of light in the Philippines
Crosses of Light with miraculous powers of healing are appearing in many
different parts of the world. People take the crosses as a sign of divine
promise; many believe they signify the return of the Christ.
the moment he first saw a cross of light on display in Manila, the Philippines,
Dr Ching, a medical practitioner specializing in acupuncture and also
a student of a school of esoteric studies, the Divine Wisdom Lodge, has
cherished the hope that perhaps one day he, too, would be granted such
The phenomenon of the appearance of crosses of light in window panes is
not limited to any one particular place nor is it an entirely new occurrence.
Crosses first appeared in 1988 in El Monte, California, and in increasing
numbers since then, scores of crosses of light have been discovered in
Seattle, Western Canada, Washington DC and now in the Philippines.
Brilliant even-armed cross
The crosses all seem to conform to a particular pattern: a brilliant even-armed
cross within a diamond shape. They appear in frosted glass and give the
impression of floating suspended in mid-air, between the glass and the
light source. The first such cross in the Philippines, appearing in a
small piece of glass, was given to the Divine Wisdom Lodge by Michiko
Ishikawa, who brought it with her from the USA.
Ms Ishikawa is a volunteer who works in both the US and Japan to help
make known the reappearance of Maitreya. It was in March this year, when
this particular cross was on display in Manila, that Dr Ching first saw
it. Inspired and moved by the crosses of light, and knowing of the healing
and miraculous powers attributed to them, Dr Ching freely admits that
he often went cross hunting.
He and his fellow students kept a look-out for crosses and always checked
their own windows. At the clinic where he works, Dr Ching began sensing
a different kind of energy which, he believed, explained the sudden,
unusually fast rate of recovery of their patients. What normally
took an average of 20 treatments before would just take about five to
10 treatments now, he said.
I know it was not any effect I was having; I have been practising medicine
for 16 years and I have never seen such results so quickly. This holds
true now for all our patients and it happens all the time, explained
Dr Ching. However, despite this unusual development there was still no
sign of any cross.
Then, while one of Dr Chings associates, Nieves Taguinog, was locking
up at the clinic one night, she noticed a cross on one of the windows.
To make absolutely sure Ms Taguinog waited until the next night to see
the cross again before telling Dr Ching. The cross seemed to be the same
image as had appeared in other window panes, in California, for instance.
All the windows in the clinic were then checked and to their surprise
almost all windows held the image of the cross. The other windows where
no crosses had appeared showed the usual reflection of a squarish pattern.
More crosses were discovered in neighbouring houses.
Meanwhile, more apparent miracles and mysterious events unfold around
the first cross of light in the Philippines that given as a gift
to the Divine Wisdom Lodge by Ms Ishikawa. During Holy Week, the piece
of glass with its radiant cross was put on display for the public in the
home of Juanito Crisostomo, a teacher and leading figure of the Divine
Many photographs were taken of the cross, all more or less from the same
angle. However, one of the photographs is quite different from all the
rest. Amazingly, a hand held up as if in the act of blessing can be seen
shining through the cross. In a telephone interview with Newsday, Benjamin
Creme (on a lecture tour of Japan at the time) said that his Master had
confirmed that the hand in the photograph is that of the Christ, blessing
the world through the cross, blessing the Philippines through that cross.
He also said that people would be healed and that there would be many
spiritual experiences through the cross. Mr Creme went on to say that
soon crosses of light would be manifested in such numbers throughout the
world that they would draw great attention. People would begin to realize
that the crosses represent something of great and unusual significance.
Many would take the crosses as a sign of the Christs presence or
of His return. Hundreds of people are already experiencing the spiritual
energies radiating out from the crosses which are all made to appear by
(Source: Newsday, 26 September 1991, Manila)
from: Share International November 1991
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