The Seventh Theosophical Ray is the Ray that governs ceremony in human life. Controlling it is the entity Mahachohn who it seems has authority like a Prime Minister over the Third to Seventh Rays since they each affect in some way the mind, bliss or activity. The Masters of these Rays are similar to ministers of his Cabinet. The Master, also or lesser known as Rakoczy, is sincerely believed to be Counte de St. Germain, the celebrated and mysterious eighteenth-century French occultist. Rakoczy, a Hungarian adept, is said to have previously appeared as a number of famous personalities including Francis and Roger Bacon. This Ray governs every type of ceremony whether Confucian in the East, Vedic in India, or ecclesiastical or magical in the West. The purpose of this Ray’s control and influence is considered to be the fact that often in the performance of the ritual the person loses his or her ego-self to become something greater frequently depicted in the role he or she is portraying; thus fostering self-improvement. A.G.H.
Ellwood, Robert. Theosophy: A modern expression of the wisdom of the ages. Wheaton, IL. Quest Books. 1994. pp. 142-143