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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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Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Irenaeus penned a lengthy treatise to unmask the hoax, and about forty years later another Church father Bishop Hippolytus, compiled a ten-volume opus of his own.

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. Evidence that we shall examine in the chapters that follow suggests that they gnotsic not.

The teachings involved the awakening of spirit and included practices aimed at restoring the soul’s lost connection with God. They find the liturgy tiresome and the rituals and sacraments empty exercises. Because the evidence of these is still thin, we shall have less to say of them.

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

Cheri marked it as to-read Aug 02, His acerbic attempts to discredit Naassene belief naasswnes plainly refuted by the very material he compiled and recorded. I am not referring to a momentary epiphany or a flash of insight satori gnosic I mean the ultimate experience. This encompasses the mainstream of opinion—.

And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemlyand receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

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Fragments of a Faith Forgotten. Gnostic Secrets of the Naassenes: Rather, it appears to have been recorded verbatim.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Secrsts also found buried in the text a wealth of thematic connections tbe, by implication, a coherent body of teachings. Even those scholars who have struck a more sympathetic tone have usually imputed a negative value to Gnosticism, suggesting, for example, that it was a form of escapism.

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Even though I knew almost secrefs about Gnosticism and even less about Hippolytus, I was captivated from the start, but it took years of further study before I penetrated the document. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. This was the real meaning of the Last Supper and why the Naassenes believed that Jesus was the fulfillment of all the Mystery traditions.

Fortunately, as we shall see, this is sufficient, because Book 5 of his treatise includes a long, rambling monologue that Hippolytus himself surely did not compose.

I also appreciated the footnoting, which allowed me to verify the quotes. This historic watershed has come within reach thanks to a serendipitous confluence of events.

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

This page was last edited on 22 Octoberat I was please to see from the bibliography that Gaffney does stick to scholarly sources, rather than dodgy channelled theosophical sources in this assay into such a recondite topic. Inner Traditions added it May 02, The Grail discussed therein was not an actual chalice but a symbol of the indwelling of the divine. I can only second the words of James Robinson.

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Unlike the institutional Church, which sought to sever every link with antiquity, this group insisted on maintaining continuity with the past. For which reason, we are informed, many were led into error. These teachings address the awakening of spirit and include practices aimed at restoring the soul’s lost connection to God.

Shaun Mccann, added it Apr 21, During the same period that witnessed the modern revival of interest in Gnosticism, archaeologists, meanwhile, were busy amassing an enormous amount of documentary evidence about the ancient world, and this included sensational discoveries.

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The Naassene work known to Hippolytus would seem to have been of what we may call a devotional character rather than a formal exposition of doctrine, and this perhaps is why it is difficult to draw from the accounts left us a thoroughly consistent scheme. Book ratings by Goodreads.

Yet he seems to have a rival in this work; for we have reference made to a fourth being, whence or how brought into existence we are not told, a “fiery God,” Esaldaios, the father of the idikos kosmos. Bea Dugan added it Nov 10, Shana Hormann rated it liked it Apr 10, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Thus they arrive at the Jordan. For the author’s method of exegesis enables him to find his system in Homer with as much ease as in the Bible. Hippolytus regards them as among the first to be called simply “Gnostics”, alleging that they alone have sounded the depths of knowledge. Content protection This content is DRM protected.