The Lost Teachings of Jesus

Missing Texts, Karma and Reincarnation

Author: Mark L. Prophet,Elizabeth Clare Prophet

Publisher: Summit University Press

ISBN: 091676690X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 358

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The authors demonstrate that much of Jesus' teaching has been lost -- either removed from the Gospels, suppressed, kept secret for those being initiated into the deeper mysteries, or never written down at all. Then, in modern vernacular, they present a bold reconstruction of the essence of Jesus' message -- the lost teachings Jesus gave his disciples 2000 years ago on karma, reincarnation, good and evil, and how to reunite with the Higher Self. Includes 32 Roerich art reproductions and illustrations of the chakras in the body of man.
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The Brother of Jesus and the Lost Teachings of Christianity

Author: Jeffrey J. Bütz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594778795

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 9705

Reveals the true role of James, the brother of Jesus, in early Christianity • Uses evidence from the canonical Gospels, apocryphal texts, and the writings of the Church Fathers to reveal the teachings of Jesus as transmitted to his chosen successor: James • Demonstrates how the core message in the teachings of Jesus is an expansion not a repudiation of the Jewish religion • Shows how James can serve as a bridge between Christianity, Judaism, and Islam James has been a subject of controversy since the founding of the Church. Evidence that Jesus had siblings contradicts Church dogma on the virgin birth, and James is also a symbol of Christian teachings that have been obscured. While Peter is traditionally thought of as the leader of the apostles and the “rock” on which Jesus built his church, Jeffrey Bütz shows that it was James who led the disciples after the crucifixion. It was James, not Peter, who guided them through the Church's first major theological crisis--Paul's interpretation of the teachings of Jesus. Using the canonical Gospels, writings of the Church Fathers, and apocryphal texts, Bütz argues that James is the most overlooked figure in the history of the Church. He shows how the core teachings of Jesus are firmly rooted in Hebraic tradition; reveals the bitter battles between James and Paul for ideological supremacy in the early Church; and explains how Paul's interpretations, which became the foundation of the Church, are in many ways its betrayal. Bütz reveals a picture of Christianity and the true meaning of Christ's message that are sometimes at odds with established Christian doctrine and concludes that James can serve as a desperately needed missing link between Christianity, Judaism, and Islam to heal the wounds of centuries of enmity.
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Jesus and the Lost Goddess

The Secret Teachings of the Original Christians

Author: Timothy Freke,Peter Gandy

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307565866

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 366

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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Lost Teachings of Jesus on the Sacred Place of Women

Author: Alonzo L. Gaskill

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 1462108032

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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The wife and the mother are the inappreciable treasures given unto you by God. They are the fairest ornaments of existence, and of them shall be born all the inhabitants of the world. In the late 1800s, a Russian explorer discovered another record of Christ's life and teachings, guarded for centuries by the leaders of a monastery in Tibet. Ancient traders recorded their experiences with Christ and His teachings and brought these records to India. The explorer reported that these words were "remarkable for their character of divine grandeur" and were "sublime words" from the Master Himself. Alonzo Gaskill presents this extra-biblical text in which Christ expounds the divine role of women in the gospel and the family. This book will help expand your appreciation and respect for women and their sacred part in God's plan.
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Christ Enlightened

The Lost Teachings of Jesus Unveiled

Author: Steven S. Sadleir

Publisher: Booksurge Publishing

ISBN: 9781439267851

Category: Religion

Page: 222

View: 6912

The remarkable story of Christ and Christianity from the historical perspective that reveals Christ's teachings on enlightenment, practiced by the earliest Jewish disciples only recently revealed.
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The Secret Teachings of Jesus

Four Gnostic Gospels

Author: N.A

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307756645

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 7510

In December 1945, two Egyptian fellahin, digging for natural fertilizer in the Nile River valley unearthed a sealed storage jar. The jar proved to hold treasure of an unexpected sort: a collection of some fifty-two ancient manuscripts, most of which reflect the teachings of a mystical religious movement we call Gnosticism (from the Greek word gnosis, "knowledge"). The texts are also, with few exceptions, Christian documents, and thus they provide us with valuable new information about the character of the early church, and about the Gnostic Christians within the church. In this volume, Marvin W. Meyer has produced a new English translation for general readers of four of the most important and revealing of these early Christian texts -- the Secret Book of James, the Gospel of Thomas, the Book of Thomas, and the Secret Book of John.
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Lost Teachings on Your Higher Self

Author: Mark L. Prophet,Elizabeth Clare Prophet

Publisher: Summit University Press

ISBN: 0916766918

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

View: 7335

Reveals that concepts regarded as purely Eastern, like karma, reincarnation and chakras, can be found in the mysteries Jesus taught. Tells how you, like Jesus, can be in close contact with your Divine Source.
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Lost Teachings on Finding God Within

Author: Mark L. Prophet,Elizabeth Clare Prophet

Publisher: Summit University Press

ISBN: 0916766934

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 332

View: 4488

How to put the teachings of Jesus into action to meet the challenges of life today. Includes effective techniques to access the creative power of the higher self.
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Jesus

The Explosive Story of the 30 Lost Years and the Ancient Mystery Religions

Author: Tricia McCannon

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 9781612831053

Category: Reference

Page: 448

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Where was Jesus for the first thirty years of his life? Where and what was he taught? Who were his teachers? This fascinating volume offers startling new evidence culled from hard-to-find Vatican texts, theosophical classics, legends and hermetic symbolism to construct radical new picture of Jesus and his times. McCannon postulates that Jesus spent at least seven years in Egypt, a number of years in England, and visited both India and Tibet before beginning his public ministry in Palestine. This is a wide-ranging examination of the direct links and similarities between Jesus’ teachings and the teachings of various mystery religions and sects that were popular during his lifetime, including the Essenes, Buddhists, and Druids. McCannon offers compelling evidence that places Jesus’ life and mission firmly in the context of the deeper spiritual teachings that came before him.
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Return of the Divine Sophia

Healing the Earth through the Lost Wisdom Teachings of Jesus, Isis, and Mary Magdalene

Author: Tricia McCannon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591437768

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 512

View: 7262

An initiatic journey into the Mysteries of the Goddess and humanity’s return to an age of peace and celestial light • Details the ceremonies and rituals of initiation into the Fellowship of Isis • Reveals the lost teachings of Jesus about the Divine Mother and Father and how the goddess Sophia is connected to Mary Magdalene as the Female Christ • Explores the many archetypes of the Goddess, including Isis, Brigit, and the Black Madonna, and how we can transform into Homo luminous, spiritual beings of light Called through her dreams by the Priestesses of Isis, Tricia McCannon set out on a spiritual journey into the Mysteries of the Goddess. After a fateful encounter with a high initiate of the ancient Fellowship of Isis, she began researching the history of Judaism and Christianity to find out how and when the Divine Feminine became lost. She discovered a forgotten age when the Creator was honored as female and humanity lived in peaceful societies completely free of war. She shows how we can return to an age of peace and celestial light if we work to bring the masculine and feminine energies of the world back into balance. Sharing her journey into the heart of the Divine Mother, McCannon details her initiation into the Fellowship of Isis, a process rich with ceremony, ritual, and myths of the Goddess from ancient Egyptian, Celtic, Greek, Hebrew, and Native American traditions. She reveals how the many archetypes of the Goddess, including Isis, Ishtar, Brigit, and the Black Madonna, can become our allies for self-transformation. She explores Mysteries at the heart of Christianity that have remained hidden for nearly 2,000 years and how the Gnostic goddess Sophia is tied to the Second Coming, Mary Magdalene, and the Female Christ. She reveals the lost teachings of Jesus about the Divine Mother and Father and about the Divine Daughter and Son. Through her story and her in-depth research, McCannon takes us on a journey to awaken the creative power of the Divine Feminine within each of us. Equipped with the teachings of the Goddess, we gain the mastery to overcome the deeply rooted masculine-feminine imbalance of the patriarchy and to embark into the future as Homo luminous, beings of light.
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Lost Teachings on Keys to Spiritual Progress

Author: Mark Prophet,Elizabeth Clare Prophet

Publisher: Summit University Press

ISBN: 0916766926

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 327

View: 602

Gives you the tools to transcend life's circumstances and realize more of your higher self every day. With inspirational stories of seven saints and mystics and their individual paths to self-mastery.
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The Lost Teachings of the Cathars

Their Beliefs and Practices

Author: Andrew Phillip Smith

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 1780288042

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 9964

Centuries after the brutal slaughter of the Cathars by papally endorsed Northern French forces,and their suppression by the Inquisiton the medieval Cathars continue to exert a powerful influence on both popular culture and spiritual seekers. Yet few people know anything of the beliefs of the Cathars beyond vague notions that they believed in reincarnation, were vegetarians, were somehow Gnostic, and had some relation to Mary Magdalene. The Lost Teachings of the Cathars explores the history of this Christian dualist movement between the 12th and 14th centuries, offering a sympathetic yet critical examination of its beliefs and practices. As well as investigating the origin of the Cathars, their relationship to the ancient Gnostics of the early centuries AD and the possibility that they survived the Inquisition in some way, the author also addresses recent renewed interest in Catharism. Eccentric esotericists initiated a neo-Cathar revival in the Languedoc which inspired the philosopher Simone Weil. The German Otto Rahn, who has been called the real-life Indiana Jones, believed that the Cathars were protectors of the Holy Grail and received support from Heinrich Himmler. Arthur Guirdham, a psychiatrist from the West of England, became convinced that he and a circle of patients had all been Cathars in previous lives. Tourists flock to the Languedoc to visit Cathar country. Bestsellers such as Kate Mosse's timeslip novel Labyrinth continue to fascinate readers. But what did the Cathars really believe and practice? From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden

Author: Rutherford Hayes Platt,Anonymous,J. Alden Brett,Plume

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: 9780452009448

Category: Religion

Page: 640

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Suppressed by the early Church Fathers who compiled the Bible, these Apocryphal Books have for centuries been shrouded in silence. Now, for the first time in a paperbound book, the reader can discover the hidden beauties of the Lost Books. To be found in this volume are the Apostles' Creed, the Psalms and Odes of Solomon, and other Apocryphal writings that have become part of our religious heritage. The story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife, of Adam and Eve, of the girlhood and betrothal of Mary, of the childhood of Jesus, are here in all the warmth, intimacy, and humanity of their first telling.
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The Lost Years of Jesus

Documentary Evidence of Jesus' 17-year Journey to the East

Author: Elizabeth Clare Prophet

Publisher: Summit University Press

ISBN: 9780916766870

Category: Religion

Page: 477

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Ancient manuscripts from Buddhism say Jesus left Palestine and traveled for an estimated 17 years in India, Nepal, Ladakh, and Tibet. Prophet brings together the eyewitness accounts of four people who have seen these remarkable manuscripts--plus three variant translations of the texts. Maps, drawings & 79 photos.
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The Secret Legacy of Jesus

The Judaic Teachings That Passed from James the Just to the Founding Fathers

Author: Jeffrey J. Bütz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 159477921X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 400

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Shows how the true teachings of Jesus were passed down through the centuries and shaped the vision of the Founding Fathers • Reveals for the first time the hidden link that connects James the Brother, Islam, the Cathars, the Knights Templar, and Freemasonry • Shows how the Founding Fathers used these teachings enshrined in Masonic principles to build a new nation With the success of Paul’s desire to impose his vision for the Church, the true teachings of Jesus--as preserved by his family and disciples--were forced into hiding. This clandestine movement was evidenced by such early groups as the Nazarenes, Ebionites, and Elkesaites but is generally thought to have died out when the Church of Paul branded these groups as heretics. However, despite the ongoing persecution by the Roman Catholic orthodoxy, this underground Jewish strain of Christianity was able to survive and resist incorporation into its more powerful rival. Jeffrey Bütz, author of The Brother of Jesus and the Lost Teachings of Christianity, reveals for the first time the hidden theological link that connects James the Brother of Jesus and the Ebionites with the religion of Islam, the Cathars, the Knights Templar, and Freemasonry. In The Secret Legacy of Jesus, Bütz demonstrates how this centuries-old underground stream of Christ’s original teachings remained alive and how it surfaced again in Colonial America, where the Founding Fathers used Masonic principles rooted in Jewish Christian teachings to establish what they believed would be a “New Jerusalem.” With the rise of a fundamentalist Christianity, this potent spiritual vision was lost, but Bütz contends it can be recovered and used to bring about the reconciliation of Christians, Jews, and Muslims throughout the world.
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The Yoga of Jesus

Understanding the Hidden Teachings of the Gospels

Author: Paramhansa Yogananda

Publisher: Self Realization Fellowship Pub

ISBN: 9780876125564

Category: Religion

Page: 147

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"Contains selected excerpts from Paramahansa Yogananda's book "The Second Coming of Christ: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You," which book is a commentary on the New Testament gospels and noncanonical source material, focusing on the quest to uncover the original teachings of Jesus"--Provided by publisher.
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The Lost Sayings of Jesus

Teachings from Ancient Christian, Jewish, Gnostic, and Islamic Sources, Annotated & Explained

Author: Andrew Phillip Smith

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1594731721

Category: Religion

Page: 204

View: 9700

A collection of more than two hundred sayings depicts Jesus as a wisdom teacher who speaks to people of all faiths as a mystic and spiritual master. Original.
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The Missing Gospels

Unearthing the Truth Behind Alternative Christianities

Author: Darrell L. Bock

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 141857810X

Category: Religion

Page: 260

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IS JESUS WHO YOU THINK HE IS? Perhaps you've heard the recent buzz about "alternative Christianities" and "new gospels." Speculations have shown up in magazines, documentaries, popular fiction, and even on the big screen. Much of the controversy stems from a library of ancient texts found at Nag Hammadi, Egypt. Now revolutionary questions about the Christian faith are being raised as a result of these findings: Is Jesus truly a divine Savior or just a teacher of wisdom? Is orthodoxy a by-product of third-century or fourth-century theologians? Did Judas betray Jesus because of evil intent or a request by Jesus? Does salvation include the physical body or just the soul? Darrell L. Bock takes you on a tour of the new claims as well as the controversial writings, examining their origins and comparing them with traditional sources. With discussion questions for group or individual study at the end of each chapter, The Missing Gospels will help you understand the messages of all of these writings so you can form your own opinion. This provocative work could even change what you believe!
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The Lost Gospel: Decoding the Ancient Text that Reveals Jesus' Marriage to Mary the Magdalene

Author: Simcha Jacobovici,Barrie Wilson

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1605987298

Category: History

Page: 544

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An international news story when published last year, now in paperback: A historical detective story leads to dramatic and ground-breaking revelations about the life and times of Jesus. Waiting to be rediscovered in the British Library is an ancient manuscript of the early Church, copied by an anonymous monk. The manuscript is at least 1,450 years old, possibly dating to the first century. And now, The Lost Gospel provides the first ever translation from Syriac into English of this unique document that tells the inside story of Jesus’ social, family, and political life. The Lost Gospel takes the reader on an unparalleled historical adventure through a paradigm shifting manuscript. What the authors eventually discover is as astounding as it is surprising: the confirmation of Jesus’ marriage to Mary Magdalene; the names of their two children; the towering presence of Mary Magdalene; a previously unknown plot on Jesus’ life (thirteen years prior to the crucifixion); an assassination attempt against Mary Magdalene and their children; Jesus’ connection to political figures at the highest level of the Roman Empire; and a religious movement that antedates that of Paul—the Church of Mary Magdalene. Part historical detective story, part modern adventure, The Lost Gospel reveals secrets that have been hiding in plain sight for millennia.
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The Gospel of Thomas

The Gnostic Wisdom of Jesus

Author: Jean-Yves Leloup

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594776393

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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A new translation and analysis of the gospel that records the actual words of Jesus • Explores the gnostic significance of Jesus's teachings recorded in this gospel • Explains the true nature of the new man whose coming Jesus envisioned • Translated and interpreted by the author of the bestselling The Gospel of Mary Magdalene and The Gospel of Philip One of the cache of codices and manuscripts discovered in Nag Hammadi, the Gospel of Thomas, unlike the canonical gospels, does not contain a narrative recording Christ's life and prophecies. Instead it is a collection of his teachings--what he actually said. These 114 logia, or sayings, were collected by Judas Didymus Thomas, whom some claim to be Jesus's closest disciple. No sooner was this gospel uncovered from the sands of Upper Egypt than scholars and theologians began to bury it anew in a host of conflicting interpretations and polemics. While some say it is a hodgepodge from the canonical gospels, for others it is the source text from which all the gospel writers drew their material and inspiration. In this new translation of the Gospel of Thomas, Jean-Yves Leloup shows that the Jesus recorded by the "infinitely skeptical and infinitely believing" Thomas has much in common with gnostics of non-dualistic schools. Like them, Jesus preaches the coming of a new man, the genesis of the man of knowledge. In this gospel, Jesus describes a journey from limited to unlimited consciousness. The Jesus of Thomas invites us to drink deeply from the well of knowledge that lies within, not so that we may become good Christians but so we may attain the self-knowledge that will make each of us, too, a Christ.
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