RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 34545197 LA English T1 Omens of millennium : the gnosis of angels, dreams, and resurrection A1 Bloom, Harold., PB Riverhead Books PP New York YR 1996 SN 1573220450 9781573220453 AB "In this commanding and impassioned inquiry, Harold Bloom draws on a lifelong study of religion and, in particular, of Gnosticism, the knowing that God is not an external force but resides within each on of us. Through the ancient literatures of Jewish Kabbalah, Christian Gnosticism, and Muslim Shiite Sufism, he reveals to us the angels not as the kitschy cherubs we know today, but as magnificent, terrifying, sublime beings who have always played a central role in Western culture. He allows us to feel their splendor, and to experience the powerful role that dreams and near-death experiences have held throughout the centuries. And in the dazzling final chapter, he delivers a Gnostic sermon in which he urges us toward transcendence."--BOOK JACKET.