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The Ascended Master Paul the Venetian

Paul the Venetian Chohan of the Third Ray Ascended Master

Ascended Master of Beauty and Divine Love

The Ascended Master Paul the Venetian is Lord of the Third Ray, the pink ray of divine love, compassion and charity. He teaches the way of love through wisdom in action in order to prepare disciples to receive the Holy Spirit’s gift of discerning of spirits.1 Paul the Venetian is devoted to beauty, the perfection of the soul through patience, understanding, self-discipline and the development of the intuitive and creative faculties of the heart.

Lifetimes of Service to Culture and Beauty

Throughout his embodiments, Paul the Venetian played a variety of important cultural and artistic roles. On Atlantis, he served in government as head of cultural affairs. Before the sinking of Atlantis, Paul sailed to Peru to establish a focus of the liberty flame. This later enabled the Incas to produce a flourishing civilization.

Paul also embodied as an artist in the Incan empire and developed paints that would not fade. In an incarnation in Egypt, he was a master of esoteric architecture, working with El Morya.2 Also in Egypt and another embodiment, Paul became an expert mason in the construction of pyramids.

Paolo Veronese, the Divine Artist

Paul the Venetian’s final embodiment was as Paolo Veronese, the renowned renaissance painter (1528-1588). Born in Verona, Italy in 1528 into an artistic environment—his father being a sculptor, it is not surprising that Paulo’s talents began to flourish. At fourteen, Paulo apprenticed with a local master painter. Soon though the young painter’s prodigious gifts surpassed the training he could receive at the studio of the best artist in his city. In addition, Veronese’s preference was for a more radiant color palette than that of his contemporaries.

Knowledge of Paulo Veronese’s talent spread, and he was summoned to Venice in 1555 to decorate the ceiling of the San Sebastiano Church. He received additional commissions for an altar piece and smaller works and a series of historical paintings for a castle near Vicenza. As Veronese’s reputation grew, he was commissioned to complete increasingly important works.

One of these, a large canvas called The Wedding at Cana utilized his trademark intense colors and multiple figures. His use of color continued to grow in intensity and luminosity. His ability to tell a story on canvas, including intricate interactions between multiple figures, was unmatched. Veronese’s most famous painting, entitled Feast in the House of Levi was a depiction of The Last Supper. However, Veronese was required to appear in front of an Inquisition panel to explain a number of figures and details that appear in the painting. Veronese preferred to make Christ and his disciples reachable and approachable to viewers. Rather than argue over the painting’s content, Veronese simply called the painting Feast in the House of Levi instead of The Last Supper.

Veronese worked in many artistic mediums including pencil sketches, pen and ink and chalk. Many of his drawings also became collector’s items. Unlike the traditional perception that most of us have of artists as high-strung and hot-tempered sorts, Veronese was reputed to be warm and friendly, kind and affectionate. He managed a teaching studio that continued after his death, run by two of his sons. Some art historians consider Veronese to be the founder of modern painting.

A Vignette in the Life of the Master Artist

On one cloudy morning, Paulo Veronese had been hard at work in his studio attempting to capture on canvas the image of the face of an angel. He was experiencing some challenges with this project. And, in fact, such a feeling of oppression came over him that he felt compelled to flee his studio. Walking out into the bustling street did nothing to calm him. Driven by this unease, he distanced himself from town, with its noise and feeling of heaviness in the direction of the countryside.

Soon he approached a small churchyard near a field and began to feel less agitated. The accustomed feeling of peace was returning. Perhaps he could now return and continue his work. Just then the sounds of sobbing reached his ears. There at the site of a new grave, a young lady knelt thoroughly overcome with grief. He didn’t know what to do. Should he approach her? He was a stranger and might frighten her.

He decided stay put and offer a brief prayer of comfort. As Veronese prayed, the clouds parted, filling the field and churchyard with glorious sunshine. The young woman stopped her sobbing and looked up. …And Veronese saw the face that he had been attempting to paint. Approaching her now, he offered these words of comfort as he gently touched an apple blossom on a nearby tree, “Daughter, there is a resurrection in nature, and all things do pass and go through their cycles only to return once again to the fullness and the dawn of bloom. And in the resurrection, your father dear shall return to you.”3

The young woman nodded but explained how much she missed him right now—how lonely she was for his presence. And once again Veronese prayed with her. This time taking her hand as he prayed, he felt a transfer of light as an energy of comfort coursing through him to her. Suddenly, every vestige of sorrow and pain left her beautiful face.

The young woman went home to in turn bring comfort to her family. And Veronese returned to his studio to paint his remembrances of her glowing face, free of all grief, the face of an angel.

The Alchemy of Divine Love

Paul the Venetian works closely with the Maha Chohan4 to bring to mankind the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Paul’s teachings and blessings are often related to creativity and beauty. He also gives understanding on the gift of discernment. Current teachings released through The Hearts Center from Paul the Venetian include the following:

    On the immaculate concept: Paul encourages us to seek the fire of holiness, throw away the need for outer recognition and win with humility. He asks us to visualize, create and wear the robes of holiness—a white garment lined in gold with golden sandals. By seeing all souls wearing these robes of holiness, we can hold the immaculate concept for all of life.  —November 17, 2004 
    On creativity: By releasing your sense of limitation, you can create new inventions and new ways of thinking. This is how to become a co-creator with God!  —March 21, 2005 
    On seeing the beauty of your soul: Paul can show you a true portrait of your own inner beauty to inspire you to become that reality today.  —May 1, 2006 
    Dispensation from the Temple of the Sun: A radiant golden light from the Temple of the Sun is released by the master over New York City to blaze forth across America and consume ignorance and delusions. This light helps devotees of God to acquire greater illumination and removes layers of mortal density.  —September 10, 2006

  1. The gift of discernment is the ability to sense whether the spirit that is speaking through one or another is an inspiration coming from the highest point of reality or from a lesser source of the astral or lower etheric realms. (Learn more about the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Listen to Paracletus’ HeartStream.) back to discerning of spirits…
  2. El Morya is the Lord of the First Ray, the ray of God’s will. Through his many embodiments—including the Biblical patriarch Abraham, the visionary King Arthur, the principled Thomas Becket, the renaissance Indian mogul Akbar, the stalwart St. Thomas Moore, and the sensitive and loyal Irish poet Thomas More—the soul of El Morya excelled in its tenacity to principle and obedience to the highest understanding of the will of God. back to El Morya…
  3. Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet. Lords of the Seven Rays—Mirror of Consciousness. (Summit University Press, 1986), 122. back to your father dear shall return to you
  4. The Maha Chohan, meaning the “Great Lord,” is the representative of the Holy Spirit to the Earth. It is his work to assist mankind to contact the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth. back to Maha Chohan…