Gnosis: Why Things Are As They Are…

The Nag Hammadi Library is a collection of thirteen ancient books containing over fifty texts, almost used a tinder and fuel for a cooking fire by the wife of the shepherd who unwittingly stumbled upon them in 1945 in upper Egypt and thought them worth nothing, these are all that remains of a fascinating literary treasure.

An incredible discovery after nearly 2000 years of remaining hidden includes a number of “Gnostic Gospels” – during the early Christian struggle to define and establish “orthodoxy” which ultimately resulted in the Bible we commonly know today it was thought that these alternative texts had all been destroyed. The insights they provide to ‘other interpretations’ of stories and parables that are the the standard fodder for Christian teachings is eyeopening…

Given the alternative slant the Gnostic texts give to the story of The Garden to Eden (including the following quote) perhaps these help to explain just why, in many respects, things ‘are as they are today’ for the human race…

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