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Re: Theos-World Was Alice Bailey "the New Torch-Bearer of Truth"?

May 09, 2009 02:43 PM
by Drpsionic

Only in the sense that she damned near burned down the house.
Chuck the heretic
In a message dated 5/9/2009 11:18:26 A.M. Central Daylight Time, writes:


Alice Bailey claimed that "her teachings came from the same Occult  
Brotherhood that taught HP Blavatsky . . . . Bailey's guide professed to be  the 
same Djual Khool that was one of HPB's teachers. Bailey also declared that  
her guru was the same Master Koot Hoomi that Blavatsky knew." 

Many  Bailey students have quoted the following passage from H.P.B.'s pen 
in  supporting the claim that Alice Bailey was the expected new messenger of 
the  Masters in the 20th century: 

"In Century the Twentieth some disciple  more informed, and far better 
fitted, may be sent by the Masters of Wisdom to  give final and irrefutable 
proofs that there exists a Science called  Gupta-Vidya; and that . . . the 
source of all religions and philosophies . . .  has been for many ages forgotten 
and lost to men, but is at last found." S.D.,  1888, Vol I, p. xxxviii 
(original edition) 

But Students should compare  this 1888 statement with the following two 
passages from HPB's pen. The first  extract was written in December 1888 and 
the second one dates from the middle  of 1889. 

The first passage reads: 

"Let every member [of the  Esoteric Section] know . . . that the time for 
such priceless acquisition is  limited. The writer of the present is old; her 
life is well-nigh worn out, and  she may be summoned 'home' any day and 
almost any hour. And if her place is  even filled up, perchance by another 
worthier and more learned than herself,  still there remain but twelve years to 
the last hour of the term - namely,  till December the 31st, 1899. Those who 
will not have profited by the  opportunity (given to the world in every 
last quarter of a century), those who  will not have reached a certain point of 
psychic and spiritual development, or  that point from which begins the 
cycle of adeptship, by that day - those will  advance no further than the 
knowledge already acquired. No Master of Wisdom  from the East will appear or 
send any one to Europe or America after that  period, and the sluggards will 
have to renounce every chance of advancement in  their present incarnation - 
until the year 1975. Such is the LAW, for we are  in Kali Yuga - the Black 
Age - and the restrictions in this cycle, the first  5,000 years of which will 
expire in 1897, are great and almost  insuperable."Let every member [of the 
 Esoteric Section] know . . . that the 

The second passage is as follows: 

". . .during the last  quarter of every hundred years an attempt is made by 
those 'Masters' . . . to  help on the spiritual progress of Humanity in a 
marked and definite way.  Towards the close of each century you will 
invariably find that an outpouring  or upheaval of spirituality - or call it 
mysticism if you prefer - has taken  place. Some one or more persons have appeared 
in the world as their agents,  and a greater or less amount of occult 
knowledge and teaching has been given  out . . . . .If the present attempt, in the 
form of our Society, succeeds  better than its predecessors have done, then 
it will be in existence as an  organized, living and healthy body when the 
time comes for the effort of the  XXth century. The general condition of 
men's minds and hearts will have been  improved and purified by the spread of 
its teachings . . . . but besides a  large and accessible literature ready to 
men's hands, the next impulse will  find a numerous and united body of 
people ready to welcome the new  torch-bearer of Truth. He will find the minds 
of men prepared for his message,  a language ready for him in which to clothe 
the new truths he brings, an  organization awaiting his arrival . . . ." 
The Key to Theosophy, pp. 306-7.  Italics added.

The three passages taken together indicate that HPB was  referring to an 
emissary of the Masters coming in 1975 or later. These  statements by HPB 
would seem to rule out the messenger being Alice Bailey or  many other 
claimants. For a list of such claimants, see:


_http://hpb.cc_ ( 

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