In my post titled “Desecration of the Earth,” I quoted from the Essene Gospels about a time that comes when Man forgets to honor the Earth. He ravages and pollutes the lands, earth and waters and succumbs to greed by taking whatever he wants -- leaving only a desert in place of a living planet.
Then it says, “All these things will [Man] do out of ignorance of the Law.” (Yes, the capital “L” is in the text and not my substitution). So you may wonder, “What is that Law?”
From The Gospel of the Essenes by Edmond Szekely’s (the version that includes books 2 and 3), on pages 25-28 is this account of Moses receiving the Ten Commandments from God. Moses goes up to the top of Mt. Sinai, after hearing God’s order: “Come unto me, for I would give thee the Law for thy people, which shall be a covenant for the Children of Light.”
And these are the Commandments God gives Moses:
“I am the Law, thy God, which hath brought thee out from the depths of bondage of darkness.
Thou shalt have no other Laws before me.
Though shalt not make unto thee any image of the Law in heaven above or in the earth beneath. I am the invisible Law, without beginning and without end.
Thou shalt not make unto thee false laws, for I am the Law, and the whole Law of all laws. If thou forsake me, thou shalt be visited by disasters for generation upon generation.
If thou keepest my commandments, thou shalt enter the Infinite Garden where stands the Tree of Life in the midst of the Eternal Sea.
…..(Here I’m leaving out a couple sentences that could be seen as redundant)
Honor thy Earthly Mother, that they days may be long upon the land, and honor thy Heavenly Father, that eternal life be thine in the heavens, for the earth and the heavens are given unto thee by the Law, which is thy God.
Thou shalt greet thy Earthly Mother on the morning of the Sabbath…. (and then goes on to enumerate which of the Earthly Mother’s angels are to be honored on each of the following mornings of the week…)
Thou shalt worship the Heavenly Father on the evening of the Sabbath… (and then lists the Heavenly Father’s angels to commune with on each evening of the week)
The seventh day is the Sabbath: thou shalt remember to keep it holy. The Sabbath is the day of the Light of the Law, thy God. In it thou shalt not do any work, but search the Light, the Kingdom of thy God, and all things shall be given unto thee.
…… (Another redundant sentence...)
Thou shalt not take the life from any living thing. Life comes only from God, who giveth it and taketh it away.
Thou shalt not debase Love. It is the sacred gift of thy Heavenly Father.
Thou shalt not trade thy Soul, the priceless gift of the loving God, for the riches of the world, which are as seeds sown on stony ground, having no root in themselves, and so enduring but for a little while.
Thou shalt not be a false witness of the Law, to use it against thy brother: only God knoweth the beginning and the ending of all things…
Thou shalt not covet they neighbor’s possessions. The Law giveth unto thee much greater gifts, even the earth and the heavens, if thou keep the Commandments of the Lord thy God.”
These were what God told Moses to take to the people. And we know what happened when Moses went down from the Mount and found his people indulging their various fears and appetites while he was away communing with God.
When Moses sees them, this rendition says,
“…. and Moses’ anger waxed hot, and he cast the tablets out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.
And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, ‘Ye have sinned a great sin, ye have denied thy Creator. I will go up unto the Lord and plead atonement for thy sin.’ ”
Which Moses does, telling God, “Lord, thou hast seen the desecration of thy Holy Law. For thy children lost faith, and worshipped in the darkness, and made for themselves a golden calf. Lord, forgive them, for they are blind to the light.”
Leaving out an interesting paragraph for the sake of some brevity, I’ll pick up the text with this:
“And the Lord spoke, saying, “Only the Children of Light can keep the Commandments of the Law. Hear me, for I say thus: the tablets which thou didst break, these shall nevermore be written in the words of men. As thou didst return them to the earth and fire, so shall they live, invisible, in the hearts of those who are able to follow their Law. To thy people of little faith, who did sin against the Creator, even whilst thou stood on holy ground before thy God, I will give another Law. It shall be a stern law, yea, it shall bind them, for they know not yet the Kingdom of Light.”
And Moses returns to the people with the new laws God had given him – the ten commandments as we know them today.
The account of the receiving of the Commandments in the Essene Gospels ends with,
“And there was a day of mourning and atonement for the great sin against the Creator, which did not end. And the broken tablets of the invisible Law lived hidden in the breast of Moses, until it came to pass that the Children of Light appeared in the desert, and the angels walked the earth.”
The original Commandments here are what I believe the Essene text means when it says man ruins the Earth out of ignorance of the Law. In destroying the land and all life that comes from it, he is “taking the life from living things” and he is definitely not honoring the Earthly Mother. He is more interested in “the riches of the world…. which endure but for a little while…”
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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.