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The Essenes, “Children of the Light,” part 2: Group Souls


My Chorale PicI love books that arouse in me that gut-wrenching deja vu that shouts  “I know, I was there!” Stuart Wilson & Joanna Prentis’s book The Essenes – Children of the Light is such a book.

Have you ever had a deep core feeling that you are part of a group Soul that’s been on Earth before, probably in several incarnations? I have. I’m having that gut feeling  again as I read about the Essenes, especially about how they healed with sound and practiced attunement on a daily basis. I have the feeling when singing with or listening to a choral group, like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. To me all musicians are angels of sound, of which there are legions, most of whom dwell in the Realms of Light singing praises to the Creator of the Universe. Others comprise groupings that incarnate together to bring the music of heaven to earth to facilitate specific outworkings in human affairs and world events . . . and perhaps to make life in this “vale of tears” a bit more enjoyable. 

This is the case with the Essenes, who lived in intentional communities along the shores of the Dead Sea prior to and during the life of Jesus, whom they called “The Teacher.”   They are a group Soul that has incarnated on many occasions to prepare the way for the incarnation and mission of great ones, like the Buddha, Krishna, and Jesus, all three of which are believed to be the incarnations of the same great Being, the Lord of Love.  They are back — or perhaps I can say “we are back” — and have been for the duration of the last century, at lease since the early 1900’s. Our purpose is to bring the New Heaven into the world to provide a living foundation based on the truth of love and of life upon which the New Earth is to be created and is being created even now. 

Is Jesus Returning?

Does this mean that the Lord of Love is about to return? I don’t know. What I do know is that we have been visited by great ones in our time. I personally know of two such ones who have come and gone after bringing the same message of love that “The Teacher” brought two-thousand years ago, and more. They were my spiritual teachers and guides, and they had their group Soul around them to assist in their missions. And there are others, such as the Dalai Lama, who has his “followers,” or group Soul, around him. David Wilcock is now known in some circles to be the reincarnation of Edgar Casey, and he has his group Soul with him again in this lifetime.  He even looks like Edgar Casey, as do some of his close circle of friends look like those who where part of Edgar Casey’s entourage. His books are compelling reading.  

So, what are these great ones with their group Souls heralding if not the coming of someone or something great into the world at this time?  I’ve written in a previous post about the Archangel taking back his Body for the purpose of returning to His Father’s world to reclaim its kingdoms and make them once again the “Kingdoms of our LORD, and of his Christ,” as St. John wrote about and foretold in his Book of Revelation (11:15).  I’m not preaching here. Just citing historical evidence that something BIG is afoot.  And the Essenes are back to assist in giving it birth and full revelation in our day.  This is exciting! This is unprecedented. This IS the Day which the Lord has made, and we can rejoice and be glad in it. Now I’m preaching. But why not? Are we going to just sit around the TV and mope and whine about the dire state of our world, especially in the Middle East and with our run-away economy? Little good it does toward changing anything.  Only makes matters worse. We can change ourselves, however, and how we see what’s going down in our time.

What is Poverty, Really?

I awoke this morning at 4:30 with this thought pressing to be entertained — and I’m sure it arises out of all the fuss and bother we’ve been making over the top 1% who own 90% of the wealth (money) and the bottom 10% who live in various degrees of what is called “poverty.”  I may have my percentages wrong, but you get the idea.  The thought that came rushing into my awakening mind was this. What is poverty? Who has decided that a person’s collection of money and goods is the measure of his economic state, be it an individual or a nation of people?  The Federal Poverty Line in this country is around $23,000 in yearly income.  That’s what an average family needs to sustain itself in America.  Of course, it depends on where you live. If you live in California, for instance, you need two or three times that amount in yearly income just to stay afloat.  

But poverty is a state of mind. My yearly income is around $24,000 with my Social Security check and what little I earn as a semi-retired healthcare practitioner.  Yet, I don’t consider myself as being poor or living in poverty. Between our combined SS checks, my wife and I do alright. We eat well and probably more than we need to sustain life. We have a roof over our heads and a cat and birds to feed and keep us company. We even have a garden in our back yard and maintain two automobiles. Sure, we would like to have more money to travel and spend time with our children and grandchildren, all of whom live on the West Coast, where we can’t afford to live — or rather choose not to afford.  But we don’t consider ourselves to be living in poverty.  It’s definitely a state of mind, created by those who use money and possessions as a measure of a person’s “net worth.”  

So, why are we so bothered, or at least entertained, by the fact that 1% of the population owns 90% of the wealth in this country?  Or is that a global phenomenon? Is it the media that keeps shaping our perception of reality?  Or is it rather my own narrow-minded perception of who I am and what I am; my occasional forgetfulness of the abundance that surrounds me in the natural world, and even in the man-made world. We see new buildings and houses going up all around us.  So, there’s obviously no lack of money in the world.  It’s all a mater of perception.  And who in their sane mind wants the headache and stress that comes with worldly wealth. I buy lottery tickets and sometimes, when the pot is in the hundreds of millions, I get a little worrisome fear that I might win! 

The Simple Life for Me

I’m going to close this post with a couple of excerpts from “The Essenes – Children of the Light.” They didn’t care much about material possessions and yet they apparently lived very rich, full and meaningful lives. They also had a spiritual basis and purpose for their lives.  

The working day of the Essenes gave a balanced discipline of practical work, creative craft and art, exercise of the body, a period of study of great masterworks, a time of teaching and learning and of recreation. And through it all is the sense of working closely with the nature spirits and the angelic worlds, with all activity dedicated to the glory of God, and with joy in the heart. (Sir George Trevelyan, Summons to a High Crusade)

They lived literally in heaven on earth, and they made it so. The simple life is not a life of poverty nor of lack of what one needs to live a meaningful and creative life here on Earth. It’s rather a life lived in balance with nature and with one’s particular environment and circumstance.  A life lived with respect for the natural resources of the planet, such as water, which is rapidly becoming a precious commodity due to its scarcity in some places, like the West Coast.  Here’s what Daniel had to say about that in the interview in the book: 

The Kaloo [ancient ones from Atlantis] told us much concerning the use of water, and over time we became expert in this area. Our buildings were fashioned so that the walls were continuous, one flowing into the other. Using common walls and adjoining roofs enabled us to channel the rainwater down into great storage tanks. Where there was a nearby wadi  [a rocky watercourse which is dry except during rainy season] the waters from this were also directed down into the tanks.  So we preserve every drop of water, and this enables us to survive in arid areas that are considered too poor for any other people to farm and settle. Water is one of the most vital things, and we respect it and preserve all the water which comes from the heavens. There is a special quality about rain which has fallen through pure air in a good place. These are the essentials of life: pure air and water. Without these how can we be at ease within our bodies?

“Ease within our bodies.” Isn’t that really enough? Do we actually need more? More stuff? More luxury? More energy? To do what? Destroy our natural habitat and that of the animal kingdom? Unfortunately, we don’t have pure air nor pure rain water in most areas where human beings conglomerate in communities. But we do have filtering systems.

The point, of course, is that we can alter our perception and our perspective about so called “poverty” and  “wealth.” And we can do better than we have been doing in managing our economy and stewarding the natural resources of the Earth.

As I lay there this morning with my head comfortably on my pillow thinking on these things, I called my mind away from entertaining depressing and stressful thoughts and toward an awareness of the richness and abundance present with me in the present moment, the eternal Now.  It felt good and I felt secure in my Father’s world where peace eternally abides and love yet rules the day.  His love for His world and for us, for each and every human being on the face of the earth, is what keeps us from total annihilation.  The Father provides all that I need, has done so all of my life, and I have no reason to believe He will do less in what days I have left here.  God loves us more than we can ever imagine.  If it were not so, we would truly be living in abject poverty.  A timely thought in the wake of Fathers Day.

Until my next post in this series, 

Be love. Be loved.

Anthony 

P.S. Speaking of the scarcity of water, here’s a link to a revolutionary idea that’s taking hold in Africa. Just the music is worth the two minutes of watching. https://dana.io/roll-a-hippo

Read my HealthLight Newsletter online at LiftingTones.com. The current theme of consideration is “Depression: Its Causes and Cures.”

Bill Moyers posted an up-to-date article on poverty in America at http://billmoyers.com/2014/06/28/generational-poverty-is-the-exception-not-the-rule. Just click on “poverty in America.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

Read my Health Light Newsletter online at LiftingTones.com. The current consideration is on the subject of “Depression — It’s Causes and Cures.”

 

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