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Esoteric Encyclopedia: The Law of One

The Law of One is a 5 part series of channeled books detailing a vast metaphysical philosophy that has left a lasting impression on the spiritual community. These recorded interviews expand on complex concepts with unwavering integrity, gradually conveying complete and coherent insight on enigmatic topics such as ascension, higher dimensions, extraterrestrials, consciousness, the infinite creator and the illusory nature of reality.

The books are split up into 106 channeled interview sessions composed of 4 constituents; Don Elkins (the interviewer), Jim McCarthy (the scribe), Carla L. Rueckert (the channel), and Ra (the channeled being). Ra describes itself as a “6th density social memory complex“, a sort of collective mind that evolved on Venus and now seeks to be of service to all life through spiritual teaching. It is one of many supposed social memory complexes that are apart of the Confederation of Planets, an interstellar organization that Ra claims is in service to the Infinite Creator.

Don Elkins introduces Book I by revealing the origins of their first contact with Ra:

“This book is an exact transcript from tape recordings of twenty-six sessions of an experiment designed to communicate with an extraterrestrial being. We started the experiment in 1962 and refined the process for nineteen years. In 1981 the experimental results of our efforts changed profoundly in quality and precision. This book is simply a report of the beginning of this latter phase of our work.”

The process through which the research group established extraterrestrial contact was a method of medium-ship known as channeling. Channeling is a form of direct communication with the spiritual realm, and can occur when a medium enters a deep trance in order to intuitively receive the energetic information of non-physical beings who wish to connect.

In the case of the Ra material, the channel known as Carla initiates this contact by inducing an out of body experience, leaving her vessel accessible to Ra so that phrases can be articulated in response to Don Elkin’s questions. Carla Rueckert recounts her experiences as something like falling asleep, but the act of channeling is still a mentally, emotionally and physically exhausting task. This required her to engage in regular self care rituals suggested by Ra in the occasional debriefing.

In most cases, the medium receives thoughts from the spirit and it is their decision to express them. The Ra Material differs in that Carla was not channeling thoughts. She was channeling words, completely surrendering her vocal functions to Ra. Every word was slowly and delicately pronounced to emphasize clarity.

Each response to the interviewers questions begin with the iconic phrase, “I am Ra”. The importance of this repeated self expression is uncertain, but it may assist in maintaining Ra’s presence with the channel, as well as dispel any confusion by providing a vibrational signature to the source of the information.

I am Ra. I am, with the social memory complex of which I am a part, one of those who voyaged outward from another planet within your own solar system, as this entity would call it. The planetary influence was that you call Venus. We are a race old in your measures. When we were at the sixth dimension our physical beings were what you would call golden. We were tall and somewhat delicate. Our physical body complex covering, which you call the integument, had a golden luster.
In this form we decided to come among your peoples. Your peoples at that time were much unlike us in physical appearance, as you might call it. We, thus, did not mix well with the population and were obviously other than they. Thus, our visit was relatively short, for we found ourselves in the hypocritical position of being acclaimed as other than your other-selves. This was the time during which we built the structures in which you show interest. (6.4)

Ra initially came to Earth in physical form to assist the development of ancient civilizations. Egypt was one of the main beneficiaries of these extraterrestrial teachings. According to Ra, the Pyramids were built with their minds for the purpose of healing and initiating the Egyptians into the deeper mysteries of the cosmos.

The Law of One was the core teaching they brought to these ancient intronauts, a philosophy which considered all of creation to be one with the Infinite Creator. They taught the Egyptians that every living creature, every planet and every star was a vital aspect of an eternal consciousness that was truly indivisible, and that every experience of separation was ultimately an illusion.

We discovered that for each word we could utter, there were thirty impressions we gave by our very being, which confused those entities we had come to serve. After a short period we removed ourselves from these entities and spent much time attempting to understand how best to serve those to whom we had offered ourselves in love/light. (23.6)

By virtue of human nature and the corruption of the Egyptian priest class, Ra was deified and their philosophies were distorted, leading to the spiritual degradation of the civilization. Due to this grave error, Ra wished to resume contact at a later time to redeem themselves and reverse the confusion they added to the human collective. They consider their unintended effect on Earth’s development as a responsibility, and thus persist in their effort to serve our growth.

The eventual consensus was to send humanity guidance through thoughts and dreams, while also reaching out to channels who were ready to receive further information on the Law of One. Carla and the research group were among those channels who were ready.

Throughout the interview sessions, the group worked tirelessly to ensure that Carla was spiritually protected and tuned into Ra’s unique frequency, delicately employing the use of healing energy, symbolic objects and angular relationships to the channel’s body which, according to Ra, maximized the connection and thus maintained stable contact.

The final interviews seemed to imply that a malevolent force was acting against the efforts of the research group to release this information to the world. Ra spoke of entities attempting to interfere with the group’s progress, utilizing psychic attacks to delay or end the communication.

The interviews were concluded and published after Don Elkins committed suicide under unfortunate circumstances related to declining mental and physical health. The world changing information that Don Elkins gave his mind and life for was not recorded in vain, and has since been dispersed throughout the world, continuing to inform and inspire the spiritual evolution of humanity.

If you are curious about what the Law of One has to offer but don’t want to commit to the lore behind it, please consider exploring the following exercises:

Questioner: For general development [of the] reader of this book, could you state some of the practices or exercises to perform to produce an acceleration toward the Law of One?
Ra: I am Ra.

Exercise One. This is the most nearly centered and usable within your illusion complex. The moment contains love. That is the lesson/goal of this illusion or density. The exercise is to consciously seek that love in awareness and understanding distortions. The first attempt is the cornerstone. Upon this choosing rests the remainder of the life-experience of an entity. The second seeking of love within the moment begins the addition. The third seeking powers the second, the fourth powering or doubling the third. As with the previous type of empowerment, there will be some loss of power due to flaws within the seeking in the distortion of insincerity. However, the conscious statement of self to self of the desire to seek love is so central an act of will that, as before, the loss of power due to this friction is inconsequential.

Exercise Two. The universe is one being. When a mind/body/spirit complex views another mind/body/spirit complex, see the Creator. This is an helpful exercise.

Exercise Three. Gaze within a mirror. See the Creator.

Exercise Four. Gaze at the creation which lies about the mind/body/spirit complex of each entity. See the Creator.

The foundation or prerequisite of these exercises is a predilection towards what may be called meditation, contemplation, or prayer. With this attitude, these exercises can be processed. Without it, the data will not sink down into the roots of the tree of mind, thus enabling and ennobling the body and touching the spirit. (10.14)


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