THE ESSENE GOSPEL OF PEACE – BOOK 1
by Lawrence Wilson, MD
© August 2010, The Center For Development
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 of Jesus of Nazareth and other Essenes, who were a holy order of which Jesus was a part, at least for a while in his lifetime. He studied their methods and learned how to heal people using food, water, air, sunshine and other simple means that were available to the people of the day.
I wish this book had been included in the major books of the bible, but it was not. It was found in Palestine and copies elsewhere and is part of what are called the Dead Sea Scrolls. Scientists and theologians disagree on whether it is really just about Jesus, or was about the techniques used by others as well, but the book is a delightful read and the reader will definitely recognize similarities with nutritional balancing science.
Cautions with The Essene Gospel books: This small volume recommends fasting, eating raw food and perhaps a vegetarian diet. This was needed 2000 years ago, due to the diet and the lifestyle of the day. Remember, there was no refrigeration, no freezers, little fresh food, and so on.
However, we do not find that raw foods or vegetarian diets, or fasting work nearly as well today. The main reason, it appears, is radiation poisoning of everyone on earth today thanks to A-bomb tests, nuclear power plants, medical X-rays, even flying in airplanes and other sources of radiation. For this reason, and others, too, these diet methods do not work well today at all.
Please do not become confused by this, as I did. I made this mistake years ago and am still recovering from the effects of prolonged fasting, living on raw foods, and following a vegetarian diet. This is not best today at all. To read much more on these topics, click on the articles Vegetarianism and Raw Foods.
The Essene Gostpel of Peace – Book I, is available in used bookstores, or the entire volume and more is available free on the internet at: