“I am the way and the truth and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me.”
—John 14:6, NIV
Much has been written, and there has been much contention throughout history, about this scripture and others like it that seem to justify the exclusive truth claims and saving power of Christianity. Other religions have made similar claims for their own paths, but for this post I’ll focus on Christianity. I believe these claims rely on an interpretation of scripture that is partially correct, but unfortunately misses a greater and far more glorious meaning.
Continue reading “I AM is the Way, the Truth, and the Life”
When the false self dies—the ego, the old creature, the constructed personality, the illusory self, the separate independent idea of one’s self, the man of sin, the son of perdition, the natural man, the carnal mind—when this is seen for what it really is, when it is revealed in truth, when it is put off, taken out of the way, when it is crucified and passes away, then the true Self is revealed in glory. Continue reading “Non-Self Reveals the True Self”
The following description comes from the 2nd and 3rd century Egyptian-Greek wisdom texts known as the Hermetica:
For it is a property of the Good that it becomes known to him who is able to see it… It shines forth much or little, according as he who gazes on it is able to receive the inflow of the incorporeal radiance… It is full of immortal life. Continue reading “Incorporeal Radiance “First Vision” Account”