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Gospel of Truth,” which might have been written today, so much does it accord with the idea of Self-revelation. For the manuscript explains the full manifestation of truth which comes about when a man makes the "authentic" or "sudden discovery" of his Divine Self. The Gospel speaks of "knowledge" or "recognition" of the self in God and God in self. No wonder it was hidden in A. D. 150, or thereabouts, for it would certainly have been destroyed. As such teachings by the Gnostic schools have been destroyed or lost, the scholars until quite recently have only possessed heresiological evidence of a very fragmentary nature, so successfully had the Church obliterated the inner truths and realities of the original teachings of Jesus. One hopes that as more revelations are uncovered that the Church will now accept them and revitalize Christian concepts, bringing them into line with modem Eastern and Western thought.

 

If the reader is interested he will find more details in Civilization or Chaos*, from which most of the material for this article has been drawn.

 

*By I. H. Conybeare. Published by Markham House Press, London, 1955.

 

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