ALICE BAILEY - CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE ATOM - 1972 - COSMIC HUMANKIND EVOLUTION
THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE ATOM
Book Details + Condition: Vintage 1972 edition of Alice A. Bailey's THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE ATOM. Original blue cloth boards lettered in gilt on spine & front board. 163 pages, includes Index. In very good condition: tight binding; fading to gilt text; interior is clean and unmarked save owner's stamp on inside front board. Book appears little read, if ever. Contents include: The Field of Evolution; Evolution of Substance; Evolution of Man, the Thinker; Goal of Evolution; Cosmic Evolution; and more. 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.