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The Essene Gospel of Peace, Book 1

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4.26  ·  Rating details ·  176 ratings  ·  17 reviews
A most interesting and delightful little book is entitled The Essene Gospel Of Peace - Book 1. It was discovered in the Vatican library and appears to be a genuine manuscript written at the time of Christ or shortly thereafter. It was translated into English by Edmond Bordeaux Szekely.

The theme of this book. This book is about the healing miracles and general healing work
Paperback, 64 pages
Published June 1st 1981 by International Biogenic Society (first published January 1st 1971)
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Jan 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Incredible that this book lay hidden in the secret archives of the vatican, when it could have been an inspiration and spiritual tool for so many. Nevertheless, over million readership since then is still something!

The Gospel of Peace is one of the many works recording the teachings of Jesus that have been hidden from humanity because it didn't fit the paradigm of social engineering being designed by those in control.

It is such an amazing book! No sooner do you start exploring this book that yo
Joseph Voelbel
Sep 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is a jewel of insight. In particular it includes The Earths Prayer, an Essene counterpart to The Lords Prayer.

"Our Mother which art upon earth, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, and thy will be done in us, as it is in thee. As thou sendest every day Thy angels, send them to us also. Forgive us our sins, as we atone all our sins against thee. And lead us not into sickness, but deliver us from all evil, for thine is the earth, the body, and the health. Amen."

[Bodhi Tree (Buddhist
Truly thought provoking--on many levels. It caused me to reevaluate my psychological, spiritual and physiological state and practices. It helped me to improve on many levels. It was loaned to me by a friend.
Amanda Thompson
Jan 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is a life changing novel. Barely a pamplet in size, and only about $1 to isa worth it's weight in solid gold. An absolute must read, share with friends, and keep a copy on hand as a reminder, inspiration, hope.
Paula Kowaleski
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
May I introduce myself? I am Paula "Nopal Eagles" Kowaleski! Praxis is day to day habitual religious activities. Eschatology is  magick  and miracles, and  signs and  wonders. For example the beloved prophesied Essene Messiahs. Eschatology is concerned with the nagual realm, also called the spiritual, and also called the afterlife or heaven. It's where you go when you die. Though a solitary witch since 2005, also I am a reverted white muslim. I have been Muslim since 1984. Also I am a lady ordai ...more
Jerome Peterson
May 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
“The Essene Gospel”
By Edmond Bordeaux Szekely

I found this copy on a free cart at the local library. The Essene movement has been subtle but continues on with nook and cranny ways of providing its books on free carts of small town libraries, thrift shops, and flea markets; a perfect venue that the Lord himself would use. It is a fascinating book with such profound effect that I was pretty much ashamed and embarrassed from its convicting content.

Translated from the third century Aramaic manu
Apr 13, 2008 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: people that want to read everything Jesus said and somethings he didn't
As far as apocryphal scripture go, it doesn't get much more entertaining than this. This new age Jesus not only has something to say about the angels of air and water, but also our Earthly Mother. Pretty cool. About half the content is tough to triangulate with Jesus' other teachings, which would indicate that this account is apocryphal for good reason. However, there is some unique insight not given in other scriptural accounts (like instruction to chew food until it becomes liquid).
Dec 26, 2013 rated it did not like it
While this book has some good ideas for living a healthy life, I wish they didn't try to use Jesus as their mascot. The Jesus in this book has a very different and opposing message to the one in the New Testament.
Nawid Adelyar
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An eloquent text written very concisely with some very good quotes such as those mentioned below. I would like to read all four parts of this text since I was impressed by the first part.

“Happy are you that you hunger for the truth, for I will satisfy you with the bread of wisdom. Happy are you, that you knock, for I will open to you the door of life. Happy are you, that you would cast off the power of Satan, for I will lead you into the kingdom of our Mother's angels, where the power of Satan c
Reney A. Lizotte
Amazing Gospel of Jesus

It's incredible to me that I am nearly 60 years old, yet only discovered this Essene gospel last week. The wisdom contained in the word's of Jesus are priceless and I know I will read and re- read them for rest of my life.
Jonathan Kauffman
Sep 15, 2017 rated it liked it
The amazing origins of Essene bread. Plus: God tells Jesus how to give himself an enema!
Dec 11, 2007 added it
Recommends it for: Anyone who wants to learn about the REAL jesus.
This text, dug out of a cave only in the last century, reveals a formely unknown side of Jesus. Jesus the hippy health nut! Jesus teaches the sick Essene people about fasting, sprouting grains, and even how to perform an enema! Jesus forbids eating ANY animals and promotes eating food raw rather than cooked. He speaks not only of "The Father", but of "The Mother"...the earth. He talks about the Mother a lot, actually, preaching a comfortingly less patriarchal world-view. He even speaks AGAINST t ...more
Feb 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: spiritual
I am not sure how I feel about the "lost" books of the bible, not because I doubt their authenticity, but instead because I do not think they need to be considered as something that should have been in the bible and instead should be looked at as alternative mystical perspectives written at the same time. Whether or not Jesus ever said any of these things or help awaken the Essene brotherhood does not matter, instead I feel like one should just view this as a beautiful perspective on how to be m ...more
Junyan Boon
Dec 10, 2009 rated it it was ok
Has one small quote for raw foodists that I like.
Jul 01, 2011 added it
Peace with mother nature.
Jul 08, 2009 is currently reading it
I want to read all four Books. I started reading Book 1 and Book 4. They were both peace.
Jan 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
after reading this i realized i've lived it for the last month here at the tree of life in az
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