A Mantram For The New Age And For All Humanity
We may well marvel at the significance involved, and as we ponder these things we may perhaps understand a little of the tremendous responsibility accepted by the Tibetan, in his effort to put into the English language any sort of expression of this Great Invocation, The preparation which he underwent for this task involved capacities and tensions of which we can hardly guess. Through nearly thirty years of active association Mrs. Bailey qualified to assist him in writing it down. ...
I well remember the strain of the days before the morning when, as the sun rose, Mrs. Bailey brought me the words of this Invocation as she had written them to the exact dictation of the Tibetan. It was an occasion of the most complete at-one-ment with him that she had probably ever achieved. (Foster Bailey, The Beacon, June/July 1951)
The Great Invocation
A Mantram for the New Age and for All Humanity
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.
"Look for the underlying abstract idea in this Invocation. It is there. From your reaction to this Invocation, and your ability to use its phrases as 'stepping-stones' to certain levels of abstract thought not hitherto attained, I shall be able to judge your readiness."
( Discipleship in the New Age, Volume II, pp. 156-57)
Since the Great Invocation was given out in April 1945, it has been translated into over 80 languages and dialects, and its distribution is now worldwide.
The Great Invocation voices the destiny and Plan for humanity for the new Aquarian age. It is a prayer, an invocation, and a means of alignment which provides a spiritual inflow right to the very heart of humanity and from the highest sources. In the apparent simplicity of the Great Invocation is outlined the crucial role in the divine Plan which humanity is intended to play. It is a role into which humanity will enter when it has achieved its destined position as a fully functioning member of the planetary Triangle which also includes Shamballa, the centre where the Will of God is known, and Hierarchy, the planetary heart centre and the focal point or inlet for divine Love.
At the heart of this great Triangle stands the Christ, the World Teacher and the Coming One expected by people of all faiths and known by many names. The Great Invocation is said to be the complete new utterance of the Christ, as well as a tool given to humanity to aid in the preparation for the reappearance of the Christ.
No one can work with this Invocation or prayer for illumination and for love without causing powerful changes in one's own attitudes, one's life intention, character and goals, we are told. Such is the power of this great mantram that, when it is used regularly and with persistent effort to penetrate to its deeper meaning and purpose, one's life becomes altered and made spiritually useful. The spirit of cooperation with the divine Plan for our world becomes engendered in the mind and heart of one who works intelligently with, and on behalf of, the Great Invocation.