Jesus and the Lost Goddess

The Secret Teachings of the Original Christians

By Timothy Freke; Peter Gandy
(Harmony, Paperback, 9781400045945, 336pp.)

Publication Date: October 22, 2002

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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 bestseller 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.




About the Author
Timothy Freke is the author of many books on spiritual subjects. He has also worked as a death and bereavement counselor, operating residential retreats in England for the dying and the bereaved.

Timothy Freke has an honors degree in philosophy and is the author of more than 20 books. He is a keynote speaker at major conferences and is regularly featured in the media internationally, as well as on websites such as Ken Wilber's "Integral Naked." He has appeared in the History Channel documentary "Beyond the Da Vinci Code," as well as several other programs about that work . . . and he is now completely fed up with talking about that damn book! He runs seminars in the USA, Europe, and South Africa exploring the experience of gnosis.
Peter Gandy is a mysterious recluse about whom little is known.
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