The Knowing: The Ancient Spiritual Philosophy of the Atlatian and Lemurian Cultures is a complete reference to the basic Gnostic belief system: The Knowing refers to the foundational belief system of past and present day Gnostics. This book begins with a little about the history of The Knowing from its inception through various periods of human history to the present day. Then, this book explains these foundational beliefs in some detail, particularly in regards to the existence and purpose of life. As the book progresses, the reader is taken from very basic, simplistic aspects through more complex concepts. At each step of this learning process, the reader is also encouraged to make use of various resources, practical exercises, and lifestyle suggestions both to further comprehend these ideas and to increase knowledge and understanding of him or herself.
Usually material on this subject examines one particular part of Gnostic beliefs or one aspect of the history of these beliefs. Thus, in order to get a real feel for these often extremely complex concepts, usually a reader needs to read a variety of different books on the subject just to comprehend the basic aspects of this belief system. Unlike these other works, The Knowing: The Ancient Spiritual Philosophy of the Atlatian and Lemurian Cultures successfully incorporates a large amount of information in a single text while still presenting these concepts in a logical, accessible, easy to understand fashion. This is no easy task as much of the information presented is extremely complex, especially for those without any previous knowledge of these concepts.