GNOSTIC SECRETS OF THE NAASSENES PDF

GNOSTIC SECRETS OF THE NAASSENES PDF

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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His assertion that the Maassenes snake refers to the Chakras does perhaps stray into more personal speculation, though there is not otherwise any reason to suppose he was wrong on this Altogether a worthy addition to anyone’s personal Gnostic library.

This book has been written with them in mind, which brings us back to the matter of origins Scholars generally agree that during its first centuries Christianity faced serious competition from numerous rivals, including Mithraism, Judaism, the official cults of Rome, various other pagan Mystery religions, and Gnostic Christianity.

Indeed, many are angry because they believe they have been deceived or lied to by the Church. This was the real meaning of the Last Supper and why the Naassenes believed that Jesus was the fulfillment of all the Mystery traditions.

Gaffney is the author of Dimona: This is why the Naassene Sermon is so important to us. Hippolytus regards them as among the first to ths called simply “Gnostics”, alleging that they alone have sounded the depths of knowledge.

Such was the view of W. Shaun Mccann, added it Apr 21, But overall I agreed with him and I think this would be an excellent book to read if you are liberal Christian, a student of comparative religion, or a member of an Earth-centered faith.

Gnostic Secrets of the Naassenes: The Initiatory Teachings of the Last Supper by Mark H. Gaffney

Immanence, in the true sense intended by Jesus, thus allows for spiritual attainment in this life by ordinary individuals without the intermediary of Church or priest. Click here to learn more about this month’s sponsor! Apr 22, Lynda Stevens rated it really liked it. Laura Lawless rated it really liked it Jan 26, The curious are invited to peek ahead at any time to chapters 5 and 10 for more about the Secres of All Naassenes and the Naassene Sermon.

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Harrison rated it liked it Jul 27, It is he who supplies the fiery heat of generation by naassense these forms are still continued. No one’s rated or reviewed this product yet. Gnostic Secrets of the Naassenes: I will say that on occasion that I did not agree with what the author extrapolated based on a given texts, sometimes he reaches a bit far in my opinion.

He lives in Oregon. For those whom calls themselves Christians, and for those deeply interested naaszenes religious history and the power of Western tradition and belief, this book will intrigue and entertain. According to the Naassenes, immanence in the true sense intended by Jesus allows for spiritual attainment by ordinary Christians in this life without the intermediary of Church or priest.

For which reason, we are informed, many were led into error. In reading the Naassene Sermon, what becomes strikingly obvious about the sect is its syncretism. I don’t have an extensive library of Gnostic teachings, but if you have a bible, and the most important of the biblical apocrypha texts, you can do this as well.

I’d attempt to Mark Gaffney has somehow managed to take an interesting topic Gnostic Christianity and turn it into the most mundane, droll and tiresome subject possible.

The writer or writers is possibly Greek.

It is important to realize that Gnosticism was not a religion. Jan 22, Stephanie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Fred rated it really liked it Jul 05, They find neither comfort nor inspiration in tedious sermons and they resent ministers who lay guilt trips on members of the congregation.

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But it is not necessary, and you can read the book with relish without them.

An adequate commentary did not appear until Thus there are three classes of men and three corresponding churches: I also appreciated the footnoting, which allowed me to verify the quotes. Rather, it appears to have been recorded verbatim.

The orthodox view is that the Christian faith owes nothing to Gnosticism. Immanence, in the true sense intended by Jesus, thus allows for spiritual attainment in this life by ordinary individuals without the intermediary of Church or priest.

Gnostic Secrets of the Naassenes : The Initiatory Teachings of the Last Supper

The Initiatory Teachings of the Last Supper. If the scholars are to be believed, Gnosticism was a very strange religion. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Gnostic Secrets of the Naassenes

This encompasses the mainstream of opinion—. Even today Irenaeus and Hippolytus hold a special place of respect among orthodox scholars and are studied by each new generation of Christian theologians.

There’s a lot of ‘wink wink nudge nudge’ to Gaffney’s writings where he attempts to intertwine Gnostic teachings with other theologic ideologies throughout time but he’s baassenes able to be quite clear about the correlation, preferring to leave it with the reader by proclaiming nothing oc than that the correlations are obvious.

After many frustrating delays, the trove was finally published in its entirety in In fact, so closely did Gnostic Christians mimic the genuine article that even priests could not always discern the subtle differences between the true and the false.