Gnostic Secrets of the Naassenes has 28 ratings and 7 reviews. Reveals the hidden meaning of the Grail and a secret Christian doctrine for achieving high. Gnostic Secrets of the Naassenes by Mark H. Gaffney, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Mark H. Gaffney’s Gnostic Secrets of the Naassenes is just such a book, filled with new insights and information into the history of Christianity as seen through.
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These Christians should read on. Retrieved gnistic ” https: Be the first to ask a question about Gnostic Secrets of the Naassenes. Shaun Mccann, added it Apr 21, Iglesia Gnostica marked it as to-read Dec 02, Apr 22, Lynda Stevens rated it really liked it. Lists with This Book. In fact, much of what passes as Christianity has nothing to do with the original teachings of its founder.
Dale Beach rated it it was amazing Feb 13, Made a nice follow on to reading the DaVinci Code but it’s nowhere near as gripping as Dan Brown’s series of thrillers.
Furthermore, the baby – or rather on this case, the snake, symbolising Gnosis, or experiential spiritual insight – was well-and truly thrown out with the bathwater. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? It is he who supplies the fiery heat of generation by which these forms are still continued.
I think Gaffney is saying that the original teaching of Christianity was of the immanence of God in the world and that this position is supported by evidence from other religions. Most important, however, is their revelation of the central truth of immanence–the indwelling of the Divine as symbolized by the Grail.
Skip to main content. Within the seed— sperma —is the Mystery of the Logos, as it is the original cause of all things that exist.
Early Gnostic Christian sects. The term, however, has no suitable alternative, so I will use it throughout the following chapters with this caveat. This book helps to fill a void that may never gnsotic fully filled, but at least can be better understood. The Naassene work known to Hippolytus would seem to have been of what we may call a devotional character rather than a formal exposition of doctrine, and this perhaps is why it is difficult to draw from the naasxenes left us a thoroughly consistent scheme.
Yet he seems to have a rival in this work; for we have reference made to a fourth being, whence or how brought into existence we are not told, a “fiery God,” Esaldaios, the father of the idikos kosmos. In order for them to seize hold of the First Man, there was given unto Adam a soul, that through this soul the image of the First Man above might suffer and be chastened in bondage.
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The Grail discussed therein was not an actual chalice but a symbol of the indwelling of the divine. What the critics said about Gnostic Secrets of the Naassenes: This was the real meaning of the Last Supper and why the Naassenes believed that Jesus was the fulfillment of all the Mystery traditions. In the process of allowing the Gnostics to speak for themselves naaesenes tell their own very different story, we will arrive at conclusions that are utterly subversive to orthodox Christianity and which, I predict, will eventually stand tradition on its head.
Because the evidence of these is still thin, we shall have less to say of them.
In fact, much of what passes as Christianity has nothing to do with the original teachings of its founder. I love it even more when those books are thoroughly sourced and well-documented.
The Grail discussed therein was not an actual chalice but a symbol of the indwelling of the divine. Trivia About Gnostic Secrets o I am not referring to a momentary epiphany or a flash of insight satori ; I mean the ultimate experience.
Fo 06, Ian Kloester rated it liked it. These chapters include detailed background information, an account of the rediscovery of the Refutation, a review of past scholarship, and commentary.
The good news is herein, awaiting the reader. In the following pages we will present this evidence and go even further by showing the precise points of correspondence between Gnostic Christianity and the spiritual traditions of India and Tibet— thus mapping out the common ground between East and West.
Cn Skinner rated it it was ok Oct 03, How, then, do we account for the remarkable resurgence of interest in Gnosticism over the past two centuries?