Author Archives: Michael Maciel

About Michael Maciel

Michael Maciel has studied the Ancient Wisdom Teachings and symbolism since the early 1970’s. He was ordained a priest in the Holy Order of MANS in 1972. Check out Michael’s YouTube channel The Mystical Christ with Michael Maciel, along with The Mystical Christ Academy on Patreon.

How to Achieve Inner Stability –mastering mindfulness

Quieting the monkey mind is key to achieving inner stability. Imagine the most peaceful state you have ever been in. Perhaps it was sitting on a beach while on vacation, far away from pressing concerns of work and daily routines. … Continue reading

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We Are Vertical Beings

by Michael Maciel In the earliest stages of the human embryo, one of the first things to form is the spinal cord. When you look at it under a microscope, it’s like a lightning bolt—a squiggly little burst of energy … Continue reading

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What Is the Soul?

by Michael Maciel There are lots of computer analogies for the way we experience reality—hardware, software, RAM, ROM, WiFi. They’re all descriptive of how we function both physically and spiritually. The one I like is “cloud computing.” When I write, … Continue reading

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Logic and the Non-Rational

by Michael Maciel Logic is a tool, a very, very powerful tool. But if you make it your only tool, then it limits the scope of your understanding. It would be like a carpenter whose only tool is a hammer. … Continue reading

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Who’s to Blame?

by Michael Maciel The evil of the world doesn’t fall out of the sky. It falls out of our back pockets. Lent is the time for everyone to take responsibility for their own sins, not strap them on a scapegoat. … Continue reading

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Aggression

by Michael Maciel The word “aggression” has earned a bad reputation. It has been equated with “the intention to do harm.” But it also has a positive aspect. It is rooted in our will to survive, to achieve, to excel. … Continue reading

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Raw Mysticism

by Michael Maciel You’ve heard the story. The young fish asks the wise old fish, “What is water?” It’s meant to make us ask the same question: in what do we live, move, and have our being?” The Bible tells … Continue reading

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Faith is NOT belief. Here’s why:

by Michael Maciel Faith is actually a technical term and has nothing at all to do with belief. Let me give an example: Robert Heinlein once wrote a novel called “Orphans of the Sky,” in which a huge, cylindrical spaceship … Continue reading

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Have a Mystical Christmas!

by Michael Maciel Christmas is the story about Christ being born within us, within each of us as individuals. It’s a personal event, not a cultural one. And it happens every year, each time making the event more real, each … Continue reading

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What Can You Do for the World?

by Michael Maciel Let’s say you’re a spiritual person. You believe in compassion. You believe that love is the most important quality anyone can have and that without it, nothing else really matters. You not only believe these things but … Continue reading

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