The Living Circuit
Written by: Michelle Belanger
The biggest barrier most people encounter when trying to understand the castes is one of language. Most people see the word “caste” and they think of the Hindu caste system, which although it has spiritual significance within the context of Hindu culture, also gave rise to a social structure that in many ways has been demonized in the West (partially because the British had to vindicate their interference with that culture by denigrating the system that existed prior to the insertion of British rule). But enough of the history lesson -- it's getting off topic. The main point I'm making is that Kheprian castes do not equal Hindu castes. Don't let the words or the potential social roles of Warrior/Priest/Counselor mislead you. The biggest distinguishing factor of the Kheprian castes, and the thing that makes them relevant at all, is the nature of the energy flow/structure.
It's usually easiest for me to describe the castes as part of a circuit. With electricity, things can have a positive or negative charge -- which also implies a neutral state as well. So what you have is the positive, the negative, and the state in between, and these are what the castes are really. Another thing they can be compared to is the constituent parts of an atom -- electrons, protons & neutrons. These three basic things make up all matter, and of course they have a positive, a negative, and a neutral charge.
The positive factor is the yang in the equation. It's the energetic frequency that has qualities our culture tends to associate with a masculine vibe, though where energy is concerned masculinity does not parse in terms of a biological gender. We're not talking sex, but the feel/quality/flow one would associate with the masculine aspect/archetype. This is the step in the energetic flow is what we label “warrior.”
The negative factor is the yin of the equation. It's the energetic frequency that has qualities our culture tends to associate with a feminine vibe -- and all the same qualifications stated above still apply. This is the energetic flow we label “counselor.”
The frequency between with qualities of both yet neither is the neutron of this Kheprian particle -- what we label “priest”.
The three interacting together complete a circuit or cycle of energy that is a microcosmic expression of the macrocosmic flow: creation-->form-->destruction-->new creation.
A Warrior, due to wiring, regardless of physical form, will have qualities that culturally are associated with masculinity. This flow tends to ground and clear energy.
A Counselor, due to wiring, regardless of physical form, will have qualities that culturally are associated with femininity. This flow tends to interconnect and amplify energy.
A Priest often has the hardest time with traditional gender roles because his or her energy embodies a blend of masculine and feminine qualities regardless of physical gender. This flow tends to harness and direct energy.
As a note: these three flows/steps along the circuit are not special or exclusive to Kheprians. All beings process energy one of these three ways. All beings further have a natural propensity to flow one of the three ways preferentially over the others (though this does not preclude a being from consciously working with energy in a manner beyond this primary propensity).
For the Kheprians, part of the alteration took the pre-existing preferential flow, heightened and fixed that so the being could serve as a specific step in the circuit and further could carry that heightened and fixed preference through subsequent incarnations, retaining the benefits and drawbacks that fixing the wiring inspired. In nearly all cases I can think of, the alteration took a capacity that was already present in an individual and merely amplified this, underscoring the pre-existing preference.
Castes, therefore, are all about electronics, except the circuit boards are people.
This appeared in the Forums, but it bears reprinting as an article here.