One of the most influential, inspiring, and enlightening books I have ever read is “The Cloud Upon the Sanctuary”, written by Karl Von Eckhartshausen (1752-1803). He was a Christian and a mystic, and as such was totally and completely dedicated to our Lord Jesus Christ, which is self-evident in his writings. I present this here in hopes that as many people will read it as possible. Reading it filled my heart with love, and filled my eyes with tears at the beauty presented in its pages. The information given therein is invaluable to anyone desiring to consciously become One with Christ, and God the Father. I have never found, in my own opinion and experience, any person more dedicated to Christ, nor any book more inspirational, save the Bible itself.
A second reason for writing this post, and recommending this book without hesitation, is to bring truth to the great lies which have been perpetuated regarding the “occult” Wisdom. Karl Von Eckhartshausen was thoroughly trained in the arcane arts, the esoteric, the oral tradition, otherwise known as the “occult”. If any of you have any doubts as to the character of such training and teachings, which have many times been called “evil” by political and fundamentalist church authorities, I am certain that this book will convince you otherwise. If such a pure and wise Christian as Karl Von Eckhartshausen was completely familiar with occult teachings, then there cannot possibly be any evil in it! Many of the mystical Catholic Saints were also totally familiar with the esoteric interpretation of the scriptures, and certainly none of you would call any of them “evil” (I hope). At times in history, especially during the Renaissance, occult works were required reading among the Christian royalty, the wealthy, the accomplished, and the intellectuals. It has fallen in and out of favor at the whims of society’s political leadership out of fear that a learned population would understand true freedom in Christ, and become a problem for them to manage according to their greedy and power-lusting purposes.
I hope some of you will at least skim portions of this book, which is freely available (for free) from several sites, and can also be cheaply purchased from Amazon.com. I bet that if you do, most of you, like me, will end up reading the entire book, which is a set of letters written to the church, and is a very short, but truly enlightening, work.
Peace and Blessings to all of you!