WHAT SUPPORTS THE DISCOVERY OF INNER PEACE?
PEACE 101 SERIES
This is a basic study of many diverse teachings which lay a foundation
for inner peace. Eventually this section will contain material of Dr.
Robert Muller, Nicholas Roerich, Alice A. Bailey, Torkom Saraydarian,
Roberto Assagioli M.D., Barbara Marx Hubbard, Corrine McLaughlin,
Martha Linn, Edith Stauffer, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Manly P. Hall, Helena P.
Blavatsky, Edmond Bordeaux Szekely, Frances Adams Moore, Art of
Breathing, Yoga of Heart and more. For now, we will share the original
ideas and principles which have guided our Peace Center in its
1. GANDHI'S SEVEN STEPS TO GLOBAL CHANGE
By Guy de Mallac ISBN 0-943734-16-9
"The Gandhian principle is one of example: inspiring others to change
themselves so that eventually our institutions and government change and
serve as an example to the world."
2. THE GROUP FOR CREATIVE MEDITATION
Shares these Laws and corresponding Principles:
- Selfless Service
- Right and Fair Labor
- Share in Government
- Sharing of Resources
The Great Invocation as adapted by us.
- The Law of Right Human Relations. The Principle of Goodwill.
- The Law of Group Endeavor. The Principle of Unanimity.
- The Law of Spiritual Approach. The Principle of Essential Divinity.
- From the point of Light within the Mind of God, Let light stream forth
into the minds of humanity. Let Light descend on Earth.
- From the point of love within the Heart of God, Let love stream forth
into the hearts of humanity. May Christ return to Earth.
- From the center where the Will of God is known, Let purpose guide the
little wills of humanity --The purpose which the Masters know and serve.
- From the center which we call the race of humanity, Let the Plan of Love
and Light work out And may it seal the door where evil dwells.
- Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.
3. WHO ARE THE ESSENES?
The ancient documents of the Essenes continue to describe people who
knew an even older wisdom of cosmology, astrology, herbal healing and
numerology, and who are models of wholistic living for today's
disconnected society. Their love of one another and of the Spirit;
their harmony with all living things and their understanding of
Universal Law stand as timeless teachings for anyone seeking to
re-attune to the subtle, natural energies in our world.
An Essene way of life is balanced with biogenic rejuvenation of the
earth and the body which involves education and practice and will not be
covered here, except to reaffirm their commitment to wheatgrass, trees,
soil, water, air and respect for all humanity and the cosmos.
The TREE OF LIFE is a central symbol affirming "as above, so below"
which means we are surrounded by forces from the visible world of nature
and invisible cosmic world down to the smallest particle. Also "as
above" are the limbs of the tree above the ground that bear the fruit
that we can see, eat and enjoy and the roots "below" go deeply into the
dark, moist earth for nourishment, which we cannot see (except through
Essenes use many symbols that are universal and understood because they
touch and exhilarate centers of life beyond the reach of vocabularies of
reason and coercion. As an example: circle represents wisdom; square
represents power, triangle represents love. The symbol for human is
circle, square, triangle
The microcosmos of the Essenes consists of 14 morning and evening
meditations; also called communions which we have adapted to our needs,
by eliminating the gender references of male & female, using verbiage
that implies one united whole. For the pure original verbiage contact
International Biogenic Society, P.O. Box 849, Nelson, British Columbia,
Canada VIL 6A5.
- Friday Evening - The Heavenly Cosmic Energies and I are one.
By focusing on this statement, we dedicate ourselves to the totality
of cosmic laws and to the realization that the universe is a process of
continuous creating in which we can contribute our part. The goal is to unite ourselves with the cosmic currents and develop the
creative abilities within ourselves to the utmost and learn to use the
creative principle in our life and surroundings, acting as a connector
of the oceans of cosmic and earthly love. (standing on Earth between
"above" and "below")
- Saturday Morning - The Earthly Nature Energies and I are one.
We receive the Food of Life for our whole body. This is accomplished by contemplating the different food substances and
realizing that the body is formed of the elements of the earth and is
nourished with those elements through plant life. We become conscious
of the processes of metabolism within us. We learn how to receive and
absorb the powerful energies derived from foods and how to conserve
those energies in our body, gradually developing the ability to
assimilate perfectly. The goal is to establish unity between our
physical organism and the nutritive forces of the earth.
- Saturday Evening - Angel of Eternal Life, descend upon me and give
Eternal Life to my spirit.
The goal is to arouse our intuitive knowledge of the eternity of life in
the universe and our own unity with this eternal life and the whole
cosmic order. We learn the importance of over coming gravity in the
earthly currents of thoughts and freeing ourselves from limiting ideas.
- Sunday Morning - Angel of Earth, enter my generative organs and
regenerate my whole body.
The purpose is to transform the generative power in life into the
regeneration of the human body. There is a power within us similar to
the generative powers of nature in the top soil, which creates the
vegetation of the earth. This central idea of the Essenes creates more
and more abundant life. We realize
there is a part of us that is rooted firmly in the earth. It is to
this grounded, solid aspect that we deeply bow. The earth is our home and
we am blessed. Let us use the wisdom of our senses to understand the
- Sunday Evening - Angel of Creative Work, descend upon humanity and
give abundance to all people.
This teaches the importance of creative work, an expression of love and its
paramount role in our individual evolution. It enables us to absorb
energies and power from the creative works of humanity through the
Ages. Dedicated to all the great things which have been created by
human labor, the great pieces of literature, art, science, philosophy
and everything we have created as a superstructure on nature, the great
values brought forth by previous generations and inherited by the
We can be guided to be of invalueable service, yet not attached to being a server.
For the tools of service are compassion and humility and these are born
in a loving heart which is open enough to take as well as give.
Fulfillment and completeness are gifts we give to ourselves. They come from
focused labor and excellence as our guide. We see the power that our own
acts have on us, and we create a world of joy.
- Monday Morning - Angel of Life, enter my limbs and give strength to
my whole body.
This teaches us the role of vitality in our well being and makes us conscious
of all the innumerable activities of the life force in, around and
through us, enabling us to direct it to any part of our body in the
intensity required. Dedicated to the life, health and energy of the
human organism and that of the whole planet and brings about a dynamic
unity between them.
All about us are the signs of growth, the signs of new life bursting
from containment. We feel this primal urge to cast off limitation
and open ourselves to the life forces. No longer must we wait. We share our
life with those we love. There is a wholeness of our being that we have
come to know. Our lives are the sum of our body, mind, spirit, soul and
more. We are immersed in a cosmic ocean of Life which connects our
life with All, and We are All.
- Monday Evening - Peace, peace, peace. Angel of Peace, be always
Our most immediate responsibility is to create peace within ourself and
with everything around us. The universal greeting "PEACE BE WITH YOU"
is often used.
Throughout there is movement; there is growth, pulsating to the
outer bounds of our potential and we feel full and overflowing. Yet at our
center, at the very core of us, there is a quiet place from which
guidances comes. As we experience the new life in us bursting its
bounds, we are clearly aware of our part in the Plan, that we may
prepare ourselves in the fullest expression and be a vehicle for peace.
- Tuesday Morning - Angel of Joy, descend upon earth and give beauty
to all beings.
Using the faculty of absorbing joy from the beauties of nature, sunrises,
sunsets, mountains, flowers, colors, aromas and so on is one of the
means by which we can attain inner harmony and serenity.
Be conscious of nature's outward and inward thrust and allow your heart
to be filled with joy. The colors of your world, the colors of your being, the
balance of your life, all these are the love you feel shining upon your
- Tuesday Evening - Angel of Power, descend upon my acting body and
direct all my acts.
By becoming receptive to the cosmo-vital forces surrounding us and
within us, we can absorb the energy through our nervous system and
utilize these energies in every area of our life. The whole universe is
a cosmic ocean of life in which currents of cosmic power are continually
uniting all forms of life on all planets and connecting us with all
- Wednesday Morning - Angel of Sun, enter my solar center and give
the Fire of Life to my whole body.
The Sun is a great living force in terrestrial nature, an ever present
source of energy without which there would be no life on earth, in the
ocean or in the atmosphere. Solar rays which do not stop at the surface
of the body penetrate the organism, bathing the body and nervous system
in the radiation of the Sun and establishing a unity between the self
and the Sun.
- Wednesday Evening - Angel of Love, descend upon my feeling body and
purify all my feelings.
This teaches us the importance and meaning of the superior currents of
feeling in ourself and in the surrounding universe. Love is the highest
creative feeling. There is a cosmic ocean of love which exists
everywhere uniting all forms of life and that life itself is an
expression of love.
To love one another, truly, without expectation of gain, is to
transform the world. When we come from a place of love, when our gift to
the world is ourselves rather than what we produce, then every occasion is
an opportunity to add to the positive energy flow.
- Thursday Morning - Angel of Water, enter my blood and give the
Water of Life to my whole body.
Contemplate on all forms of water; rivers, creeks, rain, the sap of
trees and plants and so on, establishing as a living reality the unity
between the waters of the body and the waters of the planet. Realizing
the health of our bodies depends upon the quality of our blood and in
like manner the health of the physical environment depends upon the
quality of the water available.
- Thursday Evening - Angel of Wisdom, descend upon my thinking body
and enlighten all my thoughts.
Develop an ability to create powerful, harmonious thought currents and
attain intuitive knowledge and wisdom by tuning in to all thought
currents in the Universe and the thought of all great thinking in the
past and present. Thought is held to be both cosmic and a cerebral
When we ready ourselves to remember the knowledge of all things, then
the knowledge is there to be known. We honor the stream of wisdom that
guides each living thing. We see that this wisdom is available to the
extent that we prepare ourselves to receive it.
- Friday Morning - Angel of Air, enter my lungs and give the Breath
of Life to my whole body.
Become conscious of the dynamic unity between air and life and that
respiration is the link between the organism and the cosmos, that where
there is life there is breath. Thus the atmosphere in surrounding
nature and the air within the body has a stupendous role in health and
The inbreath of our life-force draws the world to us. And as the
outbreath streams from us, we share our life with others. All is One.
4. Credo of the International Biogenic Society
"We believe that our most precious possession is Life."
"We believe we shall mobilize all the forces of Life against the forces
"We believe that mutual understanding leads toward mutual cooperation;
that mutual cooperation leads toward Peace; and that Peace is the only
way of survival for mankind."
"We believe that we shall preserve instead of waste our natural
resources, which are the heritage of our children."
"We believe that we shall avoid the pollution of our air, water and soil,
the basic preconditions of Life."
"We believe we shall preserve the vegetation of our planet; the humble
grass which came fifty million years ago, and the majestic trees which
came twenty million years ago, to prepare our planet for mankind."
"We believe we shall eat only fresh, natural, pure, whole foods, without
chemicals and artifical processing."
"We believe we shall live a simple, natural, creative life, absorbing all
the sources of energy, harmony and knowledge, in and around us."
"We believe that the improvement of life and mankind on our planet must
start with individual efforts, as the whole depends on the atoms
"We believe in the Fatherhood of God, the Motherhood of Nature, and the
Brotherhood of Man."
(composed in Paris in 1928 by Romain Rolland and Edmond Bordeaux
a. Write for a free complete descriptive catalogue of books by Edmond
Bordeaux Szekely. Here are a few.
- "Essene Way - Biogenic Living"
- "Essene Gospel of Peace"
- "The Book of Living Foods"
- "The Origin of Life"
- "From Enoch to the Dead Sea Scrolls"
International Biogenic Society
P.O. Box 849 Nelson
Canada V1L 6A5
b. "Jesus and The Essenes" Dolores Cannon ISBN 1-886940-08-8
- "People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life. I
don't think that's what we're really seeking. I think that what we're
seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on
the purely physical plane will have resonances within our own innermost
being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being
alive." Joseph Campbell "The Power of Myth."
- "Inner growth is not a question of how much information you have
acquired but of how much you have practiced." Gurudev Shree Chitrabhanu
"The Psychology of Enlightenment"
- "I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the
final word. We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like
fishes, but have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth as
brothers and sisters." Martin Luther King
- "Problems can be solved by the collective responsibility and
intelligence of the people themselves." John Kenneth Galbraith "The Age
- "It was a thought that built this whole portentous war establishment
and a thought shall melt it away." Ralph Waldo Emerson
- "To be in the Oneness. To stand in that power. Freedom to release
all distraction. To honor the present moment. To claim the energy of
inner creativity. To take the time to express who we are. To know
ourselves fully. To face the illusion of time. Relax and Let Go. The
All. Now." Andrea Kay Smith
- "Things do not change; We change." Henry David Thoreau
- "Winning starts with Beginning." Robert Schuller
- "We know that true immortality for the human race is when a caring,
sharing person helps even one other individual." Denis Waitley
- "The self-actualised person is the true human-specied-type.....not
a normal person with something added, but a normal person with nothing
taken away." Abraham Maslow
- "We stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick
themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened. " Sir Winston
- "Nothing comes from doing nothing." William Shakespeare
- "Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the
way things turn out." Art Linkletter
- 'When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary
project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends
limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find
yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces,
faculties, talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a
greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be." Patanjali
- "Knowledge is only potential power until it comes into the hands of
someone who knows how to take effective action." Anthony Robbins
- "Discipline is the horse you ride." Stuart Wilde
- "Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate
because they are afraid of the success that they know will result IF
they move ahead now." Denis Waitley
- "You might be right, you might be wrong....but don't just avoid."
- "Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the
talent to the dark place where it leads." Erica Jong
- "Everything starts with intention, and clarity of intention is
essential now, otherwise we're in a state of reaction, stuck with what
our personalities think at the moment, or the information we grew up
with." Patricia Horan
- "You move in the direction of your goal with all the force and
verve you can muster---and then let go, releasing your plan to the power
that's bigger than yourself and allowing your dream to unfold as its
own masterpiece." Oprah Winfrey