Self-Quiz: Identification of the 7 Rays
QUIZ TITLE: Identification of the Seven Rays

LENGTH: 100 questions in random order excerpted from "Tapestries of the Gods Volume I" by Michael D. Robbins, PhD, which can be downloaded here: https://makara.us/04mdr/01writing/01tg/tapestry1.pdf.

DESCRIPTION: This quiz is designed to help students identify the Ray energies as they manifest through their 5-body system. Knowledge of the book from which the quotes were taken is not required. This quiz was created with a three-fold purpose in mind:
1) To help Quantify the teachings
2) To help students Qualify their comprehension of the material
3) To be Utilized as part of a multi-modal approach to the study of the Ageless Wisdom

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60. “It should be added that many individuals on the other Rays may cultivate considerable receptivity and sensitivity to impression; these Ray individuals are the most sensitively acute on the sentient (astral), soul and intuition (buddhic) levels of consciousness.” (Pg. 48)
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89. “Developed individuals upon this Ray are particularly adept at abstraction, or what might be called ‘classification at a mental distance.’ They are able to “take the long view,” or to ‘look from afar’ (i.e., with ‘mental distance’) at a number of particular things and see what features they have in common.” (Pg. 64)
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82. “Perhaps of all the Ray types those upon this Ray need to learn to ‘be here now.’ As historians their minds range over the past; as futurists and speculators their minds project far ahead of their own time; as philosophers their minds scan the empyrean—straight up. Down is the only direction they dislike, unless it is the ‘down’ of materialistic preoccupation, which, itself is so absorbing, as to make a person extremely unresponsive and, thus, virtually absent from the present moment.” (Pg. 81)
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58. “Individuals upon this Ray already ‘know’ the ‘truth.’ In their self-assured minds, they see no need to look further, to entertain new possibilities. They are resolved, at all costs, to adhere faithfully to that which is ‘right,’ and, of course, to resist strenuously any hint of change. People upon this Ray frequently pride themselves upon what the less passionate see as rigid, brittle, unadaptable attitudes. But, to ardent, people on this Ray, their uncompromising stance testifies to their determination to preserve the highest values.” (Pg. 155)
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36. “Individuals upon this Ray may have a tendency to sit regally upon the ‘seat of the superior person.’ Upon this prominent seat, as upon the peak of the mountain of pride, there is room for only one. In such cases, the direction of the gaze is not up, nor level, but down—down upon others—hence, arrogance.” (Pg. 39)
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42. “Individuals upon this Ray are adept at using the mind without engaging the emotions. They know how to think objectively about a particular topic. They can hold the topic ‘at arms length,’ and (by seeing it as an object) see it as it is.” (Pg. 129)
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19. “Those upon this Ray have a strong social consciousness; they excel at well organized group work. While all people have a number of routines which have a strictly personal significance, rituals and ceremonies are usually group events which solidify the bonds of relationship between participants.” (Pg. 171)
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23. “People upon this Ray simply know ‘how things fit together.’ They understand structure: the necessary sequence of steps in the building process; the time required to complete each phase; the materials to be used in construction; the methods of shaping, refining and polishing the materials; the forces exerted upon each other by the various parts of the structure; and the method of binding or fastening one part to another so that the entire structure will be stable. This type of understanding can be applied to the building of all kinds of structures—concrete, organizational or subjective.” (Pg. 179)
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37. “To a scientist, exaggeration is anathema; to an actor or a storyteller, it is a valued tool of the trade. People upon this Ray love the impact of dramatic effect. For them, actuality is often a pale substitute for an ‘enhanced,’ alternative reality fed by the imagination. One can trust what an individual upon this Ray says to be entertaining, but it may not necessarily be factually informing.” (Pg. 113)
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5. “Advanced people upon this Ray have the ability to free themselves from the snares of materialistic living and to soar to the heights of sensitive consciousness from which the ideal can be apprehended in all its purity. When Christ/Jesus enjoined his disciples to be ‘in the world but not of it,’ He was speaking of a spiritually abstracted attitude which individuals upon this Ray can achieve more easily than most.” (Pg. 147)
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47. “When a broad, overall view of things is required, developed individuals upon this Ray excel. They are not so concerned with the unique individuality of a particular person or thing, as with what that person or thing may represent within the whole, and to what general trend or pattern of behavior that person or thing can be related. Such people are extraordinarily capable of seeing everything in the abstract.” (Pg. 64)
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62. “For individuals upon this Ray, the principle of dominion (the supremacy of one thing over another) is paramount, and they almost inevitably find themselves attempting to ‘exercise dominion,’ whether constructively or destructively.” (Pg. 40)
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32. “While it is true that advanced people upon this Ray have the ability to direct their consciousness towards the higher planes upon which the ideas within the Mind of God can be contacted, they are never content with such contact alone. Their eyes instinctively turn towards the world of material form, and they remain unfulfilled unless they are able to bring the ideas contacted into expression within the world of dense materiality, the physical plane.” (Pg. 169)
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72. “Those upon this Ray have an innate appreciation for the fact that each individual can be understood as a pattern—a small pattern forming part of a much larger pattern, a tiny unit of activity meant to participate intelligently within a much greater whole. Accordingly, each individual is understood to have a proper place and function, and the fulfillment of that place and function render him a valuable contributor to the welfare and integrity of the whole.” (Pg. 171)
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78. “Evolved people upon this Ray are known for their breadth of mind. They are able to mentally remove any ‘event’ (everything manifest is, actually, an event) from its immediate context, and relate it to a much wider context.” (Pg. 66)
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68. “Individuals upon this Ray seek to understand something by quantifying it. In the world of common sense, there are two principal kinds of measurements: measurements of time and measurements of space. Those who can handle with ease a wide variety of measurements, quantifications and their concrete applications are almost invariably strong in this Ray.” (Pg. 128)
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13. “Those upon this Ray always reach above themselves to someone or something greater. Instinctively, they seem to realize the smallness and relative insignificance of the human being. They do not have a particularly well-adjusted sense of proportion (for instance, they exaggerate the ‘distance’ between man and God, man and Christ, or between actuality and the ideal state), but, at least, they have a feeling for greatness.” (Pg. 151)
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76. “People upon this Ray sometimes have a reputation for sloppy or careless thought or activity. This can be true, but not for the highly developed individuals qualified by this Ray. Although they may let mundane matters slide, they are especially careful about their thinking, and usually must have a reason for everything.” (Pg. 67)
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87. “People upon this Ray demand practical action, and so, quite naturally, become directly involved in the creation of law and its enforcement. They are found throughout government, and within the legal system. They act as pillars of the community, guardians of the social contract, and upholders of the social structure. Unlike law-conscious people upon the first Ray, those upon this Ray read the fine print, and hold themselves and others accountable for all the many statutes.” (Pg. 178)
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73. “There are many reasons that people fail to reach their goal. One of the most important is insufficient desire. This can rarely be said of those upon this Ray. Having eliminated a host of peripheral desires, all their desire force is blended into one intense stream which is focused entirely upon a single object. They become entirely one-pointed, entirely single-minded, and thereby overcome much that might otherwise prevent accomplishment.” (Pg. 150)
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84. “People upon this Ray are often afraid of individuality, for the pattern of individuality cannot possibly conform to the socially sanctioned pattern, the fulfillment of which guarantees social approval, support and security. One who is an individual acts from the center, whereas many of those upon this Ray have considerable difficulty finding that center, or even believing that it exists (so externalized is their consciousness).” (Pg. 186)
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86. “This is pre-eminently the Ray of color, of the artist whose color is always great, though his drawing may be defective. The individual upon this Ray always loves color, and can generally produce it. If untrained as an artist, a color sense is sure to appear in other ways, in choice of dress or decorations.” (Pg. 100)
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14. “Advanced individuals upon this Ray are meticulous in their efforts to understand and execute laws and rules. Being the least inclined of all Ray types to take chances, they realize that haphazardness is an invitation to danger, especially when dealing with the subjective electrical energies necessary to transform thoughts into things. Thus, they approach their magical work with extreme care—thinking the right thoughts, saying the right words, performing the right actions (all in the proper sequence), so that no false step or confusion ruins their effectiveness.” (Pg. 172)
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98. “Confronted with what they perceive as a bewildering array of complex interrelated motions, developed individuals upon this Ray seek to construct an abstracted pattern or blueprint which will simplify and make sense of all this interweaving activity. The patterns of explanation which they conceive (i.e., their theories) are closely woven systems of thought which describe the interrelationships of the variables within a particular whole.” (Pg. 65)
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56. “Planning and strategic skills also incorporate this Ray’s love of speculation—of projecting possibilities and probabilities into the future. Games are seen as tests of intelligence and adaptability. There are a firm set of rules, but within the rules, all kinds of variations are allowable, and it is this variety of approaches which the individual upon this Ray loves. They might well be described as a fluid point of intelligence moving towards a more advantageous position.” (Pg. 75)
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4. “The geometrical element most associated with this Ray is the straight line, and individuals upon this Ray are inclined to take the “shortest path” to the goal.” (Pg. 33)
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10. “Individuals upon this Ray have no great affinity for the material plane, and it is a source of greatest frustration for them to be ensnared within material conditions. It is for this reason that, from the first, they strive to ‘rise above’ material conditioning.” (Pg. 153)
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34. “This Ray is the personality Ray of humanity as a whole. It has been instrumental in making man the ‘master of all he surveys.’ Note the dualism inherent in the preceding phrase. There is the master (the surveyor) and that which is surveyed. Man rises to power and mastery by separating himself from that which he masters. He, as the subject, turns everything else into an object. The more he succeeds in doing this, the more objective he is said to be. Through objectivity, he learns to know.” (Pg. 141)
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77. “The harmonizing process of this Ray calls for mutual attuning, for a give-and-take which modifies the energy structure of each combatant (be the combatant a person or a thing) so that contact becomes less abrasive and discordant. Two entities in conflict must change if they are to ‘get along.’ They must each adjust in certain respects (modulating their energies) so that contact does not become a clash.” (Pg. 90)
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9. “The classical conflict upon this Ray is different from conflicts of those upon some of the other Rays, in that the individual conditioned by this Ray does not particularly aim at the defeat or overcoming of the ‘opponent,’ but rather at harmonizing, “at-one-ing,” or reconciliation with the opponent. This Ray approach sees value in all the conflicting parties and does not seek to stamp out or annihilate any of them.” (Pg. 90)
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59. “Those strongly upon this Ray are attracted to the understanding and manipulation of mechanism on all levels. We usually think of mechanical ability as related only to machinery, but organic, cellular, molecular, atomic and subatomic structures are all mechanisms, in a sense, and mechanical instruments (often of great subtlety) can be devised to affect them.” (Pg. 134)
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7. “Those strongly upon this Ray can tap the power of the will aspect of the Soul, and later the will aspect of the Spiritual Triad and the Monad.” (Pg. 35)
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88. “Many a person upon this Ray (especially with an abstract emphasis) is justly caricatured as an ‘absent-minded professor.’ They can become so focused in the world of thought, that they mismanage the world of the senses. They care so much about that which is abstract, that they stumble over what is concrete. Their gaze is turned inward towards the world of mentation and ideation, and not outward towards the world of experience.” (Pg. 80)
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3. “When moods are dominant, it means, symbolically, that the Moon is obscuring the Sun. The emotional nature is in the ascendancy, and the light of the soul is either not shining or is distorted by personality states. Obviously, when people upon this Ray are subject to moods, their higher functions are weakened and they cannot react harmoniously to the moods of others. Furthermore, they earn the reputation of being ‘moody and unreliable,’ and hence unfit for any kind of work requiring emotional stability.” (Pg. 113)
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17. “These Ray types must realize that it is their sacred responsibility to be themselves. Unnecessary surrender and relinquishment of one’s values is of no value to the common good. If not for themselves (in a personal sense), let them stand up for themselves if only for the sake of others.” (Pg. 60)
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51. “People upon this Ray search for the perfect pattern. When they believe they have found it (or created it) they seek to conform to it. They then become identified with the pattern, which becomes (so they believe) the source of their much coveted security. In order to promote this sense of security, they continually reinforce their preferred pattern—be it the pattern characteristic of a church denomination, a society, club, or a social class. Such people make sure that the outline of the pattern remains clear before their eyes, and they nurture their feeling of ‘belongingness’. They insist on fitting in.” (Pg. 188)
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26. “Their constant experience of ‘highs and lows’ is another factor which undermines confidence. No matter how high the high, there is always the certainty that it will be followed by an equally low, low. Nothing remains as it is. ‘Nothing is constant but change itself.’ Of course, the opposite is also true; low lows are followed by equally high highs, and so an attitude of continuous pessimism is as unjustifiable as one of continuous optimism. As long as this ‘roller coaster existence’ continues, however, individuals upon this Ray may find it difficult to depend upon themselves.” (Pg. 111)
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28. “People on this Ray need to learn to ‘cut through’ a topic. There is no need to present the full complexity of everything, or to include all ramifications. Sometimes a simple, synthetic, all-embracing statement is just what is required; the ability to summarize an entire chapter, lecture or even an entire book in one or two sentences.” (Pg. 80)
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90. “People upon this Ray seek to ‘know about things’ regardless of how they ‘feel about things.’ Thus, it is a common ____ Ray response to withdraw all attention from the emotional vehicle, and focus the attention strictly in the head. The emotions become either devitalized or deeply unconscious (or both). As a result, the astral body is not allowed to vibrate fully due to its being subjected to examination and analysis, so that there is almost, a ‘non-response,’ to emotional stimuli.” (Pg. 143)
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27. “Individuals upon this Ray reject all things which fall short of the ideal. Most potential objects of devotion are found wanting, substandard, insufficiently attractive. However, when someone or something of sufficient (apparent) worthiness is found, an abundance of pent-up magnetic/attractive energy is directed in a narrow and intensely focused beam towards the selected object. This beam of energy has a very adhesive quality and forms (for the duration of its intensity) an almost inseparable bond between the devotee and the beloved object.” (Pg. 147)
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35. “This Ray holds within itself curious contradictions; it is both fiery and watery—intensely so, in both cases. According to the Ageless Wisdom, there are two primary methods of purification upon the Path of Discipleship: purification by water, and purification by fire. Water precedes fire, and this Ray is involved in both purificatory processes.” (Pg. 148)
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92. “People upon this Ray are very prone to a kind of neurotic love. They are innately inclined to feelings of inferiority which they attempt to exorcise through devotion. Individuals upon this Ray place their loved one upon the proverbial pedestal. They do not love the real person, but an idealized image of that person. The loved one is forced to conform to the idealized image, regardless of psychological and spiritual discomfort.” (Pg. 161)
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69. “The developed individual upon this Ray has the ability to understand how things within a given context change and vary relative to each other, and (more abstractly), how differing contexts vary relative to each other. The motion of the whole is seen, and all the many movements are understood—relative to each other. This is why people upon this Ray understand implications so well. All things are seen as related, and as constantly changing in response to any specific change within the system.” (Pg. 66)
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31. “Pity, compassion and empathy are the hallmarks of individuals upon this Ray, but these capacities are not always properly directed. When the soul is not yet sufficiently in control, the eyes of the personality are frequently turned upon itself, and the capacity to commiserate is deflected from its usual altruistic expression, and focused instead upon the little self.” (Pg. 57)
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52. “Love and wisdom are really two aspects of the same energy. They are found, potentially, in all human beings, and are certainly not limited to this Ray type, but it is this type which expresses them most naturally and spontaneously.” (Pg. 46)
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45. “Sensing themselves cut off from the endless supply of spiritual power, there develops an insatiable, compensatory craving for the lesser forms of power, for they must have power; it is, for them, a psychological necessity, because through the wielding of power, the imprisoning sense of isolation (which plagues so many of those upon this Ray) temporarily decreases.” (Pg. 40)
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71. “The healthy understanding of prominence, preeminence and priority is distorted into the tendency to hold oneself above others.” (Pg. 38)
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30. “For people upon this Ray, the mind is often treated as if it were the only organ through which knowledge of the environment (inner and outer) can be attained. The feelings and intuition are ignored and all things are approached mentally. Convinced of the preeminent value of the mind, people upon this Ray demand that the mind be a ‘high performance’ instrument, which inevitably means a rational and logical instrument.” (Pg. 138)
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65. “Ignorant destructiveness is also the result of the unwise release of power. Individuals on this Ray have an abundance of power, but they may not always have an abundance of wisdom. When power is released without due respect for the limitations of form, then destruction results, even if it was not intended.” (Pg. 41)
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99. “Wisdom carries a more mental emphasis; love carries a more sentient, feeling emphasis. Eventually it becomes possible to think with the heart and love with the mind.” (Pg. 46)
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70. “Strong one-pointed focus: The strongly Ray ____ individual is undeviating, unrelenting and undeflectable. The type of motion associated with this Ray is called “Forward Progression.” (Pg. 33)
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95. “People upon this Ray are known for their ‘matter-of-factness.’ This means that they do not embellish or elaborate upon the testimony of the senses. In one respect, their consciousness is bound to mind and brain, and the larger implications related to the world of meaning are not usually a consideration. They have the advantage, however, of level-headedness which is such a valuable asset in the world of physical reality.” (Pg. 136)
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57. “Ability to impersonate: This is the Ray of the actor. The two masks (one laughing and one crying) which are everywhere taken as the symbol of dramatic art, are also an excellent symbol for this Ray ability to express contrasting emotions. Individuals upon this Ray have the ability to identify with the character of others, and can not only identify with others, but can assume and express the character with which they identify.” (Pg. 103)
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15. “They will not allow law to be violated or trespassed, whether the law is Divine Law, or the vastly inferior ‘law’ of the defensive, autocratic, personal ego. They innately support the concept of ‘control by law,’ which is another way of saying, ‘control by will,’ for law is an expression of will on all levels, whether human or divine.” (Pg. 43)
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18. “This Ray has a direct connection with ‘buddhi’—pure reason, or direct intuitive perception. Truth is seen as it is, without the mediations of the reasoning mind.” (Pg. 49)
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49. “It can be seen that developed individuals upon this Ray provide (or actually become) bridges of relationship by means of which the integrity of any whole is preserved. They might be called ‘the reconciling links between group elements of divergent quality.’ A bridge is solidly anchored upon both sides of the gulf it spans, and bridging people have to have the proverbial ‘foot in both worlds,’ and are, in a sense, members of both camps.” (Pg. 95)
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48. “People upon this Ray are intent upon tangible accomplishment. They always look for the best possible way of doing something, and once they find it or create it, they tend to repeat it. Thus, routines, rituals and ceremonies are born. These are definitely structured, sequences of activity designed to obtain certain, predictable results, and intended to be performed identically on every occasion.” (Pg. 170)
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96. “In order to change thoughts created under this Ray impulse, it is necessary to change the thinker’s conception of what makes sense. This is not easily done and will require much rational convincing. Upon this Ray, thought is formulated slowly and changes slowly. Only reason backed by incontrovertible evidence will prove convincing; rhetoric will not.” (Pg. 142)
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12. “Individuals upon this Ray are heavily invested in maintaining what they perceive to be the structure of truth. A truth can be threatened by the ignorant, but a limited truth is equally threatened by the wise (those who long ago outgrew that particular limited presentation of truth). In either case, if a person upon this Ray identifies with the threatened truth, he, himself, will feel threatened, and may attack the source of the threat.” (Pg. 143)
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100. “A combatant upon this Ray is not willing to cut himself off from his opponent. Whether the battle is external or internal, the warrior upon this Ray considers that, by some means, all must win, just as all must, in some respect, lose. There is no severing action. Even when a seeming victory of one combatant does occur, it is immediately followed by the elevation of the best attributes of the vanquished combatant, so that that combatant too may participate in the larger victory.” (Pg. 91)
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91. “In practical terms and on the macro-level of common-sense reality, people upon this Ray want to know ‘what makes things tick.’ Any whole, as they know, is composed of many factors or variables; these interact in ways that are difficult to discern without close examination. Individuals upon this Ray examine things microscopically to determine the laws governing such interactions.” (Pg. 128)
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22. “People upon this Ray demand clarity. Being confronted with an infinitude of possible options seems to them dangerously close to chaos. They dread a situation in which ‘anything goes.’ Thus, they deliberately choose to limit what they will and won’t do, by adhering to certain patterns of activity and behavior, and foregoing many others. Such definite and limiting patterns are called laws, rules and regulations. ‘Right action’ conforms to the pattern; ‘wrong action’ deviates from the pattern. Having a guiding template or pattern simplifies the process of living.” (Pg. 183)
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43. “Individuals upon this Ray are particularly sensitive to the whole range of vibrations, and develop (more easily than most) the ability to coordinate these vibrations with each other. Not only can they ‘shape’ form admirably, but they have the vertical sensitivity to bring form into rapport with the higher agencies which are destined to use form as a vehicle of expression.” (Pg. 175)
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41. “This Ray is the ‘softest’ of all the Rays. In advanced types, there is hardly an impression, however subtle, that fails to register. This sensitivity is the cause of great suffering (as well as great ecstasy), for these Ray individuals “agonize their way to the goal.” (Pg. 47)
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33. “Of the three great Universal Laws—the Law of Synthesis, the Law of Attraction and the Law of Economy—this Ray is most closely related to the Law of Attraction. Advanced individuals on this Ray draw others towards themselves for encouragement, healing, restoration, redemption.” (Pg. 46)
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39. “Some individuals upon this Ray are threatened by the coexistence of different patterns. They may not seek to destroy ‘heresies,’ as sixth Ray fanatics do, but they will judge variant patterns superficially, being convinced of the superiority of their own. Those who espouse such ‘unapproved’ patterns will be seen as alien, foreign or dissident, and ‘beyond the pale.’ People afflicted by this attitude often adopt an attitude of haughtiness, snobbery or condescension, which is reflected in their physical carriage and mannerisms.” (Pg. 188)
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1. “People on this Ray have the happy distinction of not worrying themselves and others over trifles. Of course, what they consider trifles, others may see as matters of importance. It must be remembered that these people cultivate wide views and see things, often, in terms of abstractions and generalities. Unless other Rays provide countervailing influences, such people simply can’t be bothered with petty little things that slow their level of activity.” (Pg. 82)
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53. “Anger, it is said, is always related to fear, and one of the primary fears which afflicts those upon this Ray is the fear of being thwarted, deflected or prevented from fulfilling intention.” (Pg. 41)
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54. “People upon this Ray are particularly responsive to order and design, and in general (when spiritually developed), they understand the Divine Design with greater facility than those upon other Rays. Even long before they have any significant spiritual awareness, they work at creating and manifesting what they consider perfected patterns.” (Pg. 168)
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81. “This is the Ray of the preserver and the protector. People on this Ray do not wish to shatter; they seek to be harmless in all they do. They know it is possible to convey the truth in ways which will be maximally beneficial and minimally upsetting.” (Pg. 52)
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38. “If people on this Ray are not in a crisis, they almost feel inclined to generate one. This is because the principle of ‘the value of opposition’ is so deeply ingrained in their psyches. They crave the completeness (the well-roundedness) that can only come from the experience of wrestling with the pairs of opposites. One generates a crisis by bringing conflicting energies inescapably together. Conditions, then, can no longer continue as they were before the engagement of energies, and the issue is forced.” (Pg. 91)
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93. “The evolved individuals on this Ray are profoundly and intimately in-touch with others. It is this subtle and pervasive intimacy of contact that is not found upon the other Rays. It is this inseparable closeness which makes it so natural for these Ray types to love others as if these others were themselves, and to understand others as if from the inside-out.” (Pg. 46)
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94. “Power of beneficent destruction: Those who are strongly upon this Ray hold in their hands the power of life and death; on some level, however limited it may be, they either grant or deny the flow of the life force.” (Pg. 32)
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85. “People upon this Ray often continue doing something long after they have forgotten why they are doing it. Thought disappears and only action remains. Many traditional rituals are performed in such a manner—as action dissociated from meaning. People know the old forms and ‘go through the motions,’ but there is no heart in it, and, hence, no life. Once the life goes out of the form, it is only a matter of time before the form dies.” (Pg. 185)
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20. “Many of those upon this Ray think fast, speak fast and move fast. Their purpose is to overcome the limitations of time, which is ruled by Saturn, the foremost planetary distributor of this Ray energy.” (Pg. 71)
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11. “Despite the weaknesses of their unreservedly theoretical and speculative approaches, advanced individuals upon this Ray are able to meaningfully synthesize a great deal of experience, and explain it in terms of an underlying ‘scaffolding’ of relationships.” (Pg. 65)
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21. “Through the power of the hand, matter is shaped to become the most perfect embodiment possible. The tendency to preserve order within the environment is another evidence of the attempt to create perfected form. Organizational expertise is yet another. It is obvious that people upon this Ray must first work with the physical form, gaining the ability to shape, manipulate, coordinate and control it, before they turn their attention to the higher and more subtle spheres whereon reside the divine ideas (i.e., beings which must express themselves through form.” (Pg. 175)
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2. “Under the regime of this Ray, it is considered impossible to be loyal to those with contrasting ideologies; loyalty to one group is immediately interpreted as disloyalty to the other.” (Pg. 150)
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25. “Because they love, they become wise; because they are wise, they encounter all beings with love. There can be no true wisdom without love, and no love is perfectly expressed unless wisdom is its guide.” (Pg. 45)
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66. “When drama is predictable it is often uninteresting. Even when the plot is predictable, fine drama can still occur if the reactions of the characters are not completely predictable. Those upon this Ray thrive upon expressing the unexpected, which is another way of saying that they love what is new. That is why they so enliven situations—the new and the unexpected are enlivening. Individuals upon this Ray are experts at keeping other people awake.” (Pg. 102)
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55. “For most people it is presently impossible to achieve great heights of purity and goodness while in incarnation. Advanced people upon this Ray, however, are not dissuaded by earthly obstacles. They have captured a vision of the ideal, and for long ages have striven to live truer to that ideal. They also intimately understand corruption, the impermanence of the lower worlds, and all the forces which have set at naught their best efforts. Their nature is such that they will not compromise with the earthly sphere.” (Pg. 153)
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29. “Solidly aligned with the Purpose of the Creator, individuals upon this Ray see, according to Divine Law, what must be and what must not be.” (Pg. 32)
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46. “With undeflectable, one-pointed resolve (and, for the most part, unemotionally) they persistently work to bring the Plan into manifestation, tolerating no deflection or diminution of the purposes they have conceived as their means of cooperating with the Plan.” (Pg. 32)
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8. “No one is so hard to teach as the one who already ‘knows.’ Unlike those whose ‘knowledge’ is based largely upon faith or emotional conviction, people upon this Ray reason their position through. They know exactly why they think as they do. They are sure and their position, as far as they are concerned, is unassailable. Problems arise, however, because they are sure about just a few things, and exclude the rest. Their minds dwell upon their area of certainty and they judge harshly or unfairly that which lies outside that limited area.” (Pg. 142)
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40. “When advanced people upon this Ray desire to know, they focus their minds like beams of laser light. These Ray types have a uniquely powerful capacity for mental concentration. They eliminate all dispersion, and bring all their mental resources intensely to bear upon the particular, specific problem under examination. With such keen-mindedness, they almost force the illumination of their problem.” (Pg. 125)
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44. “There is some justification in the stereotype (fairly branded into the collective consciousness) of the “impractical artist.” Those who are most involved in artistic and emotional expression are often annoyed with the world for placing any realistic (i.e., Saturnian) demands upon them. They wish to live solely as representatives of the creative power of the imagination.” (Pg. 114)
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80. “Evolved people on this Ray are noteworthy for their ability to handle a considerable complexity of thought without becoming entangled. We have the analogy of the dexterous spider, who, having spun an intricate web, is able to move all about the web without becoming entangled in it (unlike the spider’s victims which most assuredly will).” (Pg. 71)
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63. “For people upon this Ray to be effective, they must come to terms with conditions, as they exist, upon the physical plane. Therefore, they are compelled to pay attention to details. Their task is the creation of what might be called a ‘detailed synthesis.’ They cannot afford to ignore that which is small, because a small, ‘dis-integrated’ element can ruin the integrity of the whole.” (Pg. 176)
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61. “This Ray energy is, par excellence, the ‘at-oneing’ energy. At-one-ment is not atonement, with its connotations of guilt, supplication and penance. At-one-ment is a process of fusion fostered through the harmonious adjustment of all elements within a whole.” (Pg. 93)
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83. “This Ray is an energy which helps humanity eliminate vagueness and imprecision from thought and action. Under the focused scrutiny inspired by this Ray, approximations are gradually eliminated and an ‘exact tracking’ of all interrelated movements occurs.” (Pg. 130)
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6. “Just as these Ray types fear being crushed, so their exquisite, empathic response makes them fear that others will be crushed—especially others to whom they may be attached. The shielding, guarding, protecting impulse is very highly developed. These impulses are noble and very necessary if evolution is to proceed, but again, when overdone, they become counter-evolutionary.” (Pg. 59)
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67. “Developed individuals upon this Ray are adept at “the wise use of slow action.” They are not in a rush. Their energy is steady, persistent, gentle and non-forcing. Because of their great foresight, they can intuitively see what things must eventuate, and (while not slackening their efforts) they are willing to wait.” (Pg. 51)
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24. “Although magnetism and ‘attractiveness’ have very positive uses, it is also possible to magnetize and attract undesirable entities and psychological constructs (various objectionable thought and desire forms). Further, the absorbent qualities characteristic of those upon this Ray make it difficult for them to expel that which is undesirable from their personality vehicles; expulsion and repulsion of any kind are not customary acts for this Ray type.” (Pg. 56)
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97. “They frequently release the devastating electrical power of their will to obliterate that which obstructs the manifestation of the Will of God (as they understand it). These acts of destruction allow the beneficence of deity to express, and are, therefore, acts of beneficent destruction.” (Pg. 33)
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64. “Individuals upon this Ray build thought-forms carefully, solidly and (as far as they are concerned) logically. Logic fortifies their thought, but can stiffen it into rigidity, especially if the logic is based upon faulty premises. Such people hold certain thoughts because they make good sense, and as long as they continue to make sense, the thoughts are repeated and thus strengthened, becoming increasingly resistant to change.” (Pg. 142)
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50. “People upon this Ray live to attach themselves to something. Essentially, they do not wish to stand free. Even when they detach themselves violently from someone or something (and it happens fairly frequently), it is only so that they may reattach to someone or something they believe to be more worthy.” (Pg. 147)
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74. “The motto of those upon this Ray might well be, ‘Everything in excess’; or, ‘If it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.’ People upon this Ray are the great extremists, immoderate in all things, always living “to the hilt.” The cause of this hyper-intense, “full-throttled” living is, desperation and fear. People upon this Ray want only one thing, and that one thing must be accomplished at all costs. They invest everything they are, spending themselves at full intensity lest they fail to achieve.” (Pg. 157)
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16. “When they believe, they can make others believe. They become so ‘enfired’ by their ideals, that they sweep others along irresistibly. Their power to arouse and inspire is largely emotional. They do not appeal to reason. Instead, they present an idea so favorably, so magnetically, and with such great appeal that it becomes irresistibly desirable. They transform ideas into ideals.” (Pg. 152)
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75. “One of the most essential impulses of this Ray is the urge to transcend. Most individuals upon this Ray people are almost incapable of looking downwards from above. Rather, they imagine themselves below and the ideal above—high above. No matter how far they progress, no matter what they attain, they are still overwhelmed by the vision of the greatness which lies ahead. For the ideal, by definition, is never reached. Always, there is something better than the manifested state.” (Pg. 151)
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79. “One of the well-established practices of war is the destruction of all bridges in order to disrupt communications and produce fragmentation. Moderates are frequently the first targets of extremists, because their elimination heightens polarization and intensifies hostilities. To be a bridge is to be on the cross. ‘Bridgers’ upon this Ray must always live at a point of tension, which is a form of alertness, the awareness of what to say and what to do to keep communication and interchange flowing.” (Pg. 95)
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