Introductory Reading

A Gnostic Catechism


by Stephan A. Hoeller

A compendium of instruction of the Gnostic framework, tenets and mythos, arranged in question and answer form. A Gnostic by definition is a knower, which carries no implication of dogmatism, as intuitive knowledge and direct experience supersede belief.

The Mystery and Magic of the Eucharist


by Stephan A. Hoeller

Outlining and “explaining” the liturgy, the ritual phases and the mystic and symbolic elements of the Gnostic Holy Eucharist, a profoundly moving religious rite, the sacrament central to 2,000 years of Christian practice and worship.

Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing

by Stephan A. Hoeller

The history of Gnosticism as an unfolding drama of passion, intrigue, martyrdom, and mystery. Dr. Hoeller traces this fascinating story through time, showing how Gnosticism has inspired such great thinkers as Voltaire, William Blake, W. B. Yeats, Herman Hesse, Herman Melville, and C. G. Jung.

The Gnostic Gospels

by Elaine Pagels

Landmark study of the long-buried roots of Christianity, a work of luminous scholarship and wide popular appeal. First published in 1979 to critical acclaim, winning the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

A Gnostic Book of Hours: Keys to Inner Wisdom

by June Singer

A recasting of the wisdom found in these texts into a book of hours, the traditional framework for an ongoing meditative practice, inspiring an awareness of the presence of the divine mystery within the everyday world.