There are three paths leading to Truth. The first is the path of the consciousness, the second that of nature, and the third is the accumulated experience of past generations.
1. A certain dynamic unity exists in our consciousness, where one is at the same time many.
2. The second of the three paths is the path of nature . . . followed in all ages through experience and through experiment, through the use of inductive and deductive methods.
Nature is a great open book in which everything can be found.. . . If we learn her language, nature will reveal to us all the laws of life and the universe.
3. The third path to Truth, is the wisdom, knowledge and experience acquired by the great thinkers of all ages. . .
Rejecting the dogmatic methods of literal and purely scientific interpretation as well as the exaggeration of the symbolists, we shall try to translate the Essene Gospel of Peace in the light of our consciousness and of nature, and in harmony with the great traditions of the Essenes, to whose brotherhood the authors of the Dead Sea Scrolls themselves belonged.