The Ascended Master Serapis Bey—Purity and Discipline
Ascended Master of the Ray of Purity
The ascended master Serapis Bey is the Chohan of the Fourth Ray, the white ray of purity. Serapis Bey emphasizes harmony and discipline. Disciples in his retreat are assigned to work on projects with others, teaching them the importance of serving together harmoniously, supporting one another. His many lifetimes exemplify his devotion to purity of motive. Serapis Bey served on Atlantis as a high priest. Before the sinking of Atlantis, he moved the ascension flame to Luxor, Egypt. Serapis Bey and his disciples are fierce and immovable in their dedication to purity and to the disciplines required for the ascension.
The King Leonidas the Spartan
King Leonidas is believed to have been born around 540 BC. Although little is known of his early life, the battle of Thermopylae that he waged against the Persians is one of the most famous battles of all time. In August of 480 BC, Leonidas, received a request from the Greeks to stand with them against an invasion by the Persians. Leonidas set out to meet the army of Xerxes, the Persian commander, with three hundred of his personal body guards. An army of 4,000 to 7,000 Greeks joined Leonidas. Together they battled a massive army of Persians estimated to be between 80,000 and 290,000 strong.
On the third day, the Spartans and Greeks were trapped from behind when a traitor led the Persians to a mountain track at the rear of the forces under Leonidas’ command. At that point, Leonidas sent away the Greeks and remained in the pass with only his 300 body guards and 1,600 other Spartans (Helots and Thesbians) who had joined them. The Spartans fought until every man, including Leonidas, had been slain but not until they had killed nearly 20,000 Persian soldiers. The Spartans’ sacrifice gave the Greek naval fleet time to retreat and later defeat the Persians in a battle at sea.
Amenhotep III—Serapis Bey as the Divine Architect
Amenhotep III is believed to have begun his rule at about the age of nine. It is likely that a relative acted as regent for him until he came of age. As an Egyptian Pharaoh, Amenhotep III, and his wife Tiye are known as the founders of monotheism in Egypt, a practice continued and expanded by one of Amenhotep’s sons, Akhenaten, an incarnation of the ascended master Lanello.
One of Amenhotep III's first decisions upon taking the throne was to open two new limestone quarries. His extensive building projects included the construction of the temples at Luxor on the Nile and a large number of other projects in Nubia. He also initiated comprehensive building projects at the Temple of Karnak.
When Amenhotep III died, Egypt was a strong and powerful country with a great deal of influence in the international world. His son Akhenaten extended Amenhotep’s reformation of the many-faceted Egyptian religion, emphasizing the worship of one God, represented by the sun. Akhenaton reigned from 1417 to 1379 BC.