The Spirit planted a garden on its holy mountain in the east.
It was sown with trees whose fruits were blazing jewels:
diamond, sapphire, and agate, emerald, sardonyx and cornelian, opal,
beryl, and topaz, malachite, garnet and amethyst.
In the centre of the garden grew the tree
of life; four streams, of milk, honey,
wine and oil issued from its roots.
The golden leaves and bright, crimson jewels which adorned
its branches, surpassed in beauty all the other created things,
and its glorious crown threw a radiant shadow over the garden.
The garden in the east was tended by Yva, the mother of all living.
THE LIVING ONE
Caravan to Cairns
Two young men, a road trip across the Australian Outback, strange encounters in isolated settlements… and a book that will change one of them forever.
From the harsh heat of the dusty road to the cool of the Temple, two stories… one immediate, one timeless… intertwine to illuminate each other.
Many scholars believe that the Gospel of Thomas preserves a glimpse into the oral tradition of the Essenes. The book is a collection of sayings, parables and dialogues attributed to Jesus. In this unique interpretation author and essayist, Stuart France brings the oral tradition to life, retelling the Gospel in his own words, in the way it may have been told around the hearth-fires of our fore-fathers.
Accompanied by in-depth comments which draw upon the Mystery School Tradition, The Living One provides a new window on an age-old story.
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