The Books of Alice Bailey

Written in cooperation with a Tibetan teacher between 1919-1949, the books of Alice Bailey constitute a continuation of the Ageless Wisdom – a body of esoteric teaching handed down from ancient times in a form which is always suitable to each period. Intended to precede and condition the coming era, the Alice A. Bailey writings offer an unparalled spiritual approach to such subjects as the teachings on Shamballa and the Path of spiritual evolution; the Spiritual Hierarchy, the new discipleship and training in meditation as a form of service; the teaching on the seven rays and the new psychology of the soul; the teaching on esoteric astrology and the new world religion, which emphasis the common thread of truth linking all the major world faiths.

The Ageless Wisdom is presented as a practical and contemporary way of life and as a guide to the merging of spiritual values and goals with the challenges of modern living. The emphasis of the Alice Bailey writings is on service, through the development of the contribution which each individual, guided by the soul, can make to the enlightenment of planetary consciousness during this time of momentous change and transition into a new age and new millennium.

An extract from the Tibetan teacher, written in 1934, briefly explains the intent of these teachings:

“The books that I have written are sent out with no claim for their acceptance. They may, or may not, be correct, true and useful. It is for you to ascertain their truth by right practice and by the exercise of the intuition. Neither I nor A.A.B. are the least interested in having them acclaimed as inspired writing. If they present the truth in such a way that it follows sequentially upon that already offered in the world teachings, if the information given raises the aspiration and the will-to-serve from the plane of the emotions to that of the mind then they will have served their purpose. If the teaching conveyed calls forth a response from the illumined mind of the worker in the world, and brings a flashing forth of the intuition, then let that teaching be accepted.”

Alice Bailey   Photo © www.lucistrust.org
Alice Bailey Photo © www.lucistrust.org

Alice A. Bailey (1880-1949)
From her conservative British background, Alice Bailey’s life led her in many directions, but always in one direction – towards the time when through drastic personal experience of many kinds she had acquired a synthesis of outlook and understanding, and an absolute conviction that one divine life pervades and animates the one humanity; that the Plan for humanity requires the cooperation of dedicated human beings, intelligently informed about world affairs, in collaboration with those who form the spiritual Hierarchy, the inner government of the planet.

Basically her work developed as a duality – her discipleship service, which included the establishment of an esoteric school; and her initially reluctant agreement to work with the Tibetan, Djwhal Khul, in the writing of a series of books presenting the next phase in the continuity of the Ageless Wisdom, teaching for the recent and the immediate future.

Alice Bailey BooksThis information is from www.lucistrust.org/en/books/alice_bailey_books where the books may be ordered online.

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2 Responses to The Books of Alice Bailey

  1. Kris Dodson says:

    My Friends, These books have changed the lives of thousands upon thousands of seekers, including mine. If you have never read any of Alice Bailey’s books before you might consider starting with a sampling as provide by the compilations titled “Serving Humanity” or “Ponder on This”.

    Each day we are joined by our use of a prayer for humanity prayer which was handed down to us by the Master Djwhal Khul on behalf of the spiritual Hierarchy. If you have never heard this prayer before it is my hope that you can find a place of quiet within yourself and say these words with us.

    The Great Invocation
    From the point of Light within the Mind of God
    Let light stream forth into the minds of men.
    Let Light descend on Earth.

    From the point of Love within the Heart of God
    Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.
    May Christ return to Earth.

    From the centre where the Will of God is known
    Let purpose guide the little wills of men—
    The purpose which the Masters know and serve.

    From the centre which we call the race of men
    Let the Plan of Love and Light work out.
    And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

    Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth

  2. Sandi Trim says:

    It has been many years since I have opened an Alice Bailey book. You have really inspired me to get started again… I have the full series… so slowly I go to open my heart once again with this wonderful knowledge & wisdom. Thank you , many blessing & love

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