by: Timothy Freke

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Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy, authors of The Jesus Mysteries [090529, ?6.35] and Jesus and the Goddess [120810, £6.35] return with a powerful indictment of religious fundamentalism and a passionate reinterpretation of Gnostic spirituality. According to Freke and Gandy, religiously inspired acts of violence, such as the attacks of 9/11, are nothing new. They are the continuation of a long and bloody history of divinely sanctioned brutality, caused by mistaking bizarre old books for the Word of God. The time has come to end religious intolerance and to wake up to oneness, by rediscovering the Gnostic way of transforming oneself and the world. The authors show how it is possible to awaken to a profound state of oneness and love, which the Gnostic Christians symbolised by the enigmatic figure of the laughing Jesus. The way to awakening is spelled out with clarity and simplicity. Opinion is left far behind, and the experience of knowing, or Gnosis, is ours for the taking. Discover for yourself why the Gnostic Jesus laughs.
272pp, 140mm x 217mm, Paperback, 2006

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