Invitation to observe

Extract of the Old Commentary

"They come and stand. Within the midst of whirling forms—some of beauty rare and some of horror and despair—they stand. They look not here or there but, with their faces turned towards the light, they stand. Thus through their minds the pure light streams to dissipate the fogs.

"They come and rest. They cease their outer labors, pausing to do a different work. Within their hearts is rest. They run not here and there, but constitute a point of peace and rest. That which upon the surface veils and hides the real begins to disappear and from the heart at rest a beam of dissipating force projects, blends with the shining light and then the mists of man's creation disappear.

"They come and they observe. They own the eye of vision; likewise they own the right direction of the needed force. They see the glamour of the world, and seeing, they note behind it all the true, the beautiful, the real. Thus through the eye of Buddhi comes the power to drive away the veiling, swirling glamours of that glamorous world.

"They stand, they rest, and they observe. Such are their lives and such the service that they render to the souls of men."


This invitation to observe is addressed to those of you who are interested in the planetary evolution, who participate in it with your thinking, your feelings and your actions, and who find meaning in your life by helping others.
When considering the problems facing humanity and the planet, you may have realized that 1) the difficulties in the under-developed countries are connected to ourselves and our own under-developed consciousness, 2) the violence in the inner cities is the result of the inner conflicts of our own incoherent behavior, both individually andcollectively, and 3) the power struggle within the political system in our nation's capital (the head center of the nation) reflects the power struggle in our own minds.
Therefore, psychology gives us a basic approach to this subject, doesn’t it?


We are active participants in the world, and its evolution echoes our own. You have probably observed that other people's reactions are similar to your own. Observing the world cannot be accomplished without taking ourselves into consideration, for our feelings, our reactions and our approach to life are part of the world.
Our reactions are part of a collective and structured group environment; this is the field of experience where we have learned to operate since our childhood. It is also our field of work because we are subjected to certain forces within that field, both individually and collectively. We see this demonstrated by how easily emotions can get amplified during a sporting event, a strike or even a family meeting.
It is within this field of work that we can build our laboratory, that we can experiment, cleanse and discover.
This observation is possible because emotions, desires, beliefs and thoughts form a collective milieu, as Jung pointed out with the collective unconscious. To summarize: the contents of the consciousness constitute a collective milieu; yet the source of consciousness itself also constitutes a collective milieu since it is closer to the One.
As each dewdrop reflects the light, each of our consciousness reflects the One Consciousness, the One Self.
This invitation is thus directed to those who perceive the Self in their inner being and who foster It. There is found the source of our consciousness and therefore the source of our strength and inspiration.

Table of content

  Introduction 3
1 Creation of a group of observers 6
2 Choice of the glamour 8
3 Rhythm of the work 10
4 Group evolution 12
5 Persistence of the work 14
6 Qualities to be developed 17
7 Technique of the presence 20
8 Meditation outline 23
9 The 10 laws of observers 28
10 Scope of the work 30

The acts for dissipating the glamour

Our experience

Our group is contributing to dissipate a glamour since 1984, that's why we can resume our experience and invite you to take part in this work.

In short

The Real is expecting for those who will pour out light
and will make manifest the Love underlying the whole creation.

Welcome to coworkers
Welcome to pratitionners,
Welcome in the Light.

Download the booklet An invitation to observe


Alice Bailey, Glamour, a world problem, Lucis Trust