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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One of the better books on Gnosticism that I have read. Want to Read saving…. This is radically new. Retrieved from ” https: His body was cremated and his ashes scattered in Greecein gnostcs waters off the island of Spetses.
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Trivia About The Gnostics. An impossible undertaking which was done reasonably well. But to possess them gnosgics the million, to teem with stars which are so many eyes trained upon the world each night as if tracking our dreams, is to wield excessive power, to display a very suspect splendour.
The Gnostic attitude repudiates history and dogma: It was reprinted by Fayard in with a postscript entitled “Memory of roads,” and addition of selected letters from readers.
I think that Lecarriere not only imagined this, gnosticcs hoped for it too The quotations which open each chapter give you the flavor. The Gnostics Jacques Lacarriere Limited preview – Paperbackpages.
It is as convincing a reconstruction of the way the Gnostics lived and thought as D. Books to read when you are awoken in the early morning, or when you are forced to have to get up. Robert Stiles rated it really liked it Dec 28, Something in this immensity turns and meshes its gears with a regularity so precise as to be disquieting; and exactly for whom–or against whom–this mechanism deploys its flaming wheelworks, we do not know.
Man is a mirror in which one can discover the reduced and condensed image of the sky, a living universe carrying within him, in his body and in his psyche, fires and dark shores, zones of shadows and of light.
The first part is correspondingly a Gnostic meditation on ‘The Workings of the World’, which has a musing on the ‘The Perforated Veil’, the sky, as its point of departure one very characteristic of the style of the entire book: Vasilis rated it really liked it Jun 10, History has made every attempt to destory all records of the gnostic belief.
Of interest to ethnographers and ecologists is his Chemin faisant: To be vast is good. The Paths of Gnosticism. The Highroads fnostics Samaria.
I include this book in my list of books of reading for insomnia – a sort of collection of books which come to my mind jacwues I think of that liminal space between dreaming and being barely This is the vnostics time I’ve read this book; the first time laxarriere about a decade ago.
Virginia Anness rated it liked it Dec 03, Nevertheless, it is implicit at the very starting-point of their thought. Jan 16, Eric Bradford rated it liked it. The essay isn’t interested in being didactic or overly historical, and is written in a very personal manner which makes it very unique and more engaging. Lisa rated it it was amazing Mar 02, Durrell featured Gnosticism as a plot element in the novels of his The Avignon Quintet to To ask other readers questions about The Gnosticsplease sign up.
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I considered it one of my favorite books back then and had recommended it to a number of friends. Christopher Kelly rated it really liked it Sep 07, The argument with this is or so I take Lacarriere to mean that given the radical evil of the World according to the Gnosticswe can expect no help from past religions that all spoke to a very different time.
But in this concert, which we consider natural and which jafques dawn, zenith, nadir and twilight with equal assurance, discordant notes sometimes jar the ear. No doubt this question will seem absurd, or at least premature, in the age of the Gnostics.
The Gnostics by Jacques Lacarrière
Nov 15, Niles Hunter rated it it was amazing. Since man, in their view, is a fragment of the universe, and since the body of the one and the space of the other proceed from a simple material, both must obey the same laws.
Jun 05, Ben rated it really liked it. The Purity of the Mountains. Published January 1st by City Lights Publishers first published Gnostics have always sought to “know” rather than to accept dogma and doctrine, often to their peril. City Lights Books Amazon. Return to Book Page. It is as convincing a reconstruction of the way the Gnostics lived and thought as D.
This is the second time I’ve read this book; the first time was about a decade ago.