Love, wisdom & truth – Bees as symbols, Part 3/4

 – Bees provide an example of a superior form of society
When I was in Bulgaria, I lived with a friend in the town of Ternovo, in a little house surrounded by trees and vines. It was in Ternovo that the Brotherhood gathered each year for a convention at which the Master Peter Deunov was present. What I want to tell you is very interesting from both a spiritual and a scientific point of view. One day a magpie made a hole in the shutter of one of my windows and, not long after, a swarm of bees settled in the space between the shutter and the window pane and began to prepare the combs in which to store their honey. I was delighted to be able to watch them from my room and see exactly how they worked, and I saw some extraordinary things which were very rare from a scientific point of view.

Watching the bees at work, I came to understand how pure they were and how highly evolved and, also, what a magnificent example they provide of a superior form of society. I cannot explain all that I learned from them, but what I can tell you is that bees are true disciples of the White Brotherhood, true symbols of beings who work hard and make honey, that extraordinary, delicious nourishment taken from flowers. The bees left a perfect image in my mind of how to make honey in life.

Bees did not come from this planet; no other insect can be compared to them. They came from the planet Venus especially for the benefit of Initiates, ascetics and hermits, and of all those who spend their lives thinking of mankind, of God and of heaven. There is not very much food in the places where hermits and sages live and while they spend their time thinking about God, God also thinks of them, that is why he sent them the bees: to prepare this special kind of food for them.

We are told that when the Earth saw this, it was jealous and tried to produce insects that would resemble the bees… and all it managed to produce was wasps! It was never able to find out how bees made honey, so wasps can do no more than build wax combs (but perhaps that is only a fairy tale)! Wasps symbolize selfish, unworthy disciples who are capable of eating honey but do not know how to make it, who serve themselves before serving God. This is why nature’s secrets are hidden from them.

What is a bee’s sting for? Perhaps you think its only purpose is to allow the bee to defend itself against men or other insects by stinging them? No, the principal function of a bee’s sting is not that of self-defence (in fact, it dies when it stings someone). A bee’s sting is used in making honey; it secretes a special substance which is mixed with the honey in order to preserve it. When honey does not contain this substance it is unfit for human consumption.

I must tell you, also, that bees are so sensitive that they can distinguish an evil, unjust, thieving man from one who is just, kind and honest. They refuse to swarm anywhere near someone who is unjust or a liar; they immediately go somewhere else. Also, bees loathe disharmony and chaotic vibrations such as fear, for example. And they hate garlic. If someone who has been eating garlic gets anywhere near them they attack them immediately! Now you understand why your stomach rebels if you eat honey and garlic at the same meal!

Bees represent the sixth race of man, the race of the future, the new culture. They love symmetry; haven’t you already seen the symmetry of the hexagonal cells they build? Also, they have a detailed scientific knowledge of the colours and properties of flowers. Bees are symbols of those who have been born anew.

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
Complete Works Vol. 1, The Second Birth – Love, Wisdom and Truth

To be continued…


  1. Rosemary November 28, 2018 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    What a wonderful story, it feels so right to me, especially the part where you say they are from Venus. That makes so much sense to me in the here and now. The bee has come to me in many forms and shapes and often in such magical ways that I know it is a powerful messenger and now your story confirms this. I hope it is okay if I share a personal experience that happened in the night of the 30th september 2011.

    I was in bed and had my eyes kind of half closed and suddenly my third eye started working. I was shot into space and it was magnificent. I have done this before so I could relax and just observe where I was going. I had an incredible speed and went through several spiral like tunnels of light and colours. And then suddenly something came into focus. I could not believe my Inner Eye. Loud and clear a kind of wasp bee sort of insect appeared. I have never experienced something like this before and I dared hardly breathe as I was afraid it would dissappear again. I knew I was finally seeing something and meeting something very great. So I kept focussing and the waspbee was working very hard too to meet me. I could see him as through a microscope although he did not come into focus completely. I saw the black and yellow colors, wings that were doing their utmost best to fly as fast as he could. I fell in love with him immediately. I heard my Voice Over say that he was my guardian and I was able to follow him, sometimes reducing my speed as much as I could because my whole being was in awe over what was happening. Sometimes I lost him but then with intent and focus we would find eachother again, such a blissfull reunion. Then suddenly we flew over land, I could see all the details of nature so clear and I felt intense happiness. My Voice Over told me to try to stay out of judgment and to just let the experience come to me so it could unfold in the right way. I have seen so many things on my trip. Once I had fully arrived on what I feel is this planet, the waspbee got like bigger wings and then I saw him landing and whilst landing I thought for a moment I saw him as a man and felt a connection with the Butterfly Man cropcircle that appeared here where I live in 2009. My consciousness moved on like a fast wind, as if I were an eagle and I felt so free. I saw stone and rocks and I heard the voice say that he was taking me to his mountain top. Then all became reddish and I felt as if I were in the Rocky Mountains. I zoomed in with a lot of speed on all kinds of structures in the ground that were moving and rearranged all the time in beautiful patterns. At a particular point I was hanging right above the ground and i could clearly see the red sand/rock land lying under water. It was amazing, i could see the water so clearly, all of it. Then I moved on again and I could see large fields with dark green plants or bushes. I could not clearly see yet and I was wondering what it was, it looked kind of like heather. And upon thinking that it immediately showed. Heather with pink flowers opened up and they all waved at me. Oh my god, my belly, I felt so happy, they were welcoming me.Then in my acceptance and feeling grace, the flowers became hands and I was a bit hesitant but the voice told me to not judge, just look unattached. Thousands and thousands of people were showing. Clapping, all excited in anticipation and smiling and welcoming me. Then suddenly only children, like in the circus. All wearing orange and waving with little flags. I was so impressed. They did not look at me directly but they did see something that was making them incredibly happy and it had to do with my appearance/return. Then I moved on to a hilly dry sandy braun area  and I could see thousands of native people running with me, waving, cheering, trying to keep up. I could only smile in my bed, it was so unexpectedly beautiful, so much love. Then I suddenly was in a train. A man was appearing very clear and then he was gone again. I then saw several young man in what looked like a plain but it could also be a spaeship. I was in there, could see the land through the window, some of them were smoking and they were aware of me but not making contact. I could feel that this was a very serious moment for them and I felt very connected and loving. Then my third eye closed up again leaving me in my bed with this silent feeling of gratefullness for what I had seen.

    • John December 1, 2018 at 7:55 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Rosemary for sharing this beautiful and extraordinary personal experience

      • Rosemary December 1, 2018 at 9:58 pm - Reply

        And thank you so much for your loving and supportive response John 🙂

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