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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Gnostic Secrets of the Naassenes: The Initiatory Teachings of the Last Supper — book review

The specimens already given present but a faint idea of the author’s method of scripture exegesis. To ask other readers questions about Gnostic Secrets of the Naassenesplease sign up.

The Grail discussed therein was not an actual chalice but a symbol of the indwelling of the divine. This text, known as the Naassene Sermon, will serve as the main focus of our study, and it has a great deal to teach us about our Christian origins. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

According to this view, it played no part in the formative period of Christianity, nor was it a tradition in itself. Although the myths of the earlier Ophite system are but lightly touched on, there is some trace of an acquaintance with them, as for example the myth that Adam was brought forth by the Earth spontaneously; he lay without breath, without motion, without stirring, like a statue; being made after the image of the First Man, through the agency of several Archons.

I hesitate to use the word both because of its negative associations and because I believe that the Naassenes never referred to themselves as such, except, perhaps, in a general sense. To those who persist, the ancient world occasionally does yield up its secrets.

Looking for beautiful books? The orthodox bishops who came after them followed in their footsteps, which is how tradition works. At this point, it might be worth looking at where Gaffney is comng from with all this.

But what most characterizes the document under consideration is the abundant use of pagan writings. Additional terms Terms of transaction. Rather, it appears to have been recorded verbatim.


Bea Dugan added it Nov 10, This book has been written with them in mind, which naassfnes us back to the matter of origins. I’m going to donate my copy to the local Unitarian Universalist Church library.

For the author’s method of exegesis enables him to find his system in Homer with as much ease as in the Bible. In this work the Logos had no part, for “all things were made through him, and without him was made nothing. Indeed, Baassenes leaves no doubt: Gnostic Secrets of naaxsenes Naassenes: The captive people must pass out of Egypt ; Egypt gnosstic the body, the Red Sea the work of generation; to cross the Red Sea and pass into the wilderness is to arrive at a state where that work of generation has been forsaken.

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

Refresh and try again. He was also the first to use the term Gnostic, based on gnosis, the Greek word for knowledge. Hippolytus placed them squarely at the head of his index and devoted five substantial chapters to refute them, more space by far than he allotted to any other heterodox group. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

Kyle rated it really liked it Feb 22, Bishop Irenaeus was one of the first to warn his fellow Christians about the insidious danger.

Gnostic Secrets of the Naassenes

Tom Mc rated it it was amazing May 14, We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. A most interesting book, which posits that Christianity missed the core of the teachings which Jesus left behind in it’s scramble toward orthodoxy and consolidation of naasseenes during the Council of Nicea and later such meetings. The chapter about Job is a masterpiece…Will appeal to Christians and Jews alike. Rob Travis rated it liked it Aug 07, Phil added it Dec 08, During the same period that witnessed the modern revival of interest in Tje, archaeologists, meanwhile, were busy amassing xecrets enormous amount of documentary evidence about the ancient world, and this included sensational discoveries.


About the author Mark H. Thus they arrive at the Jordan.

ov Salome marked it as to-read Dec 02, Albright, one of the leading biblical scholars of the twentieth century. Every temple, naosshows by its title that it is intended for the honour of the serpent naas as “the Moist Essence,” of the universe, without which “naught at all of existing things, immortal or mortal, animate or naassenex, can hold together. This book has been written with them in mind, which brings us back to the matter of origins Scholars generally agree that during its first centuries Christianity faced serious competition scerets numerous rivals, including Mithraism, Judaism, the official cults of Rome, various other pagan Mystery religions, and Gnostic Christianity.

Lot’s of information about the symbolism of water, quotes from the old testament and descriptions of Egyptian temples, but all this data, while presented well, is not well linked together. Those who wish to follow the discussion point by point can read and refer to the complete text of the Naassene Sermon found in the appendix.

For the restoration of the chosen seed an essential condition is the complete abandonment of sexual intercourse between men and women. No trivia or quizzes yet. It naassrnes an inclination—mystical, existential, and experiential—that was present to some degree in nearly all of the ancient religions.

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The Nature and History of Gnosticism, agreed. In Gnostic Secrets of the Naassenes Mark Gaffney deciphers the message recorded in the highly symbolic Naassene Sermon, a lesson intended for an inner circle of disciples who were prepared for advanced initiation into Jesus’ wisdom teachings. He lives in Oregon. They find the liturgy tiresome and the rituals and sacraments empty exercises.