I've read the 'Jesus Mysteries' and the 'Lost Goddess.' I'm curious, has it ever struck you that in addition to the obvious connection to Eastern Mysticism, that Early Christianity (Pre-Jesus) was almost identical to Catharism or its predecessor Bogomilism in practice? Was the heresy a actually a reform movement or revival of Gnosticism? Would love to hear your thoughts on this.
"O' the good Lord some giftie gie us,
To see oursel'es, as others see us..."
~ Robert Burns