Capricorn Solar Festival webinar

with Halina Bak-Hughes and Sheldon Hughes (USA)

focusing the Seed Group Six: Workers in the Field of Religion.

Capricorn -- the Light of Initiation

and Emerging 'New World Religion'

“Today everywhere people are ready for the light; they are expectant of a new revelation and of a new dispensation, and humanity has advanced so far on the way of evolution that these demands and expectations are not couched in terms of material betterment only, but in terms of spiritual vision, true values and right human relations. They are demanding teaching and spiritual help ...” ROC, 143

“On the fact of God and of man's relation to the divine, on the fact of immortality and of the continuity of divine revelation, and upon the fact of the constant emergence of Messengers from the divine center, the new world religion will be based.” ROC, 144

We see the new world religion (NWR) is a respond to three factors: The movement of the earth from Pisces into Aquarius and its group effect on Humanity; the greater Being and leader of Humanity Whom we call The Christ, as He Is today; and the surging unfoldment of God Immanent expressing the Christ Principle in all of us.

As the NWR dawns and comes into sharper focus, Humanity will consciously participate in the greater ritual movements of the Earth in relationship to the Sun and Constellations. A growing realization by Humanity “that the starry heavens, the solar system and the planetary spheres are all of them the manifestations of great spiritual Lives” will prompt the science of Invocation and Evocation as part of the NRW for approaching Divinity.

On this day, the Winter Solstice occurs in the northern hemisphere – “the longest night” as the Sun moves into Capricorn – the most silent and austere of all the Signs, bringing a sacred Silence and Stillness – a felt sense of the sun and earth “standing still” before the birth of new Light.

The Winter Solstice, one of the four Solstices and Equinoxes, forms the Cardinal Cross of the Body of the Lord of the World, Sanat Kumara. On this Day, the Great Lord participates together with the Christ, Spiritual Hierarchy and conscious Souls among us in the spirit of “the ceremonial ritual of the daily life of Sanat Kumara implemented by music and sound and carried on the waves of colour which break upon the shores of the three worlds of human evolution”. (R&I, 247).

In this season of deep stillness, the “Christ-Mass” season, all sensitive Souls experience anew the exquisite Beauty, eternal Hope and rising power of the divine nearness ‘that brings forth the birth of the Soul consciousness’.  “Throughout the Universe, it is the Soul which is the conscious, sensitive theme of the divine Plan.” ‘Esoteric Advent’ is the advent of the Soul – the Christ in us – pouring through all the Kingdoms of nature.


Halina has been a life-long student of the “Ageless Wisdom” that began in her youth when experiencing the rituals and sacraments of the church, leading to ‘Ordination and Consecration’ through an esoteric lineage. After years of immersion in the Mystery traditions and esoteric teachings of MDK (earning degrees and certificates in traditional, alternative and esoteric lines of study – Holodynamics, M.S.E/Master in Esoteric Psychology, Esoteric Astrology, Doctorate in Divinity/Esoteric Philosophy-ABD via the University of the Seven Rays), she recognized the continuity of an comprehensive esoteric science approach for modern Discipleship, the emerging new world religion and expression of Soul cultures for a new world unfolding. During this time, she had joined forces with her husband, Sheldon Hughes, applying soul values and principles for developing conscious cultures in Organizations and the Business world.

Today, as founder of “Esoteric Advent” (and Sol Invictus Universalis) – she and Sheldon offer a contemplative on-line Group Approach to Divinity comprised of esoteric study, rituals, meditations and Diamond Soul Practices drawing upon the ancient Wisdom Teachings – in concert with the starry heavens and zodiacal rhythms of the year, as well as some of the deeper liturgical seasons – in service of the Heart of the Christ and the Soul of Humanity. As a certified Coach, Halina helps unfold the living powers of the Soul through spiritual mentoring and coaching.


For several decades Sheldon worked as an Organization Development Consultant for high profile companies in the United States and abroad, served as an independent Leadership and Culture Development Coach developing whole system, values-based, and a team approach to Business, and participated in the Conscious Capitalism movement. As principal co-founder of Capricorn Consulting Group, his mission has been to assist in the transformation of business through inspired group relations developing the higher nature of people and groups, and facilitate the emergence of work place cultures based upon serving the needs of all stake holders in the light of meeting the true needs of Humanity.

BA in Religion from Princeton University, MBA in Organizational Behavior from NYU, and PhD.E in Esoteric Philosophy/Psychology-ABD. Sheldon is a long term member of National Training Laboratories (NTL) that began the Organization Development movement in the United States. He has served as a mentor and consultant-to-consultants in the OD field.

Both Sheldon and Halina are part of a worldwide community of active, conscious serving groups working largely behind the scenes in support of the emerging new world religion, world culture and civilization.

Both are Members of the Board for Meditation Mount (MGI) in Ojai, CA, members of the Board of Trustees for the Seven Ray Institute (SRI) and University of the Seven Rays (USR), and annual International Conference Program Coordinators for the SRI-USR since 2002. They live in the Sierra Nevada foothills of northern California (near Grass Valley, CA) with their magical cat person, Little Lady, aka Alcyone. Contact info: or;Sheldon can be reached at .