Some Basic Questions and Answers

Can you provide a short definition of Spiritus Lumine?

Spir­i­tus Lumine is Latin for Light of the Spir­it or Light of God. It refers to the great light of God that trans­mits the creator’s inef­fa­ble qual­i­ties such as con­scious­ness, essence, intel­li­gence, and impar­tial being­ness – and dis­trib­utes them across the infi­nite planes of exis­tence.  As a name, it refers to the mys­ti­cal path that con­nects peo­ple to the Light of the Spir­it. Per­haps a more nat­ur­al way to think of it is this; Spir­i­tus Lumine is like God’s inter­net that soul may con­nect to at any time for ques­tions and answers.

What is this Lux Animae you write about?

Lux Ani­mae means “Light of the Soul.” Source Con­scious­ness is all there is. Source imag­ines and dreams – and when it does, worlds come into exis­tence. When Source dreams some­thing of sig­nif­i­cance, IT will often send a part of ITs infi­nite aware­ness to explore the dream. So, when you ask how you became a soul, the answer is this: Source wished to cre­ate some­thing of great impor­tance, and you are the tool Source will use to accom­plish this. Source placed this ener­gy (your soul) in a cap­sule called the Lux Ani­mae so that you might have more free­dom and inde­pen­dence to explore the uni­verse, learn, and car­ry out this dream from Source. The Lux Ani­mae not only hous­es the Divine Spark, but also the Akashic records of all past lives, learn­ing, wis­dom, and expe­ri­ences it has accu­mu­lat­ed while car­ry­ing out the Divine’s wish­es. These records form the basis of the “high­er self.” Often, the Lux Ani­mae will attach itself to a liv­ing form – such as a human body. When this occurs, the ener­gy from the Lux Ani­mae is fed through the Sil­ver Cord and mixed with the plan­e­tary pow­er of Gaia (Moth­er Earth) to the sev­en main chakras. Dur­ing the earth­ly incar­na­tion, only a small amount of the ener­gy is trans­mit­ted to the human form. The human form receives much infor­ma­tion from the Lux Ani­mae dur­ing sleep time and day­dreams. Through the devel­op­ment of intu­itive skills, the human form may learn to con­tact the high­er-self and spir­i­tu­al mas­ters.

What is a mystic / mystical path?

We define mys­tics as those who are inter­est­ed in mat­ters of the spir­it, declares them­self to be a spir­i­tu­al sov­er­eign, devotes them­selves to the study of spir­i­tu­al growth, and adopt a series of mys­ti­cal prac­tices they believe will enhance their spir­i­tu­al abil­i­ties.  A mys­ti­cal path is the spe­cial­ized approach one uses to do this. Those who fol­low the mys­ti­cal path of Spir­i­tus Lumine prac­tice inner and out­er forms of con­nec­tion with the  Light of Spir­it.

Why should I follow a mystical path?

Spir­i­tu­al seek­ers are always look­ing for new infor­ma­tion, ideas, and answers to their end­less ques­tions. This seek­ing and search­ing is a sign of spir­i­tu­al hunger. Spir­i­tu­al hunger is just as real as phys­i­cal hunger and just as cru­cial for the devel­op­ment of the soul. This hunger is a nat­ur­al result of our Lux Ani­mae seek­ing to reunite with the orig­i­nal Source Light.  It has been placed in each per­son by Source ITself.  So, on the one hand, we have hun­gry seek­ers, and on the oth­er hand, infor­ma­tion and teach­ers are plen­ti­ful.  This would seem to be a good match until one goes about try­ing to make sense of all that is out there. With thou­sands of teach­ers and mil­lions of ideas and opin­ions, one can become con­fused to the point of giv­ing up.  The Mys­ti­cal Path of Spir­i­tus Lumine seeks to be a com­pre­hen­sive path of study that orga­nizes and arranges these myr­i­ad ideas so that they make sense and devel­op the soul.

Is Spiritus Lumine a Religion?

Not at all.  It is a spir­i­tu­al path but not a reli­gious one. While some may not see the dif­fer­ence, we do. We study the light and spir­it that is found uni­ver­sal­ly and in all of humankind. We explore how to unite our spark of the Divine with the greater Light of Spir­it (Spir­i­tus Lumine). Many of the things you learn in Spir­i­tus Lumine are sim­i­lar to those of your reli­gious faith.  Hav­ing a reli­gious faith can be help­ful in under­stand­ing this path – but it is not a neces­si­ty.   In some cas­es, reli­gious faith can be a hin­drance – espe­cial­ly when it blocks one from spir­i­tu­al growth and expan­sion beyond a present belief sys­tem.  Reli­gions often claim exclu­siv­i­ty in reli­gious mat­ters (that only their way is cor­rect).  We believe it is non­sense to make such a claim.

What is a Spiritual Sovereign?

In this web­site, you will see the term Spir­i­tu­al Sov­er­eign used repeat­ed­ly. The Law of Spir­i­tu­al Sov­er­eign­ty States that, you, and you alone, are respon­si­ble for deter­min­ing what is right for you. Spir­i­tu­al Sov­er­eigns decides for them­selves what is right and cor­rect in all mat­ters – includ­ing reli­gion. They are respect­ful of other’s opin­ions, the tra­di­tions of soci­ety, and pre­vail­ing reli­gious views. How­ev­er, sov­er­eigns real­ize that they, and they alone, are respon­si­ble for their choic­es. Deci­sions should not made accord­ing to enlight­ened self-inter­est, but upon the lead­ing of Divine Light – as best one under­stands it. To be a Spir­i­tu­al Sov­er­eign requires that one refuse to blind­ly obey any teach­ing, nation­al law, or accept­ed reli­gious com­mand­ment that brings obvi­ous harm to anoth­er. Spir­i­tu­al Sov­er­eigns under­stand that they reap the laws of kar­ma just as sure­ly for fol­low­ing unjust laws as when they cause inten­tion­al harm to anoth­er per­son.

What is the God Continuum?

Anoth­er term you will see on this web­site is God-Con­tin­u­um. Spir­i­tus Lumine claims that Source Con­scious­ness (God) exists along an infi­nite con­tin­u­um. All things, includ­ing you and me, exist on this con­tin­u­um. Some on the con­tin­u­um are very advanced, and oth­ers are new to the jour­ney. When we pray or ask for guid­ance, an appro­pri­ate enti­ty on the Con­tin­u­um will answer. The God-Con­tin­u­um does not care what name you use or deity you invoke when you pray or med­i­tate. Your inten­tion and vibra­to­ry state are what is essen­tial. Your requests are always appro­pri­ate­ly con­sid­ered and answered by the God-Con­tin­u­um as IT sees fit. The young child who prays, “Dear Heav­en­ly Father, thank you for this day, my food, and my clothes…” is just as sure­ly being cared for by the God-Con­tin­u­um through her par­ents care as if an ascend­ed mas­ter were doing this.

Since I’ve been studying Spiritus Lumine, should I participate in XYZ religion?

Once one begins study­ing a spir­i­tu­al path, many reli­gious claims fall by the way­side. For some, con­tin­ued par­tic­i­pa­tion feels hyp­o­crit­i­cal. Oth­ers fear that their church­es would be dis­pleased if they only knew of their true beliefs. Many won­der just how deeply they ought to share with oth­er church folk.

We all must do what we believe the Light of the Spir­it leads us to do. Let’s keep sev­er­al things in mind.  Spir­i­tus Lumine nev­er asks or requires any­one to make a deci­sion about choos­ing a path over a per­son or a church. If there were such things as vio­la­tions of Spir­i­tu­al Law (and there are), this would indeed be such a mat­ter. David, who chan­nels these lessons, believes that all should freely par­tic­i­pate in any orga­ni­za­tion that brings them hap­pi­ness and plea­sure. At the same time, Spir­i­tus Lumine pro­vides him with an inner full­ness that he has not found in oth­er paths.  It is nei­ther dis­hon­est or hyp­o­crit­i­cal for David to fol­low a way that brings added full­ness or dimen­sion to his life nor is it dis­hon­est for him to with­hold this infor­ma­tion from those in his reli­gious com­mu­ni­ty who might mis­un­der­stand or shun him because of his beliefs.

Are you a cult or a bunch of kooks?

Short answer: No and yes.  No, we are not a cult.  There is no group to join, no place to meet up, no dues to pay, no spir­i­tu­al leader to pay homage to and no required set of beliefs to adhere to. We cer­tain­ly hope you like what you see here. If these prac­tices help you to grow spir­i­tu­al­ly, all the bet­ter – that is why we are here. Are we kooks? To most peo­ple we prob­a­bly are.  After­all, few peo­ple care about their spir­i­tu­al devel­op­ment and even few­er con­sid­er them­selves a mys­tic.

Can I follow my religion and this spiritual path as well?

From our point of view – absolute­ly!  We are rea­son­ably cer­tain that some reli­gious groups would be dis­pleased to know you are study­ing these mate­ri­als. Most reli­gions believe they have the mar­ket cor­nered on mat­ters of spir­i­tu­al­i­ty. We under­stand this. David, the chan­nel used by Broth­er Thomas to write these mes­sages, attends church each week. He’s rel­a­tive­ly cer­tain that, for most folk, dis­cus­sions of spir­i­tu­al­i­ty that aren’t exclu­sive­ly Chris­t­ian are con­sid­ered invalid.  Nev­er­the­less,  he finds com­fort and solace in being with his friends and par­tic­i­pat­ing in a faith tra­di­tion that has meant so much to his fam­i­ly over the years.

Here are two things to remem­ber as you think about this ques­tion: first, many min­is­ters know much more than they can speak about pub­licly. As min­is­ters grow and hone their spir­i­tu­al under­stand­ing, they learn to be care­ful about reveal­ing their new under­stand­ings. As one min­is­ter told David, “I nev­er preach my doubts.” Min­is­ters soon learn that it is dan­ger­ous to share spir­i­tu­al expe­ri­ences that exceed most of their con­gre­gants. A smart pas­tor says what is accept­able to the flock and care­ful­ly shares oth­er mat­ters with only the most trust­ed of con­fi­dants – if at all. We think that is wise. Sec­ond­ly, the more one focus­es upon the spir­i­tu­al teach­ings of any reli­gion (not dog­ma or doc­trine), the more sim­i­lar­i­ties you will notice among the var­i­ous groups. For instance, if you care­ful­ly study the writ­ings of Catholic mys­tics, the Desert Fathers, Zen monks, Bod­hisattvas, and the like, you’ll soon notice many sim­i­lar­i­ties. The more peo­ple focus on spir­i­tu­al­i­ty, the less like­ly they are to focus upon par­ti­san reli­gious posi­tions.

Why do you say this stuff is secret knowledge?  I find these concepts all over the internet and YouTube.

Yes! It is true that once you start your study of spir­i­tu­al­i­ty, mys­ti­cism, and meta­physics that you will find plen­ty of infor­ma­tion on almost any sub­ject. It has always been the infor­ma­tion that is hid­den in plain sight.  It is true that many of David’s friends know a lot about of these con­cepts. It is also true that more of his friends do not.  It is also true that each spir­i­tu­al path has sim­i­lar­i­ties with oth­er paths while empha­siz­ing some things as more impor­tant than oth­ers.  What is hard­er to find is an orga­nized sys­tem of study­ing and pars­ing this infor­ma­tion to ren­der it more under­stand­able.  We liken it to this: all the infor­ma­tion one needs to know in order to earn an MBA, Juris Doc­tor­ate, or Ph. D. (in any sub­ject) is wide­ly avail­able.  It is anoth­er mat­ter entire­ly to cre­ate a cur­ricu­lum of study that builds one set of con­cepts on top of anoth­er to pro­duce a well-edu­cat­ed and expe­ri­enced per­son wor­thy of the degree. This is our hope. We orga­nize many of the things avail­able for you into a more cohe­sive body of knowl­edge.  Along the way, we sus­pect you’ll learn any num­ber of new things that you’ve nev­er seen before – at least in this life­time!

I’m studying XYZ path.  Can I study this too?

We think wise stu­dents should always look for new and inter­est­ing infor­ma­tion. We cer­tain­ly do!  At the same time, it can be con­fus­ing if the stu­dent stud­ies too many paths to the point of con­fu­sion.  If that is you, we rec­om­mend that you select a path of study and remain with it until it seems time for you to move on.

I’m studying XYZ path. Everything they say is different than what you teach.  What do I do? Whom should I believe?

There’s a lot of con­fu­sion out there.  Some groups tell you to eat a veg­e­tar­i­an diet – while oth­ers don’t care.  Some insist upon sex­u­al chasti­ty while oth­ers encour­age you to devel­op your sex­u­al chi. We always say that you should do what you believe you are led by the Light of the Spir­it to do.  The cre­ator has giv­en you free­dom and made you a Spir­i­tu­al Sov­er­eign – use this pow­er to decide wise­ly! If you are led to fol­low a par­tic­u­lar path – who are we to say oth­er­wise?  If you choose to study this mys­ti­cal path, we will tell you what works for us, but it is your deci­sion to deter­mine what you think, believe, say and do.

Who is Brother Thomas?

Broth­er Thomas is a mes­sen­ger from the Sev­enth Ray, who works through David to explain the mys­ti­cal path of the Spir­i­tus Lumine to all who are will­ing to learn. Broth­er Thomas said to David that he prefers to use this name because he encour­ages the skep­ti­cism of Doubt­ing Thomas, the sci­en­tif­ic cre­ativ­i­ty of Thomas Edi­son, and the care­ful think­ing of Thomas Aquinas.  Broth­er Thomas tells David that he has lived many life­times on Earth – one of them as a Vat­i­can offi­cial.  Though anoth­er trip to the plan­et is not ruled out, Broth­er Thomas enjoys his work as a mes­sen­ger of the Sev­enth Ray – which includes help­ing the Chohans of the Rays bring about world­wide changes and assist­ing ini­ti­ates with their awak­en­ing.

Who is David?

David is an Okla­homan mys­tic who chan­nels Broth­er Thomas.  Because of David’s work, he prefers to remain anony­mous until he feels ready to iden­ti­fy him­self pub­licly. In the mean­time, Broth­er Thomas helps David grow as a mys­tic and reveals new infor­ma­tion and mys­ti­cal prac­tices­for him to try.

How can I get my husband, wife, family member, friend to join me on this mystical path?

The mys­ti­cal path is only for those who feel ready to make such a jour­ney.  If you’re not feel­ing it – it isn’t for you!  Any­way, please do not wor­ry or pres­sure your­self (or anoth­er) if you have no inter­est in this path. The jour­ney we take as soul is a unique one. No one trav­els any path the same way.  True, it’s always more fun to make the jour­ney with friends and those you love – but we can still be with them even if they are not inter­est­ed in the same things.

The most impor­tant thing to remem­ber is not to be a boor!  No one enjoys lis­ten­ing to oth­ers going on and on about their reli­gion, pol­i­tics, spir­i­tu­al paths, or any­thing else. Source does not require that of us (though reli­gions often do!). Let’s all enjoy our way of liv­ing and let oth­ers enjoy theirs.  And remem­ber this, none of us is bet­ter than any­one else, regard­less of what we study or think we know.