Audio version read by Rev. Steven Lane Taylor, B.Msc.
For more than 2,000 years, there have been two Christianities: the exoteric, or generally accepted one that most people who identify themselves as Christians believe in; and the other one, the one that the Christ Mind in Jesus taught only to the disciples. The teaching that was taught to the disciples, or the esoteric teaching, was the mystical teaching.
In the Infinite Wisdom of the Christ Mind or Universal Consciousness was the recognition that the broad masses of people who incarnate onto this physical earth plane are young souls with a limited capacity of spiritual awareness. Such souls can only assimilate what is said or experienced up to a certain level of spiritual awareness. As everyone lives in Eternity, these souls will, through many incarnations, grow in awareness until they awaken to a higher Universal Consciousness of Reality and Universal Selfhood. Until that time, they have the exoteric or outer Christianity to give them a belief in God and the continuance of life beyond the physical.