Community of the Beloved Disciple

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Community of the Beloved Disciple

The Community of the Beloved Disciple is an initiatic mystery school founded by visionary musician James F. Twyman. As a young spiritual seeker in the early 1990s, Twyman had been associated with Endeavor Academy and the related New Christian Church of Full Endeavor, through which he was introduced to A Course in Miracles, a volume reportedly channeled from Jesus Christ through psychiatrist Helen Schucman. He later spent time with the Emissaries of Divine Light, an New Age community with numerous centers worldwide. By the mid-1990s he had developed a primary concern for world peace.

In the summer of 1995, as he was about to embark on a concert tour in Europe, Twyman was given a copy of a set of prayers for peace from 12 world religions. He subsequently wrote music to go with these prayers, which have become an important aspect of his performances. During his journey in Europe, he found his way to the war-torn countries of Bosnia and Croatia, and while there claimed to have met a group of 13 spiritual masters. They gave him a simple message that it was now possible for humanity to create a world based on the laws of love that will replace the present one built on fear. Since that time, carrying this message to the world has determined Twyman's career. He also subsequently developed a variety of psychic gifts.

Twyman wrote a book describing his meeting with the masters that was published in 1997. He also held concerts in Iraq, Northern Ireland, and at the United Nations in New York City, each aimed at helping the cause of world peace. He also organized what he called the Great Experiment, calling for people around the world to join in ten minutes of prayer for world peace on April 23, 1998. He tied the event to the visit to the United Nations of Thomas Banyacya and the Hopi elders several years previously with their message of peace. The Great Experiment II was held on April 23, 2000.

Out of his experience with the masters, whom he termed the Emissaries of Light, Twyman organized the Community of the Beloved Disciple, to initiate people into their teachings. People drawn to his community are considered those who have chosen to reincarnate at this time in order to become stewards of the new world ruled by love that is coming into existence. Those who affiliate with the community begin with two courses of study of four and six months respectively that prepare them for initiation. Further study leads to ordination as a minister in the community.

The Community of the Beloved Disciple may be contacted at P.O. Box 1054, Joshua Tree, CA 92252. It has an Internet page at


Emmissary of Light. June 11, 2000.

Twyman, James F. Emissary of Light: Vision of Peace. Boston: Little Brown and Co., 1997.

. The Secret of the Beloved Disciple. Tallahassee, Fla.: Findhorn Press, 2000.

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