Lucis Trust

The activities of the Lucis Trust promote the education of the human mind towards recognition and practice of the spiritual principles and values upon which a stable and interdependent world society may be based.


The activities of the Lucis Trust include the worldwide financial support of the Arcane School, the Lucis Publishing Companies, World Goodwill, Triangles, Lucis Trust Libraries and Lucis Productions. Activities are offered to the public, without charge, in eight languages.


The Arcane School was created by Alice A. Bailey in 1923 as a training school for adult men and women in meditation techniques and the development of spiritual potentiality. The School provides sequential courses of study and meditation, and practical training in group service.

The Arcane School is conducted by correspondence in eight languages through headquarters in New York, London, and Geneva.

The Arcane School is nonpolitical and nonsectarian. All are served. Since 1923 tens of thousands of students have taken advantage of the training.

No charges are made by the School for its services. The work is financed through the Lucis Trust by the voluntary contributions of students and those interested in the work of the School and in the teaching. Each gives according to personal circumstances.


The Lucis Trust maintains lending libraries of esoteric and occult books covering a wide variety of classifications. The libraries are maintained by voluntary donations only; books may be borrowed by mail.


The Lucis Publishing Company of New York and the Lucis Press Ltd. of London, England publish the books written by Alice A. Bailey. The books have a wide distribution in the English language all over the world and have been translated and published in many European languages. They are also being translated and published in other languages of the world.

Publication of the books is financed through a revolving Fund under the administration of the Lucis Trust in order to provide for reprinting. Monies contributed to this Fund have been used many times over. No royalties are paid, and copyrights are owned by the Lucis Trust.

The Beacon magazine is published quarterly by the Lucis Press. This is a magazine of esoteric philosophy presenting the principles of the Ageless Wisdom teaching as a contemporary way of life.


Triangles was founded in 1937 to stimulate the growth of right human relations by uniting like-minded men and women of goodwill in a spiritual service.

Triangles is an activity of the mind, using the power of thought and of prayer to invoke light and goodwill for all humanity. The work is done by units of three people linked in a worldwide Network.

The work is financed by the voluntary donations of Triangles workers to the Lucis Trust.


World Goodwill was established in 1932.

The overall purpose of World Goodwill is the establishment of right human relations through the practical application of the principle of goodwill.

World Goodwill action at present consists of:

  1. The distribution of literature all over the world in many languages.
  2. The publication of the World Goodwill Newsletter and Commentary.
  3. The provision of a study course on the fundamental problems of humanity.
  4. Cooperation with the United Nations and its Specialised Agencies.
  5. World Service Forums.

World Goodwill is recognised by the Office of Public Information at the United Nations as a Non-Governmental Organisation. It is represented at regular briefing sessions at the United Nations in New York and Geneva.

The work is financed by voluntary donations from those men and women of goodwill concerned to maintain and expand this world service to humanity.


Lucis Productions produces radio and video programs based on principles of the Ageless Wisdom, including a radio series, Inner Sight, featuring discussions on spiritual principles working out in human awareness. Also available is a video series, Twelve Spiritual Festivals, which is ideal for monthly meditation groups.

Audio and radio programs are offered on CDs or cassettes on a donation basis. Video programs may be purchased or obtained by loan through the Library. A complete list of audio, radio and video programs is available on request.


The world activities of the Lucis Trust are dedicated to the establishment of right human relations. They promote the education of the human mind towards recognition and practice of the spiritual principles and values upon which a stable and interdependent world society may be based.

The Lucis Trust is nonpolitical and nonsectarian. It sponsors no special creed or dogma. The motivating impulse is Love of God, expressed through love of humanity and service of the human race.


The Lucis Trust was incorporated in the United States in 1922. It is officially recognised by the Federal Government (501c3 status) and by various State Governments as tax-exempt. The Lucis Trust is registered in Great Britain, in Holland and in Germany. lt has bank accounts or financial agents in many other countries, including Geneva, Switzerland, where the European headquarters of the work is established.

The Lucis Trust is not endowed. It is a non-profit world service organisation receiving and using monies to promote activities concerned with the establishment of right human relations and world cooperation and sharing.

The financial and legal affairs of the Lucis Trust are controlled by an international Board of Trustees, aided by additional Trustees and elected Officers and members in different countries.

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A new and better way of life for all people everywhere in the world can become a reality in our time. Practical techniques in operation today can be learned and applied to the fulfilment of the divine plan for humanity.