ALICE ANN BAILEY
life period : 1880 - 1949 | place of birth : Manchester(England), U.K
occupation : Writer, Theosophy Teacher, Occultist, Pantheist
teacher/guru : Koot Humi | spouse : Walter Evans
“ Men must be taught that Great Souls exist,
and exist primarily to serve Their fellow men.
The public must be familiarized with their names
and attributes, with Their work and purpose, and
men must be told that They are coming forth for
the salvation of the world."
“ Your spiritual goal is the
establishing of the Kingdom of God. ”
“ Each field of awareness in its boundaries
constitutes a prison, and...the objective of all work
of liberation, is to release the consciousness, and
expand its field of contacts.
Where there are boundaries of any kind,
where a field of influence is circumscribed, and
where the radius of contact is limited, there you
have a prison. Ponder on this statement for it
holds much truth.”
BOOKS BY THE MASTER
“ Ponder on this “ … “ A Treatise on Cosmic Fire “… “ From Bethlehem to Calvary: Initiations of Jesus “ …
“ The Externalisation of the Hierarchy “ … “ The Unfinished Autobiography of Alice A. Bailey “ …
“ Glamour: A World Problem “ … “ Initiation, Human and Solar “ …
" The Labours of Hercules: An Astrological Interpretation “ …
“ The Soul and Its Mechanism: The Problem of Psychology “ … “ The Consciousness of the Atom “…
“ Problems of Humanity “ … “ From Intellect to Intuition “ … “ Telepathy and the Etheric Vehicle “ …
“ Education in the New Age “ … “ A Treatise on White Magic: Or, The Way of the Disciple “ …
“ Esoteric Healing: The Sacred Art of Healing “ … “ The Rays and the Initiations “ ...
“ The Reappearance of the Christ “ … “ Esoteric Astrology “ ... " The Seven Rays of Life " ...
" Esoteric Psychology Vol II: Esoteric Psychology Vol 2 (A Treatise on the Seven Rays) " ...
" Esoteric Psychology Vol II " ... " Discipleship in the New Age Vol I & II " ...
" The Animal Kingdom: A Spiritual Perspective " ... " The Light of the Soul: Yoga Sutras of Patanjali " ...
" Death: The Great Adventure " ... " Letters on Occult Meditation " ... " A Compilation on Sex " ...
" The Destiny of the Nations " ... " The Seventh Ray: Revealer of the New Age "
Alice Ann La Trobe-Bateman was born on June 16, 1880 in Manchester, England. Her upper middle class background was religious and also service oriented. Both parents died by the time Alice was eight, so she and her sister lived from then on with their grandparents in Surrey. They were educated by governesses and later attended a finishing school in London.
Alice, in the Unfinished Autobiography, describes the first 20 years of her life as completely disciplined by the people and social conventions of her time. After school, and following the family trend, she worked as an evangelist for the British army in Ireland and India, "forcefully preaching the old-time religion" as she described it. It was during these stints that she gained early and valuable experience in leadership and management.
In India Alice met Walter Evans, later married him and settled in the United States where he studied theology and was ordained in the Episcopal Church. She became the mother of three daughters, a busy minister’s wife, later divorced. It was at this time, in 1915 when she was 35, that Alice came into contact with Theosophy through two English women who befriended her. She spent the next several years laboring in the cannery while studying the new Theosophical ideas – attending meetings and poring over Blavatsky’s The Secret Doctrine – and attempting to integrate those ideas with the strict Christianity of her upbringing. Before long, Alice began teaching classes in Theosophy at the Lodge in Pacific Grove, California.
In early 1919, when she was working at Krotona (the American headquarters of the Theosophical Society, then located in Hollywood, and since 1926 in Ojai, California), two significant events occurred. The first was her initial meeting with Master Djwhal Khul, a member of the Spiritual Hierarchy and a personal disciple of Master Koot Humi. That took place one morning when Alice was sitting on a hillside near her house. She heard a clear note of music that seemed to sound in the air, in the hill and in her body. She then heard a voice, which said, "There are some books that it is desired should be written for the public. You can write them. Will you do so?" Without a moment’s thought, she refused. She had no interest in psychic activity and at the time didn’t know the credentials of her mysterious interlocutor. He persisted, however, and she eventually agreed to serve as his amanuensis and secretary. Thus began a telepathic relationship that continued for 30 years, until Alice passed on in 1949. The second significant event of 1919 was Alice’s friendship with another Krotona worker, Foster Bailey, an American born in Massachusetts. Their spiritual partnership blossomed into much more; and in 11921 they were married, after relocating to New York City to found the Arcane School and its umbrella organization, Lucis Trust.
When Alice Bailey finally passed on in December 1949, there was more that she had planned to accomplish, including the next stage of advanced training in the Arcane School; but the "books that it is desired should be written" had been written, and she was gratefully released from physical plane struggles into greater service for her Master, Koot Humi.