Frequently asked questions
What is Astara?
Astara is a non-profit spiritual and healing ministry offering resources to help those who are interested in exploring more deeply who they are and who they might become. Astara's teachings bridge the gap between contemporary eastern and western religions, presenting their mysteries in context with the wisdom of ancient religious truths.
Why is Astara important?
The time has arrived when the teaching of various schools must be combined, for there are those now incarnated and those who will be coming into birth who not only can grasp the entire Mysteries, but must be given a channel of Light through which to gain unlimited spiritual growth during this incarnation. And this is the purpose of Astara: to merge as many fragments of Light as it is possible for the contemporary mind to grasp, and to bring them foward under one banner, so that you, as a spiritual seeker, need not run far and wide in search of teachings concerning your concepts.
What beliefs or doctrine do Astarians follow?
It is our purpose to bring to Astarians the mystical, esoteric teachings of all major religions and philosophies. We pay reverence to the saints, sages, seers, gurus, and avatars of all religions. And we place a primary emphasis on mystical Christianity, using this as an illustration or example of the Ancient Wisdom, the mysticism found in all major religions.
How does Astara regard churches and religions?
As a church of mystic Christianity, Astara differs completely from the orthodox and traditional. A church of free souls, Astara encourages each Astarian to seek God in their own way, recognizing authority in no one person or leader, but only in truth. As a church, Astara follows the leadership of the great Master Jesus the Christ, but pays reverent homage to the saints of all religions. Astara is nonsectarian, nondenominational, presenting no creeds, dogmas nor precepts which bind the mind in any way.
What is the message of Astara today?
You and I and all souls of like mind, heart, and action are moving together in a world that awaits choices made from emotional, mental, and spiritual intelligence, and compassion. Moving from Wisdom. Sustainable solutions come from eternal wisdom, from what has sustained the fullness of life. Where it has been chosen, it flourishes. You can see this in the world, time and time again, when healing, compassion, a sense of true self are allowed to move and flow. Astara has prepared us to meet as one- with everyone of like mind, heart, and action in moving forward into the world that awaits better choosing.
How can Astara impact my life?
Application of the spiritual principles set forth in the Degrees leads ultimately to higher spiritual awareness in the Ancient Wisdom. Highest and final understanding comes only to the one who understands fully ALL the laws of the universe and how they operate in one's life; who comprehends the mystery of death, and life after death; who understands the power within one's being and how it may be utilized to make one's life a paradise while yet here on Earth; who learns to fathom the secrets of the scriptures which reveal God to humankind and unveil the mystery of where one came from, why one is here, and where one is going.