Comparative mythologist John Lash presents a fascinating book that was 10 years in the making. In this book he links the myth of the fall of Goddess Sophia to Gaian theory. John also argues the case that Gnosticism was not an early off-shoot of Christianity, which so many authors such as Elaine Pagels or more recently Philip Gardener do. Gnosticism according to John's research was actually a pagan movement linked to the Mystery schools that existed before Christianity.
John goes into great detail about the various interpretations of the Nag Hammadi Scrolls and explains how current interpretations have been selectively biased towards the religious backgrounds of the interpreters, thus leading to a false view of the information that the scrolls contain. John explains his own research and interpretation of the Nag Hammadi scrolls and goes on to explain that they are a collection of random writings, which partly contained warnings about the rise of the 'redeemer complex' associated with the rise of Christianity.
Not In His Image is a provocative book, with a huge axe to grind against the rise of the Abrahamic belief systems and how said system has taken humanity down a very destructive path, that we see played out today on the streets of the Middle East, in Israel, depending on administrations in the White House and in the UK and Europe with the rise and fall of Tony Blair.Not in His Image: Gnostic Vision, Sacred Ecology, and the Future of Belief