This book is an edited and revised version of Isobel Blackthorn’s PhD dissertation The Texts of Alice A. Bailey: An inquiry into the role of esotericism in transforming consciousness. I’m delighted to share my doctoral thesis on the mother of the New Age Alice Bailey now in book format. I’ve revised and improved some chapters,Continue reading “Experiencing the Texts of Alice A. Bailey”
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Spiritual Leadership by Alice Bailey
Announcing the release of two booklets on spiritual leadership written in 1921 and 1922 by Alice Bailey, not seen for a hundred years. The two booklets in Spiritual Leadership written by Alice Bailey (herself) in 1921 and 1922, are now available on Amazon. In writing the introduction to this slim volume, my own thinking sharpened.Continue reading “Spiritual Leadership by Alice Bailey”
Some Alice Bailey Genealogy used for her Biography
I was going through a pile of old papers this morning and came across some documents I thought worth sharing. These documents concern theosophist Alice A. Bailey, born Alice Ann La Trobe-Bateman (1880-1949). Researching Alice Bailey’s genealogy proved straightforward when it came to her father’s line as the aristocratic La Trobe-Bateman family were high-achieving withContinue reading “Some Alice Bailey Genealogy used for her Biography”
Alice Bailey biographical novel wins book award!
I’m thrilled to announce that The Unlikely Occultist has won the Honorable Mention Award in the Realistic Fiction category of the 2021 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Reviewed By Deborah Lloyd for Readers’ Favorite: Shortly after her loving Aunt Hilary’s funeral, Heather faced a challenge at her job. At the State Library in Victoria, Australia, sheContinue reading “Alice Bailey biographical novel wins book award!”
Re-visiting Alice Bailey’s 10 Point Plan
by Patrick Chouinard I’m delighted to share this article by theosophist Patrick Chouinard in which he addresses the broader issues underlying the so-called Ten-Point Plan circulating among conspiracy theorists opposed to Alice Bailey. *please note the Patrick Chouinard featured here is NOT the well-known Canadian actor and neither is he the ‘white history’ author ofContinue reading “Re-visiting Alice Bailey’s 10 Point Plan”
A Treatise on Cosmic Fire: A Theory of Everything
Back in the early noughties, I undertook doctoral studies in the School of Social Ecology at Western Sydney University and produced the world’s first PhD thesis on the teachings of theosophist Alice A. Bailey. Last year, peer-reviewed journal The Esoteric Quarterly encouraged me to write an article based on one of the chapters. I choseContinue reading “A Treatise on Cosmic Fire: A Theory of Everything”
Alice Bailey and the Plan
by Isobel Blackthorn In my previous articles https://isobelblackthorn.com/alice-bailey-articles/ I’ve explored some of the roots of the Alice Bailey conspiracy theory and attempted to show how the theory is unjustified by providing a taste of the meaning and intention behind the theosophist’s thinking. Here I focus on a term that triggers alarm in the conspiracy mind,Continue reading “Alice Bailey and the Plan”
More Conspiracy Thinking About Alice Bailey: The United Nations
by Isobel Blackthorn For conspiracy thinkers in the 1950s and 60s, the United Nations exemplified not internationalism as Alice Bailey pictured the organisation, but totalitarianism. As if Hitler, Stalin, Franco and Mussolini were not bad enough, Chairman Mao Zedong implemented his own communist version of group consciousness, the individual forced to serve the ideals ofContinue reading “More Conspiracy Thinking About Alice Bailey: The United Nations”
New World Order and Alice Bailey: What’s the Evidence?
by Isobel Blackthorn Mother of the New Age movement Alice Bailey has been the bête noire of conspiracy thinkers for decades, helped along by Christian writer Constance Cumbey. See https://isobelblackthorn.com/2021/01/18/alice-bailey-and-the-new-world-order/ The tap root that anchors this conspiracy theory is the notion of a new world order, a phrase much used in the Bailey teachings. WhatContinue reading “New World Order and Alice Bailey: What’s the Evidence?”
The Unlikely Occultist receives a Five Star Readers’ Favorite Badge!
Reviewed by Deborah Lloyd for Readers’ Favorite Shortly after her loving Aunt Hilary’s funeral, Heather faced a challenge at her job. At the State Library in Victoria, Australia, she was assigned the task of assessing a one-hundred box collection donated by the late Professor Foyle. She was a professor of religious studies, with a strong interest inContinue reading “The Unlikely Occultist receives a Five Star Readers’ Favorite Badge!”