Maha Chohan

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The Maha Chohan

The Maha Chohan is the representative of the Holy Spirit. The one who holds this office in hierarchy represents the Holy Spirit of the Father-Mother God, of Alpha and Omega, to the evolutions of this planet and to the elemental kingdom. The retreat of the Maha Chohan, the Temple of Comfort, is located on the etheric plane with a focus in the physical at the island of Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon), where the flame of the Holy Spirit and the flame of Comfort are anchored.

His twin flame is Pallas Athena, Goddess of Truth.

The office of “Great Lord”

Maha Chohan means “Great Lord,” and the Maha Chohan is the Great Lord of the seven chohans, the director of the seven chohans of the rays. Among the qualifications for this office in hierarchy is the attainment of adeptship on each of the seven rays, which merge into the pure white light of the Holy Spirit. With the seven chohans, he initiates our souls in preparation to receive the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit, spoken of in 1 Corinthians 12:4–11.

The first three root races, each of which completed their divine plan in the allotted 14,000-year cycle, had their own representatives of the Holy Spirit who graduated into cosmic service with their respective root races.


Homer and his Guide, William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1874)


The one who currently holds this office of Maha Chohan was embodied as the blind poet Homer, whose epic poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey, include his twin flame, Pallas Athena, as a central figure. The Iliad tells the story of the last year of the Trojan War, while the Odyssey focuses on the return home of Odysseus—one of the heroes of the Trojan War.

Historically, little is known about Homer, but most scholars believe he composed his poems in the eighth or ninth century B.C. Even at that time, Homer attuned his consciousness with the comfort flame, and the radiance he sustained with the focus of his own heart flame was a great blessing to elemental life.

Shepherd in India

In his final embodiment as a shepherd in India, the light that he quietly drew forth kept the flame for millions of lifestreams. He gained his mastery by consecrating his four lower bodies as a chalice for the flame of the Holy Spirit and his consciousness as a step-down transformer for the emanations of Sanat Kumara, the Ancient of Days.

The Maha Chohan has said of that embodiment:

I have been a shepherd in many lifetimes, caring for the sheep on the hillsides while praying to God to deliver me that I might bring deliverance to his own whom he entrusted to my care. And in the midst of my implorings to the Godhead, I was often taken up out of the body into the heaven-world and escorted by angels to academies of the Spirit where, under the tutelage of the one who held the office of Maha Chohan before me, I qualified myself to wear the mantle of the Holy Spirit.[1]

The Holy Spirit

Since the Spirit of God infuses nature and man as the life-giving essence of the sacred fire, the representative of the Holy Spirit must be qualified to interpenetrate all substance through the diffusion of his consciousness and also to draw forth the flame that sustains life in man and nature through the focalization of his consciousness.

The element that corresponds to the flame of the Holy Spirit is oxygen. Without that element, neither man nor elemental life could continue their service. The consciousness of the Maha Chohan is, therefore, comparable to the Great Central Sun Magnet. He focuses the magnet upon the planet that draws to the earth the emanations from the sun that are required to sustain life.

Assisting him in this service are legions of white-fire angels who minister unto the pure white flame of the Holy Spirit of Alpha and Omega anchored in the magnificent altar of the sacred fire in his etheric retreat over the island of Sri Lanka. These angels draw the essence of the sacred fire from that flame to sustain the pranic force throughout the four lower bodies of the planet.

Also serving the Holy Comforter are pink-flame angels who tend the focus of the comfort flame in the central altar of his retreat. In an adjoining flame room, there is anchored in a crystal chalice bordered with crystal doves a white flame, tinged in pink, with gold at its base, emitting a powerful radiance of divine love. These angels carry the emanations of these flames to the four corners of the earth to the hearts of all who yearn for comfort and purity from the Father-Mother God.

The twin flames of the Holy Spirit manifested as cloven tongues of fire on the day of Pentecost when the disciples were filled with the Holy Ghost.[2] When Jesus was baptized, “he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting upon him.”[3] The dove is the physical symbol of the twin flame action of the Holy Spirit, which may also be visualized as a V with wings, a focus of the masculine and feminine polarities of the Deity and a reminder that God created twin flames to represent his androgynous nature.

In the presence of the Maha Chohan and within the walls of his retreat, one feels the rhythm of the Holy Spirit, the pulsations of the sacred-fire breath of God, releasing the flow of life from the Central Sun into the hearts of all evolving upon this planet.

The Maha Chohan has referred to the Holy Spirit as the great unifying coordinator who,

... like unto a mighty weaver of old, weaves a seamless garment of ascended master light and love. The shuttle of God’s attention upon man drives forth radiant beams of descending light, scintillating fragments of purity and happiness, toward earth and into the hearts of his children, whilst the tender risings of men’s hopes, aspirations, invocations and calls for assistance do pursue the Deity in his mighty haven of cosmic purity....

As a tiny seed of light, the Holy Spirit enters into the heart of the earth, into the density of matter, that it might expand throughout the cells of form and being, of thought and perception to become a gnosis and an effulgence in the cup of consciousness. This Holy Grail of immortal substance may be unrecognized by many who pass by, but to many others it will be perceived gleaming from behind the veil. Shedding the light of that divine knowing that transcends mortal conception and is the renewing freshness of eternity’s morn, it vitalizes each moment with the God-happiness that man cognizes through infinite perceptions cast as fragments into the chalice of his own consciousness.[4]

In 1974 the beloved Maha Chohan said:

The Karmic Board has decreed that at this hour in the evolution of this lifewave and this planetary home, there has come that moment when the cosmic clock has struck. It is the hour when mankind must receive the Holy Spirit and prepare the body temple to be the dwelling place of the Most High God. In this hour of the appearing of that Spirit, it is necessary that certain numbers of mankind are purified to receive that Spirit. For unless they receive that flame and that awareness, the world as a place of evolution as you know it today will cease to exist. For you see, the balance of all phases of life and evolution cannot continue unless the Holy Spirit becomes the quickening energy and the life and light of man and woman. When the clock strikes midnight and 1974 gives way to 1975, in that moment will be the release of the spiral of the Holy Spirit to the entire planet.[5]

Then the Maha Chohan told us that the release of the final quarter of the century was “a cosmic spiral that will be for the full realization of the Holy Spirit in man, in woman, in nature, in holy child. And the probation will be a twenty-five-year period to see whether enough among mankind will be able to maintain a tabernacle for the Holy Spirit through sacrifice, surrender and self-purification.”[6]

The Maha Chohan ministers to every person on earth as we enter this world and as we exit it. At the moment of that birth, he is present to breathe the breath of life into the body and to ignite the threefold flame that is lowered into manifestation in the secret chamber of the heart.

The Maha Chohan also attends at the transition called death, when he comes to withdraw the flame of life and to withdraw the holy breath. The flame, or divine spark, returns to the Holy Christ Self, and the soul, clothed in the etheric body, also returns to the level of the Holy Christ Self. Similarly, he will minister to you at every crossroad in life, if you will but pause for a moment when making decisions, think of the Holy Spirit and simply say the mantra, “Come, Holy Spirit, enlighten me.”

The radiation of the Maha Chohan is drawn through the musical composition “Homing,” by Arthur Salmon.

See also


Pallas Athena

Holy Spirit


Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Masters and Their Retreats, s.v. “The Maha Chohan.”

  1. The Maha Chohan, “I Plead before the Court of the Sacred Fire for the Illumination of All Servants of God,” Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 38, no. 33, July 30, 1995.
  2. Acts 2:3.
  3. Matt. 3:16.
  4. The Maha Chohan, “The Descent of the Holy Spirit,” Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 7, no. 48, November 27, 1964.
  5. The Maha Chohan, “A Tabernacle of Witness for the Holy Spirit in the Final Quarter of the Century,” July 1, 1974.
  6. Ibid.