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The Consciousness of the Atomby Alice A Bailey
This book was apparently delivered as a series of weekly lectures in 1921 and 1922, and published later in 1922. Bailey, even at this point in her career, shows a mature grasp of esoteric issues, and deftly brings in scientific concepts such as radioactivity and the fourth dimension. Unlike some other authors of this genre, she invokes leading-edge science when it moves the argument ahead, not to impress the reader with her erudition, or to baffle the audience with irrelevant facts.
She sees the universe as alive at all scales of existence. While the comparison of an atom to a solar system no longer holds true, her vision of how consciousness evolves even in the micro-scale and macro-scale, and how that is mirrored in the tripartate human being, is a lucid explanation of an occult world-view expressed by many other thinkers.
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Lucis Publishing Company's Consciousness of the Atom contains all of Mrs. Bailey's lectures on this subject: The Field of Evolution The Evolution of Substance The Evolution of Form/Group Evolution The Evolution of Man The Evolution of Consciousness and Cosmic Evolution. Another publisher has divided these lectures into separate books. However, Lucis has included them all in one book, which is more convenient and economical. A good deal.
Author used words to define her hypothysis which are not standard meanings for words today (2016). Also, remember that her understanding of the atom is now outdated, based on information which was available during her lifetime.