The Master Peter Deunov
There are a great many people in the world who yearn to receive divine revelations and experience the thrill of inspiration and ecstasy, but they have the impression that all that is extremely difficult to achieve. In point of fact, it is very simple, so simple that if I were to tell them how to set about it they would not believe me. The result is that they will never do anything to obtain these things, so they will never know the splendours of the divine world.
Many years ago, when I was still a very young disciple of the Master Peter Deunov, I asked him, ‘What is the best way to be close to God and to develop my spiritual faculties and virtues?’ And he told me, “You must think constantly of light, concentrate on it, picture the whole universe bathed in light.”
Well, I worked with this image of light for a very long time and learned a great deal from it. In reality, God is not light; he is far more than that. One cannot know or even imagine God. God himself, is not light but he created the universe out of light.
Now that you know more about working with light, be sure to devote more and more time to it. It is the only activity that can really make you rich and healthy. Believe me, every other activity, even those which bring you some material advantages, robs you of so many other, far more precious things.
My task is to give you the methods which you can apply in order to transform your lives, to enter, in other words, into the new life. So, I shall go on teaching you the great laws which can help men to live more wisely and find the way back to their heavenly homeland.
The seven lights I have described are the seven colours, and each one corresponds to a particular virtue or quality: purple corresponds to sacrifice, blue to truth, green to hope, yellow to wisdom, orange to sanctity and red to love. But you must realize that with every fault that man commits, the power which corresponds to one of these colours diminishes.
It is almost useless, therefore, to work with light and colour in the hope of acquiring spiritual powers if you don’t sustain and support these powers by practising the corresponding virtues.
Anyone who thinks that he can become a great magus simply by performing certain rites and practices without making any improvements in his inner life is greatly mistaken. Attempts of that kind will never enlist the cooperation of higher entities; the only creatures who will respond will be from the lowest levels, elementals and monsters. If your goal is to attract angels and archangels, you must know that you can do so only by your virtues; the higher entities respond only to those who are capable of manifesting true light, that is to say, purity, love, wisdom and truth.
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov,
Izvor book 212, Light is a Living Spirit