William Henry



Christ’s incarnation was intuited, if not planned, by the Essenes, a group of mystics who, in the second and first centuries B.C, wove Buddhism and esoteric Judaism, as well as streams of Iranian, Indian and Egyptian ascension teachings, into a profound Way of Perfection.  They  claimed they were living with angels who were teaching them to become angels or perfected humans (meaning more whole, holy, complete and compassionate) and to wear a robe of light that reflected supernatural capabilities like healing, invisibility, super human strength and the ability to travel the cosmos.

In the ‘Community Rule’ of the Dead Sea Scrolls we learn the Essenes alienated themselves from the rest of society in order to prepare and make way for the visitation of a high celestial being in fulfillment of Isaiah’s call to: “To prepare the way for the Messiah in the desert wilderness… to prepare a people to meet the Lord”. 

The Community Rule tells us this high heavenly being would incarnate in order to reveal the Mysteries of Eternal Being…concealed from humankind. At that time the righteous will be rewarded with “healing, great peace in a long life, and fruitfulness, together with every everlasting blessing and eternal joy in life without end, a crown of glory and a garment of majesty in unending light (Community Rule 4:2-13)

The Essenes believed this high celestial being would lead a revolution in human evolution, showing us the way to transform into angels and to transform the earth into a planet of righteousness.

Jesus/Yeshua, the Christ’s, incarnation was a cosmic event that ripples through our souls to this day. No matter what day he was actually born, Christ has always and everywhere existed.

In the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Essenes said this “star child” would lead a revolt against the children of darkness (disruptive Watcher angel spirits incarnate in Rome and symbolic of the material world) and deliver the righteous children of the light from the evil powers of earthly despots. 

Today, a torrent of despotic forces is converging upon us. We are also surfing a tsunami of man-made cataclysms. AI, climate change, and the rise of global technological totalitarianism and socialist terrorism, are just a few of the early warning signs of the wicked wave beneath us that could/will soon wreak havoc in our world…or if we are clever… will enable us to surf into a higher state of spiritual being. One thing is sure, the next five years will see more and faster change than any other time in human history. We get to decide which kind of wicked world we want. An evil one or a wicked good one.

For some — the .00000000001% of us who can do this — the answer to humanity’s problems is to migrate into space. The other 99.99999999%  of us have only one path. That is to follow the Way of the Perfection of the Cosmic Christ, put on our armor of God and conquer the dark forces that have ‘gifted’ us with this tsunami. Perhaps, once and for all, humanity will get it right and realize the rejects of the cosmos who have despoiled our planet are also the motivators of  the wicked…awesome…wondrous…cool future we seek, and which will defeat them.

Today, as we join in celebration of Jesus’ birth on earth, we may also further our resolve to unite with the Christ, the Light, within us. We fulfill his cosmic mission to counter the dark forces we have let traumatize our world.  And to return sanity and righteous,  cosmically acceptable values to our world, uplifting it to its highest height.


Many, of course, know that angels were involved in the conception and birth of Jesus.

This is what we see in the Annunciation scenes from Christian art.

For example, in the Annunciation by Filippo Lippi, C. 1450-1453, National Gallery London, Mary is in the Temple of Solomon. The archangel Gabriel appears.  The hand of God appears at the top center of the image, emerging from a vortex that rains golden manna, the dew of resurrection, while the dove of the Holy Spirit emerges from the cork-screwing vortex close to Mary’s knees, and anointing Mary with the cosmic energy of the Milky Way. 

It is significant that the Annunciation celebrates Mary’s transformation into the Theotokos (“God-bearer or Christ-bearer”). In Gnostic tradition, it represents her awakening or her enlightenment, and her transformation into a Vessel (or the New Ark of the Covenant, as she is called) capable of housing this cosmic energy. This must have been an extraordinarily delicate procedure for Gabriel and Mary (as it is for us).

Mary is our wayshower. Her message is vital to all preparing ourselves to hold this Light.

She was well prepared by the Essenes, who were obsessed with ritual purity. The reason for the Essenes strict insistence on purity is that they claimed they were living with angels and were purifying themselves in order to join them in the celestial realms. Gabriel is likely one of the angels the Essenes were living with.

These angels are super high vibrational beings. They don’t eat meat, drink alcohol or have sex. They can do all these things, but they don’t. So, neither did the Essenes.

Their rules were strictly enforced. Men and women seeking to join the Essenes had to go through years of probationary training and could not eat or drink with the members until their purity was assured. This was for everyone’s protection and empowerment.

One of the ritual points emphasized by the Essenes, as noted in the famous Halakhic Letter, is the contamination of pure water by pouring it into an impure vessel. 

The Essenes believed that even if the vessel containing the water was pure, and even if the water itself was pure, if it was poured into an impure vessel the water would not only become impure but the vessel containing the pure water would itself become impure. In other words, the impurity would “transfer” up the flow of water into the pitcher, contaminating everything in its path.  

If an impure person drank the pure water of the Essenes they feared it would contaminate the entire group. This is called “distributed karma”. What each of us does is distributed among all. What is done unto me is done not just unto you, but to all of humanity and is transferred up.

Think about the complex consciousness of the universe implied by this principle. All is One and One is All and interconnected in the Essenes glorious web of divine cosmic consciousness.

This principle also tells us a single individual has extraordinary power to transform the whole. 

This is the key to emerging from the wicked tsunami now beneath us.

We are living a global initiation, referred to as Ascension and the Singularity, that will affect everyone on the planet.

Prophecies from ancient Iran to Christianity tell that during this time humanity will be changed spontaneously.

The Bible says this will happen in a flash, in a twinkling of the eye at the last trump (1 Corinthians 51).

The transformation is occurring now.

Some may try to resist the transformation and our emergence into the new world, but the key is to rise with it and to transcend our limitations, and to emerge as an Essene star child.

This returns us to the importance of Mary’s story.

In the traditional or orthodox story of Mary, her conception of the high celestial being is passive. In the Gnostic version her role is active. She was trained to conceive (think up, dream up, imagine) the Christ Child.

This is our quest, too.


The Magi were the first to appear after the birth of the high celestial being.

While many seek a star of the Magi, gnostic writers believed the Magi were  actually seeking not a star, but a star-child. This perfectly aligns with the Essenes belief that they were calling in a high celestial being.

That is the premise of Revelation of the Magi, an extraordinary 8th century Gnostic manuscript resurrected from the Vatican archives by Dr. Brent Landau, who provides a first-ever English translation and critical analysis of this remarkable but largely unknown text.

The book tells the familiar story of the Three Kings or Magi who follow a star in search of the Christ child, but from a completely different perspective.

The star-child appears in the sky, descends from the heavens,  which open like a great gate,  and enters a cave, inviting the Magi to come inside (12:3- 5). 

In the cave, a gate opens and the star takes the form of a small and humble human being and tells the Magi that such a form is necessary for the inhabitants of the world to see the Son of the Father — indicating that this star-child is none other than Christ himself (13:1-2).

Christ tells the Magi that he has been sent from the Father for the salvation of all humanity, and instructs them to follow the star to Bethlehem to see his birth in human form (13:8-13).

The star upon which he rode is described in the 2nd century Protoevangelium as being ‘very great’, and so bright in the skies that it dimmed all the other stars, ‘so that they appeared not’.

It is clear that the Revelation of the Magi is describing the arrival of the high celestial being the Essenes were awaiting and that this being could take on human flesh and blood form, but also could transform back into its original angelic light body.


To the Essenes, the Jews and the Egyptian Christians of the first century, the birth of Jesus as the Messiah signaled it was time to reverse the disruption of the Watchers, the rebel divine beings or angels who came to earth from the throne of God and who are responsible for the evil in our world.

According to the Essenes, the high celestial being, Yeshua, was sent/born to repair the consequences of the Watcher’s wickedness and their fall.  

To understand this we must know that before they came to earth the Watchers were in a higher spiritual form, but chose to ‘fall’ to earth, swapping of their ‘higher frequency’ celestial light bodies for ‘lower frequency’ earthly flesh and blood bodies.

The Books of Enoch tell us when the Watchers  took on human flesh and blood bodies they engaged in ilicit sexual contact with human females. This ancient Contact resulted in the creation of a race of beings called Nephilim, hybrid humans with super-human capabilities (which is why they were called mighty ones or giants).

Some of the Watchers are a group of disruptive alien beings who infected human DNA. Some are here to elevate us to their level of existence.

In effect, Jesus is a cosmic repair man who works on a cosmic scale. His mission or service was to show us the way to over come the disruption of the wicked Watchers.

In Matthew 16:13-30 Jesus goes to Caesarea Philippi, at the base of Mount Hermon, and asks the disciples a loaded question: “Who do people say that I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God”. Jesus replied with an extraordinary statement:

“I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not be able to withstand it.” (Matthew 16:17-18)

Catholics believe this is the moment that Peter, whose name means Rock, is given leadership of the Christian Church.

Having none of this, Protestants believe the Rock is a reference to 1 Corinthians 10:4 when the disciples and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ.”

Jesus has a ‘spiritual rock’, a soul stone, called Christ, that will be used as an offensive tool against the gates of hell. This gate is Mount Hermon, the home/base of the rebel angels and the site of worship of Baal, the Old Testament


Andrea Prevetali’s Salvator Mundi. Jesus holds the Christ Soul Stone.

Jesus says the gates of this base will not survive his Christ rock or soul stone (which is equated to the Chintamani Stone of Tibetan Buddhism that produces the Rainbow Light Body).

As told in Genesis 6:1-4 and 1 Enoch, 200 Watcher angels arrived at Mount Hermon (literally herm or ‘stone’ of on or light) and took an oath to corrupt humanity. It was here, at this base, that the Watchers mated with human females and produced offspring known as the Nephilim. They are called “giants” because they were very tall, “mighty ones” because they possessed superhuman powers, and “men of renown” because they radiated light. These hybrid beings lived at Mount Hermon and fanned out from there.

According to 1 Enoch 15:8-12 when these giants were killed or died their spirits became “evil spirits on earth”. Enoch is telling us that “evil spirit” means a disincarnate being who is part human, part alien.

The presence of these evil spirits was a problem…and still is, according to some who seriously believe they are responsible for the wicked tsunami we are now surfing.


It is telling that the next event in Jesus’s mission was the Transfiguration when he took Peter, James and John to the top of a high mountain and was transfigured, changed his form, before them. As described in Matthew 17:1–8, Mark 9:2–8, Luke 9:28–36, his clothes became radiant, intensely white, as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses and they were talking with Jesus.


Icons of Christ’s Transfiguration, like this one, were considered to be sacred mirrors or portals capable of transmitting the Christ Light.

It is widely thought that this ‘high mountain’ is Mount Tabor, however neither Matthew, Mark or Luke say so in their accounts. This leads some scholars to Mount Hermon as the high place.

This makes sense. Jesus was sent to repair the evil of the fallen ones. He did so by showing them how to manifest the light body. Simultanteously, he showed the disciples how they can overcome the evil of the fallen ones.

On the one hand, we have the fallen who have forgotten how to manifest their original light bodies and have descended into evil, meaning flesh and blood bodies, and on the other the disciples who, apparently, have never known they were originally light beings.

In both cases the remedy is the same : put on the robe of light.


Jesus acquired knowledge of this mystical garment of light from his cousin, John the Baptist, who was an Essene living in Qumran. John, in turn, received it from his previous life as the prophet Elijah.

According to the prophecies of Isaiah, before the Messiah or Christ could manifest, two things must occur: one, a group of people must prepare the way, “make straight the path” and prepare the people and, two, the 8th century B.C. prophet Elijah must re-appear and prepare the way and announce the coming of the Messiah. Importantly, the exact spot on the bank of the Jordan River where John baptized Jesus is the same spot where Elijah ascended into heaven in a “chariot of fire”. As Elijah was ascending in his whirling chariot, he transmitted his holy garment to his disciple Elisha, who carried on Elijah’s teaching.

In his article, “Clothing Metaphors As a Means of Theological Expression in Syriac Tradition”, Sebastian Brock tells how 4-7th century Syriac writers claimed Adam’s lost “robe of glory” was deposited by Christ at his baptism in the Jordan waters. “It is henceforth available to mankind to put on again in Christian baptism,” writes Brock. Further, “this clothing or garment of glory with which the righteous are clothed is nothing but Christ himself.”

Literally interpreted, the Syriac tradition suggests to me that the frequency of Christ’s garment of light infused the waters of the Jordan, which were distributed to the waters of the earth, and are now capable of being transmitted to the baptized. When one puts on the robe of baptism, one puts on the  Robe of Christ. As Brock observes, it denotes entry into a new mode of being. In fact, he says, recovery of Adam and Eve’s lost “Robe of Glory” permits our re-entrance to Paradise or Sion. 

In addition, when Jesus and the baptized Christians put on this robe of light at baptism they are anticipating the Transfiguration and Resurrection, when they will be transformed in a flash, in a twinkling of an eye, into a light body identical to that of Christ.

Brock cites Ephrem as a 4th century example of this type of thinking, where he gazes into “the mirror of the Gospel” and describes the perfected ones of Sion:

I saw there beautiful people, and I was desirous of their beauty, and I saw the place of the good where they were standing and I was eager for their position. I saw their bridal chamber opposite, which no one who has not a lamp may enter, I saw their joy, and I myself sat down in mourning, not possessing works worthy of that bridal chamber. I saw them clothed with the robe of light”, and I was grieved that I had prepared no virtuous raiment.”


The Gospel of Philip, speaks directly of the robe of light when it states:

The powers do not see those who are clothed in the perfect light, and consequently are not able to detain them. One will clothe himself in this light sacramentally in the union.”

Philip further states:

The cup of prayer contains wine and water, since it is appointed as the type of the blood for which thanks is given. And it is full of the Holy Spirit, and it belongs to the wholly perfect man. When we drink this, we shall receive for ourselves the perfect man.”


Not only will they be unable to detain the perfect man, but they will not be able to see him, for if they see him, they will detain him. There is no other way for a person to acquire this quality except by putting on the perfect light and he too becoming perfect light.”

Philip has plainly stated that if we clothe ourselves in the glory body we will be invisible or transparent to the demonic beings, earthly and heavenly who seek to control humanity.

The text describes a time when the perfect light (plasma?) will flow from heaven:

“But when it is revealed, then the perfect light will flow out on every one. And all those who are in it will receive the chrism (the oil). Then the slaves will be free and the captives ransomed. He who possesses the qualities (of the perfect man) bestows joy upon the good.”

Philip is saying that our individual efforts to attain perfection have a profound effect on all humanity. We are to seek it not for ourselves, but for the greater good of all humans. We are to use it to bestow joy upon all that we encounter and distribute the right kind of wicked karma.

In effect, Philip is saying he accepted the mission of the Essenes starchild.

So can we.

William Henry is a Nashville-based author, investigative mythologist, and TV presenter. He is an internationally recognized authority on human spiritual potential, transformation and ascension


  1. pat 5 years ago

    Thank you I found this to be a very clear and beautiful piece of writing for Christmas.

  2. Kathryn Ann Bukowski 5 years ago

    Dearest Clare and William, what a glorious gift to discover under my tree…….. I will take this with me on my upcoming Retreat. I love you both.
    Kathryn Bukowski

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