The Inner Meaning of Initiation by Charlie Lutes

A Mantra, given in Initiation, manifests the Power of the Holy Spirit.
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Charlie F. Lutes; photo by Diane M. Rousseau, taken at the Olympic Hotel in Seattle Washington,1998.

An introduction: An Insight Into Initiation; the Word

The following Lecture gives profound insight into the true Inner Meaning of Initiation and why the Knowledge is given to the Inner Meaning of “The Word”. Meditation opens ones “Spiritual Eye” in Spiritual understanding from inner purification and with insight into Scriptures and their deeper meanings. With direct experience of the Holy Spirit, Shekinah Esh, Paramatma, The Descent of the Dove, of The Pure Light Divine and integration into Life; the Spiritual Science of Living, “The Science of Being”.

Some of us are told upon our Initiation that we are receiving the Sacred Word, Name of God. This Sacred Word has been known and passed down through time immemorial in the Mysteries, Ashrams, Sacred Teachings and in many Faiths. The Teachings of the Spiritual Regeneration Movement (SRM) unified this Teaching based on Soul Realization and the Knowledge of The Light of God, through direct experience, the study of Scriptures, self-Mastery to the Realized Divine Unity and Oneness Lived.
- Dr. Diane M. Rousseau


The Inner Meaning of Initiation
by Charlie Lutes
5/28/1981

The Inner Path to Eternal Salvation

Ever since the human being has been on the path of evolution, there has been an inner urge for him to return from whence he or she came, a silent urging for him or her to return home. To forsake this world of shadows and to stand vertical in the Eternal Light, that is his and her real Destiny. There are some who have heeded this call and set about to discover the best means of accomplishing this task. The answer has always been the same down through the ages: “Ye must be Born Again,” that is, you must be reborn of the Spirit and forsake the material and physical life of birth and death.

How can this best be done now that we recognize the purpose and end goal of such a transformation? The way is through Initiation. Initiation means to be taken through the “Secret door of Redemption” by one Empowered to do so for those seeking the Inner path to Eternal Salvation. Initiation, especially of this nature, is not to be taken lightly. In the case of Transcendental Meditation©, one is Sponsored before God. One is reconnected to God. One is given the means to purify oneself and to be raised up to become one with the Almighty.

Initiation carries a very deep and sacred meaning, not to be lightly bantered about. It is said that if one takes the Initiation of the Master and then betrays the Master, it is a thousand-fold better that he/she had never been born. To betray the Master, means to betray what was given to you (the Initiation, the Word) in great Trust. One may fall away from the Master for one reason or another, but never betray what he gave you; for in you, was planted the Seed of Eternal Life.

The Word is the Seed

The Word and the Seed are One and the Same (“and the Word shall free them”). The Word manifests the Power of the Holy Spirit, Absolute, and frees you; it grows in you as the Eternal Light. It has to remove all of the contamination of the ages in order to Shine forth in you and ultimately make you one with the Light that “knows no shadows”. This is the sleeping Word (the Mantra) that comes to life in you in Initiation and unfolds you into what you truly are. So Revere the Word. Use the Word. Rely on the Word for comfort when you are troubled, for you are now the Word and the Word is you.

To betray the living Word in you, is to betray the real purpose of life itself; it would be like selling a diamond of incalculable worth for the price of a bowl of porridge.

Down through the ages, it was very hard for one to find the way to Initiation. Yet, the sacrifice, no matter how great, was eagerly sought because the prize was so very great. It meant to be lifted from the grave forever, the final resurrection of the Soul. The human has always mourned the loss of his/her Spiritual awareness and has lived on through the ages in hope that sometime he/she would again find their way back from whence he/she came, through the subjugation of their lower nature by the Higher Self.

The Sword That Slays the Dragon

The Noble Self, through Love must be awakened. The sacrifice on the Cross must be acknowledged. The segmented, fragmented self must be made Whole (Holy).

The thirst for higher Knowledge must come, and through Knowledge comes understanding and compassion. The heart responds to a Higher Vibration, and thereby Love for Self, for God and for humanity it is quickened. This is growth towards Cosmic Consciousness where the Universal and the individual mind join in a Cosmic Status, beyond the boundaries of relativity.

The earth has only recently passed the middle point of its evolution. So, as far as humanity is concerned, few there are that are at the present time seeking, or are even so willing, to step onto the Path, no matter how graphically the benefits of so doing are pointed out to them. It does not register on their consciousness as a need for them.

The Seven Initiations must be undergone; the opening of the Seven Centers of Light contained in the body. The sixth sense must be awakened. All this is embodied in the Initiation when the Eternal Word is bestowed to the Inner Self… this is the Sword that slays the dragon.

The Inner Path

“So straight is the gate and narrow is the way and few there are who find it...”

It is for certain that no one can travel the Inner path unless they are first Initiated onto the Path, and this can only be done by one who is Empowered to do so.

In the past, great Initiations were known as the Mysteries and later on, came the Mystery Schools. Only the purest and noblest individuals were given an Initiation, and they were true seekers. In every age, those who were Initiates of the Mysteries were known as the Lights of this world, even though they were unknown to the mass of humanity. Still, humanity benefited from their being here.

Initiations and the Mysteries can be traced back to Atlantis, into Egypt, Chaldea, Greece, Persia, India, China, Europe and America. An Initiate is not only told the Mysteries, they are also shown and given the experiences necessary to know the inner Truths. As a result, the Secret Teachings also become factual. As down through the Ages, the same applies today; Initiation is the way to expansion of consciousness and this aids one to understand and travel the straight and narrow Inner Path to Liberation.

Where before one was blind to the inner Truths, one now Sees, and where before one only had faith, one now Knows. We now begin to operate in life through expanded Awareness, rather than through limited reason.

Charlie F. Lutes

Transcribed from notes taken from a lecture given by Charlie F. Lutes. Transcribed for publication at the Institute of Spiritual Sciences (ISS) by Diane M. Rousseau LHD PhD, 2022. Charles F. Lutes - Rousseau lecture notes archives.
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