Gnostics have always sought to “know” rather than to accept dogma and doctrine, often to their peril. This inquiry into Gnosticism examines the character, history. Jacques Lacarrière was a French writer, born in Limoges. He studied moral philosophy, Durrell featured Gnosticism as a plot element in the novels of his The Avignon Quintet ( to ). He also wrote a “Foreword” to the English. JACQUES LACARRIERE. The Gnostics. Foreword by. LAWRENCE DURRELL. Translated from the French by. NINA ROOTES.

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City Lights Books- Philosophy – pages. Some of them are lacarrriere something as poets of religious doctrines rather than religious leaders. To be infinite is too much. Lacarriere has heavyweight fans like Lawrence Durrell and Marguerite Yourcenar.

Are these lights and shadows simply forms split off from a single material, or two materials of opposing nature? Lisa rated it it was amazing Mar 02, My library Help Advanced Book Search.


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I think that Lecarriere not only imagined this, but hoped for it too It was reprinted by Fayard in with a postscript entitled “Memory of roads,” and addition of gnowtics letters from readers.

The writer had met English author Lawrence Durrell inwho had been studying some Gnostic texts since the early s. City Lights Open Media. Professionally, he was known as a prominent critic, journalist, and essayist.

Lacarriwre you need to read something from the side that likes Gnostics, since they have muc A wonderful essay on the life and times of this religious movement that stirred the christian world for a few centuries. Jacques Lacrarriere was a French writer who studied philosophy and classic literature and was lacarriwre for his work as a critic, journalist, and essayist. This book examines the information available and tries to piece together a model we can understand.

Our author argues that this ‘cult of the past’ “can only distract Man from his true quest: Click here to sign up for the City Lights Newsletter!

This page was last edited on 22 Juneat Lacarriere is particularly gnostcs informed about the various currents and undercurrents of Gnosticism, and their perennial importance for the religious and the mystic mind. The Paths of Gnosticism. This book is a lyrical meditation on ancient gnosticism as the ‘betrayal’ of the physical cosmos.

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Nothing if not trenchant and nothing if not radical. And o This book is a lyrical meditation on ancient gnosticism as the ‘betrayal’ of the physical cosmos.

To be honest, I doubt this is an objective depiction of the gnostics. It hangs over use like a veil, a wall of shadow encircling the earth, a tenebrous dome through which appear, here and there, through chinks, faults and gaps, the glittering fires of another world.

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This is a beautiful essay on The Gnostics leaders, groups, ideology, theology, etc. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Vasilis rated it really liked it Jun 10, Jacques Lacarriere writes in a poetic way that helps evoke the overtly mystical quality of the great Gnostic age of Basilides and Valentinus. The quotations which open each chapter give you the flavor.

The Gnostics

In this way, an ancient heresy and modern revolution are used to illuminate each other. History is written by the victors and Christianity stomped Gnosticism out millenia ago. Upped to 5 stars after a second reading.