The term chohan in Sanskrit means “Lord of the dharma,” which is the sacred labor. Chohans are ascended masters who look after the activities of mankind under a particular ray, color and vibration of God. Each serves in an etheric retreat and administers one or more gifts of the Holy Spirit to mankind. We come to know much about their flame and service as we study their incarnations on earth and the footprints they have left for us to follow.

El Morya

The master El Morya, affectionately known to his students as “Bapu,” is the chohan of the first ray of God's will, which is blue in color and vibration. His musical keynote is Pomp and Circumstance, the music that is played for every presidency and graduation. Morya wears a blue cape lined with the pink color of love. He administers the gifts of the Holy Spirit that are faith in God's will and the word of wisdom. His retreat is in Darjeeling, where he serves as chief of the Darjeeling Council of the Great White Brotherhood. He has a secondary retreat over El Capitan, a rock formation that faces Mount Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. He also tends a planet in another solar system called Excelsior, where he nurtures lifewaves of souls who have not been corrupted by the fall of the angels. This brings him great comfort and a reprieve, especially when tried by the intense challenges that are so prevalent on earth.

Morya was embodied as the son of Enoch, as a devotee of Zarathustra, and as the master mason for the Great Pyramid. He was also Abraham, the patriarch of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and Melchior, one of the three wise men. He was embodied as King Arthur, Thomas Becket, Sir Thomas More, Akbar the Great, and the Irish poet Thomas Moore. In his final embodiment, he served as a Rajput prince who later became a monk. Lifetime after lifetime, El Morya demonstrated his utmost devotion to the will of God. As Abraham, he was willing to sacrifice his son Isaac when tested. As Becket and Sir Thomas More, he was willing to be executed for higher principle. As Akbar, he anchored a great momentum of uniting the spiritual paths of the world, and as Thomas Moore, he expanded the pink flame of God's love and creativity through poetry.

After his ascension in 1898, El Morya sponsored Nicholas and Helena Roerich to found Agni Yoga, H.P. Blavatsky to found the theosophical teachings, Geraldine Innocente to found the Bridge to Freedom, and Mark and Elizabeth Clare Prophet to found The Summit Lighthouse. Morya pledged the diamond of his attainment as collateral so that seekers of truth could find these teachings. Only when enough lightbearers reconnect with their spiritual source and apply this understanding will Morya get his diamond back from the Karmic Board, which one student lovingly described as the “cosmic pawn shop.”

Morya trains chelas in anchoring the will of God from his retreat in Darjeeling. Darjeeling is like spiritual boot camp, and until you graduate from the disciplines of that retreat, you cannot be taken on by another chohan or sponsoring master. Morya explains that the will of God is like the spiritual skin that we wear. Without developing the blue lining of the power of goodwill, we cannot make progress on the spiritual path. Nevertheless, behind El Morya's strict discipline shines a twinkle of mirth and the great, great love for all of God's children and their opportunity fulfilled.

As the chief of the Darjeeling Council, Morya serves with ascended masters and unascended chelas to bring about the will of God in the affairs of nations. El Morya is also a master of communication who serves Gemini shining mind of God of the solar hierarchies. He trains his students in expressing God's Word and God's Will through every media.

Dictating through Elizabeth Clare Prophet, El Morya explains what it takes to become his chela. He says, “Constancy is the key virtue that I must have in those who truly desire to be one with me. If I would train you personally, beloved, I must have from you unflinching constancy whereby you maintain a steady level of absorption of the blue flame of the will of God and thus enter day by day into the sacred fire of the first ray. You must be willing to take any rebuke, any correction, to take it swiftly and then swiftly self-correct. You must have a must have a momentum on giving the decrees to the ascended masters who serve principally on the blue ray. I tell you, beloved, when you keep yourself saturated in the blue ray and you are alert to every out-of-step state of mind that you might even consider entertaining, you will find that I shall become your champion. Once I become the champion of a chela, I will work with that chela to the end”

One helpful way to anchor El Morya's presence in your life and build a relationship with him is to meditate for fifteen minutes each day on his picture, while offering sincere prayers for God's will, sharing your concerns, fears, and hurts as well as your hopes, aspirations, commitments and dreams.

Lord Lanto

Lord Lanto is the chohan of the second ray of God's wisdom and illumination, which is yellow in color and vibration. He administers the gift of the Holy Spirit that are the word of knowledge. Lord Lanto is dedicated to the Christ illumination of all mankind, and especially to the youth. His retreat is at the Grand Teton, where tens of thousands of souls attend classes to accelerate their consciousness for as incoming golden age of Aquarius. In the Royal Teton Retreat, Lord Lanto amplifies the flame of precipitation that is gold tinged with green and has contributed to the can-do spirit, technological advances and abundant life of the American people.

Lanto came to earth with Sanat Kumara and was a high priest in a temple on Lemuria. He also embodied in ancient China as the Yellow Emperor, and was a role model for Confucius. Before making his ascension, Lanto determined that the threefold flame in his heart should be seen physically by his disciples. He so devoted himself to this nobel goal that the soft, golden glow of the flame shone through his chest. As an ascended master, Lanto has worked tirelessly to help Saint Germain disseminate the teachings of the ascended masters. He also placed a transcendent golden flame of illumination over many of the colleges and the universities of the world, to quicken students to a higher wisdom.



Paul the Venetian

Paul the Venetian is the chohan of the third ray of God's love and creativity, which is pink in color and vibration. He administers the gift of the Holy Spirit that is the discerning of spirits. His retreat is the Chateau de la Liberte in Southern France. He also serves at the Goddess of Liberty's retreat over Manhattan and maintains a focus of the liberty flame within the forcefield of the Washington Monument.

Paul the Venetian served as head of cultural affairs on Atlantis. He established a liberty flame in Peru, where he was later reembodied as an Incan artist who used paints that did not fade. He incarnated in Egypt and helped build the pyramids as a master mason. Then, in his final embodiment in the 16th century as Paolo Veronese, he sought to bring forth beauty as a powerful catalyst for enlightenment through his exquisite paintings. This includes the famous “Marriage at Cana” that is displayed in the Louvre, made of most brilliant hues that have not faded over time.

As an ascended master, Paul the Venetian serves to bring forth the beauty of ascended master culture into human realms. His maxim is “Perfect love casteth out fear.” He sponsors artists who strive to bring forth beauty through their art and teaches students of the light how to paint a spiritualized self-portrait when they attend his etheric retreat. Paul the Venetian is a great teacher of love, generosity, tenderness, gentleness and compassion toward all life. He helps us to expand the fires of the heart.


Serapis Bey

Serapis Bey, known as the great disciplinarian, is the chohan of the fourth ray of God's purity, discipline and ascension fire, which is white in color and vibration. The white fire is the light of God as Mother and the spiritual impetus behind architecture and mathematics. Serapis Bey trains candidates for the ascension and his keynote is the Triumphal March from Aida. He administers the gift of the Holy Spirit that is the working of miracles. His retreat is the etheric counterpart of the Temple of Luxor, in Egypt.

Serapis came from Venus with Sanat Kumara. He was a priest in the Ascension Temple on Atlantis and carried that flame to Luxor before Atlantis sank. Serapis was the architect of the Great Pyramid, carving in stone the record of the path of initiation. He was also embodied as the Pharoah Amenhotep III, the father of Ikhnaton and a great ruler who sponsored the construction of the temple at Luxor. Serapis later incarnated as the Spartan King Leonidas, who led three hundred men at Thermopylae against the massive invading Persian army, effectively saving Western Civilization. Then, he came back as the Athenian sculptor Phidias, who built the Parthenon and placed within it a forty-foot-high gold and ivory statue of Pallas Athena. Phidias also constructed a hugely magnificent gold and ivory statue of Zeus for the temple of Olympia.

After his ascension, Serapis was attributed with many healings and miracles. To the Greeks and the Egyptians, he became the greatest of all deities and the hierophant of the Egyptian rites of initiation that were later passed down through Freemasonry. As an ascended master, Serapis teaches us how to raise the white light of the Mother within our temples and sacred centers. He explains that we ascend daily as we qualify our thoughts, feelings and actions with the right motive and vibration. Serapis exacts great discipline from his initiates. He has legions of Seraphim at his command and encourages us to meditate on the seraphim to anchor the pure white brilliance of their auras into our own.

In his book, Dossier on the Ascension, Serapis describes the process of the ascension and the putting on of the glorified spiritual body. He writes:

“The blood in the veins changes to liquid golden light; the throat chakra glows with an intense blue-white light; the spiritual eye in the center of the forehead becomes an elongated God flame rising upward; the garments of the individual are completely consumed, and he takes on the appearance of being clothed in a white robe—the seamless garment of the Christ. Sometimes the long hair of the higher mental body appears as pure gold on the ascending one; then again, eyes of any color may become a beautiful electric blue or a pale violet..... Lighter and lighter grows the physical form, and with the weightlessness of helium the body begins to rise into the atmosphere, the gravitational pull being loosened and the form enveloped by the light of the externalized glory which man knew with the Father in the beginning before the world was...These changes are permanent, and the ascended one is able to take his light body with him wherever he wishes, or he may travel without the physical body. Ascended masters can and do appear upon earth as ordinary mortals, putting on physical garments resembling the people of earth and moving among them for cosmic purposes. This Saint Germain did after his ascension when he was known as the wonderman of Europe.”

What Serapis is referring to can be seen in this photograph of Helena Blavatsky from the late1800s, where the recently ascended masters El Morya, Kuthumi and Dwal Kul appear in physical form for the picture.



Like Lanto, Serapis' atttainment is such that he could have long ago, moved on to greater cosmic service, but he has chosen to stay with the earth out of great love for his chelas and those who fought side by side with him at Thermopylae.





Hilarion is the chohan of the fifth ray of God's truth, science, abundance, healing and apostleship, which is green in color and vibration. He administers the gift of the Holy Spirit of healing. His retreat is over the island of Crete where he and the Brotherhood of Truth work with doctors, scientists, researchers and lightbearers who have become ensnared by the false doctrines of atheism, agnosticism and skepticism.

Hilarion was a high priest in the Temple of Truth on Atlantis and transported that flame to Greece prior to the sinking of Atlantis. The flame of truth became the spiritual lodestone for the Oracles of Delphi that originally rendered a great service to the light, before becoming corrupt in later centuries. Hilarion was also embodied as the apostle Paul who received a dramatic conversion through Jesus that allowed him to become the greatest proselytizer of the teachings of Christ. Because Paul had consented to the stoning of Saint Stephen and had killed Christians before his conversion, he could not ascend at the conclusion of that life. He reembodied as Saint Hilarion, the great healer of Palestine, Sicily and Cyprus who healed many people in the name of Jesus and turned back an incoming tidal wave that would have flooded the land. Though Hilarion spent much time in the deserts and often tried to hide out in the mountains, the crowds pursued him. Hilarion received this gift of healing because of the profound humility that he anchored, after having fully repented of the pride he had manifested in his previous embodiment.

The ascended master Hilarion works with seekers of truth and all who are called to become apostles of Christ. The musical keynote that ties into his causal body is the song, “Onward Christian Soldiers.”


Lady Master Nada


Nada is the chohan of the sixth ray of God's peace, ministration and service. She administers the gifts of the Holy Spirit that are the speaking in tongues and the interpretation of tongues. Nada serves as one of the Lords of Karma. She has a retreat over the Arabian Desert and another retreat over New Bedford, Massachusetts, an etheric replica of the Temple of Love on Atlantis where she once served.

Nada was also embodied as a lawyer on Atlantis, defending the rights of the poor and downtrodden. In her final incarnation 2700 years ago, Nada was the youngest of a family of exceptionally gifted children. During that lifetime, she fully expanded the love of her heart and spiritually held the balance for her brothers and sisters, so that they could excel. Instead of pursuing her own vocation, she chose to assist her brethren in pursuing their sacred calling by keeping the flame of love for them. This anonymous service became her mastery of the pink flame of God's love, and won her the ascension.

As an ascended master, Nada helps those in professions that serve others, including public servants, counselors at law, missionaries, ministers, teachers, healers and psychologists. She teaches us how to balance and expand God's threefold flame within our hearts, so we can better keep the flame for others. Nada explains that it is not our training and position that ultimately counts, but rather the measure by which we love.

Nada teaches the path of the Prince of Peace. In the Arabian Retreat, she works side by side with Jesus and trains students to master their emotions. She teaches us to still the energies of the solar plexus by overcoming inordinate desire. Nada is also the sponsor of twin flames, marriage and golden age families, and she ministers with legions of angels to the youth of the world. We can summarize Nada's great love in this, her statement: “I give you my love, for all else I have already given away.”



Saint Germain


Saint Germain is the hierarch of the Aquarian Age and the chohan of the seventh ray of God's forgiveness, freedom, transmutation, diplomacy and ritual, which is violet in color and vibration. Saint Germain administers the gift of prophecy and his symbol is the Maltese Cross. He has two retreats, the Cave of Symbols in Wyoming and the Rakoczy Mansion in Transylvania.

Saint Germain was embodied as the ruler of a golden-age civilization in a fertile land where the Sahara now stands. He also served as high priest in the Violet Flame Temple on Atlantis. During Old Testament times, Saint Germain was embodied as the Prophet Samuel, messenger of God's liberation for the Israelites. Following this, he embodied as Joseph, the Father of Jesus, then as Saint Alban, first martyr of Britain. He inspired the Neoplatonists at inner levels before reembodying as the prophet Merlin in the court of King Arthur. Later, Saint Germain came back as the philosopher and scientist Roger Bacon, then as Christopher Columbus who against all odds, found the New World, (an embodiment which has recently been unfairly and severely maligned and misunderstood.) Saint Germain's final embodiment was as Francis Bacon, who authored the Shakespearean plays.

In his great love for humanity, Saint Germain petitioned the Lords of Karma, following his ascension, to be given a physical body. His petition was granted and he returned as the Comte de Saint Germain, also known as the “Wonderman of Europe” and author of The Most Holy Trinosophia.


Known for his miraculous feats, the Comte de Saint Germain was described by Voltaire as “the man who never dies and who know everything.” Saint Germain attempted to bring about a smooth transition to representative government in France and avoid the bloodshed of the revolution, but his counsel was not heeded. Following this, he sponsored Napoleon in an attempt to create a United States of Europe. Napoleon and Josephine could not resist the temptation of absolute power and used the master's sponsorship for their own gain, which ultimately became their loss. Around the same time period, the master turned his attention to the United States of America and inspired the Founding Fathers in bringing forth the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, two documents that bear the flame of freedom to the earth.

In the twentieth century, Saint Germain sponsored the I AM Movement and the Keepers of the Flame Fraternity for which he is the Knight Commander. He also pledged a portion of his attainment as collateral so that the teaching of the violet flame could come forth once again in an outer way. The violet flame is a tremendous gift. It is the spiritual flame of the seventh ray that transmutes negative karma when it is invoked, and accelerates souls on the path of the ascension. The violet flame, which had been sealed as a secret mystery since the days of Atlantis, is day by day becoming common knowledge to spiritual seekers everywhere.

Saint Germain has pledged to work one-on-one with every lightbearer who makes the determination to keep the flame of life on earth, in memory and in the footsteps of the original keepers of the flame who came to earth with Sanat Kumara. On May 1, 1954, Saint Germain received the scepter of power from Sanat Kumara and the crown of authority from Jesus to direct the consciousness of mankind for the next two thousand years as hierarch of the Aquarian Age. Saint Germain is determined to see to it that the Age of Aquarius will become a golden age and he encourages his chelas around the world to generously invoke the violet flame for the saving of a planet and a people. Won't you join us then, each night, in giving fifteen minutes of violet flame decrees together in remembrance of our Knight Commander?



Maha Chohan


The Maha Chohan is the representative of the Holy Spirit for earth. He is also the chohan of the eighth ray, which integrates all of the seven rays into the white light. His name means “great lord.” The Maha Chohan bears the golden pink flame of God's comfort. His retreat is over the island of Sri Lanka, where he directs the activities of the seven chohans of the rays, who serve under him. As the chohan of the eighth ray, he expands the Flame of each of the seven rays that merge into the pure white light of the Holy Spirit. This merging takes place through the aperture of the golden-pink glow ray where the energies of Christ are balanced with the energies of the Holy Spirit. As the representative of the Holy Spirit, he works with the seven chohans to prepare aspirants on the spiritual path to become ready to receive the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit. The Maha Chohan bestows the final three gifts of the Holy Spirit upon those who make themselves ready, namely the gifts of the balanced threefold flame, freewill and all power in heaven and earth.

The Maha Chohan was embodied as the blind poet Homer who wrote the epic poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey. In his final embodiment, he was a shepherd in India and the spiritual light he quietly drew forth while tending his sheep kept the flame for millions of souls.

The Maha Chohan and his pink-flame angels bring comfort to all life. They work closely with the forces of nature down to the level of the atom. They also infuse every molecule of oxygen with the sacred fire of the Holy Spirit. The Maha Chohan is present at the birth of every child to ignite the threefold flame when that child takes its first breath. He is also present at the close of every life when a person takes their last breath at the moment of transition, and the flame of life is withdrawn. You can consciously invoke his presence by inviting him into your temple: “Come Holy Spirit, enlighten me. Come Holy Spirit, enter my heart.”