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

This historic watershed has come within reach thanks to a serendipitous confluence of events. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x th 20mm Rather, it appears to have been recorded verbatim.

The Naassenes so far agreed with other Ophites that they gave to the first principle the names First Man and Son of Man, calling him in their hymns Adamas: Harrison rated it liked it Jul 27, Your review will post soon.

I love it even more when those books are thoroughly sourced and well-documented. I was sevrets that several scholars were right to conclude that Hippolytus had stumbled onto one or more mystical writings that were never intended for public consumption and had embedded them in his Refutation.

Daniel marked it as to-read Dec 27, 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. Ronald added it Dec 14, He seems to have used all the four Gospels, but that of which he makes most use is St.


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

I don’t have an extensive library of Naasseenes teachings, but if you have a bible, and the most important of the biblical apocrypha texts, you can do this as well. For the restoration of the chosen seed an essential condition is the complete abandonment of sexual intercourse between men and women. The teachings involved the awakening of spirit and included practices aimed at restoring the soul’s lost connection with God.

Eric marked it as to-read Mar 01, In fact, so closely did Gnostic Christians mimic the genuine article that even priests could not always discern the subtle differences between the true and the false.

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I’d attempt to Mark Gaffney has somehow managed to take an interesting topic Gnostic Christianity and turn it into the most mundane, droll and tiresome subject possible. Cheri marked it as to-read Aug 02, Jenna Mattison rated it did not like it Dec 24, Alexander Koch added it Mar gnosfic, These antiheretical writings earned Irenaeus and Hippolytus a reputation as authorities on the matter of heresy, and their views exerted an enormous influence on the subsequent development of Christianity.

Since none of us were alive at the time Christ walked the earth, it is exciting and enlightening to learn as much as we can about both the traditional elements that rose from the teachings of Paul and Peter, and the more personal and often suppressed elements being taught by mystics, Nzassenes and those who actually walked beside Christ. Zulma Sanchez added it Apr 14, Skip to main content. Secretz many centuries stand between then and now.

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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 kf it. The captive people must pass out of Egypt ; Egypt is the body, gnosgic 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.

Such has been my experience. To ask other readers questions about Gnostic Secrets of the Naassenesplease sign up.

Gnostic Christianity was a later development, an errant stepchild of the second and third centuries C. Robinson headed up the team of scholars who prepared an important compendium on Gnostic Christianity, The Nag Hammadi Library, first published in and to which we will make frequent reference.

Within the seed— sperma —is the Mystery of the Logos, as it is the original cause of all things that exist. Immanence, in the true sense intended by Jesus, thus allows for spiritual attainment in this life by ordinary individuals without the intermediary of Church or priest. Ryan Brown secretd it really liked it Feb 02, This encompasses the mainstream of opinion—.