To understand the nature of the Word, as referenced by St. John, is to see through physical matter to the spirit of creation and life that stands behind Maya and the delusion of time and space. Traveling the path of the signs, wonders, and miracles that Jesus Christ performed loosens the ties of material delusion. Understanding the stages of initiation displayed in the Gospel of St. John heals those parts of the soul that have been damaged by fallen angels. The antidote to selfishness is shown through the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth.
The end goal of this path of spiritual development (initiation) is depicted in the Book of Revelation. Then, adding the personal path of “Lazarus raised”, St. John the Divine, the Beloved of the Lord, we have the path to heaven through the Holy Spirit (the comforter). Christ’s initiation and John’s initiation give us the sign-post and topology of spiritual development.