Date(s) - 17/09/2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre
TUESDAY TALK WITH
The September instalment of the Tuesday Talks programme brings you David Lorimer, MA, PGCE, FRSA. David is a writer, lecturer and editor who is a Founder of Character Education Scotland, Programme Director of the Scientific and Medical Network and former President of Wrekin Trust and the Swedenborg Society.
Originally a merchant banker then a teacher of philosophy and modern languages at Winchester College, he is the author and editor of over a dozen books, most recently The Protein Crunch (with Jason Drew) and A New Renaissance (edited with Oliver Robinson). He has edited three books about Beinsa Douno: Prophet for our Times (1991, 2015), The Circle of Sacred Dance, and Gems of Love, which is a translation of his prayers and formulas into English.
The talk will discuss the Gnostic Gospel of the Beloved Companion, published in English in 2010. It is translated from Alexandrian Greek and is said to have arrived in Languedoc with Mary Magdalene around 50AD and may well have been the spiritual treasure of the Cathars. The text has much in common with the Gospel of John and with the Gnostic Gospels of Thomas and Mary. It is a spiritually powerful and integral narrative that does not seem to have been edited and tampered with, as is the case with the canonical gospels.
The Gospel shows Mary Magdalene as the Apostle to the Apostles and the one who understands the inner meaning of his message. The culmination is a quite extraordinary mystical ascent of a symbolic tree in Chapter 42. The message of the Spirit is the Law of Love, Life and Abundance for which the Pharisees – and even some of the disciples – ‘do not have ears to hear.’
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