The Nag Hammadi Scriptures

By Marvin W. Meyer (editor),

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This is the most complete, up-to-date, one-volume, English-language edition of the renowned library of fourth-century Gnostic manuscripts discovered in Egypt in 1945, which rivaled the Dead Sea Scrolls find in significance.

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Every book needs an antagonist. 

To oppose my ancient Master I needed an ancient evil. And what better place to find an uncensored account of one of the oldest creation myths than to reference Gnostic (early Christian) texts, buried for thousands of years and re-discovered in a cave nearby the town of Nag Hammadi in Egypt 1945. 

A good hunk of these texts tell the creation myth of ‘Sophia and the Archons’ - the ultimate creator who gave birth to the ultimate destroyer. Sophia goes on embodying the earth to nurture and protect the golden seed of consciousness of mankind.…

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