Temple at Jerusalem: A Revelation, by John Mitchell
72p. ISBN 1578631998
Samuel Weiser, Inc.
Book Review by Virginia Hart Nelson, C.CHt.
OmegaSource Magazine, Fall/Winter
In the beginning was the Word: a sound, a tone, that
went forth, as a carrier wave allowing ideation to become
manifest. In his way, that's what British author, historian
and metaphysician, John Michell has
been doing for decades. A generous and prolific author,
he perceives the world through the inner meaning of number
and geometry, retrieving long-forgotten wisdom of mankind's
alignment with cosmic & earthly forces.
Probably best known for his timeless work The
New View Over Atlantis, Michell reveals the
precision & purpose of the ancient stone monuments
that interpenetrate our planet (nodal centres of "high
magic") and of connecting ley lines and why they
matter. His insights on Avebury, Glastonbury & Stonehenge
alone are worth the price of this book. I was fortunate
to meet John Michell in England in 1996 with a small
group where he shared his insights on England's power
centres and led us through Avebury, pointing out the
processional of standing stones as they would have
been. One of my great interests has been the glorious
phenomenon of the crop circles and a real treat is
Michell's small book called The Face and the
Message. And for unusually explicit writing
on Atlantis, read The Dimensions of Paradise (Adventures
Unlimited Press 2001). One does not have to be adroit
in math or science to enjoy his grand banquet.
My own recent favourite is The Temple at Jerusalem:
a Revelation. First published as a chapter
in Twelve Tribe Nations (in 1990)
it was extended as a book published on this continent
by Samuel Weiser, Inc.in 2000. Salem means Peace. Jeru-Salem
means Place of Peace. Of course, the physical city
of Jerusalem & environs represent anything but.
However, like Blake's poem referring to The New Jerusalem,
we carry that place of Peace within us: a state of
Presence that is always there, whether we recognize
it or not. Here, John Michell gifts the reader with
a stunning overview of the real Temple that is also
there, now, for everyone. In a mere 70 pages (wonderfully
illustrated), with erudition and optimism, he reveals
the "secret" known by Ezekiel, St.John and
Isaiah. Michell says, "The peaceful restoration
of the Temple is now actually in process.This is no
metaphor or poetic fancy, but a physical, concrete
fact. No demolition or construction is required...for
the site of the Temple has been disclosed."
John Michell is speaking of a vibrational temple, the
city of Jerusalem itself, which also has real, physical
markers: a temple of divine proportions both in the landscape
and of etheric substance that uplifts. In our interview
Michell added that the Temple has been carefully surveyed
and measured, and there are no doubts that it is genuine. "One
day, I am sure," he says, "the truths in it
will be recognized." A typical response might be,
'Well, esoteric knowledge may be fine, but what difference
does it make to the intractable conflict on the ground?'
Michell says, "we are not concerned with politics
or any other form of human contrivance...for the great
changes that take place in history...occur spontaneously,
as if in accordance with certain universal patterns and
cycles." In other words, not everyone will see this.
But now that it is out there, it only takes a small critical
mass to affect change, subtly and directly.
In my work as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, I feel the
healing of our own Temples is paramount. We are, after
all, spirit in matter, and as each one of us brings our
own Temple into alignment with our Inner Guiding Spirit,
we can heal the fragmentation that has so plagued the
In past-life work (somewhat of a misnomer, as all time
is one), many clients have experienced some of the things
John Michell writes about, for example how the Pyramids
were built, the hidden realms of Inner Earth, and more...
John Michell enjoys the work of Rupert Sheldrake, and feels that Patrick Harpur's Daimonic
Reality "is one of the best guides to the nature of our existence." Michell's
next book will be How The World Began.
Virginia Hart Nelson, C.CHt. is
a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Past-Life Regressionist,
Attunement Practitioner and Reiki instructor who has
been in practice for 10 years. You can reach her at
416-960-1690 or firstname.lastname@example.org
more information on any of the above workshops:
Virginia by telephone - 416-960-1690
or by email - email@example.com