ALICE BAILEY - BETHLEHEM TO CALVARY: INITIATIONS OF JESUS - 1974 CHRIST SPIRIT
FROM BETHLEHEM TO CALVARY: THE INITIATIONS OF JESUS
Book Details + Condition: Vintage 1974 edition of Alice A. Bailey's FROM BETHLEHEM TO CALVARY: THE INITIATIONS OF JESUS. Original blue cloth boards lettered in gilt on spine & front board. 292 pages, includes Index. In very good condition: tight binding; clean boards; interior is clean and unmarked save owner's stamp on inside front board. Book appears little read, if ever. Alice Bailey (1880-1947) was born in England, but moved to America in the early 20th century. Although she had a strong Christian upbringing, she was drawn to the Theosophical Society, joining its Esoteric Section - the secretive subgroup formed by Blavatsky for those who wanted to seriously pursue the study of the occult. Bailey eventually left the Theosophical Society, but it remained a strong influence, and she believed that the 'Spirit Guide' who had helped her since her 'teens was the same 'Koot Humi' who had communicated with the leading Theosophists. She also claimed contact with another Theosophical 'Master' 'Djwhal Khul - 'The Tibetan' who she said outlined an advanced system of esoteric teaching, which she described in many of the two dozen books she subsequently authored.