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Echoes from the Gnosis
G.R.S. Mead, Edited by John Algeo, Introduction by Robert Gilbert, Commentaries by Stephan A Hoeller
ISBN: 9780835608411
Book (Paperback)
Quest Books
6 x 9
560 pages
June 25, 2006


Between 1906 and 1908, G. R. S. Mead published eleven small books under the series title "Echoes from the Gnosis." These books contain translations and interpretations of the Gnostic writings of the ancients. Long before the discovery of the Nag Hammadi Library, Mead translated these esoteric texts of various origins (Christian, Roman, Greek). He wanted to make this material accessible to the growing number of people at the time eager to encounter this ancient mystical religion based on an intuitive process of knowing oneself and the hidden aspects of life and existence. Upon the publication of the 100-year anniversary edition of the series, the appeal for this same material remains stronger than ever.

G.R.S. Mead (1863-1933) is still widely acknowledged as the preeminent translator of the language and the intent of ancient writers of Hermetic works. Other ancient hermetic tracts he has translated include Thrice Greatest Hermes and Pistis Sophia. In spite of professional slights suffered because of his involvement with Theosophy, Carl Jung made it a point to meet with Mead on a visit to London due to Jung's own interests in Hermetic thought and Mead's stature in the field.
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