Before union with the Soul can be achieved,
lower self or personality must be purified and the obstacles to union removed. The Rainbow Bridge techniques are offered to aid
the student in purification of the personality vehicles, the etheric / vital body, the
emotional body, and the lower mental body or conscious self.
These impurities or low-grade thought forms
appear to extended perception as
surrounding dark clouds and forms of low grade energies, some shifting and
churning, some partially fixed and condensed, some loosely connected forming a
cage-like grid that imprisons its owner, some dense and attached to the body and affecting the organs and their
functions (See Figure 1). THEY EXIST IN EVERYONE, WITHOUT EXCEPTION, and are the results of
many lifetimes of instinctual or physical evolution, of excessive emotional
development, mostly uncontrolled desire, and of incomplete mental growth, mostly imperfect
thinking or thought form building. The Two Disciples mention that they have observed these impurities in every
spiritual teacher, and yogi that they have met.
The Tibetan Master Djwhal Khul has written about these thought
forms and impurities in the aura. "Much of the ineffectiveness
of people is due to the fact that their interests are not centralized but very
diffuse, and no one thing engrosses their attention. They scatter their energy
and are attempting to satisfy every wandering desire, and to dabble in
everything which comes their way. Therefore, no thought they think ever assumes
proper form, or is ever duly energized. They are consequently surrounded by a
dense cloud of half-formed disintegrating thought forms and clouds of partially
energized matter in process of dissolution. This produces occultly a condition
similar to the decay of a physical form, and is equally unpleasant and
unwholesome. It accounts for much of the diseased condition of the human family
at this time." (p.975, Treatise on Cosmic
To have this mass of disintegrating thought forms in your
aura, sets you up for a number of problems.
1. These disintegrating thought forms stand between you and
your external world interfering with clear perception and communication.
2. On the receiving side, they make you vulnerable to (a) mob
influence or mass
consciousness, (b) influence, suggestion and control by others (e.g. thoughts of
gender, race, or ethnic inferiority or superiority) (c) infection and disease.
3. On the transmitting side, they cause (a) low self-esteem,
(b) excessive emotional reactions, (c) misinterpretation of code
and customs, (d) undesirable behavior and a imperfect response to the environment.
4. These ancient thought forms, carried over from life to life,
block the connection and distort the communication between the person and
his/her Higher Self. This self-made barrier between you and your Soul causes you to (a) hold to outworn ideals, (b) be deceived as to sources of
aspiration, (c) accept false teachings as true, (d) make the practice of most
yoga and magic unsuccessful and dangerous, and (e) deflect downpours of energy from the
In their book, Thought forms, Annie Besant and C. W. Leadbeater
have noted, so long as any of the coarser kinds
of matter connected with evil and selfish thoughts remain in a person's body, he is open to attack from those
who wish him evil. But, when he has perfectly eliminated these by
self-purification, his haters cannot injure him. He goes on calmly and
peacefully amid all the darts of their malice and their evil thoughts are
deflected from his aura and return to the sender (p. 30, Thought forms).
It is not only possible to purify the vehicles, but it is
absolutely necessary before the real techniques of spiritual enlightenment or
self-realization can be successfully undertaken.
The Rainbow Bridge techniques offer a
"do-it-yourself" program for removing impurities that ordinarily
would have to be lived out the hard way by releasing the energy locked
within them through suffering and illness over several lifetimes.
Overview of the Rainbow Bridge Phase I and II Techniques
The Rainbow Bridge techniques involve two phases.
In phase I, the first technique the student is taught is to use the Soul
Invocation to align with and invoke the cooperation of the Soul before
doing any spiritual practice. This step is key because, in the Rainbow Bridge
techniques, the Soul does the work and the personality or conscious mind merely
cooperates. The Rainbow Bridge techniques are without effect unless they
are preceded by the Soul Invocation or an invocation with a similar intent.
After the student has aligned and invoked the cooperation of
the Soul by use of the Soul Mantram, the Soul Star becomes responsive to your
thoughts and is used to build the Central Channel. The Central Channel is built to
prepare the body to receive a greater influx of spiritual energy. The
upper section of the Central Channel bridges the gap between the lower
mind and higher mind and is known as the Rainbow Bridge or Antahkarana. It
provides a conduit through which high vibration energies can be safely moved through
the body. The student is taught how to align with the Soul and activate
the Soul Star by use of the Soul Invocation. The Soul Star is located about six
inches above the head and is the instrument the Soul uses to transform and
purify the matter of the three lower vehicles (vital or etheric body, the
emotional body, and the mental body). It also has other functions.
Once the basic Central Channel is built, it is systematically
widened. Also during phase I, a tool of the Soul called the Spiritual Whirl Wind
or Etheric Vortex is used to sweep debris from the aura that is created by the movement
of the Soul Star through the body. The Soul Star is a ball of solar fire and
when it is moved into the body, it literally burns through debris that is
clogging your Central Channel. This debris must be removed by use of the
Spiritual Whirlwind. Whenever the Soul Star is moved through the body, the
Spiritual Whirlwind must be used afterwards to sweep the aura of debris.
Once the Central Channel has been widened to about 1 inch in
diameter, which usually takes about six to eight weeks doing just the widening
phase, the student can begin phase 2, the clearing work. It has been
observed that by use of the Soul Invocation followed by simply moving the Soul
Star through the Central Channel from a point 6 inches below the feet, the Earth
Star, to a point about 6 inches above the head, the Soul Star, on a daily basis
followed by use of the Spiritual Vortex that some clearing of the external
patterns (low-grade thought-forms that appear outside of the body in the
surrounding aura) is accomplished. However, if only one or two revolutions of
the Soul Star through the channel are done per day, this method of clearing will
be much slower than the phase II methods which uses a series of 36 verbs that are
placed in a structured series of sentences and repeated for several minutes by
the student. By using the Phase II clearing techniques, the external patterns can
be cleared in 2 to 5 years. If the process is continued the internal patterns
will also begin to be cleared. A study has been initiated to determine if the
clearing process of simply moving the Soul Star with its radiant field through the central channel can
be speeded up to equal or surpass that of the Phase II word forms by simply
increasing the number of times the Soul Star is moved through the channel.
The purification work results in the following permanent
- You no longer have a permanent barrier around you which
modifies communication from and to you.
- The low vibration energies which are a channel for
infection are removed.
- Suggestions of low self-esteem and failure are no longer
- Your body ages more slowly and your health is enhanced
because the flow of life force (prana) through the body and aura is no
longer obstructed by energy, emotional and mental blockages.
- The main channel for uncontrolled emotional response is
removed - as is quick response to emotionalism from others.
- The heavy karmic influence of ancient thought forms and
mistakes are eliminated.
- You will have an increased capacity to invoke and retain
the light of the Soul.
- You will find it easier to recognize your companions on the
Path, the ones you are destined to work with.
- You will move rapidly into awareness of the consciousness
of your Soul. Common culturally based labels for this universal state of
higher consciousness are "Christ
consciousness" in the west, and "Atma (Self) consciousness" or
"the Buddha Mind," or "the mind of enlightenment (bodhichitta)" in the east.
- By building the central channel, you will be of service to
the Masters of the Planetary Hierarchy and to the planet by becoming anchor
points for the transmission of vital energies that will purify the planet
and accelerate the externalization of the Hierarchy.
- Telepathy and the higher psychic powers of the Initiate
will begin to develop. Djwhal Khul has said that "--the powers of
the Initiate are gained not from any study but by changes in the etheric
vehicle." The Rainbow Bridge techniques make changes in the etheric,
emotional and mental bodies to accelerate this process.
About the Developers of the Rainbow Bridge Techniques
Josephine and Norman Stevens were the developers of the
Rainbow Bridge Techniques and authors of the Rainbow Bridge books. They
were conscious working disciples in the Externalizing Ashram of the Master
Djwhal Khul, whose principal function is to begin the externalization process of
the next kingdom in nature, the Kingdom of Heaven, and to prepare the way for
the reappearance of the World Teacher, the Christ.
describe their background below:
We, the "Two
Disciples" who wrote the Rainbow Bridge series, have had lifetimes of
experience with the teachings of the Tibetan Master, Djwhal Khul, who dictated
many books on occult philosophy to Alice A. Bailey from
1919 to 1949. We had intimate association with Alice and Foster
Bailey and their work as they implemented the teachings of the Master Djwhal
Khul by the printing and distribution of His many books,
countless pamphlets and the invaluable work of the
Arcane School. Our association with the Baileys covered all phases from the
early days of the Arcane School until a few years after
the death of Alice A. Bailey. Djwhal Khul's efforts were
to present the Ancient Wisdom, the Mystery Teachings, to the disciple-student
in a suitable form adapted to modern mental development.
We belong to the New Group of
World Servers, along with an increasing number of incarnating egos who are
coming in to serve in the dawning New Age. We are Telepathic Communicators, as
described by Djwhal Khul on page 606 of A Treatise on White
Magic, who prefer to work behind the scenes and
acknowledge our position only when it serves the purposes of the Planetary
Hierarchy during this time of transition. We both have extended
perceptions of differing types and degrees and are a
Our approach is based on a modern adaptation of Djwhal
Khul's teachings, as given through His amenuensis, Alice A. Bailey. These
books have been and are our textbooks. Our work is intended to be practical
above all else. It
is our intention to present the results of a lifetime of study and experiments
to accomplish certain needed changes in the vehicles of the aspirant-disciple,
which are required before the disciple can transmit or ground the energies of
Externalization which are preliminary to the Return of the Christ. (From
Rainbow Bridge II, p.xiii-xiv)
In addition, Norman Stevens was a director of the Lucis Trust for 7
years and Josephine, in addition to helping AAB with the Arcane School, also
worked for a while as Alice A. Bailey's personal secretary. Josephine Stevens
had remarkable clairvoyant and telepathic abilities. She was able to see
changes in the aura and inner vehicles on a daily basis on many sublevels from the etheric to the
Monadic. It was this ability that enabled Josephine and Norman to empirically
verify the effects of the Rainbow Bridge techniques by observing and
recording the changes it made in the energy fields of their students for more
than ten years. A copy of three of the charts and records they kept on their
students is shown on page 181 and 182 of the Rainbow Bridge II book. One of the Brothers of the Hierarchy told
Josephine that, at that
time, there were only 25 people on the planet with her level of vision. I
share this information so that, you, the reader will have some insight into
the quality and depth of knowledge that these two Disciples brought to their