By Ludo Vrebos, based on the books by Jozef Rulof.
Source texts from the books by Jozef Rulof for the article ‘spiritual-scientific’.
These sources presume the prior reading of the article ‘Spiritual-scientific’.
The University of Christ
The contents of the books by Jozef Rulof belong to the spiritual science of the University of Christ:
This is the metaphysical teaching, this is the spiritual science of the University of Christ.
Lectures Part 1, 1950
The spiritual science originated when the first people on the Other Side established that their inner life lived on as an astral-spiritual personality:
When those first people arrived at the Other Side in the astral world, they could determine that the inner life was an astral personality.
They could think; they stood on their own two feet.
They looked back at the earth, and they saw the material.
They could make themselves one with those people.
They also descended into them and now experienced again – from that world – the material systems, the human organism.
Is this so strange?
They asked of course: “Where is the sun?”
Finally ... the first ones started to think.
Lectures Part 1, 1950
Pure to the earth
In his biography Jozef is called ‘Jeus of Mother Crisje’.
The spiritual master of Jeus asks him to never read a metaphysical book that is already on earth.
There are already many books about the metaphysical phenomena, but most have been written by earthly thinkers who write down their own ideas.
Jeus could experience the spiritual reality himself by means of his leaving his material body.
He did not read any other books about this, so that his own thinking only remained based on his own spiritual experiences, and on the spiritual science that was passed on by the masters.
As a result, these metaphysical teachings remained pure:
“Will you promise me, Jeus, that you will never read a book written about these things, that means books which are already on earth.”
“Fine, master, I promise you, I will never do it.”
“I have a reason for this, Jeus.
Later I will explain that to you.
So you must never read even one occult book, or you will be influenced by something else and we must prevent that happening.
The world already has enough reading material about the metaphysical science, but it is unclear, for a great many untrue, and it could infect you and that must not happen.
This is a learned word, Jeus, but it possesses everything which you will receive from me.
However, you will soon experience the laws and see them as well, as a result of this you will be strong and all those people have not experienced that.”
Jeus of Mother Crisje Part 3, 1952
As a result of his suicide, Zelanus experienced a spiritual pain and he soon realized that people on earth would never find this out unless he would find a means to pass on his new spiritual knowledge:
I experienced dreadful things, but I learned and mastered a wisdom, which was not known on earth and would never be able to be learned or experienced, because that wisdom belonged to the spiritual life.
The Cycle of the Soul, 1938
For nine centuries, he prepared himself for the moment when he would be able to pass on his spiritual experiences to the earth.
First, he lived in the dark spheres, to which he had attuned himself by means of his suicide.
Then he received more space, and he could start his spiritual-scientific research on earth and in the spheres.
In this way, he built up a spiritual science by means of own experience:
For nine centuries I went round in that darkness and looked.
And after fifty years I was capable of saying to a human being whom I met: “ Where do you want to go?
You live here in an astral world.”
“I am searching.”
I met hundreds of millions of people like that, from France, Belgium, America, from the jungles and we passed into each other and held hands, took each other back to the earth: “Come, I will show you the way in order to find the earth again.
Do you wish to know whether you died there?”
I know now, I saw it.
I went to the battlefields.
I went from one hospital to the other in order to see how the human being comes out of the material organism, how he passes away.
And I followed one to that sphere.
That one I met there, I know that life, it was there, it was here.
And I also returned, by means of that dissolving.
I saw, when I stood by ‘coffins’, by deathbeds, that the personality dissolved immediately from the organism and disappeared.
Then I went after that life, I was hungry, spiritually hungry and yearning in order to be able to know which secret the God of all life held hidden for me here.
And there were no secrets.
I went after that life and saw before my eyes that it disappeared, dissolved and returned to the embryonic existence, went back to the earth.
I shut myself in, yes indeed, walking.
I made my calculation, I felt: oh, oh, how deep that is, how wonderful that is.
But the time comes back infallibly that that spark must return to the earth, is attracted by beings, because the higher grade is ready.
I waited two hundred and fifty and two hundred and eighty and three hundred years for one spark, for one human being, in order to know whether I was following the truth.
And when I saw it, then I went with that spark, this embryo as mother, right back into the mother and felt and experienced the giving birth, the growth, the growing in the material, in the spirit, the awakening for both lives.
And then I saw that same mother as man again and I saw: fatherhood and motherhood live in the human being.
God is father and mother.
Material love – I knew then – takes you straight to the spiritual, and the spiritual to the universal love, the unity with everything, the knowledge.
Lectures Part 3, 1952