This vision ocurred on, August 20, 2006, between 9:00 and 10:00AM, during Sunday Communion on The Feast of the Assumption, when according to tradition, Mary, "having completed the course of her earthly life... was transported into Heaven with her body and soul united." We at the Gnostic Order of Christ hope the vision inspires you as it has inspired us.This spiriutal experience is a true event. The person who had the experience chooses to remain anonymous.
The Path we all follow in becoming Enlightened Beings in Western Mystical and Metaphysical Schools is called, The Great Way. The Great Way is perceived of to include all people of every religion: it includes All the People of the Earth. On the Path of The Great Way, All People, no matter what race or religion or gender, are perceived to be brothers and sisters: All are the Children of the One God Over All. The following is but one vision of that Great Way and the ascent we all make towards Enlightenment. The personages in this vision are Christian; however, the message does not exclude anyone of any faith. Rather, the message is universal in nature: the message is for All.
"Through the Heart we may come to know the Love of God;
On the levels of the Heaven Worlds, sometimes we perceive Truth through Symbols and Visions. Sometimes we have visions of Beings with whom we are very familiar and we receive sacred messages, either through a guided vision or through words spoken by or received from these Beings. These Beings whom we perceive may be real or they may be symbolic representations of what is real. In any event, we sometimes receive messages from the Divine Source through visions that include spiritual personages.
This particular vision was qualified by exceptional Light, Love, Spiritual Presence, and Presences, and an intense Spiritual Energy that defies absolute qualification in words. This vision occurred during Holy Communion while the person was performing the transmutation of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ. The vision took place in the middle of the transmutation. The person was guided by a series of Divine Beings and saw many things. There were very few words.
Now, before you begin, imagine any Light you have seen and perhaps multiply it to some infinite number for on one level the Light, the things seen and experienced, represented and symbolized the Ascent into the Heaven Worlds. In the uppermost of the Heaven Worlds, was seen the representation of the Light of All Lights and the Source of All things.
In honor of Mary, just after the Lord's Prayer: and prior to beginning the transmutation of the bread and wine, The Immaculate Heart Servants of Mary Morning Prayer to Mary was recited. You might like to say it before you begin reading of the spiritual experience.
O Blessed Mother Immaculate,
May We Be So Filled with Light
Assist Us that We May Fully Realize
Bring Peace and Blessings to Us
As the transmutation began, Mary appeared in my mind's eye as she often does as a full sized figure. Her body was rather gossamer in appearance and kind of hovered in front of me only visible to me from the waist up, as if the altar wasn't even there; she appeared to be standing through the altar. This morning, Light was pouring out to us from her heart and hands over the bread and wine and out onto the chapel to all of us and over us. Her presence was soft and gentle and healing.
Following, at the actual lifting of the paten at the very beginning of the transmutation, Jesus appeared. His body was also gossamer and he was also full size. Jesus stood as Mary had stood, close in front of me. He blessed the bread and as he did so a presence of unconditional Love covered me and entered the Chapel and spread out over all. As I raised the Chalice, the Holy Spirit descended and filled the Chalice in clouds of white. That is all I remember of the first part of the transmutation, the second part of the transmutation seems to have eclipsed any more memories of the first part.
As I raised the bread for the second time, the Master Jesus appeared again, as he usually does, to bless and absolve me. His body and countenance were of Light and as I waited for him to bless the Body again, he transferred to me a Light of such intensity, that I was somewhat astounded. The Light he was emanating was like a Golden Wind and of Greater Force than I had ever experienced before at Communion. As it emanated from Him, this Light moved through me and over me and pulsated through me and into the room in ever greater perceptible waves.
I opened my mouth and swallowed the Host. As it descended into my body, it became a brilliant White Ball of Light. When it reached the level of my heart, suddenly the ball of Light burst, sending a shock of White Light throughout my whole body. I felt Jesus place both of his hands on my head. Then he filled my body with even more of that same White Light and I was all Light.
When Jesus absolved me, he said with great expression in a gentle, intense, but assuring voice, emphatically, "This IS the Light of Christ." He left his hands on my head for some time, then the Light began to emanate from him to me even more intensely, until I became one with it. As I absorbed this Light and allowed it, I noticed that this Brilliant Light, was coming through his body and hands. It emanated through him from behind him, as if from the very Source of all Creation.
As I watched, the Light changed to a soft Golden color and began to pulsate with even Greater Magnitude. In escalating intense waves, it increased in my body and around me, and at the same time into the room, each wave stronger than the last. My body began to vibrate more so than in any Light experience I have had, until that day. At first, it was difficult to manage, but and then, Jesus said, "Be not afraid, trust in God", and I opened even more to this Great Golden Light. As I opened, increasingly more and more Golden Light manifested.
Gently, I began to be lifted into another realm of even brighter and more intense Golden White Light until I could see nothing but White light as Jesus blessed me. I do not know how long this went on, the increasing and increasing, but it took some time. As the Master blessed me, the experience of intensity and waves of Light, repeated itself again and again until finally, I let go of time, and then the Master disappeared. Simultaneously, as he vanished, a Silvery transparent sheath formed around me, as of the Holy Spirit, I thought at the time, and also a protection you might say; it was a sheath of Peace and Calm and Safety.
I was kneeling in a Living Light Sheath. It was about six feet wide. It shimmered around me, like water in the sunlight, as I looked through it, yet, it was not water. It was of a transparent but tangible substance, a Silvery Glasslike substance with an air-like quality, but only semi-permeable. It seemed able to allow only certain things to enter it; it seemed like a protection.
Still kneeling, I looked upwards; there was no end to this tunnel; it seemed to stretch infinitely into distant heaven worlds above me. Then, gently, the Silvery White Sheath expanded to extend past my body several more feet and as it did it became tinged with Gold and encompassed the altar. As this sheath expanded, so did my vision open into yet another world of Golden Light. I could feel the vibration of this world. It was like a soft, gentle, warm wind. It swirled over my face and body through the very fabric of the Silvery tunnel, yet the world was still and peaceful. I looked and a heaven world stretched out before me. There was no horizon, rather, this world of Light, now Golden, stretched out and on forever. In this state, I suddenly returned to semi-awareness of the Chapel and the altar and I was moved to perform the last blessing for the Chalice.
As I raised the Chalice over the altar for the last blessing, my spiritual Master and Guardian, in her body of Light, came forward into my vision, looking much as she did in life, but she wore a white robe like undergarment, tied at the waist by a golden cord. This garment was covered by another robe, a royal blue cape with a large hood that was arranged over her shoulders. Her wavy black hair fell over her shoulders, held back from her face by a golden band. Many sisters in the same dress stood around and behind her.
She placed her hands around the sides of the Chalice and blessed it. A shining white glimmering Light descended for a while into the Chalice, a very gentle and very soft White Light, like a cloud containing millions of small points of light. The cloud descended into the Chalice for a while, then she stepped aside. As she stepped aside, she extended her right arm and hand upwards and backwards, as if to show me something.
As she indicated to me to look, the sisters who were standing there in great number, parted. As they parted, they faded into the side ground and then, Mary appeared. Her heart emanated Light of a soft Rose Pink color. She just stood there, allowing me to see her. She was wearing clothes similar to those of the Sisters, but in addition she wore a White Mantle over her head that fell over her shoulders. She looked very much like the Chambers Picture of her, but her appearance was more physical and regal; she was pure Light. Her eyes were soft blue and gentle and her face and body were enlivened by Light. I saw her through a White Light that emanated from her and surrounded her. Her heart glowed softly pink through the clothing. Her arms were outstretched towards me as if to embrace me.
Then, rather than Mary moving forward, I, holding the Chalice, was gently transported towards her. This moving was like a floating and the altar disappeared. As I knelt in front of Mary, seemingly in endless space, there was not ground; rather, I knelt as if on a cloud of Light and the Silvery tunnel disappeared for a while. She, blessed the Chalice, her body so close to me, I could have touched her. Her heart was soft pink, the edges were misty and blended with the White Light that emanated from her. Her heart filled her whole breast from shoulder to shoulder, from her waist to her neck. Her heart was soft Rose Pink infusion.
The soft Rose Pink infusion was gentle and at the same time it was forceful and it seemed it was directed of its own accord outwards towards me. Her outstretched hands circled me in the firmament of that place and embraced me and the Chalice. Gentle White Light poured from her hands and her very body around me, and the tunnel, now enclosing me again, was infused with more of the soft Silvery-White Light, but even whiter than before. Simultaneously, soft Rose Pink Light poured from her heart into the Chalice. I allowed this process to continue until she lowered her arms. She stood there waiting and there was a Great Peace and Silence. I knew It was time to drink from the Chalice, and I did, and then placed it back on the altar and raised my arms to receive a blessing from Mary.
Mary placed both of her hands on my head and then she said, "This IS The Holy Spirit, bring blessings into the world." As she blessed me, my heart opened even more to receive and the Light from her hands filled me and the Light from her heart poured into my heart and my heart expanded and grew until it filled my entire breast and I was lifted into another level of Light. I almost passed out and had to rest my arms on the altar to steady myself. I allowed this experience to continue as long as the Light increased and at some point when my heart was as large and as soft Rose-Pink as hers, there was a soft completion, and the Silvery Tunnel of Light was tangibly around me again.
When I felt the completion, I felt moved to end the vision as I became aware of the three others waiting to receive communion, but my inner voice said, "No, open more." So I breathed deeply of the experience to blend even more with the Light, and as I did I was lifted up even further, and as I became ever more one with this Golden Light and as I felt even more the Silvery-White Light, my heart expanded, still more.
The world I was seeing became even more brilliant and as I breathed I was lifted to an even higher world of Light a brighter White-Golden Light with tinges of Rose. As I did so the quality of the Light became softer, and yet, even more powerful and the Light continued to fill and expand my heart, and the light from my own heart washed over my face as a soft cloud. As this progressed, Mary gradually disappeared and as she did so, The Great Mother gradually appeared in her place.
The Great Mother's robes and her hair were Golden. She was all Golden. She was covered by a gauze-like Golden veil. The veil shone and I noticed that it fell over her shoulders and covered her body to her feet. Her face and figure emanated White Light. A White Star hovered over her crown, and millions of very tiny white stars sparkled within the fabric of her veil. The background of this luminous place shone like a White Golden nebula of the Cosmos, but there was no place where it was not Light; rather, the whole of the realm seemed to expand infinitely and seemed to contain everything.
Stars shone around The Great Mother. With the Great Mother, from this realm of still another Golden Light, I was carried up even further into other realms. Each realm became successively brighter, but the Light more gentle and soft. As we lifted, there was a barely perceptible movement. I felt a whispering of Heavenly air across my face, so soft that it was hardly noticeable and yet, it was softly audible and as the sacred wind moved past my face, I felt even Greater Peace, gently warming and comforting.
I was drawn to look into the face and eyes of the Great Mother. Her face was a glowing cameo within the folds of her Golden veil. The star above her, hovering over her crown was almost as large as her face. Her eyes were gentle and soft and yet so deep and powerful. As I looked into her eyes, I beheld the infinite space of the Cosmos, and I had the sense as I looked into her eyes that there were endless stars and galaxies of stars. So wondrous was her gaze... that for a time, I was held in the space of a timeless eternity and a powerful gentleness. Another kind of Great Peace overcame me, that of Being and Rest from movement and yet, Life. I felt and knew of eons of time and I was lifted up even more.
Effortlessly we traveled into infinity, timelessness, and eternity. I was propelled by a kinetic and powerful energy and yet, yet, so serenely we moved... I was carried. Waves of Light continued to permeate my being and soul. It washed over me and through me as we traveled upwards.
Then, as imperceptibly as we had begun moving, we stopped. We rested from movement and The Great Mother gently broke her gaze to look away from me. She ever so slowly turned her head and looked a little behind her and then upwards. I followed her gaze with my eyes and as I did so, she floated slowly a little to my side and in a mist disappeared. I was alone. I was suspended in a space of Light, but the Light also formed a surface beneath me that supported me firmly. As I followed where she had looked, I saw I was standing at the bottom of a series of expansive Golden Stairs, raised up to a great height. At the top of the stairs, there was a portal through which a little light shone. As I looked at the portal it opened some, and then a little more, and then a little more and each time it opened a little more, more White Light came through. Then, suddenly a blazing White Light as a White Fire emanated and pulsated from the portal.
I saw a face behind this White Fire and only barely, the silhouette of the body that was emanating the White Fire. I thought it was the of face God and yet, I knew it was not God. He appeared as like the face of an Ancient One. He was both young and old. In His face was all knowledge and no knowledge, He had power and no power, He was Being. I knew this Ancient One, represented the One who emanates All Light. He was One through whom Light came into this world. He emanated the Great Undefinable Presence and Essence. He emanated the Christ Light, the Soul and Light of God. His face was barely visible in the Such Great Light. His eyes fastened upon me. They were as deep and even deeper than the Great Mother's. I was transfixed as His eyes beheld me. As I looked into them, I saw again deep space, but this time I saw Light and I saw where there was no Light. I saw darkness and I saw stars stretching out endlessly before me. For a moment it seemed that all of Life and All Creation, emanated from about this Great Being.
A movement from the Portal drew me back from the vision of the Cosmos. I noticed I was standing higher up on the stairs. I could see His brilliant White Hair as it flowed out from His head and face as like the wings of an angel. His face was somewhat more visible, but his body could not be seen due to the blinding White Light. This Light was a White Fire that burned so intensely and emanated in such a degree from him, that His body was not visible, rather I knew His body was there, but I could not see it.
The robes of the Angels and their hair flowed as in a gentle wind as they progressed before me, to either side of me. The wind seemed to be caused by the movement of their faces, bodies and robes, by their very luminescence against the Light of the denser vibration of the World in which I was standing. Each carried a candle and the candles and their bodies emanated a softer Light than from where they came. This softer light swirled around them like a mist and infused the Light of the denser world. I could not count their number, there were so many. They had the quality of weightlessness as they floated downwards in their columns, one after the other, and began to move along, into what I knew somehow, was the Way into the World in which we live.
Then some descended the stairs towards me, and as they did so, I became semi-aware of the Chapel and altar. They encircled the altar in rows and their light filled the chapel in waves of Great Brilliance and Gentle Force. I could have reached out to touch them, they were so close. Gradually, as my awareness of the Chapel and the altar returned in yet, some greater degree, the Angels retreated into a White mist. As they did so, members of what I knew to be of the White Lodge, advanced into the mist and replaced the Angels around the altar. Yet, all of the Light I had experienced was still present as was the White Silvery shimmering tunnel of water-light around me. As I began to come back into the room more fully, this Light stayed with me and as had happened with the Angels, I could not count the number of the White Lodge.
The Chapel became filled with so many of the White Lodge that their number extended beyond the confines of the Chapel walls, as if the Chapel walls were not even there. The members of the Lodge didn't say anything; they simply stood regally and silently by. In some way, they indicated to me that they stood firmly with All who serve the One Light.
I became conscious enough to serve Communion to those present. Each one who received, received of this Light and was enmantled in the same Silvery-White of the tunnel of Light. The words I received for each of the Elements was.... for the body, "This IS the Christ"... and for the Blood, "This IS the Holy Spirit." I understood as I served Communion the message:
"Through the Heart we may come to know the Love of God;
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