The Revelation of God in a Human Being
The Revelation of God in a Human Being can help you unlock the mysteries of your existence and your purpose in this world. Included in the book is a model of human consciousness that describes how an individual develops from a lower, less aware state of being, toward greater levels of understanding, with the culmination being the full realization of God, or God-consciousness. The book contains channeled material from the author, including a discourse on the life and ministry of Jesus from the context of his interior development—as an example of someone who walked a deeply authentic spiritual path, and who through his life experiences and choices, was transformed. The Revelation of God in a Human Being has the potential to change completely the way you see yourself, the world, and spirituality.
When I was 19, someone asked me a question that had a profound effect on my sense of self and my spirituality. I was at a Christmas party when Jack Horton, the deacon of St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, turned to me and said, “What does it mean when I say to you that God loves you?” I didn’t have an answer for Mr. Horton, but I felt the question resonate within me in a way that I could not comprehend at the time. Perhaps Mr. Horton thought I would look to the Bible or call upon my Episcopalian heritage to find the answer: something along the lines of “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life” (John 3:16). But he didn’t qualify the question, and he didn’t suggest the direction I might choose to find an answer.
The Revelation of God in a Human Being describes how an individual develops in consciousness from a lower, less aware state of being, toward greater levels of understanding, with the culmination being the full realization of God, or God consciousness. The first part of the book introduces a model of consciousness that has the potential to change the way you see yourself, the world, and spirituality. The different processes that we associate with consciousness and the mind—such as the ego, will, intellect, and imagination—are defined and explained in ways that may be different from the ways you previously understood the human mind. The book also evaluates the life and ministry of Jesus Christ from the context of his interior development and provides an example of a person who walked a deeply authentic spiritual path, and who through his life experiences and choices, was transformed. The final state of his transformation was, and is, oneness with God.
chapter 1 - Consciousness
Consciousness is a dynamic, multi- dimensional, and holographic phenomena. The representations depicted here show how a human being is connected to and experiences higher levels of consciousness. There are limitations in using two-dimensional illustrations to depict the complexity of consciousness, however, human beings benefit from having a shared language with which to describe their experiences, even when language or our understanding falls short. Words such as “up,” “down,” “higher,” or “lower,” are used to describe the dynamic movement of components in functional relationship to each other, and as such, they are not “good” or “bad.” All aspects of consciousness are manifest for specific purposes of helping each individual function as a whole and complete being.
chapter 2 - spiritual growth and the new testament
We must continuously seek to understand the perspective from which the New Testament was written if we want to understand how it expresses spiritual growth. First, there were multiple people who contributed the stories. The experiences and words of Jesus were reported in different ways. Many years later there were writers who wrote down the stories and recollections about Jesus. Later yet, editors took these written sources and produced the manuscripts we have come to know as the Gospels. All of the original texts have been lost.
chapter 3 - the revelation of god in jesus
Many people thought Jesus was the messiah because he seemed to fulfill some of the characteristics described by the prophets. Some followed him, but many also rejected him. After Jesus was crucified, his ministry and his teachings were seen in a different light. He became a different kind of messiah—a messiah who overcame the world, overcame death, and was seen as a savior of humanity. Jesus never became the earthly ruler, the political and spiritual leader of the people of Israel. He was not anointed by any of the priests in Jerusalem, nor did he preside over a united kingdom, and he did not overthrow the occupation of the Romans.
chapter 4 - illumination
There are many who believe that Jesus was perfect and they believe they understand this, but they hold this belief without knowing the truth about perfection. First, they believe that his perfection existed in an imperfect world. How would one who is imperfect in an imperfect world know perfection? That idea of perfection would have made Jesus unapproachable as a person. Who can stand in the presence of the kind of perfection they imagine? The Jesus they imagine is so limited in their thought that if he were manifest, he would be like a fragile, ceramic figure—easily cracked and broken—a figure always the same under every condition.
appendix - Parallels in other systems of thought
There are a number of ideas in The Revelation of God in a Human Being that have parallels in other forms of spirituality, theology, and philosophy. I have noted some of the key terms and listed the books that explain them more fully for readers who might wish to explore these ideas further.