Agni Yoga is a spiritual teaching transmitted by the artist Nicholas Roerich and his wife Helena Roerich from 1920. The followers of Agni Yoga believe that the teaching was given to the Roerich family and their associates by Master Morya, the guru of H. P. Blavatsky, a founder of the Theosophical Society. In the seventeen volumes of Agni Yoga that have been translated into English from the original Russian, as well as in the letters of Helena Roerich, the Agni Yoga teaching is also referred to as the Teaching of Living Ethics, the Teaching of Life, the Teaching of Light, or simply as “the Teaching.”
Fire and the New Era
Agni means “fire” in Sanskrit — the Creative Fire of the Universe. The fire god Agni is a major deity in the Vedic pantheon, especially in the Rig Veda. Agni and fire have a broad spectrum of meanings in the Agni Yoga books. They often refer to: the primordial light and life at the root of the universe; cosmic energy, or the “Fire of Space”; and “psychic energy,” the powers of the human mind and heart, particularly those manifesting in love, thought, and creativity. In general, fire is a powerful transformative energy, a swift, subtle, connective force of high vibration. Agni Yoga states that humanity is entering the New Era of Satya Yuga (Light), having just left the previous era of Kali Yuga (darkness) in which the flow of cosmic fire pouring onto the Earth will intensify. There is danger that the lack of spiritual synthesis (i.e. the inability of humanity to recognize the existence of Higher Fiery Energy Forces) will block these Energies from being transmuted by humanity into the crust of the earth where they would stabilize the molten magma under the surface. Without such transmutation by humanity, these energies wlll turn negative and destructive and bring on earthquakes and other upheavals. The situation is exacerbated by humanity’s misuse of “fire”: not only such gross fires as combustion and electricity, but also the subtler fires of thought and feeling.If humanity and our planet are to survive, we need to be able to consciously accept this powerful energy from space and transform it into a constructive force.In accomplishing this, we first must purify and refine our psychic energy, the subtle force at the root of our emotions, perceptions, and thoughts. This gradual process involves expansion of consciousness, as well as the kindling of the subtle energy centers in the human organism and the transmutation of their fires.
The Agni Yoga Series
The Agni Yoga teaching was given out in the following books: All the texts made available for download here are under copyright protection, with the copyrights held by the Agni Yoga Society, Inc. The Society offers the texts for free downloading under the principle that the Teaching should be available to everyone. But please note the following restrictions: The texts may be downloaded for your own use, or copied for the use of others. They may not be modified in any way, nor may they be used for any commercial purpose.The original article is from Agni Yoga Society, Inc.. To view the original article please click here. Leaves of Morya’s Garden Vol. I Leaves of Morya’s Garden Vol. II New Era Community Agni Yoga Infinity I Infinity II Hierarchy Heart Fiery World I Fiery World II Fiery World III Aum Brotherhood Supermundane I Supermundane II Supermundane III Supermundane IV Letters of Helena Roerich Volume I Letters of Helena Roerich Volume II On Eastern Crossroads Foundations of Buddhism Agni Yoga Glossary