Levi H. Dowling
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Levi H. Dowling (May 18, 1844 - August 13, 1911) was an American preacher. He was born in Bellville, Ohio. His father, of Scots and Welsh descent, was a pioneer preacher among the Disciples of Christ. At the age of thirteen, in his first public debate, he took the negative side against a Presbyterian Elder on "The Everlasting Punishment of the Wicked."
Levi began preaching at the age of sixteen; and at the age of eighteen was pastor of a small church. He entered the United States Army at the age of twenty, as a chaplain, and served in this capacity to the end of the Civil War. In 1866-1867, he was a student at Northwestern Christian University at Indianapolis, Indiana.
The next year he began publishing Sunday School literature, issuing Sunday School Lesson Papers, Song Books, and a Children's Sunday School Paper. Dowling preached President Lincoln's funeral service to Union troops in Illinois. He was the author of two spiritual healing books Self-Culture and Biopneuma: The Science of the Great Breath. The Publisher's Introduction to Biopneuma says that Levi taught chemistry, toxicology, physiology, histology, and lectured on the use of electricity in medicine.
Much of his time was devoted to the cause of Prohibition. He was a graduate of two medical colleges, and practiced medicine for a number of years. He finally retired from the medical profession to resume literary work.
Even as a child, he was impressed with the sensitiveness of the finer ethers,[clarification needed] and believed that in some manner they were sensitized plates on which sounds, even thoughts, were recorded. With avidity he entered into the deeper studies of etheric vibration[clarification needed], determined to solve the great mysteries of the heavens for himself. Forty years he spent in study and silent meditation, and allegedly eventually he found himself in that stage of spiritual consciousness that permitted him to enter the domain of these superfine ethers, and become familiar with their mysteries. During the meditation, it was claimed that he was able to repeat events, as many times as necessary, in order to provide us with a perfect transcript. He spent many months transcribing the events he supposedly witnessed – in “The Book of God’s Remembrance” also known as The Akashic Records. His transcription is commonly known as “The Aquarian Gospel.” He allegedly learned that the imaginings of his boyhood days were founded upon veritable facts, and that every thought of every living thing is there recorded. He claimed that as a boy, he also had a vision in which he was told that he was to "build a white city." and this vision was repeated three times with years intervening. The building of the "white city" was The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ.
The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ
Dowling wrote The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ (full title: The Aquarian Age Gospel of Jesus, the Christ of the Piscean Age) in the late 19th century and published it in 1908. He claimed it was the true story of the life of Jesus, including “the ‘lost’ eighteen years silent in the New Testament.” Dowling claimed to have transcribed it from the Akashic Records. He transcribed the book in the early morning hours from two to six - the absolutely "quiet hours".
The Aquarian Age denotes the human race as standing on the cusp of the Piscean-Aquarian Ages. Aquarius is an air sign and the New Age is already noted for remarkable inventions for the use of air, electricity, magnetism, etc. Men navigate the air as fish do the sea, and send their thoughts spinning around the world with the speed of lightning. The word Aquarius is derived from the Latin word aqua, meaning water. Aquarius is, however, the water bearer, and the symbol of the sign, which is the, eleventh sign of the Zodiac, is a man carrying in his right hand a pitcher of water. 
The Aquarian Christine Church Universal, Inc. (ACCU) is a denomination founded on the teachings found in The Aquarian Gospel and other writings by Levi H. Dowling. These include Self-culture and Biopneuma: The Science of the Holy Breath. The church also incorporates other New Age teachings. It is similar to the "I AM Movement" and the Ascended Master Teachings.
Through exhaustive archival research, ACCU founder, Rev. Dr. J. L. Watson discovered that in a letter to Levi Dowling's brother-in-law, Isaac Newton Demmon (1842-1920), he relates his being appointed divisional chaplain and topographical engineer serving on Gen. Egan's staff in the 3rd Provisional Division and him giving a eulogy to Union troops in Illinois at a memorial service in honor of President Abraham Lincoln. No prior biographer of Levi Dowling had ever mentioned this fact.http://bentley.umich.edu/research/guides/civilwar/civilwar_search.php?nameid=292 In a biographical sketch included in the original publication of "Self-culture," Levi is said to have taught and lectured medical students in the use of electricity in medicine, and thus had an early influence on modern medicine. The Aquarian Christine Church considers Dowling an Ascended Master.
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- The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ
- Akashic records
- Edgar Cayce
- Esoteric cosmology
- Plane (cosmology)
- Morphogenetic field (Rupert Sheldrake)
- Who was Levi? The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ, Publishers
- Introduction: The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ By Eva S. Dowling, Ph.D., Scribe to the Messenger.
- "Self-culture" by Levi H. Dowling
- Rev. Dr. Jacob L. Watson, Initiations of the Aquarian Masters: The Theosophy of the Aquarian Gospel, Outskirts Press
Rev. Dr. Jaccob L. Watson, III, D.D.,(2009), Initiations of the Aquarian Masters: The Theosophy of the Aquarian Gospel, Outskirts Press ISBN 978-1-4327-4598-1