THE SEVEN RAYS is said to be an ancient tradition which was re-discovered under the aegis of Theosophy.  They function as a sevenfold division of many physical realities, including the colors of the spectrum, the notes of a musi

According to the Ancient Wisdom, the objective existence of the Absolute began with just three aspects, His Will or Intention, His Love or Consciousness and His Form. This was the origin of three evolutionary life forms, the Lords Of Flame, The Lords Of Mind and the Lords of Form, which correspond to the Absolute's three principles.
 


To continue the process of evolution, each of His three life forms were again divided by three to allow them to adopt these principles independently from each other, and then into a further four categories to create what we know as physical reality:

THE SEVEN RAYS are Will, Love/Wisdom, Form, Harmony, Truth, Devotion, and Completion.


It is a system that postulates that the Absolute originally manifests itself in seven divine qualities.  Each individual human soul is an essential part of one of these Seven Rays, and through a succession of lifetimes the qualities of that Ray are developed and refined, to further the evolution of Humanity


The Lords of Flame are Elemental gods who are responsible for the seven divisions of the Absolute's Will into the Seven Kingdoms; 

The Lords of Form are Devas who are responsible for the seven divisions of the Absolute's Form into the Seven Planes;

The Lords of Mind are Humans who are responsible for the seven divisions of the Absolute's Consciousness into the Seven Rays.