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Periodical: Light on the Path | Weekly Truth Sheet (Brotherhood of the White Temple)

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Light on the Path.
No Knowledge is Forbidden to Man When He Has, by His Own Efforts, Made Himself Ready to Receive; So, He Who Has Ears to Hear, Let Him Hear
1938 Monthly
Castle Rock, then Denver, then Sedalia, CO. Publisher: Brotherhood of the White Temple, Inc.. Editor: Maurice Doreal.
1/1, 1938-current $1.50-$45.00 (plus $15.00 postage) a year.

Originally reproduced typescript. This was the organ of the Brotherhood of the White Temple, Inc., of "Maurice Doreal" (Claude Dodgin of Sulphur Springs, Oklahoma, 1902-1963), a largely forgotten mage in the Neo-Theosophical White-Brotherhood tradition of Alice Bailey, Guy Ballard ("Godfre Ray King, founder of the "I AM" movement), Sylvan J. Muldoon, et al. Like many of his peers he claimed to have spent years with his masters in Tibet. The journal promoted itself as "especially designed for all students of Truth. We dedicate this Magazine to those who are seeking the way to the Light of Universal Understanding and Cosmic Oneness; to those who desire to be shown the Path in an unbiased manner and in a concise way. It co-ordinates all of the various and and kindred branches of Metaphysical, Occult, Religious and Physical Sciences. . . . This Magazine features articles on Philosophy, Ancient and Modern Religion, Astrology, Symbology, Cosmology, Folklore, Chemistry, Physics, Archeology, Kabbalism, Alchemistry, Reincarnation, Psychology and various Religious and Metaphysical Sciences, Golden Age teachings and other literature of occult value." The Brotherhood of the White Temple was started by Doreal in 1930, supposedly in a hidden valley in the Rocky Mountains, to spread the wisdom that he had received from teachers of the Ancient Wisdom in Shamballa, an ancient Atlantean city under Lhassa. They were the earthly embodiment of the Great White Brotherhood which extended through all the planes and spheres of manifestation. In the 1940s the Brotherhood teaches:

It teaches you how to KNOW the cause behind all effects.
It teaches you how to use the laws of health and long life.
It teaches that there is nothing supernatural; that everything is natural and operates according to fixed laws.
It takes away the veil of mystery from the hidden things of life and reveals them as they are.
It solves the mysteries of life and death, teaching what each is.
It directs you along the path of light, so that you will eventually find the master within, and become an illuminated Sun of God.
The Brotherhood teaches the fundamental and natural laws of the universe and how to operate them, so that life, light, and power become the NATURAL THING in your life.

Over time these assertions became the "Doctrine of the Brotherhood" in 10 articles:

ARTICLE 1: We believe in a Universal Spirit, Divine Architect, Supernal Intelligence and Cosmic Law, which guides and directs all created things.
ARTICLE 2: We believe that all things came into being through the fiat, or Word of the Divine Intelligence.
ARTICLE 3: We believe that man was once perfect, in unity with the Supreme Super Intelligence, but fell from his high estate.
ARTICLE 4: We believe that man's purpose in being, is to so order his life, that he will come into at-one-ment with the Divine Spirit.
ARTICLE 5: We believe that man continues to live, life after life, until he masters, or overcomes life, and goes out no more.
ARTICLE 6: We believe that all creation is moving toward a great goal of perfect harmony and order, which will some day be attained
ARTICLE 7: We believe that the Sun of God has manifested in the material world as a light in darkness to show the way [toward] illumination and Oneness with the Divine Spirit.
ARTICLE 8: We believe that each of us is a child, or Sun of God, the Divine Light. For did not Jesus say, "I am in the Father, the Father, and ye in me."
ARTICLE 9: We believe that the physical body is the temple of God, and will endeavor to make it a perfect channel for the illuminated soul to manifest through.
ARTICLE 10: We believe in the three-fold development of body, mind, and soul, each balancing the other in perfect harmony.

Doreal was the translator of the "Emerald Tablets of Thoth the Atlantean," supposedly found under the Great Pyramid, which provided "words of power" (Dor-E-Lil-La, La-Um-I-Gan, Mekut-El-Shab-El Hale-Sur-Ben-El-Zabrut Zin-Efrim-Quar-El, etc.) that would enable his followers to free themselves from the bondage of the body and rise to the plane of fulfillment where they could directly commune with the White Brotherhood. The process must have been appealing since the brotherhood owned a large ranch (Shamballa Ashrama) in Colorado and an impressive church building (shown in early numbers of the journal) in Denver, supported by sales of the Brotherhood of the White Temple Lesson Course, with four Neophyte and twelve Temple grades. Doreal also sold a variety of Temple paraphernalia. The Weekly B.W.T. Truth Sheet, the companion weekly newsletter to the journal, regularly advertised the full line of products of the New Thought occult mage: Healing Circles, Astral Classes and a Teachers' Class ($100, and later $350), all leading to the Fellowship of the Avatar; a Metaphysical Church and College, a Children's Truth School, a line of incense and lapel pins (a "double triangle, circle and crux Ansata or looped cross"), and the Little Temple Library Book Series (with titles on Personal Magnetism, Shamballa, Reincarnation, the Great Masters of the Himalayas, the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel, Alchemistry and Spiritual Healing, the Mystery of Sound, Atlantis and Lemuria, the Kabbala, Sleep and Death, Astral Projection and How to Achieve It, and the mysterious Atlantean city under Mount Shasta). The church and college offered a mail-order degree in Doctor of Metaphysics, ordained Ministered and issued Practitioner Certificates in Spiritual Healing. Doreal was distinguished by a very modern emphasis on techniques—meditation (watching the thoughts), sleep awareness, mantras, and astral projection—designed to let the student experience for himself the truths revealed by the Great White Brotherhood. "It is not enough to know the law—we must use it." Doreal was an avid reader and collector of science fiction and fantasy literature, a fact revealed in his descriptions of his visits to Mt. Shasta, and by his letters to Amazing Stories, confirming the accounts of Richard Shaver and affirming his own experiences with the "Deros" of the Black Brotherhood who lived in vast underground cities. After World War II, Doreal began the construction of an "atom-proof" shelter in Sedalia, California, to which his group moved in August 1947, in which he and his followers could survive the coming nuclear war. The only extended account of Doreal is Donna Kossy's Kooks (Los Angeles: Feral House, 1994), 125-131. Los Angeles Public Library; Denver Public Library; Bowling Green State University.

 

Weekly B.W.T. Truth Sheet, The.
Spiritual and Healing Messages of Love.
Other titles: Brotherhood Truth Sheet / Brotherhood Newsletter
1938? Weekly
Denver, then Sedalia, CO. Publisher: Brotherhood of the White Temple. Editor: Maurice Doreal.
Vol. 15, no. 2, is April 9, 1944. Typewritten unnumbered pages.

This was a companion of Doreal's Light on the Path (q.v.). It was distributed for free to members of the brotherhood, with a prominent request for "Love Offerings" ("to cover cost of handling"). The journal carried regular lectures by Doreal (on subjects as diverse as how to put on weight, flying saucers, the fourth dimension, astral projection, reincarnation, etc.), notes on Temple Activities (with lists of Brotherhood Truth Centers in the Western United States and Mexico), and increasingly over time excerpts from contemporary occult authors whose books were sold by the brotherhood. Regular advertisements for Doreal's books and pamphlets, courses, and line of liquid incense products. The Shamballa Ashrama Newsletter accompanied the journal from at least the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s.

Issues:Light On The Path V9 N6 Jun 1942
Weekly Truth Sheet Undated Sample Copy
Weekly Truth Sheet V15 N9 Apr 9 1944
Weekly Truth Sheet V22 N8 Feb 24 1946
Weekly Truth Sheet V27 N10 Jun 8 1947
Weekly Truth Sheet V42 N1 Oct 1 1950
Weekly Truth Sheet V61 N1 Aug 28 1955
Weekly Truth Sheet V62 N6 Nov 27 1955
Weekly Truth Sheet V67 N7 Feb 10 1957
Weekly Truth Sheet V67 N8 Feb 17 1957
Weekly Truth Sheet V68 N10 May 26 1957
Weekly Truth Sheet V72 N1 Mar 23 1958
Weekly Truth Sheet V72 N4 Apr 13 1958
Weekly Truth Sheet V73 N12 Sep 7 1958
Weekly Truth Sheet V76 N10 May 24 1959
Weekly Truth Sheet V78 N13 Dec 13 1959
Weekly Truth Sheet V79 N2 Dec 27 1959
Weekly Truth Sheet V79 N7 Jan 31 1960
Weekly Truth Sheet V81 N12 Aug 28 1960
Weekly Truth Sheet V82 N12 Nov 27 1960
Weekly Truth Sheet V84 N2 Mar 26 1961
Weekly Truth Sheet V84 N6 Apr 16 1961
Weekly Truth Sheet V86 N13 Dec 3 1961
Weekly Truth Sheet V87 N11 Feb 18 1962
Weekly Truth Sheet V88 N8 Apr 22 1962
Weekly Truth Sheet V95 N13 Mar 15 1964
Weekly Truth Sheet V96 N1 Mar 22 1964
Weekly Truth Sheet V96 N3 Apr 5 1964
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V88 N2 May 31 1964
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V88 N3 Jun 7 1964
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V88 N4 Jun 14 1964
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V90 N10 Jan 24 1965
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V90 N12 Feb 7 1965
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V92 N3 Jun 6 1965
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V93 N5 Sep 19 1965
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V93 N6 Sep 26 1965
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V93 N7 Oct 3 1965
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V94 N13 Feb 3 1966
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V95 N2 Feb 27 1966
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V96 N11 Jul 31 1966
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V96 N4 Jun 12 1966
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V96 N8 Jul 10 1966
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V96 N9 Jul 17 1966
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V97 N11 Oct 30 1966
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V97 N12 Nov 6 1966
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V97 N13 Nov 13 1966
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V97 N7 Oct 2 1966
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V98 N1 Nov 20 1966
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V98 N2 Nov 27 1966
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V98 N4 Dec 11 1966
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V98 N5 Dec 18 1966
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V98 N6 Dec 25 1966
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V98 N7 Jan 1 1967
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V99 N13 May 14 1967
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V104 N14 Aug 18 1968
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V105 N2 Aug 25 1968
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V105 N3 Sep 1 1968
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V105 N4 Sep 8 1968
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V105 N5 Sep 15 1968
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V105 N6 Sep 22 1968
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V105 N7 Sep 29 1968
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V105 N8 Oct 6 1968
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V106 N11 Jan 26 1969
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V106 N3 Dec 1 1968
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V106 N8 Jan 5 1969
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V107 N10 Apr 20 1969
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V107 N5 Mar 16 1969
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V108 N8 Jul 13 1969
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V109 N11 Nov 2 1969
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V109 N4 Sep 14 1969
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V110 N4 Dec 14 1969
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V111 N6 Apr 5 1970
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V112 N9 Jul 26 1970
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V114 N10 Jan 31 1971
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V114 N2 Dec 6 1970
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V116 N6 Jul 4 1971
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V117 N7 Oct 10 1971
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V119 N10 Apr 30 1972
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V119 N11 May 7 1972
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V119 N12 May 14 1972
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V119 N13 May 21 1972
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V119 N8 Apr 16 1972
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V119 N9 Apr 23 1972
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V120 N2 Jun 4 1972
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V120 N7 Jul 9 1972
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V120 N8 Jul 16 1972
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V121 N10 Oct 22 1972
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V121 N11 Oct 29 1972
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V121 N1 Aug 20 1972
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V121 N9 Oct 15 1972
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V122 N2 Nov 26 1972
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V122 N3 Dec 3 1972
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V122 N4 Dec 10 1972
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V122 N5 Dec 17 1972
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V122 N6 Dec 24 1972
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V135 N13 May 9 1976
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V140 N5 Jun 12 1977
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V143 N4 Mar 3 1978
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V145 N11 Jul 2 1978
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V145 N8 Jun 11 1978
Weekly Truth Sheet (New Serialization) V152 N8 Mar 9 1980

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