Book of life

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Book of life may refer to:

1. (capitalized) The record of those who are the sons of God who descended from heaven to earth.

In the hour of descent of the sons of God for various reasons—most of them to go after the fallen angels and to protect the new root races and children of the light in Matter—there was a mighty book that was taken up by Alpha and Omega. There was the writing of their names and the keeping of a record of their goings and their comings from that moment when they left the altar of the Most High God.

This book is referred to in Daniel, chapter 12:

And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

This is the seed of Sanat Kumara, the descendants of the seed of Christ. Those whose names are written in the Book of Life are those who have descended from the Great Central Sun trailing clouds of glory, who know the I AM Presence and their God with them, who easily bend the knee before the Universal Light and recognize that Christ—not only in Jesus but in themselves and in one another.

Each one’s true name is also written in the Book of Life. Beloved Jesus has said:

I have pronounced the new name which no man knoweth save the Father. For the true name of each man, each woman, and each child is written in the Book of Life and inscribed within the fiery core of Being. And therefore I baptize you, one and all, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit; and I baptize you after the name written in the Book of Life. And you shall receive that name at the hour of your own resurrection.[1]

How much proof the Law does require of you ere the I AM THAT I AM shall descend into your temple bodily is according to your record found in the Book of Life. Be grateful that your name is written therein. Be grateful that one angel of Light may come to tell you what is written there, what is required of thee, deed upon deed upon deed, to cancel out the force of the anti-deed of Antichrist performed in your unenlightened state of the ignoring of the Law.[2]

2. The individual book of life.

The apostle John wrote in Revelation 20:12, “The dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.” The reference to books here is to each man’s individual book of life in which is inscribed the recordings of his works—his positive and negative karma.

The Keeper of the Scrolls is the custodian of the archives containing each man’s book of life. He is the head of the band of angels known as the angels of record, or recording angels. Each soul evolving in time and space is assigned a recording angel, who records every action, word, deed, thought and feeling. At the end of each day, the recording angel submits the record of that day to the Keeper of the Scrolls.

It is the responsibility of the Keeper of the Scrolls to provide the ascended masters and the Lords of Karma with the life record of any or all incarnations of any individual about whom they may inquire. This information is used not only in the soul’s final judgment, but also for the purposes of counseling and assigning the soul her duties and mission from lifetime to lifetime. This life record is also used in granting dispensations (of mercy or talents), initiations, or appointment to an office in the ascended or unascended hierarchy of the Great White Brotherhood.

On October 13, 1972, Mother Mary told us that we could apply to the Keeper of the Scrolls to see the records that would assist us in overcoming the human consciousness and attaining our victory. Mother Mary said:

The Keeper of the Scrolls ... will draw forth from the Book of Life in your behalf, if you will call to him and to the Lords of Karma, those pages that require seeing and examination if you are to make the proper calls.

The book of life is a record of the soul’s history and a ledger of her karmic accounts. We are accountable for our thoughts and feelings, our motives and our acts in every lifetime we have spent on earth since we left the ancient Mystery School called Eden. Either we meet and overtake that karma with the all-consuming sacred fire of God or it will overtake us as calamity and cataclysm, as economic collapse and nuclear war, as disease and death.

Saint Germain has said that we can change history. We do not have to leave the record of history as it is, either in our personal lives or on a planetary scale. We can use the violet flame to go back and transmute what has transpired that is not of the light. And when it’s transmuted and we invoke the divine pattern, we have actually changed our history. We have transmuted it. As far as God is concerned, if we do not do that mistake again, it is permanently erased. It is erased from the book of life, and the true divine plan is written in its place.

Sanat Kumara also speaks of this individual book of life:

When all initiations of the Ruby Ray have been fulfilled, it becomes the signal for the opening of the seven-sealed Book of Life—your own life and life record. For in the final analysis, only you can open that seven-sealed book. It is the book which contains the law of your innermost being—you in the Son and in the Father and in the Holy Ghost—you fulfilling the gospel of all three and then tracing, by your soul’s comings and goings here and there and everywhere on earth, the gospel foursquare.[3]

3. The individual causal body.

Thus, as the causal body is each man’s book of life, revealing unmistakably the use he has made of his sovereign free will in qualifying the energies of God with positive Good, so the electronic belt is the tome that reveals his misuse of free will in qualifying God’s light with an energy veil.[4]

4. The Everlasting Gospel.

5. The “little book” spoken of in Revelation.

Saint Germain says:

The real meaning of the passage of scripture in which John the Revelator referred to the little book which would be sweet in the mouth and bitter in the belly[5] relates to his digestion of the idea of himself as containing the universe and the universe containing him. The Book of Life spoken of in Revelation[6] is the lexicon of God, and the lexicon of God embraces the entire cosmos.

Inasmuch as it spans all of the creation, let none take away another’s portion or privilege to enjoy all of its cosmic truth; nor let anyone deprive himself of this, life’s greatest privilege. To do so is to take away either one’s own or another’s portion, and surely then God, as Law, shall confine the one so doing to the same sphere of limitation to which he has confined another.[7]

See also

Phil. 4:3; Rev. 3:4, 5; 13:8; 17:8; 20:11-15; 21:27; 22:19.


Elizabeth Clare Prophet, June 16, 1983.

Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Astrology of the Four Horsemen, chapter 1.

Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 35, no. 36, September 6, 1992.

Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Saint Germain On Alchemy: Formulas for Self-Transformation, Glossary.

Pearls of Wisdom, 1988, book 1, “Prophecy for the 1990s.”

Elizabeth Clare Prophet, April 21, 1973.

  1. Jesus, “The New Name and the Baptism by Fire,” Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 16, no. 36, September 9, 1973.
  2. Jesus Christ, “Comfort Ye My People!” Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 30, no. 79, December 18, 1987.
  3. Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Opening of the Seventh Seal: Sanat Kumara on the Path of the Ruby Ray, chapter 29.
  4. Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Path of the Higher Self, volume 1 of the Climb the Highest Mountain® series, chapter 6.
  5. Rev. 10:19.
  6. Rev. 22:19.
  7. Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Saint Germain On Alchemy: Formulas for Self-Transformation, book 1, chapter 6.