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Essene Odyssey

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A carefully documented book which traces the Essene influence from the time of Jesus through to the Templars, Freemasons, Buddhism and Islam.
Paperback, 180 pages
Published July 15th 1993 by Element Books (first published 1984)
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Julian Hadlow
Jul 11, 2014 Julian Hadlow rated it really liked it
An excellent introduction to the ideas of the Essenes.

In particular, Schonfield discusses the idea of "The True Teacher", who in his estimation existed in the second century B.C. The prototype of the True Teacher is the "Sky Man" who is basically an archetype of mankind, similar to Adam Kadmon.

He is also of the opinion that the Messianic view of The True Teacher was shared between a number of others, including John the Baptist, and Jesus Christ.

He pursues the line that this archetype has come
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