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What Deity or Spiritual Being fits this physical description?

When I was little I had reoccurring dreams and visions of this human form bathed in a whitey-blue light, and now I've been having them again and I'd just like to know if anyone has heard of them before, or if I'm just going a little crazy.

They have pitch black dark hair, really pale white skin almost like marble, their form is half woman half man (they're always nude), their palms are always open towards me, and their beauty is so indescribable - their beauty is unworldly, full lips.

And I think (even though I'm not religious) that they have said God's name to me quite a bit - so perhaps they're from Judaism or Christianity?

Thank you

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Chloe,

Within the history of Christian mysticism, there have been numerous reports of such visions. While not exactly like yours, Theresa, John, and many others have written of their experiences encountering the Divine.

Quite often, the writings describe almost erotic beauty in these encounters, and there is an extensive history of the Divine being described as Wisdom which is normally understood as female. So, the concept of a mixed male/female and attractive manifestation is not unheard of.

Who, specifically, this manifestation represents, I cannot tell, and must leave that to your discernment. It is important to remember that the Divine cannot be contained in material form and therefore what you may be seeing is a representative manifestation rather than a reflection of any true form of the Divine (e.g., God as a spirit, manifests in forms we can recognize but the manifested form is for our benefit rather than defining or limiting the Divine in any way).

Does that help?

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I can address general questions specifically about Christian mysticism, and more specific questions about writers and their writings, spiritual formation and direction, and how Christian mysticism "fits" within the Christian view. Further, I can draw connections and illustrate commonalities among Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Zen spiritualities. I am not an expert on and will not answer questions about other forms of mysticism, or the occult. If your question has to do with Christian mysticism, I'll be happy to respond.

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I have an MS in Ministry, and an Masters of Counseling in Marriage and Family Therapy, have provided spiritual direction for more than ten years, am a member of our local spiritual directors group, have an extensive library of Christian writings on spirituality and mysticism, and have provided pastoral care for Christians and non-Christians, also for more than ten years.

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MS, Ministry MC, Marriage and Family Therapy Have read and studied extensively Christian mystics and spiritual formation. My library probably has a couple hundred books on just this topic.

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