We are urging the return to a Christology that is far older than that of the Nicene Creed–that of the Cosmic Christ. We have found this foundational archetype richly present in the Christian Scriptures, the Greek Fathers of the early church and the medieval mystics—all pre-modern thinkers.
The Cosmic Christ was slain in religion along with mysticism itself in great part during the Enlightenment and the mind-set it advanced. A mindset that was all about the human, so utterly anthropocentric as it was.
Today we are wrestling to detach ourselves from this narcissistic consciousness as we face the demise of Mother Earth as we know her and with it the extinction of many creatures, ourselves included. We are assisted by pre-modern voices that sing of the Cosmic Christ and therefore the inherent sacredness of the universe.
See! I am God. See! I am in everything. See! I never lift my hands off my works, nor will I ever. See! I lead everything toward the purpose for which I ordained it, without beginning, by the same Power, Wisdom and Love by which I created it. How could nothing be amiss? (Julian of Norwich, 1342-1415)
Divinity is the enfolding and unfolding of everything that is. Divinity is in all things in such a way that all things are in divinity. (Nicholas of Cusa, 1400-1464)
In all faces is seen the Face of faces, veiled in a billion riddles—yet unveiled it is not seen, until, at last, above all faces we enter into a certain secret and mystical silence of a face. (Nicholas of Cusa)
The Word of God is in all creation, visible and invisible.
This Word manifests in every creature.
Now this is how the spirit is in the flesh—the Word is indivisible from God.
The God of creation is worshipped by all creatures…Every creature has a spiritual life. (Hildegard of Bingen, 1098-1179)
Every creature is a word of God and a book about God.
People think God has only become a human being there—in his historical incarnation—but that is not so. For God is here—in this very place—just as much incarnate as in a human being long ago. And this is why God has become a human being: that God might give birth to you as the only begotten son/daughter, and as no less.
The seed of divine nature is the Son of God, the Word of God…The seed of God is in us. (Meister Eckhart, 1260-1327)
Adapted from Matthew Fox, The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, pp. 123, 126 111, 121.
Also, Fox, Stations of the Cosmic Christ
Also, Fox, Stations of the Cosmic Christ Meditation Cards
To read a transcript of Matthew Fox’s video teaching, click HERE.
Queries for Contemplation
Be with just one of these meditations. What does it awaken in you? How can it assist in awakening our species at this time in history?
The Coming of the Cosmic Christ: The Healing of Mother Earth and the Birth of a Global Renaissance
In what may be considered the most comprehensive outline of the Christian paradigm shift of our Age, Matthew Fox eloquently foreshadows the manner in which the spirit of Christ resurrects in terms of the return to an earth-based mysticism, the expression of creativity, mystical sexuality, the respect due the young, the rebirth of effective forms of worship—all of these mirroring the ongoing blessings of Mother Earth and the recovery of Eros, the feminine aspect of the Divine.
“The eighth wonder of the world…convincing proof that our Western religious tradition does indeed have the depth of imagination to reinvent its faith.” — Brian Swimme, author of The Universe Story and Journey of the Universe.
Stations of the Cosmic Christ
By Matthew Fox and Bishop Marc Andrus.
This is a book of meditations on the Cosmic Christ, accompanying the images of 16 wonderful clay tablets by Javier Ullrrich Lemus and M.C. Richards. Together, these images and meditations go far beyond the traditional Stations of the Cross to inspire a spirit awakening and understanding of the cosmic Christ Consciousness, Buddha consciousness, and consciousness of the image of God in all beings, so needed in our times.
“A divinely inspired book that must be read by every human being devoted to spiritual and global survival. It is cosmically brilliant.” — Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit
Stations of the Cosmic Christ Meditation Cards and Guide Booklet
Beautiful full-color cards from Stations of the Cosmic Christ to aid in your meditations on the Cosmic Christ, featuring the images of 16 wonderful clay tablets by Javier Ullrrich Lemus and M.C. Richards. Step beyond the traditional Stations of the Cross and experience a spirit awakening and understanding of the cosmic Christ Consciousness, Buddha consciousness, and consciousness of the image of God in all beings, so needed in our times. Includes an instruction booklet containing suggestions on how to use the cards.