Beyond the genius is the mystic.
The mystic is one who has attained cosmic consciousness by a complete severance of the seats of consciousness and sensation. He is then almost totally unaware of his body and is totally aware of the Light of God centering him.
Omniscience comes to him in that timeless blinding flash of light which is characteristic of a complete severance. This experience was described in the illumination of St. Paul. Every timeless flash of intense inspiration which comes to any man is a partial illumination, for inspiration is the manner in which new knowledge comes to man from the cosmos.
Of all mystics, Jesus was the outstanding example of all time. He was the only One in all history to have known complete cosmic-conscious unity with God.
The Bible refers to cosmic-conscious experience as “the illumination” or “being in the Light” or “in the Spirit.”
In all history less than forty cases of partial cosmic consciousness are known, and probably not more than three of these anywhere nearly approached the complete state of illumination experienced by the Nazarene.
Cosmic consciousness is the ultimate goal of all mankind. All will know it before the long journey of man is finished, but there are many in this new age just dawning who are ready for it in part, if not fully.
Many desire it fully, but it is best that it come bit by bit for the complete severance is very dangerous. The ecstasy of this supreme experience is so great that one does not wish to come back. The power of severance of soul from body is within easy accomplishment, but to step back into the body is very difficult.
The way to gradually attain cosmic consciousness is to intensify one’s conscious awareness by much aloneness and companionship with God while manifesting Him in every moment and in every task of life.
Moment-by-moment companionship with God brings with it so great a realization of Oneness with Him that the transformation into that full realization of unity is apt to take place at any time.
The deterrent to cosmic consciousness is the feeling that God is far away instead of being within, and that we can reach that far away God only through sources outside of ourselves.
“He who would interpret the rhythm of Me in art must walk his path in ecstasy, undiverted by deviations, that he may see Me only and hear naught but Me.
“Say thou to man these words:
“I am the source of inspiration. To him who seeketh inspiration through Me, I say: Learn thou to walk my path strongly in the Light, for in the dark thou canst not find thy way to Me. The path to Me is Light, and by it thou canst well see thy way to Me.
“I am the source of inspiration. To him who seeketh inspiration through Me, I say: Learn thou to walk my path strongly in the light, for in the dark thou canst not find thy way to Me. The path to Me is Light, and by it thou canst well see thy way to Me.
“I am the soul of art. To him whose soul would touch My soul, and feel the heartbeat of its mighty rhythm, I say: In so far as thou knowest thyself as Light, shalt thou know Me as Light.
“I am Beauty. In Beauty must man be born anew. Through Beauty must knowing man become ecstatic Man.
“To him who would add ecstasy to his knowing I say: Seek Me in Truth; for only in the rhythm of truth shalt thou find ecstasy.
“Verily I say, the creations of Ecstatic Man are My creations, for they are balanced things, and I am balance.
“To him who wouldeth create unbalance I say: Un-truth exists not in My house. I alone hold balance; and the eyes of those who see through Me are immune from all but balance.
“For I am Balance. And I am Energy, and I am Rest. I am the Light of Love and Truth. Upon that foundation have I laid the cornerstone of My universe.”
From… ….The Divine Iliad
THE SECRET OF LIGHT By WALTER RUSSELL