Experiencing the Texts of Alice A. Bailey

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”

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”

The Unlikely Occultist: 0.99 US/UK Kindle 11/6 through 11/10

The Unlikely Occultist will be available for 0.99 as a Kindle purchase in US/UK from November 6 through November 10. You can purchase from Amazon here. You can find out more about this book below. ***** “Blackthorn’s book offers a fascinating portrait of a woman dismissed by mainstream thinkers and religions, a woman whose current obscurityContinue reading “The Unlikely Occultist: 0.99 US/UK Kindle 11/6 through 11/10”

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 theosophical teacher and thinker, and dear friend Patrick Chouinard in which he addresses the broader issues underlying the so-called Ten-Point Plan circulating among conspiracy theorists opposed to Alice Bailey. Are Alice Bailey’s teachings satanic or part of a conspiracy for a “one world government”? AliceContinue 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”

Alice Bailey in 1920 at Theosophical HQ Krotona

There are so few photos of Alice Bailey which is why I’m delighted to share this digitally enhanced image courtesy of Steven Chernikeeff, original photo courtesy of the Lucis Trust. The image appears in the original in my biography Alice A. Bailey: Life & Legacy. This image of Alice Bailey – then Mrs Alice EvansContinue reading “Alice Bailey in 1920 at Theosophical HQ Krotona”

Praise for Alice Bailey biography

I’m truly humbled by all the praise pouring in for my biography of Alice Bailey. Such kind words as these warm my heart. “This is so much more than a very detailed biography of Alice Ann Bailey; it is also a very comprehensive review of the many interesting groups and people throughout the history ofContinue reading “Praise for Alice Bailey biography”

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