The Joy of Christ’s Coming
by the late Reverend Howard Ray Carey
This book is joyfully dedicated to the Christ and the Spiritual Hierarchy of our planet
Earth, with gratitude for the generous help They beam to all disciples as we seek to transmit Their energies
to a needy humanity.
These articles first appeared in Share
International magazine between February 1982 and December 1987. Biblical quotations are taken from the
Revised Standard version unless otherwise indicated.
Also by Howard Ray Carey: Journey Into Light and Joy (Marina del Rey, CA: De Vorss &
Howard Ray Carey is that unusual
combination: a Methodist minister who is also a student
of the esoteric teachings, and so can shine the revealing light of the esoteric tradition on the symbolic
stories and events of the Christian Bible. His is thus a most valuable service. We have been privileged to
publish these articles in the monthly magazine Share International, where they have rightly proved enormously
informative and inspiring. We are glad to have the opportunity of presenting them in this collected form.
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 Christ return to Earth.
- From the center 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 center 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.
- Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.
The Great Invocation, used by the Christ for the first time in June 1945, was released
by him to humanity to enable man himself to invoke the energies which would change our world, and
make possible the return of the Christ and Hierarchy. This is not the form of it used by the
Christ. He uses an ancient formula, seven mystic phrases long, in an ancient sacerdotal tongue. It
has been translated (by Hierarchy) into terms which we can use and understand, and, translated into many
languages, is used today in every country in the world.
It can be made even more potent. Used in triangular formation it becomes very
potent. If you wish to work this way, arrange with two friends to use the Invocation, aloud, daily. You
need not be in the same town, or country, or say it at the same time of day. Simply say it when
convenient for each one, and, linking-up mentally with the two other members, visualize a triangle
of white light circulating above your heads and see it linked to a network of such triangles covering the
References cited by the author
Alice A. Bailey, A Treatise on the Seven Rays:
Vol. I Esoteric Psychology
(London: Lucis Press, 1936)
Vol. II Esoteric Psychology (London: Lucis Press, 1942)
III Esoteric Astrology (London: Lucis Press, 1951)
Vol. IV Esoteric Healing (London: Lucis
Vol. V Rays and Initiations (London: Lucis Press, 1960)
From Bethlehem to Calvary
(London: Lucis Press, 1937)
Discipleship in the New Age, Vol. II (London: Lucis Press, 1944)
Reappearance of the Christ (London: Lucis Press, 1948)
A Treatise on Cosmic Fire (London: Lucis
John Gaynor Banks, Healing Everywhere (San Diego, CA: St. Luke’s Press, 1953)
Eddy, You Will Survive After Death (Evanston, IL: Clark Publishing Co., 1965)
Joseph Head and S. L.
Cranston, Reincarnation----The Phoenix Fire Mystery (New York: Julian Press, 1977)
Geoffrey Hodson, The
Hidden Wisdom in the Holy Bible, Vol. I (Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House, 1967)
Leadbeater, The Masters and the Path (Adyar, India: Theosophical Publishing House, First Ed. 1925,
Howard Murphet, Sai Baba Avatar (San Diego, CA: Birth Day Publishing Co., 1977)
This book by the late Rev. Howard Ray Carey was published by Share International Foundation in 1988. It is not currently available in hard
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