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Re: Hoeller's (fairly) new book

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  • Mike Leavitt
    Hello Gerry ... I hope you finish the book, it didn t even take me long to do it, as I would like to see your review of it. Regards -- Mike Leavitt
    Message 1 of 4 , May 1, 2005
      Hello Gerry

      On 05/01/05, you wrote:

      > --- In gnosticism2@yahoogroups.com, "mercyboxfan" <mercyboxfan@y...>
      > wrote:
      >> Have you guys read Dr Hoeller's new book Gnosticsim: New Light on
      >> the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing? Whew, what a long title,
      >> lol.
      >> If so, what do you think of it? Is it worth my reading it?
      >> I know alot of you guys are not big fans of the Dr.
      >> Also, just wanted to say hi to Jerry and pmcv.
      >> Good to be chatting with you guys again...I have had serious
      >> problems with yahoo groups in the past, but have a new computer now
      >> and I hope I wont get booted off and on lie I did.
      > Hey Anne.
      > I certainly wouldn't say that a lot of people here aren't fans of
      > Hoeller. On the contrary, many of us are big supporters, and his
      > essays have long appeared at the top of our Links section as
      > recommended reading for anyone new to the subject. Mention has even
      > been made from time to time of the audio files of his lectures at
      > The Gnosis Archive. As Mike points out, concerns about the "Jungian
      > orientation" might have been cause for an occasional remark
      > regarding a critical approach, but I should think we might exercise
      > such caution when reading material by ANY author. Well, I'd like to
      > THINK that everyone might read so cautiously, but I suppose I really
      > should know better by now. ;-)
      > As for that particular book, I intentionally didn't bother to
      > recommend it the last time I offered a suggested reading list to a
      > new member . . . simply because I hadn't finished it yet, and I
      > wanted any review I might offer to be more than a speculative
      > impression. Seems like I was only a couple chapters into it at the
      > time, and just like an entire stack of books I have lying around
      > here that I have STARTED to read, it remains unfinished. That really
      > IS embarrassing, especially considering how short and accessible it
      > is! Unfortunately, it seems that Time is still my biggest enemy, and
      > that situation isn't improving in the least. Other half-finished
      > projects, Life's little things, and big things continue to pull me
      > in directions I'd rather not have to go. Maybe one day I'll learn to
      > go with the flow . . . or at least to stop fighting the current so
      > much.
      > Gerry

      I hope you finish the book, it didn't even take me long to do it, as I
      would like to see your review of it.

      Mike Leavitt ac998@...
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