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Patterns of Creation: Logos and the Tree of Life in the Gospel of John

it was amazing 5.0  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
In the beginning the Logos was...... This book takes the reader into the depth and beauty of the mystical teachings behind those opening words of Johns Gospel. They tell us that we are intimately connected to the whole of life, all that exists in nature and the vastness of the Cosmos. The eternal source of Being, called Logos - or Word - in the Gospel, is each persons conn ...more
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Published June 29th 2012 by John Hunt Publishing (first published June 16th 2012)
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Hilary Carter
Apr 08, 2015 Hilary Carter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As I’m a person who likes to live ‘outside the box’ I love to read authors who think outside the box. So many people just repeat stuff in a parrot-like fashion and/or believe things that they are taught without questioning the authenticity of that information. Stephen Pope has questioned and researched the Gospel of John and in this book he offers us an interpretation of the gospel that hit me with the intuitive knowing that his interpretation is Truth.
This book is not a dry ‘thesis’. It’s a ric
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Sara Geller
May 28, 2012 Sara Geller rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a serious text on a serious subject and as such it is not light reading but you don’t have to be a Kabbalist to appreciate this really fascinating and enlightening book. Nor do you need to be particularly religious. All you really need is to want to understand more about the truth of existence. So often when I’ve looked at the Bible and struggled to put meaning to the stories, I’ve wished I had a teacher who could help me, using language I was familiar with. This book does just that and ...more
Ram Batchelder
Sep 09, 2014 Ram Batchelder rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Patterns of Creation” is a brilliant work, truly ground-breaking on all levels, and should be required reading for all students of Biblical theology. Stephen Pope has given us an extremely impressive and masterfully written book, revealing not only extraordinary scholarship, but profound mystical wisdom -- for only one who has tasted divine truth directly could write so authoritatively on its hidden essence. With each sentence, Stephen Pope invites us to experience, personally and directly, th ...more
Maggy
Jul 19, 2012 Maggy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Steve Pope's book has been many years in the writing - I've been lucky to have known Steve for more than 20 years now and have attended some of his workshops. This has been a true labour of love.

The end result is more than worth it. Steve has taken the entire prologue of the Gospel of John and translated it in the mystical terms that most likely would have been used at the time (when the oral tradition was much stronger than the written one - 95% of people did not read or write).

Together with t
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Melissa Escaro
Dec 13, 2014 Melissa Escaro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stephen Pope provides intricate insight into John's gospel in his book Patterns of Creation. This book invites the curious reader to explore the mystical teachings of this gospel and gives the reader an introspective perspective with their own relationship with spirituality and God.

I especially appreciated the sections devoted to exploring the masculine and feminine energies and Stephen teaches how this relates to symbolism, which in turn relates to our understanding of our relationship with Mar
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