In 1909 Elbert Benjamine was asked to document and present the wisdom of the ancients in a manner that made it suitable for the modern Aquarian world.
Being well educated and scientifically trained he was asked to examine the ancient Hermetic teachings using modern scientific methods.
He was requested to take the information in Art Magic, Ghost Land and The Light of Egypt and give it a scientific makeover.
He was charged with presenting The Brotherhood Light teachings in a format that made them suitable for the scientifically sophisticated and very smart Aquarian Age.
Elbert knew that the ancient initiates had left their written explanations of astrology and life in the language of symbolical pictograph in the sky and on the Tarot cards.
He knew their teachings were permanently saved in the vaults of heaven.
Elbert Benjamine was born Benjamin Parker Williams, in Adel, Iowa on December 12, 1882.
He was the only child of Emma and William Williams. His childhood circumstances – via his father and grandfather – provided him with an opportunity to learn about nature, the natural world and the God-intelligence that directed the show.
His higher education was acquired at Iowa State University where he studied to be a naturalist.
With extraordinary natural gifts, which included the capacity to penetrate the illusion of appearance and understand the most abstruse scientific information he was mentally equipped to eventually become a virtuoso in comprehending and explaining the natural world and the (occult) astrological laws that influenced how it worked.
Elbert played the lead role in transforming the old unscientific – superstitious – astrology into the world’s only research-based self-science.
In 1914 he commenced writing the Brotherhood’s teachings as individual lessons and in 1915 moved to Los Angeles where he lived till his physical demise in 1951.
For 35 years he wrote, revised and rewrote The Brotherhood of Light lessons.
His starting point was the universe.
He knew it made sense because God made it in an orderly way.
Then there was life.
He knew that the soul was a dynamic creative component of the natural world and that astrological and other laws had some input into its consciousness development.
So he set out to discover how the natural world operated and the role played by astrological energies in its evolution.
He worked with the great Hermetic axiom ‘as above, so below’.
It proclaims that the heavens above influence and guide developments here on Earth.
To find answers he investigated the sub-atomic realm of thoughts, thought-cells, psychokinetic power and intelligence development.
He went where few had ever gone and what he discovered was simply wondrous: An inner-realm of astrological forces and souls on developmental journeys.
He discovered how the soul maintained contact with and managed the biological processes of the physical body it temporarily animates.
Elbert knew that astrological energies had some input into the soul’s character and ability development so they had to be investigated and understood too.
At the start he worked with the current astrological knowledge-base – clarified what was fact and fallacy – developed new concepts and daring theories – and then wiped the slate clean.
He commenced to construct an entirely new understanding of astrology.
He established a new astrological model that began with interaction.
He viewed the birthchart, the soul and the environment as a developmental system.
He recognized the dynamic interaction between the chart, the evolving soul-intelligence and the environmental setting that provides experience.
Thought-cells express themselves strictly in accordance with the astrological and physical environments and there’s no thought-cell formation – no consciousness – without environmental contact.
Elbert Benjamine observed the trick by which unconscious thought-cell activity and the external physical environment interact to produce an organism’s life and behavior.
Nature – thought-cell activity – and nurture – the external environment including the genes – interact and Elbert comprehended the nature of the interaction.
He worked out how your life was the result of dynamic unconscious drivers operating in an environmental setting and how they influenced your conscious behavior.
He discovered that your life came with a script that was written – chapter by chapter – in your birth chart.
Elbert Benjamine made pioneering breakthroughs in both our scientific knowledge and religious concepts.
He expanded our understanding of life and the world, discovered and explained the role played by astrology in your past, present and future and presented a masterful integration of information from various sources into a great edifice of astrological and spiritual knowledge.
He released you from the constraints imposed by fundamentalism and orthodoxy.
Charles Darwin discovered the evolutionary mechanism that influenced biological life and Elbert Benjamine connected biological evolution with the evolution of an astral intelligence called the soul.
Mapping the human genome was kid’s stuff.
What he did was the intellectual equivalent of landing the Apollo spacecraft on the Moon.
For the first time ever he provided you with the information and tools that allow you to understand who you are and why you are here.
As the person responsible for making the Brotherhood of Light teachings culturally relevant in the Age of Aquarius Elbert had to get the facts of life right and his occult insights, research based evidence and unification of science and religion represent one of humanity’s greatest intellectual achievements.
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