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Not in his image : gnostic vision, sacred ecology, and the future of belief

Author: John Lash
Publisher: White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., ©2006.
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"Not in His Image describes the rich spiritual world of pre-Christian classical Europe?the Pagan Mysteries, the Great Goddess, Gnosis, the myths of Sophia and Gaia?and 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  Read more...
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Lash, John.
Not in his image.
White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., ©2006
(DLC) 2006018250
(OCoLC)70061010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Lash
OCLC Number: 891647485
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 441 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Conquest and conversion --
A story to guide the species --
History's hardest lesson --
Reclaiming the sophianic vision.
Responsibility: John Lamb Lash ; afterword by Derrick Jensen.

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"Not in His Image describes the rich spiritual world of pre-Christian classical Europe?the Pagan Mysteries, the Great Goddess, Gnosis, the myths of Sophia and Gaia?and 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."--Jacket.

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