The Gnostic Gospel of Saint Bartholomew

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9780977999491: The Gnostic Gospel of Saint Bartholomew

Discover the life and death, the sayings and doings, of Jesus Christ according to the Apostle Bartholomew. Received from a millennium-old European Gnostic organization, this Gospel sheds surprising, even shocking, new light on the life of Jesus Christ. Discover the identity of the wife of Jesus, his association with the Essenes, as well as his association with the Dead Sea community of "Damascus" which produced the Dead Sea Scrolls. Discover intriguing sayings of Jesus and strange events in his life that you will not find in any other Gospel, such as, "I am like unto a bell. Tap me softly and you shall hear a pleasant tone. Strike me hard and you shall hear a piercing peal unto the ends of the earth." Or, "I am the underground spring from which you flow. Drink of this underground spring and the Life of the Aeon of the Aeons shall be yours, and you shall know we are One," as well as ""When tired, sleep. When hungry, eat. When aroused, enjoy sexual union." And, "Thaddeus approached Jesus and said, 'Master we found a man preaching in your name, saying that you teach all to worship Helios, for Helios is the source of Light and Life.' Jesus replied, 'Do not meddle with that man, for it is better to worship Helios than the gods of this kosmos.'" The Gospel of Bartholomew is a must read for everyone interested in occult lore about Jesus and his apostles, Gnostic wisdom, and the hidden sayings of Christ.

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Discover intriguing sayings of Jesus and strange events in his life that you will not find in any other Gospel, such as, "Soon thereafter Jesus spoke of an old priest who was about to be made High Priest, who dreamed a dream: 'In the dream the old man had to fight his way with sword through many blind gods at the gated entrance of the Jerusalem temple. He cut through their numbers quickly and easily. He ran to the bronze sea where he was confronted by more blind gods. The gods fought savagely to bar his way, yet the old priest prevailed. He moved from there to the porch steps and there also blind gods awaited. He fought those as well and soon had a victory. On to the holy place he hurried, and fought nearly to his own demise the many blind gods lurking there. He dashed to the holy of holies, where the largest and most savage god of all confronted him, even the Lord of Hosts. 'I shall not let you pass, old one,' the Lord of Hosts vowed. 'You are blind!' shouted the old man, 'I shall not be defeated by a blind god!' With that declaration the old man plunged once more into the battle. For two hours they did battle, and when at last the Lord of Hosts lay dead at the old man's feet, and he himself was bleeding and exhausted, he staggered forth to the veil of the Holy of Holies. 'At last!' he cried out, 'I shall know the Truth!' The old man pulled aside the veil, and then stepped into the Holy of Holies. There he saw his own reflection in a mirror, the only object in the chamber. The highest Truth was unveiled to him that day.' "

Or this saying: "I am the underground spring from which you flow. Drink of this underground spring and the Life of the Aeon of the Aeons shall be yours, and you shall know we are One," as well as "Thaddeus approached Jesus and said, 'Master we found a man preaching in your name, saying that you teach all to worship Helios, for Helios is the source of Light and Life.' Jesus replied, 'Do not meddle with that man, for it is better to worship Helios than the gods of the Jews.'" The Gospel of Bartholomew is a must read for everyone interested in occult lore about Jesus and his apostles, Gnostic wisdom, and the hidden sayings of Christ. We, the publishers, have no way of verifying the age or authenticity of the codex from which this translation was allegedly made. So, we urge the reader to use spiritual discernment via prayer before purchasing to determine whether or not it is authentic. May the Unknown God grant you Gnosis via this Gospel.

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The codex from which this translation was made appears to be of medieval origin, possibly a handwritten copy of a far older codex, or perhaps a scroll. The codex preserves the Koine orthography of it's exemplar, being of uncial print, lacking any spacing or punctuation

As a Gnostic movement Christianity had it's beginning in a synthesis of first century Judaism and the Mystery religions of the Mediterranean. Mithraism, as one example out of many, is identical in its main features to Christianity and predates it by many centuries. When reading the Nag Hammadi Library and other Gnostic works, Buddhist influence is also evident, for Buddhism powerfully influenced the Mystery religions. In this sacred book, primitive (early) Buddhist elements are also evident: Suffering, desire, ignorance, attachment, cause and effect, determinism, reincarnation, and other Buddhist concepts are found throughout. Not surprisingly, many stories are to be found in this book that are very similar to Buddhist stories. The cross-pollination was probably in both directions.

By presenting this translation to Moon Temple Press for purchase, I am surrendering any and all claims, rights, or subsidy rights to the translation. My one desire is that many will attain to Gnosis via this sacred scripture. As above, so below. So mote it be.

Rev. Robert Brian Hitchcock January 2005

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