TO THE MOTHER OF MY CHILDREN!
Just as my book “More Light!” arose out of separate treatises, so too this book contains a collection of chapters which are, to a certain extent, self-contained. However, it is my wish that what I am gathering together here be seen in context. I am giving the whole book the title of its first treatise because everything else is essentially part of this treatise.
I trust that my readers are familiar with this way of reading and I am convinced that no special instructions are needed to find the thread which draws all the individual chapters into a self-explanatory whole.
Among those currently striving for spiritual renewal are undeniably very many who regarded the exalted Master of Nazareth from earliest youth as a divine teacher, – for these the “The Mystery Of Golgotha” was the centre of their faith…
A deep faith in Christ may still live on in many, whilst others, in spiritual despair and doubt, have lost that which gave their childhood light and certainty of God. – – – –
For all of these I believe I can here raise many a veil hitherto concealing from their eyes that which alone can bring ultimate confirmation to their heart’s deepest yearning. –
We are talking about revealing the deep truth which assumed in the Son of God from Nazareth a living form which will send pure light rays into the remotest ages, even though this current age entertains many doubts about the truth of this life.
In the course of centuries a varied multitude of images has obscured the image of the “great Man of love”, the sublime Master of the Gospels.
Even at the time when his feet wandered through the regions of Palestine there were only a few who truly knew who he was. Those the Holy Scriptures describe as his disciples may hardly be numbered amongst these few.
The words of his teaching remaining with us are coloured by all those who wished to give succour to their own delusions through his teaching….
Only very little can today be evaluated as the untarnished tidings of his life.
And yet, even the remnants of the accounts still shine with a message of light, which truly is “not of this world”, yet needed the work of a “Son of Man” to impart itself to the man of this earth.
Through the ages truth and legend have placed themselves in the radiation of this light.
The deepest of symbols seek illumination in it.
Old and new in turn were enlightened by it, but only in extremely rare cases was it recognised in its true essence.
The exalted Master’s divine teaching will not illuminate the profoundest depths for those who read the old reports, as long as the Master himself remains concealed behind the veils of those reports. –
Those who called themselves his servants were themselves far too distant from him in spirit to recognise him, and their chief concern was: – not to touch the old message.
Thus it came to pass that a new age, all too sure of its rationality, questioned the Master’s very existence.
But he whose saying was reported: “I will be with you until the end of the world” – was of a different stature than his servants and of a different stature than his deniers.
Blessed are you if you recognise his exalted, pure features when reading this book!
Even if you do not call yourself after his teaching, or rather the teaching created in his name, – you will still belong to him henceforth, when you have recognised who he really was – and is…
Then you will read with different eyes the accounts telling of him, and all grounds for doubting will be removed from you. –
If you are a believer in the old doctrine which built its cathedrals on his teaching, then his light – if you read well – will illuminate the darkness of their halls. Many a teaching which used to lay heavily upon your shoulders and which you dared not touch for fear of sacrilege will become a dear burden for you, a jewel which you would never wish to be without. –
You will learn in this book the origins of my knowledge which I am imparting to you here; truly you will find that this knowledge is based on truth and far from all deception!
I do not wish to estrange you from your faith and truly I honour the pious vessels of the altars, – yet will I give your faith substance and let inexhaustible wells flow again. –
Therefore take this book and let its words be a blessing to you!
If you find things which at first seem strange to you, be not too hasty in your decision!
You will have to read often, until the rubble-filled shafts of your mind can be freed, – so that the living waters of the ancient depths of your being may rise to the light!
Consider that many centuries have cast their “potsherds” into your well. Only you can remove this rubble. –
“Fools believe themselves great when they overcome others; but the wise man makes himself small so that he might overcome himself.”