The sitcom celebrity of How I Met Your Mother had an entheogenic "First Vision" experience of "Christ," and lives to tell about it.
Paul talks about "Christ" as the One, and persons as the parts that make up that One.
We seem to often think that Jesus always knew perfectly that he was One in God, and that this realization never wavered his entire life. But did it?
Can we have one without the other? Possibly not. These may be polar opposites which only find expression when both are possible.
Christ consciousness is a term that is often seen as New Age woo-woo, but it has deep and genuine mystical roots, and I think it is the future of Christianity.
We often have a literal conception of Jesus' return, but the spiritual-mystical realization infinitely outshines it.
I suggest that Joseph realized Christ in himself in his First Vision, and I think this can be seen in many details in his accounts.
Jesus became a symbol of the "Lamb of God," the flip side of the "scapegoat" of the egoic enemy.
Is it seeing a man with brown hair, a beard, and a white robe? Or is there much more to the "Christ" than this?
I suggest that the mythology of messianism points to qualities of the mystical experience and the awakening of the true Self identity in nondual consciousness.