When we come into the knowledge of the ascended masters, we come into an awareness of defining the Path. The path back to the Source can be walked over seven rays of the Christ consciousness that emerge from the white light. The seven color rays are the natural division of the pure white light emanating from the heart of God as it descends through the prism of manifestation. These are the subdivisions of the wholeness of Christ. Regardless of their color, all of the flames have a white-fire core of purity, which embodies all of the attributes of God and which may be invoked by those who desire to expand the Christ consciousness.
The seven rays present seven paths to individual or personal Christhood. Seven masters have mastered identity by walking these paths, defined as the seven archetypes of Christhood. These seven masters are called the chohans of the rays, which means lords of the rays. Chohan is a Sanskrit term for lord, and lord is equivalent to law; hence the chohan is the action of the law of the ray.
To be a chohan on one of the seven rays means that this master defines the law on that ray; through him that energy of the Christ and of God flows to mankind, to all who are evolving on that particular path.
He is the chohan of the first ray of the will of God.
El Morya represents the godly attributes of courage, certainty, forthrightness, dependability, self-reliance, power, faith and initiative.
Lord Lanto is the chohan of the second raythe yellow ray of illumination. He is concerned with the education of the heart and the illumination of the youth of the world.
Paul the Venetian is the chohan of the third ray of divine love, the pink flame. He sponsors the ascended master culture for this age and works with all who desire to manifest that culture in the arts.
Serapis Bey, chohan of the fourth ray, teaches the path to ascension. He assists his students in the self disciplines of the four lower bodies that are necessary for the ascension
Hilarion is the chohan of the fifth ray and a healing master on the green ray of health, precipitation and truth. He instructs us on the relationship between science and religion, both of which are aspects of the green ray of Truth.
Lady Master Nada is the chohan of the sixth ray of ministration, service and peace. She is very much involved with the initiation and sponsorship of twin flames and the Aquarian age family.
Saint Germain, the chohan of the seventh ray of freedom, mercy, transmutation and ritual. He holds a very important position as the hierarch of the Aquarian age. He teaches seekers the science of divine alchemy and transmutation.
The Maha Chohan is the representative of the Holy Spirit. The one who holds this office in hierarchy represents the Holy Spirit to the evolutions of this planet and to the elemental kingdom.