The New Jerusalem is a symbol of the new human being whose qualities and virtues are represented by gold, pearls and precious stones. Each one of us must become the New Jerusalem.

Over the past two thousand years, many occult groups have claimed to be the New Jerusalem. But how can anyone make such a claim when they cling to old misconceptions and old forms, when they do not possess the keys to open the Book of Life? Only those who possess the keys to the seven seals, that is to say, who have a profound understanding of Holy Scripture, can claim to be the New Jerusalem.

Becoming the New Jerusalem does not mean muttering a few bits of Initiatic Science and then continuing as you were – fearful, frail, uncertain, weak and spiteful. We can all become the New Jerusalem provided we have the light, which not only gives us knowledge, but which also shows us how to make it manifest in our lives.

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov