The Secret Book of John: Epilogue

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Among the ancient Gnostic manuscripts rediscovered in modern times, the Secret Book of John is one of the most important. It a sacred reservoir of Gnostic myth and revelation.  It breathes with the life of vision that vitalized early Christianity, a life suppressed and then largely forgotten in later ages. A modern reading grants fundamental insights into the lost foundations of Christian tradition.

In the epilogue, the dialogue between John and the Saviour concludes with a final message from the angel:

Now I must return to the perfect realm. I have told you all these things so that you might write them down and give them in secret to your fel­low spirits. For this is the mystery of the immovable generation. Cursed be any one who should exchange these things for a gift, whether for food or drink or clothing or any­thing else of this kind.

And immedi­ately the angel disappeared before him. John went to his fellow disciples. He related to them the things which the Savior had said to him.

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