JC: Group brothers,
if we use the same context as DK used i.e. "as an entity" we could presume, or assume, that the conditions which came
about at the world war enabled humanity 'as an entity' to take
the second Initiation, just as it took the first Initiation at individualisation 'as an entity'
with the soul being born in the body of humanity. This gives a somwhat interesting and not
before considered perspective to our human kingdom in spiritual evolution as an entity on the Earth. Humanity as a group
body has passed through the baptism and entered the stream.
However, we might ask,
did humanity successfully pass this crisis if we consider that humanity took the materialistic path, which until now it seems
to have done?
"But in the
attaining of success and in the achievement of clear vision and right discernment (through right discrimination) the disciple
testifies to his fitness for the second initiation.
I would like
to point out that it is this test and crisis through which humanity is now passing, and which began in those conditions which culminated in the world war and the present world strain. The first initiation of humanity,
as an entity, took place when individualization became possible,
and the soul was born in the body of humanity. This was preceded by a period of fearful stress and strain,
dimly sensed by the pioneers into the human kingdom from the ranks of the animal-men. Should this crisis
be successfully passed, the second initiation of humanity
will be the result the passing through the baptism and the entering of the stream."
JC: Here DK definitely indicates that
it will not be humanity as an entity [a whole] that will be taking the fifth Initiation. This substantiates the
observation about the second entity Initiation.
"It must not be inferred from the above that humanity as a
whole, will be taking the fifth initiation." RI 648.