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In particular, the teachings of the branch of Gnostic called the “Naasseenes” were most closely in tune with this current in Jesus’ philosophy, and the Last Supper can be gnoostic as a metaphor for the initiatory process which potentially make each of us recognize the spark of the divine within us.

In this respect, strangely enough, the Sermon finds strong support in archaeology, which has amply demonstrated that Christianity did not arise in a vacuum. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

This encompasses the mainstream of opinion—. The Naassenes so far agreed with other Ophites that they gave to the first principle the names First Man and Son of Man, calling him in their hymns Adamas: While I do not dispute his judgment that many, perhaps most, were divergent, one of the Gnostic communities stood out: Kyle rated it really liked it Feb 22, He lives in Oregon. No one’s rated or reviewed this product yet.

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

Most important, however, is their revelation of the central truth of immanence–the indwelling of the Divine as symbolized by the Grail. Jenna Mattison rated it did not like it Dec 24, They generally hold that the New Testament is a completed work of revelation, a done deal.

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The Logos is the mediator which draws forms naassenew above and transfers them to the world below. It is certainly possible that the Naassenes viewed homosexuality as exemplifying their concept of androgyny.

Orme rated it really liked it Aug 19, These teachings address the awakening of spirit and include practices aimed at restoring the soul’s lost connection to God. Now the time has come for a concentrated effort, with the whole Nag Hammadi library accessible, to rewrite the history of Gnosticism, to understand what it was really about, and, of course, to pose new questions.

The Refutation disappeared for many centuries after it was written and was not discovered until There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Thank God for your book’s clarity, rigor, and hopefulness Konstantinos Karagiannis added it Mar 09, If asked, they probably would have described themselves as disciples of Jesus. Gnostic Christianity screts a later development, an errant stepchild of the second and third centuries C.

Gnostic Secrets of the Naassenes

Contrary to the denouncements of the Church, the sermon shows that the Naassenes were not a heretical derivative of Christianity but instead were purveyors of Christ’s authentic message. The teachings involved the awakening of spirit and included practices aimed at restoring the soul’s lost connection with God. This book has been written with them in tthe, which brings us back to the matter of origins.

I have read many of the studies, and in every single case they have failed to persuade me that the authors have done more than scratch the surface. Jan 22, Stephanie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Capabilities Text to speech.


Chaos is naturally destitute of forms or qualities; neither does the preexistent being himself possess form, for though the cause of everything that comes into being, it is itself none of them, but only the seed from which they spring.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. For which reason, we are informed, many were led into error. It is he who supplies the fiery heat of generation by which these forms are still continued. Thus, as we proceed, we are led to think of the first principle of nature, not as a single threefold being, but as three distinct substances; on the one hand the pre-existent, otherwise spoken of as the Good being, on the other hand the “outpoured Chaos ,” intermediate, between these one called Autogenes, and also the Logos.

Daniel marked it as to-read Dec 27, No wonder that the orthodox. There is a copious use also of the Gnotsic Testament ; and besides we are told there is a use of the Gospel according to the Egyptiansand that of Thomas. You already feel you know these Gnostics and their mystical beliefs so well that the actual word-for-word text from Hippolytus is an afterthought, a chance to see the actual mechanics of his refutation, and all that it embodied and conveyed.