White Eagle Lodge
British Spiritualist organization founded in 1934, arising
from the mediumship of Grace Cooke (d. 1979), assisted by her
husband Ivan Cooke, and presenting the teachings channeled
from her Native American spirit guide, ‘‘White Eagle.’’ These
teachings present ‘‘a way of life which is gentle and in harmony
with the laws of life,’’ involving the belief that ‘‘God, the eternal
spirit, is both Father and Mother, and that the Son—the Cosmic
Christ—is also the light which shines in every human
Cooke worked for many years as a medium primarily with
the Stead Borderland Library in London. Then in 1930 she was
contacted by a member of the Polaire Brotherhood in France,
who informed her that Arthur Conan Doyle, an author and
Spiritualist, had chosen her as the medium through which he
wished to speak from the other side. She was also given a sixpointed
star as a symbol for new work.
The lodge teaches that there is a unity that runs through all
forms of life, visible and invisible, including the fairy and angelic
kingdoms. White Eagle spoke of five Cosmic Laws (1) reincarnation—the
soul may return to earth many times until it has
mastered all the lessons it must learn; (2) cause and effect—the
belief in the law of karma (i.e., ‘‘as you sow, so you will reap’’);
(3) opportunity—every experience in life is an opportunity for
an individual to become more Godlike and everyone is placed
in exactly the right conditions needed ‘‘to learn lessons and
give service’’; (4) correspondence—the belief that ‘‘as above, so
below.’’ The microcosm is part of the macrocosm. We are cells
of the cosmos, just as our bodies, in turn, are made up of cells,
with the same laws applying at all levels; (5) equilibrium and
balance—the law connected to karma, described as ‘‘the law of
compensation.’’ It claims that no action can continue indefinitely,
but will travel just as far before a reaction pulls things
back to normal. Human joy and sorrow follow this law (i.e., exWhite
Dove’s Message Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology • 5th Ed.
tremes of emotion will eventually cause a reaction that pulls the
soul back to normal).
The physical body is considered the outer garment of the
soul, which includes subtler bodies of emotions and thoughts,
and the spirit that is the heart of the soul and is known as the
‘‘Christ Spirit,’’ or real self. Spiritual healing involves concentrating
divine power on the soul of the sick person to dissolve
the disharmony causing the sickness. In ‘‘absent healing,’’ six
healers sit as a group, sending out ‘‘rays of spiritual light.’’ In
lone healing, 36 healers combine meditative healing from their
own homes. In contact healing, there is a laying on of hands at
special lodge services. The lodge also propagates ‘‘spiritual
communion,’’ a pure form of meditation.
Membership in the lodge is in three stages—ordinary membership,
progressing to ‘‘outer brother,’’ and eventually to
‘‘inner brother.’’ The lodge publishes a bimonthly magazine,
Stella Polaris, which includes White Eagle teachings, answers to
readers’ questions and general articles on healing and meditation.
The lodge is headquartered at New Lands, Rake, Liss,
Hampshire, GU33 7HY, England, and has a major center at 9
St. Mary Abbot’s Pl., Kensington, London, W8 6L5, England.
There are also branches throughout the British Isles. The
movement spread to the United States in the 1950s and is
headquartered at St. John’s Retreat Center, P.O. Box 930,
Montgomery, TX 77356. Website httpwww.saintjohns.org.
Cooke, Grace, ed. The Illuminated Ones. Liss, England White
Eagle Publishing Trust, 1966.
Cooke, Ivan, ed. The Return of Arthur Conan Doyle. Liss, England
White Eagle Publishing Trust, 1956.
Lind, Ingrid. The White Eagle Inheritance. Wellingborough,
England Turnstone Press, 1984.
The Story of the White Eagle Lodge. Liss, England White Eagle
Publishing Trust, 1986.