If the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are nothing more than written records of oral folk tales, how is it that some contain sophisticated forms of encryption? Why were some fairy tales constructed in accordance with the Ad Herennium, an ancient Latin text containing the earliest recorded instructions for the creation of memory systems? How does one explain the fact that the Ad Herennium’s instructions mirror one of the key images from the synoptic Gospels, the scourging of Jesus? Could it be that the Gospels’ authors were actually skilled practitioners of the Art of Memory, who utilized that system within the Gospels for the secret encryption and storage of information? And how is all of this connected to the millennia-old conflict between the two oldest traditions of Gnostic Christianity, those of John and Thomas?
The Gnostic Notebook: Volume One is a work of theological criticism. It investigates the deeper meanings behind several fairytales and the Memory Systems presented in the Latin text, Ad Herennium. Fans of The Astral Body and The Interpretation of Fairytales will love this philosophical esoterica that challenges the notions of what you thought you already knew.
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Deciphering the coded. This book is a rosetta stone for gnosis enthusiasts. It offers an alternative to the obvious interpretations of fairy tales, and how they may be applied for a different purpose… A must read for anyone interested in mythology and Gnosticism.” – Somone timeo., Amazon reviewer ★★★★★
This book is an excellent read. It is obvious that Timothy James Lambert knows his subject matter well and has a great love & interest in it. His style of writing displays a lot of patience and gives the feeling of him sitting in front of you explaining the points simply yet profoundly. The subject matter is also extremely fascinating.” – kubar, Amazon reviewer ★★★★
I think this book brought forward a lot of relational aspects of symbols, references, text, and meanings… Good effort in discussion and drawing connections.” – Kindle customer ★★★
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The Gnostic Notebook: Volume One is a work of philosophical criticism that will appeal to fans of deciphering, encrypted texts, gnosticism, esoterica, theosophy, memory systems, fairytales, the Brothers Grimm, and understanding legends.