El Morya

Banners of the Coming One. Maitreya Series. by Nicholas Roerich
1925-1926. Nizhnii Novgorod State Art Museum, Russia

Nicholas Roerich

El Morya from Agni Yoga Society

Editor, Reverse Spins: These quotes were given to Nicholas and Helena Roerich by El Morya in the 20's and early 30's. El Morya who ascended in the late 1800's, is one of the founders of Theosophy as well as Agni Yoga. He then went on to cofound The Bridge to Freedom and then the Summit Lighthouse with Saint Germain. Nicholas Roerich, a Russian, spent many years in Tibet. He was truly a Renaissance man. His paintings are very original and have a special ethereal quality. He had a student in FDR's Cabinet. The book Leaves of Morya's Garden by Roerich was even on Elvis Presley's reading list. El Morya has written and dictated on almost every subject imaginable over the years—always with the goal of elevating mankind and bringing in a New Era. Here are his thoughts on the Prophecy, Maitreya and the New Era.

The Future and the New Era

Accept the accidental as preordained. All is foreseen by Us. Every seemingly random event is a page of the future. Work in valor, and in peace. Leaves of Morya's Garden - Book 1 - The Call (1924) - 103.

My children, the teaching of life under My Guidance is the straightest path to an understanding of Cosmos. You must recognize the obstacle of ignorance. The physician can cure only when he understands the symptoms of the illness. Those of vast possessions are often blind to the world's phenomena. Seldom does the preoccupied one perceive the future. Leaves of Morya's Garden - Book 1 - The Call (1924) - 119.

You should gaze only into the future. And so it is necessary to turn to the children. Only in them is the lawful beginning of the work. Revealing the new path, only in children will you find the power of trust. Leaves of Morya's Garden - Book 1 - The Call (1924) - 378.

Since memory is for the past, consciousness is for the future. Therefore We replace memory by consciousness. By means of memory I cannot penetrate within the boundaries of the sun, but consciousness opens the gates. For Us, the museum and library replace the memory; therefore, disciples should not grieve over the loss of the old memory. It is simply that a small thing is replaced by a great one. Consciousness is akin to the spirit understanding; it grows until one's whole being is engulfed as in a flame. During this process the chips of memory, like dross, impede the burning. To know does not mean to remember. He who attains hastens on without looking back. Humanity must remember the transmutation of consciousness. Leaves of Morya's Garden - Book 2 - Illumination (1925) - 2.2.9

Know how difficult it is to reach the hearts of people. The spirit does not pierce through, and the carnal envelope is becoming dense. How much more, then, should one welcome those who look around like eagles, and to whom the mist of the future is like a clear mirror. Leaves of Morya's Garden - Book 2 - Illumination (1925) - 3.2.17.

All have heard about the coming of the New Era. Can the new arrive in inaction? It is better to welcome a new blind puppy than an aged parrot that repeats old things. Examine the stream of the Teachings of life that have been given to humanity. Each, without affecting the preceding, opens new gates to knowledge. The enduring realities of life are fundamental to each given Teaching. Therefore they should be studied not for learning, but for application to life. Only in this way can you create the current of energy. Agni Yoga (1929) - 142.

The New Era begins amidst thunder and lightning. What is it that will evoke the storm? Of course, the extreme dullness in people. How tediously will this ten-year span drag itself out, even though the advent of the new energies is already at hand! Agni Yoga (1929) - 277.

The Fiery Warriors are often called by this name because Satya Yuga begins with the approach of the element of Fire. Then those gather who are imbued with that penetrating element. The motion and striving of Fire lie at the foundation of light. Nothing can surpass light, because it is fed by the streams of omnipresent Fire. I affirm the stream of Fire as the most pure and swift. All unmanifest space is the ship of Fire. The ancient symbol of the fiery wall relates to the Fire of Space. The East knows of the Army of Fiery Warriors that will arise before the coming of the New Era. Agni Yoga (1929) - 307.

Proclaiming the New Era of Fire means that it is necessary now to master this element. The reality of Fire must be embraced by the consciousness. But long ago I told you about the necessity for this exercise of accepting ideas into the consciousness. Can one presume that the Teaching has been applied in life if even one's thoughts have not received a new impetus? Do not seek for new seedlings where all remains as before. Where the old dominates, the New Fire will scorch, and life will not receive its new blessings. Agni Yoga (1929) - 341.

Psychic energy is both Fire and Materia Matrix, and the Teaching of Agni Yoga is nothing other than an explanation of today's application of energy, the stream of which is approaching with Satya Yuga. This is not a new awakening of heretofore dormant possibility, but an enlightenment spread over time. I say, the Teaching cannot be given for money, nor can it be imposed; it heralds the New Era. One can ignore it or deny it, but its heralding is inescapable. Agni Yoga (1929) - 416.

Be assured that the manifestation of the New Era will penetrate even the simplest of souls. The best ones will carry the burden of controversies and battles. The lesser ones can be given the simpler ways. Let them keep their calm when the flames and explosions begin to rage. Agni Yoga (1929) - 545.

Urusvati. It is time to say that this is the name we have given to the star which is irresistibly approaching the Earth. Since long ago it has been the symbol of the Mother of the World, and the Epoch of the Mother of the World must begin at the time of Her star's unprecedented approach to the Earth. The Great Epoch is beginning, because the spirit understanding is linked with the Mother of the World. Even to those who know the date it is marvelous to behold the physical approach of the predestined. The approach of this very great Epoch is important; it will substantially change the life of the Earth. A Great Epoch! I rejoice so much, seeing how the new rays are piercing the thickness of the Earth. Even though in the beginning they are hard to bear, yet their emanation induces new elements, so needed for the impetus. New rays are reaching the Earth for the first time since its formation. Leaves of Morya's Garden - Book 2 - Illumination (1925) - 2.4.11.

Also, why are women often awakened to the Subtle World? Because the work of the heart is most subtle, and thus transcendentalism appears easier for them. Verily, the Era of the Mother of the World is based upon realization of the heart. It is precisely woman alone who can solve the problem of the two worlds. Thus, one can summon woman to understanding through the heart. That will also be useful, primarily because the quality of the heart is eternal. Already there are many heroic deeds among women, but now instead of the stake woman has been accorded the flame of the heart. Let us not forget that for each important achievement the Feminine Principle is essential as a foundation and essence. The heart cannot open to the Subtle World if it is not understood through a special achievement. Heart (1932) - 106.

The immediate duty of everyone who knows of the Subtle World is to affirm this invisible but real world at each opportunity that presents itself. Even though some become angered, let them think about reality. If human physiology were supplemented by a study of the Subtle World, which links the essence of all the conditions of existence, our earthly world would then at once change into a distinctly new era. I affirm that the noise of the turmoil has reached unprecedented limits, because the bond between the worlds is completely neglected. Let no one say that he has not been duly warned. Let the traveler not forget that he cannot return to the home he abandoned, that only by himself can he reach the Luminous Citadel to which he is summoned. Let the traveler remind everyone at the crossroads about the irreversible paths. Heart (1932) - 188.

The New Era can be built only by means of culture. Therefore, culture will be proclaimed as the one defense against disintegration. Nowadays one should strive only in this direction. Our Command is to miss no opportunity of reminding people about culture. Though We be regarded as fanatics on the subject, people will nevertheless harken and become accustomed to it. Thus We introduce brain patterns. Fiery World - Book 1 (1933) - 190.

The significance of the heart is great; in the future it will replace the most complex apparatuses. Verily, in the New Era people will appear whose organisms accomplish this. At present, people invent robots, but after this mechanical fever has abated man's attention will turn to the powers within himself. Supermundane - The Inner Life - Book 1 (1938) - 22:

There were no periods in antiquity that compare to the present era of total global confusion. While in ancient times perhaps thousands were involved, today there are hundreds of millions! Try to imagine the difference in the power of the emanations, and the myriad invisible participants that everybody is surrounded by. Let us not attempt to calculate the multitudes causing disorder in the earthly sphere, but rather consider the innumerable invisible stings. Supermundane - The Inner Life - Book 2 (1938) - 288.


What is prophecy? It is foretelling the destiny of a definite combination of particles of matter. Therefore, prophecies can be fulfilled but also may be spoiled by an unfitting attitude, exactly as may be spoiled a chemical reaction. This indeed cannot be understood by people, though they can apprehend the meaning of a barometer. New Era Community (1926) - 24.

Prophecies can be divided into the dated and undated. When we have to do with a dated prophecy it means we must understand all the intermediate conditions. A great date consists of lesser dates; therefore it is right to observe the small date. New Era Community (1926) - 24.

Can prophecies remain unfulfilled? Indeed they can. We have a whole storehouse of such lost prophecies. A true prophecy foresees the best combination of possibilities, but it is possible to allow them to escape. New Era Community (1926) - 25.

A new day dawns over the earth. The present hour is not a stream but a vortex. Each personal world reflects the flaming sky aglow with the Fire that devours old forms. The Wisdom of the Creator prophesies a New World. By fiery destruction He creates. And can we, the witnesses, realizing the Great Design, count ourselves afflicted? The deaf and the blind, and the many sedentary ones, are only bystanders. The Creator cometh! Leaves of Morya's Garden - Book 1 - The Call (1924) - 241.

Since time immemorial prophecies have been issued from Our Community as benevolent signs for humanity. The paths of prophecies are diverse either they are suggested to particular people, or they may be inscriptions left by some unknown hands. Prophecies best of all inform mankind. Indeed, the symbols are often obscured, but the inner meaning creates a vibration. Certainly a prophecy requires alertness and aspiration. New Era Community (1926) - 25.

In studying the psychology of prophets, there may be seen two phases of the manifestation. On the one hand, solitude may seem to be required, whereas on the other the prophet sometimes is illumined by a vision even when surrounded by crowds. The two conditions are not so contradictory as they appear. It is also possible to receive an impulse of energy from a crowd. There are no such conditions as could not prove to be conductors of the subtlest energies. Brotherhood (1937) - 233.

A prophet is a man who possesses spiritual foresight. Just as on the physical plane there is nearsightedness and farsightedness, thus simply must one understand the quality of farsightedness of the spirit. Leaves of Morya's Garden - Book 2 - Illumination (1925) - 3.5.3.


They will ask, "Can the time of Maitreya create a New Era?" Answer, "If the Crusades brought a new age, then truly the Era of Maitreya is a thousandfold more significant." In such consciousness should one proceed. Agni Yoga (1929) - 1.

"Wisdom in all," recalls the Hindu. "Cooperation in all" will be added to this in the Age of Maitreya. Not only by command, not just by harmony, but by the lightning-bolt of directed thought are the co-workers united. Agni Yoga (1929) - 101.

No name will provoke so many attacks as that of Maitreya, for it is bound up with the future. Nothing provokes so much fear and irritation in people as thinking about the future. Agni Yoga (1929) - 336.

Understand once again that the time of changes of continents is approaching. Maitreya is coming, in the vanguard of science, addressing its new frontiers. All the problems of science and of the evolution of all that exists are of concern to the Teacher. Agni Yoga (1929) - 344.

Verily, it is said that the advancing Adept directs the entire stream of the fiery evolution. Only when the ordainment of the new cycle of the Epoch of Maitreya is revealed can the Adept advancing toward Us be manifest. Infinity - Book 1 (1930) - 212.

Humanity has so greatly violated the Magnet of Be-ness that the construction of new life must be established. Only thus can be stopped the generation of currents which now so completely engulf humanity. We, Brothers of Humanity, battle for the Cosmic Magnet and for the life principle. The time is complex, but great! In tension, amidst humanity's monstrous non-comprehension of the principle of Be-ness, We give a new Covenant. We summon humanity to that Covenant. In the great Covenant lies the principle of Be-ness. We say to humanity, "Venerate the Origins; venerate the Mother of the World, venerate the awesome Covenant of the Cosmic Magnet!" Yes, yes, yes! Thus speaks Maitreya! Infinity - Book 1 (1930) - 227.

You are correct in speaking of humanity's lack of insight. When we approach the ominous hour, all forces must be strained for the mighty step. It has already been told that the Epoch of Maitreya is approaching, and the signs are strewn as fiery seeds; hence, the ominous hour will be one of Light for those who are in step with the Cosmic Magnet. Hence, the ominous hour will be as a future Light for those who battle for the significance of the Epoch of Maitreya. Hence, cooperation with Us brings the predestined victory. Therefore, the co-workers who walk in self-denial will be victors. Proceeding in step with the Cosmic Magnet, you affirm victory! Yes, yes, yes! Infinity - Book 2 (1930) - 55.

How greatly the contrary mind of man shrinks its foundation by severing itself from the base of universal energy! Each one who limits himself bears the evidence of severance from the Cosmic Magnet. Only the principle which manifests the unity of universal energy can create life. Therefore, every straining leads to harmonization if the universal energy lies at its base. When the shifting is so great, cosmic centers are about to become aflame. Our seeds lie at the base of universal energy. Thus, the fiery foundations affirm the Epoch of Maitreya. Infinity - Book 2 (1930) - 154.

According to the prophecy of the most ancient Teachers, when humanity loses the foundation of the Teaching and sinks into obscurity, the Epoch of Maitreya will take place. Hierarchy (1931) - 1.

The ancient legend that affirms the manifestation of Maitreya as a resurrection of the spirit is correct. We will add that the resurrection of the spirit as the conscious acceptance of the Teaching of Lord Maitreya may be precursor to the Advent. Verily, the resurrection! Hierarchy (1931) - 7.

Maitreya wishes to hasten all. Maitreya wishes that all should be successfully accomplished. Maitreya wishes you joy. Maitreya wishes to grant to humanity a gift through the fiery experience of Agni Yoga. Maitreya wishes to transform life on Earth in the radiance of the Mother of the World. Yes, yes, yes! The beauty of life is limitless! Hierarchy (1931) - 8.

Each Lord has his keynote. The Epoch of Maitreya proclaims woman. The manifestation of Maitreya is linked with the confirmation of the Mother of the World, in the past, present, and future. The "Book of Life" is so beautiful. Hierarchy (1931) - 13.

Previous human crusades are as nothing in comparison with the Procession of Maitreya. I affirm that the Great Battle is the renovation of Earth. The future must be understood not as a battle, but as an achievement. One can expect battles not only in their customary significance, but as a reconstruction of life. There may be various periods, but one can sense in them the strengthening of the tempo of life. You already sense this acceleration of rhythm. Each one can sense its impact according to his own nervous condition. But he will inevitably sense a new cosmic condensation. One can feel a direct, acute augmentation of the rays; one can feel alarm or striving into the distance. All these details will indicate the same new accelerated rhythm. One can understand how the intensification of energies builds a new step for the planet. It is not astonishing that Chaos breaks through, because vast is the Battlefield. Let us not forget to notice even the smallest manifestations. There is so much variety in the clashes of the fundamental forces of the world! Heart (1932) - 184.

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Editor, Reverse Spins: El Morya's message was more esoteric in the first part of the last century. As he was able to accomplish more with increasing numbers of dedicated hearts he gradually released more information. He is a very practical Mahatma and Ascended Master. Whereas the above is very uplifting, always pointing to the future, encouraging one and all to come up higher; we are in fact now at the nexus of the future he was talking about. Things can go in many different ways. It takes more than just thinking good thoughts. It takes fiery hearts, fervent prayers or decress, determination and action. Here is what El Morya had to say on October 14, 1996 through the Messenger Elizabeth Clare Prophet. These are excerpts from a dictation entitled:

It Is Time for the Victory

We Have Assignments for Every One of You

Etherealization of Consciousness Is the Order of theDay

" ... I come, for the Darjeeling Council asks for helpers, recruits. Come, therefore, to Darjeeling. Make it your target call each night¹. See that you retire early and therefore come and be seated at our table, deliberate with us and reason together with us. Bring to us what you know of this world, that we might put all things together in the computer of the mind of God.

[There is] much to be accomplished, beloved. There are thousands upon thousands of saints in heaven but there are not millions and millions of saints in heaven. Thus, you see, we work with those who have their causal bodies ready and prepared. Some of you have built your causal bodies for many, many centuries; thus your offering is great. And we need that offering. ...

"What we give to you in teaching is not an ethereal, spiritual, apart teaching. It relates to the very issues that are in the streets.

You know that the issues of drugs abound. You know that young people are using guns. You know that there is a gross distortion of life and that the public schools in this nation are simply not up to par with the schools of the rest of the world. You understand that the media is filling the minds of the children, the youth and the adults. You understand that many do not even understand how the government of the United States is run. ...

"... There are many in this country who do not know how to vote or whom to vote for, for they do not follow the politics of the country. How can a country remain free and independent if all of its citizens do not follow the actions that should be taken? ...

"... The drug problem is enough to destroy a nation, to destroy generations of children and young people, and yet it is not under control. So in those areas, beloved, where action must be taking place, you must consider what you can do, starting with your decrees [spoken prayers] but finishing with probing, probing the situations and saying, "We can take action in this arena. We can take action in that arena." And you can also report back to the Darjeeling Council.

We need K-17 ² and Lanello and you need them also, that you might know when there is that portent and that possibility of this or that building being blown up by fanatics. You find therefore, beloved, that in the Middle East there is almost an eruption and it may come quickly, and that eruption being that there will never be a turning back to peace in the Middle East. This is imminent, and the very imminence of it requires you to focus on this in your [prayer and decree] work. ...

"Blessed ones, serious issues are at hand. Children of the light who must come into embodiment are being aborted and aborted at term.

Blessed ones, these are the crises of the times. You must not be engulfed by them or overwhelmed by them. You must make the call in fervor with a deep determination. You must feel the fire of your being going back to the heart of your I AM Presence. And you must know with conviction that the fiat you make in each of these issues will work and what you have called for will come to pass. ...

"You can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth you as long as you remember that you are not the doer. When you become the doer, you will become so overwhelmed that you cannot even begin to figure out what you should tackle next. ...

"The sacredness of the labor is the spirtualization of the labor, and when you do this selflessly you accrue good karma in your causal body. If you do not give your labor as a sacred labor, then you have no credits in your causal body or in the etheric octave. ...

"The closer your proximity to the etheric octave and to bringing it down to this level, the closer shall be the rising of the sacred fire from beneath. Eherealization of consciouness is the order of the day. ...

" ... look into your own heart, look through it and look to the place of the solar plexus. Place your hands now over your solar plexus and know that over many, many, many lifetimes you have allowed discord to enter here, causing sickness, obesity, out-of-alignment states, et cetera. I would say that the most pressing need of my chelas is to establish ... peace in the solar plexus. [do that] and no one will ever be able to disarm you. I simply cannot count upon you when these emotions are going up and down and you are not even at sea; you are on firm ground!

"Now, watch your diets. Keep yourself yang, to right of center. ...—and realizing that no matter what diet you have espoused I have directed you back continually to the macrobiotic diet —when you follow that diet and understand it and realize that it is necessary for you to learn to cook your own food, your own macrobiotic food, you will see a peace in you that you may not have seen for a very long time. ...

"Let us embrace our children until our love for them does not require them to look for drugs for some kind of solace. Blessed ones, go after the children. For they shall inherit the earth ...

"Love the teenagers, beloved. They are the ones who have the greatest pain, and I think you know that. ...

"You must not allow there to be caused a separation between your generation and those coming up so that when you leave they do not have your example. This is the time to do it. This is the time to lay down one's life for country and one's children and especially the children in the womb. ...

"May you be more whole tomorrow and the next day and the next day and the next. ...

"Be prepared, beloved, for this is truly the chalenge of the ages." end

¹You can go to etheric retreats at night in your higher body or soul conscioussness. Just ask Archangel Michael and your Holy Christ Self to take you to the right retreat and to get you there and back safely. Darjeeling is one of the retreats you can go to.

²K-17 is the code name for the ascended master who heads the Cosmic Secret Service. Lanello [the ascended name of Mark Prophet] works with him. You can call to these two in matters of state and for the protection of America.

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