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Holy Stream of Light — An Essene Astral Projection Exercise

The third exercise in the Essene Holy Streams series is an astral projection exercise called the Holy Stream of Light, and is described as follows:

This exercise from the last pages of the Essene Gospel of Peace, which explain several spiritual practices described as meant for “the innermost circle” and as “the mystery of mysteries” – these are the Holy Streams. One of these exercises is called the Holy Stream of Light, and is described as follows:

“And when darkness gently closes the eyes of the angels of the Earthly Mother, then shall you also sleep, that your spirit may join the unknown angels of the Heavenly Father. And in the moments before you sleep, then shall you think of the bright and glorious stars, the white, shining, far-seen and far-piercing stars. For your thoughts before sleep are as the bow of the skillful archer, that sends the arrow where he wills. Let your thoughts before sleep be with the stars; for the stars are Light, and the Heavenly Father is Light, even that Light which is a thousand times brighter than the brightness of a thousand suns. Enter the Holy Stream of Light, that the shackles of death may loose their hold for ever, and breaking free from the bonds of earth, ascend the Holy Stream of Light through the blazing radiance of the stars, into the endless kingdom of the Heavenly Father.

Unfold your wings of light, and in the eye of your thought, soar with the stars into the farthest reaches of heaven, where untold suns blaze with light. For at the beginning of the times, the Holy Law said, let there be Light, and there was Light. And you shall be one with it, and the power of the Holy Light Stream will fill your whole body, and you will tremble before its might. Say the word “Light,” as you breathe deeply of the angel of air, and you will become the Light itself; and the Holy Stream will carry you to the endless kingdom of the Heavenly Father, there losing itself in the eternal Sea of Light which gives birth to all creation. And you shall be one with the Holy Stream of Light, always before you sleep in the arms of the Heavenly Father.”

~ The Essene Gospel of Peace, Book 4, The Holy Streams (source)

The Holy Streams passage concludes with the following lines, which may be helpful in providing an overall context to these three exercises:

“I tell you truly, your body was made not only to breathe, and eat, and think, but it was also made to enter the Holy Stream of Life. And your ears were made not only to hear the words of men, the song of birds, and the music of falling rain, but they were also made to hear the Holy Stream of Sound. And your eyes were made not only to see the rising and setting of the sun, the ripple of sheaves of grain, and the words of the Holy Scrolls, but they were also made to see the Holy Stream of Light. One day your body will return to the Earthly Mother; even also your ears and your eyes. But the Holy Stream of Life, the Holy Stream of Sound, and the Holy Stream of Light, these were never born, and can never die. Enter the Holy Streams, even that Life, that Sound, and that Light which gave you birth; that you may reach the kingdom of the Heavenly Father and become one with him, even as the river empties into the far-distant sea.

More than this cannot be told, for the Holy Streams will take you to that place where words are no more, and even the Holy Scrolls cannot record the mysteries therein.”

~ The Essene Gospel of Peace, Book 4, The Holy Streams (source)


  • This is a wonderful passage.

    I was recently reminded of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy and felt like reading over the lyrics again and noticed a similar sentiment to a spiritual Father residing in the starry heavens.

    Thought I would share here 🙂

    ”Brothers, above the starry canopy
    There must dwell a loving Father.
    Do you fall in worship, you millions?
    World, do you know your creator?
    Seek him in the heavens;
    Above the stars must He dwell.”

  • Thanks very much for sharing that practice, I hadn’t heard of it before, but it’s very inspiring and seems to have a lot of depth to it. I look forward to trying this visualisation when going to sleep in the evenings.

    Quick question. The original gospel was in Aramaic or Hebrew correct?, do you know the original word that was used for ‘light’?

    • Hi Karim. Yes, the original gospel is apparently in Aramaic and Hebrew and there is also an Old Slavonic version out there, however only a translation of it by Edmond Bordeaux Szekely is available to the public and there is no access to the original source, so hard to say what the word would be. The following may give you more of a background on this:

      “It was in 1928 that Edmond Bordeaux Szekely (pronounced Say-Kay) first published his translation of The Essene Gospel of Peace, an ancient manuscript discovered in the Secret Archives of the Vatican as the result of limitless patience, faultless scholarship, and unerring intuition.

      The English version first appeared in 1937 representing yet another fragment of the complete manuscript which exists in Aramaic in the Secret Archives of the Vatican and in old Slavonic in the Royal Library of the Habsburgs (now the property of the Austrian government). The poetic style of the translator brings to vivid reality the exquisitely beautiful words of Jesus and the Elders of the Essene Brotherhood. Liberated from the secret archives of the Vatican, these sacred scrolls are testaments to the eternal and living truth of the Way.” (Source)

      If it’s ancient Hebrew, I imagine the word for light would be “or” (אוֹר). Aramaic would be more tricky, since they had multiple words for it — likely “noor” or “noorah”, or “anhura”, but it could also be “ziwa” (solar light). Those are just my guesses though based on my understanding of those languages, but I have no idea and a word translated one way or another can certainly change the meaning quite a bit. Perhaps one day this gospel will be made available to the public so we can study it more deeply.

      It is a beautiful practice though. I’m sure you’ll enjoy exploring it. Good luck!

      • That’s an interesting bit of history Jenny. I did not know the original text was not accessible, quite unfortunate that such a thing has not been released.

        Thanks for the language explanation. I think it’s sometimes nice to know about and use words from older languages, as perhaps these words can have more of a power to them that modern words may have less.

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