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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Shaun Mccann, added it Apr 21, In fact, much of what passes as Christianity has nothing to do with the original teachings of its founder. At this point, it might be worth looking at where Gaffney is comng from with all this.

Paperbackpages. This book helps to fill a void that may never be fully filled, but at least can be better understood. Aug 06, Ian Kloester rated it liked it. Read on your iOS and Android devices Get more info.

They are distrustful of doctrines and are not persuaded by vnostic answers to profound questions. Gnostic Secrets of the Naassenes: It is an interesting bonus that in the process of rediscovering those old links we gain a deeper appreciation of what makes Christianity unique—an appreciation the Naassenes plainly shared more than 1, years ago.

This historic watershed has come within reach thanks to a serendipitous confluence of events. The message recorded in the Naassene Sermon was intended for an inner circle of disciples who were prepared for advanced initiation into Jesus’ wisdom teachings. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

Scholars generally gnostiv that during its first centuries Christianity faced serious competition from numerous rivals, including Naxssenes, Judaism, the official cults of Rome, various other pagan Mystery religions, and Gnostic Christianity.

Such has been my experience. Also included is a glossary of obscure terms. No wonder that naqssenes orthodox. The specimens already given present but a hte idea of the author’s method of scripture exegesis. Gaffney argues, however, and this is a rather more accepted viewpoint since the Nag Hamnadi documents have been made accissible that actually, the Naassene sermon is far more likely to be a far more original and authentic record of Christian religion and practises than the edifice of authoritarian Church and State of Rome that came after it.


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

Gaffney is the author of Dimona: Now, at long last, thanks to the corroborating scriptures unearthed at Nag Hammadi, its true importance can finally be established, because a portion of the Gnodtic, found in Book 5, is one of the keys to early Christianity. Doubleday, and also upon apocryphal scriptures such as the Book of Jasher meaning the Upright and pseudoepigraphic scriptures such as the Book of Enoch, both of which came to light after having been lost for many centuries.

I think Gaffney is saying that the original teaching of Christianity was of the immanence of God in the world and that this position is Interesting book, but more association of ideas and speculation than scholarship. But he has now to do a greater work, namely, to provide for the release of the higher elements screts enslaved under the dominion of matter, and for their restoration to the good God.

This was the real meaning of the Last Supper and why the Naassenes believed that Jesus was the fulfillment of all the Mystery traditions. Those who wish to follow the discussion point by point can read and refer to ghe complete text of the Naassene Sermon found in the appendix. Contrary to Church attacks, the Naassenes were not a hte derivative of Christianity but the authentic foundation and purveyor ggnostic Christ’s message.

Indeed, many are angry because they believe they have been deceived or lied to by the Church. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 20mm By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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 gnstic the accounts left us a thoroughly consistent scheme.


Gnostic Secrets of the Naassenes

The book focuses on a composition by third-century C. The orthodox bishops who came after them followed in their footsteps, which is how tradition works. No trivia or quizzes yet. There was an error posting your review. The Naassenes had one or more books out of which Hippolytus of Rome largely quotes in gnistic Philosophumenawhich professed to contain heads of discourses communicated by James, the brother of Jesusto Mariamne.

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

The Naassenes taught that their primary man was, like Geryonthreefold, containing in himself the three natures to noeronto psychikonto choikon; and so that in Jesus the three natures were combined, and through him speak to these different classes of men. David Michael Smith rated it it was amazing Sep 19, Using the symbolic Naassene Sermon, Gaffney helps us decipher the secret teachings of the Gnostic inner circle that the Church would go to such great lengths to silence and be rid of, which included the central truth of immanence and the concept of the indwelling God in man.

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I love it even more when those books are thoroughly sourced and well-documented. There is a copious use also of the Old Testament ; and besides we are told there is a use of the Gospel according to the Egyptiansand that of Thomas.

It appears that we Christians have been drawn to it, despite ourselves, like moths to the flame. Skip to main content.

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