I will praise thy works (from The Communions)

by Edmond Bordeaux Szekely


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I will praise thy works
With songs of thanksgiving,
Continually,
In all the generations of time.
With the coming of day
I embrace my Mother,
With the coming of night,
I join my Father,
And with the outgoing
Of evening and morning
I will breathe Their Law,
And I will not interrupt these Communions
Until the end of time.

-- from The Essene Gospel of Peace: Book Two: The Unknown Books of the Essenes, by Edmond Bordeaux Szekely

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Commentary by Ivan M. Granger

This psalm reminds me of mornings living on Maui. I'd wake up early, go for a barefoot walk among the eucalyptus forest breathing the cool mountain air, sit and meditate in a small cave while the sun rose. I fasted a lot, and ate mostly uncooked foods, wild greens, papayas, guavas, bananas... It was a time when I intensely nurtured a joyful, intimate connection with both the worlds of nature and spirit -- with both the Mother and the Father, as Szekely might say.

With the coming of day
I embrace my Mother,
With the coming of night,
I join my Father...


Szekely's Essene material is fascinating within the Christian tradition in that it overtly recognizes God as both Father and Mother. At dawn practitioners of the neo-Essene tradition commune with God as the "Earthly Mother" through the forces of nature as one prepares for the activities of the day in the physical world. Later, in preparation for the internal world of the evening, the communion is with God as the "Heavenly Father" by connecting to the highest qualities of the human spirit, like love, wisdom, and peace.

And with the outgoing
Of evening and morning
I will breathe Their Law...


Have a beautiful day!



Recommended Books: Edmond Bordeaux Szekely

The Essene Gospel of Peace: Book Two: The Unknown Books of the Essenes A Book of Uncommon Prayer The Essene Gospel of Peace: Book One The Essene Gospel of Peace: Book Three: Lost Scrolls of the Essene Brotherhood The Essene Gospel of Peace: Book Four: Teachings of the Elect
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