Alice A. Bailey
Twenty-four Books of Esoteric Philosophy
The Consciousness of the Atom
Evolution progressively affects the atomic substance of all forms. In this book the
scientific relation of matter and consciousness is discussed. 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 Destiny of the Nations
A nation is an evolving spiritual entity, and, like a human being, is subject to the impact of
energies. These energies influence the national consciousness, encouraging recognition of soul
destiny and co-operation with that evolving process. This book discusses the spiritual destiny of
many nations and their predisposing soul and personality influences.
Discipleship in the New Age
Volumes I and II
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 teaching on meditation, initiation, and the six stages of discipleship. They emphasise
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.
Education in the New Age
Education should be a continuous process from birth to death. It is essentially a process
leading to the reconciliation of the human and divine elements within every person. Right
relationship between God and man, spirit and matter, the whole and the part, should be the prime
objective of educational techniques.
The Externalisation of the Hierarchy
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
externalisation of certain ashrams within the Hierarchy and the practical effects of this process
are given in detail.
From Bethlehem to Calvary
The five major events in the life of the historical Jesus portray the points of crisis that
every human being has eventually to face and triumph over. We can know and consciously co-operate
in the journey which leads from the place of spiritual birth to the place of renunciation and
From Intellect to Intuition
The development of the intellect, while necessary, is a means to an end. The intellect should
become a means of 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.
Glamour: A World Problem
World glarnour - the sumtotal of human ignorance, fear and greed - can be dissipated through
the clear, inclusive thinking of those in whom the soul (Christ) principle is awakening. Glamour
results from a negative emotional focus; the dissipation of glarnour depends on "illumined
Initiation, Human and Solar
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
The science of meditation, as a mind-training technique. is increasingly practised everywhere.
Meditation is concerned with energy flow - energy which is fiery and impersonal in nature. Its
potential dangers should therefore be understood and avoided, and practices adopted which are
safe and trustworthy. This book sets out the basic factors and shows that the overall objective
of scientific meditation is planetary service.
The Light of the Soul
This book is an original paraphrase with commentary of the Yoga Sutras of
Patanjali. These comprise a treatise on the control of the mind and its illumination
by the soul. The sutras are of ancient origin and were first codified in writing by
Patanjali, who is considered to be the founder of the Raja Yoga school.
Problems of Humanity
Six basic world problems, with many ramifications, continue to present humanity with
opportunity for progress. A perspective on these problems is shown in this book; the spiritual
factors and subjective causes are related to outer appearances and effects on the world scene.
The Reappearance of the Christ
Many religions today expect the coming of an avatar or saviour. The second coming of the Christ,
as the world teacher for the age of Aquarius, is presented as an imminent event that is logical
and practical in the continuity of divine revelation throughout the ages. The Christ belongs to
all humanity, and can be known and understood as "the same great identity in all the world
The Soul and its Mechanism
The soul works through the mechanism of the threefold personality. The method
presented in this book; and also the way the human constitution, as a whole and in its component parts, responds to the impact of an evolving consciousness.
Telepathy and the Etheric Vehicle
The scientific basis for the widely accepted ideal of the "brotherhood of man" rests on the fact
of the interwoven etheric - or energy - structure underlying all forms in all kingdoms within the
planet. It is this essential oneness which provides the conditions for intercommunication on all
levels of consciousness, and which creates the possibility of simultaneous impression in many by
a stream of Plan-inspired energy.
A Treatise on Cosmic Fire
This volume deals with the underlying structure of occult 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 gives 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. A Treatise
on Cosmic Fire provides a compact outline of a scheme of cosmology, philosophy and psychology
which serves as a basic reference and text book.
A Treatise on the Seven Rays:
Five volumes have been written under the overall title A Treatise on the Seven
Rays. They are based on the fact, the nature, the quality and the interrelationship of the
seven streams of energy pervading our solar system, our planet and all that lives and moves
within its orbit.
- Esoteric Psychology, Volumes I and II
The first two volumes of A Treatise on the Seven Rays 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 circumstances of human psychology to world conditions and
to future possibilities.
- Esoteric Astrology, Volume III
The science of esoteric astrology is said to be the basic occult science of the future.
Astrology is described in this book as "the science of relationships" a science which deals with
those conditioning energies and forces which play through and upon the whole field of space and
all that is found within it.
- Esoteric Healing, Volume IV
Medicine is an exact and an exacting science. Esoteric healing is equally exacting and
scientific. It is based on a number of requirements, including a knowledge of the spiritual
structure of a human being as well as the biology and anatomy of the 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.
- The Rays and the Initiations, Volume V
The first part of this volume contains the fourteen rules for group initiation. This is an
extension of the teachings given in Initiation, Human and Solar on the fourteen rules for
applicants. The second part of the book is concerned with the nine initiations by which the
disciple progressively achieves liberation from the various forms of our planetary life. The
possibility of group initiation is a development of the present era. This volume emphasises the
growth of the group idea - group service, group responsibility, group initiation and group
absorption into the centre, Hierarchy.
A Treatise on White Magic
This book contains the fifteen rules for magic. The soul, the higher self, the white magician,
becomes manifest through its own inherent "magical" powers. The human being is essentially and
inherently divine. The soul is the means whereby humanity evolves a consciousness of
divinity, redeems gross matter and liberates the pure flame of spirit from the limitation of form.
The Unfinished Autobiography
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 author, lecturer and teacher.