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The Great Invocation

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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 center 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 center 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.

 

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The Great Invocation is the third of three "stanzas" of a longer invocation revealed by the Tibetan Master over the period 1935 to 1945.  It has become a universal prayer recited throughout the world by people of all religions, or of no special religion at all.  The first two stanzas reflect the struggle against evil during the war years, while the third looks forward to the expansion of planetary consciousness in the Aquarian Age.  The complete invocation is reproduced below.  Punctuation and capitalization are as in the original texts.
 

Stanza I

Let the Forces of Light bring illumination to mankind.
Let the Spirit of Peace be spread abroad.
May men of goodwill everywhere meet in a spirit of cooperation.
May forgiveness on the part of all men be the keynote at this time.
Let power attend the efforts of the Great Ones.
So let it be, and help us to do our part.

Stanza II

Let the Lords of Liberation issue forth.
Let Them bring succour to the sons of men.
Let the Rider from the Secret Place come forth,
And coming, save.
Come forth, O Mighty One.

Let the souls of men awaken to the Light,
And may they stand with massed intent.
Let the fiat of the Lord go forth;
The end of woe has come!
Come forth, O Mighty One.
The hour of service of the Saving Force has now arrived.
Let it be spread abroad, O Mighty One.

Let Light and Love and Power and Death
Fulfill the purpose of the Coming One.
The WILL to save is here.

 

The LOVE to carry forth the work is widely spread abroad.
The ACTIVE AID of all who know the truth is also here.
Come forth, O Mighty One and blend these three.
Construct a great defending wall.
The rule of evil now must end.

Stanza III

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 center 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 center 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.

 

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The Tibetan himself makes several references to the Invocation. “The beauty and the strength of this Invocation lie in its simplicity, and in its expression of certain central truths...” [The Externalisation of the Hierarchy, Lucis Trust, 1957.]   The Great Invocation relates the will of the Father, the love of the Hierarchy, and the service of Humanity into one great Triangle of Energies; this triangle will have two major results: the ‘sealing of the door where evil dwells,’ and the working out through the Power of God, let loose on earth through the Invocation, of the Plan or Love and Light.” [The Rays and the Initiations, Lucis Trust, 1969].  Among the uses of the Invocation is the Triangles Movement, in which groups of three people commit to daily recitation, while visualizing interconnecting rays of light.  Thousands of such Triangles groups have been formed throughout the world.

Many people have commented on the beauty and significance of the Great Invocation.  Notable are two books by John Berges: [Sacred Vessel of the Mysteries, Planetwork Press, 1997, and Hidden Foundations of the Great Invocation, Planetwork Press, 2000].  Berges comments: “The vision offered us by this glimpse into the energy field of the Great Invocation drives home the esoteric fact that we are fully engaged and immersed in a Plan of cosmic proportions.   This Plan encompasses Beings Whose Lives are lived at levels of consciousness beyond our human comprehension... “ 

The wording of the Invocation deserves comment.  The Great Invocation was revealed in English, and the words were carefully chosen to preserve important numerological information and mantric power.  “Men” should not be interpreted in an exclusive, gender-specific sense.   Rather, it should recall the Sanskrit word manas, which means “mind” or, in the present context, “one blessed with mind.”  Gender-neutral versions of the Great Invocation are in use, but they lack the power and effectiveness of the original.  Also, it should be noted that The Christ is the eternal embodiment of cosmic love and the World Teacher of all religions, not just Christianity. 

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