The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life is one of the most important aspects of the Essene Philosophy. When the creation was young the Tree of Life grew thruout the world and grew higher than the clouds. They were giant trees with much spiritual power and presence. There are quite a few remains of the Tree of Life thruout the world. The most notable one is the Uluru Rock located in the Outback of Australia which if you look at it with open eyes looks like a tree stump. This rock is revered by the indigenous tribes of Australia, the Aboriginal people who honor the rock as a most sacred monument. It is about 2 miles in diameter and about 2-300 feet deep, its roots under the ground. What has happened to the trunk and the limbs of the tree no one knows. Tree stumps do turn into rock formations with time, many centuries of time. It is said to be 600 million years old.

Steps for Becoming an Essene

The Essene Practice

There are certain steps to take to become an Essene. Simple steps.
First step is to:

1.Go to Book 2 of Gospel of Peace and read out loud as prayer “The Vision of Enoch” 3 times a day for 10 days.
2.After 10 days and you have completed Step 1 go to Book 2 of The Essene Gospel of Peace and read out loud the morning Communions with the Earthly Mother and her Angels in the Morning; and read out loud the Communions with the Heavenly Father and his Angels in the evening. This you are to do for 1 month. The morning Communions start with the Angel of Sun on Sunday Morning and the evening Communions start with the Angel of Power on Saturday evening. Be sure to use the spoken word.

  1. After 30 days and you have completed the Book 2 communions you are to go to Book 3 and repeat Step 2 with the communions in Book 3 of the Essene Gospel of Peace.
  2. After you have completed Step 3 and have become very familiarized with all of the Angels and their Communions you can now start the communions using your own words. When you use your own words it comes from the heart. It never loses its meaning as with a repetitive prayer.
    And the spoken word or communion, prayer is much more powerful than the silent one. Remember.
  3. Once a week read the “Sevenfold Peace” available in Book 2 of the Essene Gospel of Peace.

Graduation-The final step and Graduation comes when you start giving out the Angels to those in need. How do you give out the Angels? Only with your spoken word. Example: (“May the Angel of Life be yours”)
Also, a good practice is to say the “Tree of Life” prayer for one hour once a week which can be found in Book 3 under Trees.
The Essene Gospel of Peace books 1, 2, 3, and 4 are available by going to: or

Diet –Try to follow the Essene Diet as best you can but don’t go crazy over it. The communions are much more important to focus on than the diet.

Simply eat more FRESH fruits and vegatables, grains, nuts, seeds and less meat. Milk products are ok as well.

Temples and Churches

According to the Essene Scriptures, your Body is the temple of the Angels, The Heavenly Father and Earthly Mother.

And what does the New Testament say about Churches, is it a building with a congregation and Pastor or Minister, I think not.

See Ephesians 1;22-23

”And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.”

So you see- Your Body is the true Church and Temple of the Lord.

So you see, there are similarities between the Essenes and Christians.

How to Feed your Soul


You know how to feed your body, well almost, everyone’s overweight. You eat more fresh veggies and fruit and less meat and you’ll be relatively healthy.

Now to feed your mind just learn something new everyday. Never stop learning, stimulate your mind with something you love and keep learning about your love. Never stop learning, that is how to feed your mind.

Now to how do you feed your SOUL. You’ve never been taught that, have you. You also need to feed your soul, to change it from darkness into light.
This is how: Praise and Worship. Or simple recognition.
No matter what religion you may be—  

If you are a Jew, worship God.
If you’re a Christian, worship Christ.
If a Muslin, worship Allah.
If a Buddhist, praise Buddah.
If a Hindu, worship Shiva.
If an Essene worship Angels
If a Jedi, worship the Force
If a New Ager, praise Energy
if an Atheist, worship the goodness of Life
if a Devotee of Greek Mythology, worship the Gods of Olympus
The point is that everytime you give recognition to anything spiritual or Good(GOD), you are feeding your soul, whether you believe in it or not.

Spend 5 or 10 minutes every evening before bed and every morning when waking up to praise, worship, or simply giving thanks. This is how to feed your soul. And after awhile you will start to receive blessings.
Than you can start to bless others.

Don’t take my word for it, try it and see if it works.

Richard the Essene


Was Jesus an Essene

There are many opinions but no actual conclusion of fact on whether Jesus was an Essene or not. He was a Jew, but what kind; there were mainly three types of Jewish traditions during his life. There were the Sadducees, the Pharisees and the Essenes.

But which one was Jesus. Lets look at some reference of History. Here is what Philo had to say on the matter: “Philo agrees that the Essenes gave humanity the greatest figures of antiquity: the latter prophets of John the Baptist, Jesus the Christ and John the Beloved Disciple.”

And than the is Edgar Cayce who was the most well known and respected Psychic of our modern time. Cayce not only stated that Jesus was Essene but that his parents, both Joseph and Mary were Essenes as well and brought up Jesus as Essene.

So there you have it, is there another prominent figure who can state otherwise. For Jesus was always at odds with both the Sadduccees and Pharisees. Are there any historical authors that say Jesus was a Sudducee or Pharisee. I have not come across any writings that state so.


Richard the Essene

I’m Jewish like Jesus


The Essene Gospel of Peace

Richard the Essene

I have been a practicing Essene for over 30 years now, a modern day Essene.
Many years ago I came across “The Gospel of Peace” by Edmund Szekely and fell in love with it. It became a series of gospels that the author found in the Vatican Library as well as in an Austrian library as well.

However, many biblical scholars dismiss these scriptures as a fraud with one of their requirements being that there is no reference to it by any established author. Well, these biblical scholars are not very scholarly as below is what Eusebius wrote about the Essenes. If you are not familiar with Eusebius- he was a Roman General who converted to Christianity and became a Bishop in Cesearea in Israel. He also documented the history of the beginning of the Christian Church. He was one of the original Biblical scholars of the time.


1(Eusebius, Bishop of Caesarea, writing around A.D.300)

“Even in our day, there are still those whose only guide is Deity; ones who live by the true reason of nature, not only themselves free but filling their neighbors with the spirit of freedom. They are not very numerous indeed, but that is not strange, for the highest nobility is ever rare; and then these ones have turned aside from the vulgar herd to devote themselves to a contemplation of nature’s verities. They pray, if it were possible, that they may reform our fallen lives; but if they cannot, owing to the tide of evils and wrongs which surge up in cities, they flee away, lest they too be swept off their feet by the force of the current. And we, if we had a true zeal for self-improvement, would have to track them to their places of retreat, and, halting as supplicants before them, would beseech them to come to us and tame our life grown too fierce and wild; preaching instead of war and slavery and untold ills, their Gospel of Peace and freedom, and all the fullness of other blessings.”

So here in his article he DOES mention the Gospel of Peace. These scriptures are of common sense, they are easy to read and understand, they tell you what to do and not what not to do. There is nothing to argue about the meaning of. You just need to simply follow and you will start to receive blessings. Thats why I stayed with them, They are as old as Enoch himself as he was the one who brought these scriptures to the world many eons ago.

Don’t think you’ll receive blessings, don’t take my word for it, try it yourself for 30 days, and see what happens. Need any help or hints, drop me a line and I will help.