Books required and suggested for Priesthood / Presvyter Degree

Some of these are out of print but used copies are available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble online. So you might want to start tracking them down if you are getting close to the Priesthood phase.

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Experience of the Inner Worlds: A Course in Christian Qabalistic Magic by Gareth Knight. Needed for both the Archdiakon/issa course and also Presvyter/a  degree.


Jesus Christ Sun of God: Ancient Cosmology & Early Christian Symbolism
 by Fideler


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Patterns in Magical Christianity by Nicholas Whitehead  [Required]

One of the assignments in the Priesthood phase is to take a few months or years to read SEVEN books from the following long list.

1.  Hidden Wisdom: A Guide to the Western Inner Traditions
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2.  The Inner West: An Introduction to the Hidden Wisdom of the West by Jay Kinney
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3. The Holy Bible from the Ancient Eastern Text (Peshitta) George Lamsa
Be sure to tell what parts of Lamsa's interpretations you disagree with and what parts inspired you so much as to change your view of Christianity forever

4.  Idioms in the Bible Explained by George Lamsa

5.  A Different Christianity

6. Putting on the Mind of Christ: The Inner Work of Christian Spirituality
by Jim Marion.  Lots of Ken Wilber philosophy and St Teresa and St. John of the Cross's "dark night of the soul" in this book

7.  The Mystical Sense of the Gospels: A Handbook for Contemplatives

8.  Second Simplicity: The Inner Shape of Christianity
Author presents his own Quaternity theory
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9.  The Book of Divine Magic
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10.  The Complete Gospels
(all 20 of them!)
by Robert J. Miller
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11. The Complete Jesus: All the Sayings of Jesus Gathered in a Single Volume for the First Time
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12.  Hidden Gospel: Decoding the Spiritual Message of the Aramaic Jesus (2 Audio Cassettes) If you choose this item for one of your reports, answer the question: Do you find the Aramaic or the Greek "pagan" Jesus more to your liking? Why? Did you memorize the prayer?

13.  SourceBook of the World's Religions: An Interfaith Guide to Religion and Spirituality

14.  The Lord of the Dance: An Essay in Mysticism, by Anthony Duncan
Has Sphere of Light, Fiery Spear, Grail Cup techniques. Only 120 pages. Out of print, but Amazon has it used, and Barnes & Noble also has copies

15.  Initiation into the Grail Mysteries: Advanced Spiritual Teachings, Practices, and Empowerments for Esoteric World Service, by Timothy Storlie
16.  Messianic Legacy 17.  Holy Blood Holy Grail
18.   DaVinci Code by Dan Brown (if you haven't read this one by now, it is time!)

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