Contacts with The Inner Government of the World
Theosophy offers for consideration the idea that there actually exists an Inner Government of The World which directs and inspires the spiritual life of the planet - a Great Brotherhood - which stands behind human and sub-human evolutionary development. This is often referred to obliquely in romantic legends in literature and music, examples being found in The Arthurian legends and other stories involving Grail Brotherhoods. At the head of Earth’s Spiritual Hierarchy is said to be The Lord Sanat Kumara and amongst other high officials below him are The Lord Gautama Buddha and The Lord Christ. Below them are various Chohans (Lords) and Adepts (beings who have achieved liberation) some of whom take human disciples – such Adepts being known as Masters of The Wisdom. To become a disciple of a Master of The Wisdom is the greatest possible privilege for any human being, because it gives immediate and direct access to a teacher who him/herself has gained liberation from the wheel of rebirth by successfully traveling the Pathway to Perfection.
Although, during his lifetime Mr. Hodson’s humility would not allow him to reveal his direct contact with the Chohans, Adepts and Masters, except to his wife Sandra and possibly a few of his most intimate collaborators, sufficient information was made available after his death through The Trilogy to make it known just how closely he had been connected with these lofty spiritual teachers and their work. His whole life was, in fact, a model of service to The Hierarchy. They revealed in their telepathic contacts and superphysical visits that they regarded him as one of their most trusted human agents and in fact something of their mouthpiece of recent times particularly to the Theosophical world.
The Brotherhood of Adepts is the custodian of planetary wisdom. Amongst its members there are specialists in the deeper meaning of allegory and symbolism, religion and spiritual pathways. Some specialise in and hold the keys of scientific discovery and invention, others inspire and guide the development of political events to the best possible outcomes that have been earned by human karma. Needless to say, the Adepts see the most important and pressing issues of humanity as essentially ethical ones relating to world peace and brotherly dealings with our fellow humans and the sub-human kingdoms of Nature. When planetary evolution proceeds, mostly by human behaviour improving substantially, the Brotherhood will assist more people to become self-illumined like Mr. Hodson, and thereby gain similar increasing power over inner consciousness in order to be of greater service to the world. If The Brotherhood were to allow more inner power to be gained before that ethical plateau level is reached it would prove nothing but a recipe for disaster. So, what happens at the present time is that a few individuals who prove worthy of the task are given greater insights than the rest - this is both an example to the world of the fruits of the spiritual life and a protection for the rest of us that such capacities will not be misused. Mr. Hodson was chosen and patronised purely on the basis of his own merit. An example of the way he was viewed by one of the great Masters of the Wisdom who took on the role of Adept guru to him is quoted below:
"Your whole life in this incarnation was mapped out for you from the beginning, and you, as an Ego, accepted the plan. You had earned a healthy body in your life to stand the strain of disaster and later occultism. Your boyhood was watched over and you were saved from death more than once, as when you swallowed a penny and when your pony galloped away. Your entry upon the Path was the sole consideration with you and you were ready to work and suffer, as indeed you have done. But your reward is sure and draweth nigh. Together with your old friend, you are going to take up the occult life in real earnest before very long. The shackles are falling away already, and you have made your own road by your exertions. Soon you will be free to follow wholly your own chosen path of Light and of the Light-bringer.
You began that path eight thousand years ago in Ancient Egypt and have followed it ever since. You found the Light and the doctrine of the Light in both male and female incarnations in Ancient Egypt and later on in Greece. Your path led through Palestine at the time of Christ. Then Alexandria and the Gnostics received you. Steadily you advanced in occult science but with brief interludes of worldliness, most of them unfortunate ... However, the excursion was not all loss, as it brought knowledge and experience and set your will for this incarnation towards the occult life. You belong to the Temple and the Sanctuary and that is why you responded as you did to Theosophy when it first came into your life, as it was bound to do. For you had served the Light too well for it to desert you for very long.
Your siddhi of intercommunication, through transference, or faculty of receiving, in full consciousness, soon came out, and your Archangel Teacher [Bethelda] developed it by use. Now it is operating again and will develop further as your life becomes more established. You are a messenger above all things, a bringer of the Light to man. The next twenty years of your life will bring you to great spiritual and occult heights and largely because of your capacity to receive direct the Light which the Great Ones propose still further to give. This link now formed between us will endure to the end, for I have been deputed as Their messenger when They do not wish to speak direct. No longer need you feel alone. You have drawn near to the heart of the work and are now received back into the Sanctuary; exile is done. You are back Home. I am the Elder Brother Who receives the prodigal home, an old Friend Who worked and taught with you in your Egyptian and Alexandrian days. So now assume self-confidence and speak your word, if with outer diffidence as is your wont, yet with inward calm. To restore your confidence and to reassure your heart I give these words to you.
Master Polidorus Isurenus"
Light of The Sanctuary (The Occult Diary of Geoffrey Hodson) compiled by Sandra Hodson, 1988 pp114 -115
This advice was given to Mr. Hodson in 1944 in his 58th year and as the Master indicated, even greater light and insight were in store for him. In fact, some of his greatest occult research work and achievements were made in this later and vitally mature part of his life, examples being his work on Biblical allegory and symbolism, Mythology, Music forms, researches into the various orders of Angels (Devas) especially in South Africa and New Zealand, and paleontology research assisting Dr. John Robinson. Some of the work was directly inspired and guided by his Adept guru, as for example one can read in the dedication of his Mythology and Biblical books: "This work is dedicated to Philo Judaeus the Alexandrian Sage". Philo, a well known historical authority who lived in the 1st Century is revealed in the Occult Diary (p.116) to have been a former incarnation of The Master Polidorus Isurenus.
The Occult Diary reveals that apart from inspiration from his above-named Adept guru, Mr. Hodson had been the recipient of contact from several other Chohans and Adepts including the Masters Morya, Kuthumi, Rakoczy, and The Lady Mary as well as others not known to the world, and some intriguingly referred to just as "An Adept"; also many Great Initiates of the past such as H.P. Blavatsky came to greet him and contribute from time to time. Contact was also established on behalf of the various sanctuaries of Adeptic activity such as the Trans Himalayan Brotherhood, The Brotherhood of Luxor and The Brotherhood of Yucatan. The characteristics of communication from these august Adeptic spiritual visitors were their great dignity, high spiritual seriousness and altruistic task orientation. Moreover, in the wise way the information was released to the world by publication five years after his death, Mr. Hodson is completely freed of any accusation of seeking kudos or personal gain. One is consequently left with the feeling that these revelations are totally genuine. In this and similar ways we can see how Mr. Hodson was really the vehicle of a great push towards revealing spiritual truth in his time, stemming directly from the spiritual hierarchy of our planet.
Originally found online at: http://geoffreyhodson.iinet.net.au./inner_gov.html where it had disappeared in 2009. Published at KatinkaHesselink.Net in Juli 2009