"The first coming is the receiving of Truth into the conscious mind, and the Second Coming is the awakening and the regeneration of the subconscious through the superconscious or Christ Mind" (The Twelve Powers of Man 15).
"In the early stages of regeneration there are times when the developing soul has exhausted its resources and the outer world no longer satisfies. When it reaches this point man has to turn within and appropriate from the higher principles that which they have to give" (Mysteries of Genesis 357).
The stage of mystical consciousness development can be correlated to the spiritual reference of the "second coming." It is symbolic of the merging of mortal mind into Christ mind. The world of effects no longer satisfies or holds interest for the disciple. The heart and soul yearns for awareness of God and turns within to experience this Presence through the appropriation of the higher principles of truth.
"When I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also." (John 14:3)