Law of Capitulation

The only known reference to The Law of Capitulation by Alice A. Bailey (AAB) in her voluminous writings and those given to her by Djwhal Khul (DK). Links on these pages of the Laws of Alice A. Bailey are to the online books at the Lucis Trust  website.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines capitulation as:

the act of surrendering or yielding

What is a law?

… a law is but the spiritual impulse, incentive and life manifestation of that Being in which he lives and moves. A Treatise on White Magic , INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

A law is an expression or manifestation of force applied, under the power of thought, by a thinker or group of thinkers. Discipleship in the New Age, Vol. I , SECTION ONE – DISCIPLESHIP IN THE NEW AGE – Part 2

… a law is in reality the effect of the life of a greater entity as it encloses a lesser within its living processes.
Esoteric Healing , Part Three – The Fundamental Laws of Healing

… a law is but the effect of the continued intelligent activity of the Life aspect as it works in conjunction with matter. Esoteric Psychology – Volume I , 5. The Rays in Cyclic Manifestation

A law is only an expression or manifestation of force, applied under the power of thought by a thinker or group of thinkers. Esoteric Psychology – Volume II , II. The Seven Laws of Soul or Group Life – Part 5

A law presupposes a superior being who, gifted with purpose, and aided by intelligence, is so coordinating his forces that a plan is being sequentially and steadily matured. A Treatise on White Magic

These links on the Law of Attraction and the Law of Repulsion might be relevant to this Law of Capitulation (or not, let the reader decide).

Author Joseph J. Dewey wrote on these laws that:

“There is a force of attraction originating with spirit and an opposing force of repulsion originating with matter. The Law of Attraction comes into play when the attractive force of spirit becomes greater than the repelling force of matter.” The Law of Attraction, Part 2, The Journey Home

Another interesting statement in the quote below that “Matter capitulated to spirit” – see quote below. Please feel free to leave your comments on this obscure law in the writings of AAB.

Quotes I found below:


In the next race, of which again man knows little, the fusion of the three divine energies produced a second law. It should be remembered that a law is but the effect of the continued intelligent activity of the Life aspect as it works in conjunction with matter. This second law is called (by those of us who deal with law and energy) the Law of Capitulation, because the momentum set up by the desire of the sons of God to incarnate proved too strong for the opposing forces of matter. Nothing then could stop the coming into tangible existence of the incarnating spirits. Matter capitulated to spirit, the divine desire and the divine will set their signature upon the rapidly assembling forms. It must be borne in mind that these laws are called by names which indicate their relation to humanity. When active in the other kingdoms of nature their influence is different, and they are called by other nomenclatures.

Esoteric Psychology – Volume I , 5. The Rays in Cyclic Manifestation


You are welcome to post your comments and understanding of this law. 

Also see:

The Laws of Alice A. Bailey

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