The Essenes were an illuminated people that were lost to history for more than 2000 years. It was not until the discovery of the first Dead Sea Scrolls around the West Bank of the Jordan River in 1946 that this culture resurfaced.
The human mind is complex. With the help of neuroscientists, modern psychology is still trying to work out how the mind and consciousness works. But we don’t seem to be any closer to understanding than Sigmund Freud or Carl G. Jung.
Jung’s theories have largely been dismissed as pseudo-philosophy because of their mystical nature. He agreed with ancient wisdom that said there is only the one True Self. Until we discover that Truth, we have a split personality disorder.
Bells have a deep symbolic meaning that is associated with the mind and the expansion of consciousness. You have to do some digging to reach that conclusion of course. Well, you don’t because I’ve done all the graft for you.
There are many ironies in the world, and the following quote by Napoleon Bonaparte is one of them: a tyrant talking about love.
You expand your consciousness when you learn to understand yourself. When you learn to love yourself, you love other people with far greater purpose. Make love, not war. So what and who was behind Napoleon’s reign of destruction if he knew about the need to embrace love?
Perhaps he just didn’t love enough.
When you love yourself, you know yourself and knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
In the Rig Vedas, Aryaman is named as one of the 33 important gods. On that basis alone, it is worth looking into the esoteric symbolism surrounding the ancient deity to determine what lessons modern man can learn from ancient civilisations.