Summary of Law of One, The Ra Material


In an Infinite Creator there is only unity.

You have seen simple examples of unity.
You have seen the prism which shows all colors stemming from the sunlight.
This is a simplistic example of unity.

In truth there is no right or wrong.

There is no polarity for all will be, as you would say, reconciled at some point in your dance through the mind/body/spirit complex which you amuse yourself by distorting in various ways at this time.

This distortion is not in any case necessary.

It is chosen by each of you as an alternative to understanding the complete unity of thought which binds all things.

You are not speaking of similar or somewhat like entities or things.

You are every thing, every being, every emotion, every event, every situation.
You are unity.
You are infinity.
You are love/light, light/love.
You are.
This is the Law of One.

May we enunciate in more detail?

Questioner: No.

The Law of One, Book I, Session 3

Questioner: Then if an individual is totally informed with respect to the Law of One and lives the Law of One, then such things as the building of the pyramids by direct mental effort would be commonplace.

Is that what I am to understand?

Ra: I am Ra. You are incorrect in that there is a distinction between the individual power through the Law of One and the combined, or societal memory complex mind/body/spirit understanding of the Law of One.

In the first case
only the one individual, purified of all flaws, could move a mountain.

In the case of mass understanding of unity,
each individual may contain an acceptable amount of distortion and yet the mass mind could move mountains.

The progress is normally from the understanding which you now seek to a dimension of understanding which is governed by the laws of love, and which seeks the laws of light.

Those who are vibrating with the Law of Light seek the Law of One.

Those who vibrate with the Law of One seek the Law of Foreverness.

We cannot say what is beyond this dissolution of the unified self with all that there is, for we still seek to become all that there is, and still are we Ra.

Thus our paths go onward.

The Law of One, Book I, Session 4

Questioner: Then would this training program involve specific things to do, specific instructions and exercises?

Ra: I am Ra. We are not at this time incarnate among your peoples; thus, we can guide and attempt to specify, but we cannot, by example, show.

This is an handicap.

However, there should indeed be fairly specific exercises of mind, body, and spirit during the teach/learning process we offer.

It is to be once more iterated that healing is but one distortion of the Law of One.

To reach an undistorted understanding of that law, it is not necessary to heal or to show any manifestation but only to exercise the discipline of understanding.

We would ask that one or two more questions be the ending of this session.

Questioner: My objective is primarily to discover more of the Law of One, and it would be very helpful to discover the techniques of healing.

I am aware of your problem with respect to free will.

Can you state the Law of One and the laws of healing to me?

Ra: I am Ra. The Law of One, though beyond the limitation of name, as you call vibratory sound complexes, may be approximated by stating that
all things are one,
that there is no polarity,
no right or wrong,
no disharmony,

but only identity.

All is one, and that one is love/light, light/love, the infinite Creator.

One of the primal distortions of the Law of One is that of healing.

Healing occurs when a mind/body/spirit complex realizes, deep within itself, the Law of One; that is,
that there is no disharmony,
no imperfection;
that all is complete and whole and perfect

Thus, the intelligent infinity within this mind/body/spirit complex re-forms the illusion of body, mind, or spirit to a form congruent with the Law of One.

The healer acts as energizer or catalyst for this completely individual process.

One item which may be of interest is that a healer asking to learn must take the distortion understood as responsibility for that ask/receiving.

This is an honor/duty which must be carefully considered in free will before the asking.

The Law of One, Book I, Session 6

Questioner: I think that it would be appropriate to discover how the Law of One acts in this transfer of beings to our planet and the action of harvest?

Ra: I am Ra. The Law of One states simply that all things are one, that all beings are one.

There are certain behaviors and thought-forms consonant with the understanding and practice of this law.

Those who, finishing a cycle of experience,
demonstrate grades of distortion of that understanding of thought and action will be separated by their own choice into the vibratory distortion most comfortable to their mind/body/spirit complexes

This process is guarded or watched by those nurturing beings who, being very close to the Law of One in their distortions, nevertheless, move towards active service.

Thus, the illusion is created of light, or more properly but less understandably, light/love.

This is in varying degrees of intensity.

The spirit complex of each harvested entity moves along the line of light until the light grows too glaring, at which time the entity stops.

This entity may have barely reached third density or may be very, very close to the ending of the third-density light/love distortion vibratory complex.

Nevertheless, those who fall within this octave of intensifying light/love then experience a major cycle during which there are opportunities for the discovery of the distortions which are inherent in each entity and, therefore, the lessening of these distortions.

The Law of One, Book I, Session 7

Questioner: What is the density of the Orion group?

Ra: I am Ra. Like the Confederation, the densities of the mass consciousnesses which comprise that group are varied.

There are
very few third density,
larger number of fourth density,
similarly large number of fifth density, and
very few sixth-density entities comprising this organization.

Their numbers are perhaps one-tenth ours at any point in the space/time continuum as the problem of spiritual entropy causes them to experience constant disintegration of their social memory complexes.

Their power is the same as ours.

The Law of One blinks neither at the light nor the darkness, but is available for service to others and service to self.

However, service to others results in service to self, thus preserving and further harmonizing the distortions of those entities seeking intelligent infinity through these disciplines.

Those seeking intelligent infinity through the use of service to self create the same amount of power but, as we said, have constant difficulty because of the concept of separation which is implicit in the manifestations of the service to self which involve power over others.

This weakens and eventually disintegrates the energy collected by such mind/body/spirit complexes who call the Orion group and the social memory complexes which comprise the Orion group.

It should be noted, carefully pondered, and accepted,
that the Law of One is available to any social memory complex which has decided to strive together for any seeking of purpose, be it service to others or service to self.

The laws, which are the primal distortions of the Law of One, then are placed into operation and the illusion of space/time is used as a medium for the development of the results of those choices freely made.

Thus all entities learn, no matter what they seek.

All learn the same, some rapidly, some slowly.

Questioner: I’m trying to understand how a group such as the Orion group would progress.

How it would be possible, if you were in the Orion group, and pointed toward self-service, to progress from our third density to the fourth.

What learning would be necessary for that?

Ra: I am Ra. This is the last question of length for this instrument at this time.

You will recall that we went into some detail as to how those not oriented towards seeking service for others yet, nevertheless, found and could use the gateway to intelligent infinity.

This is true at all densities in our octave.

We cannot speak for those above us, as you would say, in the next quantum or octave of beingness.

This is, however, true of this octave of density.

The beings are harvested because they can see and enjoy the light/love of the appropriate density.

Those who have found this light/love, love/light without benefit of a desire for service to others nevertheless, by the Law of Free Will, have the right to the use of that light/love for whatever purpose.

Also, it may be inserted that there are systems of study which enable the seeker of separation to gain these gateways.

This study is as difficult as the one which we have described to you, but there are those with the perseverance to pursue the study just as you desire to pursue the difficult path of seeking to know in order to serve.

The distortion lies in the effect that those who seek to serve the self are seen by the Law of One as precisely the same as those who seek to serve others, for are all not one? 

To serve yourself and to serve others is a dual method of saying the same thing, if you can understand the essence of the Law of One.

At this time we would answer any brief questions you may have.

The Law of One, Book I, Session 12

Questioner: If an Man In Black were to visit me and I locked him in the closet could I keep him, or would he disappear?

Ra: I am Ra. It depends upon which type of entity you grab.

You are perhaps able to perceive a construct.

The construct might be kept for a brief period, although these constructs also have an ability to disappear.

The programming on these constructs, however, makes it more difficult to remotely control them.

You would not be able to grapple with a thought-form entity of the Man in Black, as you call it, type.

Questioner: Would this be against the Law of One?

Would I be making a mistake by grabbing one of those entities?

Ra: I am Ra. There are no mistakes under the Law of One.

Questioner: What I mean to ask is would I be polarizing more towards self-service or service to others when I did this act of locking up the thought-form or construct?

Ra: I am Ra. You may consider that question for yourself.

We interpret the Law of One, but not to the extent of advice.

The Law of One, Book I, Session 15

Questioner: Do I assume correctly that one of your attempts in service to this planet was to help the population more fully understand and practice the Law of One so that this rapid aging could be changed to normal aging?

Ra: I am Ra. You assume correctly to a great degree.

Then it would be very beneficial for the people of this planet, in practicing the Law of One, to learn ways of service. 

Am I correct?

RA I am Ra. You are correct.

If you will observe those oriented through a lifetime-experiential-distortion complex from near the beginning of that experience, you will observe a relatively youthful, as you would call it, appearance.

Questioner: What is the greatest service that our population on this planet could perform individually?

Ra: I am Ra. There is but one service.

The Law is One.

The offering of self to Creator is the greatest service, the unity, the fountainhead.

The entity who seeks the one Creator is with infinite intelligence.

From this seeking, from this offering, a great multiplicity of opportunities will evolve depending upon the mind/body/spirit complexes’ distortions with regard to the various illusory aspects or energy centers of the various complexes of your illusion.

Thus, some become healers, some workers, some teachers, and so forth.

Questioner: If an entity were perfectly balanced with respect to the Law of One on this planet would he undergo the aging process?

Ra: I am Ra. A perfectly balanced entity would become tired rather than visibly aged.

The lessons being learned, the entity would depart.

However, this is appropriate and is a form of aging which your peoples do not experience.

The understanding comes slowly, the body complex decomposing more rapidly.

The Law of One, Book I, Session 16

Questioner: Roughly how many total planets in this galaxy of stars that we are in are aware regardless of density?

Ra: I am Ra. Approximately 67 million.

Questioner: Can you tell me what percentage of those are third, fourth, fifth, sixth etc., density?

Ra: I am Ra.

A percentage seventeen for first density,
a percentage twenty for second density,
a percentage twenty-seven for third density,
a percentage sixteen for fourth density,
a percentage six for fifth density.
The other information must be withheld.

Questioner: Of these first five densities, have all of the planets progressed from the third density by knowledge and application of the Law of One?

Ra: I am Ra. This is correct.

Questioner: Then the only way for a planet to get out of the situation that we are in is for the population to become aware of and start practicing the Law of One. Is this correct?

Ra: I am Ra. This is correct.

Questioner: Can you tell me what percentage of the third-, fourth-, and fifth-density planets which you have spoken of here are polarized negatively towards service to self?

Ra: I am Ra. This is not a query to which we may speak given the Law of Confusion.

We may say only that the negatively or self-service oriented planetary spheres are much fewer.

To give you exact numbers would not be appropriate.

Questioner: I would like to make an analogy as to why there are fewer negatively oriented, and then ask you if the analogy is good.

In a positively oriented society with service to others, it would be simple to move a large boulder by getting everyone to help move it.

In a society oriented towards service to self, it would be much more difficult to get everyone to work for the good of all to move the boulder; therefore, it is much easier to get things done to create the service to others principle and to grow in positively oriented communities than in negatively oriented communities.

Is this correct?

Ra: I am Ra. This is correct.

Questioner: Can you tell me if the progression of life in other galaxies is similar to the progression of life in our galaxy?

Ra: I am Ra. The progression is somewhat close to the same, asymptotically approaching congruency throughout infinity.

The free choosing of what you would call galactic systems causes variations of an extremely minor nature from one of your galaxies to another.

Questioner: Then the Law of One is truly universal in creating a progression towards the eighth density in all galaxies. Is this correct?

Ra: I am Ra. This is correct.

There are infinite forms, infinite understandings, but the progression is one.

Questioner: I am assuming that it is not necessary for an individual to understand the Law of One to go from the third to the fourth density. Is this correct?

Ra: I am Ra. It is absolutely necessary that an entity consciously realize it does not understand in order for it to be harvestable.

Understanding is not of this density.

Questioner: That is a very important point.

I used the wrong word.

What I meant to say was that I believed that it was not necessary for an entity to be consciously aware of the Law of One to go from the third to the fourth density.

Ra: I am Ra. This is correct.

The Law of One, Book I, Session 22

Questioner: I see.

Then I will state the picture I have of Atlantis and you tell me if I am correct.

We have a condition where a large enough percentage of the people of Atlantis had started at least going in the direction of the Law of One and living the Law of One for their call to be heard by the Confederation.

This call was heard because, using the Law of Squares, it overrode the opposition of the Atlantean entities who were not calling. 

The Confederation then used channels such as we use now in communication and also made contact directly, but this turned out to be a mistake because it was perverted by the entities of Atlantis.

Is this correct?

Ra: I am Ra. This is correct with one exception.

There is only one law.

That is the Law of One.

Other so-called laws are distortions of this lawsome of them primal and most important for progress to be understood.

However, it is well that each so-called law, which we also call “way,” be understood as a distortion rather than a law.

There is no multiplicity to the Law of One.

This will be the final question in length of this working.

Please ask it now.

The Law of One, Book I, Session 26
February 17, 1981

Questioner: Thank you.

Have you communicated with any of our population in the third-density incarnate state in recent times?

Ra: I am Ra. Please restate, specifying “recent times” and the pronoun, “you.”

Questioner: Has Ra communicated with any of our population in this century, in the last, say, eighty years?

Ra: I am Ra. We have not.

Questioner: Has the Law of One been communicated in the last eighty years by any other source to an entity in our population?

Ra: I am Ra. The ways of One have seldom been communicated, although there are rare instances in the previous eighty of your years, as you measure time.

There have been many communications from fourth density due to the drawing towards the harvest to fourth density.

These are the ways of universal love and understanding.

The other teachings are reserved for those whose depth of understanding, if you will excuse this misnomer, recommend and attract such further communication.

The Law of One, Book II, Session 28

Questioner: I may be backtracking a little today because I think that possibly we are at the most important part of what we are doing in trying to make it apparent how everything is one, how it comes from one intelligent infinity. 

This is difficult, so please bear with my errors in questioning.

The concept that I have right now of the process, using both what you have told me and some of Dewey Larson’s material having to do with the physics of the process, is that intelligent infinity expands outward from all locations everywhere.

It expands outward uniformly like the surface of a bubble or a balloon expanding outward from every point everywhere. 

It expands outward at what is called unit velocity or the velocity of light.

This is Larson’s idea of the progression of what he calls space/time.

Is this concept correct?

Ra: I am Ra. This concept is incorrect as is any concept of the one intelligent infinity.

This concept is correct in the context of one particular Logos, or Love, or focus of this Creator which has chosen Its, shall we say, natural laws and ways of expressing them mathematically and otherwise.

The one undifferentiated intelligent infinity, unpolarized, full and whole, is the macrocosm of the mystery-clad being.

We are messengers of the Law of One.

at this approximation of understanding, cannot be specified by any physics but only become activated or potentiated intelligent infinity due to the catalyst of free will.

This may be difficult to accept.

However, the understandings we have to share begin and end in mystery.

The Law of One, Book III, Session 52

Questioner: Thank you. Just a little point that was bothering me of no real importance.

Is there then, from the point of view of an individual who wishes to follow the service-to-others path, anything of importance other than disciplines of personality, knowledge of self, and strengthening of will?

Ra: I am Ra. This is technique. This is not the heart.

Let us examine the heart of evolution.

Let us remember that we are all one.
This is the great learning/teaching.

In this unity lies love.
This is a great learn/teaching.

In this unity lies light.
This is the fundamental teaching of all planes of existence in materialization.

Unity, love, light, and joy
this is the heart of evolution of the spirit

The second-ranking lessons are learn/taught in meditation and in service.

At some point the mind/body/spirit complex is so smoothly activated and balanced by these central thoughts or distortions that the techniques you have mentioned become quite significant.

However, the universe, its mystery unbroken, is one.

Always begin and end in the Creator, not in technique.

The Law of One, Book III, Session 62

Questioner: Isn’t this unusual that a fifth-density entity then would bother to do this rather than sending a fourth-density servant, shall I say?

Ra: I am Ra. This is correct.

Nearly all positive channels and groups
may be lessened in their positivity or rendered quite useless by what we may call the temptations offered by the fourth-density negative thought-forms

They may suggest many distortions towards specific information,
towards the aggrandizement of the self,
towards the flowering of the organization in some political, social, or fiscal way.

These distortions
remove the focus from the One Infinite Source of love and light of which we are all messengers, humble and knowing that we, of ourselves, are but the tiniest portion of the Creator, a small part of a magnificent entirety of infinite intelligence.

The Law of One, Book IV, Session 90

Questioner: That’s OK. I don’t think that was too good a question anyway.

When Ra initially planned for helping the Egyptians with their evolution, what was the primary concept, and also secondary and tertiary if you can name those, that Ra wished to impart to the Egyptians?

In other words, what was Ra’s training plan or schedule for making the Egyptians aware of what was necessary for their evolution?

Ra: I am Ra. We came to your peoples to enunciate the Law of One.

We wished to impress upon those who wished to learn of unity
that in unity all paradoxes are resolved;
all that is broken is healed;
all that is forgotten is brought to light

The Law of One, Book I, Session 14

Can you tell me if we are accomplishing our effort reasonably well?

RA I am Ra. The Law is One.

There are no mistakes.

I am Ra. I leave this instrument in the love and the light of the One Infinite Creator.

Go forth, therefore, rejoicing in the power and the peace of the One Creator.


The Law of One, Book V, Fragment 56
Session 106, March 15, 1984

May we ask for one more full query at this working and remind the instrument that it is appropriate to reserve some small portion of energy before a working?

Questioner: I would just ask if there is anything that we can do to make the instrument more comfortable or to help her and to improve the contact, and what would be the soonest that Ra would recommend the next contact?

I would certainly appreciate the return of the golden hawk.

It gave me great comfort.

Ra: I am Ra. You have complete freedom to schedule workings.

We suggest the nature of all manifestation to be illusory and functional only in so far as the entity turns from shape and shadow to the One.

I am Ra.

We leave you, my friends, in the love and in the glorious light of the one infinite Creator.

Go forth, then, rejoicing in the power and in the peace of the one infinite Creator.


End of Ra’s Lesson

Recommended Read:
Acceleration Towards The Law of One and Spiritual Growth

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3rd Density Lessons
These are lessons collated, based on our current/various illusory patterns as we are witnessing it today.



Some fundamental ideas from the Law of One Material

The One Infinite Creator

The Law of One states that there is only one, and that one is the Infinite Creator (4.20), which Ra also calls “Infinite Intelligence” and “Intelligent Infinity.” It is impossible to describe the “one undifferentiated intelligent infinity, unpolarized, full and whole” but It can be activated or potentiated (28.1). Each portion of the creation contains, paradoxically, the whole (13.13).


Since all is one, all manifestation, or appearance of many-ness, is an illusion (1.6, 106.23). According to Ra, it is an illusion carefully engineered in order to give the Creator the opportunity to know Itself (27.17).


In Ra’s terms, “distortion” is anything that moves away from undistorted unity. This can be either what we would consider “good” (distortion toward love) or “bad” (distortion towards ill health). There are three fundamental distortions of Infinite Intelligence:

Free Will (The First Distortion)

The first distortion is free will, or finity, or the limit of the viewpoint (13.12, 15.21, 99.5). The created universe that we experience is the Creator’s exploration of Itself through the first distortion, which Ra also calls the Law of Confusion (27.10). Ra defines free will as the recognition “that the Creator will know Itself” (27.8).

The Logos (The Second Distortion)

The second distortion is Love, or the Logos, or the Creative Principle (15.21). It is “the focus, the choice of attack, the type of energy of an extremely, shall we say, high order which causes intelligent energy to be formed from the potential of intelligent infinity in just such and such a way.” (27.12) A Logos can create a single star system or it can create a galaxy with billions of star systems (28.7). Each galaxy has its own system of natural laws (13.13) and, I believe, its own “cosmic mind” (91.2). Ra says that some of its members have wandered to the creations of other Logoi, and that the “experience has been one which staggers the intellectual and intuitive capacities.” (90.17) In the case of galactic systems, the first physical manifestation of a Logos is a cluster of central systems (82.8).

Light (The Third Distortion)

The third distortion is light (15.21). It is the first manifestation visible to the eye (78.9). Light is intelligent, full of energy, and the building block of what we call matter (13.9). Light’s characteristics include “the infinite whole paradoxically described by the straight line.” Ra says that this “paradox is responsible for the shape of the various physical illusion entities you call solar systems, galaxies, and planets, all revolving and tending towards the lenticular.” (13.9). Light energy has an upward spiraling characteristic which impels evolution. (13.17).


Our galaxy was created by a single Logos (28.9) and our sun is a sub-Logos of that Logos (29.1) A sub-Logos individualizes or differentiates the natural laws set up by its Logos (13.13, 29.2). It also refines the cosmic mind into its specific archetypical mind, informed by the experience of earlier sub-Logoi (81.33, 91.3).


Humans are an example of sub-sub-Logoi (29.7).


The creation has seven levels, or densities; the eighth density forming the first density of the next octave of experience, just as the eighth note of a musical scale begins a new octave (16.51, 28.15). Between seventh and eighth densities the creation re-merges in a period of timeless, formless unity with the Creator (28.16). It is Ra’s understanding that “the ways of the octave are without time; that is, there are seven densities in each creation infinitely.” They point out, though, that the limits of their knowledge are narrow (78.15).

  • First density is the density of awareness, in which the planet moves out of the timeless state into physical manifestation. Its elements are earth, air, water, and fire (13.16). On earth, after matter had coalesced and space/time had begun to “unroll its scroll of livingness” (29.11), first density took about two billion years (76.13)
  • Second density is the density of growth, in which what we call biological life emerges and evolves into greater and greater complexity (9.13). Second density on earth took about 4.6 billion years (76.13).
  • Third density is the density of self-awareness and the first density of consciousness of the spirit (13.21). It is the “axis upon which the creation turns” because in it entities choose the way (either service to others or service to self) in which they will further their evolution toward the Creator (76.16). Third density is much shorter than the other densities, taking only 75,000 years (6.15).
  • Fourth density is the density of love or understanding. Those who have successfully chosen a path come together with others of like mind in what Ra calls a “social memory complex” in order to pursue that path, either loving self or loving others (20.36, 48.6). Fourth density lasts approximately 30 million years; fourth-density lifespans are approximately 90 thousand years (43.13, 43.11).
  • Fifth density is the density of light or wisdom (25.11). Lessons are often learned individually rather than as a social memory complex (43.14). Fifth-density entities are beautiful, by our standards, because they can consciously shape their physical forms (62.21, 90.5)
  • Sixth density is the density of unity, in which love and wisdom are blended together (33.20). The two paths reunite as those on the service-to-self path, realizing that they cannot successfully master the lessons of unity without opening their hearts to others, switch their polarity to positive (78.25). Ra is sixth-density; their sixth-density cycle is 75 million years (14.19, 14.21).
  • Seventh density is the gateway density, in which we once again become one with all (16.22). It is “a density of completion and the turning towards timelessness or foreverness.” (41.16)
  • Eighth density is also the beginning of the first density of the next Creation (28.15). It is “both omega and alpha, the spiritual mass of the infinite universes becoming one central sun or Creator once again. Then is born a new universe, a new infinity, a new Logos which incorporates all that the Creator has experienced of Itself.” (52.12)

The Two Paths

Just as a magnet has two poles, the positive and the negative, so does consciousness (19.19). In consciousness, the poles are the paths of service to others and service to self (7.15). The goal of third density is to choose a path of service.

In order to choose the positive path, at least 51 percent of our thoughts and actions must be dedicated to the service of others (17.31). For the negative path, we must be at least 95% self-serving (17.32). Between the two lies “the sinkhole of indifference.” (17.33). Most people are far along their path before they realize that they have made a choice (19.16).

Just as it’s impossible to judge the polarity of a magnet, so is it impossible, and inappropriate, to judge the polarity of another being (93.3).

The Harvest

Densities last for pre-determined lengths of time. At the end of the allotted time, there is a “harvest,” in which those who have learned the lessons of the density graduate to the following density. Those who have not learned the lessons repeat the density. The requirement for graduation from third density is having chosen a path of service (to self or to others).

The 75,000-year time period for Earth’s third density is at an end. According to Ra, the year 2011 was “an appropriate probable/possible time/space nexus for harvest.” However, Ra has difficulty calculating time and is not confident making predictions. (17.29) Nonetheless, the “cycles move as precisely as a clock strikes your hour. Thus, the gateway from intelligent energy to intelligent infinity opens regardless of circumstance on the striking of the hour.” (9.4) The “possibility/probability vortices” indicate that the transition to fourth density will take from 100 to 700 years. However, this “cannot be accurate due to the volatility of your peoples at this space/time.” (40.8)

The earth will soon be a fourth-density service-to-others planet, but many of its future inhabitants may have to come from elsewhere because many earth natives have not yet chosen a path of service (17.1). Once fourth density is fully underway, only first, second, and fourth density creatures will inhabit the planet. (62.29) Those current third-density inhabitants of Earth who have not yet chosen a path will go to other third-density planets through the process of death here and reincarnation elsewhere. (63.9).

How to be of Service to Others

“The best way of service to others is the constant attempt to seek to share the love of the Creator as it is known to the inner self. This involves self knowledge and the ability to open the self to the other-self without hesitation. This involves, shall we say, radiating that which is the essence or the heart of the mind/body/spirit complex.” (17.30)

The Veil

Our Logos wanted to give the Creator the highest quality experience of Itself possible. It and other Logoi therefore carefully veiled the subconscious and deep minds from the conscious mind in third density. This precipitated a movement towards seeking and away from the condition of Edenic contenment that existed in the creations of earlier Logoi. (77.17) The result of this experiment has been a more vivid, varied, and intense experience of the Creator by the Creator. (79.27)

Helpful Advice

“Always begin and end in the Creator, not in technique” (52.11).

from wikipedia

The Law of One, also known as the The Ra Material, is a series of five philosophical monographs published between 1982 and 1998 by Schiffer Books.

The books purportedly were authored by a non-human intelligence named Ra through the process of channeling, in which Don Elkins acted as the questioner, Jim McCarty as the scribe and Carla L. Rueckert as the channel for Ra.[1] The 5 book series presents both commentary and full transcripts of the dialogue between the questioner and Ra, who is described as an entity composed of an entire civilization of extraterrestrial beings that are fused into one unified consciousness.

The introduction to the first book explains that the questioner is Don Elkins and that Ra is a higher density being. A sixth density lifeform of pure energy (spirit), speaking through the body of channeler Carla L. Rueckert.

Carla L. Rueckert transmitted the material by entering into a non-conscious state (which the authors call an “unconscious trance”) where she became a communication channel or “instrument” for Ra to utilize in order for them to communicate to our level of reality and answer the questions posed by Don Elkins. The answers were interpreted to be direct communications with Ra, which is in line with standard views on channeling. The books are written in a question and answer format. The dialogue between Don Elkins and Ra was recorded, transcribed, and edited by Jim McCarty to produce the 5 books.

The material in the books conveys an elaborate and grand reality. Ultimately described as being called The Law of One or the basic principle that “all is One”, that all “things” that exist are ultimately the same “essence” within many forms and configurations. The philosophy of The Law of One describes the big questions of life: why, how and where everything that exists comes from. As well as its place within the manifest Creation. The five books explore this premise in relation to many aspects of life including: philosophy, religion, spirituality, cosmology, anthropology, history, politics, physics, biology, geology, and the “paranormal”.

The dialogues have been cited by sociologists to be a convergence of “ufology” and “trance channeling”, where a human channeler is said to be aligned with or in harmony with Ra, thus being able to act as a “receiver” for the “vibrations”(in this case: knowledge) emitted by the 6th density intelligence. The material describes, that Ra is a highly advanced race of “extraterrestrials” who once visited ancient Egypt and assisted with construction of the pyramids.

In these books Don Elkins, a Ph.D. physicist, university professor and airline pilot found the apex of his lifetime of research into the UFO phenomenon through telepathic contact with extraterrestrial intelligence.

For twenty years he had been working with various gifted individuals who would go into trance and speak on behalf of these higher intelligences. And time after time, Dr. Elkins would ask them the most difficult, challenging questions coming from the forefront of his research into advanced physics, and he would get the answers.

These answers were repeatedly coming from those who had no knowledge of these things while awake. It was at the end of this twenty-year period that Elkins’ work with Carla Rueckert, broke through to a much more substantial level.

This breakthrough was directly precipitated by the arrival of Jim McCarty, who thought that he was coming to help Don and Carla catalog, categorize and organize the volumes of material that they had already produced. Instead, something totally unexpected happened.

They attracted a true heavy-hitter of the higher realms, perhaps the main group responsible for our care: a huge spiritual group of entities, that called itself Ra, and said that they were from the sixth density level of spiritual evolution, millions upon millions of years more advanced than modern humanity.

As soon as Ra began speaking, they made it clear that this was the first time that they had been able to get through an undistorted series of messages in thousands of years of human history.

The words and concepts were highly sophisticated and precise, unlike any other type of channeled material ever seen, and were referred to by one professor as “akin to a Ph.D. dissertation on epistemology.”

Contents [hide]
1 Contents
1.1 Cosmology
1.2 Densities
1.3 Life
1.4 Tarot & Archetypal Mind
1.5 Influence
2 References


The book series articulates a nondualistic philosophy according to which all things both spring from and are one with the source of the universe, termed: “The One Infinite Creator.”

Within The Law of One, “The Creator” is not described as an external entity, as Earthly religious texts present in order for men to understand. Instead, “The Creator” is rather an all pervasive intelligent energy, that is both within everything that exists and without, thus the indivisible oneness, that the philosophy describes. Underlying the perception of separation, utilized for learning, is an indivisible oneness.

The Law of One states that this universe, one of many, was created by the One Infinite Creator—out of itself—by distorting its energy into the parts of existence called “distortions”. The process occurred one distortion at a time, in a specific order.

The first distortion created by the Creator is called Free Will.

The second is Love.

And the third is Light.

All other substance and form comes from an interaction of these three distortions. Akin to a hologram or a fractal, each part of the creation is also the whole.

As Ra uses the word, the distortion of “Light” can be taken to mean: energy/matter and knowledge/wisdom.

Ra describes each galaxy as a creation of an intelligence called a Logos. The Logos creates many sub-Logoi, star systems (ie: stars and planets). One sub-Logos would be our Sun, for example. Another would be our planet Earth, another planet Venus, Jupiter and so on and so forth. The sub-Logoi, in turn, create sub-sub-Logoi. Human beings are an example of sub-sub-Logoi. Each Logos, sub-Logos, and sub-sub-Logos is a microcosm of the Creator. The Logos created seven levels of progression for spiritual evolution and Ra has called each of these levels a density.

Even more importantly, this cosmology is not simply in the realm of lofty speculation – for all intents and purposes, Ra was systematically teaching Dr. Elkins about a whole new form of physics, a new form of understanding the way that the Universe functions, rooted in compassion, harmony and wisdom.

Commentators have interpreted densities in a variety of ways. Some have described it as a “dimension” as in “a higher dimension of experiential reality.” A density differs markedly from the Cartesian notion of dimension. But the description of a density as a dimension, as utilized in other sources is problematic, especially due to the fact that the books have occasionally used the term “dimension” interchangeably with density.

Some have described it as a physical concept in addition to a non-physical concept, while others describe it as entirely non-physical.[17][22] In any case, all commentators agree that different densities are associated with different levels/forms of consciousness and different phenomenological ways of being.

The first density is the density of the elements (Earth, Water, Air, Fire) (In scientific terms: solids, liquids, gases and plasma).

The second density is the density of organic life: plants, animals, bacteria, etc.

The third density is the density which human beings inhabit. It is the density of self-awareness. It is also the density of duality, through which the individual chooses their polarity of service.

The fourth density is the density of love or understanding. And like all subsequent densities, is inhabited by mind/body/spirit complexes of a higher level of spiritual evolution than human beings on present day Earth.

The fifth density is the density of light or wisdom. Wherein long and deep contemplation and introspection are practiced so that one’s own wisdom may spring forth and the entity may become refined to an even higher degree.

The sixth density is the density of unity consciousness, where love and wisdom are united and where all other polarities are united. In Earth history it is from this density that “archangels” come from, as described in various texts.
The seventh density is the gateway density, the last density before mind/body/spirit complexes merge back into the Creator.

The eighth density is the beginning of the next octave. Where the journey begins again.

Ra tells us that humans are composed of a mind, a body, and a spirit, and therefore would refer to an individual human as a “mind/body/spirit complex”. Ra says that humans, along with the Earth, are going through a process called harvest. This included statements that there are many other living beings in the universe that are similar to humans but differ in body, intelligence, culture, and spiritual evolution. These beings, like humans, are referred to as mind/body/spirit complexes.

Ra describes that individuals from other densities have incarnated on Earth to contribute to the harvest.

Ra expressed that all mind/body/spirit complexes, after being formed in third density, progress upward through the densities as they evolve spiritually, until they become one with the Creator at the end of seventh density.

This evolution is accomplished through incarnation into a body. Many times, until the soul has completed the lessons relevant to each density. Incarnation only occurs within 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th density. A physical body is no longer necessary beyond the end of 4th density. From 5th density and beyond, the body is purely energetic in nature.

In order to progress from third density to fourth density, individuals must make a choice between two polarities of service. Service to others or service to self: or in ordinary language, between altruism and selfishness. The purpose of third density is to make this choice. The purpose of experiencing the sometimes harsh environment of 3rd density, no matter which location in the universe, is for each soul to make this choice of service and thus progress.

As entities evolve, they progressively balance and unblock their “energy centers” which directly correspond to the chakras. The Law of One series includes an extensive discussion of these energy centers.

Each energy center is associated with a color and a corresponding Hindu chakra:

Muladhara is called red-ray.
Svadhisthana is called orange-ray.
Manipura is called yellow-ray.
Anahata is called green-ray.
Vishuddhi is called blue-ray.
Ajna is called indigo-ray.
Sahasrara is called violet-ray

Additionally to this, humanity and the Earth are undergoing a transition from third density to fourth density. This transition is linked to a process called harvest. This involves a “quantum leap” within our physical reality, said to occur approximately 30 years from the time of the 1981 Ra dialogues.[One of the dialogues mentions a general time frame of 100 to 700 years for “transition on Earth from third density to fourth density”.

Moral choices are discussed through the concept of polarity. Ra explains that there are two polarities: service to self, and service to others.[25] These two polarities approximately relate to the everyday concepts known as evil and good, or selfishness and altruism.

“Service to Others” is described in terms of an energy center configuration where the green-ray center radiates out toward other beings. This results in compassion, love feelings, and acts of service toward others.

“Service to Self” is described in terms of an energy center configuration where the green-ray center is pointed mainly inward. This energy center configuration causes the entity to feel love for itself, but not for others. These feelings lead to self-serving intentions and actions, or “service to self.”

Ra views the Earth as a living being that has a mind, free will, and grows over time both physically and spiritually. He explains that the Earth is currently in the process of changing from third density to a fourth density planet.

Tarot & Archetypal Mind
A big part of the series covers the (intuitive) study of the local Logos’ archetypes, which are highly reminiscent of the work of Carl Jung. Ra states the Tarot system originates from Ra’s home planet, Venus, when Ra’s civilization was at 3rd density level, long ago, and that the Major Arcana of the Tarot was used as a general referent and means of studying one’s own progress. Originally, the Major Arcana was just a conglomerate of archetypal images that were supposed to be memorized. It is only later, when introduced to Sumerian and Egyptian civilizations, that the Tarot system came to get settled into the card format it is today.

The Archetypes are divided into 3 groups (Mind/Body/Spirit) of 7,[36] with the 22nd archetype being the same as the 0th, which Ra names “The Choice.”[37][unreliable source?]

The book series centers around the “harvest”, which is described as a major spiritual and physical change that will occur on Earth around the year 2011. Consider year of channeling session where Harvest is mentioned whilst adding thirty years as mentioned in session #6.

6.17 Questioner: Is this inconvenience imminent within a few years?

Ra: I am Ra. This inconvenience, or disharmonious vibratory complex, has begun several of your years in the past.
It shall continue unabated for a period of approximately three oh, thirty [30], of your years.

(Editor’s note: January 24th, 1981 + 30 = 2011)

6.18 Questioner: After this thirty-year period I am assuming we will be a fourth-dimension or fourth-density planet.

Is this correct?
Ra: I am Ra. This is so.

“Social Memory Complex Ra, Law Of One Series, Session 6, Questions 17 & 18.”
The “harvest”[10] was one of the earliest mentions in modern times relating to the eschatological 2012 phenomenon.

The Law of One book series has influenced many published authors, in various fields. New York Times bestselling author David Wilcock has cited The Law of One series as seminal in the formation of his understanding of the nature of reality as well as the cause and drive for higher understanding.

The work presented in the Law of One series has been reused by new age authors, who occasionally have a limited understanding of the material itself, interpreting it according to their own level of consciousness. Wherefrom comes the longstanding salute, “Love & Light”, used by newly awakening individuals, often called “New Agers”.

The Law of One has been described as “the most widely cited set of channeled materials” and it has been influential in the development of spiritual concepts such as polarity, spiritual evolution through densities, and wanderers.



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Law of One in One Sentence

The law of one states that all things are one thing, the infinite creator, or that we all share the same fundamental essence or core beings.

There is only one, and that one is the Infinite Creator. (4.20)

Where did the law of one material come from?

The material was channeled by L/L Research (Carla Rueckert, Don Elkins, and Jim McCarty) between 1981 and 1984.

Where can I get the source material?

You can read the readings, or you can listen to them.

It has been published in book form, and the books can be freely downloaded from L/L Research’s library or purchased from their online store or from Amazon*.

Law of One Summary by Mike Waskosky

In this presentation, Mike takes us through the history of Lo1, the central points, and the movement surrounding it.

Some fundamental ideas from the Law of One Material

Originally Published here by Tobey Wheelock

What is the Law of One?

There is only one, and that one is the Infinite Creator. (4.20)

Why do there seem to be many?

The Infinite Creator became aware of the possibility of finity. It determined to explore this possibility. (13.12)


It is interested in free will. What happens if portions of itself are free to do whatever they want?

Why does it care?

It wants to know Itself.

How does the Creator investigate the concept of free will?

Its infinite intelligence coalesces into foci of intelligent energy. These foci call light into being, thereby establishing a pattern of natural laws and creating what we call a galaxy. (13.13)

What do we call such a focus?

The Logos, the Creative Principle, or Love. (13.7)

How does calling light into being establish natural laws?

Light is intelligent, full of energy, and the building block of what we call matter.

Is there more than one Logos?

Yes, each galaxy has its own Logos. Ra says that our people have often worshipped the Logos instead of the One Infinite Creator from which it comes. (27.12)

Is there a physical manifestation of the Logos?

I’m not sure. If there is, I guess it would be the central sun of our galaxy. But though Ra does refer to a central sun, it seems to be the central sun of the universe that all will return to. (27.6)

So does each galaxy have its own system of natural laws?

Yes. And also its own archetypical mind. Ra says that some of its members have wandered to other galaxies, and that “[t]he experience has been one which staggers the intellectual and intuitive capacities.” (90.17)

What is our sun?

A “sub-Logos.” It refines the natural laws and the archetypical mind set up by our Logos, informed by the experience of earlier solar systems in our galaxy, just as our Logos was informed by the experience of earlier Logoi with their galaxies. (29.1)

So how did people come about?

Our Logos, in its plan for how best to allow the Creator to know itself, chose to invest bipedal apes with self-consciousness.


Ra doesn’t know, but they do hazard a guess: so that we would develop speech, rather than telepathy and so that rather than rediscovering the powers of the mind, we would be drawn to the making, holding, and using of physical tools. (90.12, 19.10)

Why would the Logos want us not to discover the powers of the mind?

It goes back to free will. We are each, in essence, the One Infinite Creator, exploring the illusion of finity. The Logos wanted to give each portion of the Creator the utmost free will in its exploration. It therefore carefully veiled the subconscious and deep minds from the conscious mind.

How does veiling the subconscious from the conscious mind give us free will?

The subconscious mind is aware of unity with all that is. If we were consciously aware of that unity, we would have no need for seeking or for choosing a path back to the Creator.

If we already are the Creator, why do we have to choose a path back?

It’s a matter of becoming more and more that which we already are. And as each of us makes choices on our journey back, we become like jewels in the crown of the Creator.

What choices do we have for paths?

Service to self or service to others. Or neither.

What happens if we choose neither?

We reincarnate until we do choose one of the two paths.

Why are there only two paths?

Ra doesn’t say, but I think that, just as a magnet has two poles, the positive and the negative, so does consciousness. Ra does point out that, just as it’s impossible to judge the polarity of a magnet, so is it impossible, and inappropriate, to judge the polarity of another being.

How do we choose one path or the other?

In order to choose the positive path, at least 51 percent of our thoughts and actions must be dedicated to the service of others. For the negative path, at least 95% must be self-serving. Between the two lies “the sinkhole of indifference.”

What happens if we do choose one of the paths successfully?

We graduate to a planet of service to others or a planet of service to self.

How long do we have in which to choose?

75,000 years.

What happens after 75,000 years?

After that, earth will be a service to others planet. Those who have chosen service to others will work together in the manner that seems best to them. Those who have chosen service to self will go to planets dedicated to their path. Those who have not yet chosen will go to other third-density planets.

What do you mean third density?

There are seven densities of experience.

First density is the density of awareness, in which the planet moves out of the timeless state into physical manifestation. Its inhabitants are earth, wind, water, and fire.

Second density is the density of growth, in which what we call biological life emerges and evolves into greater and greater complexity.

Third density is the density of choice, in which certain of the biological entities are invested with spirits and choose which way they will further their evolution toward the Creator.

Fourth density is the density of love. Those who have successfully chosen come together with others of like mind in order to pursue that choice, either towards loving self or loving others.

Fifth density is the density of wisdom. Those who have studied the love of self or of others now learn to be wise in their service.

Sixth density is the density of unity. In it love and wisdom are blended together. The two paths reunite as those on the service-to-self path, realizing that they cannot successfully master the lessons of unity without opening their hearts to others, switch their polarity to positive.

Seventh density is the gateway density, the last step before we become again that which we have always been, the One Infinite Creator.

Eighth density is also the beginning of the first density of the next Creation.

Between seventh and eight densities, I believe, the creation re-merges in a period of timeless, formless unity with the Creator.

Why are there seven densities?

It is Ra’s understanding that “ways of the octave are without time; that is, there are seven densities in each creation infinitely.” They point out, though, that the limits of their knowledge are narrow.


In Summation

The law of one is one of the simplest explanations of the fundamental truth of the universe. These readings have gone on to be one of the most influential channeled works of our time, often referenced by spiritual thought leaders like Corey Goode.

These readings lay out the concepts of service to self vs service to others, the densities of light, reincarnation, soul families, and an understanding of the universal creator.

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Questa è la sintesi degli esercizi:

– Le prime sei evocazioni servono per prendere dimestichezza con quelli che nella Pnl si chiamano canali sensoriali – o sistemi rappresentazionali – (VAK -visivo, auditivo, cinestesico)

– Il settimo esercizio (disegno libero) serve a far correre a briglie sciolte la nostra fantasia, immaginazione, intuizione, creatività [sviluppare il pensiero di 2° ordine della Pnl o il pensiero laterale di E. De Bono]

– Gli esercizi di riconoscimento ed evoluzione delle sub personalità assomigliano ai giochi di posizioni percettive della pnl

– L’identificazione col sé è utile per spostare l’attenzione dalla struttura mentale superficiale a quella [un po’ più] profonda, analizzare il dialogo interiore con l’auto-osservazione, affinare la consapevolezza e percepire meglio la propria realtà

– Gli esercizi sulla volontà secondo me sono essenziali… se

rvirebbero ad un sacco di miei amici :) … non so a cosa precisamente corrispondano nella pnl – forse a modellare le convinzioni potenzianti e ad agire nella direzione dei propri obiettivi [già ben impacchetati e pre-formulati :) ] .. o meglio a realizzare il piano d’azione

– Lo scopo è utile per definire gli obiettivi e un piano d’azione per raggiungere determinati risultati

– La riflessione/ trasformazione dell’aggressività serve per gestire meglio le proprie emozioni

– La direzione dell’energia mi ricorda alcuni esercizi di ancoraggio

– anche il successivo esercizio (Accettazione) è un bel

lissimo ancoraggio

I restanti esercizi (dal Faro alla Rosa) sono pratiche di immaginazione guidata (giocare con la creatività)

Mi raccomando: Esercitatevi





Prima legge 

– Le immagini o figure mentali e le idee tendono a produrre le condizioni fisiche e gli atti esterni ad esse corrispondenti.


Seconda legge 

– Gli atteggiamenti e i movimenti e le azioni tendono ad evocare le immagini e le idee corrispondenti, queste, a loro volta (secondo la legge seguente) evocano e rendono più intensi le emozioni e i sentimenti

Terza legge 

– Le idee e le immagini tendono a suscitare le emozioni ed i sentimenti ad esse corrispondenti. 


Quarta legge 

– Le emozioni e le impressioni tendono a suscitare ed a intensificare le idee e le immagini ad esse corrispondenti o collegate. 


Quinta legge 

– I bisogni, gli istinti, gli impulsi e i desideri tendono a produrre le immagini, le idee e le emozioni corrispondenti. Immagini ed idee, a loro volta (secondo la prima legge) suggeriscono le azioni corrispondenti”.


Sesta legge 

– L’attenzione, l’interesse, l’affermazione, e la ripetizione rafforzano le idee, le immagini e le formazioni psicologiche su cui si accentrano.


Settima legge 

– La ripetizione degli atti intensifica la tendenza a compierli e rende più facile e migliore la loro esecuzione, fino a che si arriva a poterli compiere inconsciamente. 


Ottava legge 

– Tutte le varie funzioni, e le loro molteplici combinazioni in complessi e sub-personalità, mettono in moto la realizzazione dei loro scopi al di fuori della nostra coscienza, e indipendentemente da, e perfino contro, la nostra volontà. 


Nona legge 

– Gli istinti, gli impulsi, i desideri e le emozioni tendono ad esprimersi ed esigono espressione. 


Decima legge 

– Le energie psichiche si possono esprimere: 1. Direttamente (sfogo-catarsi); 2. Indirettamente, attraverso un’azione simbolica; 3. Con un processo di trasmutazione”.




Una delle maggiori cecità, delle illusioni più nocive e pericolose che ci impediscono di essere quali potremo essere, di raggiungere l’alta meta a cui siamo destinati, è di credere di essere per così dire tutti d’un pezzo, di possedere cioè una personalità ben definita.

Infatti generalmente tutta la nostra attenzione, il nostro interesse, la nostra attività sono presi da problemi esterni, pratici, da compiti e mete che sono fuori di noi. Ci preoccupiamo di guadagnare, di possedere dei beni materiali, oppure di dominarli. Presi da questi miraggi, trascuriamo di renderci conto di noi stessi, di sapere chi e che cosa siamo, di possederci.

E’ vero che in certi momenti siamo obbligati ad accorgerci che vi sono in noi elementi contrastati e dobbiamo occuparci di metterli d’accordo; ma siccome è una constatazione sgradevole e scomoda, un compito che ci appare difficile, complesso, faticoso, un penetrare in un modo che ci è sconosciuto, in cui intravediamo un caos che ci turba e ci impaurisce, noi rinunciamo ad entrarvi, cerchiamo di pensarci il meno possibile.

Tentiamo di tenere buone le diverse tendenze che accampano pretese, che esigono soddisfazione, facendo volta a volta delle concessioni ora l’una ora all’altra, a seconda che ci appaiono più forti e minacciose. Così a volte appaghiamo, entro certi limiti, i nostri sensi, i nostri istinti; altre volte facciamo quello a cui ci spinge una passione, un sentimento; in certi momenti ci prendiamo il lusso di seguire (fino ad un certo punto!) gli incitamenti della nostra coscienza morale, cerchiamo di realizzare in qualche modo un ideale.

Ma non andiamo a fondo in nessuna direzione, ci destreggiamo con una serie di ripieghi, di compromessi, di adattamenti e, ci diciamo pure, di ipocrisie, con noi stessi e con gli altri.

Così tiriamo innanzi alla meglio, e quando le cose ci vanno bene, ci congratuliamo con noi stessi delle nostre abilità, della nostra furberia, del buon senso, dell’equilibrio di cui diamo prova. Però spesso questi metodi, che si potrebbero chiamare di ordinaria amministrazione della vita, si dimostrano inadeguati ed insufficienti. Le concessioni che facciamo non soddisfano, anzi suscitano nuovi e crescenti pretese. Mentre si accontenta una parte, altre insorgono e protestano; se ci abbandoniamo alla pigrizia, al dolce far niente, l’ambizione ci assilla; se concediamo all’egoismo, la coscienza ci disturba; se allentiamo le redini ad una passione, essa ci prende la mano, ci fa ruzzolare in un precipizio; se comprimiamo troppo duramente una parte vitale possiamo far insorgere una malattia nervosa. E’ facile constatarlo, osservando con un po’ d’attenzione e di sincerità noi stessi e gli altri.

Se non vogliamo restare in questo stato così poco soddisfacente ed in realtà non rispondente alla nostra dignità di uomini, dobbiamo affrontare coraggiosamente la situazione, guardare in faccia la realtà, andare in fondo al problema, per trovare (e poi attuare) soluzione radicali e decisive. Questo ci proponiamo e tenteremo di fare con queste lezioni.

Il primo mezzo in tale via di chiarezza e di verità consiste nel riconoscere il caos, la molteplicità, i conflitti che esistono in noi.

Non mancano a tale riguardo avvertimenti e testimonianze. Il Padre Sertillange, dice:

“In realtà vi è in noi una molteplicità quasi indefinita. Noi siamo legione”.

Hermann Keyserling afferma non meno recisamente:

 “Ogni tendenza fondamentale è in realtà una entità autonoma, e le combinazioni, le condizioni e sublimazioni riproducono in ogni uomo una fauna interiore, un regno animale, la cui ricchezza sta al pari di quella esteriore. Veramente si può dire che in ognuno di noi ci sono sviluppati ed attivi, in varia misura, tutti gli istinti e tutte le passioni, tutti i vizi e tutte le virtù, tutte le tendenze e tutte le aspirazioni, tutte le facoltà e tutte le doti dell’umanità”.

Questo non deve meravigliarci, se pensiamo alla diversa e lontana provenienza degli elementi che da varie parti sono venuti a confluire per formare quello strano essere che ognuno di noi è.

Vi è anzitutto l’eredità remota. Siamo il risultato di una lunga evoluzione: elementi ancestrali, atavici, pullulano nei bassifondi della psiche e si rivelano indirettamente nei sogni, nella fantasia, nei deliri; ma talvolta irrompono e travolgono. Furono studiati soprattutto dallo Jung, col nome di “inconscio collettivo“.

Vi sono poi elementi ereditari, familiari, spesso molto evidenti, che provengono dai genitori e dagli avi. Questo è notato, ma forse meno osservato è il fatto che talvolta questi elementi saltano una generazione. Caratteristiche dei nonni e talvolta di antenati più lontani riappariscono nei discendenti. Questo argomento è stato studiato particolarmente da Leon Daudel, uomo politico, giornalista, ma anche pensatore, francese molto geniale, sebbene qualche volta un po’ eccessivo. Nel volume “Hérédo“, egli ha insistito – esagerando anzi – sull’importanza di questi elementi ed il libro contiene dati reali che meritano di venir meditati. Gli elementi ereditari non affiorano tutti insieme, ma si presentano bruscamente, come a ondate, in varie circostanze. Nell’infanzia in modo caleidoscopico, non persistente; talvolta nell’adolescenza affiorano ben definiti; altre volte si manifestano lentamente e si rafforzano nell’età matura. Questo gruppo di elementi derivanti dal passato è già imponente e solo prendendo gli ascendenti più diretti ci sono decine di personalità e di influssi che confluiscono. E’ facile comprendere quale miscuglio eterogeneo ciò rappresenti!

Vi è poi l’ampio gruppo dei fattori derivanti dagli influssi esterni. Noi, psichicamente, non siamo “sistemi chiusi“. Vi è un continuo scambio di elementi vivi, di influssi profondi con altri esseri. Già fisicamente il nostro corpo non è isolato; esso subisce continui influssi meteorologici e cosmici di ogni specie.

Ma gli scambi e l’interpretazione di natura psichica sono ancora più intimi e profondi di quelli fisici. Spesso non si può dire in realtà dove cominci una persona e dove finisca un’altra. In certi gruppi bene affiatati, in una collettività organizzata, i limiti dell’Io, della personalità dei loro membri, sono diffluenti, non nettamente distinti. Siamo proprio immersi in un’atmosfera psichica, nella psiche collettiva e nelle sue varie differenziazioni.

Vediamo quali sono i gruppi più importanti di questa grande classe di influssi esterni. Vi sono anzitutto gli influssi psichici prenatali, spesso trascurati, almeno praticamente, ma importantissimi, di cui si hanno chiare prove. Impressioni psichiche e stati d’animo materni si immettono, si radicano profondamente nella psiche dei figli.

Così pure gli influssi psichici della prima infanzia hanno una grande importanza, spesso un’azione decisiva nel plasmare tutto il resto della vita di un uomo. Sono stati studiati in modo particolare, sebbene unilaterale, soprattutto da Freud.

Vi sono poi continui influssi collettivi ed individuali, dai quali siamo alimentati o avvelenati durante tutta la vita. Vi è uno spirito dell’epoca, vi è la mentalità di una generazione che, come una corrente impetuosa, a volte travolge senza resistenza molte persone che non hanno una costituzione psichica bene definita.

Dal lato individuale vi è il fascino di personalità vicine, che spesso plasmano o assorbono un essere più debole. Oppure il fascino di personalità potenti che formano quasi un modello ideale a cui centinaia, migliaia di persone tendono – coscientemente o spesso incoscientemente – ad adeguarsi.

Abbiamo così esaminato il gruppo degli elementi del passato ed il gruppo di elementi esterni.

Vi sono anche però elementi intrinseci, nostri, una parte individuale profonda che sentiamo spesso essere nettamente diversa da tutte le altre e più intima a noi. La sua origine è misteriosa, ma essa ci sembra la diretta espressione del nostro Io più vero e profondo. Di qui le differenze fondamentali tra i figli di una stessa famiglia che sovente si sentono estranei gli uni agli altri ed ai genitori.

Quanti elementi di origine diversa, di valore diverso, di livello diverso! E questi elementi sono in continuo tumulto; ognuno di essi è qualcosa di vivo, quasi un’entità psichica, e come tale tende ad esistere e svilupparsi, a manifestarsi, ad affermarsi sopra e contro gli altri. La tendenza della vita è di conservare ed accrescere se stessa, perciò una vera e propria lotta per la vita avviene in noi.

Se non ci fosse che questo, esisterebbe però un caos irriducibile, un atomismo, una polverizzazione psichica. Ma in realtà non è così; quegli elementi non restano in noi isolati, essi tendono a consociarsi, ad organizzarsi. Per l’azione coordinatrice delle principali funzioni, dei più importanti atteggiamenti e rapporti umani che formano la trama e le linee direttive della nostra vita, essi tendono a formare delle vere e proprie subpersonalità, dei diversi Io in noi. Oltre a ciò che noi siamo per noi stessi, vi sono dunque vari gruppi di Io in noi.

Vi sono così un io filiale, un Io coniugale, un Io paterno. Un uomo ha un insieme di sentimenti, di atteggiamenti, di rapporti, di comportamenti diversi, in quanto figlio, in quanto marito, in quanto padre, che formano altrettante sub-personalità di natura e valore diverso, anzi non di rado contraddittorio.

Così un uomo può essere ottimo figlio, e cattivo marito, e viceversa.

Una donna può essere cattiva moglie e buona madre. Un uomo, timido e remissivo come figlio può essere prepotente, violento quale padre; una donna, ribelle come figlia può essere debole come madre.

Quindi questi atteggiamenti, questi rapporti, sono qualche cosa sui generis che formano vere sub-personalità in noi. Avvengono dei veri cambiamenti a vista, delle trasformazioni immediate, secondo la persona con cui ci mettiamo in rapporto vitale.

Vi sono poi: “l’Io sociale”, “l’Io professionale”, “l’Io di casta”, “l’Io nazionale”.

William James va ancor oltre:

Un uomo ha tanti Io sociali quanti sono gli individui che lo conoscono e portano l’immagine di lui nella mente. Toglierne l’immagine in uno qualunque di questi individui vale quanto perire egli stesso. Ma siccome gli individui che portano in loro quella immagine si dividono in tante classi, possiamo dire che un uomo ha tanti Io quanti sono i gruppi di persone della cui opinione egli si preoccupa. La fama di un uomo buono o cattivo, il suo onore o il suo disonore, sono nomi che si applicano ad uno di questi Io sociali. E l’io sociale particolare di un uomo, quello che egli chiama il suo onore, è d’ordinario una risultante di uno di questi sminuzzamenti dell’Io, è l’immagine propria qual’è davanti agli occhi del suo gruppo, che lo esalta e lo abbassa secondo che egli si conforma o no a certi requisiti che possono non aver valore in altre condizioni di vita. Ciò che si potrebbe chiamare “l’opinione del club”.. è una delle forze più potenti della vita sociale. Il ladro non ruba ai suoi simili, il giocatore paga i debiti di gioco anche se non è solito pagare gli altri; il codice d’onore della società è sempre stato nella storia pieno di concessioni e di restrizioni, obbedendo alle quali si poteva servire nel miglior modo questo o quello degli io sociali”.

Il James è stato, in questo, precursore di Pirandello. Direi che la tesi principale di Pirandello nei suoi scritti è questa: ci sono tanti Io, tanti esseri contraddittori in noi quante sono le apparenze, le immagini che si riflettono negli altri e che sono costruite dagli altri. Ed egli mostra come spesso questi Io siano molto scomodi! Ecco un’altra complicazione che si aggiunge alle precedenti! Non solo abbiamo una congenie di elementi disparati in noi, ma tutti gli altri, con i loro rapporti con noi, proiettano su di noi una serie di immagini, ci vedono e ci sentono in modi diversi da quelli che siamo, e che contrastano con noi e tra loro. Soprattutto nel romanzo “Uno, nessuno e centomila” Pirandello ha svolto questo tema in modo drammatico.

Questa disparità di elementi, queste personalità contrastanti, ci sono in tutti, e lo stesso James, per quanto psicologo acuto, non si sottrae a tale regola; infatti nel suo “Trattato di Psicologia” vi sono contraddizioni evidenti. Egli aveva una personalità di scienziato empirico, positivista ed una personalità umana ampia, senza preconcetti ed intuitiva e queste personalità sono in contrasto nel suo libro.

Inoltre vi sono in noi personalità diverse che si seguono nel tempo. Vi è un Io infantile, e poi un Io adolescente, che spesso crea un brusco contrasto con l’Io infantile. Vi è l’Io del giovane che è diverso dall’ Io dell’adulto. Vi è l’Io del vecchio che è ancora diverso. E il passaggio dall’uno all’altro avviene non di rado con mutamenti bruschi, con crisi talvolta gravi.

Dopo aver visto coraggiosamente tutto ciò non dobbiamo restarne turbati, scoraggiati o tanto meno impauriti; la molteplicità è grande, i conflitti sono numerosi e penosi; ma, in fondo, questa molteplicità è ricchezza. I grandi uomini sono stati spesso i più complessi, quelli che hanno presentato maggiori contrasti. Potrei fare una lunga enumerazione; basterà accennare a S. Paolo, al Petrarca, a Michelangelo, a Tolstoj, allo stesso Goethe, Invece uomini naturalmente equilibrati lo sono spesso per povertà interna: sono meschini, ristretti, aridi, chiusi, Dunque non rammarichiamoci di questa ricchezza interna per quanto tumultuosa e scomoda.

Tuttavia essa non deve restare quale è attualmente; è possibile la coordinazione delle varie sub-personalità in una unità superiore. Questa non è una teoria, è un fatto. Molti – se pure relativamente pochi nella grande massa umana – l’hanno attuata, non in modo perfetto, ma abbastanza da apparire completamente diversi, dall’inizio alla fine dell’opera, da essere alla fine “rifatti“, “rigenerati“, trasformati. Nomineremo S. Paolo, S. Agostino, Goethe. Il confronto fra il Goethe romantico, sbrigliato, sentimentale, scombinato, qual’era nella sua giovinezza, col Goethe maturo, “umano” nel senso più ampio della parola, che della sua impulsività aveva fatto una armonia classica, dimostrerà quanto può venir fatto per la propria unificazione, ed egli l’ha compiuta coscientemente.

L’unità è dunque possibile.

Ma rendiamoci ben conto che essa non è un punto di partenza, non è un dono gratuito; è una conquista, è l’alto premio di una lunga opera; opera faticosa, ma magnifica, varia, affascinante, feconda per noi e per gli altri, ancor prima di essere ultimata.

Così noi intendiamo la Psicosintesi.

…soltanto l’anima …

Il lavoro magico è compiuto dall’Anima che, quale potente entità, usa queste forze per le seguenti ragioni:

  1. Solo l’Anima ha una diretta e chiara comprensione del proposito creativo e del Piano Divino.
  2. Solo l’Anima, la cui natura è Amore intelligente, può essere depositaria della Conoscenza, dei simboli e delle forme necessarie per compiere il lavoro magico.
  3. Solo l’Anima ha il potere di operare in tutti e tre i mondi contemporaneamente, pur rimanendo scevra di attaccamento, e quindi libera karmicamente dai risultati di tale lavoro.
  4. Solo l’Anima ha la coscienza di Gruppo ed è mossa da proposito puramente interessato.
  5. Solo l’Anima può vedere la fine fin dal principio, con l’occhio della visione interiore, e può mantenere salda l’immagine fedele del lavoro compiuto.

Ricordiamo quindi la necessità assoluta del saggio uso della mente, nonché quello di assumere sempre un atteggiamento di completo distacco emotivo dall’opera creativa della nostra mente e dal desiderio di realizzazioni materiali.

Tratto da: “Le vie dello Spirito” – (R. Assagioli)


Roberto Assagioli….

Laureatosi in medicina a Firenze nel 1910 con una tesi dal titolo La psicoanalisi preparata al Burghözli di Zurigo, fu indicato da Freud a Jung come colui che avrebbe introdotto la psicoanalisi in Italia, cosa che del resto avvenne sia con la pratica clinica, sia con l’appartenenza, unico italiano, alla società Psicoanalitica Internazionale, sia per la collaborazione negli anni 1909-1910 alle riviste fondate da Freud, sia per la pubblicazione su Psiche (1912) del primo scritto di Freud, tradotto da Assagioli dopo approvazione dello stesso Freud.

Si dedicò quindi alla psicologia e alla pratica della psicoterapia nel cui ambito sviluppò un proprio metodo: la psicosintesi. Tra i primi divulgatori scientifici del pensiero di Freud in Italia (Le idee di Freud sulla sessualità, “La Voce” 1910), fondò, nel 1912, insieme a un gruppo di studiosi fiorentini gravitanti attorno a Francesco De Sarlo, la rivista “Psiche” di cui fu il redattore capo e l’animatore; il secondo numero (marzo-aprile 1912) venne interamente dedicato alla psicoanalisi.

Già dal 1914 però si distacca dal pensiero freudiano, ritenendolo limitato e costrittivo della psiche umana e rivolge sempre maggior interesse alla costruzione di un suo orientamento teorico e pratico, autoformativo e terapeutico, definito Psicosintesi, in cui all’aspetto analitico affianca la dimensione sintetica dei processi dinamici della mente e sviluppa interessi per la dimensione spirituale, da lui definita trascendente, della mente umana.

Nel 1926 pubblicò l’opuscolo Psychosynthesis. A new method of healing. Lo stesso anno fondò a Roma l’Istituto di Psicosintesi, chiuso durante il fascismo, e riaperto poi a Firenze dove tuttora ha sede e da cui si diramano i molteplici centri in Italia.

Nel 1973 con alcuni allievi e collaboratori (fra cui il successivo presidente, Bruno Caldironi) fonda la Società Italiana di Psicosintesi Terapeutica, scuola di formazione per psicoterapeuti fra le prime riconosciute legalmente in Italia. I suoi scritti sono stati tradotti in otto lingue e la Psicosintesi è ora presente con Centri ed Istituti in Europa, Sudamerica, Stati Uniti, India, Australia.

Il pensiero

L’uomo completo

Secondo Assagioli l’individuo è una inscindibile unità di componenti biologiche, psicologiche e spirituali, capace di sviluppare un orientamento cosciente e volitivo, dopo aver conosciuto e padroneggiato il proprio mondo inconscio. In realtà il nome completo della Psicosintesi dovrebbe essere Biopsicosintesi, proprio perché Assagioli intendeva, da vero precursore, pensare l’uomo nella sua completezza, contemplandone aspetti biologici, emozionali, mentali e spirituali, aspetto, questo, spesso mal visto dai vari orientamenti psicologici.

Il pensiero assagioliano parte quindi dalla psicoanalisi classica per muoversi nella via della psicologia umanistica (Assagioli e Maslow ebbero scambi e interessi clinici in comune) ed infine su quella transpersonale, attivando la dimensione superiore dell’inconscio. L’uomo viene visto come incompleto, teso alla propria realizzazione lungo un percorso esistenziale e spirituale che non ha sostanzialmente mai fine.

Struttura della personalità

Assagioli ha ideato uno schema, detto ovoide, in cui descrive la struttura della personalità umana e in cui si ritrova un’area centrale in cui hanno sede il sé personale e i contenuti di coscienza; l’area dell’inconscio che viene suddiviso in inconscio inferiore (che si identifica con quello classico), centrale e superiore (dove hanno sede gli aspetti transpersonali dell’individuo) e l’inconscio collettivo (secondo Jung). Nell’inconscio superiore ha sede il superiore o transpersonale identificabile con l’essenza cosmica e di cui è riflesso il sé personale.

Significato simbolico della Commedia

Assagioli ricollega alla psicosintesi il significato simbolico della Divina Commedia in Principi e metodi della psicosintesi terapeutica (Astrolabio, 1973, pp.174-176) e in altri testi.[1]
Il pellegrinaggio negli Inferi, l’ascesa lungo il monte del Purgatorio, l’illuminazione finale al cospetto della divinità, indicano le tappe dell’esplorazione dell’inconscio fino al “graduale risveglio” della coscienza.

La psicosintesi è una teoria e prassi psicologica che si è sviluppata dalla psicoanalisi, per evolversi sul versante della Psicologia umanistica ed Esistenziale e su quello della Psicologia transpersonale.

La disciplina è stata concepita dallo psichiatra veneziano Roberto Assagioli (18881974) e può essere quindi considerata, con l’analisi immaginativa di G. Balzarini e l’I.T.P. di L. Rigo, uno dei pochi paradigmi psicoterapeutici sviluppati autonomamente in Italia. Assagioli fu il primo medico psichiatra italiano che si interessò attivamente di psicoanalisi, e la sua tesi di laurea, preparata nel 1907 nell’ospedale psichiatrico Burgholzli a Zurigo (dove operava C.G. Jung, con il quale svilupperà un’amicizia personale) ebbe appunto il titolo La Psicoanalisi. Successivamente, diventerà l’unico italiano membro della Società Freud di Zurigo, ed in seguito sarà socio della Società Psicoanalitica Internazionale. Nel giro di qualche anno però Assagioli iniziò a discostarsi dal pensiero freudiano, ritenuto da lui troppo riduttivo e rigido rispetto all’ampiezza ed alla complessità della psiche umana.

La novità, nell’approccio psicosintetico, consiste nello sviluppo dell’idea che già aveva costituito motivo di contrasto tra Freud e Jung, secondo la quale, nella «cura dell’anima», alla fase analitica, deve seguire una fase sintetica, cioè più attiva e orientata alla scoperta della volontà personale. Così come vi sono molte correnti psicoanalitiche, possono allo stesso modo coesistere diverse correnti psicosintetiche, dal momento che, come afferma lo stesso Assagioli, “non esiste ortodossia in Psicosintesi e nessuno, a partire da me stesso, può proclamarsene il vero o autentico rappresentante”. Pertanto, in senso più ampio, «psicosintesi» può essere definito ogni atteggiamento orientato verso integrazioni e sintesi sempre più vaste, atteggiamento che si prenda a cuore l’uomo nella sua interezza e nella sua unicità, fino alla realizzazione della sua dimensione spirituale (o transpersonale). Per questo motivo, Assagioli arriva ad affermare che “la Psicosintesi non può essere rappresentata all’esterno da nessuna organizzazione” [1] e in questo dimostra la sua levatura di ricercatore libero, al di là di ogni settarismo e identificazione con questa o quella chiesa, anche se laica.


Temi principali

La Psicosintesi è stata sviluppata da Assagioli in Italia fin dagli inizi del Novecento (con il nome di Psicagogia), e successivamente è stata diffusa negli Stati Uniti fino ad essere attualmente conosciuta e praticata in tutto il mondo. Tenendo fede al suo spirito improntato al dialogo e all’unificazione, la Psicosintesi accoglie istanze e contributi di molte e disparate correnti psicologiche, integrandole però nella sua specifica visione dell’essere umano.

La concezione integrale dell’essere umano tipica della Psicosintesi, la costituisce soprattutto come un metodo di autorealizzazione, teso alla pienezza delle sue quattro dimensioni: fisica, emotiva, mentale e spirituale.

I temi basilari del pensiero psicosintetico sono: le subpersonalità, l’integrazione della personalità attorno ad un centro unificatore, l’io personale, la volontà (buona, forte, abile), le funzioni psichiche, il modello ideale, la disidentificazione, la trasmutazione delle energie, la sintesi, lo sviluppo delle qualità superiori, l’espansione della coscienza, la meditazione, il supercosciente e il Sé transpersonale. La Psicosintesi opera nei seguenti campi: psicoterapia, integrazione personale e realizzazione delle proprie potenzialità, educazione, rapporti interpersonali e sociali.

Il modello della struttura della psiche umana proposto da Assagioli può essere rappresentato, molto brevemente, con una figura ovoidale: all’interno si trovano l’inconscio nelle sue diverse componenti (inconscio inferiore, medio e superiore), un nucleo centrale corrispondente al campo della coscienza con al centro l’Io. All’esterno dell’uovo si trova l’inconscio collettivo. L’Io non è altro che il riflesso del . Il Sé è raffigurato sulla sommità dell’ovoide, quindi esso trascende l’individualità della psiche. È transpersonale, rappresenta quella dimensione trascendente che ogni essere umano possiede dentro di sé. Il funzionamento della psiche umana può invece essere rappresentato con un diagramma a forma di stella, che raffigura le funzioni dell’Io. Tali funzioni sono: sensazione, istinto, emozione, pensiero, immaginazione e intuizione. La psiche funziona in modo armonico se le funzioni dell’Io sono in equilibrio tra di loro.

La caratteristica fondamentale della psicosintesi è di comprendere nella propria prassi anche lo sviluppo spirituale della persona, inteso quindi come possibilità di integrare armonicamente diverse dimensioni della psiche, un processo già presente nella psicologia di Jung e noto come individuazione. In particolare per Assagioli è essenziale, nel processo di sviluppo spirituale, entrare in contatto con il Sé transpersonale. Esiste quindi un percorso di psicosintesi personale, che riguarda l’integrazione e l’armonizzazione delle varie funzioni psichiche, ed un percorso di psicosintesi transpersonale, che permette all’uomo di accedere a dimensioni più elevate della psiche. In senso psicoterapeutico è possibile pertanto parlare di una psicoterapia a livello dell’Io, e di una a livello del Sé.

La Psicosintesi come istituzione

L’Istituto di Psicosintesi è stato fondato a Roma nel 1926 da Roberto Assagioli ed è stato riconosciuto come Ente Morale nel 1965. L’Istituto ha la sua sede centrale a Firenze e Centri in Italia e all’estero. Svolge opera di divulgazione, formazione personale, consulenza psicologica e training didattico. La Psicosintesi terapeutica, invece, è promossa dalla Società Italiana di Psicosintesi Terapeutica (SIPT) con sede in Firenze, via San Domenico 14. I suoi corsi formativi di durata quadriennale in psicoterapia, aperti a medici e psicologi secondo la normativa della L.56/89, sono legalmente riconosciuti dallo Stato italiano.