Best Gnosticism Books
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1. The Nag Hammadi Scriptures: The Revised and Updated Translation of Sacred Gnostic Texts Complete in One Volume
Author: by Marvin W. Meyer
The Nag Hammadi Scriptures, edited by Marvin Meyer, is the most complete, up-to-date, one-volume, English-language edition of the renowned library of Gnostic manuscripts discovered in Egypt in 1945, which rivaled the Dead Sea Scrolls find in significance. It includes the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary, and the recently discovered Gospel of Judas, as well as other Gnostic gospels and sacred texts.
This volume also includes introductory essays, notes, tables, glossary, index, etc. To help the reader understand the context and contemporary significance of these texts which have shed new light on early Christianity and ancient thought. The compilation of ancient manuscripts that constitute The Nag Hammadi Scriptures is a discovery that challenges everything we thought we knew about the early Christian church, ancient Judaism, and Greco-Roman religions.
2. The Book of Secret Wisdom: The Prophetic Record of Human Destiny and Evolution (Sacred Wisdom)
Author: by Zinovia Dushkova
In these troubled times, do you wonder about the future and the destiny of humanity? Do you want to know the true purpose of your existence on Earth and in the Universe? The most secret book in the world holds the answers you seek!
Named as one of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People in 2020 by Watkins Mind Body Spirit, Zinovia Dushkova, Ph.D., is one of the few who has gained access to the million-year-old manuscript widely known as the Book of Dzyan, which contains answers to humanity’s most pressing questions.
Written in the language of the Gods, called Senzar, it is secretly hidden in the heart of the Himalayas, accessible to only a chosen few over the course of human history, including Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ, Pythagoras, Plato, and Helena Blavatsky.
Now, for the first time ever, Dr. Dushkova has presented a never-before-seen excerpt from the mysterious Book of Dzyan in The Book of Secret Wisdom to bring new meaning and hope into your life. Beautiful and enlightening, it will reveal not only our past, but also our present and future.
3. The Gnostic Gospels: Including the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary Magdalene (Sacred Texts)
Author: by Alan Jacobs
This eye-opening collection of texts sheds light on the esoteric knowledge of Gnosticism, revealing intimate conversations between Jesus and his Disciples In 1945, several gospels, hidden since the first century, were found in the Egyptian Desert at Nag Hammadi. This discovery caused a sensation as the scrolls revealed the mysteries of the Gnosticsa movement which emerged during the formative period of Christianity.
‘Gnosis’, from the Greek, broadly meaning ‘hidden spiritual knowledge’, was associated with renouncing the material world, and focusing on attaining the life of the Holy Spirit. Many Christian sects are derived from the esoteric knowledge of Gnosticism. The gospels selected here by Alan Jacobs reveal intimate conversations between Jesus and his Disciples.
The Gospel of Mary Magdalene sheds new light on his relationship with his favorite follower, while the Gospel of Thomas consists of mini-parables of deep inward and symbolic meaningmany of which are not found in the New Testament. The wisdom in this inspiring collection of texts is wholly relevant to our lives today, addressing the questions of good and evil, sin and suffering, and the path to salvation.
4. Mary Magdalene Revealed: The First Apostle, Her Feminist Gospel & the Christianity We Haven't Tried Yet
Author: by Meggan Watterson
Hay House Inc.
Wall Street Journal bestseller-now in paperback-offers a new perspective on the most misunderstood figure in the Christian story and the key to reclaiming the divine feminine in our lives and hearts. The Gospel of Mary Magdalene reveals a very different love story from the one we’ve come to refer to as Christianity.
In Mary Magdalene Revealed, available for the first time in paperback, Harvard-trained theologian Meggan Watterson leads us verse by verse through Mary’s gospel to illuminate the powerful teachings it contains. Her gospel, as ancient and authentic as any of the gospels that the Christian bible contains, reveals a radical love that sits at the heart of the Christian story.
It tells us that we are not sinful; we are not to feel ashamed or unworthy for being human. In fact, our purpose is to be fully human, to be a “true human being”-with both a messy, limited ego and a limitless soul.
And all we need to do is to turn inward (again and again); to meditate, like Mary Magdalene, in the way her gospel directs us, so that we can see past the ego of our own little lives to what’s more real, and lasting, and infinite, and already here, within.
5. The Gospel of Thomas: The Gnostic Wisdom of Jesus
Author: by Jean-Yves Leloup
A new translation and analysis of the gospel that records the actual words of Jesus Explores the gnostic significance of Jesus’s teachings recorded in this gospel Explains the true nature of the new man whose coming Jesus envisioned Translated and interpreted by the author of the bestselling The Gospel of Mary Magdalene and The Gospel of PhilipOne of the cache of codices and manuscripts discovered in Nag Hammadi, the Gospel of Thomas, unlike the canonical gospels, does not contain a narrative recording Christ’s life and prophecies.
Instead it is a collection of his teachings-what he actually said. These 114 logia, or sayings, were collected by Judas Didymus Thomas, whom some claim to be Jesus’s closest disciple. No sooner was this gospel uncovered from the sands of Upper Egypt than scholars and theologians began to bury it anew in a host of conflicting interpretations and polemics.
While some say it is a hodgepodge from the canonical gospels, for others it is the source text from which all the gospel writers drew their material and inspiration. In this new translation of the Gospel of Thomas, Jean-Yves Leloup shows that the Jesus recorded by the “infinitely skeptical and infinitely believing” Thomas has much in common with gnostics of non-dualistic schools.
6. The Jesus Mysteries: Was the "Original Jesus" a Pagan God?
Author: by Timothy Freke
Drawing on the cutting edge of modern scholarship, this astonishing book completely undermines the traditional history of Christianity that has been perpetuated for centuries by the Church and presents overwhelming evidence that the Jesus of the New Testament is a mythical figure.
Whether you conclude that this book is the most alarming heresy of the millennium or the mother of all revelations, The Jesus Mysteries deserves to be read. Fort Worth Star-TelegramFar from being eyewitness accounts, as is traditionally held, the Gospels are actually Jewish adaptations of ancient Pagan myths of the dying and resurrecting godman Osiris-Dionysus.
The supernatural story of Jesus is not the history of a miraculous Messiah but a carefully crafted spiritual allegory designed to guide initiates on a journey of mystical discovery. A little more than a century ago, most people believed that the strange story of Adam and Eve was history; today it is understood to be a myth.
Within a few decades, authors Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy argue, we will likewise be amazed that the fabulous story of God incarnatewho was born of a virgin, who turned water into wine, and who rose from the deadcould have been interpreted as anything but a profound parable.
7. Lost Books of the Bible: The Great Rejected Texts
Author: by Joseph B. Lumpkin
The Lost Books of the Bible: The Great Rejected Texts – Eighteen of the most sought after books available, which shed light on the evolution of our faith, our theology, and our church. Translations and commentary by the author of the best selling book, “The Lost Books of Enoch,” Joseph Lumpkin.
Section One: Lost Scriptures of the Old Testament- First Book of Adam and Eve, Second Book of Adam and Eve, First Book of Enoch, Second Book of Enoch (Secrets of Enoch), Jubilees, Jasher, The Story of Ahikar – Section Two: Apocalyptic Writings and the End of Days- Apocalypse of Abraham, Apocalypse of Thomas 4 Ezra, 2 Baruch, War Scroll (Sons of Dark vs.
Sons of Light) – Section Three: Lost Scriptures of the New Testament- Gospel of Philip, Gospel of Mary Magdalene, Apocryphon of John, Gospel of Thomas, Gospel of Judas, Acts Chapter 29
8. The Gnostic Gospels
Author: by Elainels
A provocative study of the gnostic gospels and the world of early Christianity as revealed through the Nag Hammadi texts.
9. The Gospel of Mary of Magdala: Jesus and the First Woman Apostle
Author: by Karen L. King
Lost for more than fifteen hundred years, the Gospel of Mary is the only existing early Christian gospel written in the name of a woman. Unlike the controversial Jesus’ Wife gospel fragment, the Gospel of Mary does not claim Mary was married to Jesus.
But it does show her to be an important disciple to whom Jesus’ male disciples turn for advice and wisdom. Indeed, the apostle Peter specifically asks Mary to interpret the words of Jesus.Karen L. King tells the story of the recovery of this remarkable gospel and offers a new translation.
This brief narrative presents a radical interpretation of Jesus’ teachings as a path to inner spiritual knowledge. It rejects his suffering and death as a path to eternal life and exposes the view that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute for what it is – a piece of theological fiction.
The Gospel of Mary of Magdala offers a fascinating glimpse into the conflicts and controversies that shaped earliest Christianity.
10. The Gnostic Bible: Revised and Expanded Edition
Author: by Willis Barnstone
A collection of Gnostic texts spanning centuries, geographical locations, and cultural traditionsa wonderful achievement (Elaine Pagels, author of The Gnostic Gospels) Gnosticism was a wide-ranging religious movement of the first millennium CEwith earlier antecedents and later flourishingswhose adherents sought salvation through knowledge and personal religious experience.
Gnostic writings offer striking perspectives on both early Christian and non-Christian thought. For example, some gnostic texts suggest that god should be celebrated as both mother and father, and that self-knowledge is the supreme path to the divine. Only in the past fifty years has it become clear how far the gnostic influence spread in ancient and medieval religionsand what a marvelous body of scriptures it produced.
The selections gathered here in poetic, readable translation represent Jewish, Christian, Hermetic, Mandaean, Manichaean, Islamic, and Cathar expressions of gnostic spirituality. Their regions of origin include Egypt, the Greco-Roman world, the Middle East, Syria, Iraq, China, and France. Also included are introductions, notes, an extensive glossary, and a wealth of suggestions for further reading.
11. The Disappearance of the Universe: Straight Talk about Illusions, Past Lives, Religion, Sex, Politics, and the Miracles of Forgiveness
Author: by Gary R. Renard
Hay House Inc.
What would you do if you were sitting quietly in your living room when a mysterious couple appeared from out of nowhereand then told you they were “ascended masters” who had come to reveal some shocking secrets of existence and teach you the miraculous powers of advanced forgiveness?
When two such teachers appeared before Gary Renard in 1992, he chose to listen to them (and ask a lot of impertinent questions). The result is this startling book: an extraordinary record of 17 mind-bending conversations that took place over nearly a decade, reorienting the author’s life and giving the world an uncompromising introduction to a spiritual teaching destined to change human history.
12. The Secret Book of Dzyan: Unveiling the Hidden Truth about the Oldest Manuscript in the World and Its Divine Authors (Sacred Wisdom)
Author: by Zinovia Dushkova
Have you heard of the secret Book of Dzyan? Generations of Truth-seekers have been searching for this mysterious manuscript of untold antiquity that conceals the entire wisdom of the world, yet only a chosen few have ever gained access to it.
Thus, in 2015, Zinovia Dushkova, Ph.D., published a new excerpt from the Book of Dzyan in The Book of Secret Wisdom that revealed the future and destiny of humanity. At that time, however, she was not allowed to disclose anything more about the Book of Dzyan than Helena Blavatsky had already done in her time.
But now, for the first time ever, Dr. Dushkova, who is named as one of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People in 2020 by Watkins’ Mind Body Spirit, has been permitted to cast more light on the Book of Dzyan and answer the following questions:Who are the authors of the Book of Dzyan?
Where was it stored in the past, and where is it now? What are its structure and contents? When was the Book of Dzyan written? Why is it now of such great significance, even in your own life? In addition, you will also learn about the attempt that the Masters of Wisdom made to enlighten the world in the 20th century and what challenges face humanity in the 21st century.
13. The Lesser Key of Solomon
Author: by Aleister Crowley
This edition is a fully illustrated reprint of the 1904 publication by Aleister Crowley and Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers. This edition of The Lesser Key of Solomon the King contains all of the over 150 seals, sigils, and charts of the original lesser book of Solomon.
Beware of other editions that do not contain the Lesser Key of Solomon seals; they were painstakingly researched by Mathers and Crowley, and Solomon’s lesser key is enhanced by their inclusion. This edition also contains Crowley’s original comments located in over 35 annotations to help the reader understand the lesser keys of Solomon the king.
In this work, Crowley and Mathers assemble descriptions and directions for the invocation of over 72 demons or spirits. Included are: illustrations of Solomon’s Magic Circle & Triangle, Enochian translations of the Goetia book, step by step guides for invocation, as well as definitions and explanations for the ancient terms seen throughout the Lesser Key of Solomon book.
14. The Lost Pillars of Enoch: When Science and Religion Were One
Author: by Tobias Churton
Explores the unified science-religion of early humanity and the impact of Hermetic philosophy on religion and spirituality Investigates the Jewish and Egyptian origins of Josephus’s famous story that Seth’s descendants inscribed knowledge on two pillars to save it from global catastrophe Reveals how this original knowledge has influenced civilization through Hermetic, Gnostic, Kabbalistic, Masonic, Hindu, and Islamic mystical knowledge Examines how Enoch’s Pillars relate to the origins of Hermeticism, Freemasonry, Newtonian science, William Blake, and Theosophy Esoteric tradition has long maintained that at the dawn of human civilization there existed a unified science-religion, a spiritual grasp of the universe and our place in it.
The biblical Enoch-also known as Hermes Trismegistus, Thoth, or Idris-was seen as the guardian of this sacred knowledge, which was inscribed on pillars known as Enoch’s or Seth’s pillars. Examining the idea of the lost pillars of pure knowledge, the sacred science behind Hermetic philosophy, Tobias Churton investigates the controversial Jewish and Egyptian origins of Josephus’s famous story that Seth’s descendants inscribed knowledge on two pillars to save it from global catastrophe.
15. The Ascending Goddess: The Untold Story of the Lotus of Fiery Love (Sacred Wisdom)
Author: by Zinovia Dushkova
Is God a Woman?Unveiling our forgotten history, Zinovia Dushkova, Ph.D., continues to reveal sacred texts that have been immortalized in the secret depositories of Shambhala. This time her new award-winning work represents a synthesis from the pages of the Book of Dzyan and the Book of Fiery Destinies, which tell about the creation of our world by Woman the Goddess Lakshmi, who is known in Gnostic Christianity as Sophia, the bride of Christ.
Elucidating the path of Lakshmi on the Earth, The Ascending Goddess will help you understand in a new way the spiritual path which every woman is destined to traverse, along with the rest of our planet’s humanity. A 2020 Nautilus Award Winner, this book will fundamentally change your attitude towards so-called wrathful Deities and will also tell you about the structure of the Hierarchy of Light, revealing the secret purpose for the descent of the Supreme Gods from the Heavens and their lives among ordinary people even today!
Another divine masterpiece!!! Such beautiful messages delivered in such an artistic way. Peachy, Amazon Reviewer A wonderful deeply insightful spiritual book, full of Love, wisdom and mysticism. Lalal, Amazon Reviewer I urge you to read the book and explore the story of Lakshmi Russ, Amazon Reviewer Buy this book now to read about Woman like no one else has ever written!
16. Dialogues with Yeshua and Mary Magdalene: The Journey to Love
Author: by Mercedes Kirkel
In this true story, a former priest asks Yeshua (Jesus) and Mary Magdalene his unresolved questions about the Bible, the Church, and New Age spirituality. Yeshua and Mary’s responseschanneled by Mercedes Kirkelare the embodiment of love and enlightened wisdom. Yet even as Yeshua and Mary Magdalene answer the former priest’s questions, they lead him to what’s beneath his queries: his inability to get out of his head and into his heart.
Experience Yeshua and Mary showing the way forward, just as they did two thousand years ago! An empowering self-mastery guide to the healing of the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine within your own body, heart, and mind. Claire Heartsong, author of Anna, Grandmother of JesusAn extension of Yeshua and Mary Magdalene’s mystery school teachings of the past, this book offers profound understanding.
For those who cherish the ‘Anna’ books (Anna, Grandmother of Jesus and Anna, the Voice of the Magdalenes), this book is the next step. Catherine Ann Clemett, author of Are You a Magdalene? A joy to read This book explores the nature of love in an inspirational way that many readers will find very moving.