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The Great Invocation

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From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let light stream forth into the minds of men.
Let Light descend on Earth.

From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.
May Christ return to Earth.

From the centre where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide the little wills of men –
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.

From the centre which we call the race of men
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.

A Mantram for the New Age

The Great Invocation is a world prayer dictated by the Tibetan Djwal Khul to Alice Bailey in April 1945.  It was given to humanity by the spiritual Hier­archy, the aggregate of those members of humanity who have triumphed over matter, who have achieved the goal of self-mastery by the same path that individuals tread today. The spiritual Hierarchy is the result of human activity, aspiration and achievement; it has been created by and of humanity. The members of the Hierarchy have achieved a complete control of the personality or lower self. They are no longer centred in the individualised consciousness but have entered into the wider realisation of the planetary group life, which includes all stages, from that tiny sense of social responsibility of the man or woman taking the first steps upon the path of spiritual maturity, to the inclusive comprehension of the Christ Himself.

The Masters are known as the "Custodians of the Plan". The Plan is the blueprint of divine Purpose, and it is for all people everywhere in the world. Only through humanity can the divine Plan work out, but the Hierarchy works under spiritual law and never coerces or pressures humanity. Individual freedom, particularly mental freedom, is never infringed. The Plan works out under the impelling power of evolution itself. To hasten humanity's evolutionary development, the Great Invocation was given out in three stages over a period of nine years which included the earthly event of the second phase of the World War. As a result of the col­laboration of Alice Bailey and a Tibetan Master of the Ageless Wisdom, seven very ancient word-forms were translated into understandable and ade­quate phrases in English.

Its beauty and strength lie in its simplicity and in its expression of certain central truths:

  • The truth of the existence of a basic intelligence to whom we vaguely give the name of God.

  • The truth that behind all outer seeming, the motivating power of the universe is love.

  • The truth that a great Individuality, called by Christians the Christ, came to earth and embodied that love so that we could understand.

  • The truth that both love and intelligence are effects of what is called the Will of God.

  • And finally, the self-evident truth that only through humanity itself can the divine plan work out.

World Invocation Day

World Invocation Day takes place each year at the time of the Gemini full moon. It is a day when men and women of every spiritual path join in a universal appeal to divinity to invoke spiritual energies of light, love and purpose. It is believed God’s purpose for humanity, also known as The Divine Plan, works out as human beings respond, organically and often unconsciously, to these higher energies. In 1952, Eleanor Roosevelt gave a radio address from the United Nations and spoke about the importance of this day and read "The Great Invocation" over the airwaves. You can listen to the broadcast below.

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Please use The Great Invocation on World Invocation Day, and every day, with dedication and mindfulness. 

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