“The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains, 
The world, and those who live in it.

Psalm 24:1 NASB

The Seed of Life is an Essene Home is in the heart of Central Texas Hill Country. For over a decade we worked to build a prototype Suburban Homestead Organic (GMO free) Food Forest in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada (in the Mohave Desert) using Veganic Gardening and Permaculture Principles. We worked to grow all of the plants traditionally found in the Holy Land and Garden of Eden (Pistachios, Figs, Dates, Pomegranates, Olives, Citrus, Jujubes, Carob, Mulberry and much more).

On Winter Solstice of 2012 (12-21-12) we launched our WholeWAY Home concept. For almost ten years, we hosted kindred spirits from all over Planet Earth.  These were people coming to Las Vegas who wished to stay in a place that supported their health and sobriety. You could call it a compound or commune or community, but we just called it our “home,” where we rented rooms out to future friends.

In addition, we traveled and taught about Essene Biogenic Living, Raw Food Vegetarianism, benefits of Raw Cacao, Fermentation, How to Kiss Addiction Goodbye, and Spiritual Evolution.

Now we are redefining The Way of our Sanctuary. We have visited and been inspired by Rabbi Dr. Gabriel Cousens at Tree of Life, Brother Day at the Essene Monastery in Oregon, the Enchanted Garden in San Diego, along with the writings of Edmond Bordeaux Székely, and many communal spaces to experience what works best. With many lessons learned, we are coming out of the Desert and into the Promised Land of Texas.

We have acquired five acres of land one hour West of Austin. The area is known as the Texas Wine Trail, between the quaint and historically significant towns of Johnson City and Fredericksburg. It is a Healing Vortex. The land has potable well-water and traditional electricity, but there are ample opportunities for alternative energy: wind-solar-geothermal-hydro.

Sovereign Individuals who are attracted to and/or interested in following the Essene Way will be invited to live here. We plan to have many options available. We look forward to meeting you!

~anand and Chef Mason
(mary-margaret and cary stratton)