The Way of Mastery (WOM), described as a pathway of enlightenment, is a series of teachings which, like A Course in Miracles, claim to be the new teachings of Jesus Christ, given specifically for this time.
WOM begins with the story of how, in 1987, Jesus appeared to the channel, Jon
Marc Hammer (Jayem). This communication, and the earliest channelings, are recounted in the first book of the WOM, known as The Jeshua Letters. A second book, The Way of the Servant, soon followed.
Starting in 1994, the teachings continued in a series of more formal exercises, originally given over a three year period, once a month, in audio format. These are The Way of the Heart, The Way of Transformation, and The Way of Knowing.
During this entire time, private sessions were offered with Jeshua (Jesus) to many individuals, and many more teachings were given, generally on specific subjects, in public channelings as well. These were recorded, and later transcribed, and are known collectively as The Early Years.
You will find that there are two primary ways in which you might encounter WOM.
One is through the "blue book," the best selling of the WOM materials, which includes all three of the formal teachings, transcribed with some edits, and published by the Shanti Christo Foundation (SCF).
The other is through the continued teaching and publishing of the WOM materials by the channel, who publishes the five core books under individual covers, directly from the original transcripts, without edits.
The Shanti Christo Foundation (SCF) was set up in the early days of the WOM to disseminate the teachings, and to be caretaker for the Temple Canyon Sanctuaty land in New Mexico. This was land purchased as part of the WOM pathway with the idea of it becoming a gathering place and place of healing. It is still under the care of SCF.
As is often the case with spiritual teachings, a split in interpretation of the teachings has led to SCF and the channel no longer sharing association, and to offer significantly different interpretations and teachings about the WOM Pathway.
As an example of this, Jayem offers instruction in a series of Living Practices he says he was guided by Jeshua to create after the formal channelled materials were completed. These are not recognized or offered by SCF.
Regardless, the core WOM materials present a thought system of love, the most comprehensive we have seen, as well as transformational exercises that are deeply profound expressions of Christ Mind.
A link to each:
SHANTI CHRISTO SCF official site
THE WAY OF MASTERY Site for the channel
CHRIST MIND TEACHINGS: THE WAY OF MASTERY This site has the entire teachings of the first two books, the formal exercises, and the Early Years. Many are in both text and audio formats.
To get a feel for the material, we suggest you look at the Christ Mind Teachings site, and listen to one of the Early Year's recordings. Love Heals All Things is a favorite.
Recently a site called Audio Enlightenment has re-recorded, in a new voice, many of the WOM lessons. They can be seen on YouTube.
Having the materials easily available to many is great. A concern is that the directions for how the material is best studied might be overlooked, however.
Directions were originally given when the material was created that students not go past each lesson of The Way of the Heart until they were completed, including the exercises. They were NOT designed to be read like a book.
In addition, completion of the 12 lessons and exercises in The Way of the Heart, was to be done before even beginning to listen to or read The Way of Transformation or The Way of Knowing.
Without this, students become confused, and the material loses its power to transform, in our experience. There is no hurry!
Savor this beautiful experience. As with A Course in Miracles, The Way of Mastery itself could be defined largely as the experiences that comes from doing the exercises, not the information in the lessons.
Thanks to Audio Enlightenment for making this clear in their presentation of the teachings, and for expanding the material to many new people.