The Great Invocation
Full Text of the Great Invocation
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 the Lord return to Earth.
From the centre 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 centre 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.
From the Avatar of Synthesis
Who is around
Let His energy pour down in all kingdoms.
May He lift up the Earth to the Kings of Beauty.
Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.
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The Great Invocation is a mantra given in 1937 to Alice A. Bailey by Master Djwhal Khul. The Great Invocation is a world prayer, translated into almost 70 languages and dialects. The beauty and the strength of this Invocation lie in its simplicity, and in its expression of certain central truths which all men, innately and normally, accept.
The Lucis Trust published some modifications for the Great Invocation. The corrections they made were for replacing “man” with “human” and for “May Christ return to Earth” it is said “May the Coming One return to Earth”.
However, “Man” is used to refer to souls and the word “man” need not be changed to “human”. This is because from the scriptural standpoint “man” include “woman” unless otherwise specifically stated. The root for “human” is humus, meaning mud. “Human” gives another meaning that he is from mud. “Man” comes from the root “Manushya”, meaning the self-conscious soul.
Dr. K. Parvathi Kumar says it is appropriate to say “May the Lord return to Earth”, instead of “May the Coming One return to Earth”.
Many groups ask for changing the stanza of “the Avatar of Synthesis who is to come” because He is already here. The stanza therefore is “From the Avatar of Synthesis Who is around Let His energy pour down in all kingdoms. May He lift up the Earth to the Kings of Beauty.”