As a result of human interference, the substance and vitality of the Christian faith has diminished over the centuries. Today’s proclamations reflect a Christianity that has been fractured a hundredfold. In order to rediscover the original clarity and persuasive power of the Christian faith, GL Zürich returns to the source from which the first Christians drew their knowledge: it is the world beyond that is able to give human beings enlightenment on their questions of faith.
During his farewell discourse, Christ promised to send the spirits of truth, who would enlighten human beings on his teachings (e.g. John 14:26 and 16:12–13). If we wish to arrive at insights into questions of faith, it is necessary to once again listen to these spirits of truth – namely, the spiritual teachers from the divine world.
During the 35 years of Beatrice Brunner’s mediumistic work, two spirit beings in particular gave regular addresses at the weekly services held by the community. They called themselves “Joseph” and “Lene”. Their detailed knowledge on the life and work of Christ, on earthly and spiritual laws and conditions, as well as the clarity and high ethics of their teachings, which are free of contradiction, prove them to be “spirits of truth” in the biblical sense (John 14:26 and 16:12–13), entrusted with the task of giving human beings knowledge on the cause, meaning, and purpose of their lives.
On particular lecture evenings between the years 1958 and 1970, ascending spirit beings also spoke through the medium Beatrice Brunner. These were deceased human beings who were specially selected by the spiritual teachers of the community to report on their initial experiences in the world beyond, in order to provide listeners with a vivid insight into life after death.
The lectures from the world beyond were always imparted within the setting of simple services. For over 30 years, these services took place in the large hall of the Academy of Music in Zurich, as well as in the community’s own small hall. The services always began with a prayer and peaceful music. Medium Beatrice Brunner sat in front of the listeners and, as the music came to an end, almost imperceptibly entered a mediumistic sleep, the so-called deep trance. The manifesting spirit would then give the greeting “Gott zum Gruss” (“God bless you”) and begin their lecture. At the end of their address, which generally lasted between sixty and ninety minutes, the spirit departed with the same greeting with which they had begun the lecture, whereupon Beatrice Brunner would immediately wake up from the state of deep trance. She herself had no knowledge of what was spoken through her during her mediumistic sleep. The service would then end with a prayer and a piece of music.
The lectures recorded on audio and videotape are today replayed in the same dignified and simple setting.
The lectures provide an education in Christian spiritual teaching. What is meant by this is a Christian teaching that includes the spiritual world in its considerations. The lectures given by teachers from the beyond give information on where human beings come from and where they will go when they die. They give insight into the spiritual origin of human beings, and shed light on the reason why they have to enter an earthly existence at all. These mediumistic messages illuminate the meaning of our life and the path leading back to God. In doing so, they also give us a key to better understand the teachings of Christ and his work of redemption.
All lectures have one and the same goal: to give human beings a spiritual knowledge that uplifts them in soul, that strengthens their relationship with the world of God, that gives them answers to life’s questions, and that helps them become happier, better human beings.
The Old and the New Testament form the basis of the Christian faith and Christendom. The Bible has, however, undergone many changes since it was first written, be that through misunderstanding, deliberate falsification, or errors in translation.
Christian spirit teaching does not interpret the Bible literally, because the language of both the Old and the New Testament is to a large extent an allegorical, symbolic one. Just consider the parables in the Gospels: Jesus Christ presented the essentials of his teachings in allegories.
GL Zürich welcomes all interested people. Services take place every second weekend in Zurich, during which recordings of the lectures given through the medium Beatrice Brunner are replayed. The services are gatherings without intrusiveness and fanaticism. Those wishing to attend these German-language services may do so by applying for a visitor’s pass from the office of GL Zürich. More information on GL Zürich’s services can be found on the German-language website.
GL Zürich was founded in 1948 and is one of the oldest Christian spiritual communities in the German-speaking world. It concerns itself with questions of existence and knowledge from the world beyond.