Wholeness of Selfhood

Nicola Mary Christensen-Johnson

The Wholeness Perspective

The contents of Book Three have been distilled, building up from the materials presented in the first two volumes of Wholeness of Selfhood. The Odyssey of Becoming Fully Human. And the writing of the different chapters is progressing well.

A Visionary Journey

Book Three – The Wholeness Perspective – initiates a visionary journey into the cosmology of consciousness unfolding unto itself in a multidimensional universe. It offers in-depth inquiries into the creative intelligences cohering and coalescing wholeness. It undertakes to unpack the principles operating in a unified field of consciousness, or at least what we are able to apprehend of these numinous and transcendent realms from our human perspective.

In order to undertake such a quest, we need to let go of our habitual tools and instruments for apprehending reality. Being an intrepid explorer by nature, and by essence, I am eager to delve into the unchartered territories. I am prepared to stand naked and vulnerable, open and available, willing to allow emergent creativity to sweep me away, mould and shape me into what I know not yet. Therefore Book Three articulates what I have discovered so far on my odyssey with wholeness.

Inhabiting and Dwelling

In wholeness of selfhood – which is not a location, but a state of consciousness – the former tension experienced by all humans between the desire to become and the need to belong dissolves. We are then propelled into a new realm, inclusive by nature, and we begin another odyssey with the pathways to oneness. In these new dimensions the impetus to become and the desire to belong are transmuted into the twofold movement of inhabiting and dwelling. Book Three considers the different localities – or coordinates in wholeness and oneness – of our sovereign selfhood unearthed in the archaeological diggings (Book One. An Archaeology of the Personality) and revealed through the unravelling of the pathways (Book Two. Pathways to Selfhood): inhabiting and dwelling in aloneness; inhabiting and dwelling in language; inhabiting and dwelling in intimacy; inhabiting and dwelling in God.

The contents are presented from the wholeness perspective, hence the title. Based on the templates and chiastic structures yielded through sacred geometry, the work gives voice to what becomes available and apprehensible from the altitude of unitive consciousness beyond the surface reality made of the dualities and oppositions that the operative system of our rational mind favours so dearly. There is so much to receive from emergent creativity! The most powerful lifeforce awaiting us is undeniably the love of breathtaking and heart-breaking proportions which we encounter when we allow our wretchedness to touch and caress us.


A Contemporary Mystery School

The pursuit is scholarly and reflective of the high level of erudition and scholarship of mystery schools and wisdom traditions. There are two parts to Book Three. Part One attends to the cosmology of consciousness emerging from the two previous books, and Part Two offers insights for a philosophy of life centred on wholeness and oneness. Like the previous volumes, Book Three contains eight chapters.

Table of Contents


Part One. A Cosmology of Consciousness

Chapter One – The Unravelling of Consciousness

Chapter Two – The Unbearable Wholeness of Being

Chapter Three – The Power of Storytelling

Chapter Four – The Mysticism of Inditing

Part Two. A Philosophy of Life on Wholeness and Oneness

Chapter Five – Inhabiting and Dwelling in Aloneness

Chapter Six – Inhabiting and Dwelling in Language

Chapter Seven – Inhabiting and Dwelling in Intimacy

Chapter Eight – Inhabiting and Dwelling in God