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Hidden Wisdom
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Hidden Wisdom

By Richard; Kinney, Jay Smoley

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, spine, and edges of the covers. There is some bumping and fraying on the covers. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of any markings. "Psychology is an infant science. Although reflections on human nature can be found as far back as the written record goes, the scientific investigation of the mind goes back scarcely more than a century: indeed many date its inception to the publication of Sigmund Freud's Interpretation of Dreams in 1900...." - Chapter One from Hidden Wisdom: A Guide to the Western Inner Traditions

$8.75

The Secret Books Of The Egyptian Gnostics
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The Secret Books Of The Egyptian Gnostics

By Jean Doresse

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner signed the front inside cover board. The pages are yellowing and tanning. There is some ink markings on the outside top edges, but the inside pages are clear of markings. "The words Gnois (yvwois == Knowledge) and Gnosticism relate to certain sects which, during the first centuries in which Christianity was developing, competed with it upon its own grounds. The most famous episode of this rivalry is the one about Simon Magus recorded in Acts VIII--not, in itself, a very informative event, although its place in apostolic history has assured it of greater fame than many others of later date that are better known...." - Chapter One from The Secret Books Of The Egyptian Gnostics

$37.88

Gnostics
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Gnostics

By Tobias Churton

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the back cover board, and marking on the bottom pages. There is no bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner's stamp is on the first inside page after the cover board. There are no markings on the pages. "The world was still at war with itself when in the year AD 367 an instruction came to the monastic community at Tabinnisi. The head of the community, Theodore, was instructed to read the 39th Festal Letter of the Bishop of Alexandria, Athanasius. Perhaps the instruction had come from Alexandria. Such a thing would be expected from senior bishop who had already struck fear and hatred into the deviant hearts of the unorthodox, the heretics, on many occasions. Tabinnisi was some 500 miles down the Nile from Alexandria. It was remote from the full weight of authority and Big Trouble often starts in the remote places. It is unlikely that the instruction was for the ears of the community alone. It's pioneering founder, Pachomius, had within living memory set up a rule to unite disparate and solitary people within a community whose practice of strenuous labour involved a strict, almost military discipline. The Christian life was not to be for the elevation of the individual soul alone. The Church had found that the message of love for one's neighbour, promulgated by Christ himself, could blend with and yet further ennoble that civic responsibility and state-duty which was so dear and necessary to the Roman Imperium. Faraway places, even in upper Egypt were never too far away from the voice of authority...." - Chapter One from Gnostics

$17.25