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The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus
Marvin Meyer
The definitive collection of mystical gospels and secret books about Jesus of Nazareth

1 "The Holy Spirit tends everything and rules over all the powers, whether tame or wild and running loose. For the Spirit is resolved to corral them, so that they cannot escape even if they wish." The Gospel of Philip

2 "If a pearl is thrown into mud, it will not lose its value, and if it is anointed with balsam, it will not increase in value. It is always precious in its owner's eyes. Likewise, the children of God are precious in the eyes of the Father, whatever their circumstances of life." The Gospel of Philip

3 "The imperative 'gnothi sauton', 'Know yourself', was among the Greek inscriptions at the oracular center dedicated to Apollo at Delphi, and this saying is discussed by Plato in Alcibiades I and by Plutarch in his essay On the E at Delphi. The Gospel of Philip also reflects upon the saying. In the Secret Book of James, Jesus tells the disciples to know themselves."

4 "The One is majestic and has an immeasurable purity. The One is a realm that gives a realm, life that gives life, a blessed One that gives blessedness, knowledge that gives knowledge, a good One that gives goodness, mercy that gives mercy and redemption, grace that gives grace." The Secret Book of John

5 "I say to you, truly the living God is in you, as you also are in God." The Dialogue of the Savior

6 "The master said,…I tell you the truth, look, what you seek and inquire about is within you, and it has the power and mystery of the spirit, for it is from the spirit." The Dialogue of the Savior

7 "The master said, 'Blessings on one who is before coming into being. For whoever is, was and will be.'" The Gospel of Philip

8 "The story of the unfolding of the divine One is as much a story about psychology as it is about mythology and metaphysics."

9 "Truth is one and many…to teach us about the one, in love, through the many." The Gospel of Philip

10 "The rulers thought they did all they did by their own power and will, but the Holy Spirit was secretly accomplishing all through them by the Spirit's will." The Gospel of Philip

11 "When you see the one who exists eternally, that is the great vision." The Dialogue of the Savior

12 "The One is the immeasurable light, pure, holy, immaculate." The Secret Book of John

13 "The One is a sovereign that has nothing over it. It is God and parent, father of all….the One is the invisible spirit." The Secret Book of John

14 "All natures, all formed things, all creatures exist in and with each other." The Gospel of Mary

15 "All are fulfilled in the One who is." The Second Discourse of Great Seth

16 "The wisdom and knowledge revealed by Jesus in the gnostic gospels is a mystical knowledge, an insight into the connectedness of Jesus the revealer with those to whom revelation is given, and ultimately the connectedness of the light and life of God with the light and life within people."

17 "The One who is is one, and all are one." The Second Discourse of Great Seth

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite