On this picture, the wondrous Shambala, “the white island”, is seen on a grey and desolate plain which symbolises both the global mind and our planet at the same time. Shambala is a centre of tremendous force which continuously is radiating its rainbow rays everywhere, abundantly covering the whole Earth. Seven golden waves of bliss are moving horizontally out from Shambala as a pressure-wave they are at the same time a layer in the atmosphere following the arch of Earth.


Shambala is compassion manifest, God on Earth. Legends of Buddhism and Hinduism tell that Shambala is a hidden kingdom guarding the highest wisdom such as the wheel of time, the Kalachakra. There is ongoing dispute whether Shambala only exists in a non physical realm or if it is located on a physical location on Earth, believed to be somewhere between Himalayas and the Gobi desert in Mongolia.

Shambala is a sanctuary of the primary clear light, with an ever so light green pearl-like quality to it. The white light is beautifully shaped as one thousand “wings” (impossible to depict) which like a prism are reflecting the light into the seven rays of the rainbow – which again reflect the chakra system and its seven levels of consciousness. The wings are bardos, dimensions of experience potentially available for man. Shambalas general level of consciousness is similar to the crown chakra consciousness, it has the same ability to contact a thousand different realities. Similarly, the white spokes that appear to be segmenting the rainbow are bardos, they are merging with the almost invisible pink rose and light blue spheres in the heaven above. The spokes are reflecting the one thousand parallel worlds the soul is potentially connected to and the beings there.

Legends about Shambala tell that when the world is in a very troubled state, the last king of Shambala – and some will say that he is a reincarnation of the Indian god Vishnu the Preserver, will ride out of Shambala with his rainbow warriors and defeat the evil forces, after that a golden age will begin.

The tall white pillar between the Divine and Shambala is the bridge to the soul, the antakarana. This bridge, or path, from the personality we identify ourselves with to our soul has been partly described by many authors, such as Alice Bailey, Freud, Jung, Frank, Wilbert, and Grof. The small almost invisible “bobles” within the antakarana is life force in a dance between our higher Self and our physical aspects.

Shambala will increase its importance in the coming years. A way to describe the purpose of Shambala is Alice Baileys THE GREAT INVOCATION, which is as follows :

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 centre 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 centre 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.

Channelled by Alice Bailey