The Essential Mystics, Poets, Saints, and Sages: A Wisdom Treasury Book Cover

368 Pages
ISBN-10: 1571746935
ISBN-13: 978-1571746931

The Essential Mystics, Poets, Saints, and Sages: A Wisdom Treasury

The Essential Mystics, Poets, Saints, and Sages is a treasury of quotes and passages from the great Sufi mystics, Buddhists, Hindus, Taoists, Jews, and Christians throughout the centuries.

This collection, curated by religious scholar Richard Hooper, stresses the beauty of religious language and mystical experience, including hundreds of entries from world’s major religious traditions, the greatest poets, mystics, sages, and saints of all time.

Included are selections from William Blake, Ramakrishna, Rumi, St. John of the Cross, Osho, Tagore, Chuang Tzu, and many more. The selections are given context by the introductory essays by Hooper, which explore the Perennial Philosophy, the nature of the mystical experience, and the way of non-dualism.

The Essential Mystics, Poets, Saints, and Sages is an ideal gift as well as a source for daily guidance and support, regardless of the religious or sectarian affiliations.

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End of Days Book Cover

170 pp
ISBN 978-09843754-3-1

End of Days: Predictions of the End From Ancient Sources

By Richard Hooper, M.Div.

Never before in human history have we faced the challenges we do today. Will we meet those challenges, change our ways, and save ourselves and Mother Earth before it is too late? Or will we continue in our destructive ways and bring out our own end? Do we face a dystopian, post-apocalyptic future, or will destruction somehow lead us onward to new age? What if the End is not only inevitable, but something we should accept as necessary for the evolution of our species?

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Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, Lao Tzu: The Parallel Sayings Book Cover

200 pp
ISBN 9781571746801

Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, Lao Tzu: The Parallel Sayings

By Richard Hooper, M.Div.
For the very first time, the teachings of four spiritual masters are brought together in a single book. Presented side by side in four parallel columns, Parallels demonstrates that all mystical paths are founded on the same principles.

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The Crucifixion of Mary Magdalene Book cover

322 pp
ISBN 0974699543

The Crucifixion of Mary Magdalene: The Historical Tradition of the First Apostle, and the Ancient Church’s Campaign to Suppress it

By Richard Hooper, M.Div.

Who was Mary Magdalene? Was she a reformed prostitute, the wife of Jesus, or his most spiritually advanced disciple? In this far reaching study of early Marian traditions preserved in eighteen canonical, apocryphal and Gnostic Gospels, former Lutheran pastor, Richard Hooper, reveals Mary Magdalene’s true importance to early Christianity, and explains why the ancient patriarchs of orthodox needed to destroy her reputation as the first apostle.

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The Gospel of the Unknown Jesus Book cover

230 pp
ISBN 0974699551

The Gospel of the Unknown Jesus: The Secret Teachings of Jesus from the Apocryphal and Gnostic Gospels

by Richard Hooper, M.Div.

The sayings attributed to Jesus in ancient times were never limited to just those recorded in the four canonical Gospels. In this work, Richard Hooper brings together the most poignant and poetic of Jesus words from apocryphal and Gnostic texts, many of which have been discovered in modern times. Hooper weaves more than two hundred different passages from twenty four ancient texts into a single gospel “harmony” that will inspire and uplift the reader.

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The Real Secrets of Christianity

by Richard Hooper, M.Div.

What every believer and nonbeliever should know about the historical Jesus and the true origins of Christian faith


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