Baird Thomas Spalding
Baird T. Spalding was in reality Baird T. Spalding III. His father was number two and
Spalding the first was his grandfather.
Spalding was born in England and at age four he went to India. At age seventeen he
finished the University and went to California were he stayed two years. He then travelled
to Heidelberg, Germany and studied for eight years and then returned to California for
post-graduate work in Archaeology at Berkley and Stanford.
In the 1890's Spalding begin to write down his experiences in India for hand and then some
friends to him wanted typewritten copies and Spalding carried with him for many years
these typewritten accounts which later become Volume 1 of Life and Teaching of the Masters
of the Far East
The wife to the builder of the Oakland Municipal Railways then asked Mr. Spalding for the
permission to let the California Press in San Francisco print one thousand copies using an
inexpensive paperbinding, because she wanted to give them away to her friends. Six days
after they had been printed and given away, more then 20 000 orders were received for
copies of that book (1924)!
Mr. Spalding was astonished at the interest in his discoveries and experiences so he wrote
Volume 2 (1927). Then followed a period of seven years when Mr. Spalding was involved as a
research engineering and each day after work he used to answer questions from small groups
about the books and his experiences. His work come to halt during the period when he was
the technical adviser on all Biblical works in Cecil B. DeMilles moving picture - King of
Kings. In 1935 Spalding wrote Volume 3 and had a thirty day tour and visited 30 cities
during that time.
The last part of his life until he left his physical form in 1953, he spent as a world
traveller and worked as a research mining engineer. Volume 4 (1948) and Volume 5 (1955)
was compiled from his question and answer material. Volume 6 (1996) contains historical
reference to Spalding and his articles for the Mind Magazine 1935-37.
The Spalding Foundation:
Mr. Spalding great grandfather was engaged in trade and took the task carrying a load of
goods down the Ganges. However he was not familiar with the behaviour of Ganges. under the
flood season and was stranded. One boat was near a wall that had been exposed. A native
broke through the wall and out fell several gold pieces. Behind a vault they found a book
in gold. The book was the second in a series and it gave the location of other books and
cities from an ancient civilisation.
He discovered that they had used a system with longitudes and latitudes. The engineers
working under the Spalding Foundation were nineteen years finding the location of the city
of Gobi given by the book. Spalding's grandfather went there in 1868 and Baird T. Spalding
made his first trip there in 1879.
Examples of Baird T. Spalding's Teaching:
Q: How is it possible to bring about a great change under our present condition in which
people are drinking, gambling, smoking and doing everything that is bad?
A: The very expression you have used allow those conditions to go on today. We use such
thoughtless words that we allow those conditions to continue. It is better to say that
nothing but good and perfect can be. See absolute perfection for all.
Q: What is the proper medium for the awakening?
A: The individual awakening. As it is with the individual, it is with the group; as
it is with group, it is with the nation, as it is with the nation, it is with the world.
Q: Is it necessary to overcome all flesh?
A: It is not necessary to overcome all flesh, but to put a better conception upon it by
the resurrection of this body from a material to a spiritual condition. If we come into
true spirit, this flesh is immortalises always. Why overcome flesh? It is perfectly
beautiful and pure, if we overcome the idea that has held it out of that condition."
Q: What about healing?
A: There is no healing. Healing is a name for a condition that comes about. You can not
keep perfection away if you allow it to come to you.
"Truth is the same regardless of the book that presents it or the teacher who
"If we would find Truth, we must rise above our own weakness and dare to face the
Truth wherever it may be found or whatever its discovery may do to the narrow confines of
our own beliefs and speculations."
"Everything is accomplished under a definitive law. Every individual works with that
law if they accomplish anything, even to walking or breathing. There is no doubt about
"You can not accomplish a thing unless you stand one with it."
About negative and positive thoughts:
"Greater civilisation than ours have lived by it. But they begun to see dual. Then
what happened? Duality began to take energy from their bodies to keep duality in
existence, and immediately that energy was flowing from their bodies to their own
thoughts, building up the psychic condition.
At times we get beyond the hypnotic stage, and then a flash of the real comes trough. Then
we do not hesitate to accept it. Each experience of this kind makes us stronger in
acceptance. Then we are "about our Father's business."
"Negative thoughts begets a hypnotic influence. Negative thinking takes energy from
the body, whereas positive thinking adds and creates energy."
"Humanity is going to see that is far better to be in positive influences at all
times. Then we are going to take the great step forward."
"We have forgotten our birthright; we are hypnotised into a condition in we do not
"Without belief there can be no creative power"
"You have been told often that if one endeavours to accomplish and succeeds, all can.
The power has always existed and always will exist. Why is it kept away? It is because we
put up the barriers of disbelief."
The Ideal of Christ:
"There is but one Christ of all mankind. If we stand one with Christ, we are that
very thing. Jesus presented the Christ to the world, which all men may present if they
"Always, man's divinity is man's higher attitude. It can be proved in every
"You are perfectly free to make the ascension at any instant, and you are always
living to a higher level because you are presenting that ideal."
How to look on children:
"'I see the Christ in every face and in every form. When the first child was born,
the Christ was born.' If we let the child alone, we never submerge him. The influence
surrounding him would keep him completely. All we need to do is to see the Christ in that
child. The moment we present that child as the Christ, we bind ourselves together with
that child in the greatest enlightenment."
Baird T. Spalding was kind and simple man who lived a simple life. He was always moving
and could travel 1000 miles to do a favour for a friend. He spent most time of his life as
an research mining engineering. His work seems to have made him rich, because he was
always willing to give away money if somebody needed. One thing Mr. Spalding didn't need
much for himself was - sleep, only three-four hours each night.
Early, Douglas DeVorss (the founder of DeVorss & Company, Publisher P.O. Box 550
Marina del Rey, CA 90294) and Baird T. Spalding agreed that Mr. Spalding never was to be
introduced as a Master, but only as an author, but never the less Mr. Spalding made some
One very remarkable thing happened in New York (USA) when he was visiting a friend.
Spalding was to lecturing in Montreal (Canada) the same afternoon. At 5.00 his friend
asked him if it was not time for him to leave. -"No, Its not until 7:30, and I have
plenty of time." It was not until 6.00 he said goodbye and left. His friend was very
nervous, because she new that he hardly have time to get ready and go to the airport, much
less Montreal! She waited until just before the time for his lecture and then phoned
Montreal. - "Please tell me." she said "has Baird Spalding arrived yet? The
woman who answered said, "Why, he's walking up on the platform right now."
Baird T. Spalding's teaching was a mixture of Taoism, early Hinduism, Buddhism and
Christianity. He believed that the teaching of life was very simply and
therefore, he was an opponent to Mysticism and Theosophy and those Christian Sects who
denied that man was Divine. He said that the people he knew in Eastern said, it was a
heresy to accept man less than Divine. "The person seeing perfection is the
Master." - Baird T. Spalding
People who Spalding was in contact with:
Dr. Norwood - Clergyman from New York, who had a small church in Nova Scotia and made a
visit to Saint Bartholomew's Church in New York. 109 E 50th St New York, NY 10022
In less than five months, it was overcrowded so Dr. Norwood had to put out loudspeakers
outside the church!
F. L. Rawson was a brother to a great engineer in England - Sir. Rawson-Rawson.
F. L. Rawson took 100 men into world war one. They all returned without a scratch on any
of them. "There is nothing but God." was his statement to that miracle.
Alexander Graham Bell went to Buffalo, New York to loan 2000 Dollars from Spalding's
father and his two brothers. They were small bankers at that time and lend him the money
so he could attend Boston Tech and build his telephone.
A letter dated December 2, 1935 tells that:
"....Baird T. Spalding is now carrying on with his research work in Calcutta
University. We have met some of his former teachers, Professors Ghose, Physics Department,
Jesse Bose, Nag, Roy, Das etc., of Transcendental Physics, Phycology, Chemistry,
Metaphysics and philosophy, all of the Science College..."
Baird T. Spalding made some sensational claims during his later years about different
kinds of inventions that like the camera to past events, until now his claims has sounded
like Science Fiction.
He stated that things could travel faster than Light and of course it sounded impossible
to those who believed in Einstein's theory. But now it has come to pass with Faster than
Baird T. Spalding's suggested the following books:
Henry Drummond - Love, the Greatest Thing in the World.
Dr. Carrel - Man the unknown (People healed from incurrable conditions)
The author Colonel James Churchward is probably the man standing between Douglas DeVorss
and Baird T. Spalding on the S.S President Hoover before leaving San Francisco for India
to visit the Masters known as Siddhas.
Paul Brunton who became friend with Baird T. Spalding in his last three years, wrote a
book entitled Baird T. Spalding as I knew him (1954). Brunton observed that Spalding had a
photographic memory: "There was no end to Spalding's ready knowledge. I heard him
repeatedly come up with the right answer on almost any topic, any place or any time."
but Spalding also "seemed to be unusually malleable and open" and that
"everyone had a tendency to take Spalding over".
One of Burton's friends who practiced "clairvoyant vision" and had know Spalding
for many years. Told Burton in an interview that: "Baird was under the control of
three astral beings." his grandfather Baird Spalding, an old miner and a little
child. This could explain why he could be both an excellent writer and make contradictions
at the same time. (like living with Jesus for about 2 1/2 years in the mid 90's and then
invent the camera to past events and had difficult to find Jesus. When Jesus was giving
the Sermon of the Mount, because he didn't know that Jesus was 6'2" tall.)
"Spalding, didn't know when his words were being dictated by an control and when they
When Baird T. Spalding died he had only $126.72, no property and no fixed address