An Esoteric Christian Yoga Enlightenment Method
The Rosary is generally associated with the tradition of Roman Catholic Christianity, but because the rosary method is excellent for the development of the spiritual life, there are rosary practices in two other of the world’s great religions, Hinduism and Buddhism. The Rosary is, in fact, valuable esoteric spiritual development method — a method which places in the hand of the Rosarian (the Rosary user) a process of receiving angelic aid and a process for attunement to the Seven Rays.
The Ray Rosary (Our Lady’s Rosary Of The Seven Rays) is a prayer and meditation method which safely raises the human consciousness, which quickens the devotional powers of the heart chakra, and which can be used on behalf of those who need help.
The Ray Rosary is the esoteric practice used with what is known as the “Franciscan Crown Rosary,” sometimes also called the “Rosary of the Seven Joys of the Blessed Virgin Mary.” The Franciscan Rosary is NOT the same as the better-known “Dominican Rosary” which has five decades (set of ten beads). The Dominican Rosary has fifteen mysteries; to say them all, the Rosarian must go round the five decades three times. However, the Rosary of the Seven Rays or Ray Rosary has seven decades, each one corresponding to the Seven Joys of Mary; in turn, each Joy corresponds to one of the Seven Rays which flows through the ray crosses and ray candles in the Liturgy of The Liberal Catholic Church. These correspondences make the Ray Rosary perfect for use by esoteric Christians who have an occult understanding of the inner laws of the Cosmos.
Where did the Rosary of the Seven Rays come from? According to the famous Roman Catholic Franciscan historian, Fr. Luke Wadding, our Heavenly Mother, the Holy Lady Mary, appeared to a young novice of the Franciscan Order in 1422 and gave this lad specific instructions on which of the Joyous Mysteries were most important to Her. After She instructed the novice in how to say this Rosary, Mary vanished, and the novice began immediately to say the new Rosary. (NOTE: The Ave Maria of the Ray Rosary is the original form given by Mary in her 1422 appearance — “Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. Amen.”) As he did so, his superior in the monastery (who was a natural clairvoyant) was passing by and was astonished to observe an angel weaving a "wreath of roses." These the angel placed on the head of the novice when the Rosary was finished. (The angel was probably manipulating the energies of the novice’s crown chakra, which the monastery superior interpreted to resemble a “wreath of roses”.) When the novice explained to his astonished superior what had happened, the superior made it known to the brothers of the monastery, and the “Franciscan Crown” became established.
For esoteric use, remember that the Franciscan Crown Rosary is re-named as 0ur Lady’s Rosary of the Seven Rays as being a more accurate description of what it does. This name has then been shortened to Ray Rosary.
The Ray Rosary is a spiritual process which can be considered in three aspects:
(1) as a mantra meditation practice;
(2) as Bhakti Yoga; and
(3) as a true Magical process.