Concerning the Mortification of the Flesh 1920

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Kessinger Publishing, Aug 1, 2003 - Religion - 48 pages
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1920. This little book represents Adyar Pamphlet No. 118. Mr. Mead presents a dissertation involving hostility to the flesh. He extolls the virtues of ancient Aryan India and their beliefs, while striving to get rid of the antagonism of duality, of the effort of mind to dominate body and suggests the use of self-contemplation.

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G. R. S. Mead is regarded as a pioneer in the field of Gnostic and Hermetic studies. A highly intuitive scholar, Mead joined the company of Madame Blavatsky and her close associates. In this circle, he learned the profound mysteries of the Gnostics and became a translator of these writings. Mead evidently suffered some scholarly prejudice because of his connections with Theosophy. However, he also visited with C. G. Jung during his last years, and Jung thanked him for his dedicated work, his outstanding use of the English language, and for his affinity toward the experience of Gnosis.

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