THE FIRST "NEW AGE" DISPENSATION "I AM" ACTIVITY
THE DAWN OF A NEW ERA
The first "New Age" dispensation was primarily the effort of the Ascended Master Saint Germain. He sought out those who had assisted him in his previous efforts with the Sahara Civilization 70,000 years ago, and saw enough reason to carry the light to America and the people of the Earth. The Ascended Lady Master Nada assisted the efforts of Saint Germain.
This new dispensation shows an entirely new approach. Saint Germain did not use as a foundation any established religious teaching, using it as a base and adding to it. He made no attempt to revive Theosophy, only sparingly did they refer to the Vedic literature of India or to the Bible. Starting totally anew, Saint Germain and other Ascended Masters explained Cosmic Law in clear terms. THE METHOD OF INSTRUCTION WAS BASED ON LOGIC AND COMMON SENSE. In addition, the Masters added their radiation, which helped the instruction gain acceptance through the feeling nature of the students. Saint Germain gave out this new message in America, which at this particular time period is to be the leader of the human race, and he presented to the world a new style of Ascended Master teaching.
There were changes in the substance of the teaching, as well. For the first time, the Ascended Masters could give out information on the following four subjects:
1) The knowledge of each one's source, the individualized God-Presence, the I AM Presence. 2) The protective Pillar or Tube of Light. 3) The Violet Transmuting Flame 4) The goal of all embodiments on Earth—the ascension.
These cardinal points were understood by Jesus. He applied them and he left the example to all mankind; he attained the ascension. Before this time, this knowledge was only permitted to be given in retreats, to individuals of considerable advancement.
What enabled Mr. Ballard to receive messages from the Masters in clear and simple terms, giving mankind, for the first time since the days of Atlantis, the knowledge of the I AM Presence and the Violet Flame? It was the need of the hour and the fact that a certain stockpile of cosmic energy was available. Typically this stockpile of energy is available for use once within a century.
Under the dispensation given to Saint Germain, the teachings were given clearly and simply. The Occult Law had governed all religious teachings prior to this event. Under the Occult Law, certain truths could not be given simply and directly, but had to be veiled in parables, myths, legends,plays, or phrased in such a way that only an initiate, and not the masses, would understand. When Plato, an initiate in the mysteries of the Occult Law, wrote about Atlantis, he did it in the form of a dialogue.
Therefore, beginning in 1930, Ascended Master teaching did assume a new approach, unique from any previous method of instruction, and this effort by Saint Germain has been labeled by the Masters the "Beginning of a New Age."
When Saint Germain first conceived the idea of putting forth this work, he explained to the Master called The Great Divine Director, that he had individuals in embodiment who he felt were strong enough to carry his message. The Great Divine Director asked him if he were certain of this. Saint Germain replied, "I shall try it out, and we shall see!"
The messenger, Guy W. Ballard, first met Saint Germain in August of 1930 on Mount Shasta. After the experiences on Mt.
Shasta, Mr. Ballard returned to his home in Chicago, where further explanations were given him by Saint Germain, as part of many discourses. These instructions were given via the Light Ray and the Sound Ray; some were delivered by Saint Germain in his Ascended Master Body.
Following this period of preparation, Mr. Ballard gave the first classes in 1935 and talked to large audiences all over
the United States. Mrs. Ballard talked over the radio. Together they reached hundreds of thousands of people.
Often, Mr. Ballard did not know what he was going to talk about. All he knew was that Saint Germain requested that he rent a certain auditorium in a certain city, on a certain date. After this was done, and the audience was assembled, Mr. Ballard stepped to the platform. There appeared before him two-inch-high letters of "golden living light." Those messages he read to the audience. Some people in the front row also saw those letters of light.
William Cassiere, also known as "Brother Bill," a messenger appointed by Saint Germain to work with the
Ballards, and who later became a member of the Ascended Master Teaching Foundation, told us he saw the letters of living light several inches high, both from the front row of the auditorium and in the back row, with his eyes open or his eyes closed.
One student who accompanied Mr. Ballard on many of his trips throughout the United States stated that Mr. Ballard was clairvoyant and clairaudient. She said that usually he had no problem reading "the letters of living light," but when he was disturbed, it was like reading through tears.
In the activity of the 1930’s, the Masters for the first time placed emphasis upon the art of invocation. They explained that the students could best support their efforts if they would employ the power of the spoken word, which is called decreeing. The student body responded to this request, and this helped greatly to bring about the manifesta-tion of the plan of the Great Ones.
Since the Masters indicated that decreeing is the key element in helping to usher in the Permanent Golden Age on Earth.
Saint Germain said that, without the calls (decrees) of the students, portions of the eastern and western coasts of the U.S. would have disappeared. Because of the students’ efforts, additional protection could be given by the Masters. This happened in early 1936.
As part of this effort, the cities of New York and San Francisco were saved from destruction. The energy released by the students enabled Saint Germain to create a vertical line of protection along the eastern and western seaboards of North America. It also made it possible for Saint Germain to release tremendous power through the messengers, which helped to bring the destructive efforts under control.
The calls of the students made it possible for the Ascended Masters to create a line of protection along the eastern and western seaboards of North America. As part of this effort, the cities of New York and San Francisco were saved from destruction.
Another accomplishment of this activity was the removalof thousands of discarnates (earthbound souls) from the Earth's vicinity, leading them to higher realms. One-third of the destructive accumulation of mankind was dissolved and removed from the Earth forever.
Twenty thousand healings were attributed to Mr. Ballard. According to William Cassiere, many people were healed while attending the lectures and hearing the messages given by the Masters through Mr. Ballard. William Cassiere witnessed many of these healings. He told us that at the end of the public lectures, some left their crutches because they were no longer needed. Is there any great-er proof needed for the validity of the message and the quality of the messenger? Jesus said, "By their fruits shall ye know them."
In April of 1936, Mr. Ballard had qualified for his ascension. He decided to continue with this instruction to help Saint Germain bring in the Golden Age. Mr. Ballard made his ascension on the last day of 1939. He lectured to the very end.
Mr. Ballard ascended under a special dispensation ob-tained through the efforts of the Goddess of Light, the Goddess of Liberty, and the Ascended Being known as Mighty Victory. Under that dispensation, which applies to all mankind, it is no longer necessary for qualified lifestreams to raise the physical body into the Christ-Self, and then ascend into the I AM Presence, as Jesus did. The new action is that the purified essence of the physical body will be drawn into the etheric body and following this, the ascension into the I AM Presence takes place. Under the new action the outer structure, the physical form, remains. This makes it much easier to gain the ascension. Saint Germain called this act of mercy the greatest gift ever offered mankind.
Extract from: 21 ESSENTIAL LESSONS VOLUME 1 Compiled from the Teachings of the "Bridge to Freedom" and The Initiations of the First Ray by WERNER SCHROEDER.
THE SECOND "NEW AGE" DISPENSATION "THE BRIDGE TO FREEDOM"
In the book Ascended Master Light one Ascended Being admonished the students (p.127 and 128): "Oh, I tell you, dear people, no thing in the world is so important as getting those books to as many of humanity as possible..." "So I say to you, beloved ones, if you wish to serve, if you wish to help to gain this freedom, do whatever you can to help spread these books and magazines...’’
However, after the ascension of Mr. Ballard in 1939, this book and others were made no longer available to the general public. (Some of them were made available again to the general public in the 1980’s. The books were never translated.)
Why is the Great White Brotherhood so concerned in getting this message out to all of mankind? The Law of Conservation of Energy applies just as much to the Ascended Masters as it does to mankind. The tons of energy released by the Great Ones need to be returned by mankind. How can this energy be returned if new students do not have access to the original dictations?
El Morya stated, "If the students are not given an opportunity to learn the Law, and are denied by language restrictions and by limitations of distribution of the tremendous accumulated store of wisdom that lies unprinted, how can they be counted upon to contribute their light?"
"It was the purpose of reaching these millions that this endeavor ("The Bridge to Freedom" Dispensation) was started, not as a new activity but as a complement to the former, a supplement, not a competitor."
It was primarily for this reason that the Masters had to look elsewhere to carry forward their message. Starting in 1944, Geraldine Innocente, the Twin Ray of the ascended Master El Morya, received dictations. She gave these dictations to a small group of students.
However, it was not until 1952, when El Morya received a 20-year dispensation to give new aspects of Ascended Master teaching, that Geraldine became an authorized messenger of the Great White Broth-erhood and the dictations were published.
As an express condition for being granted the dispensation, El Morya had to agree to replenish the cosmic stockpile of energy himself if there was an inadequate response from the students. Again, here we see the Law of the Conservation of Energy in action.
Geraldine had been embodied several times as an oracle at Delphi. The Masters were able to use Geraldine as a channel by accelerating the vibrations of her mental and emotional bodies, and by using the brain consciousness and the vocal cords for reception.
Since the dictations of the first New Age Dispensation were not available to other students, the teaching of the Laws of Life needed again to be explained by the Great Ones and published as part of the new Bridge to Freedom material. Many new subjects were added, that were not explained before (colors of the seven rays, activity of the Archangels and Elohim, Ascended Master Retreats, pictures and keynotes of the Ascended Masters, the early history of mankind before the fall of man, previous embodiments of Ascended Masters and the Transmission Flame Service). It is for this reason that the Ascended Master Teaching Foundation uses as its teaching material, almost exclusively, the original Bridge to Freedom publications.
Frank C. Pita of Havana, Cuba and Mrs. Francis Ekey volunteered to become the manager and associate editor of the monthly journal called "The Bridge." Its first publication occurred in April, 1952. Geraldine's mother, also the twin ray of an Ascended Master, helped. She wrote articles in this journal under the pen name, "T.D. Marches." El Morya became the editor of the The Bridge using the name, "Thomas Printz." According to El Morya, he chose the name "Thomas" from his former embodiment as Thomas Moore, an Irish poet. So "Thomas is printing," became "Thomas Printz." Also published was, Thomas Printz' Private Bulletin, available to subscribers of The Bridge. This weekly publication contained priceless wisdom presented by the Mahá Chohán, repre-sentative of the Holy Spirit to mankind and the Earth.
Once El Morya had received his final dispensation, all members of the Great White Brotherhood joined in his effort.
In this new teaching it was explained that the Spiritual Hierarchy meets twelve times a year at a different retreat each month, and has done so for eons of time. As part of this gathering, a certain amount of radiation is given to the people of the Earth. Mankind, not knowing of these events, does not respond and offer energy in return. Consequently, the Masters are prohibited by Cosmic Law to give out his radiation Beyond a certain point. There was a great need to acquaint students with the knowledge as to which retreat would be open during a particular 30-day cycle, and to have the students consciously send the God-quality radiated by the retreat throughout the world as part of a Transmission Flame Service.
During the time of Geraldine, the wishes of the Masters were followed, and some of this work was translated. Several books were translated into Spanish and German. New groups came into being. This created new, permanent forcefields, magnetic centers which drew angels closer to the Earth and which gave the Masters greater freedom in bringing forth specific instruction and radiation. The Masters said that the task of the "Bridge to Freedom" will never be com-plete until the very last lifestream has crossed this bridge of light on the way to his ascension.
Extract from: 21 ESSENTIAL LESSONS VOLUME 1 Compiled from the Teachings of the "Bridge to Freedom" by WERNER SCHROEDER. The Ascended Master Teaching Foundation (A.M.T.F)
THE FOUNDING OF "THE BRIDGE TO FREEDOM"
Just prior to 1952, Master El Morya contacted Master Saint Germain and asked him to support a plan whereby El Morya would assist Saint Germain's efforts in bringing in the New Age. Saint Germain agreed. Together they went before the Solar Lords, Helios and Vesta, and submitted the plan for their approval. The main reasons for the new endeavor, as given by the Master El Morya, were as follows:;
1) After the transition of Mr. Ballard, some of the dictations and publications of Saint Germain’s dispensation were no longer freely available to the general public. None of the material was ever translated by Mr. Ballard’s successors. This was done against the wishes of Master Saint Germain, who had urged, repeatedly, to have these publications distributed on as wide a basis as possible.
2) One Master stated: "How can a Hierarchy direct the progress of the race, unless it can reach the consciousness and outer mind of the lifestreams who are in distress? A bridge, a link, a connection is needed over which our counsel may reach the intellect of the personal self." (Reference to the need of a monthly magazine intended to receive widespread distribution.)
3) The interest and enthusiasm of many students for Saint Germain's past effort had been gradually diminished. Only smoldering embers remained, of a once-hopeful flame. Saint Germain stated to the students of "The Bridge to Freedom", in 1953, that the curtain had all but closed upon his efforts of the past 20 years.
4) El Morya reasoned that a wellmeaning student cannot consciously cooperate with the Ascended Masters, unless he knows what they are doing. If given that opportunity, he will have a choice, where before he had none. Intuition is fine, but it is insufficient for billions of lifestreams stumbling through the blind mazes of human creation.
5) The Spiritual Hierarchy meets twelve times a year, at different retreats. As part of this gathering, a certain amount of radiation is given to the people of the Earth. Mankind, not knowing of these events, does not respond and offer energy in return. Consequently, the Masters are prohibited by Cosmic Law to continue this effort Beyond a certain point. There was a great need to acquaint students with the knowledge as to which retreat would be open during a particular 30-day cycle and to have the students return the energy sent by the Masters.
6) Thanks to the effort of the student body, more than the original amount of energy available to the Masters in 1934 was available in 1950. This could be used for a new effort.
7) There were additional students who had worked with El Morya in previous embodiments. These could be given an opportunity for service.
8) The Cosmic Law allowed the Earth only a limited time to prepare for the Inbreath. The same held true for every planet in the galaxy, including the planet Venus. As part of this cosmic step, Sanat Kumara had to be released back to Venus within a 20-year period. This situation required emergency measures. The counsel held 100 years ago was no longer pertinent to the endeavor which engaged the energies of theBrotherhood at that hour.
9) El Morya argued that a cosmic service was required that would cover the entire planet. In this way, the current crisis could be brought under control. This cosmic service would not be completed until every individual had achieved the ascension. It included:
a) The preparation of a new messenger, through which El Morya's plan could be brought to the consciousness of the people.
b) Creation of a monthly magazine that would be utilized to publish his instructions and that of other Ascended Masters, and that would receive the widest possible circulation.
c) Contact by letter to certain students that El Morya had association with in former lifetimes.
Helios and Vesta, after listening to the plan of El Morya, gave him a limited dispensation. They stated that he should seek the consent of Sanat Kumara, the Mahá Chohán, and the Karmic Board, and that a permanent dispensation could only be granted if there were sufficient response from the students contacted by letter.
After returning from Helios and Vesta, El Morya contacted the aforementioned Beings of the Hierarchy of the Earth. They acquiesced to the plan, the Mahá Chohán asking El Morya if he had forgotten his experience with the Theosophical Society and reminding him he would have to replenish the cosmic stockpile of energy himself, should there be inadequate response from the students. El Morya agreed to this condition, and said he would like to go ahead and try. El Morya addedthat he would like to prove to the Karmic Board, that mankind, once enlightened, would serve and unite for the common purpose of releasing Sanat Kumara to return to Venus.
Now El Morya wrote several letters to a few students, asking them to actively support his effort. Not all of them agreed to do so, but the response was sufficient to obtain a permanent dispensation.
El Morya was able to obtain the support of Geraldine Innocente, his unascended twin-flame. She became the new messenger. According to Alice Schutz, Geraldine had been embodied several times as an oracle of Delphi. The Masters were able to use Geraldine as a channel by accelerating the vibrations of her mental and emotional bodies.
Frank C. Pita and Mrs. Francis Ekey volunteered to become the manager and associate editor of the monthly journal of ""The Bridge to Freedom"." Its first publication occurred in April 1952. Geraldine's mother helped also; she wrote articles in the journal under the pen name "D.T. Marches." El Morya became the editor of the journal, using the name "Thomas Printz." According to El Morya, he chose the name "Thomas" from his former embodiment as Thomas Moore. So "Thomas prints" became Thomas Printz.
El Morya had hoped to bring the new activity in as a supplement to Saint Germain's ongoing effort under the "I AM" Activity. Until the end he had hoped to obtain Mrs. Ballard's support, or at least to avoid her active opposition. As part of this effort, the first issue of "The Bridge to Freedom" Journal was sent to her. However, Mrs. Ballard refused to cooperate. She appeared before the "Bridge to Freedom" group in Philadelphia, declaring she was the only authorized messenger, (source: Alice Schutz).
Also the part of the plan asking the support of the Theosophical Society, the Rosicrucian Order, the First Church of Christ, Scientist (Christian Science), and Unity School of Christianity was unsuccessful. Under this concept, each organization would have kept its identity and the basis of each group's specialized activity would have been published in the journal of the "Bridge to Freedom." Several letters were written, and excerpts of these are given for the perusal of the student. Upon being questioned on that subject, Alice Schutz said she believed this part of El Morya's effort was partially unsuccessful because some of the leaders of those organizations would not let go of "their" students.
Step by step, El Morya implemented his plan. The monthly publication entitled "Journal of "The Bridge to Freedom"" acquainted students with the retreat of the month. The students received a detailed description of the retreat, the dates of the 30-day cycle the retreat was open, the name of the Hierarch of the retreat, the flame the retreat was using, including the path it was traveling as it circled the globe, the music that contained the keynote of the retreat, and a specific application of the rhythmic breath.
There was a great response from students all over the world. On the opening date of a retreat, students applied what they had learned; there was a joining of energies extending from both the ascended realm and from Earth. This enabled the Masters to obtain the consent of the beings administrating Cosmic Law, in giving additional assistance to El Morya’s plan to bring forth additional information. Once El Morya had received his final dispensation, all members of the Great White Brotherhood joined in this effort. The scope of the message was enlarged. It included many details of so-called pre-history. Now the wishes of the Masters were followed and some of this teaching was translated.
When one studies the teachings of the Ascended Masters, all the thousands of pages given through Geraldine Innocente, one finds these instructions may be placed into two major categories, namely,
1. The knowledge necessary to gain the ascension in this embodiment, thus fulfilling our divine plan.
2. The knowledge necessary to understand the divine plan for the Earth and how to use this instruction to help the planet, itself.
The information given through "The Bridge to Freedom" is enormous. It consists of approximately 6,000 pages. The Great Ones said that much more was given than necessary, to make the ascension. So the need of the hour does not seem to be to have more material and additional channellings, but to APPLY what has already been given through the pure and humble messenger of the Great White Brotherhood, who was given the benefit of a 20-year dispensation.
The Masters stated to the students of "The Bridge to Freedom" that Genesis, and all of the succeeding Biblical chapters, needed to be rewritten. In this connection, Archangel Uriel explained, on May 16, 1954: "GENESIS AND ALL OF THE SUCCEEDING BIBLICAL LAW IS BEING WRITTEN AGAIN. IT IS A BIBLE MADE UP OF THE ENERGIES OF THE ARCHANGELS, THE COSMIC BEINGS AND THE ASCENDED MASTERS, THAT WILL STAND FOR THE REST OF THE CIVILIZATIONS BEING BROUGHT FORTH ON THIS PLANET EARTH."
On the subject of the teaching of "The Bridge to Freedom", the beloved Mahá Chohán explained (Thomas Printz’ Private Bulletin, June 17, 1956):
"Lord Maitreya and I were speaking, recently, about the Law, and LORD MAITREYA SAID HE FELT THAT PERHAPS WE WERE GIVING YOU TOO MUCH OF THE LAW FOR YOUR OUTER MINDS TO DIGEST AT ONE TIME. HOWEVER, WE BOTH FELT THAT, FOR THE SAKE OF THOSE FOLLOWING AFTER YOU—AN ENTIRE EVOLUTION OF PEOPLE—WHO WOULD PERHAPS BENEFIT BY THE INSTRUCTION THAT YOU MAY NEVER EVEN NEED TO USE, WE HAD BETTER TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FORCEFIELDS, OF YOUR FAITH, OF YOUR PRESENCE, AS WELL AS THE ADVANTAGE OF THE TEMPORARY CONTACT BETWEEN THE ASCENDED MASTERS' REALM AND THE HUMAN, AND GIVE AS MUCH OF THIS LAW, AS POSSIBLE, TO YOU. So, be not disturbed if you seem to have too many activities to engage your blessed minds at this time—because WE ARE WRITING A WHOLE BIBLE—A BIBLE THAT WILL LIVE AND BE READ BY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE, LONG AFTER YOU HAVE COME HOME."
From this it follows that the instructions called "The Bible for the New Age" are timeless. The teachings of "The Bridge to Freedom" are valid, not only for today’s situation; they are valid also for future generations. The teachings are presented in an easy to understand manner and they cover all subjects vital to the individual ascension and the ascension of the planet, bringing it closer to the Sun. The Ascended Master El Morya explained the work of the Masters, in the 1950’s, as follows:
"Beloved Friends of Light and Love, we are engaged, the other Ascended Masters and myself, in the building of a "Bridge"—a "Bridge" which will endure until every man, woman and child belonging to this evolution, has passed from the realm of imperfection and limitation, over it, into God Freedom. Into and under that Bridge we are building a foundation made of strong and valiant handchosen lifestreams, who can bear the weight and strength of the energies of the masses, when they begin to cross from shadow into sunshine, from darkness into Light, from limitation into freedom, from disease into health and perfection.
"We are the engineers, who are endeavoring to discover the strength of the various lifestreams whom we have called to the task at hand. Those who choose to remain with us, shall have the great privilege and honor of becoming the living foundation of this Bridge of Living Light.
Geraldine Innocente, the authorized messenger of "The Bridge to Freedom", was born on March 29, 1916. She was the daughter of Mary Lehane Innocente and Gustave Innocente. Geraldine Innocente embodied previously as Joseph of Arimathea and three times as an oracle at Delphi. Some stu-dents now call her the Ascended Lady Master Miriam.
Geraldine lived with her parents, who were co-workers in the Light. Until 1953, they lived at Halesite, Long Island. In 1954 they moved to Flourtown, Pennsylvania, and later, they moved their residence to Charlottesville, Virginia. In May, 1961, the Innocentes moved to St. James, Long Island.
In the 1940's, on Long Island, Mrs. Mary Innocente had a small group affiliated with the "I AM" Activity. One night, in 1944, Geraldine and her mother were sitting in their home, in front of the fireplace. Suddenly, Geraldine was aware of a presence in the room. She realized that it was Master El Morya. She said to her mother, who was unaware of this Presence, "Master Morya is here." Her mother said, "What does he wish?" El Morya suggested to Geraldine that she make a cer-tain application, on a daily basis.
One year later, El Morya informed Geraldine that the Lord Mahá Chohán would like to give a series of discourses through her. She thought it over and then consented to receive the dictations. The Mahá Chohán came to the group of thirteen, known as the "Inner Circle," once a week to give instruction, in an endeavor to further their spiritual development. From then on, Geraldine was in continuous communication with the Masters. Geraldine thus had at least seven years of continuous training in channeling, before she became the voice of the Great Ones during the "Bridge to Freedom Activity," which officially started in 1952.
Geraldine was a very humble individual. The first time that her name was publicly mentioned was in the 1958 "Bridge to Freedom Journal," six years after the first issue. She used a pen name, when publishing some articles in "The Bridge to Freedom" Journal, in 1952. On one or two occasions, the Masters allowed questions from those who worked closely with Geraldine, as her staff. In this way, it was established, that there were at least five twin flames (divine complements) of Ascended Masters whom we all know, present.
These were: Geraldine Innocente, twin flame of Ascended Master El Morya,
Mary Lehane Innocente, mother of Geraldine Innocente, twin flame of Lord Ling (Moses),
Vera Lisle, twin flame of Ascended Master Lanto,
Roger Ancona, a director of "The Bridge to Freedom", twin flame of the Ascended Lady Master Kwan Yin,
Alice Schutz, Secretary to Geraldine Innocente and Secretary of the "Bulletin," twin flame of the Ascended Master Djwal Kul.
It was revealed that Peter, the disciple of Jesus, was embodied as Mrs. Ekey, one of the founders of "The Bridge to Freedom" and Assistant Editor of "The Journal of "The Bridge to Freedom"." Students also learned that Gustave Innocente, the husband of Mary Lehane Innocente, in a former embodiment was the person who offered to carry the cross for Jesus.
Most of the dictations were received by Geraldine between the hours of 4 AM and 6 AM. Apparently, it was easier for the Masters to give the dictations at that time. Geraldine Innocente transitioned on June 21, 1961. An ascension service was held on June 23rd. We are deeply grateful for her years of dedicated service and for her contributions in preparing the Bible of the New Age.
‘Initiations of the First Ray’ Compiled from the Teachings of the "Bridge to Freedom" by WERNER SCHROEDER. The Ascended Master Teaching Foundation (A.M.T.F)
THE TEACHING AND THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE BRIDGE TO FREEDOM
The Founding of the “Bridge to Freedom”
by Werner Schroeder
Note: The following information is based on my many interviews with founding members of the “Bridge”
and attending the annual conferences of this group in 1978 and 1979).
The beloved Ascended Master El Morya explained the founding of the “Bridge” in 1951 to the students as follows:
“Four individuals were contacted by letter; there were 2 positive responses. It was sufficient to proceed
and ask for a new dispensation. (Based on an interview I had with Roger Ancona, a Founding member of
the “Bridge” he was one of those contacted)
“Through a special dispensation granted to me by Helios and Vesta, I have been enabled to re-create a
bridge from divinity’s realm into the human octave. Over that bridge have come many Divine Beings to
speak to you and to pour their radiation to you.”
El Morya had explained to the Karmic Board the necessity of a new dispensation because the dictations
given earlier through the “I AM Activity” were no longer accessible to the general public. He stated “How
can the students contribute their energy to the cause of the Ascended Host if they have no access to the
dictations given previously.”
The following Twin Flames of Ascended Masters were part of the early “Bridge”: El Morya (Geraldine
Innocente and authorized messenger of the “Bridge”), Lord Ling-Moses (Mary Lehane Innocente, mother
of Geraldine Innocente), Serapis Bey (Lucy Littlejohn), Lanto (Vera Lisle), Djwal Kul (Alice Schutz, who
called herself later A.D.K. Luk), and Kwan Yin (Roger Ancona).
The Publications of the “Bridge to Freedom”
The first dictations of the Ascended Host were published in April 1952 by Mr. Frank Pita in the form of a
newspaper. Mr. Pita had worked with Saint Germain during the Atlantean Civilization. There was a great
initial response by the students; 20,000 copies of the newspaper were printed. As a matter of spiritual
courtesy Mrs. Ballard was offered the first copy. However, she rejected Geraldine Innocente as authorized
messenger of the “Bridge,” appearing on the platform during one of the meetings of the founding
members of the “Bridge,” stating she was the only authorized messenger.
After one year of sending out the newspaper from Havana, Cuba, a monthly newsletter of some 20 pages
called “Journal of the Bridge to Freedom” was sent to the students, from Philadelphia.
Financing the operational and publication cost of the “Bridge” was a constant, difficult problem. These
costs were mainly borne by Gustave Innocente, father of Geraldine Innocente, who was the head waiter
of a country club and Geraldine, who operated a small day care center. Mrs. Ekey, the Associate Editor of
the “Bridge” was paid from these funds. Paying for postage was a constant problem. I know because
some of the original dictations, which I later re-published, contained the stamp “Dictation given in
gratitude for the donation of a student to cover postal expense.”
The Teachings of the “Bridge to Freedom”
When one studies the teachings of the Ascended Masters, all the thousands of pages given through
Geraldine Innocente, one finds these instructions may be placed into two major categories, namely,
1. The knowledge necessary to gain the ascension in this embodiment, thus fulfilling our divine plan.
2. The knowledge necessary to understand the divine plan for the Earth and how to use this instruction
to help the planet, itself.
The information given through the Bridge to Freedom is enormous. It consists of approximately 6,000
pages. The Great Ones said that much more was given then necessary, to make the ascension. So the
need of the hour does not seem to be to have more material and additional channellings, but to APPLY
what has already been given through the pure and humble messenger of the Great White Brotherhood,
who was given the benefit of a 20-year dispensation.
The Masters stated to the students of the Bridge to Freedom that Genesis, and all of the succeeding
Biblical chapters, needed to be rewritten. In this connection, Archangel Uriel explained, on May 16, 1954:
“GENESIS AND ALL OF THE SUCCEEDING BIBLICAL LAW IS BEING WRITTEN AGAIN. IT IS A BIBLE
MADE UP OF THE ENERGIES OF THE ARCHANGELS, THE COSMIC BEINGS AND THE ASCENDED
MASTERS, THAT WILL STAND FOR THE REST OF THE CIVILIZATIONS BEING BROUGHT FORTH ON THIS
On the subject of the teaching of the Bridge to Freedom, the beloved Maha Chohan explained (Thomas
Printz’ Private Bulletin, June 17, 1956):
“Lord Maitreya and I were speaking, recently, about the Law, and LORD MAITREYA SAID HE FELT THAT
PERHAPS WE WERE GIVING YOU TOO MUCH OF THE LAW FOR YOUR OUTER MINDS TO DIGEST AT
ONE TIME. HOWEVER, WE BOTH FELT THAT, FOR THE SAKE OF THOSE FOLLOWING AFTER YOU—AN
ENTIRE EVOLUTION OF PEOPLE—WHO WOULD PERHAPS BENEFIT BY THE INSTRUCTION THAT YOU
MAY NEVER EVEN NEED TO USE, WE HAD BETTER TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FORCEFIELDS, OF YOURFAITH, OF YOUR PRESENCE, AS WELL AS THE ADVANTAGE OF THE TEMPORARY CONTACT BETWEEN
THE ASCENDED MASTERS' REALM AND THE HUMAN, AND GIVE AS MUCH OF THIS LAW, AS POSSIBLE,
TO YOU. So, be not disturbed if you seem to have too many activities to engage your blessed minds at
this time—because WE ARE WRITING A WHOLE BIBLE—A BIBLE THAT WILL LIVE AND BE READ BY
MILLIONS OF PEOPLE, LONG AFTER YOU HAVE COME HOME.”
From this it follows that the dictations of the Ascended Masters, given during the “Bridge to Freedom”
Dispensation are timeless. They are valid, not only for today’s situation; they apply also to future
generations. The teachings are presented in an easy-to-understand manner and they cover all subjects
vital to the individual ascension and the ascension of the planet, bringing it closer to the Sun.
The Ascended Master El Morya explained the work of the Masters, in the 1950’s, as follows:
“Beloved Friends of Light and Love, we are engaged, the other Ascended Masters and myself, in the
building of a “Bridge”—a “Bridge” which will endure until every man, woman and child belonging to this
evolution, has passed from the realm of imperfection and limitation, over it, into God Freedom. Into and
under that Bridge we are building a foundation made of strong and valiant hand-chosen lifestreams, who
can bear the weight and strength of the energies of the masses, when they begin to cross from shadow
into sunshine, from darkness into Light, from limitation into freedom, from disease into health and
“We are the engineers, who are endeavoring to discover the strength of the various lifestreams whom we
have called to the task at hand. Those who choose to remain with us, shall have the great privilege and
honor of becoming the living foundation of this Bridge of Living Light.”
In the dictations, the Ascended Host repeated, in different words, the content of messages previously
given to Mr. Ballard. However, many new subjects were added. El Morya explained that the name
“Bridge” symbolized a spiritual, vertical bridge from the unascended realm, to the ascended realm.
Students, fully committed to the teachings and applying them in their daily lives, could cross this bridge
after demonstrating the necessary self-merit. Here are some of the details of items given during the
“Bridge” Dispensation that were not given previously through the dispensation called “I AM Activity”:
• On March 8, 1953 the Maha Chohan informed the students that the Cosmic Law had offered to
balance 49% of the debt each lifestream owes to life through the misqualification of pure Godenergy.
This means that from now on, only 51% of the total allotted energy ever given an individual,
must be qualified in a constructive manner (through impersonal service and the harmonious
qualification of energy in everyday life) in order to gain the ascension (see Thomas Printz’ Private
Bulletin, March 1, 1953).
• Beloved Ascended Master Jesus and Mother Mary gave dictations, recalling events of their last embodiment. Details include Mary’s visits to Fatima and Lourdes, Jesus’ training in preparation for his
mission and his trip to India. Jesus explained the true purpose of his mission and how the Holy Grail
was brought to England. (See “Memoirs of Beloved Jesus and Mother Mary”)
• Dictations of the Angelic Host, including the seven Archangels, on the activities of the member
of the Angelic Kingdom, including Archangels, seraphim, cherubim and angels. (See “The Angelic
• El Morya’s trip to the birthplace of Jesus, as one of the Three Wisemen. Why the Bridge to Freedom was established and the tasks of the Bridge Builders of today. Description of the initiations
necessary to gain the ascension, with emphasis on mastering the initiation of the God-virtues of the
First Ray. The history of the Bridge to Freedom and the AMTF. How the teaching was saved from
falling into oblivion. (See “The Initiations of the First Ray.”)
• The properties of the seven rays, including their color. The Law of Karma. The Law ofForgiveness. Importance of group activity. Keynotes of Ascended Masters. Beneficial radiations from
Ascended Beings, including the true Zodiac. Description of the initiations necessary to gain the
ascension, with emphasis on mastering the initiation of the God-virtues of the Seventh Ray,
(See“The Initiations of the Seventh Ray.”)
• Preparation for mankind’s first embodiment (Journey through the Seven Spheres). Creation of
our galaxy and our planet. The place where mankind first embodied. The coming of the laggards
from other planets, causing the “Fall of Man” on Earth. High points of civilizations on Lemuria and
Atlantis. How to recognize true messengers from imposters. How false representatives of the Great
White Brotherhood, posing as true messengers, copied its teaching, but added their own imprint and
version, causing the sinking of Atlantis. Today’s planetary crisis and how to mitigate it.
• Decrees to restore harmony and cooperation of mankind with the elemental life. Mitigation of
natural catastrophes. (See “Songs and Decrees”)
• The prevailing radiation of each day of the week. Application of the God-Virtues of the Seven
Rays in a weekly cycle. (See “Meditations”)
• The Law of Precipitation. How to manifest our wishes through application of the seven steps to
• Mother Mary explaining the cycle of life, “death” and re-embodiment. What happens after socalled death. Creation of the pattern for a future physical body and preparation and schooling for new
embodiment. Selection of the parents. How, through cooperation between ascended and unascended beings, hundreds of thousands of newly-born babies could be born in perfect health. How to grow
older maintaining perfect health. (See “Mother Mary’s Assistance Today.”)
• Detailed descriptions of electrons, including their function and patterns. Relationship to atoms. Energy and vibration. Dictations by the Directors of the Kingdom of Nature (earth, air, fire, water).
Details leading to better understanding of elementals including sylphs, undines, gnomes and
salamanders. Causes of catastrophes and how to mitigate them. (See “Electrons, the Building Blocks
of the Universe and the Elemental Kingdom”)
• The Seven Elohim, for the first time, give details about the creation of this planet. They explain
the seven steps to precipitation. Explanation of chakric centers and how to purify them. How to take
advantage of beneficial radiations. Why group activities form a magnetic field of energy that can be
used by the Ascended Host. (See “The Seven Mighty Elohim Speak”)
• Why Sanat Kumara, after residing on Earth for millions of years, could return to his home planet,
Venus. The names of the seven Archangels and the seven Elohim, including the names of their divine
complements. The seven bodies of man and how to gain mastery over the four lower bodies. How
best to tune in and make a connection with Ascended Beings. The process of the Inbreath and
Outbreath of the suns of our galaxy. Why the Earth must come closer to the Sun. The present
planetary crisis and proposed solutions. Detailed reports of the meetings of the Masters. How the
retreats for the coming year are selected. The tasks of the Karmic Board and how they handle
petitions requested by students. Special dispensations applying to active co-workers of the “Bridge to
Freedom” and close members of their families.
• Descriptions of the last embodiment of 107 Ascended Masters. The special areas of expertise
they use to help the students. The trials, tests and initiations that they had to pass to be eligible for
the ascension. The study of these experiences is helpful to those students who wish to gain the
ascension in this embodiment. Details of the retreats of the Ascended Host with particular emphasis
on the 16 retreats which were used for the Transmission of the Flame Service. Description of the
keynotes and God-virtues of retreats. (See “Ascended Masters and Their Retreats”)
• Reports from the semi-annual meetings of the Karmic Board. (Example: In June 1959, a decision was made that affects every member of the human race and students of the “Bridge to Freedom” teachings, in particular. According to a decision made by the Karmic Board during the June 1959 conclave there will be a division of mankind. It affects students of the “Bridge to Freedom” teaching as follows:
“Those students who DO NOT DESIRE TO PROFIT BY OUR INSTRUCTION (do not apply them to the best of their ability) SHALL, AFTER THE CLOSE OF THIS EMBODIMENT, find themselves embodied on a new planet created for the laggards of today, where they will not have access to the consciousness of the evolving mankind. (Archangel Michael)
“KNOWLEDGE UNUSED IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN IGNORANCE, BECAUSE WITH KNOWLEDGE COMES KARMA AND OBLIGATION TO WEAVE OUT OF THE INDIVIDUAL’S ENERGY A BLESSING TO LIFE COMMENSURATE WITH THE KNOWLEDGE GIVEN.” (Book Dictations, pg. 138, Ascended MasterNada.)
The following explanation may help in answering the question, “Why is the Cosmic Law so strict?”
1. Millions of years ago all who are presently embodied vowed to manifest God’s perfection on this planet. The goal was to benefit from the radiation of the Seven Rays and after passing the Seven Initiations to make the ascension. The Sixth Initiation consists of performing individual service, without remuneration, both at home as part of the family unit and outside the home. There are several ways to perform the service outside the home. One way is to actively support the activities of the staff at the AMTF Central Office in Mt. Shasta.
2. It is extremely difficult to obtain a dispensation. Cosmic Law demands a balance from the student body for the investment of this additional energy. It must be returned by the students by making daily application such as decreeing, songs or by physical action such as contacting the central office(heart center) of the organization having the benefit from such the dispensation, offering your help. When the Ascended Master El Morya asked for the “Bridge” dispensation he had to promise that he would have to make up the missing energy himself if the student body did not come through. Only after El Morya made this promise was the dispensation granted.
3. The new planet created is a planet beautiful to look at but it contains the laggards of today, including some of the students of the “Bridge” teachings and the criminal elements. Those that are embodied on the new planet do not have access to the consciousness of mankind evolving on Earth. Therefore, the new planet may be called a “compound” or a “penal colony.”
Lord Maitreya, former World Teacher, explained, “WITH KNOWLEDGE COMES RESPONSIBILITY! The USE of the sacred truths of the Gods determines the amount of added illumination which shall be given you. WALK IN THE LIGHT! EXPAND THE LIGHT! PROJECT THE LIGHT! BE THE LIGHT OF GOD
IN ACTION, ON EARTH, HERE AND NOW!
Elohim Vista stated: “WHATEVER YOU WISH TO ACCOMPLISH, THAT AMOUNTS TO ANYTHING,
REQUIRES THE DEDICATION OF YOUR LIFE.”
Accomplishments of the “Bridge To Freedom”
Step by step, El Morya implemented his plan. A monthly publication acquainted students with the retreat
of the month. A certain course of application was given, which included the dates of the 30day cycle the
retreat was open, the name of the Hierarch of the retreat, the flame the retreat was using, the music that
contained the keynote of the retreat, and a specific application of the rhythmic breath. There was a great
response from students all over the world. On the opening date of a retreat, students applied what theyhad learned; there was a joining of energies extending from both the ascended realm and from Earth.
This enabled the Masters to obtain the consent of the beings administrating Cosmic Law in giving
additional assistance to El Morya’s plan to bring forth additional dictations.
Once El Morya had received his final dispensation, all members of the Great White Brotherhood joined in
this effort. The scope of the message was enlarged. It included many details of socalled prehistory. For
the first time, according to the wishes of the Masters, some of this teaching was translated. ARCHANGEL
URIEL STATED THAT THESE DICTATIONS WILL STAND FOR THE REST OF THE CIVILIZATIONS BEING
BROUGHT FORTH ON THIS PLANET EARTH.
Through the activity of decreeing and the Transmission Flame Service, performed on an individual basis,
or in groups, new forcefields (magnetic centers) were established. These forcefields drew angels closer to
Earth. This gave the Masters greater freedom in bringing forth this instruction and radiation. Archangel Michael said, in December of 1953, that more progress was achieved for mankind in 1953, than in the
past 500,000 years.
The effort by the Masters and the students was so successful, that it enabled Sanat Kumara to return to
Venus as early as 1956. Concerning this effort, the Masters said that the task of the “Bridge” will never
be complete, until the very last lifestream has crossed to his ascension.
The Ascended Host also declared that the dispensation called “Bridge to Freedom” would be their last
effort to free mankind.
Assistance for Incoming Children
Working primarily with Mother Mary and the Seven Elohim, the Philadelphia Group achieved the following
One million lifestreams scheduled to be borne in 1954, could enter birth with more perfect bodies.
Elohim Vista: “One hundred thousand of those who would otherwise have been blind could be born with
perfect sight. Fifty thousand of those who would otherwise have been borne deaf, could enter with
perfect hearing. Fifty thousand of those who would not have been able to speak will now have the gift of
speech and (almost the greatest of all to me), two hundred thousand of those who would have been
mentally ill, will come into physical birth with their minds balanced and sane. I am so grateful to all who
have made this possible!”
Transmuting Destructive Etheric Records of the Revolutionary War
(An eyewitness report by Alice Schutz, as told to me and as recorded in “Law of Life Enlightener,” Vol.9,
No.1. This true experience illustrates what can be accomplished, when dedicated students and Masters
work together in a true spirit of teamwork and partnership.)
“One day, in the summer of 1953, Saint Germain [through the messenger Geraldine Innocente] asked a
group of students of the ‘Bridge to Freedom’ to go to the place where the American Revolutionary War
“We traveled from Long Island to Massachusetts. In Plymouth, Massachusetts, Saint Germain gave an
address. Afterwards, we went to Emerson’s house, where we sat in the grape arbor, all nine of us. Saint
Germain called each of us by name, using the name each used during the time of the Revolutionary War.
Present were Von Steuben and two of his aides, John Adams, Molley Pitcher, Rochambeau, Talleyrand and
Following the directions of Saint Germain, those who fought and sided with the Americans, assembled
on the west end of the Concord Bridge. Those who supported the British side, met at the east end. Then
all walked towards the center of the bridge. We shook hands. At that moment, the Great Ones on the
Seventh Ray, transmuted the destructive etheric records of that war.”
Preventing the Eruption of a Volcano
The assistant editor of the “Bridge Journal,” Frances Ekey, gave the following explanation:
“Upon hearing of the possible eruption of the volcano “Kilauea,” on the Island of Hawaii, a group of
students decided to concentrate an entire meeting upon making calls and singing songs to the Ascended
Masters, for the protection of the Hawaiian Islands and their people. After the meeting started, the entire
group, at the suggestion of the leader, closed their eyes and “projected themselves,” by mental
concentration, to the top of the volcano. We tried to feel the crusty lava bed beneath our feet, imagining
we were really there and gave our decrees looking right down into the cone. We sang our songs in like
This account was verified in 1981 when I interviewed Alice Schutz (A.D.K. Luk). After projecting
themselves, in consciousness, to the top of the volcano, they called for the legions of Archangel Chamuel
to transmute the elementals’ feelings of discord. The determined action of that group prevented the
eruption of a volcano. This example shows the effectiveness of group activity.
THE TEACHINGS OF "THE BRIDGE TO FREEDOM"
Beloved Ascended Master El Morya explained the purpose of the “Bridge to Freedom,” as follows:
“The whole purpose of the current endeavor—this endeavor, which was born out of my own heart, is to acquaint unascended beings with the requirement of the moment!! There are hundreds and thousands of magnificently inspired individuals who compose song, literature, poetry and every conceivable kind of beauty. They are all under the radiation of God and one or more of the other Masters, but, among all this group WE ARE A DISTINCT UNIT, FORMED FOR A PURPOSE. THAT PURPOSE IS ‘ON THE SPOT’ REPORTS OF THAT WHICH IS THE REQUIREMENT ON EARTH as seen from the Ascended Masters’ Realm, THEN THE WILLING COOPERATION OF UNASCENDED BEINGS RELEASING THEIR ENERGIES to set into action (through songs, visualizations and decrees) whatever is necessary at that exact moment. OTHERWISE, I WOULD NOT HAVE ENDEAVORED TO ESTABLISH THIS MOVEMENT. That is the only differentiation, dear hearts.”
“You could take your Bhagavad Gita, a most magnificent inspirational work and enjoy reading it while sitting in the Wissahickon Park, for instance. You would draw wonderful radiation from above and create a peaceful, comfortable aura about yourself, maybe ten feet across. So, while you were nice and peaceful, anyone who would be fortunate enough to walk through that aura would get a blessing. However, what we are trying to do, precious hearts, is to cover the entire planet with Light and give cosmic service.”
“WE ARE LIVING IN A DAY WHEN MY SMALL DREAM OF CAMELOT IS TO BE EXPANDED INTO A WORLD BROTHERHOOD, although I be not the king. Saint Germain, who has earned that right, reigns upon that throne, and I shall also always offer my advice as privy counsel, but I ask you, in the name of God, those of you who have broken bread with me, those of you who have shared my light, not only in this embodiment but in many years and centuries past, I ASK OF YOU ONE BOON— HOLD THE BRIDGE BY GOD’S OWN HAND UNTIL IT IS STRONG ENOUGH FOR THE ASCENDED HOST TO PASS OVER FROM DIVINITY’S REALM INTO THE HUMAN and all mankind may see and know those divine Beings whom we have presented through the veil as best we can until this hour.”
When one studies the teachings of the Ascended Masters, all the thousands of pages given through Geraldine Innocente, one finds these instructions may be placed into two major categories, namely,
- The knowledge needed to gain the ascension in this embodiment, thus fulfilling our divine plan.
- The knowledge necessary to understand the divine plan for the Earth and how to use this instruction to help the planet, itself.
The information given through "The Bridge to Freedom" is enormous. It consists of about 6,000 pages. The Great Ones said that much more was given than necessary, to make the ascension. So the need of the hour does not seem to be to have more material and additional channellings, but to APPLY what has already been given through the pure and humble messenger of the Great White Brotherhood, who was given the benefit of a special dispensation.
"The Bridge to Freedom" includes dictations by the following Ascended Masters, Archangels and Elohim plus many other Ascended Masters and Cosmic Beings.
||Paul, the Venetian
||Lady Master Nada
In addition to the subjects listed on the Home Page, the Ascended Host also discussed the following in their dictations from April 1952 through June 1961. Most of this information was given to mankind for the first time.
- The origin, unrecorded history and destiny of man
- How the “Fall of man” occurred
- How false channels caused the downfall of the Atlantean Civilization and, eventually, the sinking of the Atlantean Continent
- Pictures of Ascended Beings
- How several Ascended Masters gained their ascension
- The Seven Elohim speak about the seven steps to precipitation
- The Seven Archangels explain the function and purpose of the Angelic Kingdom
- The Kingdom of the Elementals
- The true Zodiac (the 12 Temples around the Sun)
- The process of the individual ascension
- Jesus and Mother Mary describe their last embodiment
- The Law of Forgiveness
- Detailed reports of the semi-annual meetings at the Teton Retreat
- How petitions of Ascended Masters and their dedicated chelas are approved
- How chelas of the “Bridge to Freedom” prevented the outbreak of a volcano on Hawaii
- How, through cooperation of Ascended Beings and chelas of the “Bridge to Freedom” hundreds of thousands of babies could be born with perfect bodies
The beloved Mahá Chohán explained (Thomas Printz’ Private Bulletin, June 17, 1956):
“Lord Maitreya and I were speaking, recently, about the Law, and Lord Maitreya said he felt that perhaps we were giving you too much of the Law for your outer minds to digest at one time. However, we both felt that, for the sake of those following after you – an entire evolution of people – who would perhaps benefit by the instruction that you may never even need to use, we had better take advantage of your forcefields, of your faith, of your presence, as well as the advantage of the TEMPORARY CONTACT BETWEEN THE ASCENDED MASTERS’ REALM AND THE HUMAN, AND GIVE AS MUCH OF THIS LAW, AS POSSIBLE, TO YOU. WE ARE WRITING A WHOLE BIBLE – A BIBLE THAT WILL LIVE AND BE READ BY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE, LONG AFTER YOU HAVE COME HOME.”
From this it follows that the instructions called “The Bible for the New Age” are timeless. The teachings of "The Bridge to Freedom" are valid, not only for today’s situation; they are valid also for future generations. The teachings are presented in an easy-to-understand manner and cover all subjects vital to the individual ascension.
The Ascended Master El Morya explained the work of the Masters, in the 1950’s, as follows:
“Beloved Friends of Light and Love, we are engaged, the other Ascended Masters and myself, in the building of a “Bridge” – a “Bridge” which will endure until every man, woman and child belonging to this evolution, has passed from the realm of imperfection and limitation, over it, into God Freedom. Into and under that Bridge we are building a foundation made of strong and valiant hand-chosen lifestreams, who can bear the weight and strength of the energies of the masses, when they begin to cross from shadow into sunshine, from darkness into Light, from limitation into freedom, from disease into health and perfection.
“We are the engineers, who are endeavoring to discover the strength of the various lifestreams whom we have called to the task at hand. Those who choose to remain with us, shall have the great privilege and honor of becoming the living foundation of this Bridge of Living Light.”
Will there be a new dispensation at some time in the future? Yes, there will be. The new dispensation will be based, in total, on the teachings given out through the original “Bridge to Freedom.” Why is this so? The Masters are subject to Cosmic Law, and they are allowed only a certain amount of energy, when dealing with mankind. ENERGY WILL NOT BE SPENT AGAIN FOR ANYTHING THAT ALREADY EXISTS.
Information taken from the official website of the A.M.T.F
SOME OF THE ACCOMPLISHMENTES OF "THE BRIDGE TO FREEDOM"
(For details see the AMTF-Book “The Law of Precipitation” and “Mother Mary’s Assistance Today”)
Through the activity of decreeing and the Transmission Flame Service, performed on an individual basis, or in groups, new forcefields (magnetic centers) were established. These forcefields drew angels closer to Earth. This gave the Masters greater freedom in bringing forth this instruction and radiation. Archangel Michael said, in December of 1953, that MORE PROGRESS WAS ACHIEVED FOR MANKIND IN 1953, THAN IN THE PAST 500,000 YEARS.
In 1953, Mother Mary had asked for a petition from the Karmic Board, asking for healthy incoming babies, free from physical and mental deficiencies. Mother Mary offered her own energy as a balance, in an effort to pave the way to achieve the goal of having incoming lifestreams born perfect in mind and body. The Philadelphia Group of the “Bridge to Freedom” decided to support Mother Mary’s petition.
The group met and gave decrees for one year and two months, with the specific goal to help not only the incoming children, but also to help the Ascended Host on other projects. Only after several additional months, Mother Mary was able to report to the group: “I am happy and grateful to tell you that your splendid response has brought smiles to the Karmic Board, happiness to our hearts and great hope to us for the fulfilling of these petitions.”
Elohim Vista stated to the Philadelphia Group on Nov. 21, 1954: “As a result of your service tonight, just as I entered your ‘forcefield,’ we received a merciful grant for the benefit of the incoming children. One hundred thousand of those who would otherwise have been blind, will be born with sight, fifty thousand of those who would have been deaf, will hear. Fifty thousand of those who would not have been able to speak, will now have the gift of speech, and (almost the greatest of all to me), two hundred thousand of those who would have been mentally ill will come into physical birth with their minds balanced and sane. I am so grateful to all who have made this possible!”
The example of the Philadelphia Group shows how tough a standard the Cosmic Law applies to students of the Ascended Masters. It took 19 months of meeting, constantly, once a week, and PERSISTENT APPLICATION (decreeing, songs and visualization) before the request by Mother Mary, supported by the Philadelphia Group, for more children to be born with perfect bodies, was granted. But it also shows that good results may be obtained if students are persistent in their application.
The same laws apply today and therefore it is possible to achieve similar results.
In March of 1955, the Ascended Master El Morya, Archangel Chamuel’s Legions of the Pink Adoration Flame, and the Philadelphia Group cooperated in preventing the eruption of the volcano Kilauea, located on the Hawaiian Islands. El Morya verified this account in the May 1955 issue of the “Journal of the ‘Bridge to Freedom,’ as follows:
“Both Lord Michael and I witnessed your endeavors and I would like to describe to you what took place. YOU KNOW, YOU ARE NEVER ALONE WHEN YOU ARE ENDEAVORING TO SERVE THE LAW, THE LIGHT, GOD, THE MASTERS, OR MANKIND. Always, there is in attendance, some sponsor from the God-free, although they do not always express themselves in words. According to your sensitivity, are you receptive to that Sponsor’s current.
“As you approached the cone of the volcano (‘Kilauea’), as you stood and directed your love, through songs and decrees, into that open cone, what happened? There came a being of embodied love, from Archangel Chamuel’s Legions of the Pink Adoration Flame, who stood over the cone and, by the magnetic power of her love, drew the substance of these particles right through her own body. They emerged from her body as beautiful, shining, winged sylphs, something like your magnificent butterflies, or perhaps more like the transparent wing of the sylph, itself. That is what takes place in the releasing of imprisoned life, when enlightened lifestreams direct energy and transmute imperfection. As this life is released (and it will be, if you continue in your endeavors), it will be of tremendous assistance to the freeing of the Earth, itself! You may invoke the sustaining of as many of those Beings of the Pink Flame as you desire, to assist in releasing this imprisoned life back to the Sun, in happiness.
“This energy might as well be transferred into happiness and harmony, rather than expressing itself in blasts of resentment and rebellion, that will cause untold destruction. We are delighted with your endeavor and hope you will soon give this instruction to other earnest students, throughout the world, with the prompting that they should not wait for word from headquarters for permission to so act, as the succeeding months take their toll. THE GROUP DIRECTOR, IN COOPERATION WITH THE STUDENTS, SHOULD MEET AND PROJECT THE COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE GROUP TO ANY POINT ON THE SURFACE OF THE PLANET WHERE THERE IS DISTRESS OF ANY NATURE. There, they should consciously make the calls for the transmutation of that distress. This training, under the auspices of Lord Michael and myself, is of great potential service to mankind.”
[This account was verified in 1979 when Werner Schroeder interviewed Alice Schultz, who had been a member of the "Bridge to Freedom" group, located in Philadelphia. Miss Schultz explained, that after projecting themselves, in consciousness, to the top of the volcano, the group called for the legions of Archangel Chamuel to transmute the feelings of discord of the elementals. The determined action of that group prevented the eruption of a volcano. This example shows the effectiveness of group activity.]
These examples prove what can be accomplished when students of the teachings of the original “Bridge to Freedom” work together with the Ascended Host in a true spirit of camaraderie, harmony and friendship, forsaking individuals who do not base their channelings on that platform. Obtaining the ‘newest’ and ‘latest’ information from individuals, claiming to be channels of the Ascended Masters, does not necessarily result in receiving a true message.
Information taken from the official website of the A.M.T.F
THE END OF "THE BRIDGE TO FREEDOM" ORGANIZATION by Werner Schroeder (A.M.T.F)
In August 1958, just as the Ascended Host were attempting to straighten the axis of the Earth, several
key members of the “Bridge” left the group. The first to leave were Francis Ekey, Alice Schutz and Mrs.
Sterling Bose, the leader of the New York group. The attempt to straighten the axis of the Earth had to
be abandoned, because of the lack of fidelity of the students at the heart center.
Geraldine Innocente made the ascension on June 23, 1961. We are extremely grateful for her contribution in chan-neling the messages of the Ascended Masters. Her purity, dedication and commitment enabled the Ascended Masters to give to us the most complete teaching of mankind’s history and God’s Laws since the days of Atlantis. She was a very humble person. All that knew her, loved her.
After the ascension of Geraldine Innocente in June 1961, Lucy Littlejohn became the new leader and the channel of the "Bridge to Freedom." Under this new leadership, only about 5% of the original dictations, published under the leadership of Miss Innocente, were available to the general public.
At the 1978 Summer-Conference on Long Island, Lucy Littlejohn had pronounced that her efforts would be complemented by a young Christian man. She did not name that individual who would assist her, nor the time when this support would be forthcoming. I can remember the 1979 Summer-Conference very well. It lasted for seven days and the program for the last day stated: "To be announced." Everyone was excited, anticipating an historic event. The German division of the "Bridge to Freedom" was represented by Helmut Reiz, a member of its council. However, just before the final day of the conference, Helmut was called home by his employer and he asked me to take his place. I was asked to give a detailed report of what happened, to which I agreed.
Finally, the last day of the conference arrived. Everyone arrived early, determined not to miss anything. Hardly had the doors been opened, when many, especially some ladies with swinging elbows, rushed to the front seats. Annette and I had little chance; we wound up in the seventh row.
Lucy Littlejohn introduced Mr. Peter Leach Lewis as the new oracle, adding he had her full confidence and support. The first words of the "new oracle" was that the "Bridge to Freedom" had fulfilled its purpose and the new name of the organization would be "The New Age Church of the Christ." This, of course, was in complete contrast with what the Ascended Masters had presented through Geraldine Innocente. The Masters had said that the task of the "Bridge to Freedom" would only be fulfilled after every man had crossed that spiritual bridge on the way to his ascension.
After Mr. Leach-Lewis had finished his talk, he blocked the exit, and baptized everyone who passed through the door opening. He did this by pressing three fingers on the forehead of everyone, stating: "I baptize you in the name of the New Age Church of the Christ!" Among the participants of the conference, there were forty German students. Most of them could not speak English. The official translator of the group, Gisela Meinhart, and I offered to relate to them what happened. We presented the facts, without giving our personal opinion. The entire group was totally perplexed and confused about what had just happened. Some were in a state of shock.
After we gave our presentation, the forty Germans split into two groups. One followed the newly-created New Age Church of the Christ. The other separated and followed Senta Ramin, the leader and channel of the "Bridge to Freedom" in Berlin, Germany. For myself this conference resulted in a great personal disappointment. Just hours before, I had joined the German group and together we rode in a bus to the meeting, singing and being in high spirits. Many individuals had become personal friends. Now, after the this eventful and tragic conference, many of these friends left the teachings of the "Bridge to Freedom" entirely and I never heard from them again.
My effort to interest other members and group leaders of the former "Bridge to Freedom" to join together and follow the original teachings, proved unsuccessful. 16 out of the 17 group leaders who attended the 1979 Summer-Conference, offered no help in obtaining and republishing the original material and continuing to teach only the original teachings of "The Bridge to Freedom" in their pure, unadulterated form. These included Patti Cota-Robles and Dr. Andrew Bremness, who later created two new organizations.
With the exception of the group led by Senta Ramin in Germany, almost all English-speaking members followed the leadership of the "New Age Church of the Christ." At a later tim I unsuccessfully attempted to bring about the joining of the German "Bridge to Freedom" with the AMTF. My goal was to proceed exclusively on the basis of the original teachings. Senta Ramin refused.
After the 1979 Summer Conference, the Journal of the "Bridge to Freedom" was given a new title, The Word of God. In the September 1979 issue of The Word of God is printed a dictation by the Ascended Master Saint Germain. Here is a quote from this dictation: "I do not wish to be known any longer by the Maltese Cross. That has passed. My symbol, from now onwards, will be in purple, white and gold. It will be a magnificent shield with the Crossed Keys of Authority of the New Age Church behind it."
In the January 1980 issue of The Word of God there is printed a dictation by beloved Helios. The date of the dictation is listed as September 13, 1979. Here is a quote from this dictation: "On New Year’s Eve, Los Angeles will be wiped off the face of this Earth. There will be a tidal wave or two; but apart from that, just Los Angeles will slip into the Pacific Ocean, to be buried forever.... And it is necessary. It is very necessary! We intend to make an example of Los Angeles. And I tell you now, prepare yourselves for such an event. It will be truly devastating, cataclysmic and absolutely irreversible. If you can move....do it! I advise you to."
In the following years there occurred successive splits in the "New Age Church of the Christ." Peter Leach Lewis left the Church, so did other students. Some established new groups. Most of them had their own channel. After some time period, the remaining group split up. They fought each other in court. There was a costly, intensive court battle, lasting for years. Finally, the building and the grounds of the former "Bridge to Freedom" on Long Island were sold. Based on two independent reports, new apartments have been built on the location of the site of the former beautiful building of the "Bridge to Freedom."
However, while the organization and the building of the "Bridge to Freedom" are no longer in existence, the teachings and the beautiful original message were subsequently saved from falling into oblivion and all of the original dictations given by the Ascended Host, through Geraldine Innocente, are available today, to sincere seekers of truth.
IMPORTANT LESSONS TO BE LEARNED FROM THE “BRIDGE TO FREEDOM”
Success or Failure of an Organization Always Determined by a Few
by Werner Schroeder (A.M.T.F)
When the “Bridge” was founded there was a great initial response by the students; 20,000 copies of the
monthly Journal were printed. However, most of the mission of the “Bridge” was accomplished by just a
handful of people (not more than 6), namely its group located in Philadelphia. This group through its
dedicated service had established a powerful forcefield; it became a heart center of the “Bridge.”
Much later, one of its members became my teacher; therefore, I became acquainted with the history of
Almost all of the accomplishments by the “Bridge” listed in this newsletter were the direct result of the
efforts of the members of this group. In addition, the Philadelphia group had many successes not
recorded here, such as the breakup of the focus of the most criminal elements the Earth has ever known
(mass murderers), assistance to the “Sleepers’ Realm,” and the “Earthbound” (see “Initiations of the First
The group regularly met in a room located on the second floor of an apartment building. Everyone who is
acquainted with the prevailing temperatures in the East of the United States knows how hot it gets in
summer time. To make matters worse, the landlord forbid opening the windows. He did not want the
neighbors to hear the noise the group was making when decreeing.Yet the group remained steady in its
efforts. Success came not overnight. It took a full 18 months of continued meetings before the relief to
incoming children was granted (see Assistance for Incoming Children, this newsletter).
It is most unfortunate that the breakup of the “Bridge” started already in 1958 when two or more of the
members its heart center, the Philadelphia group, left the “Bridge”. Although the dictations continued, the
“Bridge” thereafter was never the same. The type of accomplishments that happened before 1958 no
longer happened. This example demonstrates that the qualities of loyalty and perseverance of its
members together with support of its heart center are the most valuable assets of an organization.
Todays False Channels and the Difficulty of Discrimination
One of the most difficult things the student on the path desiring the ascension is to learn to distinguish
truth from among the information given out in books, through channels (mediums), the voices of disembodied individuals, and the voices of our seven bodies, all of which have intelligence. The Ascended
Master Kuthumi calls this the most difficult point on the spiritual path. Commenting on the problem of
selecting the proper teacher, Kuthumi said that he realized that it is very difficult to discriminate, requiring
a great amount of research and effort. “But,” he continued, “that is one of the reasons you came to
embody on Earth, to learn discrimination.”
On this subject the Ascended Master Lanto explained: “The chela is reminded that the words of beloved
Jesus are as true today as when he first spoke them: 'Many will come in my name, but I shall not be with
them.’ Those who consciously practice and use the power of faith to forward their own destructive ends,
will be held accountable before the Karmic Board at the close of this embodiment. THOSE WHO HAVE
HAD SPIRITUAL INSTRUCTION, AND YET CHOOSE TO GIVE OF THEIR ENERGY TO SUSTAIN SUCH
UNFORTUNATE INDIVIDUALS, ARE ALSO HELD ACCOUNTABLE TO THE COSMIC LAW, AND GREATLY
HINDER THEIR OWN PROGRESS, THEREBY.”
Let us take the example of Atlantis. During the time of Atlantis the Temple of Transmutation by Violet Fire
presided by Archangel Zadkiel was the heart center of the Geat White Brotherhood.
The Masters emphasized that the sinking of the Atlantean continent was caused by false channels who
mislead the chelas of the Ascended Host. Here again, as previously shown in the chapter “The End of the
“Bridge to Freedom” Organization we have the example of disloyalty by the students and their nonsupport
of the heart-center.
Based on my experience with 80 of todays channels I can say that they are very, very clever and should
never be underestimated. They know the laws governing this planet very well and they are very
persuasive and persistent. They are forceful, dynamic speakers and typically they have more energy than
the average student of the “Bridge” teachings.
The action of Lucy Littlejohn is a good example how deceptive channels can be. When Annette and I
visited the 1978 and 1979 “Bridge” conferences there were 200 attendees, among them 17 group
leaders. At the conferences there was no picture from Geraldine; her name was never mentioned. All of
the attendees with the exception of Annette and myself accepted Ms. Littlejohn as a genuine messenger
of the Great White Brotherhood. Why did we come to this conclusion? Because I had taken the time to
research all of her so-called dictations from 1963 through 1979, numbering about 5,000 pages. Based on
my studies very few items that had not been presented by Miss Innocente at a previous time, were
presented. The new information could be printed on 5 pages. Lucy’s dictations were published, using the
headline “From Previous Teachings.” Subsequently, they were copied, word by word, by the channel of
the German Bridge, Senta Ramin.
Are channels part of the dark forces? No, typically they are not, but some tune in to the vibrations of the
dark forces. Based on my research I found out that one particular individual, a channel of the “Bridge,”
had pledged his allegiance to the dark forces. When confronted with the question ”Why do you do this,
he replied: “I wanted to find out how it feels to work with the dark forces.”
The Ascended Masters cannot interfere in the activities of channels and dark forces, except in isolated
instances. Why? Because, the achievements of an individual, whether for good or otherwise, cannot be
interfered with by an Ascended Being.
HOW THE ORIGINAL TEACHING OF "THE BRIDGE TO FREEDOM" WAS SAVED by Werner Schroeder (A.M.T.F)
The main reason for giving this account is, my wife Annette and I wish to present, to seekers of truth, an accurate description and eyewitness report as to how the original teaching of "The Bridge to Freedom" was saved from falling into oblivion.
Our quest for illumination and truth all started, in earnest, in the summer of 1976, when my wife Annette and I received a copy of the books "The Law of Life" by A.D.K. Luk. After reading the two volumes of this publication, we became enthusiastic about the teaching of the "Bridge to Freedom" and we decided to start our own investigation as to why the books of the "Bridge to Freedom" were no longer available to the general public.
Therefore, we wrote the author, Alice Schutz, the twin ray of the Ascended Master Djwal Kul, if we could visit and ask a few questions. Alice told me later that, when opening my letter, she received "a shower of energy on her back," which to her was a signal we should come.
After arriving at her home in Oklahoma City, I asked 243 questions which I had prepared in writing. Not all the questions pertained to the teaching, some of them concerned the translation into German of the "Law of Life" which I intended to do at that time. It took two entire days to answer all of my questions. All of them were answered by Alice in her harmonious, calm voice.
During the 20-hour interview, we were introduced to the fundamentals of Ascended Master Teaching. When confronted with the question of why the public does not know more about the subject, she said of existing organizations, "Those who give it out haven’t gotten it straight and those who have it straight, won’t give it out."
Some of the interview I recorded on tape. This interview provided the stimulus for my further research, which eventually resulted in the saving of the teaching.
We learned that Alice had been an early supporter of the "I AM" Activity. Together with Mr. and Mrs. Ballard, she traveled in an auto caravan across the United States. Mr. Ballard lectured to many audiences. Later, Alice assisted in compiling the first Fundamental Lessons of the "I AM" Activity.
After the ascension of Mr. Ballard, in 1939, this organization charted a new course. Several key students, including Geraldine Innocente, her mother, Mary Lehane Innocente, Mrs. Francis Ekey, Roger Ancona and Alice Schutz left the activity and founded the "Bridge to Freedom."
Alice Schutz became a secretary of the "Bridge to Freedom," working in Geraldine's home. The Masters gave the dictations to Geraldine Innocente, usually starting at 4 am. The messages were recorded on a recording device. Alice transcribed the text messages and forwarded them to Mrs. Ekey, the Assistant Editor of the "Bridge to Freedom." She also became one of the secretaries of Thomas Printz’ Private Bulletin, a weekly publication of "The Bridge to Freedom". Alice Schutz had been a member of the Philadelphia Group of the "Bridge to Freedom." The Ascended Host had called this group the most successful group since the "Fall of Man."
When confronted with the question as to why the public does not know more about the subject, she said of existing organizations, "Those who give it out haven’t gotten it straight and those who have it straight, won’t give it out." This visit established the momentum needed for future work.
After the completion of the interview, my wife Annette and I decided to become students of the "Bridge to Freedom."
As I think back, without this interview, the original dictations would have been lost. Annette and I are grateful to have found a teacher who always taught on the basis of truth. At a later time, Alice told me: "Do you know, Werner, why I have so few students?" Then she answered her own question: "Because very few students are interested in the truth!"
I remember how shocked I was when I first heard this. This happened 32 years ago and I can still recall the very place where she made this statement. Unfortunately, today, I believe she was right.
In the year of 1976, the status of the "green books" of the "I AM" Activity and the books of the "Bridge to Freedom" was as follows:
1. The books of the "I AM" Activity were available to registered members, but not to the general public. One day I went to the local "I AM" Temple in San Jose, and tried to buy some of the "green books." I was refused, because I was not a registered member. Later, I found out that members of the I AM Activity were instructed to buy all used "green books" from bookstores, so that they would not fall into the hands of the general public. According to the same report, even if you were a registered member of the "I AM" Activity, you could only purchase one copy of each title for the same reason.
2. Of the 6,000 pages of the dictations channeled through Geraldine Innocente only about 260 pages were available (only the books, The Seventh Ray and The Seven Archangels Speak, could be purchased). It was estimated that only about five persons had, in their possession, a complete copy of these original dictations. These individuals were determined not to share the text.
Alice Schutz sent us her own books through the mail, so we would be able to study the teachings. One day she wrote us, that one of her books got lost though the mail. She was adamant that we replace her book.
Therefore, Annette and I set out on a journey from San Jose to San Francisco, a distance of 60 miles, stopping at every bookstore. We were unsuccessful until, at the halfway point, in Menlo Park, we stopped at the East-West Bookstore. The owner said she had some green books in the basement, but would only go there if we promised, in advance, to buy every green book she could find. This we did, and in this way we became owners of our first set of green books, while also finding a replacement for Alice's lost copy.
Our group activity started in 1976, at our home in Monte Sereno. We invited a few of the students who had read the books of Alice Schutz. Together we elected a group leader, who formerly had spent several years with the I AM Activity. Shortly thereafter, our group leader found a new job in Denver and who became the new group leaders? Annette and I! We found this job very difficult, because the "green books" were not arranged according to subject, just by date. So, in order to prepare a lesson and to cover one particular subject I had to sometimes use five books. Since many discourses had no headline, I had to read the entire article and furnish a title. It took an average of four hours to prepare each lesson. Years later, I found that was also true in the case of the publications of the "Bridge to Freedom." Therefore, the idea was born to publish books with headlines for every discourse and to make sure that only one subject is covered at a time. In other words, in order to help the group leader, each book should be treated as a textbook, similar to the textbooks found today in high schools and colleges.
Now, how many people did we have to start with? Well, there were only five people, namely Annette, my niece Monica Watts, a neighbor, myself and a person named Consuelo. One day we found out that Consuelo’s main mission was to be an informer. She was sent by Elizabeth Prophet's organization, also called "Summit Lighthouse" to find out what we were doing. First we were angry. Then we saw the humor in the situation. Here was a group of only four persons and we were watched by a large organization that already, in 1976, had over 1,000 members. Therefore, we must have been a most dangerous group! Our first attempt to gain access to the original teachings of the "Bridge to Freedom" consisted in asking Alice Schutz to share her library so we could copy it. She declined. Alice also refused to send me a copy of the original teachings in installments, at her convenience.
Therefore, Annette and I determined, if we really wanted a copy the original teachings, we needed to try a different route. In 1977 we became members of the "Bridge to Freedom," which had its headquarters on Long Island. Someone at headquarters must have found out that we were very much interested in the teachings, because we received a visit from Vera Lisle, the treasurer of the Bridge. As part of that visit, we officially became registered as group leaders. Later we found out that Vera was the twin ray of Ascended Master Lanto.
Our second attempt to obtain access to the original teachings of the "Bridge to Freedom" consisted in asking Vera Lisle whether or not it was possible to purchase or copy the "Journals of "The Bridge to Freedom"," which contained the core of the teachings. Vera Lisle replied as follows: "No back issues at any time."
Now we come to our third try. In 1978 we attended the summer conference of the "Bridge to Freedom," on Long Island. A certain Dr. Andrew Bremness lectured on the subject of the Seven Elohim. Immediately, after the lecture, five persons, including myself, asked Dr. Bremness about the basis of his lecture. "All this may be found in the book ‘The Seven Mighty Elohim Speak,’ was his reply. Then all five of us rushed to the place where the books of the "Bridge to Freedom" were being sold. Somewhat embarrassed, the salesperson informed us that this book had been out of print for many years.
Next came our fourth attempt to locate the original teachings. At the 1978 conference we became acquainted with Eileen Donnelly, one of the secretaries at headquarters. She promised, "Arrive one day before next years summer conference, in 1979, and I will see what I can do. At any rate you can read the books I personally own."
Yes, we arrived one day before that meeting in 1979, but what happened? Annette and I were treated as if we had an infectious disease. Everyone avoided us, including Eileen Donnelly. After the conference she admitted privately to us that Lucy Littlejohn, the president of the "Bridge to Freedom" and also its channel, had forbidden her to show us any original literature. From this it follows that, inspite of being a group leader, Lucy Littlejohn had refused me access to the original material of the organization.
At that same conference, we heard that there were only about five persons left who had a complete set of the original material in their possessions and none of them were prepared to share it, in any way. This appeared to be the end of our search. It appeared that the 6,000 pages of the original dictations were lost forever to mankind.
Many of you have heard the proverb "Man's extremity is God's opportunity." At the same conference in 1979 we met two persons whose parents had been a member of the original "Bridge to Freedom." One individual lived in Loveland, near Denver, the other in Hackensack, New Jersey. Both said, "Whatever we find we'll send to you and you can copy it."
In a few days, two packages arrived. When we opened them, we found that they contained copies of the original "Journal of "The Bridge to Freedom"," a monthly publication. When arranged in order, we found the booklets to be complete, from April 1953 to June 1961, the year when Geraldine Innocente made the transition. None of the 99 monthly Journals were missing; there were no duplicates.
Included in the two packages were a number of cassettes. They contained the audio record of the Journal, from April 1952 to March 1953. At that time the Journal was published in a large format, as a newspaper. It was printed under the direction of Frank Pita in Havana, Cuba. Some individual transferred the content of the newspaper to the cassette.
Annette volunteered listening to the tapes, and transposing the content in longhand. It was a difficult task, because the person who produced the cassettes had a strong southern accent. But it was accomplished, all in love and joy. All this gave us confidence. We knew the Ascended Host was supporting our effort.
During the next few years, we searched for and received the remaining original dictations. Sometimes we had to travel as far as Switzerland. Here we were able to obtain a copy of "Memoirs of Mother Mary." Other publications were obtained traveling to Hawaii and Denver. The last publication we obtained came to us in a very unusual way. It was the Manual for the Transmission Flame Service. One day it was on my desk. How it got there, I’ll never know. I did not even know such a manual existed. We took that as a sign, that it was time to reintroduce the Transmission Flame Service. That was done in 1990. This is the true story of how the original teachings of the "Bridge to Freedom" were saved.
THE ASCENDED MASTER TEACHING FUNDATION, THE SUCCESSOR TO THE "BRIDGE TO FREEDOM" by Werner Schroeder
The AMTF has the exclusive goal to continue the teaching of the “Bridge to Freedom.” All of the original
publications have been saved from falling into oblivion and they have been re-published. Therefore the
AMTF is the sucessor of the “Bridge.”
By contributing some 120,000 hours of voluntary service, Annette and I provided missing headlines to the
original texts, separated them into subjects and placed them in consecutive order, all according to
modern day accepted literary standards. This required the printing of 17 additional books, all based on
the original teachings. Most of the texts have been translated into German, Spanish and French. There
are now 150 AMTF publications.
In addition, through group meetings and the holding of 20 conferences, a powerful heart center has been
built in Mount Shasta.
The future of the AMTF will be determined by the efforts and loyalty of a few students who
wholeheartedly support its heart center.
In order to reach the full potential of the AMTF and to be ready and implement a new dispensation,
additional chelas need to relocate to Mount Shasta. Then the existing beacon of Light will be amplified to
act as a radiating sun, pointing the way to future generations yet to come.
As Annette once said: “Truth is marching on!”
THE HISTORY OF THE ASCENDED MASTER TEACHING FUNDATION by Werner Schroeder
In August 1930, the Ascended Master Saint Germain contacted Guy W. Ballard, on Mt. Shasta, and explained to him certain aspects of Cosmic Law and the history of mankind. This beautiful experience is recorded in the book “Unveiled Mysteries” and it heralded in the New Age. Under the new dispensation, given to Saint Germain, the Ascended Masters, for the first time, could give out information on the I AM Presence and the Violet Transmuting Flame.
After the experiences on Mt. Shasta, Guy W. Ballard received more messages which were incorporated into books. Many were healed while attending his lectures. Unfortunately, after the ascension of Mr. Ballard in 1939, these books, for about 40 years, were no longer made available to the general public.
The Law of Conservation of Energy applies also to the Ascended Masters. The tons of energy released by the Great Ones need to be returned by mankind. How can this energy be returned if new students do not have access to the original dictations?
It was primarily for this reason, that the Masters had to look elsewhere to carry forward their message. In 1952 the Great White Brotherhood received a new dispensation. They utilized Geraldine Innocente, the unascended twin-flame of the Ascended Master El Morya, as an authorized messenger. Forced to start totally anew, the Masters repeated, in substance, all of the data given previously in the 1930’s. However, many subjects and many valuable details were added. These new dictations were published under the name “"The Bridge to Freedom".” (For details, see “The Teachings of the ‘Bridge to Freedom.’”) For a complete history of "The Bridge to Freedom" Activity, from its inception to its dissolution, see the AMTF-book “The Initiations of the First Ray.”
Unfortunately, after the ascension of Geraldine Innocente in 1961, the earlier mistakes were repeated. Again, the messages of the Masters did not find the widest possible distribution. After 1961, only 5% of the original material was published. During the summer conference of the “Bridge to Freedom” in 1979, it was announced that the “Bridge to Freedom” had accomplished its goal, and that its name was changed.
Annette and Werner Schroeder, who, as group leaders of the “Bridge to Freedom,” attended this conference, did not feel that this decision was done in accordance with the wishes of the Ascended Host. The Masters had stated that the task of the “Bridge” would only be complete, after every member of the human race had passed over this spiritual bridge, connecting the human realm to the divine realm, and gained his ascension. This experience, and the unwillingness of the leaders of the “Bridge to Freedom” to publish almost all of the original dictations, led to the establishment of the AMTF, as a non-profit corporation, in 1980.
Mainly through the effort of these two individuals, who functioned as an unpaid staff, the goal of saving and re-publishing the original Bridge to Freedom publications has been successfully achieved. These volunteers never considered themselves as channels. They considered the original dictations, as given by the Ascended Host through Geraldine Innocente, as unique and the best material available for each sincere seeker after truth, wanting to study the teachings of the Great White Brotherhood. These volunteers wanted to give every dedicated student a choice between these dictations and the various messages of today’s numerous channels. Without this effort, the original teachings of "The Bridge to Freedom" would have fallen into oblivion.
Over a period of 10 years, all of the original material was recovered and it is now freely available, in its entirety and original purity, without additional channelings.
It is noteworthy that, as of February 2014, 77 individuals who consider themselves channels, contacted the AMTF in an attempt to gain recognition as its new channel. Many of them we met in Mt. Shasta.
None of the “channels,” who contacted the AMTF to gain acceptance, had seized the opportunity to assist in the effort to preserve, fund, re-publish or distribute the original dictations given by the Ascended Host through Geraldine Innocente. Would a genuine messenger of the Ascended Host not have offered help? Actions speak louder than words.
The AMTF was founded for one purpose, alone – namely, to save the original dictations of the Ascended Host as given during "The Bridge to Freedom" Activity, from 1952 through June 1961 from oblivion, to again make them available to all mankind and to complete the plan of the Masters for the “Bridge to Freedom.”
If a student seriously investigates this teaching, he will find that the material of the original “Bridge to Freedom” stands on its own and needs no updating by one of today’s channels. If practiced, it will enable the student to make the ascension in this embodiment. These instructions are timeless; they apply to mankind’s situation of yesterday, today and tomorrow. The Masters called this material, “the New Age Bible, written for generations yet to come.”
You are cordially invited to participate in the worldwide activities of the A.M.T.F
Chart of The "I AM" Presence
Crédit: Ascended Master Teaching Foundation
When Mr. Ballard lectured throughout the United States, in the 1930’s, he would always start off the evening with an explanation of the “Chart.” The purpose of this was, of course, to familiarize the audience with the new concepts of the Electronic Body of the AM Presence, the Causal Body, the Holy Christ Self, the Protective Pillar of Light and the Transmuting Violet Flame, all necessary for making our spiritual development.
Beloved Jesus said, in a dictation given in 1935, that the Chart of the I AM Presence was the most important knowledge given since his ministry ended, 2000 years ago. This diagram impresses and compels the outer consciousness to accept the truth of the fact that the Presence actually beats the hearts of everyone. It withdraws the power from human creation and extends it to the I AM Presence. Jesus pointed out that it was the knowledge of the power of the I AM Presence that enabled him to produce the so-called miracles. He added that any student could produce similar results.
Let us now draw our attention to the I AM Presence Chart.
The upper figure in the chart represents the Electronic Body of the I AM Presence. The Electronic Body is the individualized focus of God. It is our permanent self, which never dies. Our I AM Presence was created in the image of our God Parents. They directed a Threefold Flame from their hearts, into universal light substance, and around that flame coalesced our glorious body of light, the Electronic Body.
This body is composed of millions and millions of electrons, grouped together around a central core. These electrons follow the pattern of our own lifestream, whether it is a rose, a Maltese cross, a lotus flower, or some other form. From the Electronic Body pour forth rays of light, constantly, by which it renders service in the universe. It knows only perfection.
The concentric circles of color around the Electronic Body form the Causal Body. The colors of these circles correspond to the colors of the seven rays. Starting from the center of the causal body we have the blue and the yellow, next the pink, the white, the green, the ruby with golden radiance, and the violet. These are the colors of our Causal Body, in that order.
The Causal Body contains the “Accumulated Good” of all of our embodiments.
The Christ Self is the provision which the I AM Presence has made to give us assistance in the human world. The Holy Christ Self knows what we are doing, and whatever our needs are, it takes those needs to the I AM Presence.
The Holy Christ Self is positioned between the Electronic Body of the I AM Presence and the physical body. The silver cord extends from the heart of the Presence, through the Holy Christ Self, down to the heart of the physical body.
The Holy Christ Self is anchored within the heart of every man, woman and child, focused within the Threefold Flame in the heart. It is what we call a “step down transformer.” It regulates the amount of energy flowing through the silver cord.
If we follow along, down the chart, we come to the Physical Body, which is the lower figure. A ray of light extends from the heart of the Presence, down through the top of the head, and into the physical body through the area which would be the soft spot on the head of a newborn baby. It goes from there to our heart, where it is anchored.
With every heartbeat comes the release of a pulse of light from the Presence. That ray of light is the substance, energy and intelligence by which the physical body has life and is enabled to move around. Once that silver cord is cut, so-called “death” ensues.
Around the physical body is the Protective Pillar of Light, also called “Tube of Light.” This is formed by the I AM Presence, at the call of the individual. As the expansion of the Light in the cells takes place, the radiance of those cells adds to the forming of this Pillar of White Light. That is how we should visualize it—white light, so invincible and impenetrable that not even a bullet can penetrate it. This wall of light can enfold you and prevent any human feeling, thought or suggestion from entering your world. It is called an insulator. At the outer edge is a sort of “crust, “which deflects the discord of all the lower vibrations.
Calling for, and visualizing the Protective Pillar of Light around us, helps to shield us from negative influences in our daily contact with others. We have all had the experience, when, after mingling in a crowd, or going to a department store, we come home feeling very tired. Again and again the Masters have stressed the visualization of the Protective Pillar of Light. It disconnects, or short circuits, so to speak, the discordant energy waves, which otherwise would be tied into and become a part of our lifestream. It should be visualized nine feet in diameter.
Now, to the Violet Flame. From the Chart of the I AM Presence, you can see that it flows in, through and around the physical body, and we call it forth, from the realms of light, to three feet below us, to blaze up and around our physical body.
The use of this Violet Flame is imperative. It is the primary means by which all undesirable accumulation can be forever dissolved, and its cause and effect annihilated. The Violet Flame should be called through all our four lower bodies like a blowtorch, dissolving and consuming, forever, any undesirable thing or condition. It is the only means by which you can become free from the wheel of birth and rebirth. There is no human being on Earth who is an exception to this mighty Law. Every one of us, in this world, at one time or another, has had imperfect and discordant thoughts, has spoken negative words and has felt discordant feelings, thoughts, haven’t we? That means so much substance and energy qualified with discord, all vibrating within the body, in the individual aura. Anyone who has ever accomplished the ascension, has had to use this transmuting Violet Flame to dissolve his human creation, even beloved Jesus.
How often should we pay attention to this chart? The Ascended Masters stressed, both during the “I AM Activity” and the “Bridge to Freedom,” that we should look at and visualize the Chart of the I AM Presence, in detail, several times a day, especially before going to bed. This impresses the outer consciousness with the reality of the I AM Presence. They also emphasized that every student should be able to give a detailed explanation of this chart.
Note: The original chart of the I AM Presence was done by May de Camera, in the 1930’s. She had a vision. The Masters wanted to place the attention of the students on the Electronic Body of the I AM Presence, the Protective Pillar of Light and the Violet Flame. All of these were new concepts at that time. The colors on that chart are shown incorrectly. At that time the Masters did not give out the colors of the rays. They did this later, during the “Bridge to Freedom Dispensation.”
Information taken from the official website of the A.M.T.F