“Many of even the most cultivated men of our time have a very mistaken idea of what is a true mystic and a true occultist. They know these two forms of human mentality only by their imperfect or degenerate types, of which recent times have afforded but too many examples. To the intellectual man of the day, the mystic is a kind of fool and visionary who takes his fancies for facts; the occultist is a dreamer or charlatan who abuses public credulity in order to boast of an imaginary science and of pretended powers. Be it remarked, to begin with, that this definition of mysticism, though deserved by some, would be as unjust as erroneous if one sought to apply it to such personalities as Joachim del Flore of the thirteenth century, Jacob Boehme of the sixteenth, or St. Martin, who is called ‘the unknown philosopher,’ of the eighteenth century. … Think what we may of these bold investigators, it is undeniable that they have opened out regions unknown to science, and furnished the mind with new ideas.” ~Edouard Schure
As Rodney Dangerfield might have put it, mystics get no respect. The scientific community, for the most part, laughs at anything that suggests that the world might not be entirely material, that there may be a hidden, spiritual reality behind the illusion of matter, while many of the religious groups of today label such things as satanic witchcraft and wizardry. They never seem to be aware that by their definition, Jesus, Buddha, St. Francis and other great prophet/mystics should be condemned as witches (no offense to the practitioners of Wicca).
As Mr. Schure points out, there are indeed phony mystics and occultists worthy of being laughed at, but that certainly doesn’t mean they all are. If a person living in Europe judged American cuisine by what he found in the American restaurants in his town, namely McDonalds, Burger King, and KFC he might come to the conclusion that we eat nothing but junk food. This conclusion is false, and so is concluding that all mystics are fools or frauds based on a few that have proven to be so. Likewise, the conclusion that mysticism is a form of witchcraft, and not the herbology and Goddess worship of Wicca, but the comic book, horror movie, Halloween type of witch, is just as much nonsense, if not more so.
The mystic is not someone who tries to turn lead into gold, tin into silver, or a cheeseburger into actual food. A mystic is simply one who is working to save the souls of people including himself. Here is a definition:
noun: mystic; plural noun: mystics
a person who seeks by contemplation and self-surrender to obtain unity with or absorption into the Deity or the absolute, or who believes in the spiritual apprehension of truths that are beyond the intellect.
An important point here is self-surrender. This means that the mystic chooses to serve God rather than his own ego. As such, the mystic is following the teachings of Christ far more accurately than those who condemn them.
We in Cosolargy are mystics in the true sense. We practice the development of the spirit and soul and work to follow God’s Plan to save the world and to teach these truths to others. If you would like more information about Cosolargy, click here and fill out the information request form.