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The Essenes

Discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947 in a series of caves near the Dead Sea brought to new light the wisdom-teachings of the Essene communities that existed in the deserts of the Middle East well over 2000 years ago.

These spiritual communities were dedicated to preserving the ancient teachings and to preparing the way for the new age of Pisces, when Christ-energy would flood the world. They lived in simple harmony with all of nature, following the spiritual wisdom of their inner voices, which the Buddhists call "living one's dharma." Their spiritual practices allowed them to absorb and channel the vibrations and healing powers of the plants, the sun, and the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water for their own nourishment and for the healing of the earth itself. We have much to learn from these simple folk.

The Essene teachings tell us that John the Baptist was an Essene master, and that he and other Essene teachers trained the initiate Jesus in the ancient wisdom during that 20-year period of his life about which the Bible is silent. (More information on the Essenes is given at the end of this journal.)

The Essene Book of Days

In this personal journal are presented many of the teachings of the Essenes which relate to our re-attunement to the natural cycles and rhythms of the earth and the cosmos. The teachings are given as daily readings which change according to the day of the week and the point on the seasonal wheel. Each reading/meditation involves a surrender of personality and an uplifting of personal vibration to align with the universal vibration. We find, as we proceed through the year, a heightened sense of identification with our higher Self and with the Plan of Light.

The evening Blessings attune us to the spiritual forces which will slowly guide our evolution toward higher consciousness for ourselves and for our planet.

In addition to Essene teachings, this journal utilizes ancient Celtic wisdom relating to the pastoral and cosmic energies of the seasonal wheel for the northern hemisphere. These Celtic teachings are totally in harmony with the Essene teachings and serve as yet another illustration for the Oneness of the Spirit.

In accordance with ancient tradition, the solar year is divided into eight sub-seasons as shown on the Wheel of the Seasons. There are seven meditations for each sub-season, one for each day of the week. The repetition of these meditations allows the energies of that seasonal segment to become an integral part of your daily life.

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