Church of Revelation

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Church of Revelation

The Church of Revelation is a New Age Spiritualist church founded in 1976 by Rev. Harrison Ray Hasketh of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Rev. Linda L. Harrison of Seattle, Washington. Hasketh, a popular spiritual/psychic counselor known as Tat, had previously taught at the Mystic Island Center operated by medium Patricia Diegel in Honolulu. In 1975 he opened his own Astral Physics School and was ordained in the Life Science Church, a church that ordained independent ministers by mail. He also began two call-in radio shows.

Tat was born in 1936 in Pennsylvania and raised in a Christian church. He was baptized in the Evangelical United Brethren Church (now a part of the United Methodist Church) in 1946, but the heritage of his mother and grandmother as seers and healers asserted itself during his youth. He was the first male in the family to manifest such gifts. Thus during his teen years he began a spiritual quest that led him to study the world's religious and spiritual traditions beginning with the various Christian denominations and followed by the Eastern religions and esoteric movements. When he was 33, he became a disciple of Swami Muktananda, a teacher of kundalini yoga. His broad studies led to an awakening experience in 1974, which he describes in terms of his self-realization of his I Am Presence. The Master of the Great White Brotherhood gave him a new name, Tattenaiananda, one who bestows the gifts of God and liberated bliss.

In the Astral Physics School, Tat demonstrated and taught various psychic abilities from clairvoyance to seeing auras. The work led naturally to the opening of the church early the next year. The church is an eclectic Spiritualist church centered upon belief in the one God, whom Tat refers to as transcendental consciousness. Basic to the practice of church members is the Rainbow Bridge Meditation, a special meditation technique designed to bridge the gap between the conscious self and the White Light of God.

The church is headed by a board of directors and Tat as church president. Its international headquarters is at HCR 1 Box 57009, Keaau, HI 96749-9407. Its Internet site is at http://www.astralphysicsschool.com/. Affiliated churches are found in the mainland United States, Canada, and Bermuda. In 1985, Tat accepted consecration as a bishop from Archbishop Joseph Vredenburgh of the Federation of St. Thomas Churches, a Gnostic Christian church headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

Sources:

Church of Revelation. http://www.astralphysicsschool.com/. February 15, 2000.