Ascended Master Djwhal Khul
By James Donahue
We ran into a reference to Djwhal Khul when researching
the work of some of the early female psychics that gained prominence at about the turn of the century. The late Alice Bailey
was a channeler and wrote books she claimed were dictated word-for-word by this spirit entity that she referred to as “The
When we researched it, we found the name Djwhal Khul included
among a list of “ascended masters” that included Jesus Christ, Elijah and Saint Germaine. Was this entity a real
human that existed for a while on Earth?
Master Djwhal Khul appears to be one of the alleged spiritual
powers that occasionally reveal information to people with special talents for receiving his messages. This entity projected
its thoughts not only to Bailey but to another noted psychic in Bailey’s day, Madam H. P. Blavatsky. It also communicated
at some levels through a few others, including Janet McClure and Kathlyn Kingdon.
Most of the communications with Djwhal Khul occurred in
the late 1800s until 1949, shortly before Bailey’s death. Books attributed to him, penned by Bailey, including “Treatise
on Cosmic Fire,” are said to have revolutionized spiritual thought and include teachings of ageless wisdom.
Bailey and her husband, Foster Bailey, founded The Arcane
School to teach disciples how to follow the Great Universal Plan as outlined by her books. Followers believe they are guided
by an inner hierarchy of spiritual masters that include not only Djwhal Khul, but other spiritual masters that exist in an
astral realm and are contacted through gifted channelers like Bailey.
Bailey’s organization continues to flourish today
on an international scale and has said to have been a major influence on the New Age movement.
So who are these ascended masters?
Some say Djwhal Khul was a real man who lived and taught
in his native Tibet while he channeled thoughts to the West. Personal research failed to prove that he ever existed, or personally
published any material during his lifetime.
While I do not understand just who and what this entity
is, I do not believe it existed on the three-dimensional plane where we humans live. But Djwhal Khul, like the mystical spirit
Aiwass that dictated the Book of the Law to Aleister Crowley in 1905 and communicated with my wife, Doris J. Donahue regularly
between about 1997 and 2003, appears to have been reaching out to us.
In my analysis of the Book of the Law, published on my website
in 2003, I projected the idea that Aiwass may have been the spirit of a gifted magickian that once lived in ancient Egypt.
I thought perhaps this man, a priest among the Pharos named Ankh-f-na-khonsu, was a time traveler who got a glimpse of something
ominous that he believed would threaten the future of the human race.
Through more recent communication between Doris and yet
another spiritual entity, The Abba Father, we learned that Aiwass is not the spirit of Ankh-f-na-khonsu. Rather, he is part
of a universal information system we know as The One, or The All.
Alice Bailey and the other channelers of her time seem to
have been reaching into the collective unconscious library of universal information in their own unique way. It appears to
be the same source of information used by all psychics and/or prophets, who glean information from the past, present or future
that cannot be known to them through the normal means.
What I find so amazing is the information received by these
people, through channeling, sometimes comes in such complex and intricate form that it seems to originate in the minds of
entities far more mentally advanced than mere mortals.
The writings of Bailey are difficult to understand and filled
with layered levels of symbolism. The same can be said about the Book of the Law. While readers of Crowley agree that he was
an intellectual giant and master of the English language, the Book of the Law seems to go beyond the scope of even the mind
Crowley, in his own writings, acknowledges that he did not
create this work. He simply became the vehicle by which Aiwass delivered the words, including the art form that appeared on
paper through Crowley’s pen.
Thus there is intelligence involved in this. It is as if
there is a delegation of spiritual beings watching over those of us desiring to find and follow a better path than the world
would have us take.