Re: Hoeller's (fairly) new book
- Hello Gerry
On 05/01/05, you wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, "mercyboxfan" <mercyboxfan@y...>
>> Have you guys read Dr Hoeller's new book Gnosticsim: New Light on
>> the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing? Whew, what a long title,
>> 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
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@...