Vera Stanley Alder

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When Humanity Comes of Age (1950)

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When Humanity Comes of Age
Published1972 First editionNo
FormatSoftcover (127x197mm) Edition1972 (rev)
PublisherRider and Company, Ltd Printing
ISBN0-09-111801-8 Printed byThe Anchor Press Ltd
Series No of pages226


In this book the author sets out to explain "that true independence and individuality can only successfully exist in group form!" (p.xii-xiii)
    Part I of this book, 'The Vision', which was written in the spring of 1943, gives "the barest outline of the knowledge which has existed all through the history of man and guided his development from behind the scenes".
    In Part II, 'The Preparation', the author outlines how "upon the foundations of that knowledge there can be built an entirely new way of life."

The popularity of Mrs Alder's books reached new heights with the advent of the hippie movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In the 1990s American author Gary Zukav rose to fame in the US with a similarly popular rendition of the Alice A. Bailey teachings in his book The Seat of the Soul (1990) and his appearances on the Oprah Winfrey show.

Originally published by Andrew Dakers as Humanity Comes Of Age in 1950, this title was re-published by The Aquarian Press in 1956 under its current title before it was picked up by Rider & Company.

Referenced by its original titel in Benjamin Creme (1979), The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom, p.249.

    Original Edition

    When Humanity Comes of Age
    Original titleHumanity Comes of Age
    Original subtitleA Study of Individual and World Fulfilment
    Original publication year1950
    Original publisherAndrew Dakers Ltd
    Original country
    Original language

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