G.R.S. Mead

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The Mead Collection
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Brief Introduction 

Echoes from Gnosis
The Gnosis of the Mind
The Hymn of Jesus
The Hymn of the Robe of Glory
The Hymns of Hermes
The Mysteries of Mithra
The Vision of Aridaeus
The Chaldaen Oracles

Complete Books
Pistis Sophia
Apollonius of Tyana
Fragments of a Faith Forgotten
Simon Magus
Gnostic John the Baptizer:
Selections from the Mandæan John-Book
Did Jesus Live 100 BC?

Essays
Commentary on Pymander
Introduction to Marcion
Concerning H.P.B.
Authorship of the Gospels
The Synoptical Problem
The Fourth-Gospel Problem
Thoughts on Theosophy

Books in Print
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Books by G.R.S. Mead

Pistis Sophia, by G.R.S. MeadPistis Sophia: A Gnostic Miscellany by G. R. S. Mead

Until recent publication of the MacDermot translation (above), this was the most readable translation of major portions of the Books of the Savior (from the Askew codex, commonly titled Pistis Sophia) with excerpts of related literature and valuable commentaries. Pistis Sophia provides our major source on Valentinian Sophiology. Mead provides a more complete and scholarly translation of Pistis Sophia than does McDermot in her new edition -- Mead's version serves better for reference use, and McDermot's for casual study. (This is a reprint edition, and this entire book is available online in our library.)   Buy the Book.


Thrice Greatest Hermes, by G.R.S. MeadThrice Greatest Hermes
by G. R. S. Mead

This is the complete and unabridged edition of Thrice Greatest Hermes, containing translations of extant sermons and fragments of Trismegistic (Hermetic) literature, with Prolegomena, commentaries, and notes. It was first published in three volumes in London in 1906 and remains the best scholarly edition of the Hermetic writings.  It is also widely considered the definitive masterpiece of G. R. S. Mead.  Buy the Book.


Echoes from the Gnosis, by G.R.S. MeadEchoes from the Gnosis: 100th Anniversary Edition
by G. R. S. Mead

Fifty years before the discovery of the Nag Hammadi Library, Mead searched, collected and translated a treasure trove of ancient Gnostic texts from Christian, Greek, and Roman sources. First published between 1906 and 1908, Mead's  exploration of the early textual history of Gnosticism remains accurate, insightful and important.  Here is the complete collection of his groundbreaking eleven volumes on Gnosticism -- long out of print and now reissued in a centennial edition with an appreciative commentary by Stephan A. Hoeller.  Buy the Book

Fragments of a Faith Forgotten, by G.R.S. MeadFragments of a Faith Forgotten: A Contribution to the Study of the Origins of Christianity by G. R. S. Mead 

Mead offers here a superb exposition of virtually all Gnostic materials extant prior to the Nag Hammadi discovery. Though first published over eighty years ago, this study still merits attention. (This is a reprint edition.)  Buy the Book.


Books about G. R. S. Mead

G. R. S. Mead and the Gnostic Quest by Nicholas Goodrick-ClarkeG. R. S. Mead and the Gnostic Quest
by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke

This nice little book offers a concise biography by a noted theosophical historian followed by a wide-ranging collection of extracts from Mead's many published works. This is an excellent introduction to Mead's life and work.   Buy the Book.

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