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  • Not in His Image Gnostic Vision Sacred Ecology and the Future of Belief
  • John Lamb Lash
  • English
  • 26 April 2020
  • 9781931498920

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Read Not in His Image Gnostic Vision Sacred Ecology and the Future of Belief John Lamb Lash à 0 Read Read & Download Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à John Lamb Lash Basing much of Not in His Image on the Nag Hammadi and other Gnostic writings John Lamb Lash explains how a little known messianic sect propelled itself into a dominant world power systematically wiping out the great Gnostic spiritual teachers the Druid priests and the shamanistic healers of Europe and North Africa They burned libraries and destroyed temples in an attempt to silence the ancient truth tellers and keep their own secrets But as Lash reveals when the truth is the planet Earth it cannot be h. There s a lot on the Web about John Lamb Lash Some of the data is contradictory On the one hand he s represented as an autodidact as a college dropout On the other a PhD is attributed to him There s even disagreement about his birthdate Given the sketchy eccentric character of this book I strongly suspect he had little academic trainingThe book is not entirely without merit The critiue of Abrahamic dominator religions as being anti nature is certainly worthy of consideration Christianity in particular having a poor historical record its orientation being otherworldly Its advocacy of deep ecology is something I appreciateHowever Lash s appropriation of the historical record is most charitably stated extremely tendentious For one thing he claims an essential unity to pagan traditions in general and to pagan mystery cults in particular setting them in opposition to the monotheistic religions without much recognizing that these very pagan traditions were the matrix out of which the Abrahamic religions arose Indeed Judaism itself of henotheistic Hebrew roots is hardly of a class with its semi derivatives Christianity and Islam As regards the assertion of pagan unanimity the record certainly does not support his bold claim Indeed he seems unaware of much of the counterevidence For instance he asserts that pre Christian Europeans did not practice human sacrifice p 49 Is he unaware of the archaeological evidence of the Bog sacrifices in Denmark of the ancient Roman practice of live burial of Moloch offerings in Punic Europe of the Roman accounts of Druidic practices What is one to make of his repeated assertion of the life affirming culture of what he calls Europa in the face of the misogyny the slavery the wars the infanticide and the slaughters recounted in the pagan histories and evinced by the discoveries of the archaeologists and where for that matter does he get the idea that the mass suicide at Masada occurred in 86 CE Lash s rosy representation of an idyllic pre Christian Europe is as absurd as much of the Christian apologeticTo make matters worse Lash adopts the recently invented term Gnostic to typify his supposedly univocal mystery cults entirely ignoring its normative scholarly application to beliefs which were radically dualistic Instead he picks and choses focusing on the occult texts in the tradition of the Pistis Sophia and to make matters worse still attempts to reconcile a dubious reading of them to modern physics whereby incredibly he treats her the Pleroma the Anthropos the Christos the Aeons and the Archons as if they were real substantial beings and the myth treated in such a way as reconcilable with contemporary science His three planet thesis and this business as a whole makes one wonder not only about the author s scholarly aptitude but about his very sanityThis is definitely not a book for those unfamiliar with European antiuity and the history of religions nor is it worthy of the attention of those who do have such familiarityPS For some reason the date started function in Goodreads isn t working today I started this book at Xmas having received it as a gift

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Read Not in His Image Gnostic Vision Sacred Ecology and the Future of Belief John Lamb Lash à 0 Read Read & Download Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à John Lamb Lash Idden or destroyedNot in His Image delves deeply into the shadows of ancient Gnostic writings to reconstruct the story early Christians tried to scrub from the pages of history exploring the richness of the ancient European Pagan spirituality the Pagan Mysteries the Great Goddess Gnosis the myths of Sophia and Gaia and chronicles the annihilation of this Pagan European culture at the hands of Christianity Long before the birth of Christianity monotheism was an anomaly; Europe and the Near East flourishe. A brilliant book which examine the roots of all Abrahamic religions as derived from the destruction of the Mystery Schools in Alexandria Clearly explains the development of salvationist and redemption theology against the backdrop of ancient eco feminist Gaia belief The research is amazing and the conclusions brilliant and supported by the umran and Nag Hamaidi remnants Amazing stuff

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Read Not in His Image Gnostic Vision Sacred Ecology and the Future of Belief John Lamb Lash à 0 Read Read & Download Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à John Lamb Lash D under the divine guidance of Sophia the ancient goddess of wisdom The Earth was the embodiment of Sophia and thus sacred to the people who sought fulfillment in her presence This ancient philosophy was threatening to the emerging salvation based creed of Christianity that was based on patriarchal dominion over the Earth and lauded personal suffering as a path to the afterlife As Derrick Jensen points out in the afterword in Lash's hands Jesus Christ emerges as the agent provocateur of the ruling class. Really liking this book can t put it down


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    E–book (Not in His Image Gnostic Vision Sacred Ecology and the Future of Belief) Read Not in His Image Gnostic Vision Sacred Ecology and the Future of Belief interesting premise some really lousy scholarship Lots of unsupported assertions and at times a refusal to consider some very significant problems with his interpretation Still I was intrigued by the idea that Jehovah is actually an inorganic alien parasite who didn't create our world just commandeered control of it And

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    Read Not in His Image Gnostic Vision Sacred Ecology and the Future of Belief E–book (Not in His Image Gnostic Vision Sacred Ecology and the Future of Belief) John Lamb Lash à 0 Read Thick layer of interpretations and opinions are drawn from weak evidence I were much happier with the book if it were presented as an opinion pieceThe author I am guessing an auto didact with little scientific background has indeed read widely and presents the Gnostic thesis with much enthusiasm but in a one sided way and with little intellectual rigor My conclusion is that the patterns he sees in ancient his

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    E–book (Not in His Image Gnostic Vision Sacred Ecology and the Future of Belief) Read & Download Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à John Lamb Lash Read Not in His Image Gnostic Vision Sacred Ecology and the Future of Belief This is the uintessential book that must be read by anyone who previously or presently has espoused the Abrahamic religions JudaismChristiantyIslam The author is the most learned scholar of the Dead Sea Scrolls the Nag Hammadi Codices and other Coptic texts; he shares with us the true meaning contained in these textual materialsThe trends humankind currently follow will be completely dissected and analyzed; and expose

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