Abbey Church Essene was founded by Reverend Pastor Martha A. Muehe, DD, who studied Essene Ministry via The Essene New Life Church Mount Shasta CA, Divinity via Universal Life Church Modesto CA, biology, education, and art at Fitchburg State University, nutrition at Essex Agricultural and Technical Institute Danvers MA, Clinical Nutrition via Natural Healing Institute Encinitas CA, and many books including “The Essene Gospel of Peace” and “From Enoch to the Dead Sea Scrolls” by Edmond Bordeaux Szekely.

We say our communions (mantras) and peace contemplation in the present tense for immediate realization, “I am”, meaning, “I am one with”, but shortened for ease.

“I am earth, sun, air, water, fruit, life, joy.”
“I am love, peace, strong, wise, creative, eternal, universe.”
“I am peace in mind, body, family, society, culture, earth, universe.”