The Gnostic Bible

Author: Willis Barnstone
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834824140
Format: PDF
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Gnosticism was a wide-ranging religious movement of the first millennium CE—with earlier antecedents and later flourishings—whose adherents sought salvation through knowledge and personal religious experience. Gnostic writings offer striking perspectives on both early Christian and non-Christian thought. For example, some gnostic texts suggest that god should be celebrated as both mother and father, and that self-knowledge is the supreme path to the divine. Only in the past fifty years has it become clear how far the gnostic influence spread in ancient and medieval religions—and what a marvelous body of scriptures it produced. The selections gathered here, in poetic, readable translation, represent Jewish, Christian, Hermetic, Mandaean, Manichaean, Islamic, and Cathar expressions of gnostic spirituality. Their regions of origin include Egypt, the Greco-Roman world, the Middle East, Syria, Iraq, China, and France. Also included are introductions, notes, an extensive glossary, and a wealth of suggestions for further reading.

Die Bibel f r Dummies

Author: Jeffrey Geoghegan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 352769238X
Format: PDF
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Die ganze B?cherwelt ist dem Gesetz des Alterns unterworfen? Die ganze B?cherwelt? Nein. Ein Titel h?lt seit Jahrhunderten allen Moden und Konkurrenten stand: die Bibel. ?Bibel f?r Dummies? bringt den Lesern diesen zeitlosen Klassiker nahe. Das Buch gibt nicht nur den Inhalt der Bibel wieder, sondern erkl?rt auch Hintergr?nde und Interpretationen. Von Adam und Eva ?ber Abraham bis hin zu Jesus Christus, seinen J?ngern und der Apokalypse reicht diese kompakte Darstellung des Buches der B?cher. Und auch der Einfluss der Bibel auf die Kunst und Kultur von der Antike bis heute wird betrachtet. Was passiert in der Bibel? Was bedeuten ihre Aussagen und warum wurden sie so niedergeschrieben? Warum ist das Buch f?r uns heute noch so wichtig? Die Antworten auf diese Fragen finden sie hier.

Ascension

Author: Marsha Hankins
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1504344758
Format: PDF
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Wonder where humanity is headed? Discover how chaos is moving us closer Oneness. Transform your fears into hope, your judgments into joy. In this age of enlightenment, people are searching for a deeper understanding of universal truth and a way to reconcile the spiritual nature of humanity. For more than eighteen years, Marsha has helped students from around the world find the wisdom and the power to walk the path of mastery. Ascension: The End of Duality takes a non-dogmatic approach to our journey back into Oneness. Marsha shares insights and perspectives gained from her personal experiences in seeking spiritual mastery and from those of her students, who have grown exponentially through her programs. She explains who we are and why we are here in an easy to understand style that will leave you with a sense of hope and optimism. You will discover: - How false perceptions of duality block your path to Oneness - How your spiritual suitcase affects your life and how to use it for healing - How to step out of the illusion to find your power - How to overcome judgments, especially of yourself - 10 steps to knowing your full light and experiencing yourself as Source Ascension is both a process and a destination. To get where you want to go, you need to know where you are going and how to get there. If you want to experience your spiritual mastery and know Oneness with all that is, this book will answer your questions and help you find your next steps. To learn from Marsha is to learn from the heart. Buy Ascension: The End of Duality today, and remember who you are.

Immortal Yearnings

Author: Annamarie Hemingway
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1780995172
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Journey into the vivid, dynamic world of archetypes and symbols to rediscover ancient eternal truths.

Alternative Lives of Jesus

Author: Roland H. Worth, Jr.
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786482252
Format: PDF, Kindle
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There is a body of religious literature, most of which was written centuries after the New Testament, that attempts to provide supplemental or alternative accounts of the life of Jesus Christ. The most exhaustive surviving alternative versions to the New Testament come from orthodox circles and are often creative “imaginings” that try to fill holes in the canonical gospel accounts of Jesus’ life. This work investigates the origins and nature of noncanonical retellings in detail—both orthodox and heretical as well as Roman and traditionalist Jewish ones. Extensive summaries of the text as well as substantial verbatim extracts of key incidents and assertions are provided to give the reader a “feel” for the character and intents of the various sources. A concise introduction to a much neglected area of Bible–related study that should be of potential use to students of Biblical literature, comparative religion, and early medieval thought.