The Essene Tree of Life
The ancient Essenes were a sect of Judaism that chose to live in the desert, away from cities and the Temples that they considered corrupt. They believed in a personal relationship with God, without the need of a special priest class. They lived communally, with complete equality between women and men. They believed they were chosen to bring the Christ consciousness to earth. Mary and Joseph, Jesus, John the Baptist, and Mary Magdalene were members of this sect.
The Essene Tree of Life offers a framework for daily practices that incorporate both the Divine Mother and Divine Father. The roots represent the 7 elements of Mother Earth and the branches represent the Father God in 7 angelic aspects. Each day's morning practice focuses on one cosmic element branch and the evening practice focuses on the corresponding earthly root element. The weekly and seasonal rotation of practices provides a path to spiritual balance and peace.
Program Objectives and Outcomes: To learn to walk the Seven-Fold Path of Peace with the Ancient Essenes.
Required / Suggested Reading: None
Who will benefit from this program? Those seeking a pattern of spiritual practices in alignment with the wheel of the year.
Start / End Date: Sep 20 - Nov 22, 2022
Number of Classes: 10
Day / Time: Tuesday weekly, 6:30-8:00pm ET
Number of Participants: Min 4 / Max 10
Cost: $100; Please don't let tuition cost keep you away. Contact Rev. Linda for full or partial scholarship.
Location: Hybrid Zoom and in-person