DEDICATED TO DR. DAVID JOHN CARMOS
- Dr. David John Carmos -
(Mentor & Leader)
On February 8, 2014 at 7:44 PM, the planet sighed, as it lost a World Class Healer and Teacher, Acupuncturist, unsurpassed Master Yogi, Essene Archbishop, University Professor, Prolific Author, Public Speaker and unceasing advocate for World Peace and Unconditional Love.
Although elfin in stature his positive outlook, engaging and witty personality, radiant smile and keen sense of humor towered like benevolent giants over his every endeavor and achievement.
He wrote over 12 books, among them were “You’re Never Too Old to Become Young”; “The Essene Master” and his first book, a true classic in yoga literature written in 1968 was “Vitality, Health and Relaxation through Yoga”.
Dr. David John Carmos began studying yoga in 1952 at the age of 11 and Nutrition in 1955. From 1966 to 1970 he was the first person to teach yoga for credit at a major university. He taught at Boston University, Sargent College, in the school of Allied Health Sciences, and designed corrective physical education using the therapeutic aspects of yoga as the modality.
His yoga repertoire was over 600 variations of Asanas and Karana Kriya (isotonic yoga) He taught the ‘The Master Moves’ in yoga and with these one can accomplish anything with the human body. He was one of the founders of the Yoga Teachers of America.
He was Director of an historical Museum on Cape Cod. He held a Doctorate in Allied Health Sciences and was a graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture, the nations oldest accredited acupuncture college.
He researched, wrote and taught internationally on multiple subjects including: Ancient Healing Systems, Nutrition, the Healing Secrets of the Essenes, Body Mind Medicine, Reversing the Aging Process, Yoga The Master Moves ™, Touch Therapies, Mythology, Metaphysics, and The Secret to the Mysteries of the YOUniverse! He was consecrated archbishop of the Essene Order in April 2007.
“Truth is one, the sages speak of it by many names” (from the Rig Veda, one of Vedanta's most ancient texts, declared thousands of years ago).
When the student is ready, the teacher appears”. This saying was first attributed to the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. This is true in gaining wisdom and understanding in many of life’s most challenging aspects; from mathematics, sports, spiritual advancement, and even mentoring through a job or profession. Recognizing a teacher, someone who has transversed the areas you are looking for, having their experience and wisdom can assist in guiding and inspiring you towards your ultimate destination.
As Walt Whitman (19th Century American poet, Essayist Journalist and Humanist) had suggested: “Re-examine all you have learned in your churches, books and schools, (social and family programming) and dismiss any of it which insults your soul.”
The starting off point is to a spiritual life is to: ’challenge your programming’. Each of us was raised with a certain ideology, that when examined fully, may or may not be something that resonates deepest with our own individual soul and creates the highest potential for our life’s expression.
When we are ready to learn and grow, we will be ready to listen to and act upon knowledge we gain from a teacher. This teacher, may have already been in front of us, and perhaps has always been there all along, though we may have not been open to receive their teachings and guidance.
Here a few of the Ascended Masters, Spiritual guides, Inspirational leaders, Earth Angels, Sages, Gurus, and Avatars that have inspired many journeys into truth, self, and source consciousness.
The Dead Sea Scrolls, are parchment and papyrus scrolls that were found rolled-up inside special jars with tight-fitting covers, which helped preserve them until they were first found in 1947. They stayed preserved for almost 2,000 years from the time they were first placed in them.
"The spirits of truth and falsehood struggle within the heart of man; Truth born out of the spring of light, Falsehood from the well of darkness. And according as a man inherits truth, so will he avoid darkness” (from the Manual of Discipline of the Dead Sea Scrolls)
The Essenes were an ancient mystical sect, best known for writing the Dead Sea Scrolls found in the caves in the desert of Qumran in 1947. The most famous historians of the period, spoke of the Essene community in the highest regard, respect and awe. These include Pliny the Elder (23-79 CE), the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus (36-100 CE), and Philo of Alexandria (20 BCE to c. 50 CE), in his Natural History.
Every member of the Essenes in Egypt or Palestine, or of the ‘Therapeutae’, as they were called in other lands was taught about the principles of a healthy body and a powerful mind. The Essenes were ecologist, saw women and men as equal, were known to be psychic and profits of the desert, masters in art and science, were alchemists, metaphysicians, believed in purity in body/mind, and the aspect they were most revered for: the knowledge and ability to heal any disease.
In what we now call the Holy Land, the Essenes, are said to have lived to an average age of upwards of one hundred and twenty five years (125). According to historians the average age in the Holy Land at that time (2000 years ago) was only thirty eight (38). Certainly, this is an attainment, which has not been duplicated even in modern times, with all the science, and ‘advancements’ of the twenty first century. Clearly there are secretes of Nature the Essenes knew and lived by, which even today we are unaware.
Theologians generally concede that John the Baptist and John the Beloved were of the Essene Community and there is a fair amount of evidence to indicate that Yeshua, if not an Essene, was strongly influenced by them. They had a unique and peaceful way of honoring Gd through their daily practices and understanding of the Mother Earth and how they communicated and treated themselves and ALL the creatures of the planet.
There are many legends and myths concerning the great masters of humanity. Each of these beings brought another aspect to the concept that humankind was created in the image of the creator. This creator is known by many names and different personalities. To the nomadic warrior tribes of the Middle Eastern part of the world, their view of Gd with a warrior deity. He was angry, vengeful, jealous, vindictive; in short he possessed all the worst and least desirable traits of human nature. Other nations develop concepts of many gods, each deity represented a different aspect of human nature. Among the most famous of these were the ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Vedantic societies.
The Dead Sea Scrolls are ancient Essene (Biblical) manuscripts that were discovered between 1947 and 1956 in eleven caves near Khirbet Qumran. They are dated from the 3rd century BCE to the 1st century CE.
One group which saw Gd not as male, but as a mother, a father and a benevolent loving being was an ancient group known as the Essenes. The Essenes were one of the ancient mystery schools.There were said to be seven different mystery schools. These groups studied the secrets of nature and lived according to those principles which they developed through empirical study. These so-called nature religions saw the elements of the universe as the father aspect of Gd and the mother and her elements as the mother aspect of Gd.
They also followed the concept that Gd was to be found within. Among other things which the Essenes practiced was to take the fruits and grains of the earth and offer them to the Gd within. This idea of Gd being within was later expressed by Jeshua bar Josef, when he declared that “the kingdom of heaven is within” (Luke 17:21) if Gd's home is heaven and heaven is within, it should give us a clue, where to find Gd.
Even Socrates knew of this secret when he said.. “if you want to learn the secrets of the universe, study yourself” and as Rumi (13th century Persian Poet and Mystic) once suggested..
“I searched for Gd and only found myself, then i searched myself and found only Gd”
Some believe the Essene linage comes from Esnoch, or Enoch, from The Book of Enoch, where his Communion with the angelic world, would have been the first time this wisdom was given to him. They often wrote about their knowledge came from brothers from the sky. Whatever their origin, it is certain the Essenes existed for a very long time as a brotherhood/sisterhood, perhaps under other names in other lands.
The teaching appears in the Zend Avesta of Zoroaster, who translated it into a way of life that was followed for thousands of years. It contains the fundamental concepts of Brahmanism, the Vedas and the Upanishads, and the Yoga systems of India all sprang from the same source. Buddha later gave forth essentially the same basic ideas and his sacred Bodhi tree is correlated with the Essene Tree of Life. In Tibet the teaching once more found expression in the Tibetan Wheel of Life. The Pythagoreans and Stoics in ancient Greece also followed the Essene principles and much of their way of life.
The Essenes are aligned with the core essence and lineage of the Essene Way, as it has been lived and practiced since the beginning of time. Their understanding of health and healing as well as living according to Natural Law, creating balance within mind body and spirit, make this wisdom appropriate for all in today’s civilization. It is about inspiration to live in peace and harmony with ourselves, others, animals, plants, the planetary ecology, and the universal principles.
The Shroud of Turin is a centuries old linen cloth that bears the negative image of a crucified man. A man that millions believe to be Jesus of Nazareth and believe the fabric is the burial shroud in which he was wrapped after crucifixion.