“I shall give you what no eye has seen,
what no ear has heard,
and what no hand has touched,
for the thing that I shall give you
has not arisen from the human heart.
I have thrown fire upon the world, and look…
I am watching it until it blazes.
Whoever is near me is near the fire.
Whoever is far from me is far from the kingdom.”
– The Living One
THE LIVING ONE
Caravan to Cairns
Two young men, a road trip across the Australian Outback, strange encounters in isolated settlements… and a book that will change one of them forever.
From the harsh heat of the dusty road to the cool of the Temple, two stories… one immediate, one timeless… intertwine to illuminate each other.
Many scholars believe that the Gospel of Thomas preserves a glimpse into the oral tradition of the Essenes. The book is a collection of sayings, parables and dialogues attributed to Jesus. In this unique interpretation author and essayist, Stuart France brings the oral tradition to life, retelling the Gospel in his own words, in the way it may have been told around the hearth-fires of our fore-fathers.
Accompanied by in-depth comments which draw upon the Mystery School Tradition, The Living One provides a new window on an age-old story.
“… fascinating and unique …” Amazon review