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Peace: New Method, New Light Peace -- New Method, New Light
by Olivier Manitara.

Everyone wants peace; yet, there have never been so many wars -- at every level of life. Every day, more and more individuals are taken over -- in spite of themselves -- by the vibration of anger, of irritability, and of the great conflict pitting everyone against everyone else.

Here, the author presents a new and surprising point of view, while revealing methods which become evident, and whose effectiveness is assured for the triumph of peace -- both internal and external.

"Peace exists inside every person, and it is up to us to make it flow freely, so that it can illuminate life with its presence, and give us the strength necessary to triumph over all obstacles."

A teaching of a rare quality, dedicated to all those who thirst for peace, justice, light and love -- and who are, above all, ready to take action

ISBN 1-894341-01-5
Paperback, 5.5" x 8.5", 232 pages.
Retail price: $15.00 US

Excerpts:
The Kingdom of Peace Is Like a King

The kingdom of peace is like a king who raises an army to go off to war. He wins all of the battles, and the victory is his. He is filled with joy because he has crushed his enemies. But he soon realizes that many of his best friends are dead; and he sees, once again, the faces of those he has killed, with their blood still staining his armor.

He says to himself: "Do they, perhaps, have wives and children weeping for them now?"

His heart becomes filled with sadness; he knows that the real enemy has not been defeated. In truth, I say to you, there is never any victory in external wars. It is always man who loses. It is impossible to separate victory and defeat in this kind of war.

The real enemy is inside oneself; the person who triumphs over it elevates himself above that victory-defeat, to find the light of the kingdom that I am telling you about.



The Balance Between The Spiritual Life And The Material Life

These days, human beings are concerned only with their bodies and with external life. The spirit has disappeared and the consciousness is of no interest to anyone. This orientation produces an imbalance, an unconscious turmoil which is the cause of all wars. Peace is, above all, an equilibrium, a harmony, a fullness, a justice. Man can find this peace only by once again balancing the spirit and matter inside himself -- by using the sword of the consciousness.

The sword of the Archangel Michael, which Christ talks about, is the needle on the scale; it is also the virtue which allows one to distinguish what belongs to the spirit from what belongs to matter. Then each thing can be put into its correct place for the good of the whole. One must not neglect the spirit in order to only take care of the material side; but one must not neglect the body either, and take interest only in the spirit. Peace is never extremist; it results from a reasonable union of the two poles of the one-energy.


The Universal Key Of Peace: The Great Method

If you want to approach a deeper understanding of this teaching on peace, you can freely practice the following meditative exercises and methods which emanate from the initiatic current of the Cosmic Tradition and from St. John’s humanity of light.

Develop the good habit of feeling the ground under your feet, of feeling that the earth is carrying you. Even when you lie down in your bed to sleep, you can be aware that the earth is supporting you and that you give your body over to it with confidence.

Develop the good habit of feeling the infinite sky above you. You must acquire this perception of the immensity and the eternity of the highest heights.
Raise your eyes up towards the blue of the sky and consciously tie yourself to the divine spirit, to the Most High, to the Supreme One -- with a feeling of elevation, of ennoblement, and of unlimited perfection.

Just as you were able to realize that the earth is carrying you and supporting you, you must also succeed in feeling that the infinite immensity of the sky above you is elevating you, is attracting you upwards, is straightening you up, and is awakening you inside your true eternal being.

The third habit to be acquired consists of feeling yourself to be like a point of liaison between the sky and the earth, allowing the inspirations of the spirit to pass into matter and elevating the energies of matter up towards the spirit.

Whatever he does, an artisan of peace is aware of the earth, of himself and of the spirit, and also of his ability to make the spirit material and to make matter spiritual. For example, when he is eating, he is aware that he is making matter spiritual; and this is why he strives to perform this action with gratitude—inviting in the most elevated thoughts.

When he speaks, he is aware that it is the beauty of the spirit that is being manifested through his words; and he strives, therefore, to build up, and not to destroy. But these examples are poor compared with the profound discoveries waiting for the person who strives to acquire these habits in life. He will see, inside himself, that everything negative can be suppressed, and transformed by the power of the spirit -- and that only the awakened man can make it possible for the kingdom of peace to materialize inside the earthly reality, by adopting the new life of the spirit.


The Kingdom of Peace Is Like a Woman

The kingdom of peace is like an ordinary woman who loves life, her husband and her children, but who is always preoccupied by the many questions which create doubts and fears inside her soul.
Doubts and fears about life, her husband and her children -- to such an extent that she ends up living in a state of anguish and irritation, with a hardened heart and hurtful words.

On a day when she is feeling very sad, with a circle of questions whirling around in her head, she mechanically approaches a stream out in nature, sits down near it, and listens to its soft music. This music, through some mysterious power, moves her consciousness into her heart, opens it, and begins to talk to her and to give her all the answers.
Filled with joy, she raises her eyes and, for the first time, sees the sparkling sun, the green grass, the majestic trees; everything speaks to her of love and joy, and invites her to fullness.

In truth, I say to you, the person who lives on the surface of life can only find suffering and become a carrier of war. The external man always lives with questions, fear and unhappiness; but the inner man, who lives inside the heart, knows all the answers. Not ready-made answers which generate new questions, but living answers which lead to fullness and peace.
Only truth brings the fullness of life, and freedom.

The source of the truth lives inside your heart; and if you let its waters flow, you will find the purity of your true being and you will know peace. Fear, doubt, anguish and irritation are impurities which prevent the waters of the heart from flowing, and the true love from manifesting itself. Let your heart open up and let the waters of your heart flow; and all of the impurities will flee far away from you.

The external man cannot find the peace that he needs so much if he is cut-off from the inner man, from the heart. The inner man cannot find the fullness that he needs so much if he is cut-off from the source of the true being.
Therefore, each one is dependent upon the other; the angel of peace needs man in order to achieve peace on earth, and man needs the angel of peace in order to bring his life to fullness.

Table of contents:
I Am You

The Kingdom of Peace Is Like a Hen

Chapter 1 -- The Manual of Peace
Respect: A Key For Peace
Peace Is A Cake

The Kingdom of Peace Is Like a King

Chapter 2 -- The Mystery of the Two Kinds of Peace
The Practical Value Of The Teaching Of Christ
The Awakening Of The Consciousness To The Art Of Combat
The Secrets Of The Pentagram: White Magic And Black Magic
It Is Impossible To Achieve Peace Without Transforming Oneself
Do Not Allow Yourself To Be Enslaved By Fear
Mastering The Fire Of Love
Handling The Sword Of Decisions
The Negative Being Makes Everything Harmful; The Positive Being Makes Everything Beneficial
The Work Of The Masters
The Five Stages On The Path Of Peace
The Healing Of The Being Of War
To Be Or Not To Be -- That Is The Question
The Accumulation Of Discontentment -- The Source Of War
The Image And The Influence Of The Devil
Peace Resides Beyond The Illusory Appearances
The Paths Of The Two Kinds Of Peace
The Technique Of Harmony And Of Cosmic Unification
The Peace That The World Does Not Know
The Person Who Wants To Keep His Illusions Is Not Ready For Peace
Peace Is Not A Box Of Sleeping Pills
God Has No Side: He Is Indivisible

The Kingdom of Peace Is Like a Village

Chapter 3 -- The Great Meditation: the Tree of Peace
The Double-Edged Sword Of The Archangel Michael
Exercise of the Internal Awakening of the Consciousness
Introduce The Light Of The Spirit Into Everything You Do
The Spirit Is Perfect And Matter Is Perfectible
The Unity Of The Spirit
The Balance Between The Spiritual Life And The Material Life
The Universal Key Of Peace: The Great Method
Become Aware Of The Ground Which Carries You
Above You: The Immensity Of The Sky
Words Of Light On The Law Of Evolution
The Great Secret Of Initiation And Peace
The Great Meditation For Peace: The Ground, You, And The Sky
The Great Meditation For Peace: Life
The Great Meditation: The Purification Of Desire
The Great Meditation: The Force Of The Will And The Miracle Of The Person
The Great Meditation: The Elevation Of The Heart
The Great Meditation: The Mastery Of The Thoughts
The Great Meditation: The Eternal "I"
The Great Meditation: The Original Gnosis And The Land Of Light
The Great Meditation: The Omnipresence Of The Holy Spirit
The Great Meditation: The Force Of The Holy Spirit Is The Only Force
The Great Meditation: The Unmanifested
The Living Tradition
The Tree of Peace

Chapter 4 -- The Response of the Eternal

The Kingdom of Peace Is Like an Emigrant

Chapter 5 -- The Consciousness of Exchanges: a Key for Peace
The Communion With The Universe
The Two Paths Of The Consciousness
The Experiment In A Public Park
A Disciple Must Unite Himself With The Sublime Spirit Which Soars Above Creation
The Disciple's Experience With A Master-Tree
The Energy of Evil Is All the More Dangerous When It Is Invisible
No Act Is Insignificant
No One Else Can Be Conscious For You
Without Purity, Peace Is Impossible
The Truth Is Inside Of You
Everything Is Magical

The Kingdom of Peace Is Like a Woman

Chapter 6 -- I Am Gentle and Humble of Heart

Chapter 7 -- The Three Keys

Chapter 8 -- Vegetarianism for Peace

Chapter 9 -- Words for Awakened Men

Chapter 10 -- The Heroic Path of Shamballa
History Is Always Repeating Itself
Put The Will Of The Most High Above Everything Else
The Idea Of A Humanity Of Light
The Land Of Light Of The Guides Of Humanity
The Consecration To The Archangel Michael
Humanity In The Clutches Of The Dragon
The Art Of The Fight Which Saves

The Kingdom of Peace Is Like Pure Water

Chapter 11 -- The Egregor of the Dove and the Triumph of Free Peace
The Free And Creative Man
The Egregor Of The Dove: Source of The True Peace
The Art Of Creating Gods
The Thursday Ceremony Of The Students Of The School of St. John
The Mystery Of The Egregors

The Kingdom of Peace Is Like a Person Who Is Walking

Chapter 12 -- The Truth Does Not Ask Your Opinion

The Kingdom of Peace Is Like a Flowing Spring

Chapter 13 -- Thursday's Circle Of Peace

The Kingdom of Peace Is Like a Mother

Chapter 14 -- The Origin of Wars

The Kingdom of Peace Is Like a Chemist

Chapter 15 -- The Will of the Most High

The Kingdom of Peace Is Like a Gardener

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Olivier during a lecture, Summer 2004
About the author

Born in 1964, Olivier Manitara defines himself as a simple man who has been incarnated on Earth to revive the wisdom and the way of life of the Essenes, adapted for our era.

Olivier is the author of more than 30 spiritual and esoteric works in French.  For more than 10 years he has presented about one hundred seminars, giving spiritual awakening techniques and approaches within the Essene tradition.

He regularly collaborates with several magazines and newspapers and is an active Messenger of Peace recognized by UNESCO.

His works are illustrated by a rich human experience, countless meetings on the terrain, in very varied cultures. He gives more than 70 conferences in France and abroad each year. He is recognized throughout the world as an Essene specialist.

For more information about Olivier and his work, visit our French web site www.amiassociation.org


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