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Not In His Image

Author : John Lamb Lash
ISBN : 1603580204
Genre : Religion
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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 hidden or destroyed. Not 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 flourished 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 classes.
Category: Religion

Not In His Image

Author : John Lash
ISBN : 9781931498920
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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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 hidden or destroyed. Not 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 flourished 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 classes.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Not In His Image

Author : John Lash
ISBN : IND:30000109967632
Genre : Religion
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Not in His Image describes the rich spiritual world of pre-Christian classical Europethe Pagan Mysteries, the Great Goddess, Gnosis, the myths of Sophia and Gaiaand its future as a force for rebalancing our lives and reconnecting to the earth. In his riveting account of who the Gnostics really were and what they were protesting against, John Lash identifies who we once were, and what has become of our original genius. He describes the decisive arc of history from the dawn of the Christian Era to the present moment of global terror, a trajectory driven by faith-based violence and fundamentalist politics. No scholar has yet plumbed the depths of the Nag Hammadi Library for the profound cosmological myth of our origins and our intimate bond with Gaia, the living planet.
Category: Religion

Dispelling Wetiko

Author : Paul Levy
ISBN : 9781583945483
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Looks at a virulent psychospiritual disease that the author calls "Wetiko" that causes people to act against their own interests, and counsels readers to recognize this force within themselves in order to begin to heal themselves and society.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Twins And The Double

Author : John Lash
ISBN : 0500810427
Genre : Art and mythology
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Facing the other in the guise of twin or double, one might sense a threat to the idea of personal identity, yet people are teased and delighted by the odd prospect of becoming otherwise. Twins arouse a sense of awe in many societies around the world. Jacob and Esau, Horus and Set, Jekyll and Hyde - all these and many more are recurrent pairs who lure us into the world found through the looking glass.
Category: Art and mythology

Columbus And Other Cannibals

Author : Jack D. Forbes
ISBN : 9781583229828
Genre : Political Science
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Celebrated American Indian thinker Jack D. Forbes’s Columbus and Other Cannibals was one of the founding texts of the anticivilization movement when it was first published in 1978. His history of terrorism, genocide, and ecocide told from a Native American point of view has inspired America’s most influential activists for decades. Frighteningly, his radical critique of the modern "civilized" lifestyle is more relevant now than ever before. Identifying the Western compulsion to consume the earth as a sickness, Forbes writes: "Brutality knows no boundaries. Greed knows no limits. Perversion knows no borders. . . . These characteristics all push towards an extreme, always moving forward once the initial infection sets in. . . . This is the disease of the consuming of other creatures’ lives and possessions. I call it cannibalism." This updated edition includes a new chapter by the author.
Category: Political Science

The Secret Life Of Plants

Author : Peter Tompkins
ISBN : 9780062874429
Genre : Nature
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The world of plants and its relation to mankind as revealed by the latest scientific discoveries. "Plenty of hard facts and astounding scientific and practical lore."--Newsweek
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The Unfoldment

Author : Neil Kramer
ISBN : 9781601636010
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The Unfoldment presents a body of sacred wisdom and an elegant system of spiritual practice that puts real power and real magic into the hands of those who seek a path of awakening. Neil Kramer draws on a lifetime of spiritual encounters and experiential gnosis to formulate a unique synthesis of metaphysics, mysticism, and esoteric knowledge--genuine, hands-on tools and teachings for transformation and enlightenment in the 21st century. The Unfoldment is a natural human process; a journey of growth, realization, and ascendance. For the first time, Neil Kramer's insights, techniques and, ideas are brought together in one inspirational work that has the power to change lives. The Unfoldment fuses profound spiritual philosophy and dynamic practical application, specifically designed to help you: Claim your power--create a life of authenticity, resonance, and fulfillment Dissolve illusions and re-pattern old wiring--liberate the mind from systems of control Master emotional alchemy--transform pain and embrace flow Unveil the secret teachings and hidden histories of our ancient ancestors Understand the intimate relationship between light and shadow, male and female, creation and destruction
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The Seeker S Handbook

Author : John Lash
ISBN : UOM:39015019825945
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The spiritual impulse is nothing new, but the perplexing availability of so many belief systems--from throughout the world and throughout history--is unique to our time. For today's spiritual seeker, clear directions are essential. The Seeker's Handbook is meant to be used as a tool, much like a compass, for guiding individuals along the paths of spiritual growth.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Sacred Ecology

Author : Fikret Berkes
ISBN : 9781351628297
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 29.1 MB
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Sacred Ecology examines bodies of knowledge held by indigenous and other rural peoples around the world, and asks how we can learn from this knowledge and ways of knowing. Berkes explores the importance of local and indigenous knowledge as a complement to scientific ecology, and its cultural and political significance for indigenous groups themselves. With updates of relevant links for further learning and over 180 new references, the fourth edition gives increased voice to indigenous authors, and reflects the remarkable increase in published local observations of climate change.
Category: Social Science