Seminary Program

This is where we post the essays from many of our Universal Life Church Seminary students. When students finish a ULC course, they write a comprehensive essay about their experiences with the course, what they learned, didn't learn, were inspired by, etc. Here are their essays.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Metaphysics and Miracles

Shortly after I started this course I came across a book titled; “The Mystic Christ,” Ethan Walker III. These two strong emphases on the negative role the ego plays in our lives prompted me to insert the following into a manuscript I am working on.

The androgynous God, Father/Mother, conceived man(kind), first Adam, as an androgynous spiritual being in the image and likeness of God, a son of God. The Divine Spirit, the mother, gave birth to this divine child, first Adam. This second stage spiritual being was perfect as was the universal Father/Mother from whence it came. First Adam saw the animals having sexual relations. This lesser spiritual being was duped by desire to divide into male and female, second Adam and his counterpart Eve came into being. Once they had divided their complete self through desire this divided child of The Supreme Being was tempted by a serpent named Ego to eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Ego convinced them they had defied God, had sinned because they desired separation. The knowledge of sin is the knowledge of good and evil. This false knowledge from Ego also said they should be ashamed and for this reason they hid from their Divine Mother/Father. Desire is the sister/wife of Ego, The more she could mislead the child of Mother/Father the stronger Ego was able to grow and take control. Because Adam and Eve desired sexual relations they clothed themselves in “coats of skin,” entered into the bodies of the most advanced and compatible animals, primitive mankind, the naked ape. The serpent, Ego, took up its dwelling in the subconscious blocking the conscious memory of their human, divine, spiritual heritage. They were left with only the vaguest memory of that heritage hidden behind a wall of nonsense in their subconscious. Ego and its handmaiden Desire for things and for power overwhelmed the race of mankind.

We can run from The Divine All Mother/Father, but we cannot hide. The memory of our origin is still there hidden under the rubbish pile created by our ego. In time as mankind grew in earthly knowledge. They learned the art of reading and writing. Being ego driven they could not accept responsibility for their fall. They wrote the book of Genesis and other books blaming a creator god. Mankind caused the fall of mankind. Because mankind is responsible for this mistake mankind can correct it. How? By reversing the process through which we brought about our own individual fall as we allowed our individual spirit to fall into the darkness of our bodies. We, individually, are the constant repetition of the fall. Genesis was, is, and will be, as long as our ego continues to create the illusion of the fall and the illusion of the realm we fell into. We, collectively, are the creator god through our combined egos. We could not accept responsibility for our fall so we blamed a “creator god’” not realizing that in doing so we were obliquely blaming ourselves.

Rev. Raymond Thompson

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