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Inner Christianity Audiobook

Inner Christianity: A Guide to the Esoteric Tradition

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Publisher's Summary

Definitively read by author Richard Smoley, this audio version of Inner Christianity brings a clear understanding to the listener of the complex universe of esoteric knowledge. Topics include esoteric orders past and present, inner traditions, Sophia and Mary, and Gnosticism, as well as well as the mystical body of Christ.

©2002 Richard Smoley; (P)2006 BMA Studios

What the Critics Say

"Smoley presents his work simply and convincingly, with a conversational tone of voice. His scholarly text is balanced by an overriding gentleness that encourages his listener to take in the book's message of spiritual study and discovery. Those with an academic bent will find much to stimulate new inquiry, and those with a more heart-based faith will absorb the message and appreciate the guided meditations." (AudioFile)

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    Allen JOSHUA, TX, United States 04-17-13
    Allen JOSHUA, TX, United States 04-17-13

    I'm a modern day rocker pirate!!! }; )~

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    "This book is a modern classic for the esoteric"

    I really never thought I'd find a modern book that gives so much hidden esoteric & symbolic knowledge & wisdom. I have been a member of several esoteric groups for many years that have not penetrated this deeply into the true & highest levels of understanding of a path that I gave up many years ago. This book has given me a new & dynamic perspective of Christianity & completely reinvigorated my interest in it's teachings. Richard Smoley is not only an adept but his voice & tone is pleasant & scholarly while he is able to articulate intricate information in a way that even a beginner on the path can understand & assimilate into daily practices that will reap wisdom & self knowledge for a lifetime.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph Onesta Pittsburgh, PA 08-29-10
    Joseph Onesta Pittsburgh, PA 08-29-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Comprehensive and Achieves its Goal"

    Very detailed without being overwhelming. He explains much in a very orderly manner that most who follow the path must either discover or dig out on ones own. He provides a launch pad for further study, (very little of which is unfortunately in Audible.)

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick Santa Rosa, CA United States 09-29-12
    Patrick Santa Rosa, CA United States 09-29-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Outstanding!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Inner Christianity to be better than the print version?

    I have over 300 audio books in my Audible library and this is the first book that compelled me to write a review. It continues to hold my interest and is a great balance of scholarship and modern language. There is substance for the experienced adept as well as the uninitiated. There are so many outstanding attributes contained in this audio book, that I also purchased and read the paperback and buy copies for friends and fellow esoteric students. Give this well researched and written gift to yourself.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Exsular France 11-05-12
    Exsular France 11-05-12 Member Since 2013
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    "A great primer ( and more )"
    If you could sum up Inner Christianity in three words, what would they be?

    Eye-opening, inspiring, amazing.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Inner Christianity?

    Richard Smoley unveils some of the symbolisms of the cross to make it understandable by the layman. One of them, the cross as the living intersection of time and space was brought about by unassailable reasoning. And led the listener to a long meditative inner travel...


    Have you listened to any of Richard Smoley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but seriously looking forward to.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    This can't be made into a film, as several avenues are only uncovered and not followed.


    Any additional comments?

    Some reviewers blamed the book for trying to be all things to all. I'd rather want to thank the author for sharing so much knowledge in so narrow a space. The book needs to be listen over and over to be truly digested.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jacob LUBEC, MAINE, United States 11-26-13
    Jacob LUBEC, MAINE, United States 11-26-13

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Best one so far!"
    Would you listen to Inner Christianity again? Why?

    Yes. Interesting approach to old stories!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Fresh, interesting, well presented by author!


    What does Richard Smoley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Neither! Good book!


    Any additional comments?

    Like to see more speakers like Smoley! Straight forward! No music! Just the facts as the writer sees it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Real Director Los Angeles, California United States 09-14-16
    Real Director Los Angeles, California United States 09-14-16 Member Since 2013

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    "Profound. Beautiful. Well written."

    This is a far more profound and illuminating book than I expected. A must read for s time who thinks they understand Christianity or the esoteric mysteries.

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    Kindle Customer 08-29-16
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    "Injoy"

    An introvert of a feeling type paradise to Christianity , a read toward the astrals' for ears that can Here , body that can See , and a mind that can just do that... Mine .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Judd 06-17-16
    Judd 06-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great introduction"

    I've dabbled in esotericism, gnosticism, and Christian mysticism for a few years now, and I wish i had come across this earlier. Smoley explains all the central concepts and answers a lot of questions a beginner might have in a straightforward way that anyone can understand. it may not be the best intro for a skeptic, since it kind of assumes your mind is already open to these concepts, but if you have a sincere interest in this topic, this is the book I'd start with.

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    La Fortuna Mexico 05-11-16
    La Fortuna Mexico 05-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Knowledge and Being"

    Excellently composed and written description of the subject. I highly recommend this book. Practical and informative.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Chi-Hung Riverside, CA, USA 03-28-08
    Chi-Hung Riverside, CA, USA 03-28-08 Member Since 2010
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    "Interesting but arcane"

    I enjoyed parts of the book here and there, but in my opinion, the book tries to do too much. The book is far from being a history book, but also touched on Biblical symbolism, meditation method and modern theological theory. Ultimately, the effort was a far cry from the success it could have been, it would also help if the subjects were arranged chronologically instead of by topics.

    4 of 13 people found this review helpful

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