Spiritual Sources & Sacred Texts (2)

This page is a collection of sacred texts of ancient and historic major religions. Such major discoveries have surfaced that I think it’s important we know how much more spiritual knowledge can be gained by exploring them all with an open mind and heart.

Ages Past

Ancients

The following is a collection of writings that predate our modern religions.

Bible

The traditional collection of gospels. The first edited list of gospels in Egypt has carried over in more traditional cannons. It should be known that not every Bible has the same gospels. Several regions use select works only, excluding others from belief. For example, the Hebrew Jewish bible is a different collection and interpretation than the Bible of the Church in the West.

  • Torah, Jewish Bible (Hebrew) contains five books: Genesis, Exodos, Levitius, Numbers, Deuteronomy
  • Tanakh Hebrew Bible – Torah, Prophet collection, and usually 11 other select writings for a total of 16-24 books
  • Catholic Bible – 73 books included in the Cannon of Catholic Law
  • Christian Bible – 60-80 books are included in different translations and publications

Nag Hammadi Library

The Nag Hammadi Libray is a collection of secret, lost Gospels of early Christian works that have recently been collected and interpreted. The Gnostic Bible is a favorite of mine to use because it includes much of the existing Bible as well as some of these Lost Gospels. Since there were 50 texts collected in 1945 in Egypt from these caves, here I will highlight some of the most influential. Scholars think that they were probably hidden rather than destroyed.

Dead Sea Scrolls

  • Digital Dead Sea Scrolls preserved from 10,000 – 300 BCE
  • Wiki – contained mostly biblical scrolls in aramaic and hebrew found in the Qumran Caves in Isreal and moster were translated by the late 1980s

There are a number of books that I really enjoyed about the Gnostics, and expanding on the teachings of this way of thought.

  • In Barnstone, W., In Meyer, M. W., & Lesniewski, N. (2008). The Gnostic Bible. Boston, Mass: Shambhala.
  • Hall, M. P. (2000). The Wisdom of the Knowing Ones: Gnosticism, the Key to Esoteric Christianity. Los Angeles, Calif: Philosophical Research Society.

Vedas

The vast collection of India’s sacred texts of the Hindu religion.

Eastern Wisdom Writings

Modern Spiritual or Religious Teachings & Sources

The following links and sources are not considered sacred, or ancient by means of scrolls or codex. But rather by human beings throughout modern history.

Christian

Johnathan Cahn

  • The Harbinger, the Ancient Mystery that Holds the Secrets of America’s Future 2012
  • The Mystery of the Shmeitah, the 3000 year old Mystery that holds the Secret of America’s Future, the World’s Future, and Your Future 2014
  • The Book of Mysteries 2016
  • The Paradign, the Ancient Bluepring that hodls the Mystery of Our Times 2017
  • The Oracle, the Jubilean Mysteries Unveiled 2019
  • The Harbinger II, the Return 2020

Hebrew

New Age

Islam

  • Started in the 7th century (700 CE) when Muhammad was visited by Gabriel and provided the Quran over some 23 years ( “Abraham” )
  • The Koran 1876
  • The Holy Quran 1934 tr. by Yusuf Ali

Mysticism

Theosophy

The writings and influence of Blavatsky and Abbott are esoteric writings that attempt a kind of Universal theosophy of most major spiritual teachings into a kind of esoteric model of the divine.

Blavatsky

Ascension

Alice Bailey

The books of Alice A. Bailey, written in cooperation with a Tibetan teacher between 1919-1949, constitute a continuation of the Ageless Wisdom — a body of esoteric teaching handed down from ancient times in a form suitable to each era. Together Alice Bailey and The Tibetan produced 19 books of esoteric philosophy, and Alice Bailey wrote five additional titles independently.

Law of One

  • Sessions began 1/15/1981 and ended 3/15/1984 for channeling the entity-complex “Ra”
  • The channel Carla L. Rueckert (McCarty) had a number of things in her possession, including her personal Bible open to Gospel of John, Chapter One
  • Ra claims to have visited Egypt from Venus 18 and 11 thousand years ago
  • Ascension Glossary, is based on the Law of One

Mark and Elizabeth Clare Prophet

Esther Hicks, channeling the teachings of “Abraham”

  • Since 1985 Esther began publically sharing and teaching her channeled messages of Abraham with the world
  • Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires 2005
  • The movie “The Secret” was released, based heavily on the content and teachings of Abraham
  • The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham 2006
  • The Astonishing Power of Emotions 2008
  • Money and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Health, Wealth & Happiness 2008
  • The Vortex: Where the Law of Attraction Assembles All Cooperative Relationships 2009