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The Essenes, “Children of the Light,” Part 3:The Teacher

The Teacher’s Message

If you can forgive completely, the past disappears for you. If you forgive completely, you don ‘t need to worry about the future either; you can function as fully aware beings, fully conscious beings, working and moving in the moment and focusing the energies of the Divine Presence. (Excerpted from The Essenes – Children of the Light.)

Tony's picture 2 from PeggyI have been writing about the Essenes  and how they provided “The Teacher” with a core circle of trusted friends, as well as a vibrational hedge for his ministry. His twelve apostles and disciples were not all a part of that core. Only a few, such as his brother James, John the Beloved, his mother Mary,  Mary Magdalene, and Joseph of Arimathea.  Those who comprised his core and hedge lived in the Essene communities near the banks of the Dead Sea. Their purpose centered in living out of love, compassion and understanding. Their mission was about spreading The Teacher’s message of love among the people of the extended Jewish community. Few, however, had ears to hear and eyes to see. 

On Time and Timelessness 

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The Essenes BkIn this book, pictured here, we are given a portrayal of  the Master Jesus and the essence of his message through a man named Daniel who lived in the Qumran Community at the time of the Teacher’s ministry. During a past life regression interview with Daniel through Stuart conducted by Joanna, here is what Daniel had to say about the Teacher’s personal atmosphere. Joanna had asked him about grace. 

Daniel: Grace is a gift of love and healing from the higheslevel. God going the extra mile to meet us upon throad of life. We considered that we were living in time of Grace, and we felt that this Grace centerearound Jesus. He was the bringer of our Gracbecause many cosmic energies focused around himand made possible breakthroughs in consciousnessand a transformation in the lives of those who caminto his presence.

Some ones, who had sight upon very high levels, tolme that when they looked at Jesus they did not see onlhis aura, they saw this vast vortex of cosmic energwhirling around him. They said it was like the layerof an onion, an infinite number of transparent layers of energy moving out and out into the universe. So that he was the center of all things, the center not only of oudrama but the whole drama of the planet. He was thcenter of all things, and forces were gathered around him that made many things possible. Others who werattuned to the higher reaches of the angelic realm said that around Jesus they sensed the presence of very high angels.

He was the bringer of Grace who else could be a focus for all these energies? And because all thesenergies were focused together, we could move through our experience faster. It quickened everything. You could not be anywhere near him and not move more quickly along your path.

Joanna: Tell me more about this vortex of energy surrounding Jesus.

Daniel: We were aware that a whole vortex of cosmic energy revolved around Jesus and that anyone who encountered him stepped into that vortex. That was  really the miracle for us. Not that he did this or that remarkable healing, but that his whole being was a focus of cosmic energy, and thus he could bring profound changes into the lives of all those he met who could accept these energies.

As his work flowered he became more a timeless being, talking about timeless things which would be relevant in any age. Time did not touch him, he escaped from time and that was part of his work and part of his gift. But we knew that in the end time might dilute and distort the message he came to bring. Once the Teacher is no longer physically present, the Teaching may become changed and weakened. What needs to go forward is the essential message that Jesus was trying to convey: unconditional love working through the heart, and the surrendering of the will to the Divine Presence within.

The more one surrenders one’s will to the Divine Presence, the more one merges with that Presence which is within every human being, the more the path opens and the way becomes clear and straight. Then one can go forward and rise in consciousness and ascend into new frequencies of being. All of this was what Jesus was trying to teach his disciples and the groups around him. He was trying to teach this but
many did not want to hear this message, and would much rather have rigid structures. The inner truth is of the Spirit and lives, and anything which is of the letter has its day, flowers and is gone.

Remember always that Jesus lived in a difficult and troubled time. Many people were frightened, and in their fear they clung to the comforting thought of a strong Father who would protect them. They preferred a strong external perception of Deity, a strong Father rather than the Divine Presence within. They saw the within as weak, and the external forces as strong and threatening. Jesus came to show them how strong the Divine Presence could be. How it could burn like a great Light within him and illumine the lives of althose around him, but many in their fear were not able to see this.

He was offering them a chance to step out of the child state and become fully adult in the spiritual sense, but this step was too much for them. They wished to be the powerless children of a loving Father for a little while longer. You know, he never blamed them for that. He used to say that we should have faith in the ability of every human being to awaken at exactly the right time, like a flower which opens in its due season. If we choose to awaken and become spiritually adult we can become creators with God, but many were not ready for that. They wished to slumber a little longer, to bthe passive children of creation, walking hand in hand with the Father but unwilling to share in Divinknowledge and Divine power.

Joanna: And the vortex of energy around Jesus helped people to awaken at the right time?

Daniel: Yes. Because of all the vortex of power around Jesus he was able to pull people out of an obsession with the past and into the moment. When they were in his presence, the past disappeared. They realized that nothing was important but the moment, and that they were free to act within that moment.

This was one of the gifts Jesus brought for many ones, the ability to focus and act in the present in a way they had never experienced before he came. If you can forgive completely the past disappears for you. If you forgive completely you don ‘t need to worry about the future either, you can function as fully aware beings, fully conscious beings, working and moving in the moment and focusing the energies of the Divine Presence.

Nothing else is important; nothing else will exist for you. That is why Jesus excited so many people. They could feel themselves being pulled out of time and into timelessness, out of the past into the everlasting present which is the only place in which you have power. The past and the future, if you are entangled with guilt or with worries and anxieties, rob you of your power. Only the present gives you power, and forgiveness is the key to ensuring you stay within that focus, expanding your awareness and living fully within the moment. This is living as God intended. This is joy. This is freedom and this is what Jesus taught. This is the most wonderful gift which he gave to us.

We feel that this section was one of Daniel’s greatest gifts, too. It made us see the work of Jesus in a totally new light, and we realized that it is as much needed today as when he taught this wisdom two thousand years ago. Somehow in these words of Daniel all the dead weight of centuries of dogma and doctrine fell away, and the message – and the gift – of Jesus shone through.

I know because I was there. With this post I conclude this series on The Essenes, Children of the Light. Until we meet here again in a month, 

Be love. Be Loved.

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The Essenes, “Children of the Light,” Part 1

 

Tony's picture 2 from PeggyI recently read a most intriguing and wonderfully written book by authors Stuart Wilson and Joanna Prentis, “The Essenes — Children of the Light.”  Stuart Wilson is a writer and Joanna Prentis is a qualified hypnotherapist and past life therapist. The book is the result of their collaboration in the field of past life regression.  Joanna conducted the sessions, held at the Starlight Centre in England, while Stuart transcribed the taped sessions and edited the material into book form. 

Because of the importance and historical significance of the Essene story, I want to give as comprehensive a review of the book as possible, which will take a couple or three posts. I think you will be as enlightened at the end of the series as I was after reading the book. 

It’s who they regressed that made the book intriguing — or rather who the regressed subjects were in a past life.  Stuart, the co-author of the book, was the main life-regression subject, and Daniel Benezra was his name in this particular past life. The second subject was a woman the authors simply called “Rowena,” whose past life was lived as Joseph of Arimathea during the same time period as Daniel. Then there are a couple of other individuals who were regressed and interviewed. But Daniel and Joseph are the main two who offer candid insight into the life of the Essenes. 

The interviews are most interesting and revealing, mostly of what was taking place as much as 150 years before the coming of the “Teacher of Righteousness,” the Messiah, in preparation for this historic and ritualistic event. It seems that the primary purpose of the Essene communities was to establish an energetic field of unconditional love that would provide vibrational support for Jesus’s mission and open at least one collective portal in human consciousness to receive the Teacher’s message, which I will come to is a future post of this series. 

THE KALOO AND THE ESSENES

Stuart’s and Rowena’s past lives were lived at the time of Jesus and in the Essene Qumran community on the northeast banks of the Dead Sea. The Essenes were a rather secretive people whose main endeavor was to preserve the “Essene Way” and the secrets and knowledge handed down to them by the “Kaloo,” a very ancient race that was then going extinct. Also called the “Ancient Ones and the Wise Ones,” the Kaloo’s origin appears to have been the ancient and lost land of Atlantis, which sank beneath the ocean waters. The Essenes called it the “Old Land in the West.” Knowing their land was sinking, the Kaloo migrated to Egypt first and then spread out northward toward the Mediterranean Sea.  They were known as the “wanders” and carried with them many secrets, much knowledge of ancient technology from their ancient world, along with wonderful machines.  They didn’t have mechanical skills to operate and repair these machines, something the Essenes had plenty of and provided. 

Daniel says that the Essenes descended from this dying race and that the Kaloo were the originators of the Essene communities, entrusting them with the preservation of this great knowledge and technology. It was more likely that they were their “spiritual successors, their inheritors,” he says.  Stuart had also lived a past life around 100 BCE, at a time when the Essene communities were first being formed and populated by the “Children of the Light.” Even then, there was much anticipation of and preparation for the coming of the “Teacher of Righteousness.”

ATLANTIS TECHNOLOGY 

Part of this knowledge had to do with an early form of electricity. They brought these “jars” with them, which one can find images of in Egyptian hieroglyphic wall etchings. Is is believed that these “jars” were some kind of luminous devices (lights).  The Kaloo were concerned that this knowledge of ancient technology did not fall into the hands of the powers that were ruling the world at that time, technology that would have made them even more powerful. Apparently they found the Egyptians trustworthy. They did not wish to be sought after, therefore they kept on the move wandering from place to place, so it was important that the Essenes spread the idea that the Kaloo were an ancient race that had long vanished from the face of the earth. They settled the Essene communities in remote and less-traveled areas along the Dead Sea so as not to attract attention. They were very secretive.  

ITS TIME HAD COME 

It is this knowledge that the Essenes were now interested in releasing out of secrecy and given to the world through Daniel and Joseph. Its time had simply come. Besides, it was safe now to reveal this knowledge. The communities were now disbanded, having completed their primary mission with the Teacher, and the community members had dispersed into the larger world where they were no long able to be found and persecuted and killed by the Romans and those who had put Jesus to death. These powers felt threatened by their very presence and their secretive manners, as well as their association as followers of Jesus. Besides, the interviewers were obviously from the future in these past life regression sessions.  It was safe to let the truth and knowledge be known. 

A very interesting and revealing perspective surfaced during the sessions that depicted the apostles and disciples of Jesus as part of his outer rather than inner circle. Except for Joseph of Arimathea and Mary Magdalene and Jesus’s immediate family. The inner circle around Jesus was within the members of the Qumran Essene community, which was the central hub around which the other communities oriented.  

THE ESSENE COMMUNITIES 

There were nine Essene communities in all situated along the western shores of the Mediterranean Sea: in the present State of Israel, at Alexandria in Egypt, and in Syria. The southern groups were nearer the Dead Sea and the northern groups were up near the Sea of Galilee. Mount Carmel in the north was closer to the Mediterranean coast. Qumran was the largest of the nine communities housing as many as two-hundred residents at times.

Philo of Alexandria wrote about the Essenes in 20 CE:

“Their lifelong purity, their avoiding of oaths or falsehood, their recognition of a good providence alone showed their love of God. Their love of virtue revealed itself in their indifference to money, worldly position and pleasure. Their love of man in their kindliness, their equality, their fellowship, passing all words.”

Daniel’s primary role in the Essene community was as a teacher and historian. He also traveled around collecting ancient manuscripts and scrolls for the library at Qumran.   Joseph was a wealthy merchant who dealt in tin and other metals used throughout the then-known world. They were friends since early childhood and grew up together.

PREPARATION FOR THE COMING OF “THE TEACHER”

Excerpt from a session with Daniel:

Daniel: When Qumran was set up, the Kaloo began to found other communities amongst those open to the inner truth. Those who were open in their minds and hearts. One by one the communities were established. Not all of them flourished, and some had a most difficult time. Much work was done upon the energies of the Earth in preparation for the time when a great Teacher would come. The Teacher would need much support through a well-founded energy system. The Kaloo did all this and much more: they helped us, advised us, and visited the communities from time to time.

So the communities were set up, but because we were so secretive and kept ourselves to ourselves we began to arouse suspicion and hostility, especially among the Pharisees and Sadducees. These ones heard reports of our knowledge and feared that this might outstrip theirs, and be deeper and more profound than any knowledge they had. They feared that we might displace them from the position of power they held and they became intent upon acquiring our knowledge. That knowledge at any rate would remain safe. We guarded it carefully so that they would not get their unworthy hands upon it.

BRIDGE TO OUR PAST

Our history has roots in ancient civilizations and teachings. The way we think, our sciences, our music and art, our healing arts, our mathematics and physics, our religions and belief systems. These are all rooted in ancient civilizations and knowledge.  When I was in seminary studying for the Roman Catholic Priesthood, we were literally brainwashed to see much of our religious history as something to be shunned and condemned. It was literally washed out of our brains and discarded — not that it was ever in our brains.  We didn’t even study the Bible in seminary, which I thought very peculiar. Christianity, particularly the Catholic version of Christianity, has been put forward as THE form of religion the whole world should embrace, to the point of launching a war against those who would not embrace it. We’re still waging religious wars, if not in the battle field then in our political arenas where the religious conservative right wing battles the secular liberal left wing for control of the nation’s political system and policies that govern people’s lives.  As we know, of course, it’s not about religion or politics. It’s about power and control. What has become of us?

Over the last couple of decades I have been revisiting these ancient teachings and learning about them. And I have to tell you that I am enjoying what I am reading in various books.  What I am seeing in this book is that the Essenes and the Kaloo actually provided a bridge to out past which I think merits focused consideration.  I offer you an opportunity to do just that in this blog series on “The Essenes, Children of the Light.”  Like me, you may even find a resonant spot in your soul’s memory that says you were there . . . and that you are back to help finish the mission we incarnated for over two-thousand years ago. 

Until my next post, 

Be love. Be loved.

Anthony

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