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Reason and intuition
by the Master , through Benjamin Creme


We are entering an age in which reason will gradually be replaced by the higher faculty of intuition. That which constitutes the reasoning faculty in man, and of which he is justly proud, will one day drop beneath the threshold of consciousness and become as instinctive as breathing or moving is today. There lies ahead of man an immense increase in awareness through the unfolding of his intuition, an awareness of states of Being as yet altogether unknown to him but which lie ready to be perceived by his awakened mind.

All expansions of consciousness are preceded by periods of tension, and this time of conflict and difficulty through which mankind is now passing will be succeeded by one of tranquility and poise, which will set the stage for the gradual flowering of the intuition. When that happens, man will know directly, past all gainsaying, his true nature as a soul created in the image of God. 

Through the awakened intuition, man will discover the secrets of nature, and learn to play his part in the Plan of evolution for all the kingdoms. He will discover within himself faculties and knowledge beyond his ability to dream; all he needs to know will come readily to his illumined mind. 

A new sub-race

The next step in the flowering of the race will be the advent of those souls in whom the intuitive faculty is already active and potent. Those souls are now being gathered on the inner planes of life and soon will make their appearance. They will constitute the next (6th) sub-race of the present 5th root race and will lead humanity out of the darkness of the limited rational mind into the light of the intuition. All things will become possible for man. The light of the soul will play upon man's problems and simultaneously show the solution to these problems. By straight knowledge, man will move unerringly to his goal. 

That which we call reason has played its part and has brought man to the threshold of divinity, preparing him for its own replacement by the faculties of the higher mind. Strictly speaking, that which is normally called intuition stems from the manasic level of consciousness whereas true intuition has its origin in the higher, Buddhic, level. It is essentially loving understanding or true wisdom. Separateness is unknown when the intuition functions; the Oneness of all things is directly perceived. The illusions of the rational mind are transcended and Reality is known.

Light Descends

In the light of the intuition, man will rebuild his world and tread the Path of God, following the steps of all Those who have gone before and realized Themselves as Sons of God. Our task, when living and working among you, will be to stimulate wherever possible this higher faculty of mind and lead you forward on the Way. 

Even now, the doors of perception are being opened and many are finding themselves possessors of intuitive truths. Soul-alignment has opened the channels and much light descends. A clearer perception of Reality becomes possible for the race in its hour of greatest need and augurs well for the future. As the intuition unfolds, so do the separative tendencies of the rationalizing mind diminish and a healthier climate for all relationships is the beneficent result. 

The task ahead is clear: open the windows of the soul and let the soul's light illumine your lives. Through the awakened intuition allow the soul's knowledge and purpose to be expressed. Know the meaning of compassion and spread that love abroad. Allow your soul's wisdom to banish all illusion and become a light for your brothers. That is the task of all who would tread the Path of Light. Awaken the intuition and see clearly the Plan; awaken the intuition and dissolve the darkness; awaken the intuition and cast out all fear.


The Master is a senior member of the Hierarchy of the Masters of Wisdom; His name, well-known in esoteric circles, is not yet being revealed for various reasons. Benjamin Creme is in constant telepathic contact with this Master Who dictates His articles to him.

From the September 1982 issue of Share International


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First published April 1999, Last modified: 15-Oct-2005