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.

Video Lecture: On the Myth of Prometheus, Technology, and Archetypal Fire

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Love Is All You Need (?)

by Michael Maciel I like the part in 1 Corinthians where Paul says that without love, nothing we do means anything. He goes on to list certain goal-based achievements: Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, … Continue reading

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What, exactly, is God’s Will?

by Michael Maciel I have a rather radical approach to theology. I like to say that God’s will for us is that we get our prayers answered. That and that only. There is no plan and no vision other than … Continue reading

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The Universe As Egg

by Michael Maciel It must have been amazing for our earliest ancestors to witness a live chick emerge from what was before merely an amorphous goo. It was a high mystery. Apart from the physical attributes of an egg, its … Continue reading

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Is the World an Illusion?

by Michael Maciel Just as a person’s face can reveal something about his or her personality, no one would presume that it reveals everything. There’s almost an infinity of stuff going on behind the masks that we wear. Why do … Continue reading

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Hey You, Know Thyself

by Michael Maciel So, rather a rude title, no? It’s the best alternative to “Man, Know Thyself,” because of the problematic word “man,” which seems to exclude women. And even though the convention tells us that it doesn’t, that “man” … Continue reading

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Sorrow Cleanses the Soul

by Michael Maciel We’ve all done something that we regret. Shame keeps us from facing the loss that our action caused, which makes it difficult to be with the fact of the results of what we did. By “fact,” I … Continue reading

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Spiritual Illumination – Let Your Light Shine

Matthew 5 14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it … Continue reading

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One and All

by Michael Maciel We affirm our values as to what is not only good for one but what is good for all. The paradox is that what is good for one IS good for all, and what is good for … Continue reading

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The Silent Workers for God

by Michael Maciel There are two ways to be a minister, to serve God and humanity—two fundamental divisions of service. One way is to serve people directly by ministering to their spiritual needs through teaching, healing, and the sacraments. The … Continue reading

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