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This book draws from the likes of the Pistis Sophia to give an account of the early Gnostic believers. Part I covers the sources of Gnosticism and includes the origins 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 eye. Part III covers Abraxas and includes Agathodaemon Worship, the true Abraxas gems, the god Abraxas, legends and formulae. Part IV covers the figured monuments of Gnosticism and includes symbols, after death, punishments and magic squares. Part V covers the Templars, Rosicrucians and Freemasons and includes symbols, the mystery of Baphomet, Adam Weishaupt and Orphic mysteries.
This book has 159,758 words, 271 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1887.
Production notes: This ebook of The Gnostics and Their Remains was published by Global Grey in 2019, and updated on the 18th April 2023. The artwork used for the cover is 'St. John the Baptist Preaching' by Mattia Preti.
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