Djual Khul, Master

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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 seventh-century 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 ideas.

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.