GOSPEL OF THE HOLY 12: Essene Bible:
aka Gospel Of The Perfect Life
This rare Essene Bible was found in an urn in Tibet in a Buddhist monastery where it had been laying for 1800 years until it was recently rediscovered and translated from the ancient Aramaic (the language Jesus spoke) into English. Of the 4 translators, one of them was the famed Emmanuel Swedenborg (died 1772), the Swedish mystic and seer.
My particular interest in this manuscript is for 5 reasons:
1: I first discovered this book at the Adyar bookshop, Sydney, around the time of 1977 when I was 20 years of age and it was protruding from a top shelf. As I jumped to push the book back in place, I suddenly decided to grab it. I normally would not be standing in front of Christian material. This book changed my life.
2: As I flipped through the pages, this book had many images of Magic Squares of 3×3, 7×7 and 11×11 and sacred symbols like Pythagoras’ Triangle, Egyptian Ankhs, Star of Davids, Alpha and Omega symbols, Ground Plan of the Christian Church, Labyrinth etc.
3: The Lord’s Prayer, in Lection XIX, in the chapter: “Iesus Teaches Concerning Prayer” was the first book I had encountered that honored both the Father and the Mother, Abba-Amma: It begins:
“OUR FATHER-MOTHER Who Art Above And Within: Hallowed Be Thy Sacred Name In Twofold Trinity . In Wisdom, Love and Equity Thy Kingdom Come To All…”. I believe that the words “In Twofold Trinity” is a clear reference to the Phi Ratio which examines a Trinity of 3 parts into a specific twofold partitioning of 2 parts, one is the larger segment and the other is the smaller segment).
4: There is the most beautiful story about a man born blind from birth who Jesus heals. It is called: “The Examination of Him Who Was Born Blind” (Lection LIV).
This man becomes devoted to Iesus’ teachings and asks many questions. It continues to describe the Divine Kingdom in terms of the Magic Square of 7×7 and is referred to as THE PARABLE OF THE SEVEN PALMS. From this material I have been inspired to create what I call THE THEATRE OF THE HOLY NUMBERS which is a creative re-enactment of this biblical scene.
The Magic Square of 11×11, like the 7×7 is important to the Essenes as the central crosses in both also add up to the Magic Sum or Constant of the Rows and Columns. In the Brief Commentary, the Magic Square of Eleven Perfected
is subtitled: “Ecclesiae Militantis Sigilum” which means the Magic Square of 11×11 is the Churches’ Military Seal of Power or Defence.
5: This is a very rare book with no ISBN. It appears to be from the same body of works that documented the missing 18 years of Jesus’ life deleted from the modern bibles, and is essential reading.
It was my idea to promote this book online and create a beautiful cover to make it appealing, not for monetary reasons, but for sharing this lost wisdom.
This treasured and lost bible is written in the same format as the 4 Gospels given to us by disciple John circa 70AD. It has the same stories, like the Prodigal Son etc that we all know.
This Essene Bible was recovered by the Reverend Gideon Ouseley (1835-1906) who edited the compilation. Regarding how the manuscripts came to him, he makes note of a Franciscan friar by the name of Placidus who visits a unique monastery in Ladakh, Tibet, in the 1870s. Placidus then takes the manuscripts to the Vatican in Rome but to his dismay, the upper echelon of priests decide not to release it to the world. Perhaps they were fearful that it stated that God is Father-Mother / Abba-Amma and not just a male God; and that all forms of meat and alcohol are forbidden to be consumed.
The 4 main sections to be studied are:
1- Lection X1X (L19) which is the Lord’s Prayer
2- Lection L1V (L54) is the Parable of the 7 Palms regarding the Magic Square of 7×7
3- Lection LXV111 (L68) is the Magic Square of 11×11 Parable of Order Amidst Disorder
4- Lection LV111 (L58) is the story of the Prodigal Son.