On Evil

Today I am only going to post some quotes. It is unfortunate that some religions use the word ‘Evil’ to create fear and to control their membership. And it is also unfortunate that the terms ‘New Age’ and ‘New Order’ has resolved into such a negative sense of understanding. Look around you…aren’t we in need of a new age, a new order in life, filled with greater compassion and goodwill toward humanity?


“What do we mean by the phrase “forces of evil?”  Not the armies of unrighteousness and sinfulness, organized under that figment of imagination, the devil, or some supreme anti-Christ, for such an army does not exist, and there is no great enemy of God, arraigned in battle against the Most High. There is only suffering, erring humanity, still half-awakened, dimly sensing the vision, and struggling to free itself from the thralldom of the past, with its tarnished allegiances and its unchecked loyalties.  The forces of evil are, in the last analysis, only the entrenched ancient ideals and habits of thought which have served their purpose in bringing the race to its present point of development, but which must now disappear if the New Age is to be ushered in as desired.  The old established rhythms, inherent in the old forms of religion, of politics and the social order, must give place to newer ideals, to the synthetic understanding, and to the new order.  The laws and modes of procedure which are characteristic of the New Age must supersede the old, and these will, in time, institute the new social order and the more inclusive regime. ”

– Esoteric Psychology, p 630-631,  by Alice A. Bailey

“Evil is that which can be controlled and subdued but which is permitted to govern.  The positive can always manipulate the negative.  When the negative line is followed and the line of least resistance to that which is no principle, is pursued, then we have evil.”

– A Treatise on Cosmic Fire p 618, by Alice A. Bailey

“Evil itself is but an illusion, for it is the use that is made of motive and opportunity by personality separativeness and selfishness which constitutes evil.  From right motive and the same circumstances good may emerge.”

– Discipleship in the New Age Volume I, p 241-242,  by Alice A. Bailey