The Ultimate Vision | BOOKS ALL 5 VOLS
The Revelation to St John
by Rev Mario Schoenmaker
The Book of Revelation is considered by many to be the most contradictory and mystifying book in the Bible, however through clairvoyant insight and direct contact with the spiritual worlds, Rev Mario is able to explain its mysteries in terms relevant to the spiritually-aware person of today.
ICA Press, third edition 2013
All 5 volumes | Books | Spiral bound | card stock covers and hard clear front protective cover | A4 size
Companion Reading: 80 pages
Volume 1: 142 pages
Volume 2: 98 pages
Volume 3: 108 pages
Volume 4: 124 pages
Four times during the years of his ministry, Rev Mario Schoenmaker led extended teaching sessions on St John’s Book of Revelation. He obviously saw it as a very important book, and he described it as a lifetime study.
‘The Ultimate Vision’ is the collected transcripts of his fourth and final study series. Over a number of years, Rev Mario gave inspiring lectures on the Book of Revelation to a ‘closed’ Development Class of committed students. It comprises 9 introductory lectures and 40 lectures on the text. This new revised edition presents the material in five easy to handle volumes and retains the immediacy and power of Rev Mario’s style as he combines occult truths with warm human insights.
This study unfolds the path and goal of spiritual and personal development. The ultimate goal being the ultimate vision, and the ability to, like St John, step through the ‘open door’ into the heavens.
Of the Book of Revelation, Reverend Mario says many things, but succinctly he told us: It is about the Initiation of the Will – meaning that within it lies the technique by which one can become united within oneself and become the full expression of the Son of God.
The Book of Revelation is an occult and cosmic book. It is concerned with the microcosmic manifestations within us, such as the seven spiritual centres, but also the macrocosmic, the seven eras, the seven epochs, the seven planetary incarnations. It places the human being within the huge sweep of evolution; it enlarges our view. It causes us to see a bigger picture, whilst remaining mindful of our own responsibilities and the urgent need for the inner application of these teachings.
Rev Mario gives us a warning at the beginning of The Ultimate Vision. This is what he says: ‘You must apply its principles to self. If not you may find it will turn against you. There is a magic in the book but the magic is towards you not others. I must warn you that once you start studying the Book of Revelation you must not stop. If you stop then it will be to your detriment. If you regard it purely theoretically without applying that theory then its power will work against you.’
The Companion Reading comprises the first nine lectures of the original course. These lectures introduce the esoteric concepts and spiritual exercises required to enter into John’s vision as well as Rev Mario’s lectures on the Book of Revelation. These lectures should be read first and used as a reference throughout the study.
‘After this I looked, and lo, in heaven an open door!’
Chapter 1: The Seven Sacred Centres of the Physical Body
Chapter 2: The Seven Incarnations of the World
Chapter 3: The Spiritual Hierarchy
Chapter 4: The Seven Epochs of this Earth – The Early Earth Ages of Polaria, Hyperborea and Lemuria
Chapter 5: The Seven Eras of the Atlantean Epoch
Chapter 6: The Post-Atlantean Epoch
Chapter 7: Masculinity and Femininity
Chapter 8: Spiritual Influences on the Present
Chapter 9: Spiritual Exercises
Volume One: The Seven Churches. The lectures in this first volume focus on the first three chapters of John’s Revelation, which are the letters to the Seven Churches of Asia, dictated by the Spirit.
‘What the Spirit says to the churches.’
Chapter 1: Introduction to the Book of Revelation
Chapter 2: The Revelation of Jesus Christ (Rev 1:1-5)
Chapter 3: Christ At Work Within You - He Is Coming With The Clouds (Rev 1:6-7)
Chapter 4: In the Spirit on the Lord’s Day (Rev1:10-16)
Chapter 5: Part 1: Christ in You and You and You (Rev 1:17-end)
Part 2: The Church in Ephesus, Leaving Your First Love (Rev 2:1-7)
Chapter 6: The Church in Smyrna (Rev 2:8-11)
Chapter 7: The Church in Pergamum (Rev 2:12-17)
Chapter 8: The Letter to the Church in Thyatira (Rev 2:18-29)
Chapter 9: The Letter to the Church in Sardis (Rev 3:1-6)
Chapter 10: The Letter to the Church in Philadelphia (Rev 3:7-13)
Chapter 11: The Letter to the Church in Laodicea (Rev 3:14-22)
Volume Two: The Opening of the Seven Seals. These lectures are set in the Throne Room in Heaven, which is described in chapters 4 through to 11 of the Book of Revelation. There, together with John, we witness the opening of the seven seals by the Lamb and the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. We hear the seven trumpets, including the last trumpet.
The focus of Rev Mario’s lectures is very much on the far future and there is an urgent imperative that our readiness for the future should not be delayed. ‘There should be no more delay’ are the words of the Angel, which Rev Mario translates as meaning ‘Time is no more.’ The repeated message of the first three chapters of Revelation, ‘Repent’ and ‘Hear’ grows in urgency as we proceed through this book.
‘I will show you what must soon take place …’ In the days of the trumpet call to be sounded by the seventh angel, the mystery of God should be fulfilled.’ ‘There should be no more delay.’
Chapter 12: In the Throne Room of Heaven – Living Metaphysics (Rev 4:1-11)
Chapter 13: The Seven Seals – Progress or Stultify (Rev 5)
Chapter 14: The Opening of the Seals and the Four Horses of the Apocalypse (Rev 6)
Chapter 15: The Great White Multitude and the 144,000 (Rev 7)
Chapter 16: Undivided Love (Rev 8)
Chapter 17: The Seven Angels and Their Trumpets (Rev 8)
Chapter 18: The Fifth and Sixth Trumpets (Rev 9)
Chapter 19: The Guardian of the Threshold (Rev 10)
Chapter 20: Before the Last Trumpet (Rev 11)
Volume Three: The War in Heaven. These lectures focus on Revelations chapter 12 and 13 – the war in heaven and on earth, and the work of Archangel Michael.
The forces at work in history and current world events are the outer signs of the war that is being waged in the spiritual worlds and within our own being. These lectures increase our awareness of the anti-forces, and assist us not be distracted or deterred by them.
Rev Mario focuses on us building a new consciousness which is in unity with the spiritual worlds. Rev Mario calls this the ‘Michael Consciousness’. The material in this volume is very much about how we live our lives on this earth as spiritual beings and how we develop a spiritual perception and understanding of the times we are living through.
‘And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.’
Chapter 21: The Spirit, the Soul and the ‘I’ (Rev 12)
Chapter 22: The Gifts of Michael, the Revealer (Rev 12)
Chapter 23: Image Consciousness (Rev 12)
Chapter 24: The Soul of this World (Rev 12)
Chapter 25: Regaining our Souls: the Yoga of the Will (Rev 12)
Chapter 26: Soul Communication and Spiritual Warfare (Rev 12)
Chapter 27: The Michael Warfarer (Rev 12)
Chapter 28: How to Cultivate the Michael Consciousness (Rev 12)
Chapter 29: The Forming of Complete Humanhood (Rev 12 & Rev 13)
Chapter 30: The Sun Demon and the Lamb of God (Rev 13)
Volume Four: A New Heaven and a New Earth. The final chapters of John’s Revelation, chapters 14-22, describe the harvesting of the world, the seven angels and their bowls of wrath, the fall of Babylon, the final heavenly chorus ‘Hallelujah!’, the last judgement and the new Jerusalem coming down out of heaven … the new world that we must prepare for.
Rev Mario’s lectures on these chapters focus on the future, on the next eras, epochs and world incarnation to come – the new heaven and the new earth – and on what we can do to prepare ourselves to make the transition to this new existence. We cannot remain as we are and make the transition to New Jupiter. There is a necessity to transform all of our bodies.
‘Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.’ ‘Blessed and holy is he who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ.’
Chapter 31: The Truth and the Lie (Rev 14)
Chapter 32: Christed People (Rev 14)
Chapter 33: Preparing for the Jupiter Consciousness (Rev 15)
Chapter 34: The Brotherhood and the Manifestation of Christ (Rev 15)
Chapter 35: The Evolution of Love (Rev 15)
Chapter 36: Spiritual Thinking (Rev 16)
Chapter 37: The Workings of the Seven Angels (Rev 16)
Chapter 38: Sex, Religion and Politics (Rev 17)
Chapter 39: The Language of Angels (Rev 18 & 19)
Chapter 40: The New Jerusalem (Rev 20, 21 & 22)
Each volume includes a comprehensive index.
To see behind and beyond the physical to the spirit, to regulate and create our lifestyle in accordance to spirit, and to use our faculties of thinking, feeling and willing in a spiritually conscious and responsible manner is the hope behind these lectures.