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

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Reveals the hidden meaning of the Grail and a secret Christian doctrine for achieving higher consciousnessandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Shows that Gnosticism is not a derivative of Christianity but the revelation of the true message of Jesusandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Describes the ancient relationship between water and spiritandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Explains the doctrine of immanence taught by Jesus at the Last Supperandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Features the translated source text from The Refutation of All Heresies by Bishop Hippolytus, the only existing record of the Naassene Sermonandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In the third century C.E., the Catholic Bishop Hippolytus composed andlt;Iandgt;A Refutation of All Heresiesandlt;/Iandgt; in which his chief target was the Gnostic sect the Naassenes, whose writings included a recounting of Jesusand#8217; actual teachings at the Last Supper. Contrary to Church attacks, the Naassenes were not a heretical derivative of Christianity but the authentic foundation and purveyor of Christand#8217;s message. In fact, much of what passes as Christianity has nothing to do with the original teachings of its founder.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The message recorded in the Naassene Sermon was intended for an inner circle of disciples who were prepared for advanced initiation into Jesusand#8217; wisdom teachings. The Grail discussed therein was not an actual chalice but a symbol of the indwelling of the divine. The teachings involved the awakening of spirit and included practices aimed at restoring the souland#8217;s lost connection with God. andlt;Iandgt;Immanenceandlt;/Iandgt;, in the true sense intended by Jesus, thus allows for spiritual attainment in this life by ordinary individuals without the intermediary of Church or priest. This was the real meaning of the Last Supper and why the Naassenes believed that Jesus was the fulfillment of all the Mystery traditions.

Synopsis:

Contrary to Church doctrine, the Naassenes were not a heretical derivative of Christianity, but the authentic foundation and purveyor of Jesusactual teachings at the Last Supper. These teachings allow for spiritual attainment in this life by anyone, without the intermediary of Church or priest. This was the real meaning of the Last Supper and why the Naassenes believed that Jesus was the fulfillment of all the Mystery traditions.

Synopsis:

Reveals the hidden truth about the meanings of the Grail and a secret Christian doctrine for achieving higher consciousness.

About the Author

Mark H. Gaffney is the author of andlt;Iandgt;Dimona: The Third Temple?andlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;The First Tree of the Dayandlt;/Iandgt;, and andlt;Iandgt;Gnostic Secrets of the Nassenesandlt;/Iandgt;. He lives in Oregon.

Table of Contents

andlt;Iandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Introduction andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Part 1: At the Jordan andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;1andlt;/Bandgt; The Parting of the Waters andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;2andlt;/Bandgt; The Mind of the Deuteronomist andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;3andlt;/Bandgt; The Sacred Jordan and the Reversal of the Flow andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;4andlt;/Bandgt; Primal Man, Son of Man, and the Messiah andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Part 2: Immanence andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;5 andlt;/Bandgt;The Naassene Sermon andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;6 andlt;/Bandgt;The Teaching That Didnandrsquo;t Take andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;7andlt;/Bandgt; The Parting of the Waters (Revisited) andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;8andlt;/Bandgt; The Demiurge and the Wisdom Dialogue andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;9andlt;/Bandgt; Spiritual Malfeasance andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Part 3: Hridaya andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;10andlt;/Bandgt; The Primary Source Document: The Refutation of All Heresies andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;11andlt;/Bandgt; The Grail andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;12andlt;/Bandgt; The Gate of Heaven andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;13andlt;/Bandgt; The Primordial Waters andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;14andlt;/Bandgt; The Incomprehensible One andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Appendix 1andlt;/Bandgt; The Refutation of All Heresies,andlt;/Iandgt; Book 5 andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Appendix 2andlt;/Bandgt; Glossary to The Refutation of All Heresies,andlt;/Iandgt; Book 5 andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Notes andlt;BRandgt;Bibliography andlt;BRandgt;Indexandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/Iandgt;

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892816972
Author:
Gaffney, Mark
Publisher:
Inner Traditions International
Author:
Gaffney, Mark H.
Location:
Rochester, Vt.
Subject:
Gnosticism
Subject:
Christianity - General
Subject:
Christianity - History - General
Subject:
Naassenes
Subject:
Mysticism
Subject:
Religion Western-Gnosticism
Subject:
CLASSICAL STUDIES;CREATION;CULTURAL;CULTURE;CHRIST;DEAD SEA SCROLLS;EVOLUTION;GNOSTIC;GNOSTICISM;GOD;ALTERNATIVE;GOSPEL;HISTORY;HERESY;INDIGENOUS SPIRITUALITY;INNER TRADITIONS OF THE WEST;JESUS;RELIGION;RELIGIONS;SACRED;SPIRITUALITY;ANCIENT;WESTERN SPIRIT
Subject:
CLASSICAL STUDIES;CREATION;CULTURAL;CULTURE;CHRIST;DEAD SEA SCROLLS;EVOLUTION;GNOSTIC;GNOSTICISM;GOD;ALTERNATIVE;GOSPEL;HISTORY;HERESY;INDIGENOUS SPIRITUALITY;INNER TRADITIONS OF THE WEST;JESUS;RELIGION;RELIGIONS;SACRED;SPIRITUALITY;ANCIENT;WESTERN SPIRIT
Subject:
CLASSICAL STUDIES;CREATION;CULTURAL;CULTURE;CHRIST;DEAD SEA SCROLLS;EVOLUTION;GNOSTIC;GNOSTICISM;GOD;ALTERNATIVE;GOSPEL;HISTORY;HERESY;INDIGENOUS SPIRITUALITY;INNER TRADITIONS OF THE WEST;JESUS;RELIGION;RELIGIONS;SACRED;SPIRITUALITY;ANCIENT;WESTERN SPIRIT
Subject:
CLASSICAL STUDIES;CREATION;CULTURAL;CULTURE;CHRIST;DEAD SEA SCROLLS;EVOLUTION;GNOSTIC;GNOSTICISM;GOD;ALTERNATIVE;GOSPEL;HISTORY;HERESY;INDIGENOUS SPIRITUALITY;INNER TRADITIONS OF THE WEST;JESUS;RELIGION;RELIGIONS;SACRED;SPIRITUALITY;ANCIENT;WESTERN SPIRIT
Subject:
CLASSICAL STUDIES;CREATION;CULTURAL;CULTURE;CHRIST;DEAD SEA SCROLLS;EVOLUTION;GNOSTIC;GNOSTICISM;GOD;ALTERNATIVE;GOSPEL;HISTORY;HERESY;INDIGENOUS SPIRITUALITY;INNER TRADITIONS OF THE WEST;JESUS;RELIGION;RELIGIONS;SACRED;SPIRITUALITY;ANCIENT;WESTERN SPIRIT
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
3233
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 bandamp;w illustrations
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
900x600

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