Thursday, April 6, 2017

"From Enoch to the Dead Sea Scrolls: The teaching of the Essenes" by Edmond Bordeaux Szekely


The present work is concerned with the meaning of the Essene traditions in relation to their values for mankind today and the actual practices which result in an expansion of consciousness. These values may be considered from four standpoints. 1.) The Essene traditions represent a synthesis of the great contributions to humanity of the different cultures of antiquity. 2.) They represent for us a path leading away from the one-sided utilitarian technology of contemporary civilization, a valid and practical teaching utilizing all the sources of energy, harmony and knowledge everywhere surrounding us. 3.) They give us permanent standards in an age where truth seems to dissolve in a continual shifting of concepts. 4.) This resulting neurosis and insecurity is given a complete balance and harmony through the Essene teachings.