Some nice customer reviews on Amazon.com:
“This book is great for people who find wisdom and solace in the ancient texts lumped into the ill fitting classification, Gnosticism. If you’ve tried other contemporary sources for so-called gnostic prayers and spiritual writing, but only found a tepid vague form of new age buzz words, try this book. Jeremy Puma has a great tone and down to earth understanding of the material he presents. I own several of his books and I’ve never been disappointed.” – Aiko Daiichi
“Those who have followed Jeremy Puma’s writing career know him for his no-nonsense style and spiritual integrity. In this latest effort, Jeremy provides prayers and rituals for those drawn toward the “Sethian” Gnostic tradition. This is not a naive attempt to re-animate ancient Sethianism. Rather, it is the work of a modern spiritual practitioner working with respect for what we know of the Gnostic groups and texts of the early Christian era, but not afraid to bring his own insights to the table. One needs no elaborate vestments or secret transmissions to use Jeremy’s prayerbook. Rather, one simply has to summon the nerve (a certain amount of nerve being required for practices which demand transformation!) and take up the work. Even if one is not inclined to pursue this particular Gnostic path, Jeremy’s prayerbook is a fine example of a manual for an individual or a small group working outside mainstream religious institutions and professionalized ministry. As such, it points an important way forward and deserves serious attention.” – John P. Plummer
“We at Alpha Omega highly endorse this book; Truth will stand when everything else is finally proven false; or to quote Christ from “the Sophia of Jesus”: “”Everything that came from the perishable will perish, since it came from the perishable. But whatever came from imperishableness does not perish but becomes imperishable. So, many men went astray because they had not known this difference and they died.”
“Don’t risk spiritual death; buy this book!” – James T
“If so, than this book is not for you. Mr. Puma’s latest work is the result of many years of study of leading scholarship and embodies the spirit of the paradigm currently dominating the field. Mr. Puma’s work draws on the work of giants such as David Brakke, Bentley Layton, Michael Allen Williams, and Karen King who have argued effectively that “Gnosticism” is a heresiological construct of both ancient and modern origins. At best, according to this paradigm, the term “gnostic” only fairly applies to an obscure group of religious philosophers formally called Sethians.
“Mr. Puma takes note that the adoption of “Gnosticism” as a religious identity is all too often tantamount to playing the same heresy vs. orthodoxy game that obscured the material in the first place. Modern-day “gnostics” wear the label not out of respect and reverence for ancient sectarians, but for the hip counterculture status of being a rebel out to tick off their mommies and daddies. Mr. Puma asks the question of how to transcend the garbled discussion that plagues the discussion among modern enthusiasts and make the so-called gnostic materials relevant on their own merits rather than as a means to the same old new age balderdash.
“If you want new age fluff, the validation of your biases, a whole lot of trash-talking of modern-day religions, magickal formulae, and an ego boost the size of a Winnebago, this book is not for you. Find yourself a copy of Freke and Gandy instead.” – Jesse Folks
“Read Timothy Freke’s How Long Is Now? for a modern take on Gnosticism. The author of this book would, most likely, not approve of it. But, I found it way, way more helpful.” – Lee St Clair