Item #69948 IAO, Ophite Iconography. Jose Gabriel Alegría SABOGAL.

IAO, Ophite Iconography.

Montreal, Canada: Anathema Publishing, 2022. First Edition [ Standard Edition ]. Hardcover. Quarto. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. 224 pages. Bound in fine 'Paradise' black & green Italian book cloth. Gilt lettering on spine and gilt illustration on front cover, graphite endpapers with charcoal wing image reaching from fore-edge, headbands, bibliography. Illustrated throughout in full colour, two-tone and b&w by José Gabriel Alegria Sabogal. The "Standard Edition" of this new title, limited to 400 hand-numbered copies. Described by the publisher: " IAO rejects the commonly held notion of Gnosticism as a mere form of dualism within Christianity, and explores its relationship with other religions – if only by conceptual coincidence, following Edward Conze’s comparison between Buddhism and Gnosis. Moreover, the Ophites, by declaring Christ to be an incarnation of the Serpent of Genesis, stood outside the moral spectrum of what is now understood as Christianity. Instead, notions of non-duality can be found in the doctrines of Basilides and the idea of the Pleroma, which are explored within, both conceptually and visually." NEW book - in fine condition. (no dust jacket issued). Item #69948
ISBN: 9781989339169

Price: $125.00