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Books by Alice Bailey and Djwhal Khul
Initiation, Human and Solar (1922)
An initiation is an expansion of consciousness, leading to revelation and illumination. Initiation is experienced by all forms of life, great and small. The work of the planetary Hierarchy, in its many stages of Mastership, is outlined in this book, and the Fourteen Rules are given by which the neophyte may become an Applicant at the Portal of Initiation.
Letters on Occult Meditation (1922)
The science of meditation, as a mind-training technique, is increasingly practiced everywhere. Meditation is concerned with energy flow, energy which is impersonal and fiery in nature; its potential dangers should therefore be understood and avoided, and practices adopted which are safe and trustworthy.
A Treatise on Cosmic Fire (1925)
This volume deals with the underlying structure of esoteric teaching for the present era and with those vast cosmic processes reproduced through all areas of life from universe to atom. A large section of the book is directed to a detailed exposition of Solar Fire, the Fire of Mind, since this is the dominant energy to be understood and controlled during this second solar system. The book also presents a detailed description of the deva kingdom in its various divisions.
A Treatise on White Magic (1934)
This book, a basic text on the Path, contains the Fifteen Rules for Magic. The Soul, the white Magician, is becoming manifest through its own inherent "magical" powers. The human being is essentially and inherently divine. The Soul is the means whereby mankind evolves a consciousness of divinity, redeems gross matter and liberates the pure flame of spirit from the limitation of form.
Discipleship in the New Age - Volume I (1944)
Discipleship in the New Age - Volume II (1955)
These two volumes contain the record of a series of personal and group instructions given to a small group of aspirants over a period of fifteen years by a Master of the Wisdom. They contain detailed teachings on Meditation, Initiation and the Six Stages of Discipleship. They emphasize the new age, pioneering necessity for group work, the development of group consciousness, and the change in training for initiation from individuals to discipleship groups. These writings are rather advanced, as the group to which they were addressed was in an accelerated program of mental and spiritual unfoldment.
Problems of Humanity (1947)
The basic world problems continue to present humanity with opportunity for progress. A perspective on the problems is shown in this book; the spiritual factors and subjective causes are related to the outer appearances and effects on the world scene.
The Reappearance of the Christ (1948)
The event is presented in this book as an imminent, logical and practical fact in the continuity of divine revelation throughout the ages. The Avatar belongs to all mankind; he can be known and understood as "the One" in all world religions.
The Destiny of the Nations (1949)
A nation is an evolving spiritual entity, subject, as a human being is, to the impact of energies. These energies influence the national consciousness, encouraging recognition of Soul destiny and cooperation with that evolving process. The spiritual destiny of many nations and their predisposing Soul and personality influences are discussed in this book.
Glamour - A World Problem (1950)
World glamor - the sum total of human ignorance, fear and greed - can dissipate through the clear, inclusive thinking of those in whom the Soul (Christ) principle is awakening. Glamor results from a negative emotional focus; the dissipation of glamor depends on "illumined thinking."
Telepathy and the Etheric Vehicle (1950)
The scientific basis for the widely accepted ideal of the "brotherhood of man" rests on the fact of the interwoven etheric energy structure underlying all forms in all kingdoms within the planet. It is this essential oneness that provides the conditions for intercommunication on all levels of consciousness, and puts telepathic communication within reach of all spiritual workers.
Education in the New Age (1954)
Education should be a continuous process from birth to death. It is essentially a process leading to reconciliation of the human and divine elements in the constitution of a human being. Right relationship between God and man, spirit and matter, the whole and the part, should be a prime objective of educational techniques.
The Externalization of the Hierarchy (1957)
This book discusses the interdependence of all states of consciousness and kingdoms in nature within the planet. It shows the interaction between humanity, the Hierarchy and Shamballa, and sets out the essentials of Plan and Purpose which influence human affairs. The process of the externalization of certain ashrams within the Hierarchy and the practical effects of the process are given in detail.
A Treatise on the Seven Rays:
Five volumes have been written under the overall title of A Treatise on the Seven Rays, based on the fact, the nature, the quality and the inter- relationship of the seven streams of energy pervading our solar system, our planet and all that lives and moves within its orbit.
Volume 1: Esoteric Psychology I (1936)
These two volumes go extensively into the psychological make-up of a human being as the life, quality and appearance of an incarnating, evolving spiritual entity. They also relate the circumstance of human psychology to world conditions and to future possibilities. Volume I presents and in-depth description of the seven rays and how they manifest throughout the planet.
Volume 2: Esoteric Psychology II (1942)
Some of the topics covered in this volume are:
The seven laws of Soul or group life;
Rules for inducing Soul control;
Diseases and problems of disciples and mystics;
The New Group of World Servers.
Volume 3: Esoteric Astrology (1951)
The science of esoteric astrology is said to be one of the basic sciences of the future. Astrology is described in this book as "the science of relationships", a science that deals with those conditioning energies and forces that play through and upon the whole field of space and all that is found within it.
Volume 4: Esoteric Healing (1953)
Healing is an exact and an exacting science. Esoteric healing is equally scientific, based on a number of requirements, including knowledge of the constitution of man as a spiritual being and of the biology and anatomy of his physical form. In this book the seven ray techniques of healing are described; the laws and rules of healing are discussed; basic causes of disease are shown; and requirements for healing are given in detail.
Volume 5: The Rays and the Initiations (1960)
The first part of this volume contains the Fourteen Rules for Group Initiation, an extension of the teachings given in Initiation, Human and Solar on the Fourteen Rules for Applicants. The possibility of group initiation is a development of the present era; this volume emphasizes the growth of the group idea - group service, group responsibility, group initiation and group absorption into the Spiritual Hierarchy.
The second part of the book is concerned with the nine initiations by which the disciple progressively liberates himself from the various forms of our planetary life. Also included is a section detailing the techniques by which the Soul-infused personality bridges to the higher spiritual realms and develops the capacity to evoke the Spiritual Will - prerequisite to becoming and initiate.
Books by Alice Bailey
The Consciousness of the Atom (1922)
In this book, a clear introduction to esotericism, the scientific relation of matter and consciousness is discussed as evolution progressively affects the atomic substance of all forms. The "atom" emerges as a miniature but complete replica of the energy structure common to all forms of life - cosmic, planetary, human and subhuman.
The Light of the Soul (1927) (The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali)
Paraphrased by Djwhal Khul with commentary by Alice Bailey
This volume is an original paraphrase, with commentary, of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The Yoga Sutras are of ancient origin, first reduced to writing by Patanjali, who is considered the founder of the Raja Yoga School. Control of the mind and its illumination by the Soul are brought about through the practice of Raja Yoga.
The Soul and Its Mechanism (1930)
The Soul works through the mechanism of the threefold personality. The method by which the Soul and the personality vehicles interact and function together is presented in this volume; and also the way the human constitution, as a whole and in its component parts, responds to the impact of an evolving consciousness.
From Intellect to Intuition (1932)
The development of the intellect, while necessary, is a means to an end. The mind should become an instrument for penetrating into new dimensions of thought and consciousness, and of awakening the intuitive faculty of "pure reason." Through occult meditation the gap is bridged between the threefold mind and the intuition.
From Bethlehem to Calvary (1937)
The life experience of the Master Jesus, including the Crucifixion (the Great Renunciation) is reflected in the life experience of all human beings. We can know and consciously cooperate in the journey that leads from the place of spiritual birth to the place of renunciation and resurrection.
The Labours of Hercules: An Astrological Interpretation (1974)
Paraphrased by Djwhal Khul with commentary by Alice Bailey
The story of the dramatic experience of the great and ancient Son of God, Hercules, gives us a synthetic picture of the progress of the soul from ignorance to wisdom, from material desire to spiritual achievement. Each labor is associated with an astrological sign.
The Unfinished Autobiography (1951)
Although her death in December 1949 prevented the completion of this book, enough of the author's life story emerges to show the stages in her journey from Christian evangelism to mastery of the science of esotericism, and her work as an author, lecturer and teacher.
Active Meditation: The Western Tradition, Robert R. Leichtman, M.D. and Carl Japikse
This is a clear, practical description of all aspects of meditation. The authors show how to improve relationships, be more creative, heal the emotions, etc.
Books by Members of the School for Esoteric Studies (current and former)
12 Years: The Long Road Back, Robert A. Kezer
The story of a lifelong struggle with generationally patterned alcoholism, it's also an inspiring account of a spiritual journey leading to redemption. Packed with extracts from The Urantia Book. 187 pages (pb). 1st Books Library. www.1stbooks.com. Book order hotline: 888-280-7715
Peace Means Action, Yves Chaumette
The outcome of 15 years of research, this book is based on the teachings of Alice Bailey and Agni Yoga. It features a symbolic tool - three red dots inside a red circle - and offers techniques for the implementation of that tool in the expansion of consciousness. 254 pages (pb). US$15.00.
Source of Consciousness: An Experimental Approach, Yves Chaumette
A practical companion volume to the above, this book consists of exercises and experiments for contacting the Source of consciousness, the Soul. 97 pages (pb). US$7.95. Both books are English translations and can be ordered by contacting the author at 33 rue Charles de Gaulle, 9133 Yerres, France.
Personality and the Soul: 16 Women Show Us the Connection, Philip C. Groce
What glues a community together? The author interviews a series of women who vary greatly in personality, age and religious inclination and who demonstrate one particular soul quality, such as courage, patience, compassion, dedication or kindness. Women and men alike will find that the stories are not only inspiring, but also valuable as they learn how these women can be mentors for us all. 180 pages (pb). $14.95. Seven Coin Press. www.sevencoinpress.com.