The Ultimate Vision | eBOOK COMPANION READING
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
Companion Reading Volume as an eBook (PDF) | 80 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
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.