The Laughing Jesus: Religious Lies And Gnostic Wisdom

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Crown Publishing Group, 2006 - Religion - 263 pages
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An Incendiary Wake-Up Call to the World

What if the Old Testament is a work of fiction, Jesus never existed, and Muhammad was a mobster?

What if the Bible and the Qur'an are works of political propaganda created by Taliban-like fundamentalists to justify the sort of religious violence we are witnessing in the world today?

What if there is a big idea that could free us from the us-versus-them world created by religion and make it possible for us to truly love our neighbors—and even our enemies?

What if it is possible to awaken to a profound state of oneness and love, which the Gnostic Christians symbolized by the enigmatic figure of the laughing Jesus?

Discover for Yourself Why the Gnostic Jesus Laughs
 

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Review: The Laughing Jesus: Religious Lies and Gnostic Wisdom

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One of the best books on spirituality I've read. Practices helpful as well. Tim Freke is a wonderful spiritual teacher. Read full review

Review: The Laughing Jesus: Religious Lies and Gnostic Wisdom

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Stopped reading the last half of the book. The first half I loved. Read full review

Contents

Gnostic Spirituality and Litcralist Religion
5
A Religious Detox
10
The Word of God?
25
The Most Famous Man Who Never Lived
54
From Mystic to Mobster
82
The Dream of Awakening
105
Partn The Baby
121
HipGnosis
127
No Reality Without Polarity 14 5
145
The Laughing Jesus
157
The Way to Awaken
170
Spirituality Without Religion
186
The Big Idea
206
Notes
236
Suggested Further Reading
253
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Timothy Freke (left) has an honors degree in philosophy and is the author of more than twenty books on world spirituality. He lectures and runs experiential seminars throughout the world exploring gnosis. For information, see timothyfreke.com. Peter Gandy (right) has an M.A. in classical civilization and is an internationally respected authority on the ancient Pagan Mysteries and early Christianity. Both Freke and Gandy live in England and are the authors of five previous books, including The Jesus Mysteries and Jesus and the Lost Goddess.

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