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Mary Magdalene's Dreaming

A Comparison of Aboriginal Wisdom and Gnostic Scripture

Steven Strong and Evan Strong

In Mary Magdalene's Dreaming Steven Strong and Evan Strong continue their esoteric journey tracing the origins of religion that they began their first book, Constructing A New World Map. Strong and Strong examine the Gnostic Scriptures detailing the words and deeds of Mary and Jesus recently found at Nag Hammadi. They were, as Jesus stated in the Gospel of Thomas, custodians of a secret tradition. Jesus insisted he is but the caretaker of a "bubbling spring that I have tended". The authors further assert their belief that this "bubbling spring" is identical to the "secret place" aboriginal elder, Bill Neidjie, urges all to discover and it is their contention that a closer inspection of the ancient mystical spring Jesus and Mary accessed is evident in many Gnostic texts. The secret knowledge Mary and Jesus preached, stripped of cultural and geographic differences, is undoubtedly the purest replication of the Dreaming since the first mariners were banished from Australia. « less more »
University Press of America
Pages: 164Size: 6 x 9 1/4
978-0-7618-4280-4 • Paperback • September 2008 • $34.99 • (£23.95)
Steven Strong is a secondary school teacher with a background in Archaeology and Education. Evan Strong has a background in Sociology and Psychology. They have spent many years learning and living with the Bundjalung and Gumilaroi people of Northern New South Wales. Their first book, Constructing A New World Map, was published by University Press of America, Inc. in 2008.
Chapter 1: The First Apostle: Mary
Chapter 2: The Gospel Truths
Chapter 3: The Recurring Sentence
Chapter 4: The Gnostic Scriptures of Jesus
Chapter 5: The Gospel of Thomas
Chapter 6: Thomas Revisited
Chapter 7: The Gospel of Mary
Chapter 8: Dialogue of the Saviour and Associates
Chapter 9: The Alternate Genesis
Chapter 10: Mary's Legacy
Chapter 11 Epilogue