This is the tale of the Gstic Christ, based on the ancient sources. In a compelling narrative, L. Caruana seamlessly weaves over 1500 sayings from the Nag Hammadi texts to recount The Hidden Passion of the Gstic savior. Wandering round Galilee, increasingly hailed as the Messiah of the Five Seals, the Gstic savior preaches divine awakening through compassion. But he must still contend with Judas, his dark twin, and Magdalene, his promised bride. At once earthly and spiritual, the Nazarene's love for these two is finally transfigured into a higher, hidden passion. Each page of this vel rings with the authentic message of the lost gospels. By combining numerous narrative fragments from the Nag Hammadi texts, The Hidden Passion makes the Gstic Gospels come alive. Complete with a map, diagram and glossary, this vel elucidates the Gstic worldview in an eloquent, engaging narrative.
L. Caruana is an artist and writer living in Paris and Vienna. He holds a Philosophy degree in Hermeneutics (the study of Biblical Interpretation) and is the author of several books, including Enter Through the Image: The Ancient Image-Language of Myth, Art and Dreams. As Director of The Vienna Academy of Visionary Art, he frequently lectures and gives workshops abroad while exhibiting his works throughout Europe.