Sean Byrne con Esoteric Christianity - A Tragic History: The Church's Holy War Against The Spirit Of Sophia (English Edition)In early Christianity the sun-like figure of Christ gripped the imagination of men and women through a potent mixture of mystery and magic. Christ was seen then as the very embodiment or incarnation of the gnostic spirit of divine wisdom: Sophia. In order to connect faithfully with Jesus in our time we need to understand his Christianity correctly. To do this we must go back to its gnostic roots in Sophia. This books points the way.
The early Christian movement was far more spiritually alive and powerful than its modern counterpart, the Church. This early vibrancy was largely due to the influence of the Divine Sophia. However, after about the 3rd century, with the rise of the Roman Church, Sophia’s spiritual light began to fade. Eventually, at the Church Council of Constantinople in 869AD the holy spirit of Sophia was pronounced non-existent and it was deemed heretical to believe in her spiritual reality. This abandonment of Sophia in Western Christianity is one of the greatest tragedies that has befallen humanity.
The reason for this tragedy is that from the beginning of the Christian movement the all-male Roman clergy abhorred the wisdom of Sophia and her ancient mysteries. In fact, institutional Catholicism grew in strength only by allying itself with the crude, militant might of the Roman Empire, and violently tried to stamp out the wise and magic light of Sophia. But it never fully succeeded, for miraculously she has survived, but only in that form which is called Esoteric Christianity.
This book gives an historical account of the horrible abuse and repression of Sophia down the ages, as well as an account of the defilement of her wisdom that is contained in the sacred vessel of the Holy Grail. This truly is a book that can change your attitude to life, and even change your life itself.