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¨ The United Nations and the Age of Aquarius
¨ The Song of the Seraph of San Francisco
¨ The Islamic World—Address by Kofi Annan
¨ Reply Slip

Make hard thy Soul against the snares of self; deserve for it the name of Diamond-Soul.
For as the diamond buried deep within the throbbing heart of earth can never mirror back the earthly lights,
so are thy mind and Soul; plunged in Jnana-marga, these must mirror naught of Maya's realm illusive.

The Voice of the Silence, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

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The Diamond Light Newsletter is dedicated to the recognition and expression of the indwelling Soul, the Inner Christos at the heart of all life. As the above quotation from The Voice of the Silence indicates, "diamond" throughout the ages has been one of the terms by which the Soul is known. The Alchemists of past ages often interchanged the terms Philosophers' Stone, lapis and diamond. In the book, The Light of the Soul authored by Alice A. Bailey, two words are used to convey the idea of compact cohering force. One is the diamond, the other the thunderbolt. The diamond reflects the pure white light and yet reflects equally all the colors of the rainbow, the seven colors of the chromatic scale. In the esoteric wisdom the diamond is also considered the initiate within the mineral kingdom: "The best known example of the effect of the initiation of the mineral by fire can be seen in the great transition and transformation, allotropically brought about, from the carbon stage to that of the perfect diamond." (Esoteric Psychology, Vol. I by Alice A. Bailey, p. 224)

We therefore named our newsletter Diamond Light as a reminder of the indwelling Soul within each of us which is ever Initiate. As we awaken to that pure white light and consciously seek its unfoldment and expression, so we note, link with and exponentially augment the resplendent light within our brother and sister. The Soul is ever group conscious. Its cohering, attractive quality irradiates and imbues all planes and states of planetary consciousness with the triple energy of light, love and the will-to-good. Yet the Soul does not impose itself. Like the diamond buried deep within the earth, the Soul must be sought with a singleness of purpose. The techniques by which it is "mined" and then honed and polished to a brilliant purity are known to the esotericists of the ages as a definite science. Much information on this science is included within the Ageless Wisdom Teachings referred to in this newsletter. Within these few pages, we can but spark an interest in the reader and encourage exploration-an exploration we think is not only necessary but also more rewarding than any upon which humanity has thus far embarked! As the well known parable tells us, the stolen jewel of humanity's divinity lies deep within each individual. It is now time to bring it forth. ¨

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