|4. The release of the energy of the atom is as yet in an
extremely embryonic stage; humanity little knows the extent or the nature of the energies
which have been tapped and released. There are many types of atoms, constituting  the
"world substance"; each can release its own type of force; this is one of the
secrets which the new age will in time reveal, but a good and sound beginning has been
made. I would call your attention to the words, "the liberation of energy." It
is liberation which is the keynote of the new era, just as it has ever been the
keynote of the spiritually oriented aspirant. This liberation has started by the release
of an aspect of matter and the freeing of some of the soul forces within the atom. This
has been, for matter itself, a great and potent initiation, paralleling those initiations
which liberate or release the souls of men.
In this process of planetary initiation
humanity has carried its work as the world savior down into the world of substance, and
has affected those primary units of life of which all forms are made.
5. You will now understand the meaning of the words used by so many of you in the
second of the Great Invocations:
The hour of service of the saving force has now arrived.
This "saving force" is the energy which science has released into the world for
the destruction, first of all, of those who continue (if they do) to defy the Forces of
Light working through the United Nations. Then - as time goes on - this liberated energy
will usher in the new civilization, the new and better world and the finer, more spiritual
conditions. The highest dreams of those who love their fellowmen can become practical
possibilities through the right use of this liberated energy, if the real values are
taught, emphasized and applied to daily living. This "saving force" has now been
made available by science, and my earlier prophecy substantiated.
(See A Treatise
on White Magic, published in 1934, beginning on Page 333, where the following
It might be noted here that three great discoveries are imminent and during the next two
generations will revolutionize modern thought and life.
One is already sensed and is the subject of experiment and investigation, the releasing of
the energy of the atom. This will completely change the economic and political situation
in the world, for the latter is largely dependent upon the former. Our mechanical
civilization will be simplified, and an era ushered in which will be free from the incubus
of money (its possession and its non-possession), and the human family will recognize
universally its status as a bridging kingdom between the three lower kingdoms of nature
and the fifth or spiritual kingdom. There will be time and freedom for a soul culture
which will supersede our modern methods of education, and the significance of soul powers
and the development of the superhuman consciousness will engross the attention of
educators and students everywhere.
A second discovery will grow out of the present investigations as to light and color.
The third development, which will be the last probably to take place, will be more
strictly in the realm of what the occultists call magic. It will grow out of the study of
sound and the effect of sound, and will put into man's hands a tremendous instrument in
the world of creation.)