The Practical Side of Heaven – introduction by William C. Kiefert

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My book, The Practical Side of Heaven, can be considered a comprehensive guide to understanding Gnostic Christianity. It can also be seen as an introduction to an original way to better understand our relationship with others and ourselves.

The Practical Side of Heaven, the “Outlawed” Logic/Logos Teachings of Jesus, can be considered a wake up call not only for theologians and academics, but also for those searching for better answers. The core concept of Jesus’ Gnostic teaching is universally true and therefore important to everyone–religious or not. Ecclesiastics’ famous quote “there is nothing new under the sun” is not true. There is a better way. This new and better way is Jesus’ Gnostic/knowledge teaching explained in detail in this book.

The Practical Side of Heaven, the “Outlawed” Logic/Logos Teachings of Jesus systematically explains not only the core premise of Jesus’ teaching–that we are not yet fully conscious because we are slaves of judgmental reasoning; but it also explains that the way free ourselves and to become fully awake human beings is to learn about nonjudgmental/spiritual reasoning. Nonjudgmental reasoning empowers us to “do on earth as it is in heaven”.

My book can also be seen as a bridge across time. It introduces the reader to contemporary psychological and philosophical concepts that corresponds to similar concepts in Jesus’ time. Being able to cross that bridge empowers us to clearly see through the eyes of Jesus and other Gnostic Christians because, in principle, the context or worldview you will have after reading my book will be theirs.

This website is a synopsis of “The Practical Side of Heaven.” It contains many of the salient concepts in the book, but not all. To fully understand all the concepts that were important to Gnostic Christians, like Jesus, John and Paul, having the uncut version of my book is essential. It contains everything my website does, plus information that is essential for personal growth and study groups.