We discover the practices of a substantial spiritual community. One presumes this community remained in tact until the modern era and the plausibly dissipated. Thus the maintenance of this body of work. I do strongly suggest reading this description of spiritual practice.
Much is promised here and more importantly we gain a different perspective.
The item on Amos is clearly in the Levant and the peoples of the old testament are now present.
The congregation with Amos were the Children of Light and the people were Kenim who worshipped Yawileth, and Galbenim who worshipped Eloah ( hebrew god ). But Amos taught the people to walk in the light of Truth and said, "To each of you his own god, but above any god which can be named is something that carmot be named and you shall know it as The Supreme Spirit".
[ this sounds like Caanan and that area - arclein ]
They were like men walking a circle in darkness, one behind the other, each having his hand on the shoulder of the man in front. Therefore, when the king of the sons of Heth came to buy what Kenim had made, Amos spoke to him about the way of light, and sometimes the king listened. When they came upon priests of the sons of Heth, Amos said, "What manner of men are these who prance about as though the ground were covered with hot cinders? Before their altars they are like drunkards who go about shouting and singing.
They leap like horses kicking at the wind".
[ This makes sense. After sustained meditation is is possible to open up the inner sun which radiates safely in the ultraviolet and surely floods the body. This provides illumination. - arclein ]
Because of this the king looked even more favourably upon Amos and his people, but he did not change his ways or seek to walk in the light. For Amos refused to perform acts of magic before his court or to foretell the future, and the king believed that magic could accomplish all things. He believed there was an effortless way to accomplish all things, if the secret were known, and could not understand that the secret was safeguarded behind the doors of austerity and self-discipline.
Amos then sent an attendant in haste to bring back a Holy Man of the congregation, who was with his caravan.
When the Holy Man came, Amos showed the overseer and the priests that such things were not beyond the control of enlightened men, for the Holy Man could foretell the issue, whatever was done with the ebin.
When Amos left the temple he took with him a woman named Kedshot, whom he had won from the priests, and made her fi-ee. The degradation of women to serve the temples was conmion in the land of Heth and Amos raised his voice against it. When next in the presence of the king, he said, "The common feelings of all men condemn fornication, and it is not allowed by your own laws. Yet if fornication is sanctified to your god the priests permit it for their profit. Is it not true that this wickedness is now so common in the temples of Heth that the woman who seeks to sell the services of her body in the drinking booths can ask no more than a handful of meal? " The king said, "Such is the custom of Heth, which is of long standing and cannot be changed". Amos said, "Does the long standing of a custom make it good?"