Bailey, Alice A.

Bailey, Alice A.

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Alice A. Bailey, a well-known Theosophist who left the Theosophical Society to form the Arcane School in 1919, was born in Manchester, England, on June 16, 1880. Born Alice La Trobe-Bateman, she married the theosophist Foster Bailing in 1920. In the field of astrology, she is best known for a treatise on esoteric astrology that was dictated to her by Master D. K. (also known as The Tibetan). She also transcribed a volume on the astrology of countries, The Destiny of Nations. She asserted that she knew nothing about astrology herself. Her dense tome on esoteric astrology has been the single most influential book in this area of astrology for many decades. Bailey died in 1949.

Sources:

Bailey, Alice A. The Destiny of the Nations. New York: Lucis Publishing Co., 1949.
Bailey, Alice A. Esoteric Astrology. New York: Lucis Publishing Co., 1950.
Bailey, Alice A. The Unfinished Autobiography of Alice A. Bailey. New York: Lucis Publishing Co., 1951.
Holden, James H., and Robert A. Hughes. Astrological Pioneers of America. Tempe, AZ: American Federation of Astrologers, 1988.