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Gnosticism And The Worship Of Serapis

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Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English


  • Gnosticism,
  • General,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Church History

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8504238M
ISBN 101425341314
ISBN 109781425341312

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The name of the deity is derived from the syncretic worship of Osiris and the bull Apis as a single deity under the Egyptian name wsjr-ḥp. This name was later written in Coptic as ⲟⲩⲥⲉⲣϩⲁⲡⲓ Userhapi. "Sarapis" was the most common form in Ancient Greek until Roman times, when "Serapis" became cult center: Serapeum of Alexandria. He discusses Mithra and Serapis worship, and gives many examples of Roman and Greek magical spells and talismans. He discusses the fudged birthdate of Jesus, Masons' marks, and Simon Magus. The book is a fascinating tour of hidden knowledge. THE GNOSTICS AND THEIR REMAINS: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL (Renaissance Magic, Mithra and Serapis worship, Roman and Greek magical spells and talismans) - Annotated What is Gnosticism? - Kindle edition by Charles William King. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading THE GNOSTICS Author: Charles William King. Gnosticism (from Ancient Greek: γνωστικός gnōstikós, Koine Greek: [lfcmalta.comˈkos], "having knowledge") is a collection of ancient religious ideas and systems which originated in the first century AD among early Christian and Jewish sects. These various groups, labeled "Gnostics" by their opponents, emphasised personal spiritual knowledge over orthodox teachings, traditions, and.

Buy Gnosticism and the Worship of Serapis by C W King (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible C W King. “Gnosticism, a highly intellectual second-century movement (the word ‘gnostic’ comes from the Greek word for ‘knowledge’) that was later declared heretical, didn’t help. Heretics were intellectual therefore intellectuals were, if not heretical, then certainly suspect. So ran the syllogism. Serapis is the Hellenized version of the Egyptian Osiris-Apis. Manly P. Hall had written in the Secret Teachings of All Ages: “The Gnostic Mysteries were acquainted with the arcane meaning of Serapis, and through the medium of Gnosticism this god became inextricably associated with early Christianity. Gnosticism in its ancient form has passed away, but it is interesting to observe how its spirit reappears from time to time in modern days. Gnosticism, as already seen, is not one aspect of thought alone, but many. And in one form or another it is seen again and again.

What follows is not by any means a full list of what is in the book. Part I covers the sources of Gnosticism and includes the origin of Gnosticism, the Book of Enoch, the Zendavesta, the Kabbalah and Buddhism. Part II covers the worship of Mithras and Serapis and includes monuments, ancient art, tomb treasures, talismans and the evil C. W. King. Question: "Is the account of Jesus taken from the story of Serapis Christus?" Answer: Some people claim that the accounts of Jesus as recorded in the New Testament are simply recycled myths borrowed from pagan folklore, such as the myth of Serapis (or Sarapis), whom some label Serapis Christus. Other mythological characters sometimes associated with the story of Christ include Osiris, Dionysus. Jan 03,  · Serapis, Greco-Egyptian deity of the Sun first encountered at Memphis, where his cult was celebrated in association with that of the sacred Egyptian bull Apis (who was called Osorapis when deceased). He was thus originally a god of the underworld but was reintroduced as a new deity with many. The Gnostic Handbook Page 8. Who is the Lord of Wisdom? One of the central issues within any religious tradition is who or what is God? In many early Aryan faiths there is clear definition of God though this may be expressed.