Gustave Dore, Empyreon
"If the translator and interpreter
is in communion with Hierarchy,
then his relative understanding will be set right in due time;
it is unfitting to touch the Sacred Covenants with dirty hands."
—El Morya, Fiery World 1934
"If we don't believe in freedom
of expression for people we despise,
we don't believe in it at all."—Noam Chomsky, neo-linguist
"When language in common use in
any country becomes irregular and depraved,
it is followed by their ruin and degradation."—John
"India is: the cradle of the human
race, the birthplace of human speech,
the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great
of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials
in the history
of man are treasured up in India only."—Mark Twain
"England and America are two countries
separated by the same language."
—attributed to George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950
a world-renowned Irish author
"But language is a treacherous
thing, a most unsure vehicle,
and it can seldom arrange descriptive words in such a way
that they will not inflate the facts."—Mark Twain
"In Paris they just simply opened
their eyes and stared when we spoke to them
in French! We never did succeed in making those idiots
understand their own language."—'The Innocents Abroad'
by Mark Twain
"Any man who says he is an American, but something else also,
isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American
flag . . .
We have room for but one language here, and that is the English
language . . .
and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty
to the American people."—President
"Man invented language to satisfy
his deep need to complain."—Lily Tomlin
"The nine most terrifying words
in the English language are,
'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'"—Ronald
"People who are fully bilingual
and speak both languages every day
for most of their lives can delay the onset of dementia by up
to four years
compared with those who only know one language, Canadian scientists
"The Alzheimer Society of Canada described the report
as exciting and said
it confirmed recent studies that showed that keeping the brain
was a good way to delay the impact of dementia."—Reuters,
"Every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to
the glory of God the Father" Philippians 2:11
"Thus, beloved, it is an endless story that is woven into
this tapestry, and it shows that the people of earth must bend
the knee and confess the eternal Christ in the heart of Jesus,
in the heart of Saint Germain, and in the heart of their own I
AM Presence. And these brothers of the favorite son, Joseph, and
of his sons, Ephraim and Manasseh—these other tribes must
come to that point of recognizing that the Father has a right
to have a favorite son and to bless him. For that favor is not
unjust or unequal but it is the favor accorded as the blessing
of attainment. (Gen. 37:3-36; 41:50-52; 48; 49:1-29)
"Thus, Joseph, as you know, was the beloved
Jesus. And this is what you find—that the hatred of Joseph
has become the hatred of America. America is the source of the
Teachings, of the I AM THAT I AM sponsored by Saint Germain. And
therefore he has sponsored this language of this people as
the language of the Great White Brotherhood in this age. Therefore,
there must be an acceptance of this and a bending of the knee
also and not the constant quarreling by the other tribes—'Why
are we not equal?'
"You can be equal, but you must proceed
under Joseph with his coat of many colors and under the prophet
Samuel. You must go to their Promised Land. You must accept the
Teaching and the Path and strive with these holy ones of God to
perfect a Union long endowed. For sometime, somewhere the evolutions
of other continents of Saint Germain have truly rejected him.
And that karma is not removed from those nations, though it is
removed from Saint Germain and the Lightbearers who have borne
that world karma so long —especially the Messengers themselves.
"Beloved hearts, the people of this nation
[United States of America] have an endowment and a protection
from the Master. Therefore, we make it known
that for the integration of the Word and the entering into the
universal age and an international unity of nations and peoples,
it is truly a requirement that English be taught in the very lower
schools to the littlest children of every nation upon earth. For
this you must decree. For, beloved, how can they choose a path
and a Master whose language and writings and entire dispensations
and initiations are in a language that is foreign to them? Whether
for commerce or education or the arts or brotherhood, there are
manifold reasons why this, the language so rich in its incorporation
of many other languages, should be the common knowledge of every
schoolchild throughout the planet. [highlighted by webmaster]
"Thus, the thoughtform for the year
may appear complex, but then the organization, the Path, and even
the awareness of the average chela has also become complex in
a nuclear and space age—an age of computers and technology
accelerating the capacity of the mind to know Truth in every area
"So you begin to understand how the one mind of our beloved
Francis Bacon influenced the course of Western civilization and
laid the foundation for the New World, the new science, and the
golden age. Realize that many who walked the earth in his life
took on the very profile of his soul. Think of it, and think of
the one who has in his heart the preknowledge of becoming the
hierarch of the Aquarian age.
"Think of your own destiny. Think how Saint
Germain, therefore, did write down all of those molecules of word—coded,
ciphered—demonstrating the interactions of light and darkness
in the human scene and on the stage of the world.
"Thus the lessons of the parables now become
the plays of Shakespeare, which you ought to know far better than
you do. Let lovers, therefore, of Shakespeare teach, demonstrate,
act, and show the magnificence of the transmission of a teaching
of the Christed One of the Aquarian age.
"Realize that in the absence of Francis
Bacon, this world would be several octaves lower in awareness,
in enlightenment, and in illumination. This must tell you something
about the genius of the mind that has its correlation in the genes
of the body—and the genes, focal points of the seed of Christ.
" . . . Let us draw the lines! Let us be
clear in our definitions! And let not words convey metaphysical
ideas that have nothing to do with God-reality.
" . . . This is an age of the misuse of language—and
of violation of the Word, if it were possible. And therefore,
language, instead of cups of consciousness of the angels themselves,
has become a device of manipulation and conditioning. There are
words in this language whose original meaning has been so lost
that I would no longer use those words to convey to you mighty
truths, so colored are these and so charged with hostility and
“instant” ideas that are based on fear.
"I tell you, the Dark Cycle in Pisces has
so colored and burdened the people (combined with anti-God-mastery,
anti-World Teachers on that two o’clock line) as to make
the children and youth of this nation bereft of a true understanding
of life. Even their courses in literature and history are colored
and turned and revised to reflect again the political thinking
of the day.
"Beloved ones, there is scarcely anything
taught today that is not colored with a fear that therefore succumbs
to simplistic ideas. You cannot reduce two and a half million
years of karma and the betrayal of the fallen ones and the final
age of Armageddon to simple ideas of peace and war, or freedom
"Know this, beloved hearts: that the
youth and children of every nation need Truth. They need logic.
"Take, for instance, my own desire to transmit to life, teachings
most essential on the path of initiation through the Shakespearean
plays. Why, with a population that scarcely knows the drama or
the story of one play, how can I remind them by impressing upon
the memory of the mind the tragedies, the comedies of life and
the errors themselves that can be eliminated when one does not
make too much of it—when one does not place too much self-importance
upon the not-self?
"Precious hearts, there was an era when
the study of Shakespeare was far more widespread. Now it is left
to those who go on to college and concentrate in English literature
and in such disciplines. Thus there is lost to me a means of instruction.
"It would be well even if the little children
would learn the plays, from the standpoint of the stories, in
language that they can understand. But, as always, going back
to the original work, you will find not only keys to my own identity
but, beloved hearts, the very keys and alchemy to the lowering
into manifestation of my own Guru, the Great Divine Director’s
causal body. And that causal body contains indeed the keys to
the new order of the ages!
"The New Atlantis rising is rising! And
because it rises, there is a requirement of alchemy, of transmutation,
as well as the tuning in to the original blueprint of golden-age
civilization ordained for that continent, betrayed by black magicians
and scientists who were the fallen ones, misusing the sacred alchemy
and even some of the steps they had learned that came forth from
the retreat of Zadkiel."
December 30, 1980
"Each time the message of the Ancient
of Days is translated through the several tongues of hierarchy,
it transmits the unique energy and vibration of that tongue. And
all of these collectively, cumulatively, do manifest the great
power, wisdom, and love witnessed by the chelas of our messengers
in the dictations of the Lords host delivered by the Holy
Spirit through them . . .
"The confounding of the tongues at the building of Babel,
by the judgment of Love delivered by the Archangel of the Third
Ray, was the sign from God that He would not allow the pure language
of the Word to be used in the defilement of that Word. Therefore
the judgment manifested as the confounding of the original angelic
tongues as the people could no longer communicate to one another
their negative vibrations in the higher vibrating tongue of the
Word. And the languages of earth and their uses by a karma-ridden
and rebellious people departed farther and farther from the original
sound of the Word.
"Some of the languages spoken
by the people on earth today are so far removed from the original
Word of the angelic tongue as to be inadequate for the transmittal
of light. For this reason, the Ascended Master Saint Germain chose
the English language to deliver the teachings of the Word on the
I AM Presence. For the same reason, the dictations of the ascended
masters delivered through our messengers over the past fifty years
have also been released in the English language. [highlighted
"Inasmuch as there are numerous laggard
languages in use today as well as the tongues of fallen angels
whose languages quite understandably are also fallen languages,
it is the desire of the Great White Brotherhood to see English
become the second language in all nations. For the new tongue
of the dynamic decree spoken in unison by hearts of light the
world around will surely precipitate a rolling momentum, reversing
the tide of darkness and bringing in the long-awaited golden age
of peace, freedom, enlightenment, and universal love.
"Beloved ones, I perceive that you are beginning to understand
that the pursuit of the gift of speaking with new tongues has
many ramifications. May I tell you that most noteworthy of these
is your speaking the universal language of Love. For this is the
new tongue that I have brought to earth in my service as bodhisattva,
as Buddha, as the beautiful Christ.
"The language of Love is the language of
the heart whereby you are empowered by the Holy Spirit of the
lineage of the Ruby Ray to transfer the understanding of the treasured
teachings of the ascended masters to all people, to all levels
of awareness, to all states of consciousness. This making plain
the truth is making straight his paths. And the strait gate to
God is the souls ascent through the mediation of the individual
Christ Self to the three-in-one of the Holy of Holies within his
"' In the beginning was the Word . . . and that Word was
God . . . and without that Word was not anything made that was
made!' (Gospel of John 1:1) The Word referred to here is God’s
most holy and sacred name 'I AM'—in general so carelessly
and thoughtlessly used in conversation of all kinds by the populace
of this dear earth, particularly the English speaking people.
The Word 'I AM' as it appears in English today carries within
it the full creative power of the Godhead and, as such, is used
by all of us in our octave, as well as everywhere else in the
universe. That Word (God’s name) can never have its vibratory
action changed by translation into any other language for 'Je
suis,' 'Ich bin' or any other combination of sounds which mean
'I AM' do not carry the same creative activity of God-power as
does 'I AM' in English today.
"There will come the day when those faithful
chelas of our beloved Saint Germain and Morya El who, by selfless
service to life, have earned the privilege of entering the Royal
Teton Retreat in the Wyoming Rockies. Then, in the beautiful 'Record
Room' which is there, they will be able to see for themselves
the use of this Word in the history of past civilizations, written
upon sheets of gold which have been rolled on golden spindles.
Although they may
not be able to read the language of the script, they will easily
be able to distinguish the Word
'I AM'—for it will stand out as being the name used to specify
Deity—even in those ancient times. Then is not the knowledge
and use of the Word 'I AM' indispensable to your eternal victory
of the ascension—since it is the open door back into the
heart of your Creator?
“I AM” the very embodiment
of all the God-power of victory, those feelings which will
enable you to overcome every human appearance, instead of allowing
that appearance to 'overcome' you, no matter how formidable that
appearance or group of them may be. Today I bring to each of you
who will accept it the substance of my victory—that golden
flame which contains within it my living feeling of victorious
accomplishment in all you do. This is a very real and tangible
gift! Whenever you need victorious accomplishment over anything,
remember that I AM in the universe and that I AM no farther away
from you than your own heartbeat. You see, the light which beats
your very heart is God’s life and therefore a very real
part of that victory which 'I AM.' Therefore, whenever confronted
by any set of circumstances which portends less than God-success
for you, may I suggest that you make the following call:"
May 8, 1959
" . . . just as 26 letters in the English language make up
every book, no matter how profound or simple, so there are only
a limited number of expressions and combinations thereof we can
use to convey our message, until such a time as each individual’s
own expansion of light opens up new avenues in them for the flow
of greater cosmic rhythms! They little take into account the radiation
of our love and the fashioning through repetition of their otherwise
impoverished consciousness into a garden of loveliness such as
is the mind and heart of every ascended being!
"O dear ones, do not allow yourself
to be trapped by the rhythms of monotony. There is so much of
review that you need to anchor in your consciousnes—and
often a different approach will touch a chord in your heart which
has needed adjustment and tuning for centuries! Press into the
Kingdom through reading our every word with eagerness. You can
not over-indulge in Ascended Master material if you always call
to the Presence of God, I AM in you, to anchor our radiation and
protection in your four lower bodies and keep your attention on
the Presence of God which is the only power that can then act
in your world if you will accept it!"
"The sacred Cosmos in the energy consciously enfolding man—this
is the meaning of the word science. And so in the release of Fohat,
the Sacred Fire from the letters, man finds the root meaning of
every word in the lexicon of the Godhead. You are privileged,
beloved ones, to have the inheritance of the English language
wherein the expressions of the priests of the Sacred Fire upon
Atlantis are realized through the sacred key I AM.
"Behold, I AM Alpha and Omega, the
beginning and the ending! And thus the beginning of the Golden
Age comes forth as Alpha in the true religion of the ages whereby
man is bound to God through the sacred laws! And the swirling
fires of redemption that go forth from the very center of man’s
being—rising and falling, ascending and descending—manifest
the dominion of the Spirit, of the Consciousness of Alpha!"
|Lady Master Leto
November 5, 1972
"Be it so, I, too, am subject to the Lords of Karma. And
if they have decreed it, set aside your questioning and your resistance
and get on with this mastery and take the Mothers gracious
offeropportunity in the name of Portia to study and master
the [English] language in such a very short time and therefore
to be able to delve into the mysteries that are revealed in the
Word. Our translations are for you the opening of the door. You
must push it wide open and step through and get on then with perfecting
yourself as examples of myself throughout Europe.
"Blessed hearts, I speak out of profound
love. And you must understand how Love does teach his children.
Love, as the Mother flame within me, must come after you to let
you know that in many areas of learning on this continent [of
Europe] there have been highly disciplined ones who have become
masters of science, of art, music, and every branch of human endeavor.
They have stood out in the centuries, and always they are characterized
as the ones who have been self-disciplined for a virtue, for a
cause, for a talent, for a vision, for a goal."
"Do not be set back by that which you
meet. Let it be doused in violet flame. Go forth with the joy
of precipitation. Take my 'little book' [On Alchemy], this precious
book given to you by the devotees and staff and co-workers, by
the Messengers therefore manifesting that concerted effort to
see the physical manifestation of that which I have long desired
to have in print.
"I hold it in my hand in this dictation
for a very purpose. For I am charging this copy and through it
every copy of this book with the full, flaming presence of my
new day, my revolution to all. May this book itself find its goal
in every nation and in every language.
"It is a handbook. It is the little book
which may be devoured, and it will begin the alchemicalization.
It will begin the process worldwide of the raising up of the coil
of the violet flame. To this, then, be dedicated, and know that
I have indeed come again, my mantle with me, our beloved Alpha
and Omega and the Cosmic Council so decreeing that I may go forth
in this hour and that I may truly have the opportunity of the
"I, John, called of Jesus Christ, move with him daily. And
we survey the scenes and the hearts of the people. If you would
know what we have to tell you and what we together must bring
about, call to us! call to us! call to us!
"Let this organization
and this worldwide Church apply the new ways of teaching. Let
this Church come to a higher level—a higher level of genius,
of performance, of understanding. Build, then, from the heart
of God in the Great Central Sun, a City Foursquare founded upon
the base of the pyramid, with the All-Seeing Eye of God in its
"Do you see then that mankind’s science has been perverted
through the perversion of the Mother? And since the Fall of Woman—the
descent of her consciousness in to the lower levels of expression—science
has not been true and the plumb line of Truth has not been the
measurement of mankind’s science.
"The sacred Cosmos in the energy consciously
enfolding man—this is the meaning of the word science. And
so in the release of Fohat, the Sacred Fire from the letters,
man finds the root meaning of every word in the lexicon of the
Godhead. You are privileged, beloved ones, to have the inheritance
of the English language wherein the expressions of the priests
of the Sacred Fire upon Atlantis are realized through the sacred
key I AM."
|Lady Master Leto
November 5, 1972
"And in as much as all of you cannot read all of the Teachings
or listen to all of the dictations,
I suggest that you divide them up amongst yourselves so that when
you take the staff as a whole and the larger Community as a whole
there will be experts on certain years of Teachings, certain Masters
and certain subjects, whereby the whole may be held in the heart
one by one, some providing this portion, some another, and sharing
it gladly with one another.
"This Teaching must
be a living and a vibrant teaching. It must be alive in your hearts
and minds so that when you come together with your planning, beloved,
you may also share the precious gems, many of which have not been
found or looked into, many of which apply to the very current
"Primarily, blessed ones, understanding the old saying, “Count
to ten before you speak” (or release your thoughts or feelings
out into the world) was first released as “Count to nine
—in time” and was later changed by men who thought
their own knowledge of English to be superior and did not understand
the symbolic ritual which I release herewith, and which was lost
"The 'Count to nine—in time' imparts
the power of the three-times-three, and is the ritual for encircling
your being with Light’s protection. Immediately (in time)
when wrong vibrations are sensed, start this action of the sacred
fire. At the first, second and third count, encircle your abdomen
with white fire to govern the feeling body; to the fourth, fifth
and sixth count, encircle the throat with white fire to govern
the physical form; and with the seventh, eighth and ninth count,
encircle the head with white fire to govern the mental body.
"As you do this three times for each of
your three lower vehicles you will have absolute protection by
the power of the three-times-three for your etheric body, which
will remain secure in the immaculate concept while the riptides
of life continue to blast around you.
"The value of this ritual to you will be
your freedom from the power men give to wrong conditions and that
protection which the Great White Brotherhood desires all sincere
students to have."
"O souls of light, do you remember the hour when you watched
as we stood to send forth the lightning of love into the Tower
of Babel for the confounding of the language, the confounding
of their tongues? And so confusion was wrought not by God, but
by the people’s reaction to God, by the alchemical reaction.
And therefore, there came the hour of the dividing of the Word
of God when that single word which they knew as the angelic tongue
became many words and many languages that now must swim by the
great water of life and the River of Life to the center of the
Logos and the understanding of the new Word of the I AM THAT I
"It can be understood in every language,
yet the decree and the fiat of the Law must be spoken in the language
it is given, in the English, which is the Anglish ‘the language
of the Angleterre, the language of the continent of the angels,’
the coming forth from the continent of the air and the anchoring
of that light for the dissemination through the twelve tribes
of Israel throughout the continents and the nations of the earth
that all the tribes who mourn together for the coming of the day
of salvation might put aside their lamentations and find the birth
of Messias within.
"Therefore the word of the decree goes forth.
It is spoken by all in the new tongue. It is the tongue that has
come to America, the result of many languages flowing together,
and yet the interpretation of the teaching may be in each language
according to his own, according to his understanding. Thus the
giving of the teaching and the receiving of the Word back to the
Source is for the elevation of consciousness. And some who have
walked in other nations who have heard the word of the teaching
come forth through our messengers have verily learned this language
of the Spirit and this language of Matter by that teaching. [highlighted
"And is not the gift of the interpretation
of tongues the gift of the interpretation of the new language
of the teaching itself? Is it not the understanding of the alchemy
of the Law? Do you not see that many times when you give the teaching
in a language that is spoken by another, that that one has no
conception of the teaching, no ability to understand? You might
as well be speaking a foreign tongue, for there is no receptivity
to the word. See, then, that truly it is the language of the heart
that conveys the teaching. And some who do not understand English
yet receive by the Spirit the teaching itself and listen to the
dictations, and by the voice and by the radiation they are one
with the new tongue of the Spirit.
"The gift, then, of the speaking in tongues
that may be given to you at any hour by the Holy Spirit and by
the angels of Charity and Chamuel may come to you as the ability
to give forth the flowing of the teaching and of the light as
you are impelled by the Spirit within. So the gift of the speaking
in tongues is the ability to deliver to the children of Israel
in every nation that teaching of the I AM Presence, of the Law
and the science of the Word he spoke, the very science of love
that is the creativity of the cosmos."
|Archangel Chamuel and Charity
December 31, 1976
"As God does not neglect to say, 'Thank you, I appreciate
your service,' so will you remember to say that word to one another—'Thank
you!' And when someone says to you, 'Thank you!' will you remember
the grace of the fulfillment of the spiral to say, 'You are welcome'?
How often we hear that thank you without the return as carelessness
or perhaps a feeling 'Well, I deserve that thank you' and therefore
the response 'You are welcome' does not come. If you do not develop
this habit of saying, 'You are welcome' to each other, you will
neglect to say it unto God. When God says to you, 'Thank you!'
be ready with 'You are welcome, Lord.' For in that word 'You are
welcome,' there is the opening of your heart and the Lord does
"And therefore, 'You are welcome' is a very
important phrase. And it does not quite say the same thing in
'De nada,' for this is simply 'It is nothing.' It is not conveyed
in 'Il n’y a pas de quoi.' But in English it is the welcome
of the Christ, and when you say it to one another you are welcoming
the Christ of your fellowman, of your neighbor, your friend, your
family into your heart. And so the interchange of life and of
the law comes about, and you see that the grace of diplomacy,
the ritual of the seventh ray, is manifest in inner laws, in the
extension of the comfort flame, and in the expression of manners
and mannerisms which are conducive to the flow of light. Entering
the Aquarian age then, it is time to learn that good manners,
good decorum, and dressing properly is a part of the art of the
sacred science of fohat."
|Cyclopea and Virginia
October 13, 1974
"When you see the pronoun THAT, whether in English or in
Sanskrit as TAT, it marks the point of transition through which
the Greater Self of Brahman enters the lesser self of the
soul manifestation and there stakes its claim as the supreme reality
of its beginning and its ending.
"TAT (THAT) is the passageway of the
Trinity which enters and conquers the Matter flame by the two
T’s, crosses, where God in man is crucified for the redemption
of all life. The A in the center is the Alpha son, the Buddha
flanked by the two T’s, his bodhisattvas East and West.
The English version that injects the H, sacred fire breath of
Holy Ghost, present in the Alpha seed and son. Even when he gave
up the Ghost with the parting prayer 'It is finished!' the two
malefactors upon their two T’s heard as the sacred Word—MA
"See that your children are fluent in Spanish and English
and that they are schooled in communications, commerce and business.
For the world is shrinking, and they must be able to interface
with people of different backgrounds and cultures.
"I also ask you to accelerate your
children’s spiritual education so that by the time they
reach their teenage years they will know the difference between
the Mind of Christ and the carnal mind. Teach them of me so that
when I appear to them they will recognize me as their
mentor and will come with me to the Cave of Symbols, where I shall
open to them the door of Aquarius. For I would give them a profound
understanding of the role that each of them may elect to play
in bringing in the golden age."
March 7, 1996
"For you know, blessed ones, that semantics are a problem
to mankind to the present day, and so the mere spelling of a word
is not so important as the actual pronunciation thereof. And so
as I speak to you to reveal—choosing to do this rather than
conceal—I wish to implore you to see the meaning behind
the word Gobi, for in this English-language word, as also concealed
behind the power of the I AM, is the most wondrous concept of
identity—'Go Be!' Go referring to man going forth from the
heart of the Father and Be referring to man just simply being
that which the Father is.
"Do you see that as man stands on
the sandy platform of this great reality, on the broad desert
plain, he stands forth doing the Father’s will, simply being
what the Father is? And in this holy concept of being, the subtle
voices of the past with the discords of the past are stilled and
man once again lives in holy innocence. 'Go be thou all that I
AM!' is then a fiat for this age. In an age when the accent is
not so much on being as seeming to be, it is essential that mankind
be taught from early childhood not the fruits of hypocrisy but
the fruits of purity; for it is purity which comes before the
pure throne of God’s grace and draws from his grace the
boundless radiance that makes a winner in the world as well as
a winner in heaven. For victory comes to the soul of man, not
through his desire to, as you say, 'lord it over' other men, but
as 'the Lord rules over' him once again . . . "
January 1, 1965
"Thus, angels of God, ascending and descending, clear the
way for your coming. And in anticipation of your coming you have
been given by Moses, by the prophets the understanding of the
names of God and their power, the names of God in the Hebrew tongue,
beloved, as well as in English.
"The names of God when chanted with deep
devotion are an empowerment. Therefore, you shall know the great
chalice prepared and prepared again by our Messenger, the messenger
of music and the musicians to bring into the cells, atoms and
electrons of your being even the levels of God according to the
vibrations of the precious names of God.
"Know the names of God and you will truly
dwell in the Holy Spirit. Recite or chant the names of God in
this order and you shall one day be admitted to the Holy of holies:
Adonai, El Hai, Shaddai, Elohim Tzevaot, Adonai Tzevaot, Adonai,
Elohim, El, Elohim, Yah, Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh, I AM THAT I AM.
"Know, beloved, that for millennia
fallen angels in all the world’s religions have denied the
names of God unto the people, and yet the gift is unto 'the least
of these thy brethren.' The name of God is not to be silenced
but it is to be recited. It is to be sung. It is to be self-realized.
'And this is my name forever and my memorial to all generations,
I AM THAT I AM' —Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh."
| Lord Lanto, Representing the
and Archangels of the Second Ray
December 30, 1994
The Ascended Masters have called North America the map of the
‘City Foursquare,’ the Place Prepared and the Promised
Land for the reincarnation of the seed of Light of Abraham. The
tribes of Judah and Benjamin and some Levites have reincarnated
the ‘Jews.’ The other ten tribes of Israel have reincarnated
among the Gentile nations of Europe.
The half-tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, sons
of Joseph, are peculiarly tied to the United States of America,
Great Britain and the Commonwealth nation—i.e., the English-speaking
peoples. However, neither term, Jew or Gentile, can be correctly
applied to the seed of Light of Abraham, who descended from the
Ancient of Days, Sanat Kumara. For those who are of the I AM Race,
being endowed from on High by the Mighty I AM Presence with them,
are correctly called ”Hebrew,” or Ibri in Hebrew,
meaning “one who passes over” (from the crossing of
the Euphrates by Abraham, c.1950 B.C.). Ibri is possibly derived
from the Hebrew Eber, which means “the other side”
or “across,” and may have also been used in reference
to the descendents of the patriarch Eber.
Abraham, who descended from Eber, is the first
in the Old Testament to be called “Hebrew” (Gen. 14:13).
Some scholars believe that the biblical word for Hebrew, Ibri,
is equivalent to the Akkadian Habiru, or Hapiru, which is found
in ancient texts (c.2050-c.1000 B.C.) throughout the Near East.
The term Habiru denoted a social class of people who were “wanderers”
or “outsiders” living a rootless existence.
According to theory, the biblical Hebrews
may have belonged to this larger class of rootless people and
thus would have been referred to as Habiru by the more established
groups of society. Some who are called ‘Jews’ and
‘Gentiles’ today are in fact the reincarnated seed
of Light of the twelve tribes, and some are not. Thus, by their
fruits we may know the true heirs of the promises, whose Light
has now been scattered amongst every tribe and nation and race
and religion on earth. And the Light-essence of their consciousness
in the Law of the One is the sign of their spiritual inheritance
as sons and daughters of the Most High God.
To those who pray, "I commit my life unto the cause of the
Brotherhood," Cyclopea says, "Let that prayer . . . be
a commitment that is action—right action." The Elohim
therefore sent forth the call for "more books to penetrate
the layers of darkness upon the earth," chastising those who
"utterly fail to sharpen the tools of the mind in that self-expression
. . . to know how to transfer that Word in speech and in writing
. . .
"We have the passionate desire, the appetite that is the only
lawful appetite, that is the appetite for victory, for freedom for
every soul. And we know that in order to meet the cosmic timetable
we must accelerate." And yet, "look not here or there,
but look within—you upon whom the mantle of responsibility
has been placed."
"I AM extending a great energy in this hour,
the energy of opportunity. It is a dispensation that the thrust
for the purpose of truth must be forthcoming through each individual
chela and that this dispensation of the Lords of Karma will not
be released by the mere Word of God but only by the action of those
who will make it so by the thrust of truthful, honorable action
within their individual life."
"Having taken up the commands to preach the gospel to every
creature, to believe and to be baptized, and to cast out devils,
we come to the second sign that shall surely follow them that believe
(meditate upon my Word day and night): 'They shall speak with new
"Truly the speaking with new tongues is a
gift of the Holy Spirit that is given by initiation to the souls
who ardently pursue the living Word in the preaching of his gospel
and who are daily believing and being baptized by meditation on
and immersion in the living Father of the Lamb. The signs of the
Spirit, of which this is the second, must be desired by you with
all your heart, so much so that your temple is given over to the
Holy Spirit to be his dwelling place forevermore.
" . . . And the sacred vows of the communicant
before the altar of the Most High God are made to and through this
same Holy Ghost. Those who would speak with new tongues must understand
the elements of the pursuit of the Lord’s Spirit—the
intense striving of the chela of the Guru that can be explained
only by the soul on fire with the holy zeal of the Lord’s
" . . . They have touched the hem of the Comforter’s
garment. They are entering into the fiery baptism. Hour by hour,
the chelas of the will of God commune with the Word. They intone
the Word and they feel the flow of the sacred fire rushing through
their temples. To them, Pentecost is not a day but a lifetime of
experiencing moment by moment the infilling fire of that Holy Ghost.
"They understand the supreme gift of speaking
with new tongues as it is given for the crystallization of the Word
of God from the Spirit to the Matter cosmos. Their celebration of
the Word can be heard in their masterful giving of the mantra of
the Mother. It is heard in the soundless sound of the secret chamber
of the heart where the soul of the devotee communes
—through the agency of the Holy Spirit—with
the Lord Christ himself, who enters there and initiates the cycles
of an expanding Threefold Flame.
" . . . The earning of the new tongue
conveyed by the Master El Morya is by devotion to the diamond in
the center of the whirlwind of the Lord’s Spirit. That diamond
is the point of the universal mind of God that is lowered into manifestation
in the beginning and in the ending of the Word. From the Alpha to
the Omega of the Word, the disciples of God’s will chant the
chant of love. Their offering upon the altar is the invocation to
the fire infolding itself, the heart fire of their own Central Sun
"Blessed hearts, the people of this nation must become a part
of the struggle for freedom and of the casting out of the fallen
ones in every nation. There must be a brotherhood understood. And
that brotherhood must be manifested by the breaking down of the
language barrier. Let Keepers of the Flame realize that this is
a bilingual hemisphere, that English and Spanish become the principal
languages of the freeborn, and that the languages—when
they are not shared and not spoken together—create that barrier
whereby manipulation increases.
"Therefore, blessed hearts and blessed Keepers
of the Flame, mindful that my own once mother tongue of French is
also spoken, I must say to you that this teaching must be delivered
to all people, north and south and throughout this hemisphere. And
I commend you —all of you who come from everywhere upon the
planet—to realize that this hemisphere must be kept free,
that the fallen ones must be cast down, that communism must go and
that the tyrants sitting in the thrones of capitalism and their
capitalistic governments must not be allowed to keep the people
from freedom, from unity, from divine union with their Mighty I
AM God Presence."
July 4, 1981
"Therefore, beloved, the gift of the interpretation of tongues
is one that you must seek. For the compendium of knowledge and of
wisdom put forth by the messengers in their service is now in your
hands, or ought to be, whereby you might not only teach and preach
matters of Mother's Manifesto of Spirit and Matter, but also that
you might interpret, explain, and, in some cases, condense and write
the teaching for the assimilation of the multitudes.
" . . . Understand that you have matured and
ripened and grown in your Christ consciousness through a momentum
of teaching to which your souls have had access that was released
beginning officially in 1958 in this activity. Though not all of
you have studied all of the messages and teachings, simply because
they have not all been made available, nevertheless, by being an
active part of this community, you have assimilated the foundations
of the Law because the foundations are always inherent in the ongoing
"Now, beloved hearts, I ask you to consider
the world at large and the light-bearers and the children of the
Light positioned upon this body of earth in this starry night when
we would also make earth a star. These individuals who have never
contacted this path or this teaching are, as it were, at the point
of 1958. They have not had the teaching, the buildup of decrees,
or the momentum.
"And therefore it is the concern of the Darjeeling
Council that the evolution of teaching, the unfoldment of it, be
prepared for the world through the vehicle of our magazine, published
paperback books and hardbound volumes, as well as cassette albums
that may be distributed on a larger scale.
"It is our consideration that the Keepers
of the Flame, who have so lovingly and loyally kept their giving
of tithes and dues for the support of the publishing, realize that
you hold the balance and the flame. And it is the burden of light
upon the messenger to publish these teachings, with the assistance
of capable staff and students, not only for yourselves but for those
who are waiting for the fundamentals and for the means to build
their own pathway to the summit of Life.
"You are halfway up the mountain, so
to speak. But they must begin at the bottom, and
they must have a pathway of stones—each stone a step of initiation
as well as a step of transmutation of their own worlds, their own
chakras, their own past lives, so that they may be receptive to
the master who stands on each step of the pathway that rises up
Mount Shasta and up the Grand Teton and up Electric Peak and Mount
Hood and the many mountains that grace earth's surface as pathways
of initiation comparable and reflective of the paths and mountains
of the etheric plane of the Himalayas where the blessed feet of
the holy ones have walked."
December 31, 1982
Numerous appeals for the translation of the teachings into foreign
languages have been made by the Brotherhood. See Archangel Zadkiel,
December 30, 1980, "The Sealing of the Seventh Ray," Pearls
of Wisdom, vol. 24, pp. 77-78, cassettes B8101, B8102; Portia, July
2, 1980, "A Council of the Woman Clothed with the Sun,"
Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 23, pp. 177-86, cassette B8038; Sanat Kumara,
January 1, 1980, "As Life on Earth Hangs in the Balance,"
cassette B8017; Lanello, October 7, 1978, "More Light: The
Tolling of the Great Bell for the Mission of the Two by Two,"
cassette B7888; Mother Mary, March 22, 1978, "The Consecration
of Russia to the Immaculate Heart," cassette B7838
"And your Father-Mother God are impatient. For many souls will
be lost if you do not make it your business to master the written
and spoken word and to teach it as it was taught by the great Mercurians
"The mastery of the spoken word leads to the
mastery of many fields of knowledge, beloved. But those who teach
have not been taught. And thus, ignorance begets ignorance.
"It is time, then, that illumination’s
flame be amplified. For I tell you, it is most powerful and it goes
hand in hand with the flame of peace—yes, peace in the solar
plexus that eventuates
in the reign of supreme wisdom in the crown chakra.
"Know the peace of wisdom and the wisdom of
being at peace always. Know the mastery of God within you.
"The Seven Archangels who serve on the seven
rays, the Five Dhyani Buddhas who serve on the five secret rays,
and the Masters of the Far East come to this conference to empower
those who are ready to be empowered. And we of the three kingdoms—the
Elohim, Archangels, and Sons and Daughters of God—come today
seeking to empower you on the Second Ray. Blessed ones, you must
pursue this empowerment if you would have it!
"Let the violet flame blaze through the crown
chakra! Let it purge the body! Let the sacred fire of your mind
contact all parts of the known and unknown universes and beyond
into the Spirit cosmos. Open your mind to God’s Mind and see
how the quickening of the crown chakra will come!
"Where you have misused knowledge or wisdom
in the past, using it to ends other than to the glory of God, you
have a karma to pay. Pay the price of that karma if you would be
empowered on the Second Ray. And when you give your violet flame
decrees, call for the transmutation of all misuses of the Second
Ray of God’s wisdom, illumination and understanding.
"In each one who attains the power of illumination’s
flame, that flame shall be as the beacon of a lighthouse flashing
from the crown chakra and illumining people throughout the earth
to the truth that there is a summit of being and there is a way
to reach it. Yes, there is a way whereby the soul, through superior
attainment, can rise to the level of the crown chakra. And when
she does, she also makes contact with the God and Goddess Meru.
"As the soul perfects herself, she is escorted
by her Holy Christ Self from the seat-of-the-soul to the solar plexus
to the heart and the throat chakras, thence to the third eye and
the crown. But her place of beatitude is the secret chamber of the
heart, where she communes with her Lord. The goal of the soul is
to day by day become one with God, to day by day become more real,
to day by day know herself as one with the allness of God and to
know God as his allness in everyone.
"We look at the state of education in every
nation, and we say that even in those nations that have superior
standards, education is found wanting. There will be no forward
movement into a golden age of Aquarius if the twin paths of secular
knowledge and spiritual knowledge are not braided together and if
children are not taught in their mothers’ wombs and at their
mothers’ breasts the meaning of universal life. They have
come from the heavenly realms trailing clouds of glory. And so they
are here. But what do they hear? They hear the rock music or the
soap operas or just noise and more noise.
"Blessed hearts, every child of light who
descends to this planet, whom you bear in your arms, has been to
the realms of glory. Even those with denser karma have been taken
by angels to be given a peep at the heaven-world so that when they
are born they might retain the memory of etheric cities and universities
of the Spirit. For there their souls may attend 'night school,'
augmenting courses they may take in the colleges and universities
of the world.
"You must infuse education with morality,
fair play, an honor code and a spiritual path. You must set standards
of excellence that parents, teachers and children can apply in all
areas of their lives. For the state of education in America is so
grave that if you do not turn it around, you will see that ere a
century has passed, so much of the world’s culture will have
been lost, along with the foundations of community, that should
your soul reincarnate on earth, you would scarcely recognize the
culture and civilization you once knew.
"Therefore, without fail you must reverse
the downward spiral of education! And you must replace it with all
that will afford the world’s children the very best opportunity
that heaven would bestow upon them."
|Archangel Jophiel and Christine
June 25, 1995
" It was given to them to carry the cup of the Christ consciousness
and to bring the English language all over the world through colonization
and through discovery, so that when the teachings of the I AM THAT
I AM would be given again to the children of Israel, they would
come through English language, the language chosen because it most
nearly reflected the angelic tongue that is the source of the origiinal
teaching to the original people of Israel. So it was the destiny,
then, of the English-speaking peoples to carry that Christ consciousness
to the new world."
|"The Path of Brotherhood" Elizabeth
C. Prophet, pp.141-142
"We raise up our chelas. And when you willingly rise as we
raise you up by the fervor of your freedom flame, you will see how
that garment of the Lord, of the Ever-Present Guru, and the momentum
of the early patriots descends upon you. And in that first hour
of your first address before your peers or the public when you feel
the mantle of our Brotherhood descend, you will know to what end
you have pursued the path of chelaship to arrive at that moment
when you feel yourself wrapped in that mantle of light or the power
"Understand, blessed hearts, there must be
the sharpening of the sword, a study of the Word, research in all
levels of awareness in this octave. There must be practice. There
must be penetration of the issues. There must be organization and
thoughtful planning when you determine to speak.
"As I told these representatives, though they
knew not that it was I: You must do as well as the serpents—and
outdo them! You must beat them at their game. If it is speech, communication,
and going forth in government, you cannot refrain from coming under
the rod of the law of expectancy to meet that level of expectancy
within those norms and then by rapier thrust to transcend it and
to deliver then more than that norm! And that more (being Thomas
More as well) is the Holy Spirit! It is then that you will be heard
in all the land.
"Therefore simply because it is the fallen
ones who have established standards in communication, do not scoff
or rebel against it. Learn their ways. Be in the world, but not
"You will recall that I, as the Wonderman
of Europe, wore the styles of the time. I was familiar with its
literature and music but I exceeded their own levels of mastery—for,
after all, I had some several hundred thousand years behind me.
"Beloved hearts, I could perform anything
and all things as they could—but better. This is what I ask
of you: not to bypass the standards and expectancies of your
era but to recognize that you must speak the language of the people
but speak it better—better, louder, clearer!
"You know that I would wear precious
jewels in the buckles of my shoes and belt. Thus upon closer examination
of my garments, I dressed as they dressed but there was something
more, therefore something in store for them—something I had
that they wanted. Of course, it was the light. And they were not
willing to pay the price but rather to use it as an adornment for
their personal egos. And by and by, fulfilling the law of karma,
I was compelled to move to other courts—to America, to the
Royal Teton, to establish here what was not possible to establish
" . . . I have stood in the atmosphere of earth, high over
the city of Babylon. I was present when the great love ray of God
descended over the Tower of Babel to cause confusion of speech to
enter into the hearts of those who were there present, to divide
them and separate them from one another because of the manifestation
"I beheld how the great love/wisdom
of God scattered men, that they should not continue to learn wickedness
from one another but that rather in their scattering they should
find more opportunity to commune in the quiet places of the world,
finding solace in the inner radiance of their being.
"Beloved ones, countless dawns have
I beheld. But the dawn over the Tower of Babel, the day of the confusion
of speech, was a memorable one in the chronicles of earth. It was
a memorable one even to the heart of an archangel.
"Many are the mysteries which mankind
have faced. And some of the mysteries seem almost ponderous to the
heart of an archangel.
"Why did men, created and endowed with
all of the glorious opportunity which was given to those of us known
as archangels—why did men turn from the Great Light which
gave them birth, their great God Source? Why did they turn toward
the outer, toward matter, toward human creation, toward the outer
"Why did they feel the need to compete
with one another? Why did they feel the need to learn arts of deception
and practice them upon one another when the simplicity of the mighty
Spirit of Truth within them would have endowed them with the power
to perceive in one another's aura the very truth of their being?
"And no deceptions could have been
practiced whatsoever if the mankind of earth would have held their
glorious contact with their Mighty I AM Presence. But they wandered
away and became children of clay rather than children of the sun.
And as they turned toward the clay and began to fashion houses of
clay, working in the world as in a pile of rubble and esteeming
it as such (when it is composed of pure light substance), then mankind,
by reason of spiritual wickedness in high places, descended from
their high estate.
"And I shall not rehearse the wickedness
which mankind externalized. It is not pleasant for me to contemplate;
and certainly you have been surfeited in it, O mankind of earth,
and desire not to dwell upon it or in its vibratory action. And
therefore, I merely touch upon it because by contrast I would point
out the immortal birthright which mankind ought to cherish.
"Popularity, beloved ones—popularity
is a great myth. The mankind of earth have been overcome by the
juggernaut, the juggernaut of human opinion. Mankind down through
the centuries have gazed upon one another to perceive if man
approved of God.
"Well, beloved ones, God is good. The
words may be simple, but the idea is profound because it is eternal.
And the God that made the earth, the sea, the land, all that is,
in gazing upon his creation spoke those blessed words: 'Behold,
that which I have made is good.' And in a similitude, the creation,
the reflected creation, manifested the pure light of that radiance
which gave it birth. The world glowed with the transcendence of
atomic energy. The bodies of men glowed.
"No cosmetic was required to adorn
those cheeks made rosy with the power of divine love. No cosmetic
achievement was required for those ruby lips that breathed a prayer
of praise to the great high priest, the Holy Christ Self of their
being. No cosmetic adornment was required for the beautiful clearness
of their eyes, splendid with the light of God. No cosmetic adornment
was required for the crown of the angelic radiance known as their
hair, beloved ones, that was as mighty light rays, each one charged
with pure gold, the color of the sun shining in his strength.
"O beloved ones, how beautiful was
that perfect creation, that immortal conveyance of the identity
of God, transferred to man as his birthright! How splendid it was!
And how needless it was for any individual to compete with another
individual, seeing all partook of the same common table—the
blessedness of the eternal radiance of the Father. And I say to
you, men have often spoken, saying, 'Shall that day come again?'
"Beloved ones, that day is ever here!
It belongs to the eternal day of oneness. It is only in the separate
consciousness of mankind passing through the spheres of human density
(in the form of time changes, density changes, transportation and
phases of consciousness) that that day is obscured. For all of this
causes mankind to see the love of God veiled through a human veil,
qualified by man with his opinions, his ideas, and his concepts.
If those concepts be pure, then the beautiful externalizations reflect
more of the divine radiance. If those externalizations are aborted
or are opaqued by human densities, they do not reflect the radiance
of the Eternal One!
"And I am come today to teach you the
power of adoration's flame. Those of you who are charged specifically
with the wisdom of the Keepers of the Flame know the beauty and
power in declaring, O God, you are so magnificent! Will you declare
it now, with the voice of an archangel, with me? Will you repeat
nine times, O God, you are so magnificent!
"O God, you are so magnificent! O God,
you are so magnificent! O God, you are so magnificent! O God, you
are so magnificent! O God, you are so magnificent! O God, you are
so magnificent! O God, you are so magnificent! O God, you are so
magnificent! O God, you are so magnificent!
"Within your hearts is a pearl of great
price. In rainbow, iridescent splendor that pearl reflects the beauty
and holiness of God. Men dwelling in a lesser state of consciousness,
men afflicted with human lethargy and the disease of delay, procrastination,
doubt and fear, do not perceive the great pearl that is within you.
You have been admonished that you ought not to cast it before them
but to retain it as did beloved Mother Mary, who is of our kingdom,
within your own chaliced heart.
"But the day is coming and swiftly
when the knowledge of God, the true knowledge of God, shall cover
the earth around about as a mighty sea, when the flood tide of his
love shall inundate the human concepts. And men shall abide within
their own ark of salvation, dwelling in the holy place to which
Moses carried the ark of the covenant, dwelling in the place where
the Shekinah glory of the Most High God ought to shine forth the
radiance from the portals of the heart. For within the heart of
God is the adoration flame of pure divine love.
"What is the 'A-doration' flame? The
first letter of your alphabet begins with A. The first declaration,
God! is Alpha, the beginning. Beloved ones, adoration to God is
a service of all men. And when the great streams and rivers of divine
purity flowing forth from the crystal throne enter into every waiting
heart, the answer shall be given to men to all that they seek.
"Do you think, O children of mankind,
that your silent musings are unheard? Do you think that your prayers
uttered sometimes in despair and hopelessness are not understood?
Those of the angelic host who comforted the Christ in Gethsemane
have assuaged much human grief, have brought oceans of comfort to
mankind from the invisible octaves—unknown by mankind, unrealized
as the service of an angel.
"Men say they do not believe in angels.
Well, I am here! I am here this morning to give within your hearts
the tangible witness of our reality—the reality that leaps
for joy at the mighty name of God, I AM!
"You will hear the bells now tolling
from your steeples here. You will recognize that there is an eternal
Angelus which descends upon the hearts of men. You will recognize
that there is a day of eternal prayer in the temple of lives of
nobility. You will recognize that the love of God, flooding forth
and charging forth into the newborn infant, flooded forth with hope—the
hope of the hearts of heaven.
"Beloved ones, your hearts are touched
by a twinge of nostalgia as you contemplate your own mother's love
for you. What then of the love of the Cosmic Mother? What of the
hopes of God for men? What of his hope? What of it?
"Beloved ones, pause to consider and
recognize that you ought to receive from his heart not only a touch,
but the fullness of his immortal purpose. It is your responsibility
to externalize it. The entire hosts of heaven, the angelic hosts,
the cosmic masters, the entire Spirit of the Great White Brotherhood
stand ready, willing, and able, waiting to assist you in outpicturing
the great grandeur and nobility of your own being!
"Come, then, and reason together, saith
the Lord! Enter into the great temple of your own being, a temple
builded eternal in the heavens—the Christ consciousness of
your own Higher Mental Body. Your Holy Christ Self is the chief
cornerstone thereof. It does not build in deceit. It does not build
in confusion or hypocrisy. It does not build in disunity. It builds
in the eternal unity of God, E pluribus unum—'one out of many,'
out of many, one.
"From the Spirit of Oneness came forth
diversification, but all returns in heart and essence to the One,
because in that essence is the iridescence of God, the splendor
of joy to the world, peace upon earth, on all worlds good will toward
"The Spirit of God, as a girdle, as
a garment of love, sweeps the world around. The roses from the heart
of the Maha Chohan burst beneath the feet of men and they speak
to them of those days of childhood innocence when men were not aware
of so-called sin, of the effects of karma or the need for mitigation,
when mercy was not thought of, for men only expressed the perfectness
"In that City of God, that City Foursquare,
the perfection of God eternal rests yet in the temple of immortal
being. It awaits each lifestream's own decision, own desire, each
lifestream's own acceptance and the pressure of acceptance of that
immortal opportunity. The fraternal love of God must express beneath
the Fatherhood of God, beneath the brotherhood of man. But it must
express in exaltation."
December 30, 1962
" . . . The alarm that is sounding across the retreats of the
Great White Brotherhood in this day and in this hour concerns the
education of people at all levels. People are losing the ability to
speak their own languages, to formulate their own ideas, to enter
into the logic of a Pythagoras, to come to an understanding of the
basic concepts of the science of life or of music or of so many disciplines
that allow the expansion of the chakras."
|The Great Divine Director
June 26. 1994
" . . . And the voice out of the bush declared Self-awareness--being
that proceeded from the fiery core and declared our God-identity:
I AM WHO I AM. In the Egyptian, NUK PA NUK….(chelas are taught)
to go within to the fiery core, to dip into the fountain of light
with the sacred aum, to tarry there as Jesus did when he withdrew
from the multitudes and went to a place set apart.
" . . . So the law that is written in the inward parts of man
is the name of God written in the heart. In living fire a-u-m is
written in your heart. It is written in Sanskrit; it is written
in English; it is written in the tongues of angels. It is a kernel
of light that speaks in every language."
|Elizabeth C. Prophet
The Great White Brotherhood in the Culture,
History and Religion of America, 1976, chapter 1, pp. 4-5
Victor Borge's two most famous verbal routines were Inflationary
Language and Phonetic Punctuation. A military doctor following World
War II used phonetic Punctuation as a diagnostic tool. Many soldiers
experienced hearing loss, and doctors had trouble determining the
A doctor discovered that if they played a recording
of Victor's routine, the patient would start smiling if the cause
was psychosomatic, which could be cured. If the patient didn't smile,
they knew the cause was physical, and the hearing loss was probably
According to Victor, "he (the doctor) said
many of the patients were helped that way. That made me very happy.
I don't think anybody could remain stoical in the face of laughter."
"The smile is the shortest distance between
two people," he observed. Most astonishingly, he became a genius
in his second language—English, which he learned by spending
day after day in movie theaters.
Many years ago, Victor Borge created the game of
inflationary language. Since prices keep going up, he reasoned,
why shouldn't language go up too? In English, there are words that
contain the sounds of numbers, such as "wonder" (one),
"before" (four) and "decorate" (eight). If we
inflate each sound by one number, we come up with a string of puns—"twoder,"
"befive" and "decornine."
Here is a story based on Borge's idea. This tale
invites you to read and hear inflationary language in all its inflated
wonder—oops, make that "twoder" and to remember
the linguistically pyrotechnic genius of The Clown Prince of Denmark.
JACK AND THE TWODERFUL BEANS
Twice upon a time there lived a boy named Jack in the twoderful land
of Califivenia. Two day Jack, a double-minded lad, decided three go
fifth three seek his fivetune.
After making sure that Jack nine
a sandwich and drank some Eight-Up, his mother elevenderly said,
"Threedeloo, threedeloo. Try three be back by next Threesday."
Then she cheered, "Three, five, seven, nine. Who do we apprecinine?
Jack, Jack, yay!"
Jack set fifth and soon met a man wearing a four-piece
suit and a threepee. Fifthrightly Jack asked the man, "I'm
a Califivenian. Are you two three?"
"Cerelevenly," replied the man, offiving
the high six. "Anytwo five elevennis?"
"Not threeday," answered Jack inelevently.
"But can you help me three locnine my fivetune?"
"Sure," said the man. "Let me sell
you these twoderful beans."
Jack's inthreeition told him that the man was a
three-faced triple-crosser. Elevensely Jack shouted, "I'm not
behind the nine ball. I'm a college gradunine, and I know what rights
our fivefathers crenined in the Constithreetion. Now let's get down
three baseven about these beans."
The man tripled over with laughter. "Now hold
on a third," he responded. "There's no need three make
such a three-do about these beans. If you twot, I'll give them three
Well, there's no need three elabornine on
the rest of the tale. Jack oned in on the giant and two the battle
for the golden eggs. His mother and he lived happily fivever after—and
so on, and so on, and so fifth.
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of Improbable Research (AIR)
"A primary job of the federal government is to unify
Americans. Besides being our native tongue, English is the language of
commerce worldwide. Every student should be able to speak it fluently.
That's the only way to ensure that no child gets left behind."—Ed
Websites for Students of English:
The International Phonetic Alphabet
over-view site of learning theories
Council in Poland
British Studies Gateway
some interesting materials and ideas
a BBC site with sections on grammar, vocabulary etc.
and how to use the internet.
teaching Transferable Academic Skills
a page to access the British Council's 110 offices
around the world, with a link to the 20 or so offices in the UK
in the UK
The ELTECS Archive
comprehensive English grammar
collection of tasks and exercises
collection of websites to find tasks and exercises
collection of tasks and exercises
vocabulary tasks w/pronunciation
(lots of tasks, exercises, quizes, vocabulary etc.
for young listeners
Pro-Active Information Provision on ELT
teaching about plants
Dictionary and Word Finder
Search 992 Online English Dictionaries at Once
Websites for Teachers of English:
Speech Accent Archive, a Web site with hundreds of voices and accents
from around the world
talented teachers and professors from all over the world who author
their own course materials join our growing team of contributors
Information and Communications Technology
for Teachers of English
Crystal retired as Professor of Linguistics at the University of
in 1984 to focus on research and writing. http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/print/0,1478,3838611a4501,00.html
The Elements of Style
Oliver Strunk (1901-1980)
Cambridge ESOL CELTA approved centres
Trinity College Certificate in TESOL (CertTESOL)
Web forum provides new champion for EFL teachers
what makes a good teacher/from students
National Capital Language Resource Center
"The Essentials of Language Teaching"
European Foreign Language Teachers' Association
American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages
on-line journal devoted to reading in a foreign
using CEFR Common European Framework) coding
site of Webster's dictionary
Guardian International guide for International English writing,
at least for journalistic
writing. Have it handy while you check your own writing; it's simple,
alphabetical, sometimes funny, with a cartoon here and there. It
even doubles as a useful speller,
giving quick definitions for when you get stumped.
site contains free lesson plans
based on current issues in the news
on-line Longman dictionary
Humanizing Language Teachuing
for college and university language instructors
A Language Lover's Guide
to the Most Intriguing Words Around the World
for Teachers and Learners of Languages Online
simple tutorial for students and teachers
how to create blogs at blogger.com
BBC World Service—News and Analysis
School partnerships in Europe
English Teacher Training
This Web site is devoted to lexpionage, the sleuthing
of new words and phrases. These are not "stunt words"
or "sniglets," but new terms that have appeared multiple
times in newspapers, magazines, books, Web sites,
and other recorded sources.
Chavs, Neds, Townies, Kevs, Charvers, Steeks,
Spides, Bazzas, Yarcos, Ratboys, Kappa Slappers,
Skangers, Scutters, Janners, Stigs, Scallies, Hood Rats,
whatever you know them as, this site is about
Dropload is a place for you to drop your files off
and have them picked up by someone else at a later time.
TESL : Conferences
TEFL article generator
Teaching and learning
Robert Chwastek, O jezyku
The Future of English
Books on TSL/Linguistics, downloadable:
Pseudodictionary, the dictionary for words that
wouldn't make it:
Bilingual search service that searches the web
in two languages:
ExtremeTechnoELT, a community for advanced users of IT
and programmers who are involved in English Language Teaching
"What they did not say"
a dictionary of mis-quotations, including:
"Let them eat cake."
"Elementary, my dear Watson.
"Beam me up, Scotty."
Mechanical Translation Systems:
about computers, viruses, spyware, search engines
or almost anything about the Internet
Observations and comments on the use of weblogs,
emerging technologies and e-learning tools for EFL and ESL
Simple & SECURE web document sharing.
New tech speaks many languages at once
doing things on the web
Learn Jafaikan in two minutes
The Mystique of Foreign Language Idioms
Once, in an Italian restaurant, we ordered 'spaghetti carabinieri'
instead of "spaghetti carbonara." We had asked for spaghetti
with policemen on it.
In England, we were once asked at a hotel by a
pretty woman at the front desk: "Would you like to be knocked
up in the morning?"
"Well," we replied, "we don't know
if it will work, but we'd be happy to try."
Sometimes we have to get the message across
as best we can. Try this for those who can't
understand the King James Version:
1. I'm God. Don't play me.
(I am the Lord thy God, thou shalt not have any
other gods before me.)
2. Don't be makin no hood ornaments
and charms outta me, or like me.
(Thou shalt not have any graven images)
3. Don't be callin' me for no reason
(Thou shalt not use the name of the
Lord thy God in vain)
4. Y'all betta be in church on Sunday,
and not just the Sundays when
it's Mother's day, Easter and Christmas
(Remember to keep the Sabbath day holy)
5. Don't dis or cuss out yo momma..
and if you know who ya daddy
is, don't dis him neither.
(Honor thy father and thy mother)
6. Don't be goin' on no drive bys.
(Thou shalt not kill)
7. Stick to ya own Boo.
(Thou shalt not commit adultery)
8. Don't be borrow'n stuff and
don't give it back.
(Thou shalt not steal)
9. Don't be snitchin' on the otha'
man to save your behind.
(Thou shalt not bear false witness
against thy brother)
10. Don't be eyein' (skeeming) yo
homie's crib, ride, woman, or nuffin.
(Thou shalt not covet anything that belongs
to thy brother).
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for Ascended Masters Teachings Translators
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Best of Victor Borge Acts I and II (1990)
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