Author: Kurt Rudolph
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2001-06-20
ISBN 10: 9780567086402
ISBN 13: 0567086402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gnosis Book Review:

Translated by R. McL. WilsonA full-scale study based on the documents of the Coptic Gnostic library found at Nag Hammadi providing a comprehensive survey of the nature, the teachings, the history and the influence of this religion.

The Gnostic Religion

The Gnostic Religion
Author: Hans Jonas
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2015-11-10
ISBN 10: 0807058009
ISBN 13: 9780807058008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gnostic Religion Book Review:

The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity

The Forbidden Religion

The Forbidden Religion
Author: Jose M. Herrou Aragon
Publsiher: José M. Herrou Aragón
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2012-07-03
ISBN 10: 1471725693
ISBN 13: 9781471725692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Forbidden Religion Book Review:

Gnosis means knowledge. But we are not referring to just any knowledge. Gnosis is knowledge which produces a great transformation in those who receive it. Knowledge capable of nothing less than waking up man and helping him to escape from the prison in which he finds himself. That is why Gnosis has been so persecuted throughout the course of history, because it is knowledge considered dangerous for the religious and political authorities who govern mankind from the shadows. Every time this religion, absolutely different from the rest, appears before man, the other religions unite to try to destroy or hide it again. Primordial Gnosis is the original Gnosis, true Gnosis, eternal Gnosis, Gnostic knowledge in its pure form. Due to multiple persecutions, Primordial Gnosis has been fragmented, distorted and hidden.

The Necronomicon

The Necronomicon
Author: Simon
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1980-03-01
ISBN 10: 0380751925
ISBN 13: 9780380751921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Necronomicon Book Review:

In the past 31 years, there has been a lot of ink—actual and virtual—spilled on the subject of the Necronomicon. Some have derided it as a clumsy hoax; others have praised it as a powerful grimoire. As the decades have passed, more information has come to light both on the book's origins and discovery, and on the information contained within its pages. The Necronomicon has been found to contain formula for spiritual trans-formation, consistent with some of the most ancient mystical processes in the world, processes that were not public knowledge when the book was first published, processes that involve communion with the stars. In spite of all the controversy, the first edition sold out before it was published. And it has never been out of print since then. This year, the original designer of the 1977 edition and the original editor have joined forces to present a new, deluxe hardcover edition of the most feared, most reviled, and most desired occult book on the planet.

Black Sun

Black Sun
Author: Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2003-07
ISBN 10: 9780814731550
ISBN 13: 0814731554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Sun Book Review:

The Unpredictable Constitution brings together a distinguished group of U.S. Supreme Court Justices and U.S. Court of Appeals Judges, who are some of our most prominent legal scholars, to discuss an array of topics on civil liberties. In thoughtful and incisive essays, the authors draw on decades of experience to examine such wide-ranging issues as how legal error should be handled, the death penalty, reasonable doubt, racism in American and South African courts, women and the constitution, and government benefits. Contributors: Richard S. Arnold, Martha Craig Daughtry, Harry T. Edwards, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Betty B. Fletcher, A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Lord Irvine of Lairg, Jon O. Newman, Sandra Day O'Connor, Richard A. Posner, Stephen Reinhardt, and Patricia M. Wald.

Jesus Christ Sun of God

Jesus Christ  Sun of God
Author: David Fideler
Publsiher: Quest Books
Total Pages: 448
Release: 1993-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780835606967
ISBN 13: 0835606961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesus Christ Sun of God Book Review:

The early Christian Gnosis did not spring up in isolation, but drew upon earlier sources. In this book, many of these sources are revealed for the first time. Special emphasis is placed on the Hellenistic doctrine of the "Solar Logos" and the early Christian symbolism which depicted Christ as the Spiritual Sun, the illumination source of order, harmony, and spiritual insight. Based on 15 years of research, this is a unique book which throws a penetrating light on the secret traditions of early Christianity. It clearly demonstrates that number is at the heart of being. Jesus Christ, Sun of God, illustrates how the Christian symbolism of the Spiritual Sun is derived from numerical symbolism of the "ancient divinities."

Blood Meridian

Blood Meridian
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2010-08-11
ISBN 10: 0307762521
ISBN 13: 9780307762528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blood Meridian Book Review:

"The fulfilled renown of Moby-Dick and of As I Lay Dying is augmented by Blood Meridian, since Cormac McCarthy is the worthy disciple both of Melville and Faulkner," writes esteemed literary scholar Harold Bloom in his Introduction to the Modern Library edition. "I venture that no other living American novelist, not even Pynchon, has given us a book as strong and memorable." Cormac McCarthy's masterwork, Blood Meridian, chronicles the brutal world of the Texas-Mexico borderlands in the mid-nineteenth century. Its wounded hero, the teenage Kid, must confront the extraordinary violence of the Glanton gang, a murderous cadre on an official mission to scalp Indians and sell those scalps. Loosely based on fact, the novel represents a genius vision of the historical West, one so fiercely realized that since its initial publication in 1985 the canon of American literature has welcomed Blood Meridian to its shelf. "A classic American novel of regeneration through violence," declares Michael Herr. "McCarthy can only be compared to our greatest writers."

The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus

The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus
Author: Marvin W. Meyer
Publsiher: HarperOne
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2005-02-15
ISBN 10: 9780060762087
ISBN 13: 006076208X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus Book Review:

For all those readers curious to read the actual texts of the Gnostic Gospels, here is the definitive collection of all the Gnostic Gospels and Gospel–like texts. o Marvin Meyer, premier scholar of Gnostic and other Christian literature outside the New Testament, presents every Gnostic Gospel and Jesus text with a brilliant overall introduction, introductions to each text, and notes that explain everything the reader needs to know to understand the text. He includes his latest translations of not only the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Philip, the Gospel of Mary, but other texts such as the Secret Book of John, which some scholars regard as the second part of the New Testament Gospel of John. The material is largely from the discovery at Nag Hammadi, freshly translated and introduced, but also includes texts found elsewhere. The texts, especially taken together, present an image of Jesus as the ultimate wisdom teacher, a kind of mysterious Jewish Zen master, who scandalized listeners by his radical egalitarianism (regarding women, slaves, the poor, the marginalized as of equal status, or more, with establishment male believers) and his insistence on living the message, spiritual experience, vs. outer observance only. o For those wanting to learn more after reading The Da Vinci Code. This book provides the definitive next book for those looking for expert presentation of the alternative Gnostic stream of Christianity, in which there is no talk of crucifixion and Mary Magdalene is presented as the disciple that Jesus loved best. "Marv is one of the original secret gospels scholars who has done an enormous amount of work to bring these texts to light. All of his research on the Nag Hammadi texts is having an incredible impact on our knowledge of early Christian history––it is virtually redefining it." ––Dr. Elaine Pagels, Princeton University


Author: Carlos Antonio De Bourbon-Montenegro
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2017-01-20
ISBN 10: 1365696065
ISBN 13: 9781365696060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Holy Gnostic Novena of The Divine Mysteries of the Most Glorious Angel Baphomet, Ritual Order Proper of Ordinary Prayer - A Traditional Nine (9) Day Novena, No. 6. A complete Sanctus Illuminatus "Traditional Nine (9) Day Novena" for performing Occult Experiments for Ceremonial High Magick Rituals to Change the Direction or the Outcome of any Situation. The Holy Gnostic Novena of the Divine Mysteries of The Most Glorious Angel Baphomet celebrates the celestial mysteries of the 72 Solomonic Spirits and the great descend of the Ancient Ones from the Heavens to the Earth. The Holy Gnostic Novena and its Divine Mysteries can be recited to manifest all of your dreams and desires into a reality through the intercession of The Most Glorious Angel Baphomet also known in the Latin language as ""'Templi Omnium Hominum Pacis Abhas,"" meaning ""The Father of Universal Peace Among All Men.""

Become a Living God

Become a Living God
Author: E. A. Koetting
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2018-12-05
ISBN 10: 9781790834877
ISBN 13: 1790834872
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Become a Living God Book Review:

You're about to learn secrets most people will NEVER know about godlike power. Receive the ULTIMATE introduction to performing ritual magick and ignite your eternal ascent with bestselling author E.A. Koetting. * Unlock the magick of E.A. Koetting's entire collection of cult classic grimoires on black magick, available for the FIRST time ever in paperback and Kindle. * Can YOU pathwork every grimoire in The Complete Works of E.A. Koetting? * Browse a Table of Contents below: Table of Contents Introduction p.7 PART 1 - 3 GODLIKE POWERS Ch.1 - Evocation p.13 Ch.2 - Divination p.21 Ch.3 - Soul Travel p.31 PART 2 - PATHWORKING Ch.4 - Black Magick: The Left Hand Path p.45 Ch.5 - White Magic: The Right Hand Path p.59 Ch.6 - Haitian Vodoun p.65 Ch.7 - Vampirism & Blood Magick p.77 Ch.8 - Norse Runes p.89 PART 3 - SPELLCASTING Ch.9 - Money Magick p.101 Ch.10 - Love Magick p.109 Ch.11 - Baneful Magick p.119 Ch.12 - Necromancy p.129 - Conclusion p.145

Gnosis of the Cosmic Christ

Gnosis of the Cosmic Christ
Author: Tau Malachi
Publsiher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2004-12-01
ISBN 10: 9780738705910
ISBN 13: 0738705918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gnosis of the Cosmic Christ Book Review:

First presents the basic ideas of the Christian Kabbalah--which is about experiencing God and moving toward God--then goes to a more in-depth exploration of the Tree of Life. Original.


Author: Owen Davies
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-09-23
ISBN 10: 0191509248
ISBN 13: 9780191509247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grimoires Book Review:

What is a grimoire? The word has a familiar ring to many people, particularly as a consequence of such popular television dramas as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Charmed. But few people are sure exactly what it means. Put simply, grimoires are books of spells that were first recorded in the Ancient Middle East and which have developed and spread across much of the Western Hemisphere and beyond over the ensuing millennia. At their most benign, they contain charms and remedies for natural and supernatural ailments and advice on contacting spirits to help find treasures and protect from evil. But at their most sinister they provide instructions on how to manipulate people for corrupt purposes and, worst of all, to call up and make a pact with the Devil. Both types have proven remarkably resilient and adaptable and retain much of their relevance and fascination to this day. But the grimoire represents much more than just magic. To understand the history of grimoires is to understand the spread of Christianity, the development of early science, the cultural influence of the print revolution, the growth of literacy, the impact of colonialism, and the expansion of western cultures across the oceans. As this book richly demonstrates, the history of grimoires illuminates many of the most important developments in European history over the last two thousand years.

The Sun at Midnight

The Sun at Midnight
Author: Laurence Galian
Publsiher: Quiddity Incorporated
Total Pages: 778
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105122976827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sun at Midnight Book Review:

The Prodigies of Egypt

The Prodigies of Egypt
Author: Murtada ibn al-'Afif
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2015-07-30
ISBN 10: 9781515177951
ISBN 13: 1515177955
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Prodigies of Egypt Book Review:

Murtada ibn al-'Afif, also known as Murtadi, son of Gaphiphus (1154 or 1155-1237 CE), was an obscure Arabian writer who studied in Alexandria, Damascus, and Cairo. While he is credited with having written many books, no titles survive, not even the original title of his only complete work to survive to modern times, the book known variously as the Egyptian History or the Prodigies of Egypt, which reported traditional folklore associated with the pyramids, the Flood, and the wonders of Egypt. In French and English translations (the Arabic original was lost) the Prodigies of Egypt influenced the English Romantics, and it preserves some legends of Egypt not found in other sources. This edition reprints the 1672 translation of John Davies to bring this medieval treasury to modern readers in its classic and widely-cited English translation.

Our Sun God

Our Sun God
Author: John Denham Parsons
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2020-01-02
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: EAN:4064066051150
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Sun God Book Review:

"Our Sun God Or Christianity Before Christ" traces down the origins of the Judeo-Christian monotheism and the idea of one God. The author presents numerous similarities between the sole Judeo-Christian God and various forms of sun gods. From a Broad Church Point of View Pauline Christianity From a Gnostic Point of View Christianity in Existence Before Christ The Beginning The Hebrew Scriptures The Sun-god Iaou (Jehovah) Non-Jewish Evidence Concerning Iaou The Origin and Date of Genesis The Sun-god of the New Testament Sun-god Worship in the Days of the Fathers The Sun-god of Philosophy

Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin,Jerome P. Seaton
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1590307445
ISBN 13: 9781590307441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tao Te Ching Book Review:

Chinese classic by well known best selling author.

Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me

Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me
Author: Richard Farina
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1996-05-01
ISBN 10: 1101549521
ISBN 13: 9781101549520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me Book Review:

A witty, psychedelic, and telling novel of the 1960s Richard Fariña evokes the Sixties as precisely, wittily, and poignantly as F. Scott Fitzgerald captured the Jazz Age. The hero, Gnossus Pappadopoulis, weaves his way through the psychedelic landscape, encountering-among other things-mescaline, women, art, gluttony, falsehood, science, prayer, and, occasionally, truth. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Not in His Image

Not in His Image
Author: John Lash
Publsiher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Total Pages: 441
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 193149892X
ISBN 13: 9781931498920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Not in His Image Book Review:

Basing much of Not in His Image on the Nag Hammadi and other Gnostic writings, John Lamb Lash explains how a little-known messianic sect propelled itself into a dominant world power, systematically wiping out the great Gnostic spiritual teachers, the Druid priests, and the shamanistic healers of Europe and North Africa. They burned libraries and destroyed temples in an attempt to silence the ancient truth-tellers and keep their own secrets. But as Lash reveals, when the truth is the planet Earth it cannot be hidden or destroyed. Not in His Image delves deeply into the shadows of ancient Gnostic writings to reconstruct the story early Christians tried to scrub from the pages of history, exploring the richness of the ancient European Pagan spirituality--the Pagan Mysteries, the Great Goddess, Gnosis, the myths of Sophia and Gaia--and chronicles the annihilation of this Pagan European culture at the hands of Christianity. Long before the birth of Christianity, monotheism was an anomaly; Europe and the Near East flourished under the divine guidance of Sophia, the ancient goddess of wisdom. The Earth was the embodiment of Sophia and thus sacred to the people who sought fulfillment in her presence. This ancient philosophy was threatening to the emerging salvation-based creed of Christianity that was based on patriarchal dominion over the Earth and lauded personal suffering as a path to the afterlife. As Derrick Jensen points out in the afterword, in Lash's hands Jesus Christ emerges as the agent provocateur of the ruling classes.

The Age of Ra

The Age of Ra
Author: James Lovegrove
Publsiher: Solaris
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2009-07-28
ISBN 10: 1849979545
ISBN 13: 9781849979542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Age of Ra Book Review:

The Ancient Egyptian gods have defeated all the other pantheons and claimed dominion over the earth, dividing it into warring factions. Lt. David Westwynter, a British soldier, stumbles into Freegypt, the only place to have remained independent of the gods’ influence. There, he encounters the followers of a humanist leader known as the Lightbringer, who has vowed to rid mankind of the shackles of divine oppression. As the world heads towards an apocalyptic battle, there is far more to this freedom fighter than it seems...

The Mandaean Book of John

The Mandaean Book of John
Author: Charles G. Häberl,James F. McGrath
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2019-11-18
ISBN 10: 3110487861
ISBN 13: 9783110487862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mandaean Book of John Book Review:

Given the degree of popular fascination with Gnostic religions, it is surprising how few pay attention to the one such religion that has survived from antiquity until the present day: Mandaism. Mandaeans, who esteem John the Baptist as the most famous adherent to their religion, have in our time found themselves driven from their historic homelands by war and oppression. Today, they are a community in crisis, but they provide us with unparalleled access to a library of ancient Gnostic scriptures, as part of the living tradition that has sustained them across the centuries. Gnostic texts such as these have caught popular interest in recent times, as traditional assumptions about the original forms and cultural contexts of related religious traditions, such as Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, have been called into question. However, we can learn only so much from texts in isolation from their own contexts. Mandaean literature uniquely allows us not only to increase our knowledge about Gnosticism, and by extension all these other religions, but also to observe the relationship between Gnostic texts, rituals, beliefs, and living practices, both historically and in the present day.