The Gnostic Religion: The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity

The Gnostic Religion was the 1st decent introduction to gnosticism for the modern world is still of value today It includes both heresiological original texts Nag Hammadi only uncovered later It holds useful material on Simon Magus, the Hermetic Poimandres shown here to be equally a gnostic

Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing

Gnosticism developed alongside Judeo Christianity over two thousand years ago, but with an important difference It emphasizes, not faith, but direct perception of God Gnosticism being derived from the Greek word gnosis, meaning knowledge Given the controversial premise that one can know God dir

Reading Judas: The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity

The two leading, bestselling experts on the Gnostic Gospels weigh in on the meaning of the controversial newly discovered Gospel of Judas When the Gospel of Judas was published by the National Geographic Society in April 2006, it received extraordinary media attention and was immediately heralded a

Gnostic America: A Reading of Contemporary American Culture & Religion according to Christianity's Oldest Heresy

Gnostic America is a reading of current American culture, politics, and religious life according to the ancient movement known as Gnosticism In it, Peter M Burfeind builds off the foundations of Hans Jonas, Denis de Rougement, Norman Cohn, William Voegelin, Carl Jung, and Harold Bloom, each of whom

The Book of Secret Wisdom: The Prophetic Record of Human Destiny and Evolution

Do you wonder about the future and the destiny of humanity Do you want to know the true purpose of your existence on Earth and in the Universe A long hidden ancient text holds the answers you seek Zinovia Dushkova, Ph.D., is one of the few living people who has gained access to the million year o