The Maha Chohan
The Maha Chohan is the head, or hierarch, of the seven chohans of
the rays. His name means the Great Lord, which is an office in
the hierarchy of the Great White Brotherhood. He embodies the white light
of the seven rays and teaches the balance and integration of these rays through
the eighth ray. He also teaches that true love carries every other virtue
and every other point of God-mastery.
The Maha Chohan is a representative of the Holy Spirit to earth and her
evolutions. He initiates souls in the secret chamber of the heart and helps
them prepare to receive all nine gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, knowledge,
faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, discernment of spirits, speaking in tongues
and interpretation of tongues.
Because of his pledge to all mankind to keep the flame until they are able,
he is sometimes called the Keeper of the Flame.
The retreat of the Maha Chohan is located over Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon,
an island in the Indian Ocean.
His embodiment in ancient Greece as the poet Homer gives us some insight
into this "human" personality. In his epic the Odyssey, Homer steps into
the role of Odysseus when he tells the story of three people: his twin flame,
the Greek goddess Pallas Athena, who is an Ascended Lady Master; his soul
mate, Penelope; and himself.
In the Odyssey, Pallas Athena says of Odysseus, bearing in mind now that
it is Homer who is writing this story about himself as Odysseus, "Of all
men you are the best in plots and story telling. Always the same detachment,
coolheaded, quick, well-spoken."
Here are some further profiles of the personality in reality of the Maha
Chohan: noble, greathearted, kingly, patient, long-enduring, expert in adversity,
a man of ranging mind, master improviser, grand master of invention, the
great tactician, the canniest of men, master of land ways and sea ways, master
of subtle ways and straight.
We catch another glimpse of the person of the Maha Chohan through his work
in the nineteenth century with the Masters M. and K.H. That's El Morya and
Koot Hoomi. These Masters were among those who sponsored the Theosophical
Society, founded in 1875. At that time these Masters were high adepts and
in embodiment. The Maha Chohan was the Guru of El Morya and Kuthumi.
In one of his letters Kuthumi referred to his Master as "the implacable Chohan."
5 Implacable means "not capable of being appeased, pacified or mitigated;
Koot Hoomi also remarked that the Maha Chohan usually frowned. On one occasion
K.H. found himself in a situation of dire necessity. The Maha Chohan came
to his rescue "with his eye twinkling in quite an unusual manner." K.H. wrote
that this led him "to hope for a relaxation of severity 'one of these days.'"
Madame Blavatsky said that the Maha Chohan "is as stern and impassionate
as Death itself."
I would add to Madame Blavatsky's comment that the Maha Chohan is unmoved
by the human consciousness. He is uncompromising. He compels those who would
be his disciples to rise to his level rather than expect him to stoop to
theirs. Remember that when you approach him. It is because the Maha Chohan
has such great love that he exacts so great a discipline. He knows that when
he gives that love, it is a great gift. He does not give it to those who
are not worthy or to those who trifle with his affection.
The Ascended Masters who have dictated through the Messenger Mark Prophet
and me since 1958 give us further insight into the personality of the Maha
Chohan. The Ascended Master Paul the Venetian tells of an encounter he had
with the Maha Chohan:
"Now, you know, when the Maha Chohan speaks, one does not refuse. Have you
ever gazed upon the eyes of the Lord Maha Chohan? Even in heaven, in our
ascended state, I once said to him, "I would like once again to take in my
hand an earthly brush and palette and paint the beauty of your face." And
do you know, precious ones, that the Lord Maha Chohan never answered me.
He gave me a look that almost froze me in my tracks. And I never mentioned
The Maha Chohan says that when you want to make progress on the spiritual
path, you need to have a certain amount of sternness. So don't look at people
who are stern and serious and try to cajole them into being less serious.
He teaches that human sympathy, or agreement with the human consciousness,
as opposed to true compassion, is a perversion of the flame of the Holy Spirit
and he will have none of it. He says, "There is no other way to cut the tie
with the human consciousness than to cut it! And it must be cut by a mighty
sword, the sword that is sharp, two-edged and is the dividing of the way.
There is no way that you can retain the companionship of the human consciousness
and still receive the Holy Ghost!"
The Maha Chohan as Teacher
The Maha Chohan also fills the role of Teacher. The Father-Mother God and
the Son have deferred to the Maha Chohan as the supreme teacher of our souls.
He is the one sent to us to teach us the commandments of God the Father and
the Word of the Divine Mother. He teaches us the Christ-like qualities of
Jesus and the Buddha-like qualities of Gautama. He tutors our souls to enter
into a direct relationship with the Father-Mother God, the Son and the Holy
The Holy Spirit is the supreme teacher. Remember, Jesus said the Comforter
"shall teach you all things and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever
I have said unto you."
Just remember, if he is the supreme teacher and we have not established a
right relationship with him, then we are sitting in the very gall of ignorance.
How many times I've thought to myself, if I hadn't been ignorant, I wouldn't
have done such and such. It's ridiculous. We let ourselves remain in ignorance
and so we make wrong choices, we take the wrong road, we make the wrong decision.
So if he is the supreme teacher, we want him. And if we really want to be
enlightened, we'll be glad to strip ourselves of what stands in the way.
When we have submitted ourselves to the disciplines of at least three of
the Seven Chohans of the Rays, then the Lord Maha Chohan will review our
entire life record and determine whether he will take us on directly as his
chelas in a true Master-Disciple relationship. If we qualify, then the Maha
Chohan will say to us, "I shall give you the same training I gave to the
Seven Chohans." He's ready to do that if you are ready. "I shall not indulge
you and I shall not give you any crowns that you have not earned."
Although he may be stern with our lesser self, the Maha Chohan, as representative
of the Holy Spirit, is a personal Comforter to each of us. In his role as
Comforter, the Maha Chohan walks and talks with us so that we may be his
instruments. In a dictation he once said:
"I desire to approach very close to your heart. I am to you as the most personal
"Talk to me, then, and hold my hand. I have need of friends here below, for
I have much to give and I require a consciousness, a heart, where I can place
myself am, and impart to other parts of life a smile, a tear of joy, a gift
of love, a witness to the truth. Won't you take me with you, then, in
consciousness? You might as well, for I am coming along anyway. "
Why should we want to get the Holy Spirit? Because people are losing their
souls. Without the Holy Spirit, we can do nothing about it. With the Holy
Spirit, we can do something. They do not know what is real and what is not
real. They are watching their family and friends and neighbors and countrymen
become victims of incurable diseases, outrageous crimes, natural disasters
and genocide. And they do not know where to turn or what to do.
The only way we can help them is to become empowered by the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit working through us will comfort and enlighten and heal and
inspire others. The bottom line is this as far as I am concerned, if some
people in the earth do not go all the way and become the living embodiment
of the Holy Spirit, then literally millions of souls will be lost at the
end of this age.