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The Electric Jesus: The Healing Journey of a Contemporary Gnosticby Jonathan Talat Phillips
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When Jonathan Talat Phillips experiences a devastating loss as a countercultural media activist, he unwittingly starts on a mystical journey marked by underground ayahuasca ceremonies, kundalini awakenings, prankster spirit guides, extraterrestrial encounters at the Burning Man festival, and miraculous energy healings that reshape his skeptical worldview. Along the way, he chronicles the rise of an international movement that is trailblazing visionary ways to address our current planetary crisis through raised consciousness.
To better understand his spiritual journey, Jonathan delves into his own Christian background, discovering the lost rites of the mystery schools. Uncovering secret "electric" meanings behind biblical symbols like the serpent, dove, and tree of life, he reveals how early Christians utilized a radical initiation process for harnessing divine energy in order to achieve gnosis, direct knowledge or experience of the divine. Jonathan suggests that these mystical symbols, which appear in spiritual traditions across the globe, offer a profound energetic roadmap and alchemical message for personal transformation, as well as a potential evolutionary shift for our world.
Christianity's little-known beginnings can be traced to the mystery schools, where initiates sought to acquire gnosis, "direct knowledge or experience of the divine." Through a radical initiation process, early Christians accessed divine energy to achieve higher states of consciousness, otherwise known as "the Kingdom of Heaven." The hidden meanings of Biblical symbols like the Tree of Life, the Holy Spirit, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and the Star of David reveal the inner workings of this "electric" alchemy. The Electric Jesus takes readers deep inside this tradition.
When Jonathan Talat Phillips experienced a devastating loss as a media activist, he unwittingly started on the mystical journey recounted in this book. This journey was marked by spirit guides, ayahuasca ceremonies, kundalini awakenings, extraterrestrial encounters, and miraculous healings that gave him new hope and visionary insight on addressing planetary crisis. The Electric Jesus provides a healing bridge that helps readers see beyond present-day polarities, uniting mysticism and fundamentalism, science and religion, and evolution and intelligent design.
About the Author
Jonathan Talat Phillips speaks regularly at conferences and festivals about the Evolver Social Movement and coordinates the Evolver Spores program. He has appeared in international media including CNN, MSNBC, ABC, and on the cover of New York magazine. A Reiki master certified in Chi Healing and Bioenergetic Therapy, he lives in New York City.
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