“If man has God within his heart, his heart’s desire is fulfilled. Without God, man has nothing and will seek to fulfill the desires of his empty heart with the objects of this world.” – Essene sage
“The name of the first (river) is Pishon: it is the one that skirts the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. And the gold of that land is good.” – Genesis 2:11.
When one was accepted into the esoteric tradition, they entered a world of instruction. Essene training was an immersive experience, one where sages taught continuously, thus the life of the initiate became one with the tradition’s experience. No matter the task, whether tending sheep or the communal fire, or even washing clothes, the most mundane experience became a valued learning experience. This was possible because the initiate was continually shown the reflection of his perceptions. Raised form early youth, the initiate was free of the typical negative programming instilled by parental programming.
“Again Aten called out, ‘Akhnaten! Ife! Come out now, I know you are there!’
“Akhnaten and Ife came out and fell down before Aten. Akhnaten asked, ‘What is it you wish my lord?’