Law of Initiation

Law of Initiation

Below is the only known reference to the Law of Initiation in the writings of Alice A. Bailey (AAB) and Djwhal Khul (DK). Links on these pages of the Laws of Alice A. Bailey are to the online books at the Lucis Trust website.

For a discussion of what AAB means by a “law” please see  Alice A. Bailey – What is a Law?


These four stages of the Law of Cause and Effect (as it affects humanity at this time) might be called:

1. The perfecting of form expression…………… Law of Evolution

2. The precipitation of karma……………………. Law of Cause and Effect

3. The achievement of personality………………. Law of Polar Opposites

(The Dweller on the Threshold)

4. The attainment of planetary initiation………… Law of Initiation

You may perhaps think at this point that I am being academic and that the world stress at this time is such that love, sympathy and kind words are needed far more than learned, historical retrospection and suggested hypotheses. I seek, however, to foster in you the spirit of understanding. 


Initiation is a huge subject in the writings of AAB where the word appears over 3,000 times. The whole idea is that we must undergo a series of initiations of ever higher levels of evolving consciousness. Here are just two quotes on initiation from A Treatise on Cosmic Fire , DIVISION E – MOTION ON THE PHYSICAL AND ASTRAL PLANES – Part 3:

“The Law of Attraction persists in its work until another fire is attracted and touched, and the threefold merging is completed. Forget not in this connection the mystery of the Rod of Initiation. Later when we consider the subject of the centres and Initiation it must be remembered that we are definitely studying one aspect of this mysterious faculty of touch, the faculty of the second Logos, wielding the law of Attraction

“There is an occult hint here that will reveal much if pondered upon. At initiation, at the moment of the application of the Rod, the initiate consciously realises the meaning of the Law of Attraction in form building, and in the synthesis of the three fires. Upon his ability to retain that realisation and himself to apply the law, will depend his power and progress.”


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

Also see:

The Laws of Alice A. Bailey

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