The Gospel of Thomas has become one of my favorities. I have this little pocket-sized edition and occasionally I walk around with it in my pocket, and pull it out and read beautiful esoteric Jesus' sayings. (Reading other analysis of this book can certainly help the initiate, as some of the parables are particularly elliptical and not easy to grasp.) I especially enjoy Gospel of Mary too. There's somethin' miraculous about this vision of this woman having "inside" knowledge of Jesus. The spirituality in it is out of this world, at least what is left from the fragments still available. (O to have Chapters 1-6.) The fact that the Mary of this Gospel is well known (in this Gospel) for having kissed the Lord in a different manner than most only adds to the spice. Just getting to the Gospel of Judas. Now that should be a noir if there if ever was one.