A Synopsis of the RA Material – The Law of One Book Series

Just prior my reading the Ra Material: The Law of One five book series several years ago, synchronistically I came across an exceptionally thorough and well-written synopsis of the five book series published on the website Wikipedia, which unfortunately is no longer to be found to this day (reason for its deletion is unknown and author unknown). I found this synopsis to be very helpful as a precursor in my studies of the Law of One as taught by Ra in this series. Fast forward to present time, I myself felt drawn to providing such a synopsis for those fellow seekers that are new to the material to help them feel more grounded with teachings from the onset. I hope you find the following synopsis to be supportive and helpful in your future studies.

The RA Material: The Law of One, is a series of five philosophical monographs published between 1982 and 1998 by Schiffer Books.
In the early eighties these books were authored by a non-human multidimensional being named Ra through the process of trance channeling, in which Don Elkins acted as the questioner, Jim McCarty as the scribe and Carla L. Rueckert as the channel for Ra. The dialogue between Don Elkins and Ra was recorded, transcribed, and edited by Jim McCarty to produce the five books.
The five book series presents both commentary and full transcripts of the dialogue between the questioner and Ra, who is described as a being composed of an entire civilization of extraterrestrial beings that are fused into one unified consciousness (a social memory complex is a term used by Ra for a unified consciousness group).
The introduction to the first book explains that the questioner is Don Elkins and that Ra is a higher density being (of higher consciousness). A sixth density life form of pure energy speaking through the body of trance channeler Carla L. Rueckert.
Carla L. Rueckert transmitted the material by entering into a non-conscious state (which the authors refer to as an unconscious trance) where she became a communication channel for Ra in order for them to communicate to our level of reality (our vibration) and answer the questions posed by Don Elkins. The answers were interpreted to be direct communications with Ra, which is in line with standard views on trance channeling. The books are written in a question and answer format.
The Law of One is one of twelve universal principles according to a basic principle that all is One, that all things that exist are ultimately the same essence within many forms and configurations. The philosophy of The Law of One describes the big questions of life: why, how and where everything that exists comes from. As well as its place within the manifest of Creation. The five books explore this premise in relation to many aspects of life including philosophy, religion, spirituality, cosmology, anthropology, history, politics, physics, biology, geology, and the paranormal. The dialogues have been cited to some as a convergence of ufology and trance channeling where a human channeler is aligned with or in resonance with Ra, thus being able to act as a receiver for the vibrations (higher-wisdom/knowledge) emitted by the 6th density intelligence. The material describes, that Ra is a highly advanced race of multidimensional extraterrestrials who once visited ancient Egypt and assisted with the construction of the pyramids.
In these books, Don Elkins, a Ph.D. physicist, university professor, and airline pilot found the apex of his lifetime of research into the UFO phenomenon through telepathic contact with extraterrestrial intelligence.
For twenty years he had been working with various gifted individuals who would go into trance and speak on behalf of this higher intelligence. And time after time, Dr. Elkins would ask them the most difficult, challenging questions coming from the forefront of his research into advanced physics, and he would get the answers.
These answers were repeatedly coming from those who had no knowledge of these things while conscious. It was at the end of this twenty-year period that Elkins’ work with Carla Rueckert broke through to a much more substantial level.
This breakthrough was directly precipitated by the arrival of Jim McCarty, who thought that he was coming to help Don and Carla catalog, categorize and organize the volumes of material that they had already produced. Instead, something totally unexpected happened.
They attracted a true master of the higher realms, perhaps the main group responsible for our care: a huge spiritual group of entities, that called itself Ra, and said that they were from the sixth density level of spiritual evolution, million and millions of years more advanced than humans today.
As soon as Ra began speaking they made it clear that this was the first time that they had been able to get through an undistorted series of messages in thousands of years of human history.
The words and concepts were highly sophisticated and precise, unlike any other type of channeled material ever seen, and were referred to by one professor as akin to a Ph.D. dissertation on epistemology.

Contents of the RA Material: Law of One:
1 Contents
1.1 Cosmology
1.2 Densities
1.3 Life
1.4 Tarot & Archetypal Mind
1.5 Influence
2 References

The book series articulates a non-dualistic philosophy according to which all things both spring from and are one with the source of the universe, termed The One Infinite Creator.
Within The Law of One, The Creator is not described as an external entity, as Earthly religious texts present in order for men to understand. Instead, The Creator is rather an all-pervasive intelligent energy, that is both within everything that exists and without, thus the indivisible oneness that the philosophy describes. Underlying the perception of separation, utilized for learning, is an indivisible oneness.
The Law of One states that this universe, one of many, was created by the One Infinite Creator—out of itself—by distorting its energy into the parts of existence called distortions. The process occurred one distortion at a time, in a specific order.
The first distortion created by the Creator is called Free Will.
The second is Love.
And the third is Light.
All other substance and form come from an interaction of these three distortions. Akin to a hologram or a fractal, each part of the creation is also the whole.
As Ra uses the word, the distortion of Light can be taken to mean: energy/matter and knowledge/wisdom.

Cosmology: Ra describes each galaxy as a creation of an intelligence called a Logos. The Logos creates many sub-Logoi, star systems (ie: stars and planets). One sub-Logos would be our Sun, for example. Another would be our planet Earth, another planet Venus, Jupiter and so on and so forth. The sub-Logoi, in turn, create sub-sub-Logoi. Human beings are an example of sub-sub-Logoi. Each Logos, sub-Logos, and sub-sub-Logos is a microcosm of the Creator. The Logos created seven levels of progression for spiritual evolution and Ra has called each of these levels a density.
Even more importantly, this cosmology is not simply in the realm of lofty speculation – for all intents and purposes, Ra was systematically teaching Dr. Elkins about a whole new form of physics, a new form of understanding the way that the Universe functions, rooted in compassion, harmony, and wisdom.

Densities: Commentators have interpreted densities in a variety of ways. Some have described it as a dimension, as in a higher dimension of experiential reality. A density differs markedly from the Cartesian notion of dimension.
According to Ra different densities are associated with different levels/forms of consciousness and different phenomenological ways of being.
The first density is the density of the elements (Earth, Water, Air, Fire) (In scientific terms: solids, liquids, gases, and plasma).
The second density is the density of organic life: plants, animals, bacteria, etc.
The third density is the density which human beings inhabit. It is the density of self-awareness. It is also the density of duality, through which the individual chooses their polarity of service.
The fourth density is the density of love or understanding. And like all subsequent densities, the density of love is inhabited by mind/body/spirit complexes of a higher level of spiritual evolution than human beings on present day Earth.
The fifth density is the density of light or wisdom. Wherein long and deep contemplation and introspection are practiced so that one’s own wisdom may spring forth and the entity may become refined to an even higher degree.
The sixth density is the density of unity consciousness, where love and wisdom are united and where all other polarities are united. In Earth history, sixth density is the density that archangels come from, as described in various texts.
The seventh density is the gateway density, the last density before mind/body/spirit complexes merge back into the Creator.
The eighth density is the beginning of the next octave. Where the journey begins again.
Ra tells us that humans are composed of a mind, a body, and a spirit, and therefore would refer to an individual human as a mind/body/spirit complex. Ra says that humans, along with the Earth, are going through a process called harvest. This included statements that there are many other living beings in the universe that are similar to humans but differ in the body, intelligence, culture, and spiritual evolution. These beings, like humans, are referred to as mind/body/spirit complexes.
Ra describes that individuals from other densities have incarnated on Earth to contribute to the harvest.
Ra expressed that all mind/body/spirit complexes, after being formed in third density, progress upward through the densities as they evolve spiritually until they become one with the Creator at the end of seventh density.
This evolution is accomplished through incarnation into a body. Many times, until the soul has completed the lessons relevant to each density. Incarnation only occurs within 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th density. A physical body is no longer necessary beyond the end of 4th density. From 5th density and beyond, the body is purely energetic in nature.
In order to progress from third density to fourth density, individuals must make a choice between two polarities of service. Service to others or service to self: or in ordinary language, between altruism and selfishness. The purpose of third density is to make this choice. The purpose of experiencing the sometimes harsh environment of 3rd density, no matter which location in the universe, is for each soul to make this choice of service and thus progress.
As entities evolve, they progressively balance and unblock their energy centers which directly correspond to the chakras. The Law of One series includes an extensive discussion of these energy centers.

Each energy center is associated with a color and a corresponding Hindu chakra:

Muladhara is called red-ray.
Svadhisthana is called orange-ray.
Manipura is called yellow-ray.
Anahata is called green-ray.
Vishuddhi is called blue-ray.
Ajna is called indigo-ray.
Sahasrara is called violet-ray

Additionally to this, humanity and the Earth are undergoing a transition from third density to fourth density. This transition is linked to a process called harvest. This involves a quantum leap within our physical reality, said to occur approximately 30 years from the time of the 1981 Ra dialogues. One of the dialogues mentions a general time frame of 100 to 700 years for transition on Earth from third density to fourth density.
Moral choices are discussed through the concept of polarity. Ra explains that there are two polarities: service to self, and service to others. These two polarities approximately relate to the everyday concepts known as light and dark, evil and good, or selfishness and altruism.
Service to Others is described in terms of an energy center configuration where the green-ray center radiates out toward other beings. This results in compassion, love feelings, and acts of service toward others.
Service to Self is described in terms of an energy center configuration where the green-ray center is pointed mainly inward. This energy center configuration causes the entity to feel love for itself, but not for others. These feelings lead to self-serving intentions and actions, or service to self.
Ra views the Earth as a living being that has a mind, free will, and grows over time both physically and spiritually. He explains that the Earth is currently in the process of changing from third density to a fourth-density planet.

Tarot & Archetypal Mind: A big part of the series covers the (intuitive) study of the local Logos’ archetypes, which are highly reminiscent of the work of Carl Jung. Ra states the Tarot system originates from Ra’s home planet, Venus, when Ra’s civilization was at 3rd density level, long ago, and that the Major Arcana of the Tarot was used as a general referent and means of studying one’s own progress. Originally, the Major Arcana was just a conglomerate of archetypal images that were supposed to be memorized. It is only later, when introduced to Sumerian and Egyptian civilizations, that the Tarot system came to get settled into the card format it is today.
The Archetypes are divided into three groups (1. Mind 2. Body 3. Spirit) of seven with the twenty second archetype being the same as the zeroth, which Ra names The Choice.
Influence: The book series centers around the harvest, which is described as a major spiritual and physical change that will occur on Earth around the year 2011. Consider year of channeling session where Harvest is mentioned whilst adding thirty years as mentioned in session #6 of the book series (shown below).

“6.17 Questioner: Is this inconvenience imminent within a few years?”
“Ra: I am Ra. This inconvenience, or disharmonious vibratory complex, has begun several of your years in the past.
It shall continue unabated for a period of approximately three oh, thirty, of your years.
(Editor’s note: January 24th, 1981 + 30 = 2011)”
“6.18 Questioner: After this thirty-year period I am assuming we will be a fourth-dimension or fourth-density planet.
Is this correct?”
“Ra: I am Ra. This is so.” – Social Memory Complex Ra, Law Of One Series, Session 6, Questions 17 & 18 – http://www.llreaserch.org

The harvest was one of the earliest mentions in modern times relating to the eschatological 2012 phenomenon.
The Law of One book series has influenced many published authors, in various fields. New York Times bestselling author David Wilcock has cited in his books and lectures the Ra Material: Law of One book series as seminal in the formation of his understanding of the nature of reality as well as the cause and drive for higher understanding.
The Law of One has been described as the most widely cited set of channeled materials and it has been influential in the development of spiritual concepts such as polarity, spiritual evolution through densities, and wanderers.

Source – Joy Jackson is a psychic/medium and intuitive in the Pacific Northwest

Law of Attraction – is this Law Truly Universal?

There is a universal law, the Law of Attraction, which says that everybody has the ability to attract things with his thoughts and intentions. According to this, if our thoughts are negative, we will attract bad things, and if our thoughts are positive, we will attract good things.

The question may arise – is this law truly universal? What could be beyond the Law of Attraction?

The Promise of the Master Key

This passage is from the brochure of Law of Attraction course:

“For everybody who wants to do something about improving his/her life, the best news is that it is possible to achieve what he/she really wants at any time. The choice is solely up to us. Anybody is able to do it by learning and practicing the appropriate method. “I would like you to imagine a large iron gate. It is a heavy gate, difficult to open. It keeps you where you do not want to be at all. It seems, however, that one day the gate will open up, and when it happens, you may experience freedom that you have so far been able to read only. In your dreams you live where you want to be, you can empty the goblet of joys to the bottom, you may draw the income that you believe you honestly deserve, that is, you can live the way you would like to! The course offers you a chance; let us open that gate together, and once we have done that, a new world, full of possibilities and promises will open up for you. You will receive an answer to your question why so far you have not lived in the wealth you now so well that you deserve.”

We Are Rushing – But Where?

Our whole life is a rush. We chase our desires and unfulfilled dreams. We are attracted by money, power, prestige, a wholesome, happy life. All this lies there hidden behind the powerful iron gate that is towering in front of us. But now we are given the master key, with which we achieve all our goals, because we will be able to open the iron gate. By the masterful use of the law of attraction we will be able to achieve everything that we have been longing for so far, everything we desire will be lying at our feet.

We suggest, however, that we should consider the following, before we would hasten to insert our master key into the lock of the iron gate:

· Why do we need to rush after all those things at all?
· Is really freedom, a new world full of promises, waiting for us behind the iron gate?

What may lurk behind this life-long rush? What makes us live constantly under the spell of our goals?

Spurred by our ambitions, we pursue various goals all through our lives. We aspire for something all the time, we always want to achieve something. This restless rush is instigated by our fear that we are still not what we want to be. We are never satisfied, we always want something else, we would like to be better, more beautiful, richer than we are at present.

Everybody nurtures an idealized image of what he/she would like to be like. The mind projects this idealized image into the future, and reveals the way leading to it. But this image requires a constant rush, stress, anxiety and worry in the life of the spiritual Seeker, as nothing is free, we have to struggle to achieve our goals. And now here is the master key for us to use, it will eliminate all anxiety, put an end to the restless rush. The law of attraction gives that to us.

But even if we use the master key and implement the idealized image of ourself, the sense of satisfaction does not last very long, as there are so many other goals in life, so we set up another objective, even more ambitious, as there are so many fields of life where we have not been very successful.

That is how we pursue our goals until death, when we realize how meaningless the whole thing has been. But why are these goals meaningless, we begin to protest immediately. The protest is caused by the vary nature of the forms and shapes, as in their world every form and shape is subject to permanent change, birthand death. Whatever we attract to us with the master key, we are going to lose it, as everybody departs from this world empty-handed, all those who pursue their goals, live in the spell of past and future.

During our journey we must recognize this process, and we must realize that we no longer need to become something new, as we are all in possession of all the qualities that we have been pursuing so far in our dreams. All we need to do is to shift our alert, conscious attention from the edge (Ego) to the center (Witnessing Presence).

What is Awaiting Behind the Gate?

That may not even be the right question; the right question is more likely that “Why do we need a gate at all?” Who created it, and who prevents us from reaching the things that are so important for us, e. g. freedom?

A glance at our rush reveals that there is the intention of becoming something else behind it. The idea that we need to become something else than what we are is, however, not our own. We did not invent it, it was handed down to us in the society we were born into.

Our parents and later various teachers did not accept us the way we were. From the earliest times, they try to shape us to match their expectations and those of the entire society.

In order to match us into their molding forms, our parents and teachers created the heavy iron gate, and kept us away from everything that, in our infantile life, did not match their expectations.

That is how in the course of years we become mere imitations instead of independent human beings. That is how the liberty of developing our individuality according to our own rules is taken away from us.

And now, with the master key of the law of attraction, the iron gate is opened, and we may regain our lost freedom. We take a deep breath and believe that the whole world has opened up for us, we have possibilities that we have only been dreaming of previously.

The question is, what we can do with the freedom? Alas, the general experience is that most Wanderers begin to use that freedom as imitations only, for purposes our parents and teachers used to believe was freedom. In this way, we attract to us everything that was previously in short supply to us: money, power and a variety of entertainment. We achieve the goals we have been pursuing so far.

But this route, as we have seen before, leads us at best to the recognition of the futility of this freedom. Only the realization of the senselessness of the daily struggle in the world of the shapes and forms brings us real freedom, which is the freedom of the termination of identification with shapes and forms.

Law of Oneness is the Real Master Key

Once we have realized that the master key and the iron gate are not real, what can we do? How can we find truth? Is there a real master key at all, to open the gate of Reality?

Yes, that master key does exist, and it is identical with our real state of existence. This is the state of Pure Consciousness, free of identifications, the state of the Witnessing Presence.

The glue that lulls that Pure Consciousness and binds it to the shapes and forms is the activity of the mind. The mind judges and categorizes everybody and everything, dividing them into good, bad and neutral categories. If we condemn or like something or someone, we have identified with our opinion and the emotions coming with it. When we find something neutral, we put it in the ”it might come in handy later” box, which is also a way of identification.

In the state of Witnessing Presence, where we are contemplators, we are free of the desire to identify with thoughts and emotions. We no longer judge things, we no longer categorize, and do not struggle against thought and emotions. Instead, we observe them as witnesses when they appear, stay there for a while and then finally vanish. They do the dance of the forms and shapes in the space of Consciousness that is in fact we are ourselves.

Law of Oneness. This is the master key that opens up all locks!

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Spirituality, Philosophy & Science – We Are All One…

It’s difficult for us, as individual human beings, with the feeling of distinctness and separateness we have, to comprehend that everything is interconnected.

Indeed, we’re so alone, at times, in this physical form which seems to differentiate each of us from the rest – where all our fortunes seem to be varied and changing. We feel like we are each born to compete with others. We observe the vast differences in the fortunes of one man compared to another, and we perceive that each living creature’s existence is a fight for its own survival, oftentimes at the expense of other living creatures.

On the ground, in real time, this is an undeniable reality, at least as the world is now.

However, once you get past your immediate perception of what is going on; once you abstract your view from the limits of your subjectivity, it becomes clear that everything is interconnected. We are all, spiritually speaking, philosophically speaking, and scientifically speaking, an indivisible unity – in other words: we are all one.

1. Science

“He dwells in us, not in the nether world, not in the starry heavens. The spirit living within us fashions all this.” ~ Aggripa Von Nettesheim

The big bang theory, or the scientific theory of the creation, suggests that all things are interconnected and made of the same substance. According to the big bang theory, the entire universe and all its contents were contained within a single point of infinite density and zero volume. When this mighty explosion took place, the contents of that single point – a sea of neutrons, protons, electrons, anti-electrons (positrons), photons, and neutrinos – formed the universe in its original state, and those particles cooled, forming stars.

“Nature is passion; we are sons of stars.” ~ Alexander Gesswein

Physicist and Cosmologist Lawrence Krauss explained in a lecture in 2009, that:

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded, and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand….You are all stardust; you couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because all the elements – the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, and all the things that matter for evolution – weren’t created at the beginning of time, they were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars. And the only way that they could get into your body was if the stars were kind enough to explode. So forget Jesus – the stars died so that you could be here today.”

Quantum theory also suggests that all things are interconnected. The phenomenon of superposition, i.e. that, at the quantum scale, particles can also be thought of as waves, shows that particles can exist in different states. Indeed, in quantum mechanics, particles are thought of as existing across all possible states at the same time. This is very difficult to conceive of – and of course, we can’t just interpret in ways that suit our purposes. But the idea of non-locality – particles having no definite position and being present in more than one position at the same time – suggests a unity in everything.

2. Philosophy

“Nor is it divisible, since it is all alike, and there is no more of it in one place than in another, to hinder it from holding together, nor less of it, but everything is full of what is. Wherefore all holds together; for what is; is in contact with what is. Moreover, it is immovable in the bonds of mighty chains, without beginning and without end; since coming into being and passing away have been driven afar, and true belief has cast them away. It is the same, and it rests in the self-same place, abiding in itself.” ~ Parmenides

From as far back as Parmenides (b.506 BC), a Greek philosopher who came earlier than Socrates, there have been philosophers who saw the universe as a unified whole within which all things that exist are subsumed.

Baruch Spinoza (b.1632 AD) attempted to prove the existence of a single infinite substance, which is the cause of all things, of their essence and existence. Furthermore, he believed that the recognition of the union that the mind has with whole of nature is the highest good because happiness and morality can be derived from this, in something he calls the intellectual love of God (amor dei Intellectualis).

150 years later Arthur Schopenhauer (b.1788) identified Spinoza’s universal substance with the Will, the striving for life, existing in every living thing.

3. Spirituality

“The depths of my soul produce the fruits of this world” ~ Alexander Gesswein

Spirituality has often reached the same conclusions through intuition that philosophy has arrived at through reason, and science through observation of phenomena. The central texts of Hinduism, the Upanidshads, contain texts that talk of the unity of the mind and the world.

Buddhism also contains the principle of oneness esho funi: e (the environment), and sho (life), are funi (inseparable). Funi means two but not two. Buddhism teaches that life manifests itself as both a living subject and objective environment. Although we perceive things around us as separate from us, there is a primal level of existence in which there is no separation between ourselves and our environment.

Even Christianity, with its essentially dualist view of the cosmos: that is, of God as creator and man as created thing, when seen as a metaphor, seems to hint at a similar view of things, God is manifested on earth in human form. In Christ, God becomes man. The One becomes the individual and the many. Subject becomes object. The Will is objectified.

“The indivisibility of all things suddenly dawns on the subject. He is one with all, and his concern for himself necessarily leads to concern for others to which he is identical. Morality is founded thereon, the knowledge of which suddenly becomes the most powerful affection one has ever known: an extension of your power to infinity. At last you are able to be at peace with all around you, and are equipped with an imperishable source of pleasure. This is the definition of happiness.
Finite man now stands before Nature in rapturous confidence: The One and All, I am God: the world is my representation. This is the greatest legacy of philosophy; and without our teachers of old, our necromancers, we would be unable to transcend the painful temporal succession, finally rising to the conception of our true freedom, sub specie aeternitatis [under the aspect of eternity].” ~ Alexander Gesswein

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