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Ancient Essenian and Egyptian healers worked with a person's subtle anatomy, addressing all its luminous layers and auras in a quest for therapeutic healing. Historically passed down only through oral tradition, these ancient tools have found renewed interest through the recent work of Daniel Meurois and Marie Johanne Croteau, authors of The Great Book of Essenian and Egyptian Therapies. These healing arts, which unified the body with its own divine essence, were practiced by holy people as early as 4000 BCE and through 100 CE. These master healers were thought to have achieved health at all levels because of their compassionate service to others. Unbound by traditional thought, these early healers saw the spirit—the original source before a physical body manifests—as layers of light (auras) that form a divine bridge between the breath and the physical being. From the Past The Essenians, or Essenes, came from Ancient Egypt, where they were known as the "Fraternity"—a Hebrew society that lived among the Jewish people. Enlightened by pharaohs Amenophis III and Akhenaten, the Essenians were the guardians of "the knowledge." In this sense, according to the Essenian understanding, the luminous body and its radiations were "carriers of the truth of being." ▼ ▼ ▼ A FRESH APPROACH 4 of 4

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