Who is the Ascended Master Hilarion?
Mrs. Prophet, who is Hilarion?
Hilarion is none other than the apostle Paul, now the Ascended Master Hilarion. He did not ascend at the conclusion of his life as the apostle. In his final incarnation he was Saint Hilarion.
Hilarion lived between 290 and 371 and was the founder of Christian monasticism in Palestine. He was a renowned healer who spent twenty years of his life as a hermit in the desert. Throngs of people would come to him for healing, yet he desired to be only the humble, unobtrusive servant of God.
Where is Hilarion's retreat?
Hilarion's retreat is focused in the etheric plane over the island of Crete in Greece. There he serves with the ascended lady master who is known in Greek mythology as the goddess Pallas Athena. Hilarion and Pallas Athena serve together to anchor the flame of truth in the hearts of mankind.
That flame of truth was anchored on Atlantis. Just a short time before the sinking of the Atlantean continent almost twelve thousand years ago, Hilarion was bidden by God to transport the focus of that flame and the artifacts of the Temple of Truth to what is now Greece.
The focus of truth that Hilarion established became the focal point for the oracles of Delphi. These were the messengers of truth who served under the direction of Pallas Athena as priestesses in the temple.
Eventually there was an invasion of the Delphic Order by certain black magicians who perverted the truth. The Great White Brotherhood then withdrew this dispensation from embodied mankind. It was one of the last episodes in the direct interaction of the ascended masters with unascended mankind.
What does the apostle Paul have to do with truth?
You will remember the conversion of Saul on the road to Damascus when Jesus appeared to him in a great light and said, "Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?" Saul fell to the ground and Jesus told him to go into the city and it would be told to him what he should do. When Saul rose he was blinded and did not see, eat or drink anything for three days. This blinding of Saul and his subsequent renaming as Paul was the act of conversion.
Jesus has taught us, "Except ye be converted and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven." This conversion, is a scientific process.
Hilarion has explained it in a dictation: It is the arcing of that ray of light from the heart of Jesus to one's own that is so powerful "that it reverses the downward spiral of death and disintegration, causes the involuting of that spiral in the upward, commanding presence of life, of the ascension and of immortality."
Conversion, then, is the moment of the swing of identity back onto the road of God, the displacement of error by the reestablishment of the flame of truth within one's being. When truth comes unto us suddenly as it did unto Saul, who was a sinner and who had persecuted the Christians, it causes our sin to precipitate out upon the body.
Hence, Saul was blinded by his own misqualification of God's energy; the presence of Jesus brought the light as well as the judgment of his misdeeds. When Saul was raised up by Jesus and by that flame of truth, he became Paul, a great preacher of the Word and truly the one who established throughout the Holy Land and Asia Minor the foundation of Christianity.
In a dictation that Hilarion gave through me, he said: "First he humbled me on that road to Damascus, the humbling that I sorely needed that I might bow to my own Christ flame, which he revealed to me as he also gave to me the key of meditation upon that flame that I might walk in his footsteps on the fifth ray of science and healing and the apostleship and the preaching of the Word."
The byword of those who serve with the Ascended Master Hilarion on the fifth ray of science is "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
Q: What does Hilarion teach?
Hilarion teaches his disciples how to use the flame of living truth to master oneself and one's daily life in a practical application of the law that Christ taught. As you know, the apostle was a fiery preacher of righteousness and he had the gift of the Spirit and the gift of conversion. He teaches us today of this process of conversion, which is so necessary because it is the return of the soul to God, the reentering of the path of initiation.
Hilarion says that in the moment of conversion there is the infiring of the name of God, your own new name. It is the solar pattern of your solar evolution. He teaches us meditation on the name I AM THAT I AM that we might also contact the inner name and the blueprint of the soul. Contacting this, we then have the key to the release of the energy of the science of being.
How is one converted, Mrs. Prophet?
Hilarion says, "Resist not the call or the conversion or the coming of the master....Do you wait for him to appear to you as in a vision, to flatter you with the presence of angels and trumpets and harps and an entire retinue of God-free beings? You may wait long, you may wait hard. For I say, unto some it is required to provide the welling up from within of that love that says, 'O LORD, I would be converted! Convert me this day! Let me be reborn in thee that I might go forth to work the works of my God!'"
Where is the place of will in conversion
Conversion implies a will—a will forged and won within your heart, the very center of your identity. It is a will that magnetizes a member of the ascended hosts who will respond to the call of your heart for the teacher. That one will then come and invest you with that magnet, that flame, that fiery coil, that momentum that is able to reverse the course of death and destruction.
It doesn't appear that Saul was seeking conversion. How do you explain his conversion?
Jesus came to Saul to remind him of their inner association and of their long service together thousands and thousands of years before that particular moment. And therefore he said, "Why are you persecuting me?" His inference was: When we have been one in Christ for so long, how have you gone out of the way? Saul had actually sought the Christ in previous incarnations but in that life he had disregarded the inner call of his soul for God.
Why do agnostics deny God, Mrs. Prophet?
To a great extent, the denial of God by the agnostic is due to the soul's great disappointment in having been part of the various religions of the world and having been given false promises of heaven and salvation by the wolves in sheep's clothing.
For when these souls have passed from the screen of life, they have not been ushered into the courts of heaven but have been greeted by angels of record and by Jesus and the Lords of Karma, who have explained to them that they have not met the full requirements of the Law and therefore must incarnate once again.
These souls have then become angry against their teachers and when they incarnate again they become agnostics because their disappointment in their teachers has caused them to become disillusioned with God.
Mrs. Prophet, may we assume that atheists and agnostics are devout souls?
The ones I have known have been very devoted to a particular discipline, often the discipline of science. But they have not understood that science and religion are one.
They have not understood that the God that is energy—that is the I AM THAT I AM, that is in the nucleus of the atom, which they would explore—is the same God who appeared in his Son Jesus Christ to Saul, who was himself a scientist and one trained in the law.
I have found that when agnostics understand the path of initiation they become the greatest devotees. And this is why Hilarion, master of the fifth ray of science, is so concerned with working with atheists and agnostics. He understands that the real truth of the path of Christhood has been withheld from them.
Do the disciples of truth have a special mantra?
Indeed they do, and here it is:
O God of Truth, I AM in all,
For understanding now I call;
To see thee in thy fullness, Lord,
Behold, is living truth adored.
I AM aware by reason pure
That only God can make secure
The lifetime's search for heaven's Law
That enters, filling hearts with awe.
Come now and help me truth enshrine;
All understanding now is mine
Whene'er I open wide the door
No man can shut forevermore.
O blazing light of living truth,
Thou fountainhead of lasting youth,
Come pour thy radiance through my mind
Until in peace at last I find
That God's own Spirit manifest
Is ever and alone the best
And holds each man in right secure
To understand the Law as pure;
That God's own Law is truth alone,
For every error does atone,
And lifts all to the pure estate
Where Silent Watchers watch and wait
To vest ascended master youth
With blest Hilarion's ray of truth.
Pallas Athena, thy truth be
Our scepter of authority!
Learn more about the ascended master Hilarion in
Hilarion the Healer: The Apostle Paul Reborn
by Elizabeth Clare Prophet. 208 pages.
". . . an 'Eastern Adept, who has since gone for his final initiation,' who had passed, en route from Egypt to Thibet, through
Bombay and visited us in his physical body. Why should this 'Adept' be
the Mahatma in question? Are there then no other Adepts than Mahatma
Koot Hoomi? Every Theosophist at headquarters knows that I meant a Greek
gentleman, whom I have known since 1860." 5
On 20 February 1881 Kuthumi, in one of His letters to Alfred Percy Sinnett, referred to him as
"one of ours having passed through Bombay on his way from Cyprus to Tibet." 1
His travel to his "final initiation" is referred to in an entry in Henry Olcott's diary, dated 19 February 1881, written in Bombay:
"Hilarion is here en route for Tibet and has been looking over, in, and through the situation. Finds B– something morally awful. Views on
India, Bombay, the TS in Bombay, Ceylon (––), England and Europe,
Christianity and other subjects highly interesting." 2