Essene Life Ways ~ following the natural way

The Essene Way historically was and now still is the frequency of enlightenment for the transformation and healing of self and the planet. Modern Essenes are Divinty-centered - as was the inner circle of the ancient Essenes. Know God and Know the Self

Part of the essential Essene message to the world today is to urge people to chose the Light and Life.  In order to do this we need to be mentally and physically clear to be able to discern what the most evolved choice is.

Deuteronomy 30:19 Moshe says, “I call heaven and earth as witnesses! Before you I have placed life and death, the blessing and the curse. You must choose life, so that you and your descendants will survive.”   

Romans 12:2, Paul writes, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is —God’s good, pleasing and perfect will.”


YHWHThe Modern Essene Way is a way of liberation that goes beyond egocentricity and ethnocentricity to a world/Divinty-centric orientation. To call oneself a Modern Essene requires spiritual warrior activism and an alignment with the core essence of the Essene lineage, which can be traced back to the time of Adam, Enoch, and the Melchizadek Brotherhood of ancient times  

The Four Essene Principles, presented to all the various Modern Essene groups by Rabbi Gabriel Cousens at a 1996 gathering at Breitenbush Hot Springs, Oregon, were unanimously accepted by those present.

  • Sh’ma Israel Adonai Elohenu Adonai Ehad – God is One and many.
  • Teshuva – Return to God by changing one’s ways to the ways of God.
  • Tikkun ha Olam – Actively participate in the healing and transformation of the world.
  • Shalom – Living by the Sevenfold Peace helps lead to the ultimate peace of self-realization.


thThe Modern Essenes are a seed for the potential fulfillment of the prophecy that the B'nai Israel (Jewish) and B'nai Noach (Non-Jewish) will work as the pious ones of all traditions to help usher in the Messianic times.  

Current leader of the Modern Essenes, Rabbi Gabriel Cousens, MD. has added the 6 Foundations and 7-fold Peace, which encapsulate the Great Torah Way of enlightenment, allowing people to follow the way without being Torah scholars.

As followers of the primordial teachings of the Essenes, we consider ourselves doers of the Torah adhering to a live vegan and drug-free lifestyle, as an authentic Essene expression.

Six Foundations For Spiritual Life . . .

    1. Live-plant-based food, vegan nutrition and spiritual fasting
    2. Building the life-force
    3. Service and charity
    4. Spiritual guidance from an acknowledged, liberated teacher and reading the great spiritual literature
    5. Spiritual silence including meditation, prayer, mantra repetition of the name of Gpd and chanting
    6. Awakening of the Ruach ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit or Kundalini) via S’micha M’shefa (Shaktipat) 

The Sevenfold Peace . . .

    • Peace with the Body
    • Peace with the Mind
    • Peace with the Family
    • Peace with the Community
    • Peace with the Culture
    • Peace with the Ecology
    • Peace with God

The Ancient Essenes were historically recognized as the mystical Jewish prophets of the desert. From the time of Hannokh they were also known as B’nei Aliyah, the children of ascension.