From TSL Encyclopedia

A keynote is that aspect of music of the spheres which fulfills the electronic blueprint of the soul in the sound ray. It is a specific melody that registers as the harmony and frequency of the soul. The ascended masters’ keynotes are the music that emanates from their auras. Their keynotes can be heard with the inner ear when they are at hand.

Each person has a divine keynote. It may or may not have been recorded by a composer in this world. But some people’s keynotes are so powerful that they are heard by musicians on the planet and written down, and many of these have become traditional songs. When we sing a master’s keynote, we are tying into that blessed ascended-master presence.

“America the Beautiful”

For example, “America the Beautiful” contains an inner matrix of the land of America and the I AM Race. The inspiration for the lyrics first came to Katharine Lee Bates on the summit of Pike’s Peak, above Colorado Springs. She captured the matrix and the frequencies of a cosmic being who ensouls America and set them forth in words that are descriptions of this land.

Every time we hear the music, we can traverse the spiral back to its point of origin. By following the cadences, it takes us back to the heart of that cosmic being. We put on their garment and their consciousness, their energy flows through us, and we feel exhilarated.

Specific keynotes

Master Keynote
Holy Amethyst “The Beautiful Blue Danube,” by Johann Strauss
Casimir Poseidon “Students can amplify his radiation by playing the music of ‘Indian Love Call.’”
Clara Louise “Calm As the Night,” by Karl Bohm
Elizabeth Clare Prophet “Beautiful Dreamer,” by Stephen Foster
El Morya “Pomp and Circumstance,” by Edward Elgar
Archangel Gabriel Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana, by Pietro Mascagni
Gautama Buddha “Moonlight and Roses.” “The ‘Ode to Joy’ from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony also gives us direct attunement with the Lord of the World.”
Great Divine Director “The ‘Rakoczy March,’ by Franz Liszt, was inspired from his causal body.”
God Harmony “Anvil Chorus” from the opera Il Trovatore
Hilarion “Onward, Christian Soldiers”
Jesus “Joy to the World”
Lanello “Greensleeves”
Lanto “Meditation on Lord Lanto and his golden lotus flame may be accompanied by the music of ‘Song to the Evening Star’ from Tannhäuser, by Wagner (keynote of the Royal Teton Retreat).”
Leto “The Heather on the Hill,” from Brigadoon
The Maha Chohan “Homing,” by Arthur Salmon
Lord Maitreya “Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life,” by Victor Herbert
Archangel Michael “The Navy Hymn” (“Eternal Father, Strong to Save”)
Mother Mary “Ave Maria,” by Schubert
Nada “Mattinata (’Tis the Day),” by Ruggiero Leoncavalio
Paul the Venetian “I Love You Truly,” by Carrie Jacobs-Bond
Portia “Portia has asked that we use the music of the ‘Rakoczy March,’ by Franz Liszt, to magnetize her presence.”
Purity and Astrea “The Concerto in A Minor, by Grieg, ... contains the action of the circle and sword of blue flame.”
Archangel Raphael “Whispering Hope,” by Alice Hawthorne. The music of the Messiah was inspired upon Handel by Raphael.
Saint Germain Hungarian Rhapsody #15 by Liszt (“Rakoczy March”). Saint Germain: “You have heard in this piece that bears the flame of my heart that very formula of the violet flame.”[1]
Sanat Kumara Finlandia, by Jan Sibelius
Seraphim “‘Rêve Angélique,’ or ‘Angel’s Dream,’ by Anton Rubinstein, reflects the musical rhythm and harmonies that are in the center of our cosmos and the action of the seraphim as they form circles and tiers focusing the energies of God around the Central Sun.”
Serapis Bey “The radiance of the Electronic Presence of Serapis Bey and his twin flame pour through the aria ‘Celeste Aïda’.”
Seven archangels and the angelic hosts “The music of the ‘Bridal Chorus’ from Lohengrin may ... be used to invoke the radiance of the archangels and the angelic hosts.”
Uriel and Aurora Brahms’ Lullaby. “Uriel and Aurora inspired upon the composer Brahms the lullaby.”
Retreat Keynote
Ascension Temple “Liebestraum,” by Franz Liszt
Eriel’s retreat “To a Wild Rose,” by Edward MacDowell
Rakoczy Mansion “Tales from the Vienna Woods” and “Rakoczy March”
Royal Teton Retreat “Song to the Evening Star” from Tannhäuser, by Wagner
Temple of Faith and Protection “Soldiers’ Chorus” from Faust, by Charles Gounod
Temple of Illumination “Golden Days,” by Sigmund Romberg was inspired from this retreat. “You can feel the desire of the soul in this music to go back to its origin, to its native fire, the etching in fire of its blueprint, and in that fiery core it will discover the feminine ray anchored in Lake Titicaca.”[2]
Temple of Purification “Blue Danube Waltz”
Other Keynote
The ascension flame “Triumphal March” from Aïda, by Giuseppi Verdi


Clara Louise Kieninger, Ich Dien, glossary.

Elizabeth Clare Prophet, December 2, 1984.

Elizabeth Clare Prophet, March 13, 1975.

The source for specific keynotes is Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Masters and Their Retreats unless otherwise noted.

  1. Saint Germain, March 15, 1981.
  2. Elizabeth Clare Prophet, November 4, 1973.