The Jesus Mysteries: Was the "Original Jesus" a Pagan God?
This astonishing book completely undermines the traditional history of Christianity that has been perpetuated for centuries by the Church. Drawing on the cutting edge of modern scholarship, authors Tim Freke and Peter Gandy present overwhelming evidence that the Jesus of the New Testament is a mythical figure.
Far from being eyewitness accounts, as is traditionally held, the Gospels are actually Jewish adaptations of ancient Pagan myths of the dying and resurrecting godman Osiris-Dionysus. The supernatural story of Jesus is not the history of a miraculous Messiah, but a carefully crafted spiritual allegory designed to guide initiates on a journey of mystical discovery.
A little more than a century ago most people believed that the strange story of Adam and Eve was history; today it is understood to be a myth. Within a few decades, Freke and Gandy argue, we will likewise be amazed that the fabulous story of God incarnate -- who was born of a virgin, who turned water into wine, and who rose from the dead -- could have been interpreted as anything but a profound parable.
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Review: The Jesus Mysteries: Was the "Original Jesus" a Pagan God?User Review - Krassi Zourkova - Goodreads
Maybe it just meshed perfectly with where my own spirituality is at the moment, but this book blew me away. I read it while doing research for the sequel to my novel, Wildalone. It is brilliant and ... Read full review
Review: The Jesus Mysteries: Was the "Original Jesus" a Pagan God?User Review - JP Ashman - Goodreads
It's a long time since I read this, but I do remember really enjoying it and if this is a subject you are interested in, it is worth a read. Read full review
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