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An Explanation of The Order Of Melchizedek

March 1994 from Program of Conclave of Michael in Banff,
Alberta on March 24 - 27 1994

A sacred and divine name that speaks of a theme that is timeless. Melchizedek is not necessarily just the name of an individual who once lived upon Earth as many may presume. It is also the name of the cosmic priesthood that exists through every dimension upon every sacred planet. In ancient days Melchizedek temples were set up for the purpose of teaching dedicated initiates how to unfold their spiritual gifts so they in turn could help their brothers and sisters to freedom. The Melchizedek Priesthood comes in many forms. All of your favorite Ascended Masters and Gurus are each Melchizedeks in their own right. No matter what ideology or religion, every saint, sage, guru and master must go through the Melchizedek initiations, whether in a temple or in the inner planes.

Even today, many secret priesthoods continue, holding to the cosmic laws, to their own inner vision and sacred purpose. The power of the Melchizedek remains in the etheric retreats and in the subterranean cities, nurtured and guarded until the time when the outer temples can again be re-established. The time for the Melchizedek to reawaken is NOW! As each of us recognizes our mission and reclaims our personal power this will become a reality. Touching every corner of the globe and reaching every aspect of planetary society, those who serve the Melchizedek will be a healing balm to the ills of humanity.

If we search our hearts it is easy to remember a lifetime in which we served in the temples of the great civilizations now past. A lifetime dedicated to reaching the human potential of transforming ourselves from Human to Godman. By consciously choosing to be initiated into the various levels of the Melchizedek, we humbly take the first step to return to that state of being.

With all aspects, the Order of Melchizedek follows the guidelines of sacred geometries. The number twelve is a pivotal number within sacred geometries. So in keeping with this format there are twelve echelons of initiation or mastery in the Melchizedek. And within those twelve echelons there are twelve levels that make up one echelon. Each level carries with it certain tests and initiations for personal growth that relate to a specific echelon. To pass through and complete even one echelon can take an initiate years upon years of study and internal growth towards their own mastery. When you have completed all twelve echelons with their perspective twelve levels, you will be a Master!

At this time of re-emergence for the Melchizedek on the planet only specific levels are available to be formally initiated into. Take heart dear soul, this is due to the timetable of initiation that the earth herself is passing through. As each new phase of accelerated growth for the planet takes place, another level is made available to us. As of 1994 the first echelon with all its twelve levels, and the first three levels of the second echelon are open to us.

The entire first echelon is called the "Clarion Call" -the call to the heart. It bears witness to the large number of souls awakening at this time to bring forth the fruit of man's potential. Levels one through six in this echelon are for those who "get" that there is something to this spiritual awakening process within them. These individuals have committed to looking further within themselves for more. Levels six through nine recognize the power of the clarion call and what it truly means. These neophytes commit themselves entirely in service to the clarion call for humanity. Levels nine through twelve know there is no turning back. These initiates completely dedicate their lives to fulfilling their potential of becoming "Godman" or an Ascended Master.

Echelon two is as they say "another ball of wax entirely". The first three levels that are presently available to be initiated into are guaranteed to bring up all your survival issues. The first level is called The Gate. This initiation will bring up all your demons that your thoughts and emotions subconsciously create. The second level is called the Red Feather of Courage. To be initiated into this level you must have the courage and be willing to stand firm in service for God. Expect to be shunned, ignored, and ridiculed for your good deeds. The third level is called the Floor of Malkuth. Here you must symbolically be able to stand equally on the black tiles as the white. What this means is that the initiate must so profoundly master their thoughts and emotions, all levels of good and bad or evil become equalized and divine. Again, in this initiation you can expect all illusions of what you believe to be bad will manifest in your life to be re-qualified. To pass this level, you will need to see only good, at all times.

The Hierarchy has asked us to express that within a year or so the fourth level of the second echelon will open. This level will require mastery of developed psychic skills, and proof of telepathic attunement with the elemental kingdom. If we are in complete communion with the elements, we will create heaven on Earth.

The timing for God's divine plan to unfold is upon us. Know that you are needed in your full glory, in your fully mastered state, in service to the greater plan of peace and harmony. Melchizedeks from every nation, race and religion shall lead the way for a better tomorrow and a birthing of the "Golden Age of Man".

Another View on Order of Melchizedek

William Uriel Andros (aka Zorokothera Melchizedek)

Melchizedek and the Order of Melchizedek are being talked about more and more in various spiritual circles so here is my understanding of what they are about.

In the larger cosmic sense, the Order of Melchizedek has no "name" as such because it is identified by its work and dedication. It is composed of evolved beings who have dedicated themselves to the work of promoting spiritual growth wherever that is possible. It is the one true Spiritual Priesthood. In a certain sense it constitutes a special part of the spiritual hierarchy that is a thing unto itself and even has certain dimensional areas that are exclusive to its members.

The spirit that has come to be known as Melchizedek came to the Earth before it was truly formed, while the nature of this experiment was still being shaped by the Elohim, those beings who had taken it upon themselves to attempt a new and daring attempt at combining free will and spiritual awareness. When spirits began to descend into physical bodies, beginning with that society we call Lemuria, the spirit of Melchizedek began to incarnate and offer guidance to these beings. As the experience of Lemuria reached an end and it was necessary to descend further into the physical, what we know as Atlantis began and Melchizedek's work shifted to that area.

The violent end of Atlantis caused a serious disruption in the natural descent and plunged humanity deep into the physical without any conscious connection to its spiritual nature. This situation called for some sort of drastic action. The spirit of Melchizedek finally arrived at a plan to restore self-aware spiritual growth and with the help of many other advanced spiritual beings the Egyptian mystery schools were established. The goal of these schools was to elevate individuals into that awareness that has come to be known as Christ Consciousness. Some of those achieving Christ Consciousness stayed in Egypt to carry on the work there, others went off to Salem to work with Melchizedek in founding a community of Christ Conscious beings. (Note that this Salem is not the town that grew into Jerusalem but a center in the Caucasus mountains, from which other teachers have come.)

So the name of the Order derives from this historical Melchizedek, the Old Testament personage described as the "king of Salem" and "priest of the most high God" who met with Abraham as he returned from his battles. (Genesis 14) Melchizedek received Abraham's tithes and gave him bread and wine, foreshadowing the communion established by Jesus. Paul speaks about Melchizedek at some length in Chapters 5-7 of his Epistle to the Hebrews, and justifies Jesus' priesthood on the grounds that it is like that of Melchizedek.

Over the centuries these teachings surfaced from time to time - in the writings of some of the gnostics, and in the Masonic, Rosicrucian and other mystery schools of the Renaissance. It should be noted that the Order is concerned with every aspect of spiritual evolution and this includes the social environment, as that is quite relevant to the attempt to grow spiritually. Throughout history the Order has been involved with changes in the social structure and it was particularly during the late Renaissance that many members of the Order became involved in the political upheavals taking place in Europe. That involvement continues to this day.

But for all its involvement with human affairs, the Order has for the last 4000 years been a shadowy presence at best. While members were involved with establishing various organizations for manifold purposes the Order itself was never a public organization. But at this time, as humanity approaches a vital cusp in determining whether it will make a vital leap in its ascension out of the gross physical, it was deemed necessary that the teachings of the priesthood begin to be made more open.

Since I have mentioned members of the Order, I should say something about how one becomes a member. The biggest requirement is sincere dedication to the spiritual work here on Earth. That makes one a "fellow traveler" in the work of the Order, but not an actual member. A rather simple ceremony of sanctification brings one into the lower work of the Order and qualifies one to minister to the spiritual needs of others. A fellow named Dan Chesbro has brought thousands of people into this vibration. I do not know Mr. Chesbro (at least in this lifetime!) but I am grateful for his work.

Consecration into the actual Priesthood is very serious business as it requires total dedication to the work of the Priesthood above and beyond personal concerns. It is not to be taken lightly, as the seals of the Priesthood are placed on the spirit itself. Because the seals are placed directly on the spirit it is normally the case that the spirit remains forever in the priesthood.

A prime involvement of the priesthood, still, is promoting Christ Consciousness, which could be defined as having a fully opened heart chakra and centering one's being there rather than in the lower chakras. Once Christ Consciousness is achieved the individual stands on the threshold of possibilities that include viewing the breadth and width of universes around us, being able to stand outside space and time to view the realities of existence from that perspective.

I have been rather reluctant to talk about my own role in all of this except with those I've worked with closely over the years. It has become obvious that I must accept that the time has come to drop that reticence and accept a more public work by being open about the fact that I am an incarnation of that spirit of Melchizedek. That does not mean that I have all the knowledge and power of that spirit at my beck and call - quite the opposite, in fact. It means that I am at the total service of that spirit and must do whatever it requires of me - such as writing this explanation of its work, which I have been hesitant to do.

A prime direction I've received from that spirit - my spirit - is to establish a community where that focus on spiritual growth can be paramount. It has taken many years of personal growth to be able to enter into this work, but it has now begun and it is a very radical community indeed. It's primary purpose is to attract individuals drawn to higher consciousness and assist them in achieving it, but the means I've been told to adopt are difficult enough to weed out the insincere and challenging enough to make it interesting.

William Uriel Andros (aka Zorokothera Melchizedek)

P.S. There are various spiritual teachers who have adopted the name Melchizedek but who say they have nothing to do with the Order of Melchizedek. It's my personal opinion that's a little like saying you're the Pope but not a member of the Catholic Church.