Djual Khul, Master
One of the masters originally contacted by Helena Petrovna
Blavatsky, cofounder of the Theosophical Society. According
to theosophical teachings there exists a spiritual hierarchy
composed of individuals who have finished their round of
earthly reincarnations and have evolved to the spiritual planes,
from which they guide the affairs of humanity. Those members
of the hierarchy closest to humanity are the ‘‘lords of the seven
rays’’ (of the light spectrum). Each ray represents a particular
virtue, which the lord of that ray exemplifies.
Djual Khul, generally known simply by his initials, DK, is a
master of the second ray along with the master Koot Hoomi,
who, in the theosophical perspective, was DK’s direct teacher.
Theosophists believe DK currently inhabits a Tibetan body and
resides in Tibet near Koot Hoomi. In his previous incarnations
he was Dharmajyoyi, a follower of Gautama the Buddha;
Kleinias, a follower of Pythagoras; and Aryasanga, a seventhcentury
Buddhist who founded a monastery in the Himalayas
once visited by Blavatsky. Charles W. Leadbeater claims to have
met him in Cairo when DK traveled there to meet with Blavatsky
and also to have worked with DK at Adyar, India, at the international
headquarters of the Theosophical Society. DK was
one of the three main communicators (the others being the
masters Morya and Koot Hoomi) of what were compiled as The
Mahatma Letters, the ultimate source for many theosophical
DK, already one of the more important of the theosophical
masters, was given new life early in the twentieth century when
Alice A. Bailey claimed regular contact with him. Her channeled
material eventually contributed to her separating from
the Theosophical Society and founding the Arcane School.
Through the 1920 and 1930s she channeled a number of books
from DK, whom she generally called ‘‘The Tibetan.’’ Bailey’s
books are used by a number of groups that have emerged since
her death in 1949.
Among others who have claimed contact with Djual Khul is
Hope Troxell, founder of the Church of Cosmic Origin and
School of Thought; Muriel R. Tepper (also known as Muriel
Isis), founder of the Lighted Way; Zelrun Karsleigh, founder of
the Universariun Foundation; and Pauline Sharpe, the primary
channel for Mark-Age, a flying saucer contactee group.
Barker, A. Trevor, ed. The Mahatma Letters to A. P. Sennett
from the Mahatams M. & K.H. London T. Fisher Unwin, 1923.
3rd rev. ed. Adyar, Madras, India Theosophical Publishing
House, 1962.
DK [through Alice A. Bailey]. Serving Humanity. New York
Lucis Trust, 1972.
———. The Soul, The Quality of Life From the Writings of the
Tibetan Teacher (Djwhal Khul). New York Lucis Trust, 1972.
Melton, J. Gordon. Encyclopedia of American Religions. Detroit
Gale Research, 1992.
Nada-Yolanda [Pauline Sharper]. Mark-Age Period and Program.
Miami Mark-Age Metacenter, 1970.
Ransom, Josephine. A Short History of the Theosophical Society.
Adyar, Madra, India Theosophical Publishing House, 1938.
Thirty Years Work The Books of Alice Bailey and the Tibetan Master
Djwhal Khul. New York Lucis Publishing, n.d.