January 10, 2005
The Gospel Of Philip: Jesus, Mary Magdalene, And The Gnosis Of Sacred Union
By Jean-Yves Leloup (Translated into English by Joseph Rowe)
Publisher: Inner Traditions International (August 2004)
Pages: 173 - Price: $14.95
Review by Lee Prosser - firstname.lastname@example.org
An unusual book, it deals with the true sexuality shared between woman and man as seen by Jesus Christ, rather than the standardized "sex is evil" lie established by the Catholic Church over a thousand years ago. Through this gospel, it is seen that the sexual act was good, and the nuptial chamber is the holy of holies. The sacred sexual embrace between woman and man is when they share the divine breath, thus they are to resemble God.
Of note is that the Gospel of Philip reveals the physical relationship shared by Jesus and Mary Magdalene. This of course runs counter to Catholic Church doctrine.
This writing had been successfully repressed by the Catholic Church until is was rediscovered at Nag Hammadi in 1947 and translated for the world to read. This source text became of great importance as a genuine source for restoring the sacred union between woman and man.
Scholars and readers of cultural history will find this an unusual and enjoyable reading experience. Well worth you time to read and reflect upon.
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