Alice Ann Bailey (June 16, 1880 – December 15, 1949), the teacher and writer who was one of the original users of the term new age. She was born in Manchester, England as Alice LaTrobe Bateman and in 1907, moved to the United States. She was a prolific writer on theosophical subjects, and from 1919 – 1949, wrote 24 books regarding the esoteric and the paranormal.
She claims these transcripts came to her telepathically from a Master of Wisdom at first known only as The Tibetan, and later identified as Djwal Khul. These writings were on the spiritual nature of the solar system, healing, meditation and other religious themes. The subject matter of these writings were similar to her peer of the time Madame Blavatsky. Alice also had a very clear vision of what she called a unified society with a global “spirit of religion”.
Books with credits given to The Tibetan –
- Initiation, Human and Solar. 1922.
- Letters on Occult Meditation. 1922.
- A Treatise on Cosmic Fire. 1925.
- The Light of the Soul: Its Science and Effect : a paraphrase of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. 1997 .
- A Treatise on White Magic, or, The Way of the Disciple (5 ed.). 1987 .
- Discipleship in the New Age I. 1944.
- Discipleship in the New Age II. 1955.
- The Problems of Humanity. 1944.
- The Reappearance of the Christ. 1947.
- The Destiny of the Nations. 1949.
- Glamour: A World Problem. 1950.
- Telepathy and the Etheric Vehicle. 1950.
- Education in the New Age. 1954.
- The Externalisation of the Hierarchy. 1957.
- Ponder on This (compilation). 2003.
- A Treatise on the Seven Rays:
- Volume 1: Esoteric Psychology I. 1936.
- Volume 2: Esoteric Psychology II. 1942.
- Volume 3: Esoteric Astrology. 1951.
- Volume 4: Esoteric Healing. 1953.
- Volume 5: The Rays and the Initiations. 1960.
Credited to Alice A. Bailey
- The Consciousness of the Atom. 1922.
- The Soul and Its Mechanism. 1930.
- From Intellect to Intuition. 1932.
- From Bethlehem to Calvary. 1937.
- The Unfinished Autobiography. 1951.
- The Labours of Hercules. 1974.