Recently I got my hands on a copy of the hard-to-find Essene Gospel of Peace Book Four: The Teachings of the Elect. OK, yes, now and then there are copies available on Amazon, but spending upwards of $40 for a 35-page books is difficult for me to swallow. I pounced on it when I saw it on a sale-by-donation table of a local metaphysical organization. My deepest thanks to the person who donated it!
Being a lover of our Earth and the beauty and wonder of nature, this passage on page 29 grabbed me:
“I tell you truly, you are one with the Earthly Mother; she is in you, and you in her. Of her were you born, in her do you live, and to her shall you return again. It is the blood of our Earthly Mother which falls from the clouds and flows in the rivers; it is the breath of our Earthly Mother which whispers in the leaves of the forest and blows with a mighty wind from the mountains; sweet and firm is the flesh of our Earthly Mother in the fruits of the trees; strong and unflinching are the bones of our Earthly Mother in the giant rocks and stones which stand as sentinels of the lost times: truly, we are one with our Earthly Mother, and he who clings to the laws of his Mother, to him shall his Mother cling, also.
But there will come a day when the Son of Man will turn his face from his Earthly Mother, and betray her, even denying his Mother and his birthright. Then shall he sell her into slavery, and her flesh shall be ravaged, her blood polluted, and her breath smothered; he will bring the fire of death into all the parts of her kingdom, and his hunger will devour all her gifts and leave in their place only a desert.
All these things will he do out of ignorance of the Law, and as a man dying slowly cannot smell his own stench, so will the Son of Man be blind to the truth: that as he plunders and ravages and destroys his Earthly Mother, so does he plunder and ravage and destroy himself. For he was born of his Earthly Mother, and he is one with her, and all that he does to his Mother, even so does he do to himself.”
What amazes me is that this was written around 2,000 years ago! It seems especially pertinent currently -- in the time of an administration of leadership of the U.S. that is determined to repeal any measures established in the past that help clean our water, land and air and keep designated federal and public lands free from development.
“As he does to his Mother, even so does he do to himself.”
Susan C. Moyer, MSW
Is a sound healer and transformational coach. She has 25+ years experience in using alternate states of consciousness to access deeper healing on all levels: physical, psychological, mental and spiritual.