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5.0 out of 5 stars A compelling defense of Gnosticism for our era, 28 Aug 2010
This review is from: Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing (Paperback)
Far from being a mere overview of the history of the heterogeneous ancient Gnostic movement, Gnostic polemist Stephan Hoeller puts forward a compelling case for the relevance of Gnosticism today.

A skillful blend of history, esotericism and spiritual insight, Stephan Hoeller reveals the limitation of the orthodox Christian and Jewish world view and proposes the Gnostic alternative with simplicity and poise. Emphasizing the need for each and every one of us to transcend our limitations and those of our imperfect world with the aid of the great spiritual advanced beings of all cultures (especially Jesus), Hoeller proves the relevance of the myths, sacraments, depth psychology as espoused by the Jungian school and an enlightened spirituality in our secularized world.

A brilliant introduction to a cherished spiritual tradition that deserves to be heard.
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