Need a way to focus your attention on what really matters?
Are you looking for a way to organize your spiritual life in a way that works for you?
The Mystical Christ is a rallying point, a place to go to refresh your thinking, to develop your understanding of the core teachings of Christian Mysticism and the Western Path of Sacramental Initiation.
Why is this important?
In order for the heavenly Teachers to impart their wisdom to you, you have to have a foundation of knowledge, a context through which their instruction can be received. This is the purpose of spiritual study. Otherwise, we could all simply meditate and get everything we need. But that would not help us live a spiritual life in this world.
Spiritual development requires action. Since it is nothing less than the reality of your being that you seek, you must bring your whole being to the task. This means that you must apply what you learn to your everyday life. No part of you can be left out. This is not something to acquire – it is becoming fully what you already ARE.
The Mystical Christ website is a series of lessons and exercises designed to give you everything you need to progress in your spiritual development. Most of the material is on this site, but there are some links to off-site resources. Be sure to explore these.
Also, the Recommended Reading page gives you the books that have proven to be invaluable to the serious student of Western Esotericism.
Remember that reading can never replace doing. The purpose of these written lessons is to spur you to action. That is why you are here on this planet – to learn how to live as a spiritual being in the face of challenge. “If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere!”
Next, take a look at the Getting Started page.
This site is absolutely incredible. I am so pleased to be able to refer people I am working with to this great resource. I use it myself to spark new contemplations and foci for my own meditations. Thank you so much for taking this on. It is definitely advancing the mission of The Great Work.
Oh this is going to be fun, just when I need a refresher course.
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Without really knowing it, I have walked the path of the mystic for most of my life. I’ve dabbled in Christianity, Yoga, and nature, but my spirituality has been unfocused. I knew there had to be something more, but I didn’t know where to look.I’ve wandered in the wilderness for a very long time now! I’ve always felt a yearning for the path- I just never knew where to find the trailhead!
A little less than a year ago, a book found it’s way into my life and I awakened to Western Esotericism and Esoteric Christianity. Since that time I have built a library, studied, and this month have begun to practice. I now know what I need to do- to train my unruly, unfocused, wandering mind in the discipline of concentration. The spirit is willing but the flesh is oh so weak!
I’ve found this website at exactly the right time. Thank you. I tried the orange exercise a little while ago… I wont tell you how long it lasted! I will persist!
That’s great! Just remember to stop the exercise if your mind wanders. You want to set a pattern of completion. No matter how long it takes to stick with it to the end, adhere to this one little rule.
What was the book that “found its way” into your life?
Unfortunately, it doesn’t take more than a few seconds before I catch my mind starting to wander. I feel that I possess belief, wonder, and devotion, but I lack mental discipline.
Years ago I became a born-again Christian after being raised with no religion. I prayed, meditated, and studied my bible, but training the mind in concentration was not part of the program.
After a few years of walking the exoteric or outer Christian path, I became increasingly aware of contradictions in what I was reading and hearing. “Is everybody who isn’t a born-again Christian really going to hell for eternity?” It just didn’t make sense to me.
I realized I just couldn’t walk that road any longer, but I still believed in God and still felt the inner longing to walk the spiritual road. I drifted to Yoga, New Age, but I always felt closest to the Divine when spending time alone in nature.
The desire to find the path and walk it was always there, I just didn’t know what or where the path was. This was accompanied by years of spiritual inactivity.
Fast forward to last spring. I moved to a new state for a new job and threw a copy of “The Pilgrimage” by Paulo Coelho in my backpack to take along. (The book had been left in a stack of unwanted books at my last job.) In the book, Paulo is sent to walk the “Road to Santiago” by his teacher. He is led by a guide and they are both members of an esoteric catholic order.
As I read and then reread the book, I awakened to the road that I had been looking for without ever knowing it existed. Training exercises, divine magic, Templar rituals, esoteric orders, ancient wisdom, inner truth, devotion to God.
I knew that I was on my own pilgrimage and these were all the things that I wanted in my life. And so since that time, I’ve read and learned about inner western traditions and the various paths, orders, and traditions and the one thing that keeps coming up is mental training!
And so where does that now leave me? Well, I guess for now, contemplating an orange!
Agree with Dominic. This site is awesome. Keep the lessons coming.
I was guided here today and how blessed am I to have been. After reading just one page of your content, I felt I was exactly where I was I meant to be. I’ve purchased your book, saved the YouTube channel link and will be reading quite a bit it seems.Thank you Michael.
Thank you, Rene. Feel free to reach out to me on Facebook.