The Angel of Life

    “Angel of Life, enter my limbs and give strength to my whole body.”

This communion was dedicated to the life, health and vitality of the human organism and that of the whole planet. This Angel signifies the dynamic unity between humankind and our environment. It teaches us the role of vitality in well-being, enabling us to direct the life force to any part of our bodies with the intensity required. It gave the Essenes their astonishing ability to absorb life force especially from trees and forests.


Find a tree that you identify with, that speaks to you; sit beneath it.

Meditate and identify three lessons from your life.

Meditate while touching a living plant, bush, or tree. Exchange love with this being.

Before meditation, study your face in a mirror. What do you really see?

Angel Date

Hug a tree or at least touch it.

Do nothing. Simply sit beneath a tree.

Collect leaves and put them on your altar.

Really look at a tree, draw it, photograph it, listen to it.

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The Angel of Life

    Be not ungrateful to thy Creator,
    For he hath given thee Life.

Seek not the law in thy scriptures, for the Law is Life,
Whereas the scriptures are only words.
I tell thee 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.
It is found in the grass, in the trees,
In the river, in the mountains, in the birds of heaven,
In the forest creatures and the fishes of the sea;
But it is found chiefly in thyselves.
All living things are nearer to God
Than the scriptures which are without life.
God so made life and all living things
That they might by the everliving word
Teach the laws of the Heavenly Father
And the Earthly Mother
To the sons of men.
God wrote not the laws in the pages of books,
But in thy heart and in thy spirit.
They are in thy breath, thy blood, thy bone;
In thy flesh, thine eyes, thine ears,
And in every little part of thy 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 thee
That thou mayest understand the tongue and the will
Of the living God.
The scriptures are the works of man,
But life and all its hosts are the work of God.
First, O Great Creator!
Thou didst create the Heavenly Powers
And thou didst reveal the Heavenly Laws!
Thou gavest unto us understanding
From thine own mind,
And thou madst our bodily life.
We are grateful, Heavenly Father,
For all thy manifold gifts of life:
For the precious things of heaven, for the dew,
For the precious fruits brought forth by the sun,
For the precious thing put forth by the moon,
For the great things of the ancient mountains,
For the precious things of the lasting hills,
And for the precious things of the earth.
We are grateful, Heavenly Father,
For the vigor of health, health of the body,
Wise, bright and clear-eyed, with swiftness of foot,
Quick hearing of the ears, strength of the arms
And eyesight of the eagle.
For all the manifold gifts of Life,
We do worship the Fire of Life,
And the Holy Light of the Heavenly Order.
We do worship the Fire,
The good and the friendly,
The Fire of Life!
The most beneficial and the most helpful,
The Fire of Life!
The most supporting, the most bountiful,
That Fire which is the House of the Lord!
Behold now the Child of Light
Who doth commune with the Angel of Life:
Lo now, his strength is in his loins,
And his force is in the muscles of his chest.
He moveth his legs like a cedar:
The sinews of his thighs are knit together.
His bones are as tubes of brass,
His limbs are like bars of iron.
He doth eat of the table of the Earthly Mother,
The grass of the field and the waters of the stream
Do nourish him;
Surely the mountains bring him forth food.
Blessed is his strength and beauty,
For he doth serve the Law.
A Sanctuary of the Holy Spirit
Is the body in which the Fire of Life
Doth burn with eternal Light.
We thank thee, Heavenly father,
For thou hast put us at a source of running streams,
At a living spring in a land of drought,
Watering an eternal garden of wonders,
The Tree of Life, mystery of mysteries,
Growing everlasting branches for eternal planting
To sink their roots into the stream of Life
From an eternal source.

From The Gospel of the Essenes by Edmond Bordeaux Szekely. Reproduced here with the permission of his family. For a complete catalogue of Dr. Szekely's books write to:
I.B.S. International
P.O. Box 849
Nelson, B.C., Canada, V1L 6A5

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