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Apocryphon of John

The Secret Book of John? (Apocryphon of John) is a second-century AD Sethian Gnostic text of secret teachings. It describes Jesus Christ appearing and giving secret knowledge (gnosis) to the apostle John?. The author describes this having occurred after Jesus "has gone back to the place from which he came". This book is reputed to bear this revelation. The opening words of the Secret Book of John are "The teaching of the saviour, and the revelation of the mysteries and the things hidden in silence, even these things which he taught John?, his disciple." The author John? is immediately specified as "John?, the brother of James — who are the sons of Zebedee?." There are four separate surviving manuscripts of "The Secret Book of John". (Wikipedia)

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Christ Consciousness

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