How Is a Mystery School Different from a Cult?

June 29, 2010

When we chose to incarnate as humans, we chose a path with many pitfalls, but also with many possibilities. One of these pitfalls is the way the teachings of spiritual masters are turned into cults. When Jesus walked with his disciples, theirs was a mystery school. Unfortunately, two hundred or so years later, the mystery school devolved into a cult, which split into more cults and sects until we have perhaps a thousand religious bodies today all claiming to be the true version of Christianity, most demanding blind obedience and conformity.

A mystery school may teeter on the edge of being a cult, so it is important to understand the differences.

  • A mystery school does not demand blind obedience.
  • A mystery school recognizes its students as spiritual masters in training, each coming with his own inner wisdom and life experience to contribute to the school
  • A mystery school takes the form that is appropriate to the students of that school.
  • Above all a mystery school is not in the business of forcing its students into a cookie-cutter mold, but instead recognizes the individuality of each student, his ability to contact Higher Wisdom for himself, his right to make his own choices, and the value of his realization of himself as a spiritual master

As I focus on developing The Spiritual Explorers’ Mystery School, these values are foremost in my mind and heart. If you feel called to explore these issues, I invite you to connect with me.

One Response to “How Is a Mystery School Different from a Cult?”

  1. […] 19, 2010 A friend recently read my posting about how a mystery school differs from a cult, and responded as follows| I love this passage because it states very clearly what I don’t like […]

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