Overview of the Nag Hammadi Library

The Mystic Christ

   by Ethan Walker III
The light of non-duality and the path of love according to the life and teachings of Jesus. The Gnostic path is the inner path to God-realization. Buddha, Krishna, Jesus and the other great Masters are all one and in essence taught the same thing.
 The Nag Hammadi Scriptures
   edited by Marvin Meyer, introduction by    Elaine Pagels
This comprehensive and crucial translation proves a much better way for Gnostics and Gnostic scholars to enjoy and understand the Gnostic scriptures.
The Gnostic Paul: Gnostic Exegesis of the Pauline Letters
       by Elaine H. Pagels

Written before The Gnostic Gospels, Pagels investigates the Valentinian Gnostic reading of the Pauline letters which present a new perspective on Pauline studies. This exegesis of Paul is composed in a high scholarly fashion.

The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus
   edited and translated by Marvin Meyer

For those just beginning their Gnostic exploration, this is our top recommendation. An eminently talented Gnostic commentator and translator, Professor Marvin Meyer has distinguished himself over the last thirty years. Heralded as the best collection he has ever published, Meyer proffers twelve Gnostic “gospels” in  a succinctly                                         readable and accurate                                         translation.
 Beyond Belief: The Secret  Gospel  of Thomas         
   by Elaine Pagels
With another book destined to become a classic, Pagels revisits the themes she initially introduced in her breakthrough study, The Gnostic Gospels. In Beyond Belief, Pagels blends ancient history with a subtle telling of her personal struggle in an effort to reveal the intimacy of spirituality.

The Gnostic Gospels

Gnostic Gospels: Overview/Intro
Because the Gnostics were labeled as heretics, it became a crime to be in possession of any of their texts. Many of the Gnostic scriptures were burned. Thankfully, someone - perhaps a monk from the nearby monastery – placed the fifty two leather-bound codices in earthen-ware jars and buried these jars deep in the Egyptian sand. It is amazing that these texts were not found until present-day when the religious tolerance of today’s society would allow thorough examination, translation and publication of these seemingly “lost” Gnostic gospels. While the historical significance of these documents is nearly incomprehensible, it is important for today’s self-proclaimed Christians to examine their own individual thoughts and beliefs and whether Christianity is actually the religion that has been taught since the Gnostics were ostracized.

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