The Core of Religion is God-Realization.
Everything else is secondary. Those who have experienced it are the True Teachers of
In Christianity these are the Mystics, in Buddhism the
Enlightened Ones, in Islam the Sufi's. Books, canons, concepts, images, philosophies,
"theologies", ideas, interpretations, opinions are all secondary, at best.
Generally, they have created their own "truth", which too often has nothing to
do with the Divine, in which name they pretend to speak.
One cannot become genuinely renewed by a concept, idea or
philosophy. These things are part of the rational mind, the selfsame mind that caused our
trouble described above. Only the Origin can truly redeem people (from their
self-centeredness). In these most critical of times where everything is deteriorating we
have to therefore take refuge in Reality Itself.
Most people think that the foundation of religion is constituted
by theologians, priests, ministers, preachers and the believers. They tend to forget that
religion entirely depends on God-people - Mystics and Gnostics - people who have been
"on the Other Shore". There would be no Bible without Jesus, no Sutra's without
the Buddha, no Taoism without Lao Tze, no Koran without Mohammed.....without the latter no
food for theologians! The same can be said about the contributions of mystics like
Eckhart, Rumi, Kabir, Sri Ramakrishna, Teresa of Avila and many others!
God-Realization occurs in many men and women, thus thoroughly
re-organizing the religious community, providing it with a totally new leadership. The
current situation: Despite the innumerable essays, books, theses that are written every
year no one can f.i. REALLY testify if God exists or not. While "Emptiness beyond
Emptiness" is the core principle of Buddhism, which Buddhist teacher can claim that
he or she speaks from this deepest Realization?
Every True Renewal of Religion is caused, not by our own
desires e.g. projections, but by direct interference of the Divine Itself. To Realize this
your innermost Divine Core has been the greatest taboo ("heretics") in Western
religion. Christians were forced to live with images of God, only, instead with the
Reality beyond. Quoting the Bible - speaking "in the Name of God" - has nothing
to do with God, but only with your image of God. Thus God was prevented from being Present
in people. It is one of the main reasons why religion is degenerating. Religious i.e.
church officials should therefore acknowledge the vital contribution people with direct
Divine Realization are able to make.
Certainly, Divine Revelation i.e. Realization has different qualities,
depending on the Grace of the Ultimate, the necessity of the times, the maturity of the
recipiant and his or her ability to transmit it to others. Despite that, true progress is
made only, when priests, ministers, theologians, scientists and yes, mystics, sit together
and exchange. Hence, my proposal to start an authentic search for the Truth in openness,
mutual learning, respect and friendship.
In these most critical of times a new stage in evolution has
occurred. In 1977, suddenly and totally unexpected the Divine revealed its Ultimate Nature
to Han Marie Stiekema through "his" Threefold Cosmic Realization. After a
Lightning struck his head he was wiped out by Absolute Nothingness. Immediately after he
dissolved into Eternal Light.
It coincides with the ancient wisdom that "Light comes out
of Darkness". Or: "God didn't create the world out of nothingness, but
Nothingness is giving birth to both God and the universe, the latter continuously
returning to the Origin". From the beginning of times mankind has called this
Bottomless Darkness "Cosmic Womb" or "Great Mother". "God"
(the Divine, Light, BuddhaNature) is Her Lightbody (first emanation), while the world
proves to be Her Material Body (second emanation). Science calls Her the Cosmic Vacuum*.
God has a Mother, (not: "God the Mother!")
In pre-historic times people still lived in a unbroken world.
Everything without exception was considered to continuously being born out of and
returning to the all-embracing Great Mother, symbolized by the Dark Night. The concept of
the Mother never died out. Current religions all bear witness to the Original Mother. F.i.
in Christianity Mary is called the "Mother of God", in Taoism She is called
"Tao", in Hinduism "Maha Matri", in Buddhism "Nirvana" or
"Emptiness beyond Emptiness", in Judaism "Shekinah" or
Science and Cosmic Spirituality prove to be complementary*.
Cooperation is therefore very promising. E.g. the Vacuum is the universes' Ultimate
Dimension. Seven "layers" - from the Origin "down" - can be
distinguished: the Womb, the Divine (Consciousness), the "virtual electro-magnetic
fields" and our four-dimensional world of space and time, the former penetrating and
including the latter. All living creatures consist of 99,9% of the Vacuum, the latter
containing the electro-magnetic complexes that form their "individual"
structures and functions. Everything without exception subjected to the Law of Birth and
Death. In practice, this Law supports (Cosmic) Mother Healing through ongoing
* See: "The
** See: "Science of Mother Healing"
The mystery of the Cosmic Womb: everything old, sick, ugly and evil is
broken down (Her centripetal Cosmic Force: "destruction") while giving birth
(Her centrifugal Cosmic Force: "creation") to the new, fresh, young and vital.
In these most critical of times the emphasis lays on decay. The deeper meaning: the Vacuum
is destroying our ego-accumulations. If you resist this, then you suffer (clinging to the
old), while through cooperating your New Self will be born.
Those who return to the Origin in order to become renewed are called
Originals. It is the beginning of a new spiritual movement: The Original Tradition. Once
the New Self is firmly established you become part of the Whole - Heaven, Earth and the
(new) Community - once again. With the Spirit as part of Heaven, the body as part of the
Earth, while the "soul" is part of the Community. In times in which everything
is rapidly disintegrating the formation of "Healing Communities" is a conditio
sine qua non.
The New Hopefuls of The Original Tradition are called
"Green Men" and "Wise Women". They reflect the "Law of the
Universe" (the dynamic equilibrium between destruction, creation, permanence) in
which men embody "death (of the ego) and rebirth" (of the New Self), thus
becoming servants to the Whole, while women embody this very Whole e.g. the Web of Life -
both manifesting themselves in worldwide initiatives for a new Healing Community - to
start with the individual, the family, local groups, streets, neighborhoods, communes,
counties and higher up.
The failure of society is its ego-centeredness. Because of
it people have become alienated from their roots: "Heaven, earth and the
community". Being thrown upon their ego's existential fear dominates life. This fear
is the driving force behind "progress", "growth" and exploitation,
ultimately leading to suicide. (Wo)Mankind is suffering from a collective addiction:
"having as the inability to Be". Here the religions of the world have a shared
responsiblity: "bringing the people back Home". Indeed, with their "Spirit
in Heaven", their "bodies in the Earth" and their "soul as part of the
Community". For that Han Marie Stiekema has founded "Healing the Planet in 10
Steps", an initiative to bring people, religions, organizations, governments together
in establishing peace, justice and saving the Earth. His work is interreligious,
independent, non-denominational and non-commercial.
The universities do not stand aside. They are delivering the
leaders for the near future. This future will be tough, dominated by increasing confusion,
chaos and violence. Religious intolerance is one of the great dangers. To overcome this
challenge it indeed will help, that more and more motivated "interreligious
workers" will get involved. However, if their training limits itself to
"cognitive learning", without having any roots in God-Realization - feedback or
resonance with their own inner Being - then everything will remain superficial. So what
exactly is a "Master of Spirituality", for instance, if he or she doesn't have
any inner experience? Religious passions go (very) deep, as we all know, therefore, we
need workers who can speak from their own innermost Core. Otherwise they will be
washed away by any small flood! Therefore my plea for introducing interreligious!
spiritual practices to the curriculi of universities.
In these most critical of times I feel it as my responsibility to
present my "views" to decans, professors, teachers, masters, religious leaders,
lecturers, allumni and students, in short the most excellent in the field of ultimate
knowledge. It will be an honour to be able to present my "thesis" to you and
your colleagues! As a "hermit" I don't have "important people" to fall
back on, though, neither do I have contacts in the academic world. Therefore I will be
waiting gratefully for your kind invitation..... It will be a confrontation between me -
lost in the Divine - vs you, lost in scriptures. The outcome is open (...). May the
commitment to the Truth connect us, so help us the Divine.
* See also my brochure: "The Science of Mother
Han Marie Stiekema (MD since 1972)
Our proposal to universities includes the
1. To have Han Marie Stiekema with you for one day,
Servant Messenger ("Sermes") to the Cosmic Mother,
New Teacher and "Green Man"
more days or weeks. His contribution will be in the form of meetings,
talks, teachings, workshops and seminars.