the late 1800s by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and later by Alice A.Bailey,Helena Roerich, and Benjamin Creme. Before Madame Blavatsky, these esoteric teachings were only shared with people who were carefully selected by the Masters of Wisdom.

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  • The Ageless Wisdom refers to an ancient body of teachings regarding the nature of our cosmos, the laws by which it operates, and humanity’s evolutionary role within it. It is the source of all spiritual teachings and religious traditions. Its primary focus is on the energetic structure of the universe, the evolution of consciousness, the spiritual reality of our lives as humans, and the development of “right human relations.” Its emphasis on all life as energy is being confirmed by the current work in cosmology and quantum physics. No student of the Ageless Wisdom is expected to accept any of the teachings without testing them. As the Tibetan says, “If the teaching conveyed calls forth a response from the illumined mind of the worker in the world, and brings a flashing forth of intuition, then let that teaching be accepted. But not otherwise.”
  • The aim of this work may be thus stated: to show that Nature is not “a fortuitous concurrence of atoms,” and to assign to man his rightful place in the scheme of the Universe; to rescue from degradation the archaic truths which are the basis of all religions; and to uncover, to some extent, the fundamental unity from which they all spring; finally, to show that the occult side of nature has never been approached by the Science of modern civilization.
The aim of this work... to show that Nature is not “a fortuitous concurrence of atoms,” and to assign to man his rightful place in the scheme of the Universe; to rescue from degradation the archaic truths which are the basis of all religions; and to uncover, to some extent, the fundamental unity from which they all spring. The Secret Doctrine, by H.P. Blavatsky
  • In every age, or in times of exceptional crisis, great spiritual teachers have come into the world to enable mankind to take its next evolutionary step. We know them, among others, as Hercules, Rama, Sankaracharya, Krishna, Buddha, Mohammed and the Christ. Each has given a body of teaching, a central and common theme of which is `right human relations'.
  • This common well-spring of wisdom is an ancient body of spiritual teaching handed down from generation to generation, and known as the `Ageless Wisdom'. As an esoteric science — meaning simply that it lies beyond the understanding or comprehension of the average person — it presents a systematic and comprehensive account of the evolutionary process, in man and nature, from an energetic standpoint: how the universe came to exist, how it operates, and man's place within it. Esotericism, as it is sometimes called, is also the art of working with those energies which emanate from the highest spiritual sources. From behind the scenes, these teachings have guided and shaped civilization after civilization, leading to all the great advances in human endeavor, be they in the sciences, politics, the arts or religion.
  • The Ageless Wisdom Teaching is as old as humanity itself. This is the teaching of a group of men who have gone beyond the strictly human stage and have entered the next kingdom, the Spiritual Kingdom. They are the Masters of Wisdom and the Lords of Compassion. They are men and women like us who have expanded their consciousness to include the spiritual levels. There are a large number of these Enlightened men on our planet, Who have been living in the remote mountain and desert areas for countless thousands of years. From time to time They release aspects of Their teachings, in so far as we can absorb and use them, to enlighten us.
    • Benjamin Creme in The Ageless Wisdom, An Introduction to Humanity's Spiritual Legacy, (1996)
  • Before humanity lies a civilization more brilliant than anything this world has ever seen... these problems are really temporary. They are the result of the fact that tremendous new cosmic energies are influencing our world and creating the present — temporary — turmoil and chaos. Our innate divinity, potential in every human being, is sufficient, I believe, to show us a way out of these problems and to create the conditions which will ensure, not only the continuance of humanity, but the creation of a civilization which will fulfil our every aspiration.
    • Benjamin Creme in The Ageless Wisdom, An Introduction to Humanity's Spiritual Legacy, (1996)
  • The Ageless Wisdom Teaching, or esotericism as it is often called, is not a religion. It is not, strictly speaking, a philosophy; it is not an art or a science, but it has something of all of these. You might say that esotericism is the philosophy, or the science, of the evolutionary process, as it pertains to the human and the subhuman kingdoms. But it is about the evolution of consciousness, not of the physical form. If you want to know about the evolution of the physical form, turn to Darwin — he has pretty well summed up the nature of evolution as regards the form of the animal and the human kingdoms. But in terms of the evolution of consciousness, you have to turn to the esoteric — esoteric only so far; for that which is esoteric gradually becomes exoteric. Nothing which humanity can safely use is ever withheld, so it is up to us how much of this teaching is given at any time.
    • Benjamin Creme in The Ageless Wisdom, An Introduction to Humanity's Spiritual Legacy, (1996)
  • We are dissipating superstition, ignorance and fear. We are forging courage, will and knowledge. Every striving toward enlightenment is welcome. Every prejudice, caused by ignorance, is exposed.
  • These ancient mysteries were originally given to humanity by the Hierarchy, and were – in their turn – received by the Hierarchy... They contain the clue to the evolutionary process, hidden in numbers and in words; they veil the secret of man's origin and destiny, picturing for him in rite and ritual the long, long path which he must tread. They provide also, when rightly interpreted and correctly presented, the teaching which humanity needs in order to progress from darkness to Light, from the unreal to the Real, and from death to Immortality. . .
  • Men of science in former ages worked in secret, and instead of publishing their discoveries, taught them in secret to carefully selected pupils. Their motives for adopting that policy are readily intelligible... let us consider the position of the adepts as they now exist... They constitute a Brotherhood, or Secret Association, which ramifies all over the East, but the principal seat of which for the present I gather to be in Tibet... The great fraternity is at once the least and the most exclusive organization in the world, and fresh recruits from any race or country are welcome, provided they possess the needed qualifications. The door, as I have been told by one who is himself an adept, is always open to the right man who knocks, but the road that has to be travelled before the door is reached is one which none but very determined travellers can hope to pass.
  • What are some of these newer truths for which I am responsible as transmitting agent...? Let me briefly state them in the order of their relative importance:
  • 1. The Teaching on Shamballa...
  • 2. The Teaching on the New Discipleship...
  • 3. The Teaching of the Seven Rays...
  • 4. The Teaching on the New Astrology...
  • 5. Information about the New Group of World Servers and their work...
  • Historical Perspective
  • 1875 Formation of Theosophical Society by H.P. Blavatsky and colleagues under stimulus of Masters Morya and Koot Hoomi.
  • 1875-1890 Publication of Isis Unveiled and The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky.
  • 1919-1949 Publication of Alice A. Bailey Teachings given through her by the Master Djwhal Khul.
  • 1924-1939 Publication of Agni Yoga Teachings, by Helena Roerich,
  • 1945 Announcement of Maitreya’s decision to return to the world with the Hierarchy of Masters....
  • 1977, 8 July: Maitreya leaves His centre in the Himalayas...
  • 1977 First Message from Maitreya during a public lecture given by Benjamin Creme in London via a process of mental overshadowing....
    • Maitreya's Mission Vol. I, by Benjamin Creme, Share International Foundation, (1986) p. 46 [3]

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