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Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing

Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing

by Stephan A Hoeller


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 directly, the history of Gnosticism is an unfolding drama of passion, political intrigue, martyrdom, and mystery...



Gnosticism: Digest (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Editions)

Gnosticism: Digest (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Editions)

by Rosicrucian Order AMORC


This issue of the Rosicrucian Digest presents a compendium of materials that provide a solid introduction to the most important aspects of Gnosticism.

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Gnosis: The Nature and History of Gnosticism

Gnosis: The Nature and History of Gnosticism

by Kurt Rudolph


Presents a readable and appealing introduction to what otherwise might seem an inaccessible religion of late antiquity.





The Nag Hammadi Scriptures: The Revised and Updated Translation of Sacred Gnostic Texts Complete in One Volume

The Nag Hammadi Scriptures: The Revised and Updated Translation of Sacred Gnostic Texts Complete in One Volume


The Nag Hammadi Scriptures, edited by Marvin Meyer, is the most complete, up-to-date, one-volume, English-language edition of the renowned library of Gnostic manuscripts discovered in Egypt in 1945, which rivaled the Dead Sea Scrolls find in significance...



The Wisdom of the Knowing Ones: Gnosticism: The Key to Esoteric Christianity

The Wisdom of the Knowing Ones: Gnosticism: The Key to Esoteric Christianity

by Manly P. Hall


If any group, which shared in the Christian mystery, possessed the esoteric secrets of the early Church, it was the Gnostics. This order preserved to the end the high ethical and rational standards which confer honor upon a teaching...



The Essence of the Gnostics

The Essence of the Gnostics

by Bernard Simon


Long before there was a system of belief called Gnosticism there were those who reached for a special intimate knowledge of God and His mysterious ways...



The Gnostic Gospels

The Gnostic Gospels

by Elaine Pagels


Gnosticism's Christian form grew to prominence in the 2nd century A.D. Ultimately denounced as heretical by the early church, Gnosticism proposed a revealed knowledge of God ("gnosis" meaning "knowledge" in Greek), held as a secret tradition of the apostles...



Gnosticism: An Introduction (Illustrated)

Gnosticism: An Introduction (Illustrated)

by George R. S. Mead


-Includes numerous illustrations which reproduce key Gnostic artworksGeorge Robert Stowe Mead was one of the most distinguished scholars ever to study the texts and history of Gnosticism...



Living Gnosticism: An Ancient Way of Knowing

Living Gnosticism: An Ancient Way of Knowing

by Jordan Stratford


Twenty-two centuries ago in Alexandria, a sect of philosopher-poets fashioned a myth the strands of which weave through Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Greek philosophy, and inspired the legends of the Holy Grail...



What Is Gnosticism?

What Is Gnosticism?

by Karen L. King


A distinctive Christian heresy? A competitor of burgeoning Christianity? A pre-Christian folk religion traceable to "Oriental syncretism"? How do we account for the disparate ideas, writings, and practices that have been placed under the Gnostic rubric?..



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