Les Livres Secrets Des Gnostiques D'egypte (Gnose) (French Edition)
Author: Jean Doresse
The Secret Books of the Egyptian Gnostics tells the story of the discovery and rescue of an astounding collection of sacred texts found in an Egyptian village after being hidden for sixteen centuries. It also explains the texts in their historical and philosophical context, and appraises their importance to scholars, and to the world at large.
Believed by many to surpass the Dead Sea Scrolls in importance, these Gnostic texts throw new and startling light on the vanished world in which Christianity was born and bred. An early competitor of Christianity, the Gnostic creed embraced no formal belief structure other than that revealed to the Initiate by direct personal knowledge (Gnosis) of the Divine. The Gnostic literature consisted of records of these mystical experiences, as well as prescriptions for inducing them. Hidden for nearly two millenia, these sacred teachings are as vital for our time as they were at the time of their writing.