“. . . and you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on
tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.”
(2 Corinthians 3:3)
ABOUT MYSTICAL CHRISTIANITY
In some of the descriptions of our work we have hinted that our approach to Christianity is heart centered and has mystical qualities. What this means is that, contained within our work is the possibility, indeed the likelihood, that you will achieve the direct experience of divine spiritual beings in your sleeping dreams. If you dream, then chances are you have already had these kinds of experiences, although you may not have realized the full importance and meaning of your nighttime experiences. Should you, as a Christian, chose to begin to do this work, it is important to understand that you will be having mystical experiences, that is, you will have the direct experience of divine spiritual phenomena.
Christian mysticism is a vast, if little known area of spiritual endeavor that goes back to the earliest days of our religion. The first Christian mystic was Jesus Christ, followed by his disciples and apostles. What do we mean by this? Simply that Jesus, his disciples and the apostles had direct, coherent, and comprehensible experiences of spiritual phenomena These include numerous dreams and visions, and such events as the Transfiguration, Peter’s walking on water, Saul’s awakening on the road to Damascus, and John’s vision of the New Jerusalem. As a Christian you are part of a religious tradition that is profoundly mystical, yet, few in the modern world really understand that this is so and what it means.
The essence of Christian mysticism is expressed throughout the Gospel of John, for example, “Abide in me and I in you, . . . .” (John 15:4) or the entire text of John 17. The idea that we are within in the Christ and that the Christ is within the Father is stated, both clearly and forcefully, many times in the New Testament.
However, for many this presence is latent, and will remain so until we reach out to him (cf. Luke 11:9). And how is this done? The Christian mystic directs their awareness, not outwardly toward the world, but inwardly, as we have been instructed: “ . . . when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret . . .” (Matthew 6:6). The Christian mystic understand this room to be the human heart, and it is here where we experience the inner presence of the Christ. The apostle Paul states it clearly, “ . . . God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit . . .” (Romans 5:5), and it is here where we seek and where we can find the direct inner experience of the living Christ. This is Christian Mysticism.