Ascended Master Teachings – Chapter IV

Chapter 4: The Life and Work of Alice A Bailey

Alice Ann Bailey (1880-1949) was an influential writer and spiritual teacher who played a significant role in the development of the Ascended Master Teachings movement. Her works were highly influential in the development of the movement, and her teachings continue to inspire individuals seeking spiritual growth and enlightenment.

Early Life

Bailey was born on June 16, 1880, in Manchester, England. She grew up in a middle-class family and was educated at a private girls’ school. In 1907, she married Foster Bailey, a businessman who would later become her collaborator in her spiritual work.

Spiritual Experiences

In 1919, Bailey had a series of spiritual experiences that changed the course of her life. She claimed to have had a vision of the Master Koot Hoomi, a spiritual teacher who had been a significant influence on the Theosophical Society. Bailey claimed that Koot Hoomi had communicated with her telepathically and had given her a series of teachings that she would later publish in her works.

Bailey’s works were highly influential in the development of the Ascended Master Teachings movement, and her teachings emphasized the importance of self-awareness, spiritual growth, and the pursuit of higher states of consciousness.

Lucis Trust

In 1922, Bailey and her husband founded the Lucis Trust, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting spiritual growth and the teachings of the Ascended Masters. The trust published Bailey’s works, which were highly influential in the development of the movement and continue to inspire individuals seeking spiritual growth and enlightenment.

Bailey’s works were highly influential in the development of the Ascended Master Teachings movement, and her teachings emphasized the importance of self-awareness, spiritual growth, and the pursuit of higher states of consciousness.

Legacy

Bailey passed away in 1949, but her legacy continues through her teachings and the impact they had on the development of modern spirituality. Her works continue to inspire individuals seeking spiritual growth and enlightenment, and her teachings have influenced the development of numerous spiritual movements and organizations.

Conclusion

Alice A Bailey was a significant figure in the development of the Ascended Master Teachings movement. Her spiritual experiences and teachings formed the basis of her works, which were highly influential in spreading the belief in the existence of the Ascended Masters and their teachings. While her teachings were not without controversy, they continue to inspire individuals seeking spiritual growth and enlightenment, and her legacy continues to influence modern spirituality.


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