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Prologue
I- Life of Christ Pattern
II- Annunciation
 

HIGHER GROUND

2000 - 2003 by Ann K Elliott
A CLC Press On-Line Publication

III- Incarnation
IV- Crucifixion
V - Descent into Hell
VI - Resurrection
VII - Ascension
VIII-The Consummation
Epilogue

     

Contents
 

FOREWARD
Prologue

I
THE ETERNAL RETURN
Putting on the Mind of Christ
* The Eternal Spiral Return * Paradoxes of the Self * The Perception of Destiny * Asking and Receiving * The "U-Turn" of the Journey * Building Up and Knocking Down * Turning Eyes and Ears Inward * The Union of Matter and Spirit * The Pebble in the Pond
II
THE HERE-AND-NOW REIGN OF GOD
When Yahweh Becomes Abba
* From Circle to Cycle

Chapter One
THE LIFE-OF-CHRIST PATTERN OF TRANSFORMATION

I
    Transcendent Consciousness
The Ancient Mysteries
* A Framework for the Process * The Annals of Time
Opening to the Light
* Tapping into Deeper Levels *
Christianity as a Mystery Religion
II
The Journey Through Four Levels in Seven Stages
The Annunciation-to-Consummation Cycle
* The Upward Impulse * Symbolic Correspondences from East and West * The Descending Phase of the Journey * Two Dark Nights * The Ascending Phases * The Christ Who Transcends Christianity

Chapter Two
THE ANNUNCIATION
Vocation
* Annunciation and Individuation * The Conjunction of Two Realities * The Message and the Messenger * Unoccupied Channels * How to Avoid the Psychological Dangers of Transpersonal Energies

Chapter Three
THE INCARNATION
I
The Nativity
The Bethlehem Event
* The Changeover of Archetypal Dominants * The Virgin Mother * Continuing Incarnation * The Bethlehem Star * An Act of Divine Imagination * Myth and History
II
The Hidden Years
The Holy Family
* The Presentation * The Flight to Egypt * The Journey to Jerusalem
III
Prelude to Ministry
The Missing Years
* Sonship and Selfhood * Another Wilderness * Who is the Tempter?
IV
The Power to Become
The Depth Psychology of the Gospels * The "Real" and the "Not Real" * The Man who Comes to Jesus by Night

Chapter Four
THE CRUCIFIXION
I
Scenes from Passion Week
The Week of All Weeks
* The Triumphal Entry * The Stones * Another Garden * At the Foot of the Mount of Olives * The Cup of Salvation * Christ the Evolver * The Psychological Depths of Gethsemane * Embracing the Cross * The Way of the Cross * Living from the Center
II
The Cross as Symbol
The Ancient Imprint of the Cross
* The Highest Function of a True Symbol * The Passion of Francis
III
The Inner Meaning of Crucifixion
The Cross of Human Nature
* The Death that Leads to Life * The Grand Conjunction * Existence as a State of Conflict * On Being Crucified with Christ * The Image of Totality * Christ Crucified Between Two Theives
IV
A Crucifixion Dream

Chapter Five
THE DESCENT TO HELL
The Descent into Hell * Transformation by Fire * Tolstoy's Story of Transcendence * Teilhard's Emergence from the Collective Hell of WWI * Allowing Ourselves to be Surpassed * The Baptism of Fire * The Holy Saturday of History

Chapter Six

THE RESURRECTION

I
Resurrection Appearances
What Dies? Who Arises?
* Noli Me Tangere * Quantum Physics and the Resurrection * Supper at Emmaus * Doubting Thomas * Breakfast on the Lake Shore
II
Eastern and Western Reflections on Eternal Life
The Importance of Images of the "Hereafter"
* Spirit and Matter / Consciousness and Life * The Art of Letting Things Happen * Pearls and Diamonds * The Shift from Outer to Inner Awareness * Noah's Three Sons * Who or What is Left to Enjoy Eternity? * The Death of Snowflake

Chapter Seven
THE ASCENSION
The Return * An Eye-Witness Account * Ascendancy in Dreams * The Transfiguration * Ezekiel's Chariot * A Sky-Chariot Dream * Jung's Formulation of the Self * Atom & Archetype * The Return of the Prodigal

Chapter Eight
THE CONSUMMATION
Consummation as Conflagration
* The Chain Reaction * Michaelangelos' Conversion of Paul * Teilhard's Vision of the Cosmic Christ * Of Rocks and God * Being "In Christ" * The Evolutionary Spiral * The Myriad Rungs of Consciousness * Consummation & Assumption

Epilogue
CHRISTOGENESIS
The Great Fish
* The Reconciliation of Opposites * Humanity's Collective Nativity * Teilhard's Legacy * Teilhard's Dangerous Prayer * The Road Ahead * The Third Way * The Celtic Renaissance
 

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