The Ultimate Vision | eBOOK VOL 2
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
Volume 2 as an eBook (PDF) | 98 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.’
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)
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.