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.

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

Posted in Lessons | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Lessons | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Lessons | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Lessons | Leave a comment

Do You Need a Spiritual Teacher?

by Michael Maciel Do you need a spiritual teacher? No. What you need is a specific set of skills that you can use in your spiritual life—tools. Tools are meant to be used. And these tools can only be used … Continue reading

Posted in Lessons | Leave a comment

What Is Truth?

by Michael Maciel A scientist once said, “The universe is not only stranger than we imagine, it’s stranger than we can imagine,” meaning that the human mind is not capable of a direct perception of reality. Even the most enlightened … Continue reading

Posted in Lessons | Leave a comment

Reboot Your Spirituality for the New Year

by Michael Maciel Learning how to access our own wisdom is more important than learning someone else’s techniques and practices. Doesn’t it make sense that everything we need in order to grow spiritually is already right at our fingertips? Here are eight spiritual tools … Continue reading

Posted in Lessons | 1 Comment

How to Deal with Difficult People

by Michael Maciel One of the things that gets in the way of forgiveness is our reluctance to accept the way people are. We expect them to be different, as though they’re violating our expectations of them. Every time we … Continue reading

Posted in Lessons | Leave a comment

Love Your Enemies

by Michael Maciel Jesus told us to love our enemies. WHAT are we supposed to do with that? I mean, it’s hard enough to love the people we love, right? How, then, are we supposed to love those who, by … Continue reading

Posted in Lessons | 4 Comments

God: “Father” or “Mother”?

by Michael Maciel There’s a better way to approach this question. God is only gendered in a mythic sense, not literally. Mythic truths are never meant to be taken literally because they have their own epistemological domain, one that is … Continue reading

Posted in Lessons | Leave a comment