Jesus and the Lost Goddess

The Secret Teachings of the Original Christians
Narrated by: Rory Barnett
Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
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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 best-seller 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.

©2001 Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy (P)2018 Tantor

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Great information, however now outdated

The insight into the Gnostic religion and its understanding are amazing and much needed in the greater understanding of religion, how it has been molded and manipulated by both ego, and the needs of others to have a religious power by limiting knowledge of other beliefs that may give a credible basis for being an authentic and true truth towards the finding of God. The assumption that Jesus was imaginary (by the authors) has since been disproven with the Jesus family tomb discovery in 2010. But,the similarities between Jesus, Moses and as demonstrated in the writing, there may have been intentional reworkings of what we understand to be "scripture" as nothing more than an ego-driven monk using a prophets name from the past to write his own interpretations of scripture that was bought into by "the church", or others with the same intention. Control of the ego as described and insight into the truths of spirits, possession, and psychic insight into the truths or 'knowing" can add clarity to those who have succeeded in finding your path to this point, or found out in the long run, that this is the truth of it all as you looked to find an answer as to why. It appears to this reader that the Gnostic faith is based upon a deeper sense of our place in the universe and God's perception through us and our power to rise if we understand the mind and consciousness and the power it can play in our lives vs. ignorance and being used by dark minds for which we are typically ignorant of. As this reader has personally discovered, God can work through us, this is what the Gnostic teaching is showing, and I feel that Jesus was preaching as well, as demonstrated in the Gospel of Mary Magdalene and the Gospel of Thomas. Make your psyche in God's image, but know the psychology of and the psychic of the mind as well to better control your life and to cleanse your mind of being used. which is part of the aspect of the Gnostic "knowing" as to know the truth of what is happening to the mind and to those who don't know or aren't in the knowing.

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Deceptive Lies Distorting a Valuable Truth

Abound with Staggering Bias and Outright Lies and Manipulation . . . . A Grand Blanket of Deception.
I Love these Gospels , when told by non-biased objective souls . . . this naration has a very clear agnostic agenda . . . the Lies here told , are that one has to be a Non-Believer to be "enlightenment" . . . Complete and Utter Hogwash . . . IMHO . . . ;-)

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Enlightening and pretty easy to follow

love the ancient wisdom, hidden truths behind the mainstream religions, and making me feel and see what this life is about and of course a lover and student of Gnosis , its a great book for those seekers,

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Great read and great listen study

Great use of excerps to fund the premise of the book. I have gone through this book five times and learned something new each time.