The Secret Book of John: The Gnostic Gospel Annotated & Explained (Illumination)
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The Secret Book of John: The Gnostic Gospel Annotated & Explained (Illumination)

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This ancient Gnostic text can be a companion for your own spiritual quest

The Secret Book of John is the most significant and influential text of the ancient Gnostic religion. Part of the library of books found in Nag Hammadi, Egypt, in 1945, this central myth of Gnosticism tells the story of how God fell from perfect Oneness to imprisonment in the material world, and how b...more
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Published December 14th 2012 by Skylight Paths Publishing (first published February 1st 2005)
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Tory S. Anderson
a fascinating read displaying the complex ideas of the Gnostic philosophy, making it probably as approachable as anything can. The Gnostic faith is complex and very different from most mythologies you've heard. of particular interest to me was the approach it takes to the creation--asserting a spiritual creation before the physical, the divine spark in all humans, the eternal nature of companions, etc. it also turns the creation of Genesis on its head, keeping the events but reversing the roles....more
Ikram Jabur
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I just finished The Secret book of John. I was so interested that I took time off all my commitments to finish it in a couple days. I was so familiar with most of the ideas of the gnostic religion. It was clear that Mr. Steve Davies never heard of an old Gnostic religion in the middle east called THE MANDAEAN SABIEAN the followers of john the paptist. the idea in this book is exactly what our religion teach us. We have now communities all over the world. unfortunately we are grow up as non rel...more
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