THE FIRST ESSENE CHURCH

 

Right from the beginning of the Essene revival, Essene churches have been founded. The very first one was actually founded by Edmond B.Székely and his friends, during their studies at the Sorbonne, as we can read in Professor's biography (Search for the Ageless ):

(p.22)...Both my treatise (La Vie Biogénique) and the Essene Gospel made a great impression on some of my classmates, all good friends of minebetween the ages of twenty and twenty-six, and inspired a group of us to form a little church based on the Essene Gospel of Peace, to start a diet of raw fruits, raw vegetables, nuts and germinated seeds, and try to live according to the suggestions of the Essene Gospel...

(p.27)...He (Jean Pierre Weiller) told me he had a friend in Greece, on the Island of Cos, the home of Hippocrates, the father of medicine, and that his friend, a physician by the name of Dr. Damoglou, had also read the Essene Gospel of Peace and had started a large congregation on the Island of Cos...So the congregation of Dr. Damoglou on the Island of Cos became the second Essene Church in our history...

(p.30)...Meanwhile, my friend Jean Pierre (Weiller) was full of ideas. The first one, inspired and challenged perhaps by his Greek friend, was to found an Essene Church. And this he did, donating a very beautiful area of his land for the use of about two dozen of his friends, where they got together once a week and read the Essene Gospel, discussed the Essene teachings and talked about their experiences in following a simple and natural life and diet...

(p.143) ...THE AMERICAN ESSENE GOSPEL OF PEACE AND THE FIRST ESSENE CHURCH IN THE U.S.A.

Meanwhile, the Essene Gospel of Peace appeared in San Francisco, and we began to receive visits from a good number of people interested in joining the Essene Movement in some way. The First Essene Church was established in San Francisco, and soon a branch appeared in Los Angeles headed by Dr. Gary White. Another branch soon appeared at Cresta Solana, very close to Lake Elsinore, conducted by Rev. Victor Lord. The memberships of these churches grew by leaps and bounds as the Teaschings of the Essenes attracted more and more people. It seemed that the dry air of Southern California was very good for transmitting messages, because the number of people who either wrote or visited us, interested in the Essene Movement, grew in almost geometrical proportion from week to week...