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a memorial to a christian mystic
the mystic, the man, the message
by paul skorpen
If you keep watch over your hearts, and listen for the Voice of God and learn of Him, in one short hour you can learn more from Him than you could learn from Man in a thousand years.
Johannes Tauler (ca. 1300-1361)
Everything loses some luster with the passing of time, and the people we have known that have left this world should slip slowly from the consciousness of our daily lives. Daskalos, born Stylianos Atteshlis, stays with me larger today than in his passing over five years ago. It is as if, in my association with him, I was standing too close to a mountain to behold its breadth, or a sea so great I couldn't see its distant shores. There are, I have now come to realize, people whom we cannot 'see', people who fall well outside the categories of what we are taught to be possible, at least until we grow able to expand our vision to behold them.
Upon first hearing of this teacher, said to be full of wonder and wisdom, ten years would pass before I finally landed on the Island of Cyprus (by way of a two year stay in Nepal). I was fortunate he was still alive and teaching at the age of 75 in his well weathered body. It was late in May and the Mediterranean heat by midmorning had already stilled the day. The backyard schoolhouse, the Stoa, held sixty chairs placed before a small platform.
That day, not long before the throngs of arrivals, we numbered no more than twenty. Daskalos entered; a huge man with dark, bushy, unkempt hair. His shirt was untucked and his pants covered in splashes of oil paint. He took a seat beneath the platform, removed his sunglasses, asked us to draw around him, and recited the Lord's Prayer. He then taught. He taught as I would see him teach for the next six years each morning for an hour and half, without pause or note. In those days he held public lessons Monday through Friday (and privately in the afternoons and evenings). His teachings would span creation; in a single breath he would marry the highest heavens with our struggles in day to day life. He craftfully wove rich personal anecdote with the perennial teachings. He taught with his whole being: his hands, his heart, and his expressions. It was as if he sculpted every lesson. Remarkably, after each lesson everyone (from spiritual journeymen to neophytes) felt as if the lesson was delivered directly to his needs.
Despite my recent training in Himalayan Buddhism and Shamanism (and their rich cosmologies) I struggled to comprehend the system he put forth, couched in arcane language, and delivered with a thick Greek accent. 'The New Testament,' he stated clearly at the conclusion of many lessons, 'should be your best friend and companion.' We sat there in collective puzzlement; how could the dusty and dog-eared Bible, that lay on our Grandmother's bedside table, be a powerful spiritual, much less mystical, guide?
At the age of thirty Daskalos lost interest in the Theosophical movement (disappointed in their inability to see Christ), which sought to include Daskalos in its camp. Charles Leadbeater had foreseen Daskalos' birth when he wrote in 1912 that several adepts were incarnating, one 'born on the island of Cyprus.'
Daskalos was born a teacher of Christian mysticism. He was also a remarkable healer. Until late in his life he lived a deliberately quiet life, working as a printer for the Colonial Government, teaching and healing in the evenings and on weekends, never accepting more than a cup of coffee for his time and effort. Then he permitted a book to be written about, as Daskalos put it, 'the teachings'. The book, The Magus of Strovolos, fast became a classic among accounts of spiritual teachers. But Markides overstepped the clear parameters by describing many of Daskalos' deeds and wonders - much to Daskalos' lament and to our fascination. Daskalos sensed that attention was shifting away from the spiritual teachings to a fascination with psychic powers and his personality.
Daskalos sought to engender in us a deeper, more focused commitment to the truth. And not necessarily the Christian truth; 'If you come here as a Buddhist,' he would say, 'or a Hindu, a Jew, a Muslim or whatever, please leave here as one; but a real one, who knows and practices his faith. For the truth is like a many sided diamond, and each of the great religions reflect another face of the Truth of the Absolute Beingness.' Although he encouraged his students to study the other faiths 'to draw nectar from the other Gardens, you'll find all the same flowers in the Garden of Christianity, perhaps even finer ones.' For his advice, to young and old seekers alike was to stick to a faith so as not to become 'like a person digging little holes in many places; [that] you will never go deep enough to find water.'
Daskalos kept a constant vigil against laxity. He feared for himself, and for others, that they would grow spiritually lazy and seek comfort in form. Form (as expressed as ritual, dogma, and organization) steals the fires of inspiration.
MYSTICAL CHRISTIANITY: THE PATH OF LOVE, WISDOM, AND POWER
Spiritual teachers, all of us for that matter, express power (being able to 'do or to act'), knowledge (understanding leading to wisdom), and love (moral, compassionate and merciful intent). Many masters and religions describe God as Absolute Power, Absolute Wisdom, and Absolute Love. As souls we are endowed with these qualities, and as personalities we inspire to expressed them. Great cultures, like India, have created schools, yogas, to approach these three great faces of the Divine. But it is rare to find incarnated souls that have brought these three great paths into unity and fullness. Daskalos was a unique teacher in that not only did he express a full measure of each attribute, but did so in balance and proportion. Daskalos healed and taught with this threefold force which is why many found his mere presence so comforting, reassuring and uplifting. And the message he offered was that mystical Christianity leads of to full and balanced development.
A FULL ANATOMY OF HUMANITY
Perhaps Daskalos' greatest gift to seekers seeking orientation (especially those who had not forsaken, or been forsaken by, the Christian faith) was his full anatomical survey of humanity. Daskalos' teachings on the three bodies (noetical/mental body, the psychic/emotional body, and the material/physical body) and his work on delineating the life of elementals (thought-forms and emotional-forms) gave us the power to probe ourselves, and reshape our understanding and modes of experiencing the worlds. His teachings on etheric vitality and the etheric doubles empowered us to observe and control our health and well-being. Daskalos advised us to take one sure step at a time, and in that way the next step would reveal itself. He stressed that any true and lasting spiritual gain must begin with, and be maintained by, self-orientation.
SEE, HEAR, AND SPEAK NO EVIL
In Daskalos home, over the fireplace, was placed a carving of the three monkeys: one with his eyes covered, another with his ear covered, and a third with his mouth covered. Kitsch? For Daskalos this was symbolic of the self-reliant man, whose integrity and spirituality come directly from an inner alignment with the divine. There is no need for such a man to gain self-worth through criticizing the outside world, and people in the near. A measure of a man spiritual stature is the degree to which he quarrels with the world. Daskalos' integrity, morality and spirituality were no longer dependent on social circumstances, but were fully God-orientated. Even when the Church would slander Daskalos' name, he would smile and say, 'They are good people, and do not mean harm.'
DASKALOS + THE CHURCH OF ST. JOHN
Another Church — the silent church — was established at the time of Jesus. When the apostle John (the one whom Jesus most loved) laid his head on the breast of the God-man at the last supper, and listen to the beating heart of Love expressed (cf. John 13:23). This Church of John - which is also called mystical Christianity, or esoteric Christianity, or Inner Christianity - owns no physical presence in the world, other than in the hearts of human beings. St. John is recognized as the first apostle who followed the path of Christ (of love, wisdom and power) to reach theosis (union with the Godhead). One of the first great Christian mystics Origen (185-232) recognized John's great ascent;
No one can apprehend the meaning of it [John's Gospel] except he have lain on Jesus' breast and received from Jesus Mary to be his mother also. Such an one must he become who is to be another John, and to have shown to him, like John, by Jesus Himself Jesus as He is. For if Mary, as those declare who with sound mind extol her, had no other son but Jesus, and yet Jesus says to His mother, 'Woman, behold thy son,' and not 'Behold you have this son also,' then He virtually said to her, 'Lo, this is Jesus, whom thou dids't bear.' Is it not the case that every one who is perfect lives himself no longer, but Christ lives in him; and if Christ lives in him, then it is said of him to Mary, 'Behold thy son Christ.'
Albrecht Dürer, the great German Painter of the 16th century, beautifully captures the ascent of St. John in his 'Lamentation over the Dead Christ', as depicted below (which hangs here in Munich at the Alte Pinakothek). We see St. John rising above the fallen body of Christ to assume his role as the new archetype, as a bridge to the Christ consciousness, in the Church of Inner Christianity. Dürer places the Heavenly Jerusalem above John, and it is John that will lead us there.
As many readers know, Daskalos' 'guide' is St. John, as they have shared a deep companionship spanning the centuries. Indeed, Daskalos shared memories of times when he would lay his head on the breast of St. John!
* This is the great ladder: Daskalos seeks to bring us to John, John to Christ, and Christ to the Father: The Godhead: And a voice from heaven said, 'This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased' (Matt 3:17)
*Christ: 'You know me, and you know where I am from. I have not come on my own' (John 7:28).
* St. John: 'This is the disciple who is testifying to these things and has written them, and we know that his testimony is true. But there are also many other things that Jesus did; if every one of them were written down, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.' (John 21:24-25).
* Daskalos: 'Our teachings are not mine, but are the teachings of St. John the Evangelist.'
Daskalos: A Man in the Soul?
The measure of a mystic, which separates mystics from theologians and spiritualists, is their ability to enter primal states that are behind every thing that exists in time and place. From the limits of our perspective we can only imagine such states, but others who have reached states of rarefied consciousness have provided us with luminous accounts. Meister Eckhart, the great Dominican Rhineland mystic of the 13th century wrote;
'The man in the soul, transcending angelic being and guided by intellect, pierces to the source whence the soul flowed. There, intellect must remain outside, with all named things. There the soul is merged in pure unity. This we call the man in the soul, and you should understand it thus: the man in the soul is he who has accomplished all this, so that he needs no further help. What he did hitherto, God now works in him. God knows him as he knew Him, God loves him as he loved Him. Thus God performs all work, and the man in the soul is bare and empty of all things. You should know what a man is like who has come to this: we can well say he is God and man. Observe, he has gained by grace all that Christ had by nature, and that his body is so fully suffused with the noble essence of the soul, which she has received from God and the divine light, that we may well declare: That is a man divine! Alas, my children, you should pity these people, for they are strangers, unknown to anybody. All who ever hope to come to God may well be mistaken in these folk, for they are hard for strangers to perceive: none can truly recognize them but those in whom the same light shines. This is the light of truth.'
The earliest followers of the teachings of the Christ identified much less with a new religion, as they did with a new way of life. Indeed, they were even called 'People of the Way' (Acts 9:2), as they embraced Christ's calling that 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life' (John 14:6). Daskalos embraced the way to such a degree that he entered the nature of his soul.
DISCERNING THE WILL OF GOD: DASKALOS IN ILLNESS
You should ask for your 'daily bread', you should ask that God take of you and your family. You can ask for your 'daily bread' with some butter if you wish! He will hear. For myself; I ask for nothing. I believe He knows better what I need. Daskalos
In June of 1994, at the age of 82, Daskalos suffered a major stroke. After weeks in a coma he returned only to find that he had lost the ability to speak, and movement in his right side. He remained bed-ridden for 14 months before leaving this incarnation. It was a trial for Daskalos: the excruciating pain, dependence, and limitations were severe. Before the stroke Daskalos (a man of integrity) would often remark that he never wanted to ever find himself in a wheelchair, nor did he want to be in condition that required care. A couple months after the stroke letters began arriving from overseas. Some wished Daskalos well, other were yearning to know why Daskalos was ill, and furthermore, why couldn't the healer heal himself? In response we decided to write a general letter. It read in part;
We appreciate your concern, but we ask you to keep your questions to yourselves. It is Daskalos' will as to whether he stays here or leaves us.
With letter in hand I approach Daskalos and asked him if I could read it to him. He consented. He nodded in agreement as I read the first part of the letter, but when I reach the above passage he grabbed my hand with his left hand, and shook his head in strong protest. I asked him what was wrong, and he indicated that I reread the passage, 'keep your questions to yourselves,' 'I read, 'It is Daskalos' will as to whether he stays here or leaves us.' And again Daskalos erupted. I realized the problem rested in the question of 'will'. 'Daskales,' I said silently, 'whose will is it that you are in this situation?' With force he raised my hand skyward and pointed towards God. I understood.
Daskalos had not selected the condition for himself, and yet despite all the agony, he knew that it was the Will of God at work. And Daskalos would comply. It was a couple months after the stroke (when it was growing increasingly clear that no recovery was on the near horizon) that Daskalos could again laugh. Daskalos not only accepted the circumstance that he least wanted, but he even saw the hand of God at work. The Will of God is difficult to discern, and often more difficult to accept, especially in hardship. Through Daskalos' illness we were able to witness the grace of a rare man.
At the end of one talk Daskalos mysteriously stated that his students had two elementals within them that represented Daskalos: one was the one that we each create (perhaps with the help of Markides' accounts) as we try to understand the teacher, and the other an elemental that Daskalos himself imparts which more fully reflects Daskalos' essence. Daskalos hope for us that those two would reconcile, and become one. Let us hope the same.
True communication and healing are possible only through attunement with the Self, with others, and with God, says Christian mystic Stylianos Atteshli, known as Daskalos…..
He is one of the greatest living Christian mystics, yet Stylianos Atteshlis -commonly known as the Magus of Strovolos, the Master, or simply Daskalos ("teacher")--is not well known in this country (America). Although he has been teaching since the age of seven on his native island of Cyprus, the 84-year-old has never before spoken publicly in the United States or granted an interview to an American journalist. As described by Kyriacos Markides in his three-part biography. Daskalos's practices are legendary and, to my knowledge, unique among contemporary Christian teachers. They are the sorts of metaphysical practices we have come to associate more with Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and shamanism than with the Western mystic tradition. For example, Daskalos is frequently engaged in the practice of "exomatosis," in which he is able to leave his body, fully conscious, and travel to faraway places and dimensions in the company of "invisible helpers" in order to be of service to others. He claims to be aware of his past lives (in one, he says, he tended the rooms where Jesus Christ slept during his visits to the Essenes) and to be able to revisit these incarnations at will. Daskalos has been reported to be instrumental in hundreds of public healings, such as the following incident described by an Italian journalist in the Markides biography: In front of several witnesses, Stylianos Atteshlis healed a three-year-old English boy of polio. I stared with curiosity at the English-woman holding her child. Only when she placed the boy in Stylianos Atteshlis’ arms did I notice that [the boy's] left leg was covered with a heavy plastic brace. It was atrophied and clearly shorter than the other leg.... Stylianos Atteshlis sat on a chair with the child in his arms and began to speak to him with a very sweet tone in his voice. As he was doing that, he began to gently stroke the sickly leg. He pulled it a few times as if to make it longer. . . . Ten, twenty minutes must have passed; I don't remember. I had my eyes glued sometimes on the child and sometimes on Stylianos Atteshlis. Suddenly, the child made a pained grimace. At that point he raised the boy up, gave him a light slap on his buttocks, and said, "Now, run, my boy. "And the child began running around the room. Was it a miracle! Was it suggestion! One can make whatever conclusions one wishes. I just describe what I saw.
Despite these reputed powers, Daskalos rejects the mantle of miracle worker. "They are phenomena, nothing more," he insists. "If we knew how nature works, we would not call them miracles." Like most genuine mystics, Stylianos Atteshlis has led an outwardly unremarkable life. He was born in 1910 in the Greek part of Cyprus, near the town of Strovolos, and spent his years as a civil servant, family man, and Christian. Behind the worldly facade, however, Daskalos was an altogether different being. Gathering a circle of students ( "Researchers of Truth") around him in the Stoa -— a shrine at the back of his modest home — Daskalos set about instructing the group in esoteric Christian wisdom, contemplation, exomatosis, and the development of healing powers. Although such a great soul would have been venerated in most cultures as a mahatma, shaman, or curandero, Daskalos was rejected by the orthodox clergy of Cyprus, who made efforts to have him excommunicated from the Church as a "magus of Mephistophelean proportions," to quote Markides. In time, as Daskalos' fame grew and the harmlessness of his work became apparent, these misguided charges were dropped by the Church. Harmless though the work may be, the Gnostic system that Daskalos teaches is nearly impenetrable for those who have not been initiated into its terminology and imagery, as thousands of us found out during two sold-out lectures by Daskalos at Town Hall in New York City. Stepping onto a stage littered with hundreds of letters and photographs from devotees requesting healing, Daskalos led us in the Lord's Prayer and then spoke for an hour about the origins of the universe, the psycho noetic planes, the "mind super-substance," the holy archangels, the "infinite absolute beingness" (God), and the mission of Joshua Emmanuel the Christ. As the tall man in a gray suit ranged mysteriously from topic to topic, many of us--well versed in meta-physics-tried without much success to follow the sweep of his mind. I left both talks intrigued, confused, and convinced that Daskalos was operating at a level achieved by few. Interviewing such a mystic is far from simple, as I discovered the next day at a hotel in midtown Manhattan. Already apprehensive, I was further surprised when this extraordinary man took my hand and informed me, without ceremony, that he could read my thoughts and knew exactly what I wanted to ask. Having established this advantage, he ignored many of my questions and allowed his discourse to follow its own self-dictated rhythm.
I'm interested in what you said about picking up the thoughts of other people. Is this a constant experience for you!
Daskalos: It's happened since childhood; for me it was something natural. I didn't know the others were different.
CB:How did you first know you were a teacher!
D: Wait a moment. Let us settle this word "teacher." The teacher is Joshua Emmanuel the Christ. No human being has the right to call himself a teacher. I have rejected the so-called titles given to me in various books. We call the members of our system "brother guides," equal to all other brother and sister guides. Many Hindus call me swami, yogi, but it is unnecessary. And definitely not the word "magus," for God's sake.
CB:If not Daskalos or magus, what do you want to be called?
D: Nothing. I have completely annihilated the so-called personality of a time and-place man. What matters is the teaching, which can help people come out of their confusion! reshape their lives, and alleviate their suffering. There is much pain and suffering in the world today due to the ignorance of not knowing the truth. Now, how did I know who I was! Who can say! I simply did, from the time I was very small. It was very difficult for me because even my parents could not understand me. My father said, "This son of mine, manifesting these things without learning them, talking in languages from previous incarnations." He was wondering, Who is my son! This happened according to my nature and not through any pre-calculated intention to be a Daskalos. Maybe it was predestination.
CB: You have said you were a boy at the time Joshua?
D: Yes, I was taken to the Essene school at the age of 10, destined for the rabbinate. Joshua was in a period of teaching many disciples — he had many followers. Being an Essene novice, I was lucky enough to look after these rooms where he lived four days a month, and to be near him, adoring him, worshiping him. Can people understand each other through human language? No--it is the poorest hind of communication. In few hundred years, human beings will be able to communicate in a better way.
CB:Until you were what age?
D: When I was 17, he was crucified. Those 7 years were the best incarnation I ever had. I have had past incarnations as an Egyptian hierophant three or four times, and I remember, as if it were my language, hieroglyphics and what they mean. I have given this information to Egyptologists. Yet, though I have had very serious incarnations, I was aware even as a boy of 10 years that I was near something very high in Joshua. I already had my powers of exomatosis [out-of-body travel] at that time, and Joshua knew it. He was teaching these things, but the greatest thing he taught me was humility. [We aid interrupted by an aide, instructing me not to ask any more "personal" questions.]
CB:Let's talk about suffering. We seem to live in a very dark age--the Hindus call it the Kali Yuga. There are rumors every day about apocalypse and Armageddon. Is it only our perception that we are in a dark age, or are we actually at the end of a cycle of history.
D: [Disregarding question] This is no excuse! God has given us everything in abundance-fresh air for everyone to breathe, the super-substance of mind so that we may reach God. Christ has taught us how to use it! What is prohibiting man from using mason and love to free himself from his current state of suffering! These habits of personality are being presented as an excuse.
CB:I agree, but many find it easier to blame the state of the world on a divine plan.
D: You see [leaning forward and looking deep into my eyes], I get much from your thoughts [laughing. You came here to talk to me about psychology. But what is psychology! What are psychometry, psychotherapy, psychiatry! Persons use the word "soul"--psyche-and distorts its great meaning. By "soul" do you mean the behavior of the personality! This is not quite accurate. The relationship between soul and personality is complex. The personality may be sinful, but the soul is not sinful. It is God. The soul cannot be harmed. You don't have a soul; you are a soul. In our system, we speak of something else that we call the permanent personality. This is the state between time-and-place incarnations, which has no name except the I-am-I. This permanent personality actually passes into the soul. That I-am-I passing away from the gross material body remembers everything.
CB: Yet I don't remember my past lives?
D: This is part of the mercy of God to give human beings the opportunity to advance without feeling remorse for the sins they have committed. People misunderstand the mercy of God.
CB:Are you saying that ignorance is a form of mercy!
D: Yes. Of course, ignorance has many meanings. However, when you attune yourself to your permanent personality, you will remember. Then you're out of Ignorance. Let us talk about healing. Psychotherapy and all forms of healing use the mind super-substance, the underlying principle of existence. The mind, as energy, moves through you and is given to the other fellow to be cured. But who is doing the work! Some so-called psychotherapists say they have successes. They definitely have. but unfortunately they have not healed their own ego personality and go on saying "I, I, I have done that," meaning their personality They do nothing! It is He who is doing the healing, not me. This is the great truth. You must make your conscience light so that this vitality I am passing to you will help you recover One cannot be healed unless he is worthy to be.
D: Yes. No psychotherapist has the right to call himself a healer, because the healer is God. Agent! Yes On many occasions, have known how to get that etheric vitality and pass it to the other. But these healings do not depend on my will as a personality but on the will of God There have been cases where this etheric vitality is sent through me and sent back. When this happens three times. I stop. It is not the will of God that this healing occurs.
CB: So you cannot predict what will happen?
D: Before I meet a person, I do not know if it will happen, but when my aura touches his aura, I feel immediately whether he will be healed or not. Then I pass the etheric vitality Atrophied legs become longer-all kinds of things happen that you would call miracles But I repeat, they are not miracles. They are phenomena. This is the whole truth. Nothing is dependent on me; it is all God.
CB: In other words, all of these phenomena are within the circle of possibilities of every human being.
D: If they were not possible, how would it be done!
CB: For gifted people like you, this seems evident. But not everyone is aware of having these faculties?
D: It's true that I've had these things since childhood--my mother knew it, and everybody knew it. But I always thought it was something everybody could do. Perhaps in my case it is the work of many incarnations, the merging of my permanent and soul personalities. Who can say! What I do know is that they are not favors from God. You have to earn and win what you have.
CB:Speaking of God, how can skeptics and atheists work with their doubts about the existence of the divine.
D: I do not believe there are atheists; there are only people deceiving themselves. Often they have a lot of God in them without knowing it. I was talking to the ambassador of Russia once. A very famous man and a good thinker Suddenly he said. "My God, my God" I said, "Oh, do you believe in God!" This question confused him, and he asked me to explain what God was. I said he could call it love, understanding, a feeling in the soul. I gave him the example of a rich man who calls himself a Christian but steals and is greedy, and on the other hand, a poor fellow who never speaks of God but who has a piece of bread and shares it with a hungry child. Though neither the man nor the child will satisfy his hunger, this man will have the feeling of satisfaction in his soul and have much of God in him The ambassador still didn't seem to understand. I said, "If I ask you what electricity is, you may not know. But you know what it can do. He said, "I still don't understand, though I want to!" I said, "By introspection, you will understand, Your Excellency.
CB: In your system, you emphasize that the brain and the mind are not the same thing.
D: A battery is not electricity! When I have difficult things to meditate on, I come out of my body and use the mind directly, not the brain. One of my students was in America when a fight broke out in a coffee shop. Somebody took a rifle and shot, and the bullet destroyed a large part of his brain. They took out the bullet, and the doctors in America said that if he lived he would not be able to walk, talk, or go to the toilet. The boy was about 26. Two medical doctors brought him back to us in Cyprus. I began trying to invoke his soul to take control. I can't say it was not very difficult; it was. You know what happened! This boy, who could not speak when he arrived, told the doctors, "I want to get up and walk." They wouldn't let him try, but I told them to leave him alone. Today this man is working now in Cyprus, and nobody knows that he had such an accident. Orthodox science today knows very little about life. You call such incidents miracles. No! They are phenomena occurring within the mercy of the absolute super-intelligence we call God.
CB: It is reported that you are able to move across time and space at will, with full consciousness.
D: Yes, I can do it, but not with my human brain [laughing]. You've just mentioned something that people do not understand--motion. What is motion! You said "moving in time," implying that there is motion in time and space. But when you attune yourself to the cosmic memory, on the higher levels of the noetic plane, and you want to see something in what people call the Akashic Records, this does not apply. When I want to, I can know everything through the attunement of my mind in a few minutes. It is difficult to speak openly of these things, but there are the divine powers in human nature, when you know how it feels to be God. Through exomatosis, you are able to access experiences from other places and periods of time. You are able to remember all of your previous incarnations and everything- in your incarnations. Before that, you cannot remember anything.
CB: Does that increase your pain?
D: Yes. But it is also a divine blessing. I often attune myself to previous incarnations. Each one is like a book I have written. It is on my shelf.
CB: How many have there been?
D: Hundreds. It doesn't matter. I can get up and read them again, live them again nothing is lost. I enter a life and see things, Christianity is not founded on dogmas. Christianity is based on only two instructions: Love God with all your heart, soul, and intelligence; and love every other being as you love your own self: not as on a television screen but three dimensionally. You find yourself moving about in a three-dimensional world, but you can change nothing, just as a singer can change nothing on a record. However, the divine mercy is such that you can understand the lessons of what you are seeing.
CB: An incarnate Tibetan lama told me that it's the wisdom mind, not the mundane, biographical mind, that continues from life to life.
D: He is speaking of the soul nature. Many powerful Tibetan lamas have come to me. Some years ago, I met the Panchen Lama, who was in Athens on his way to London. This was quite interesting. First, how did he know me! Definitely not from the gross material body. I "happened" to be at a friend's house a kilometer from where the Panchin Lama was staying, without my knowing that he was in Athens. Someone called and said that he would be greatly pleased if I visited him. I went and found him in a great room with a yellow carpet. He was in an orange robe, sitting on a cushion. I took off my shoes according to their habit and sat next to him. He was holding his rosary in his hand and gave it to me. I took my rosary from my pocket and gave it to him. We sat looking at each other for five minutes. Not a word in any language of this world was spoken. He went to give me my rosary back, and I indicated that he should keep it because the beads were costly. I got up, put on my shoes. The man of the house said to me, "Why are you leaving without even hearing his voice". I told him that we had said more than human beings can say in five years of daily contact. "I have given him so much love, and received so much love from him, that I am happy." Now, what is this! Can people understand each other through human language! No--it is the poorest kind of communication. In a few hundred years, human beings will be able to communicate in a better way. For example, if you say to me "my house, I can know, through attunement with you, exactly what your house looks like. But the one who cannot attune himself will not know what you mean. He will think that your house is like his house. Therefore, saying the word "house" in spoken language means nothing. When people reach the level of our teaching, they will be able to communicate far more clearly. But at that level there are no secrets or hypocrisy, because you can know the other fellow's thoughts.
CB:You can read people's minds?
D: It is not reading. When you are able to attune yourself, you simply know everything. These teachings have been known to mystics of past centuries and will be known to the science to come.
CB: This brings us to the question of contemporary Christian mysticism. Many Westerners who are hungry for mystical training go to the Buddhists or to the Hindus or the Sufis for instruction and inspiration. Where are the enlightened Christian mystics today?
D: You have the New Testament. Read it. Study it. You don't need anything else I had a student, a schoolteacher in Cyprus who was in our circles for five years. He was saving and saving to go to India. He finally got a year's leave and came to me and said, "Daskale [the familiar form], I am going to India." I never stop people from doing what they want to do. Anyway, he went to a guru and sat near him. The guru was very powerful and taught him many things. Toward the end of the stay, the guru asked him, "Why did you come here!" He said, "I'm wondering that, too. I haven't learned anything my teacher didn't teach me in Cyprus" The guru said, "Go to him and try to understand what he is saying, not what you want to understand." This is the point: Do not focus on what you want the teaching to mean but on the teaching itself. Even if you have the greatest teacher, if you are not ready to understand what he is saying, there will be no benefit.
CB:Are you critical of the Christian Church today, in which women may not be ordained priests, homosexuals cannot marry, and so on?
D: Everything has been distorted nowadays. Christianity is not founded on dogmas ; these are human weaknesses, and all dogmas contain within them the weaknesses of those who rule. True Christianity is based on only two instructions: Love God with all your heart, soul, and intelligence; and love every other being as your own self. What is not that is not Christianity for me.
CB:When you work with someone who is dying, are you able to help that person through the transition?
D: By death you mean change. St. Paul said, "I am dying every day." You came to this life as spermatozoa. Where is that now! Dead. The sperm became pregnancy, a boy or a girl playing on the ground. Where are those children now! Dead. What does "dead" mean! No longer existent in the gross material world. What will you be in 30 years if you're still alive on this level! Not a single cell of your body will still be "you." You are constantly dying: matter in, matter out. As orthodox science has found now, matter is not destroyed but transformed to something else and something else. As a personality, too, you are changing all the time. But your I-ness, your Atma, is the same. Over time, that I-ness is simply expressing itself at the various levels of consciousness. According to the law of duality, you have two personalities: your changing personality and your permanent personality, your I-ness. The aim of our system is to help people know the difference, to find the thing that is you and that is life. So death does not exist. There is a transition, passing from the gross material body to the psychical world.
CB: Are you able to know when you will leave this body?
D: Of course.
CB: One last question. Will Jesus come again!
D: Remember that Joshua said, "I am," not "I was." He is here today, and anybody can attune himself to the Christhood. Sooner or later all human beings will recognize that reality in themselves.
Fotografien© Paula Allen; Common Boundary; Common Boundry
Written Material © Mark Matousek, Common Boundary.
Spiritual Healing IV:
Deep & lasting Integration through uniting the Divine Feminine & Masculine
In these four days we travel together to ourselves, to work in the community as a human and healer
in wisdom, love and power.
Self-determined in the collective wake up in our freedom of truth. This is supported by the Paul mediated theosis healing treatment.
It promotes and awakens the deep bond with the peace in the community and with all life, the "heaven on earth", our being.
In this healing spiritual energy we learn from Paul the Mary Magdalene treatment. She releases the 7 archetypes in one. Through this opening one prepares oneself for the union, on the inner marriage - the overcoming of the collective karma!
The theosis received and developed by Paul supports ChristoSophia treatment!
It enables the reunion of Saint Sophia and Christ in you, connecting the male and female streams in your SELF.
Joint graduation ceremony with presentation of the Theosis Heiler diploma.
Further topics of the seminar:
· Collective karma and self-healing techniques
· Theosis treatment - from the garden of Eden to the garden Getsehmane
· Contacting your own guide and the guides of the client.
· Theosis Treatment - Healing the 7 Archetypes
· The Last Supper of Love and Theosis ChristoSophia Treatment
· graduation ceremony