Lighten Your Life - Winter 1999
by Marilyn Redmond
It is in thine own heart. For, thy body is indeed the temple of the living God. There He-as all knowledge, all undertakings, all wisdom, all understanding-may commune with thee-by attuning turning thy thought, thy purpose, thy desire to be at an at-onement with Him. 2533-4
Mystic Truths from the Essenes
I've been here before. It feels familiar. I see people in long robes carrying candles, in a procession. This ritual of walking in these passageways is part of the initiates' ceremony: I'm one of them. My past life as Peter, a scribe and friend of Jesus and Mary, first surfaced during meditation in my weekly study group. I knew from a reading we were in the Essenes together. Experiences surfaced while progressing toward the King's Chamber of the Great Pyramid in Cairo.
Mystic truths are the basis of Edgar Cayce's readings. A mystic order held these truths through antiquity. Their name, composed From the Egyptian word "kashai", meant secret.
This esoteric following preceded the Fourth Pharaoh in Egypt, Amenhotep, who founded the first monotheistic religion. Also, he encouraged and supported the existence of an obscure brotherhood to teach the mystic truths of life.
The slogan of the Essenes was THROUGH PURITY TO DIVINE GLORY. Their aim was the redemption of the people, and their belief was that freedom came through mystical power. The procedure of the Essenes included the purification of the body to make it a fit Temple of the Living God, becoming the means of bringing the promised Messiah into the world.
Originally called the Great White Brotherhood, they were known by many names. In the Bible they were Nazarites or School of the Prophets in the book of Kings. They also went by other names like Hasidees and Cabbalah.
The brotherhood moved several times when materialism in Egypt replaced things of the spirit. Many years later Melchizedek bestowed the mystic rites of the order upon Abraham, and the group became known as the "Essenes". There were eight different stages of development possible of attainment.
In the first stage bodily purity was attained; in the second, celibacy or imposed abstinence from connubial intercourse; in the third, inward spiritual purity; in the fourth, all anger and malice had to be banished and a meek, lowly spirit cultivated; in the fifth was the culminating point of holiness; in the sixth, the Essene became the temple of the Great Spirit and could prophesy; in the seventh, he was able to perform miraculous cures and raise the dead: and, finally, in the eight stage, he attained the position of Elijah, the forerunner of the Messiah. Probably no religious system has ever produced such a community of saints so eager for purity and spiritual attainments.
The Essenes first proclaimed the kingdom of heaven. They believe in reincarnation, the resurrection and the communication with angels. They were absolute! pure, truthful, honest, upright, virtuous, chaste, and charitable in their continual purification of the soul. Their power was only know to the initiated. The white robes of the Essenes symbolized inward purity, freedom from the distracting, degrading influence of matter and a result of higher fellowship with the Divine.
The Essenes were the first mystic sect exemplifying "He that loseth his life for My sake shall find it, but he that saveth his life shall lose it" Their example of sanctity is the essence of the coming millennium.
Seeking Him first is the whole duty of an entity. 2549-1
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