Zachary Lansdowne, author of earlier books on the Ageless Wisdom, reveals the esoteric significance of fourteen symbolic rules that were originally published by Alice A. Bailey. He shows that the symbols in each rule have both an outer and inner meaning. The outer meaning describes an objective in character building, and the inner meaning describes a stage in the process of meditation. The initial sequence of seven rules provides elementary instructions for the path of probation, leading to the first spiritual initiation, and the next sequence provides advanced instructions for the path of discipleship, leading to the second and third initiations. Lansdowne also discusses the close relationship between these rules and the typology of the seven rays. The end result is an easytounderstand guidebook to the various stages of the spiritual path.