The Preparatory Phase
“The Ageless Wisdom teaching was first made available to the general public around 1875 by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky in her seminal works: The Secret Doctrine and Isis Unveiled. Blavatsky established the Theosophical Society to introduce this ‘new’ perspective on history and human evolution.” (Benjamin Creme (1996), The Ageless Wisdom Teaching, p.2)
“H.P.B. (one of the first working disciples to go forth on the externalisation impuls and with first ray energy driving him) gave the background to the Plan, under impression from me...” (The Master DK through Alice A. Bailey, The Externalization of the Hierarchy, p.685)
“She brought the idea of the Masters openly into the world in her writings ... and the talks which she gave. In this way the idea of the Masters was brought to humanity. It was the first step in the externalization of the work of the [spiritual] Hierarchy, which is now taking place.” (Benjamin Creme, Share International No.3, April 2004, p.9)
This formed the “preparatory phase” of the teaching for the New Age, given between the years 1875 and 1890.