THE ESSENE GOSPELS OF PEACE
And then many sick and maimed came to Jesus, asking him. "If you know all
things, tell us, why do we suffer with these grievous plagues? Why are we not
whole like other men? Master, heal us, that we too may be made strong, and need
abide no longer in our misery. We know that you have it in your power to heal
all manner of disease. Free us from Satan and from all his great afflictions.
Master, have compassion on us."
And Jesus answered- "Happy are you that you hunger for the truth, for I will
satisfy you with the bread of wisdom. Happy are you, that you knock, for I will
open to you the door of life. Happy are you, that you would cast off the power
of Satan, for I will lead you into the kingdom of our Mother's angels, where the
power of Satan cannot enter."
And they asked him in amazement: "Who is our Mother and which her angels? And
where is her kingdom?"
" Your Mother is in you, and you in her. She bore you she gives you life. it was
she who gave to you your body, and to her shall you one day give it back again.
Happy are you when you come to know her and her kingdom; if you receive your
Mother's angels and if you do her laws. I tell you truly, he who does these
things shall never see disease. For the power of our Mother is above all. And it
destroys Satan and his kingdom, and has rule over all your bodies and all living
" The blood which runs in us is born of the blood of our Earthly Mother. Her
blood falls from the clouds; leaps from the womb of the earth; babbles in the
brooks of the mountains; flows wide in the rivers of the plains; sleeps in the
lakes; rages mightily in tempestuous seas.
" The air which we breathe is born of the breath of our Earthly Mother. Her
breath is azure in the heights of t heavens; soughs in the tops of the
mountains; whispers the leaves of the forest; billows over the cornfields;
slumbers in the deep valleys, burns hot in the desert.
" The hardness of our bones is born of the bones of our Earthly Mother, of the
rocks and of the stones. They stand naked to the heavens on the tops of
mountains; are as giants that lie sleeping on the sides of the mountains, as
idols set in the desert, and are hidden in the deepness of the earth.
" The tenderness of our flesh is born of the flesh of our Earthly Mother; whose
flesh waxes yellow and red in the fruits of the trees, and nurtures us in the
furrows of the fields.
" Our bowels are born of the bowels of our Earthly Mother, and are hid from our
eyes, like the invisible depths of the earth.
" The light of our eyes, the hearing of our ears, both are born of the colors
and the sounds of our Earthly Mother; which enclose us about, as the waves of
the sea a fish, as the eddying air a bird.
" I tell you in very truth, Man is the Son of the Earthly Mother, and from her
did the Son of Man receive his whole body, even as the body of the newborn babe
is born of the womb of his mother. 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. Keep, therefore, her laws, for none
can live long, neither be happy, but he who honors his Earthly Mother and does
her laws. For your breath is her breath; your blood her blood; your bone her
bone; your flesh her flesh; your bowels her bowels; your eyes and your ears are
her eyes and her ears.
" I tell you truly, should you fail to keep but one only of all these laws,
should you harm but one only of all your body's members, you shall be utterly
lost in your grievous sickness, and there shall be weeping and gnashing of
teeth. I tell you, unless you follow the laws of your Mother, you can in no wise
escape death. And he who clings to the laws of his Mother, to him shall his
Mother cling also. She shall heal all his plagues, and he shall never become
sick. She gives him long life, and protects him from all afflictions; from fire,
from water, from the bite of venomous serpents. For your Mother bore you, keeps
life within you. She has given you her body, and none but she heals you. Happy
is he who loves his Mother and lies quietly in her bosom. For your Mother loves
you, even when you turn away from her. And how much more shall she love you, if
you turn to her again? I tell you truly, very great is her love, greater than
the greatest of mountains, deeper than the deepest seas. And those who love
their Mother, she never deserts them. As the hen protects her chickens, as the
lioness her cubs, as the mother her newborn babe, so does the Earthly Mother
protect the Son of Man from all danger and from all evils.
" For I tell you truly, evils and dangers innumerable lie in wait for the Sons
of Men. Beelzebub, the prince of all devils, the source of every evil, lies in
wait in the body of all the Sons of Men. He is death, the lord of every plague,
and taking upon him a pleasing raiment, he tempts and entices the Sons of Men.
Riches does he promise, and power, and splendid palaces, and garments of gold
and silver, and a multitude of servants, all these; he promises renown and
glory, fornication and lustfulness, gluttony and wine-bibbing, riotous living,
and slothfulness and idle days. And he entices every one by that to which their
heart is most inclined. And in the day that the Sons of Men have already become
the slaves of all these vanities and abominations, then in payment thereof he
snatches from the Sons of Men all those things which the Earthly Mother gave
them so abundantly. He takes from them their breath, their blood, their bone,
their flesh, their bowels, their eyes and their ears. And the breath of the Son
of Man becomes short and stifled, full of pain and evil-smelling, like the
breath of unclean beasts. And his blood becomes thick and evil-smelling, like
the water of the swamps; it clots and blackens, like the night of death. And his
bone becomes hard and knotted; it melts away within and breaks asunder, as a
stone falling down upon a rock. And his flesh waxes fat and watery; it rots and
putrefies, with scabs and boils that are an abomination.
And his bowels become full with abominable filthiness, with oozing streams of
decay; and multitudes of abominable worms have their habitation there. And his
eyes grow dim, till dark night enshrouds them, and his ears become stopped, like
the silence of the grave. And last of all shall the erring Son of Man lose life.
For he kept not the laws of his Mother, and added sin to sin. Therefore, are
taken from him all the gifts of the Earthly Mother: breath, blood, bone, flesh,
bowels, eyes and ears, and after all else, life, with which the Earthly Mother
crowned his body.
" But if the erring Son of Man be sorry for his sins and undo them, and return
again to his Earthly Mother; and if he do his Earthly Mother's laws and free
himself from Satan's clutches, resisting his temptations, then does the Earthly
Mother receive again her erring Son with love and sends him her angels that they
may serve him. I tell you truly, when the Son of Man resists the Satan that
dwells in him and does not his will, in the same hour are found the Mother's
angels there, that they may serve him with all their power and free utterly the
Son of Man from the power of Satan.
" For no man can serve two masters. For either he serves Beelzebub and his
devils or else he serves our Earthly Mother and her angels. Either he serves
death or he serves life. I ten you truly, happy are those that do the laws of
life and wander not upon the paths of death. For in them the forces of life wax
strong and they escape the plagues of death."
And all those round about him listened to his words with amazement, for his word
was with power, and he taught quite otherwise than the priests and scribes.
And though the sun was now set, they departed not to their homes. They sat round
about Jesus and asked him: "Master, which are these laws of life? Rest with us
awhile longer and teach us. We would listen to your teaching that we may be
healed and become righteous."
And Jesus himself sat down in their midst and said: "I tell you truly, none can
be happy, except he do the Law."
And the others answered: "We all do the laws of Moses, our lawgiver, even as
they are written in the holy scriptures."
And Jesus answered: "Seek not the law in your scriptures, for the law is life,
whereas the scripture is dead. I tell you truly, Moses received not his laws
from God in writing, but through the living word. The law is living word of
living God to living prophets for living men. In everything that is life is the
law written. You find it in the grass, in the tree, in the river, in the
mountain, in the birds of heaven, in the fishes of the sea; but seek it chiefly
in yourselves. For I tell you truly, all living things are nearer to God than
the scripture which is without life. God so made life and all living things that
they might by the everlasting word teach the laws of the true God to man. God
wrote not the laws in the pages of books, but in your heart and in your spirit.
They are in your breath, your blood, your bone; in your flesh, your bowels, your
eyes, your ears, and in every little part of your body. They are present in the
air, in the water, in the earth, in the plants, in the sunbeams, in the depths
and in the heights. They all speak to you that you may understand the tongue and
the will of the living God. But you shut your eyes that you may not see, and you
shut your ears that you may not hear. I tell you truly, that the scripture is
the work of man, but life and all its hosts are the work of our God. Wherefore
do you not listen to the words of God which are written in His works? And
wherefore do you study the dead scriptures which are the work of the hands of
" How may we read the laws of God elsewhere than in the scriptures? Where are
they written? Read them to us from there where you see them, for we know nothing
else but the scriptures which we have inherited from our forefathers. Tell us
the laws of which you speak, that hearing them we may be healed and justified."
Jesus said: "You do not understand the words of life, because you are in death.
Darkness darkens your eyes and your ears are stopped with deafness. For I tell
you, it profits you not at all that you pore over dead scriptures if by your
deeds you deny him who has given you the scriptures.
I tell you truly, God and his laws are not in that which you do. They are not in
gluttony and in wine-bibbing, neither in riotous living, nor in lustfulness, nor
in seeking after riches, nor yet in hatred of your enemies. For all these things
are far from the true God and from his angels. But all these things come from
the kingdom of darkness and the lord of all evils. And all these things do you
carry in yourselves; and so the word and the power of God enter not into you,
because all manner of evil and all manner of abominations have their dwelling in
your body and your spirit. If you will that the living God's word and his power
may enter you, defile not your body and your spirit; for the body is the temple
of the spirit, and the spirit is the temple of God. Purify, therefore, the
temple, that the Lord of the temple may dwell therein and occupy a place that is
worthy of him.
" And from all temptations of your body and your spirit, coming from Satan,
withdraw beneath the shadow of God's heaven.
" Renew yourselves and fast. For I tell you truly, that Satan and his plagues
may only be cast out by -fasting and by prayer. Go by yourself and fast alone,
and show your fasting to no man. The living God shall see it and great shall be
your reward. And fast till Beelzebub and all his evils depart from you, and all
the angels of our Earthly Mother come and serve you. For I tell you truly,
except you fast, you shall never be freed from the power of Satan and from all
diseases that come from Satan. Fast and pray fervently, seeking the power of the
living God for your healing. While you fast, eschew the Sons of Men and seek our
Earthly Mother's angels, for he that seeks shall find.
" Seek the fresh air of the forest and of the fields, and there in the midst of
them shall you find the angel of air. Put off your shoes and your clothing and
suffer the angel of air to embrace all your body. Then breathe long and deeply,
that the angel of air may be brought within you. I tell you truly, the angel of
air shall cast out of your body all uncleannesses which defiled it without and
within. And thus shall all evil-smelling and unclean things rise out of you, as
the smoke of fire curls upwards and is lost in the sea of the air. For I tell
you truly, holy is the angel of air, who cleanses all that is unclean and makes
all evil-smelling things of a sweet odor. No man may come before the face of
God, whom the angel of air lets not pass. Truly, all must be born again by air
and by truth, for your body breathes the air of the Earthly Mother, and your
spirit breathes the truth of the Heavenly Father.
" After the angel of air, seek the angel of
water. Put off your shoes and your clothing and suffer the angel of water to
embrace all your body. Cast yourselves wholly into his enfolding arms, and as
often as you move the air with your breath, move with your body the water also.
I tell you truly, the angel of water shall cast out of your body all
uncleannesses which defiled it without and within. And all unclean and
evil-smelling things shall flow out of you, even as the uncleannesses of
garments washed in water flow away and are lost in the stream of the river. I
tell you truly, holy is the angel of water who cleanses all that is unclean and
makes all evil-smelling things of a sweet odor. No man may come before the face
of God whom the angel of water lets not pass. in very truth, all must be born
again of water and of truth, for your body bathes in the river of earthly life,
and your spirit bathes in the river of life everlasting. For you receive your
blood from our Earthly Mother and the truth from our Heavenly Father.
" Think not that it is sufficient that the angel of water embrace you outwards
only. I tell you truly, the uncleanness within is greater by much than the
uncleanness without. And he who cleanses himself without, but within remains
unclean, is like to tombs that outwards are painted fair, but are within full of
all manner of horrible uncleannesses and abominations. So I tell you truly,
suffer the angel of water to baptize you also within, that you may become free
from all your past sins, and that within likewise you may become as pure as the
river's foam sporting in the sunlight.
" Seek, therefore, a large trailing gourd, having a stalk the length of a man;
take out its inwards and fill it with water from the river which the sun has
warmed. Hang it upon the branch of a tree, and kneel upon the ground before the
angel of water, and suffer the end of the stalk of the trailing gourd to enter
your hinder parts, that the water may flow through all your bowels. Afterwards
rest kneeling on the ground before the angel of water and pray to the living God
that he will forgive you all your past sins, and pray the angel of water that he
will free your body from every uncleanness
and disease. Then let the water run out from your
body, that it may carry
away from within it all the unclean and evil-smelling things of Satan. And you
shall see with your eyes and smell with your nose all the abominations, and
uncleannesses which defiled the temple of your body; even all the sins which
abode in your body, tormenting you with all manner of pains. I tell you truly,
baptism with water frees you from all of these. Renew your baptizing with water
on every day of your fast, till the day when you see that the water which flows
out of you is as pure as the river's foam. Then betake your body to the coursing
river, and there in the arms of the angel of water render thanks to the living
God that he has freed you from your sins. And this holy baptizing by the angel
of water is: Rebirth unto the new life. For your eyes shall henceforth see, and
your ears shall hear. Sin no more, therefore, after your baptism, that the
angels of air and of water may eternally abide in you and serve you evermore.
" And if afterward there remain within you aught of your past sins and
uncleannesses, seek the angel of sunlight. Put off your shoes and your clothing
and suffer the angel of sunlight to embrace all your body. Then breathe long and
deeply, that the angel of sunlight may be brought within you. And the angel of
sunlight shall cast out of your body all evil-smelling and unclean things which
defiled it without and within. And all unclean and evil-smelling things shall
rise from you, even as the darkness of night fades before the brightness of the
rising sun. For I tell you truly, holy is the angel of sunlight who cleans out
all uncleannesses and makes all evil-smelling things of a sweet odor. None may
come before the face of God, whom the angel of sunlight lets not pass. Truly,
all must be born again of sun and of truth, for your body basks in the sunlight
of the Earthly Mother, and your spirit basks in the sunlight of the truth of the
" The angels of air and of water and of sunlight are brethren. They were given
to the Son of Man that they might serve him, and that he might go always from
one to the other.
" Holy, likewise, is their embrace. They are indivisible children of the Earthly
Mother, so do not you put asunder those whom earth and heaven have made one. Let
these three brother angels enfold you every day and let them abide with you
through all your fasting.
" For I tell you truly, the power of devils, all sins and uncleannesses shall
depart in haste from that body which is embraced by these three angels. As
thieves flee from a deserted house at the coming of the lord of the house, one
by the door, one by the window, and the third by the roof, each where he is
found, and whither he is able, even so shall flee from your bodies all devils of
evil, all past sins, and all uncleannesses and diseases which defiled the temple
of your bodies. When the Earthly Mother's angels enter into your bodies, in such
wise that the lords of the temple repossess it again, then shall all evil smells
depart in haste by your breath and by your skin, corrupt waters by your mouth
and by your skin, by your hinder and your privy parts. And all these things you
shall see with your eyes and smell with your nose and touch with your hands. And
when all sins and uncleannesses are gone from your body, your blood shall become
as pure as our Earthly Mother's blood and as the river's foam sporting in the
sunlight. And your breath shall become as pure as the breath of odorous flowers;
your flesh as pure as the flesh of fruits reddening upon the leaves of trees;
the light of your eye as clear and bright as the brightness of the sun shining
upon the blue sky. And now shall all the angels of the Earthly Mother serve you.
And your breath, your blood, your flesh shall be one with the breath, the blood
and the flesh of the Earthly Mother, that your spirit also may become one with
the spirit of your Heavenly Father. For truly, no one can reach the Heavenly
Father unless through the Earthly Mother. Even as no newborn babe can understand
the teaching of his father till his mother has suckled him, bathed him, nursed
him, put him to sleep and nurtured him. While the child is yet small, his place
is with his mother and he must obey his mother. When the child is grown up, his
father takes him to work at his side in the field, and the child comes back to
his mother only when the hour of dinner and supper is come. And now his father
teaches him, that he may become skilled in the works of his father. And when the
father sees that his son understands his teaching and does his work well, he
gives him all his possessions, that they may belong to his beloved son, and that
his son may continue his father's work. I tell you truly, happy is that son who
accepts the counsel of his mother and walks therein. And a hundred times more
happy is that son who accepts and walks also in the counsel of his father, for
it was said to you: 'Honor thy father and thy mother that thy days may be long
upon this earth.' But I say to you, Sons of Man: Honor your Earthly Mother and
keep all her laws, that your days may be long on this earth, and honor your
Heavenly Father that Eternal Life may be yours in the heavens. For the Heavenly
Father is a hundred times greater than all fathers by seed and by blood, and
greater is the Earthly Mother than all mothers by the body. And dearer is the
Son of Man in the eyes of his Heavenly Father and of his Earthly Mother than are
children in the eyes of their fathers by seed and by blood and of their mothers
by the body. And more wise are the words and laws of your Heavenly Father and of
your Earthly Mother than the words and the will of all fathers by seed and by
blood, and of all mothers by the body. And of more worth also is the inheritance
of your Heavenly Father and of your Earthly Mother, the everlasting kingdom of
earthly and heavenly life, than all the inheritances of your fathers by seed and
by blood, and of your mothers by the body.
" And your true brothers are all those who do the will of your Heavenly Father
and of your Earthly Mother, and not your brothers by blood. I tell you truly,
that your true brothers in the will of the Heavenly Father and of the Earthly
Mother will love you a thousand times more than your brothers by blood. For
since the days of Cain and Abel, when brothers by blood transgressed the will of
God, there is no true brotherhood by blood. And brothers do unto brothers as do
strangers. Therefore, I say to you, love your true brothers in the will of God a
thousand times more than your brothers by blood.
FOR YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER IS LOVE.
FOR YOUR EARTHLY MOTHER IS LOVE.
FOR THE SON OF MAN IS LOVE.
" It is by love, that the Heavenly Father and the Earthly Mother and the Son of
Man become one. For the spirit of the Son of Man was created from the spirit of
the Heavenly Father, and his body from the body of the Earthly Mother. Become,
therefore, perfect as the spirit of your Heavenly Father and the body of your
Earthly Mother are perfect. And so love your Heavenly Father, as he loves your
spirit. And so love your Earthly Mother, as she loves your body. And so love
your true brothers, as your Heavenly Father and your Earthly Mother love them.
And then your Heavenly Father shall give you his holy spirit, and your Earthly
Mother shall give you her holy body. And then shall the Sons of Men like true
brothers give love one to another, the love which they received from their
Heavenly Father and from their Earthly Mother; and they shall all become
comforters one of another. And then shall disappear from the earth all evil and
all sorrow, and there shall be love and joy upon earth. And then shall the earth
be like the heavens, and the kingdom of God shall come. And then shall come the
Son of Man in all his glory, to inherit the kingdom of God. And then shall the
Sons of Men divide their divine inheritance, the kingdom of God. For the Sons of
Men live in the Heavenly Father and in the Earthly Mother, and the Heavenly
Father and the Earthly Mother live in them. And then with the kingdom of God
shall come the end of the times. For the Heavenly Father's love gives to all
life everlasting in the kingdom of God. For love is eternal. Love is stronger
" Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am
become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal. Though I tell what is to come,
and know all secrets, and all wisdom; and though I have faith strong as the
storm which lifts mountains from their seat, but have not love, I am nothing.
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and give all my fire that I
have received from my Father, but have not love, I am in no wise profited. Love
is patient, love is kind. Love is not envious, works not evil, knows not pride;
is not rude, neither selfish; is slow to anger, imagines no mischief; rejoices
not in injustice, but delights in justice. Love defends all, love believes all,
love hopes all, love bears all; never exhausts itself; but as for tongues they
shall cease, and, as for knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we have truth in
part, and error in part, but when the fullness of perfection is come, that which
is in part shall be blotted out. When a man was a child he spoke as a child,
understood as a child, thought as a child; but when he became a man he put away
childish things. For now we see through a glass and through dark sayings. Now we
know in part, but when we are come before the face of God, we shall not know in
part, but even as we are taught by him. And now remain these three: faith and
hope and love; but the greatest of these is love.
" And now I speak to you in the living tongue of the living God, through the
holy spirit of our Heavenly Father. There is none yet among you that can
understand all this of which I speak. He who expounds to you the scriptures
speaks to you in a dead tongue of dead men, through his diseased and mortal
body. Him, therefore, can all men understand, for all men are diseased and all
are in death. No one sees the light of life. Blind man leads blind on the dark
paths of sins, diseases and sufferings; and at the last all fall into the pit of
" I am sent to you by the Father, that I may make the light of life to shine
before you. The light lightens itself and the darkness, but the darkness knows
only itself, and knows not the light. I have still many things to say to you,
but you cannot bear them yet. For your eyes are used to the darkness, and the
full light of the Heavenly Father would make you blind. Therefore, you cannot
yet understand that which I speak to you concerning the Heavenly Father who sent
me to you. Follow, therefore, first, only the laws of your Earthly Mother, of
which I have told you. And when her angels shall have cleansed and renewed your
bodies and strengthened your eyes, you will be able to bear the light of our
Heavenly Father. When you can gaze on the brightness of the noonday sun with
unflinching eyes, you can then look upon the blinding light of your Heavenly
Father, which is a thousand times brighter than the brightness of a thousand
suns. But how should you look upon the blinding light of your Heavenly Father,
when you cannot even bear the shining of the blazing sun? Believe me, the sun is
as the flame of a candle beside the sun of truth of the Heavenly Father. Have
but faith, therefore, and hope, and love. I tell you truly, you shall not want
your reward. If you believe in my words, you believe in him who sent me, who is
the lord of all, and with whom all things are possible. For what is impossible
with men, all these things are possible with God. If you believe in the angels
of the Earthly Mother and do her laws, your faith shall sustain you and you
shall never see disease. Have hope also in the love of your Heavenly Father, for
he who trusts in him shall never be deceived, nor shall he ever see death.
" Love one another, for God is love, and so shall his angels know that you walk
in his paths. And then shall all the angels come before your face and serve you.
And Satan with all sins, diseases and uncleannesses shall depart from your body.
Go, eschew your sins; repent yourselves; baptize yourselves; that you may be
born again and sin no more."
Then Jesus rose. But all else remained sitting, for every man felt the power of
his words. And then the full moon appeared between the breaking clouds and
folded Jesus in its brightness. And sparks flew upward from his hair, and he
stood among them in the moonlight, as though he hovered in the air. And no man
moved, neither was the voice of any heard. And no one knew how long a time had
passed, for time stood still.
Then Jesus stretched out his hands to them and said: "Peace be with you." And so
he departed, as a breath of wind sways the green of trees.
And for a long while yet the company sat still and then they woke in the
silence, one man after another, like as from a long dream. But none would go, as
if the words of him who had left them ever sounded in their ears. And they sat
as though they listened to some wondrous music.
But at last one, as it were a little fearfully, said: "How good it is to be
here." Another: "Would that this night were everlasting." And others: "Would
that he might be with us always." "Of a truth he is God's messenger, for he
planted hope within our hearts." And no man wished to go home, saying: "I go not
home where all is dark and joyless. Why should we go home where no one loves
And they spoke on this wise, for they were almost all poor, lame, blind, maimed,
beggars, homeless, despised in their wretchedness, who were only borne for
pity's sake in the houses where they found a few day's refuge. Even certain, who
had both home and family, said: "We also will stay with you." For every man felt
that the words of him who was gone bound the little company with threads
invisible. And all felt that they were born again. They saw before them a
shining world, even when the moon was hidden in the clouds. And in the hearts of
all blossomed wondrous flowers of wondrous beauty, the flowers of joy.
And when the bright sunbeams appeared over the earth's rim, they all felt that
it was the sun of the coming kingdom of God. And with joyful countenances they
went forth to meet God's angels.
And many unclean and sick followed Jesus'
words and sought the banks of the murmuring streams. They put off their shoes
and their clothing, they fasted, and they gave up their bodies to the angels of
air, of water, and of sunshine. And the Earthly Mother's angels embraced them,
possessing their bodies both inwards and outwards. And all of them saw all
evils, sins and uncleannesses depart in haste from them.
And the breath of some became as stinking as that which is loosed from the
bowels, and some had an issue of spittle, and evil-smelling and unclean vomit
rose from their inward parts. All these uncleannesses flowed by their mouths. In
some, by the nose, in others by the eyes and ears. And many did have a noisome
and abominable sweat come from all their body, over all their skin. And on many
limbs great hot boils broke forth, from which came out uncleannesses with an
evil smell, and urine flowed abundantly from their body; and in many their urine
was all but dried up and became thick as the honey of bees; that of others was
almost red or black, and as hard almost as the sand of rivers. And many belched
stinking gases from their bowels, like the breath of devils. And their stench
became so great that none could bear it.
And when they baptized themselves, the angel of water entered their bodies, and
from them flowed out all the abominations and uncleannesses of their past sins,
and like a falling mountain stream gushed from their bodies a multitude of hard
and soft abominations. And the ground where their waters flowed was polluted,
and so great became the stench that none could remain there. And the devils left
their bowels in the shape of multitudinous worms which writhed in impotent rage
after the angel of water had cast them out of the bowels of the Sons of Men. And
then descended upon them the power of the angel of sunshine, and they perished
there in their desperate writhings, trod underfoot by the angel of sunshine. And
all were trembling with terror when they looked upon all these abominations of
Satan, from which the angels had saved them. And they rendered thanks to God who
had sent his angels for their deliverance.
And there were some whom great pains tormented, which would not depart from
them; and knowing not what they should do, they resolved to send one of them to
Jesus, for they greatly wished he should be with them.
And when two were gone to seek him, they saw Jesus himself approaching by the
bank of the river. And their hearts were filled with hope and joy when they
heard his greeting, "Peace be with you." And many were the questions that they
desired to ask him, but in their astonishment they could not begin, for nothing
came into their minds. Then said Jesus to them: "I come because you need me."
And one cried out: "Master, we do indeed, come and free us from our pains."
And Jesus spoke to them in parables: "You are like the prodigal son, who for
many years did eat and drink, and passed his days in riotousness and lechery
with his friends. And every week without his father's knowledge he incurred new
debts, and squandered all in a few days. And the moneylenders always lent to
him, because his father possessed great riches and always paid patiently the
debts of his son. And in vain did he with fair words admonish his son, for he
never listened to the admonitions of his father, who besought him in vain that
he would give up his debaucheries which had no end, and that he would go to his
fields to watch over the labor of his servants. And the son always promised him
everything if he would pay his old debts, but the next day he began again. And
for more than seven years the son continued in his riotous living. But, at last,
his father lost patience and no more paid to the moneylenders the debts of his
son. "if I continue always to pay," he said, "there will be no end to the sins
of my son." Then the moneylenders, who were deceived, in their wrath took the
son into slavery that he might by his daily toil pay back to them the money
which he had borrowed. And then ceased the eating and drinking and the daily
excesses. From morning until night by the sweat of his face he watered the
fields, and all of his limbs ached with the unaccustomed labor. And he lived
upon dry bread, and had naught but his tears with which he could water it. And
three days after he suffered so much from the heat and from weariness that he
said to his master: 'I can work no more, for all my limbs do ache. How long
would you torment me?' 'Till the day when by the labor of your hands you pay me
all your debts, and when seven years are passed, you will be free.' And the
desperate son answered weeping: 'But I cannot bear so much as seven days. Have
pity on me, for all my limbs do burn and ache.' And the wicked creditor cried
out: 'Press on with the work; if you could for seven years spend your days and
your nights in riotousness, now must you work for seven years. I will not
forgive you till you pay back all your debts to the uttermost drachma.' And the
son, with his limbs racked with pain, went back despairing to the fields to
continue his work. Already he could hardly stand upon his feet because of his
weariness and of his pains, when the seventh day was come-the Sabbath day, in
which no man works in the field. Then the son gathered the remnant of his
strength and staggered to the house of his father. And he cast himself down at
his father's feet and said: 'Father, believe me for the last time and forgive me
all my offenses against your swear to you that I will never again live riotously
and that I will be your obedient son in all things. Free me from the hands of my
oppressor. Father, look upon me and upon my sick limbs, and harden not your
heart.' Then tears came into his father's eyes, and he took his son in his arms,
and said: 'Let us rejoice, for today a great joy is given me, because I have
found again my beloved son, who was lost.' And he clothed him with his choicest
raiment and all the day long they made merry. And on the morning of the morrow
he gave his son a bag of silver that he might pay to his creditors all that he
owed them. And when his son came back, he said to him: 'My son, do you see that
it is easy, through riotous living, to incur debts for seven years, but their
payment is difficult by the heavy labor of seven years.' 'Father, it is indeed
hard to pay them, even for seven days.' And his father admonished him, saying:
'For this once alone has it been permitted you to pay your debts in seven days
instead of seven years, the rest is forgiven you. But take heed that in the time
to come you do not incur more debts. For I tell you truly, that none else but
your father forgives you your debts, because you are his son. For with all else
you would have had to labor hard for seven years, as it is commanded in our
My father, I will henceforth be your loving and obedient son, and I will not any
more incur debts, for I know that their payment is hard.'
" And he went to his father's field and watched every day over the work of his
father's laborers. And he never made his laborers work hard, for he remembered
his own heavy labor. And the years passed, and his father's possession increased
ever more and more beneath his hand, for the blessing of his father was upon his
labor. And slowly he gave back tenfold to his father all that he had squandered
in the seven years. And when his father saw that his son used well his servants
and all his possessions, he said to him: 'My son, I see that my possessions are
in good hands. I give you all my cattle, my house, my lands and my treasures.
Let all this be your heritage, continue increasing it that I may have delight in
you.' And when the son had received his inheritance from his father, he forgave
their debts to all his debtors who could not pay him, for he did not forget that
his debt also had been forgiven when he could not pay it. And God blessed him
with long life, with many children and with much riches, because he was kind to
all his servants and to all his cattle."
Then Jesus turned to the sick folk and said: "I speak to you in parables that
you may better understand God's word. The seven years of eating and drinking and
of riotous living are the sins of the past. The wicked creditor is Satan. The
debts are diseases. The heavy labor is pains. The prodigal son, he is
yourselves. The payment of the debts is the casting from you of devils and
diseases, and the healing of your body. The bag of silver received from the
father is the liberating power of the angels. The father is God. The father's
possessions are earth and heaven. The servants of the father are the angels. The
father's field is the world, which is changed into the kingdom of the heavens,
if the Sons of Man work thereon together with the angels of the Heavenly Father.
For I tell you, it is better that the son should obey his father and keep watch
over his father's servants in the field, than that he should become the debtor
of the wicked creditor and toil and sweat in serfdom to repay all his debts. it
is better, likewise, if the Sons of Man also obey the laws of their Heavenly
Father, and work together with his angels upon his kingdom, than that they
should become the debtors of Satan, the lord of death, of all sins and all
diseases, and that they should suffer with pains and sweat till they have repaid
all their sins. I tell you truly, great and many are your sins. Many years have
you yielded to the enticings of Satan. You have been gluttonous, wine-bibbers
and gone a-whoring, and your past debts have multiplied. And now you must repay
them, and payment is difficult and hard. Be not, therefore, already impatient
after the third day, like the prodigal son, but wait patiently for the seventh
day which is sanctified by God, and then go with humble and obedient heart
before the face of your Heavenly Father, that he may forgive you your sins and
all your past debts. I tell you truly, your Heavenly Father loves you without
end, for he also allows you to pay in seven days the debts of seven years. Those
that owe the sins and diseases of seven years, but pay honestly and persevere
till the seventh day, to them shall our Heavenly Father forgive the debts of all
these seven years.
" If we sin for seven times seven years?" asked a sick man who suffered
horribly. "Even in that case the Heavenly Father forgives you all your debts in
seven times seven days.
" Happy are those that persevere to the end, for the devils of Satan write all
your evil deeds in a book, in the book of your body and your spirit. I tell you
truly, there is not one sinful deed, but it is written, even from the beginning
of the world, before our Heavenly Father. For you may escape the laws made by
kings, but the laws of your God, these may none of the Sons of Man escape. And
when you come before the face of God, the devils of Satan bear witness against
you with your deed, and God sees your sins written in the book of your body and
of your spirit and is sad in his heart. But if you repent of your sins, and by
fasting and prayer you seek the angels of God, then each day that you continue
to fast and to pray, God's angels blot out one year of your evil deeds from the
book of your body and your spirit. And when the last page is also blotted out
and cleansed from all your sins, you stand before the face of God, and God
rejoices in his heart and forgets all your sins. He frees you from the clutches
of Satan and from suffering; he takes you within his house and commands that all
his servants, all his angels serve you. Long life does he give you, and you
shall never see disease. And if, thenceforward, instead of sinning, you pass
your days in doing good deeds, then the angels of God shall write all your good
deeds in the book of your body and of your spirit. I tell you truly, no good
deed remains unwritten before God, not from the beginning of the world. For from
your kings and your governors you may wait in vain for your reward, but never do
your good deeds want their reward from God.
" And when you come before the face of God, his angels bear witness for you with
your good deeds. And God sees your good deeds written in your bodies and in your
spirits, and rejoices in his heart. He blesses your body and your spirit and all
your deeds, and gives you for a heritage his earthly and heavenly kingdom, that
in it you may have life everlasting. Happy is he who can enter into the kingdom
of God, for he shall never see death."
And a great silence fell at his words. And those that were discouraged took new
strength from his words and continued to fast and to pray. And he who had spoken
the first, said to him: "I will persevere to the seventh day." And the second,
likewise, said to him: "I also will persevere to the seven times seventh day."
Jesus answered them: "Happy are those that persevere to the end, for they shall
inherit the earth."
And there were many sick among them tormented with grievous pains, and they
hardly crawled to Jesus' feet. For they could no longer walk upon their feet.
They said: "Master, we are grievously tormented with pain; tell us what we shall
do." And they showed Jesus their feet in which the bones were twisted and
knotted and said: "Neither the angel of air, nor of water, nor of sunshine has
assuaged our pains, notwithstanding that we baptized ourselves, and do fast and
pray, and follow your words in all things."
" I tell you truly, your bones will be healed. Be not discouraged, but seek for
cure nigh the healer of bones, the angel of earth. For thence were your bones
taken, and thither will they return."
And he pointed with his hand to where the running of the water and the sun's
heat had softened to clayey mud the earth by the edge of the water. "Sink your
feet in the mire, that the embrace of the angel of earth may draw out from your
bones all uncleanness and all disease. And you will see Satan and your pains fly
from the embrace of the angel of earth. And the knots of your bones will vanish
away, and they will be straightened, and all your pains will disappear."
And the sick followed his words, for they knew that they would be healed.
And there were also other sick who suffered much from their pains, howbeit, they
persisted in their fasting. And their force was spent, and great heat tormented
them. And when they would have risen from their bed to go to Jesus, their heads
began to turn, as if it were a gusty wind which shook them, and as oft as they
tried to stand upon their feet they fell back to the ground.
Then Jesus went to them and said: "You suffer, for Satan and his diseases
torment your bodies. But fear not, for their power over you will quickly end.
For Satan is like a choleric neighbour who entered his neighbour's house while
he was absent, intending to take his goods away to his own house. But some told
the other that his enemy was ravaging within his house, and he came back to his
house, running. And when the wicked neighbor, having gathered together all that
pleased him, saw from afar the master of the house returning in haste, then he
was very wroth that he could not take all away, and set to breaking and spoiling
all that was there, to destroy all. So that even if the things might not be his,
the other might have nothing. But immediately the lord of the house came in, and
before the wicked neighbor fulfilled his purpose, he took him and cast him out
of the house. I tell you truly, even so did Satan enter your bodies which are
the habitation of God. And he took in his power all that he wished to steal:
your breath, your blood, your bone, your flesh, your bowels, your eyes, and your
ears. But by your fasting and your prayer, you have called back the lord of your
body and his angels. And now Satan sees that the true lord of your body returns,
and that it is the end of his power. Wherefore, in his wrath he gathers his
strength once again, that he may destroy your bodies before the coming of the
lord. It is for this that Satan torments you so grievously, for he feels that
the end is come. But let not your hearts tremble, for soon will the angels of
God appear, to occupy again their abodes and rededicate them as temples of God.
And they will seize Satan and cast him from your bodies with all his diseases
and all his uncleannesses. And happy will you be, for you will receive the
reward of your steadfastness, and you will never see disease."
And there was among the sick, one that was more tormented by Satan than all the
others. And his body was as parched as a skeleton, and his skin yellow as a
falling leaf. He was so weak already that he could not, even upon his hands,
crawl to Jesus, and cried only to him from afar: "Master, have pity on me, for
never has man suffered, not from the beginning of the world, as I do suffer. I
know that you are indeed sent by God, and I know that if you will, you can
straightway cast out Satan from my body. Do not the angels of God obey God's
messenger? Come, Master, and cast out Satan from me now, for he rages angrily
within me and grievous is his torment."
And Jesus answered him: "Satan torments you thus greatly because you have
already fasted many days, and you do not pay to him his tribute. You do not feed
him with all the abominations with which you hitherto defiled the temple of your
spirit. You torment Satan with hunger, and so in his anger he torments you also.
Fear not, for I tell you, Satan will be destroyed before your body is destroyed;
for while you fast and pray, the angels of God protect your body, that Satan's
power may not destroy you. And the anger of Satan is impotent against the angels
Then they all came to Jesus and with loud cries besought him saying: "Master,
have compassion on him, for he suffers more than we all, and if you do not at
once cast Satan out of him, we fear he will not live until tomorrow."
And Jesus answered them: "Great is your faith. Be it according to your faith,
and you shall see soon, face to face, the frightful countenance of Satan, and
the power of the Son of Man. For I will cast out from you the powerful Satan by
the strength of the innocent lamb of God, the weakest creature of the Lord. For
the holy spirit of God makes more powerful the weakest than the strongest."
And Jesus milked an ewe which was feeding among the grass. And he put the milk
upon the sand made hot by the sun, saying: "Lo, the power of the angel of water
has entered this milk. And now the power of the angel of sunshine will enter it
And the milk became hot by the strength of the sun.
" And now the angels of water and of sun will join with the angel of air."
And lo, the vapor of the hot milk began to rise slowly into the air.
."Come and breathe in by your mouth the strength of the angels of water, of
sunshine, and of air, that it may come into your body and cast out the Satan
And the sick man whom Satan tormented did breathe within himself, deeply, the
rising whitish vapor.
" Straightway will Satan leave your body, since for three days he starves and
finds no food within you. He will come out of you to satisfy his hunger by the
hot steaming milk, for this food finds favor in his sight. He will smell its
smell, and will not be able to resist the hunger which has tormented him three
days already. But the Son of Man will destroy his body, that he may torment none
Then the sick man's body was seized with an ague, and he retched as though he
would vomit, but he could not. And he gasped for air, for his breath was spent.
And he fainted on the lap of Jesus.
" Now does Satan leave his body. See him." And Jesus pointed to the sick man's
And then they all saw with astonishment and terror that Satan was coming out
from his mouth in the shape of an abominable worm, straight towards the steaming
milk. Then Jesus took two sharp stones in his hands and crushed the head of
Satan, and drew out from the sick man all the body of the monster which was
almost as long as the man. When the abominable worm came out of the sick man's
throat, he recovered at once his breath, and then all his pains ceased. And the
others looked with terror at the abominable body of Satan.
" See, what an abominable beast you carried and nourished in your body for long
years. I have cast it out of you and killed it that it may never again torment
you. Give thanks to God that his angels have made you free, and sin no more,
lest Satan return to you again. Let your body be henceforth a temple dedicated
to your God."
And they were all amazed at his words and at his power. And they said: "Master,
you are indeed God's messenger, and do know all secrets."
" And you," answered Jesus, "be true Sons of God, that you also may partake in
his power and in the knowledge of all secrets. For wisdom and power can come
only from the love of God. Love, therefore, your Heavenly Father and your
Earthly Mother with all your heart, and with all your spirit. And serve them,
that their angels may serve you also. Let all your deeds be sacrificed to God.
And feed not Satan, for the wages of sin is death. But with God lies the reward
of the good, his love, which is knowledge and power of eternal life."
And they all knelt down to give thanks to God for his love.
And Jesus departed, saying: "I will come again to all who persist in prayer and
fasting til the seventh day. Peace be with you."
And the sick man from whom Jesus had cast out the Satan, stood up, for the
strength of life had come back to him. He breathed out deeply, and his eyes
became clear, for every pain had left him. And he cast himself down upon the
ground where Jesus had stood, and he kissed the print of his feet and he wept.
And it was by the bed of a stream, many sick fasted and prayed with God's angels
for seven days and seven nights. And great was their reward, because they
followed Jesus' words. And with the passing of the seventh day, all their pains
left them. And when the sun rose over the earth's rim they saw Jesus coming
towards them from the mountain, with the brightness of the rising sun about his
" Peace be with you."
And they said no word at all, but only cast themselves down before him, and
touched the hem of his garment in token of their healing.
" Give thanks not to me, but to your Earthly Mother, who sent you her healing
angels. Go, and sin no more, that you may never again see disease. And let the
healing angels become your guardians."
But they answered him: "Whither should we go, Master, for with you are the words
of eternal life? Tell us, what are the sins which we must shun, that we may
nevermore see disease?"
Jesus answered: "Be it so according to your faith," and he sat down among them,
" It was said to them of old time, 'Honor thy Heavenly Father and thy Earthly
Mother, and do their commandments, that thy days may be long upon the earth.'
And next afterward was given this commandment, 'Thou shalt not kill,' for life
is given to all by God, and that which God has given, let not man take away.
For-I tell you truly, from one Mother proceeds all that lives upon the earth.
Therefore, he who kills, kills his brother. And from him will the Earthly Mother
turn away, and will pluck from him her quickening breasts. And he will be
shunned by her angels, and Satan will have his dwelling in his body. And the
flesh of slain beasts in his body will become his own tomb. For I tell you
truly, he who kills, kills himself, and whoso eats the flesh of slain beasts,
eats of the body of death. For in his blood every drop of their blood turns to
poison; in his breath their breath to stink; in his flesh their flesh to boils;
in his bones their bones to chalk; in his bowels their bowels t o decay; in his
eyes their eyes to scales; in his ears their ears to waxy issue. And their death
will become his death. For only in the service of your Heavenly Father are your
debts of seven years forgiven in seven clays. But Satan forgives you nothing and
you must pay him for all. 'Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for
foot; burning for burning, wound for wound; life for life, death for death.' For
the wages of sin is death. Kill not, neither eat the flesh of your innocent
prey, lest you become the slaves of Satan. For that is the path of sufferings,
and it leads unto death. But do the will of God, that his angels may serve you
on the way of life. Obey, therefore, the words of God: 'Behold, I have given you
every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every
tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for
meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to
everything that creepeth upon th e earth, wherein there is breath of life, I
give every green herb for meat. Also the milk of every thing that moveth and
liveth upon earth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given
unto them, so I give their milk unto you. But flesh, and the blood which
quickens it, shall ye not eat. And, surely, your spurting blood will I require,
your blood wherein is your soul; I will require all slain beasts, and the souls
of all slain men. For I the Lord thy God am a God strong and jealous, visiting
the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth
generation of them that hate me; and showing mercy unto thousands -of them that
love me, and keep my commandments. Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and
with all thy soul, and with all thy strength: this is the first and greatest
commandment.' And the second is like unto it: 'Love thy neighbor as thyself'
There is none other commandment greater than these."
And after these words they all remained silent, save one, who called out: "What
am I to do, Master, if I see a wild beast rend my brother in the forest? Shall I
let my brother perish, or kill the wild beast? Shall not I thus transgress the
And Jesus answered: "It was said to them of old time: "All beasts that move upon
the earth, all the fish of the sea, and all the fowl of the air are given into
thy power." I tell you truly, of all creatures living upon the earth, God
created only man after his image. Wherefore beasts are for man, and not man for
beasts. You do not, therefore, transgress the law if you kill the wild beast to
save your brother's life. For I tell you truly, man is more than the beast. But
he who kills the beast without a cause, though the beast attack him not, through
lust for slaughter, or for its flesh, or for its hide, or yet for its tusks,
evil is the deed which he does, for he is turned into a wild beast himself.
Wherefore is his end also as the end of the wild beasts."
Then another said: "Moses, the greatest in Israel, suffered our forefathers to
eat the flesh of clean beasts, and forbade only the flesh of unclean beasts.
Why, therefore, do you forbid us the flesh of all beasts? Which law comes from
God? That of Moses, or your law?"
And Jesus answered: "God gave, by Moses, ten commandments to your forefathers.
'These commandments are hard,' said your forefathers, and they could not keep
them. When Moses saw this, he had compassion on his people, and would not that
they perish. And then he gave them ten times ten commandments. For he whose feet
are strong as the mountain of Zion, needs no crutches; but he whose limbs do
shake, gets further having crutches, than without them. And Moses said to the
Lord: 'My heart is filled with sorrow, for my people will be lost. For they are
without knowledge, and are not able to understand thy commandments. They are as
little children who cannot yet understand their father's words. Suffer, Lord,
that I give them other laws, that they may not perish. if they may not be with
thee, Lord, let them not be against thee; that they may sustain themselves, and
when the time has come, and they are ripe for thy words, reveal to them thy
laws.' For that did Moses break the two tablets of stone whereon were written
the ten commandments, and he gave them ten times ten in their stead. And of
these ten times ten the Scribes and Pharisees have made a hundred times ten
commandments. And they have laid unbearable burdens on your shoulders, that they
themselves do not carry. For the more nigh are the commandments to God, the less
do we need; and the farther they are from God, then the more do we need.
Wherefore are the laws of the Pharisees and Scribes innumerable; the laws of the
Son of Man seven; of the angels three; and of God one.
" Therefore, I teach you only those laws which you can understand, that you may
become men, and follow the seven laws of the Son of Man. Then will the unknown
angels of the Heavenly Father also reveal their laws to you, that God's holy
spirit may descend upon you, and lead you to his law."
And all were astonished at his wisdom, and asked him: "Continue, Master, and
teach us all the laws which we can receive."
And Jesus continued: "God commanded your forefathers: 'Thou shalt not kill.' But
their heart was hardened and they killed. Then Moses desired that at least they
should not kill men, and he suffered them to kill beasts. And then the heart of
your forefathers was hardened yet more, and they killed men and beasts likewise.
But I do say to you: Kill neither men, nor beasts, nor yet the food which goes
into your mouth. For if you eat living food, the same will quicken you, but if
you kill your food, the dead food will kill you also. For life comes only from
life, and from death comes always death. For everything which kills your foods,
kills your bodies also. And everything which kills your bodies kills your souls
also. And your bodies become what your foods are, even as your spirits,
likewise, become what your thoughts are. Therefore, eat not anything which fire,
or frost, or water has destroyed. For burned, frozen and rotted foods will burn,
freeze and rot your body also. Be not like the foolish husbandman who sowed in
his ground cooked, and frozen, and rotten seeds. And the autumn came, and his
fields bore nothing. And great was his distress. But be like that husbandman who
sowed in his field living seed, and whose field bore living ears of wheat,
paying a hundredfold for the seeds which he planted. For I tell you truly, live
only by the fire of life, and prepare not your foods with the fire of death,
which kills your foods, your bodies and your souls also."
" Master, where is the fire of life?" asked some of them.
" In you, in your blood, and in your bodies."
" And the fire of death?" asked others.
" It is the fire which blazes outside your body, which is hotter than your
blood. With that fire of death you cook your foods in your homes and in your
fields. I tell you truly, it is the same fire which destroys your foods and your
bodies, even as the fire of malice, which ravages your thoughts, ravages your
spirits. For your body is that which you eat, and your spirit is that which you
think. Eat nothing, therefore, which a stronger fire than the fire of life has
killed. Wherefore, prepare and eat all fruits of trees, and all grasses of the
fields, and all milk of beasts good for eating. For all these are fed and
ripened by the fire of life; all are the gift of the angels of our Earthly
Mother. But eat nothing to which only the fire of death gives savor, for such is
" How should we cook our daily bread without fire, Master?" asked some with
" Let the angels of God prepare your bread. Moisten your wheat, that the angel
of water may enter it. Then set it in the air, that the angel of air also may
embrace it. And leave it from morning to evening beneath the sun, that the angel
of sunshine may descend upon it. And the blessing of the three angels will soon
make the germ of life to sprout in your wheat. Then crush your grain, and make
thin wafers, as did your forefathers when they departed out of Egypt, the house
of bondage. Put them back again beneath the sun from its appearing, and when it
is risen to its highest in the heavens, turn them over on the other side that
they be embraced there also by the angel of sunshine, and leave them there until
the sun be set. For the angels of water, of air, and of sunshine fed and ripened
the wheat in the field, and they, likewise, must prepare also your bread. And
the same sun which, with the fire of life, made the wheat to grow and ripen,
must cook your bread with the same fire. For the fire of the sun gives life to
the wheat, to the bread, and to the body. But the fire of death kills the wheat,
the bread, and the body. And the living angels of the living God serve only
living men. For God is the God of the living, and not the God of the dead.
" So eat always from the table of God: the fruits of the trees, the grain and
grasses of the field, the milk of beasts, and the honey of bees. For everything
beyond these is of Satan, and leads by the way of sins and of diseases unto
death. But the foods which you eat from the abundant table of God give strength
and youth to your body, and you will never see diseases For the table of God fed
Methuselah of old, and I tell you truly, if you live even as he lived, then will
the God of the living give you also long life upon the earth as was his.
" For I tell you truly, the God of the living is richer than all the rich of the
earth, and his abundant table is richer than the richest table of feasting of
all the rich upon the earth. Eat, therefore, all your life at the table of our
Earthly Mother, and you will never see want. And when you eat at her table, eat
all things even as they are found on the table of the Earthly Mother. Cook not,
neither mix all things one with another, lest your bowels become as steaming
bogs. For I tell you truly, this is abominable in the eyes of the Lord.
" And be not like the greedy servant, who always ate up, at the table of his
lord, the portions of others. And he devoured everything himself, and mixed all
together in his gluttony. And seeing that, his lord was wroth with him, and
drove him from the table. And when all had ended their meal, he mixed together
all that remained upon the table, and called the greedy servant to him, and
said: 'Take and eat all this with the swine, for your place is with them, and
not at my table.'
" Take heed, therefore, and defile not with all kinds of abominations the temple
of your bodies. Be content with two or three sorts of food, which you will find
always upon the table of our Earthly Mother. And desire not to devour all things
which you see around you. For I tell you truly, if you mix together all sorts of
food in your body, then the peace of your body will cease, and endless war will
rage in you. And it will be blotted out even as homes and kingdoms divided
against themselves work their own destruction. For your God is the God of peace,
and does never help division. Arouse not, therefore, against you the wrath of
God, lest he drive you from his table, and lest you be compelled to go to the
table of Satan, where the fire of sins, diseases, and death will corrupt your
" And when you eat, never eat unto fullness. Flee the temptations of Satan, and
listen to the voice of God's angels. For Satan and his power tempt you always to
eat more and more. But live by the spirit, and resist the desires of the body.
And your fasting is always pleasing in the eyes of the angels of God. So give
heed to how much you have eaten when your body is sated, and always eat less by
" Let the weight of your daily food be not less than a mina, but mark that it go
not beyond two. Then will the angels of God serve you always, and you will never
fall into the bondage of Satan and of his diseases. Trouble not the work of the
angels in your body by eating often. For I tell you truly, he who eats more than
twice in the clay does in him the work of Satan. And the angels of God leave his
body, and soon Satan will take possession of it. Eat only when the sun is
highest in the heavens, and again when it is set. And you will never see
disease, for such finds favor in the eyes of the Lord. And if you will that the
angels of God rejoice in your body, and that Satan shun you afar, then sit but
once in the day at the table of God. And then your days will be long upon the
earth, for this is pleasing in the eyes of the Lord. Eat always when the table
of God is served before you, and eat always of that which you find upon the
table of God. For I tell you truly, God knows well what your body needs, and
when it needs.
" From the coming of the month of Ijar, eat barley; from the month of Sivan, eat
wheat, the most perfect among all seed-bearing herbs. And let your daily bread
be made of wheat, that the Lord may take care of your bodies. From Tammuz, eat
the sour grape, that your body may diminish and Satan may depart from it. in the
month of Elul, gather the grape that the juice may serve you as drink. In the
month of Marchesvan, gather the sweet grape, dried and sweetened by the angel of
sun, that your bodies may increase, for the angels of the Lord dwell in them.
You should eat figs rich in juice in the months of Ab and Shebat, and what
remain, let the angel of sun keep them for you; eat them with the meat of
almonds in all the months when the trees bear no fruits. And the herbs which
come after rain, these eat in the month of Thebet, that your blood may be
cleansed of all your sins. And in the same month begin to eat also the milk of
your beasts, because for this did the Lord give the herbs of the fields to all
the beasts which render milk, that they might with their milk feed man. For I
tell you truly, happy are they that eat only at the table of God, and eschew all
the abominations of Satan. Eat not unclean foods brought from far countries, but
eat always that which your trees bear. For your God knows well what is needful
for you, and where and when. And he gives to all peoples of all kingdoms for
food that which is best for each. Eat not as the heathen do, who stuff
themselves in haste, defiling their bodies with all manner of abominations.
" For the power of God's angels enters into you with the living food which the
Lord gives you from his royal table. And when you eat, have above you the angel
of air, and below you the angel of water. Breathe long and deeply at all your
meals, that the angel of air may bless your repasts. And chew well your food
with your teeth, that it become water, and that the angel of water turn it into
blood in your body. And eat slowly, as it were a prayer you make to the Lord.
For I tell you truly, the power of God enters into you, if you eat after this
manner at his table. But Satan turns into a steaming bog the body of him upon
whom the angels of air and water do not descend at his repasts. And .the Lord
suffers him no longer at his table. For the table of the Lord is an altar, and
he who eats at the table of God is in a temple. For I tell you truly, the body
of the Son of Man is turned into a temple, and his inwards into an altar, if he
does the commandments of God. Wherefore, put naught upon the altar of the Lord
when your spirit is vexed, neither think upon any one with anger in the temple
of God. And enter only into the Lord's sanctuary when you feel in yourselves the
call of his angels, for all that you eat in sorrow, or in anger, or without
desire, becomes a poison in your body. For the breath of Satan defiles all
these. Place with joy your offerings upon the altar of your body, and let all
evil thoughts depart from you when you receive into your body the power of God
from his table. And never sit at the table of God before he call you by the
angel of appetite.
" Rejoice, therefore, always with God's angels at their royal table, for this is
pleasing to the heart of the Lord. And your life will be long upon the earth,
for the most precious of God's servants will serve you all your days: the angel
" And forget not that every seventh day is holy and consecrated to God. On six
days feed your body with the gifts of the Earthly Mother, but on the seventh day
sanctify your body for your Heavenly Father. On the seventh day eat not any
earthly food, but live only on the words of God, and be all the day with the
angels of the Lord in the kingdom of the Heavenly Father. And on the seventh day
let the angels of God build the kingdom of the heavens in your body, as you
labor for six days in the kingdom of the Earthly Mother. And let not food
trouble the work of the angels in your body throughout the seventh day. And God
will give you long life upon earth, that you may have life everlasting in the
kingdom of the heavens. For I tell you truly, if you see not diseases any more
upon earth, you will live for ever in the kingdom of the heavens.
" And God will send you each morning the angel of sunshine to wake you from your
sleep. Therefore, obey your Heavenly Father's summons, and lie not idle in your
beds, for the angels of air and water await you already without. And labor all
day long with the angels of the Earthly Mother that you may come to know them
and their works ever more and more well. But when the sun is set, and your
Heavenly Father sends you his most precious angel, sleep, then take your rest,
and be all the night with the angel of sleep. And then will your Heavenly Father
send you his unknown angels, that they may be with you the livelong night. And
the Heavenly Father's unknown angels will teach you many things concerning the
kingdom of God, even as the angels that you know of the Earthly Mother, instruct
you in the things of her kingdom. For I tell you truly, you will be every night
the guests of the kingdom of your Heavenly Father, if you do his commandments.
And when you wake up upon the morrow, you will feel in you the power of the
unknown angels. And your Heavenly Father will send them to you every night, that
they may build your spirit, even as every day the Earthly Mother sends you her
angels, that they may build your body. For I tell you truly, if in the daytime
your Earthly Mother folds you in her arms, and in the night the Heavenly Father
breathes his kiss upon you, then will the Sons of Men become the Sons of God.
" Resist day and night the temptations of Satan. Wake not by night, neither
sleep by day, lest the angels of God depart from you.
" And take no delight in any drink, nor in any smoke from Satan, waking you by
night and making you to sleep by day. For I tell you truly, all the drinks and
smokes of Satan are abominations in the eyes of your God.
" Commit not whoredom, by night or by day, for the whoremonger is like a tree
whose sap runs out from its trunk. And that tree will be dried up before its
time, nor will it ever bear fruit. Therefore, go not a-whoring, lest Satan dry
up your body, and the Lord make your seed unfruitful.
" Shun all that is too hot and too cold. For it is the will of your Earthly
Mother that neither heat nor cold should harm your body. And let not your bodies
become either hotter or colder than as God's angels warm or cool them. And if
you do the commandments of the Earthly Mother, then as oft as your body becomes
too hot, will she send the angel of coolness to cool you, and as oft as your
body becomes too cold, will she send you the angel of heat to warm you again.
" Follow the example of all the angels of the Heavenly Father and of the Earthly
Mother, who work day and night, without ceasing, upon the kingdoms of the
heavens and of the earth. Therefore, receive also into yourselves the strongest
of God's angels, the angel of deeds, and work all together upon the kingdom of
God. Follow the example of the running water, the wind as it blows, the rising
and setting of the sun, the growing plants and trees, the beasts as they run and
gambol, the wane and waxing of the moon, the stars as they come and go again;
all these do move, and do perform their labors. For all which has life does
move, and only that which is dead is still. And God is the God of the living,
and Satan that of the dead. Serve, therefore, the living God, that the eternal
movement of life may sustain you, and that you may escape the eternal stillness
of death. Work, therefore, without ceasing, to build the kingdom of God, lest
you be cast into the kingdom of Satan. For eternal joy abounds in the living
kingdom of God, but still sorrow darkens the kingdom of death of Satan. Be,
therefore, true Sons of your Earthly Mother and of your Heavenly Father, that
you fall not as slaves of Satan. And your Earthly Mother and Heavenly Father
will send you their angels to teach, to love, and to serve you. And their angels
will write the commandments of God in your head, in your heart, and in your
hands, that you may know, feel, and do God's commandments.
" And pray every day to your Heavenly Father and Earthly mother, that your soul
become as perfect as your Heavenly Father's holy spirit is perfect, and that
your body become as perfect as the body of your Earthly Mother is perfect. For
if you understand, feel, and do the commandments, then all for which you pray to
your Heavenly Father and your Earthly Mother will be given you. For the wisdom,
the love, and the power of God are above all.
" After this manner, therefore, pray to your Heavenly Father: Our Father which
art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth
as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from
evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
" And after this manner pray to your Earthly Mother: Our Mother which art upon
earth, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, and thy will be done in us, as it
is in thee. As thou sendest every day thy angels, send them to us also. Forgive
us our sins, as we atone all our sins against thee. And lead us not into
sickness, but deliver us from all evil, for thine is the earth, the body, and
the health. Amen.
And they all prayed together with Jesus to the Heavenly Father and to the
And afterwards Jesus spoke thus to them: "Even as your bodies have been reborn
through the Earthly Mother's angels, may your spirit, likewise, be reborn
through the angels of the Heavenly Father. Become, therefore, true Sons of your
Father and of your Mother, and true Brothers of the Sons of Men. Till now you
were at war with your Father, with your Mother, and with your Brothers. And you
have served Satan. From today live at peace with your Heavenly Father, and with
your Earthly Mother, and with your Brothers, the Sons of Men. And fight only
against Satan, lest he rob you of your peace. I give the peace of your Earthly
Mother to your body, and the peace of your Heavenly Father to your spirit. And
let the peace of both reign among the Sons of Men.
" Come to me, all that are weary and that suffer in strife and affliction! For
my peace will strengthen you and comfort you. For my peace is exceeding full of
joy. Wherefore do I always greet you after this manner: 'Peace be with you!' Do
you always, therefore, so greet one another, that upon your body may descend the
peace of your Earthly Mother, and upon your spirit the peace of your Heavenly
Father. And then you will find peace also among yourselves, for the kingdom of
God is within you. And now return to your Brothers with whom hitherto you were
at war, and give your peace to them also. For happy are they that strive for
peace, for they will find the peace of God. Go, and sin no more. And give to
every one your peace, even as I have given my peace unto you. For my peace is of
God. Peace be with you."
And he left them.
And his peace descended upon them; and in their heart the angel of love, in
their head the wisdom of law, and in their hands the power of rebirth, they went
forth among the Sons of Men, to bring the light of peace to those that warred in
And they parted, wishing one to another:
" Peace be with you."
The Original Hebrew and Aramaic
texts of this gospel were translated and edited by Edmond Bordeaux Szekely
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