If you happen upon the tracks of religion you should follow them, not to where they are going, but from whence they have come.
Sean O'Laoire: Setting God Free:Moving Beyond the Caricature We've Created in our Own Image.
Although the name "Reconnective Healing' was coined and trademarked by Dr Eric Pearl in the 1990s, its origin is ancient and ineffable. Those of you who are familiar with Eric’s story will know that the peculiar phenomenon of Energy, Light and Information he experienced can be traced to another source - The Book of Knowledge: the Keys of Enoch, written by the scientist and kabbalist mystic, James J Hurtak. 'The Keys' contains spiritual-scientific teachings from two higher Teachers of universal intelligence called ‘Enoch’ and ‘Metatron’.
It was the simplicity of Reconnective Healing - the fact that it is entirely free of belief, ritual and technique - that first attracted me to it. And while familiarity with the content of 'The Keys' is by no means a pre-requisite, my curiosity was piqued due to my background as a student of theology. I was keen to delve further into the mystical roots both to make sense of experiences I was having (and witnessing in others) and to help me develop my own personal cosmology.
What begins as genuine mystical encounter, once a community grows, becomes an organisation … then an institution ... then an orthodoxy, and finally a 'heretic-slaying, infidel-conquering war machine'.
Many years ago I was an ordained Minister of Religion in an evangelical church.
I know all too well how my own experiences were defined within categories that cohered to the group consensus and cultural protocol. I remember how I longed for the freedom to think for myself, and now realise how debilitating dogma is to personal expression and soul-growth. I do sense there is a growing collective longing to evolve beyond organised religion.
I find that the more I learn about transpersonal psychology... the more I study and 'The Keys' and other gnostic texts… the more my awareness and appreciation of the multi-dimensional aspect of the RH experience is deepened and enriched.
I would like to help others reconstruct faith, and learn to value inner personal experience (gnosis) above inherited orthodoxy.
I seek to do this by sharing my own story as I create my own myth, by which I mean develop a meaningful personal cosmology - a task that ultimately we all must undertake.
I think "Unitive Mysticism" is the way forward as we choose the direct path, and Reconnective Healing is a wonderful practical expression of this greater unitive life.
If you, like me, want to break free from the constraints of faith yet still retain the treasure at its heart, you're in good company. I suspect there are quite a few of us! Let's stay connected.
In my blog-posts and YouTube videos I share my own journey and insights,
re-defining faith through a psycho-spiritual lens. I enjoy hearing about your experiences too.
I'm convinced that the return to wholeness of Reconnective Healing equates theologically to a return to the mystical roots at the heart of all religion, and affirms the innate unity & synthesis we find there.