The “therapists” that lived in the Nazareth region, especially around the Quram area, were known as the Essaioi, from the Aramaic Ysssyn meaning therapists or doctors. The corresponding Greek word is Therapeutae, and they are known by us as the Essenes.
The Essenes brought to their region all the initiatic teachings from the ancient Pythagoras School, in addition to the sacred practices of various schools of wisdom of the ancient world. In early times, they were known as the primary school of prophets.
The goal of the Essene teachings was to find perfect harmony between the seven subtle vehicles of the body balancing the four inferior bodies through the elimination of impurities, producing an overall improvement in health and welfare of the denser body, which is our physical body. To achieve this harmony, it was necessary that the Essenes practiced daily various rituals of purification, observing the holy books and performing prayers, communal meals and other holy habits.
The Essenes brought all the initiatory teachings of the Pythagorean School combined with Buddhist teachings. In the period in which Yeshua preached, it is estimated that there were about 4000 Essenes spread through Palestine with their families and followers.
The fact that is most impressive about the culture of the Essenes was that they had an enormous ability to align the energy bodies through astral travel or voluntary Projections of Consciousness.
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