Jesus and the Lost Goddess: The Secret Teachings of the Original Christians

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Why Were the Teachings of the Original Christians Brutally Suppressed by the Roman Church?


• Because they portray Jesus and Mary Magdalene as mythic figures based on the Pagan Godman and Goddess
• Because they show that the gospel story is a spiritual allegory encapsulating a profound philosophy that leads to mythical enlightenment
• Because they have the power to turn the world inside out and transform life into an exploration of consciousness

Drawing on modern scholarship, the authors of the international bestseller The Jesus Mysteries decode the secret teachings of the original Christians for the first time in almost two millennia and theorize about who the original Christians really were and what they actually taught. In addition, the book explores the many myths of Jesus and the Goddess and unlocks the lost secret teachings of Christian mysticism, which promise happiness and immortality to those who attain the state of Gnosis, or enlightenment. This daring and controversial book recovers the ancient wisdom of the original Christians and demonstrates its relevance to us today.


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About the author

Timothy Freke (left) has a degree in philosophy, is the author of more than twenty books, and is an authority on world spirituality.

Peter Gandy (right) has an M.A. in classical civilization, specializing in the ancient mystery religions. They have coauthored three previous publications: The Jesus Mysteries, The Complete Guide to World Mysticism, and Hermetica.

For more information on the authors, their books, lectures, and seminars, visit their website: www.jesusmysteries.demon.co.uk


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Publisher
Harmony
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Published on
Aug 10, 2011
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9780307565860
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / Comparative Religion
Religion / History
Social Science / Sociology of Religion
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