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The Great Declaration of Simon Magus

The Great Declaration of Simon Magus

Introduction and translation by Robert Price  Simon Magus (the Mage, the Magician) is a fascinating character whom we meet in Acts 8, where he is depicted as a charlatan, though perhaps with real supernatural powers. He is a temporary and easily vanquished competitor...

Was Jesus Christ a Gnostic? (part 2)

Was Jesus Christ a Gnostic? (part 2)

By Alex Rivera (Read Part 1 Here) Although this will undoubtedly ruffle many Orthodox feathers—outside of the Bible, we have some evidence that a group of ancient Gnostics, called the Naasenes, in which the church father, Hippolytus, discusses at great length and...

Was Jesus Christ a Gnostic? (part 1)

Was Jesus Christ a Gnostic? (part 1)

By Alex Rivera I punched a hole through time and space. The frozen. The evil spirits were ashamed. One cold winter night, I had a dream. A very special dream vision. In it, Jesus Christ himself appeared to me. He was hooded, in white, bright, glowing Shepherd’s...

How Did the Gnostics View the Crucifixion of Jesus?

How Did the Gnostics View the Crucifixion of Jesus?

Easter weekend is the culmination of the Christian faith, every other aspect of the religion being merely a footnote. Yet the death and resurrection of Jesus also holds relevance in Christian Gnosticism, which may come as a surprise since Gnosis is assumed to be its...

The Gnostic Stance

The Gnostic Stance

By Robert Price Carl Jung was not only interested in Gnosticism; he was a Gnostic. And so am I. But let’s back up a few steps. The father of demythologizing was not Rudolf Bultmann, but rather that worthy’s student Hans Jonas, who wrote one of the earliest major books...

The Gnostic Robert Frost

The Gnostic Robert Frost

You see Gnosticism everywhere, dude. No, bear with me, Montresor, and I’ll tell you a little secret about laughing demons and ancient heretics who were both the joker and the thief. The Gnostic Spirit has survived and even thrived throughout history, despite the often...

So Was the Savior Just Nuts?

So Was the Savior Just Nuts?

by Robert Conner It’s clearly impolitic, to say nothing of impolite and impertinent, to ask if Jesus of Nazareth was as barking mad as, say, Pat Robertson, the Baptist Nosferatu, or Jim Bakker with his End Times food buckets, but before you cast the first stone or...

What Would a Gnostic Government Look Like?

What Would a Gnostic Government Look Like?

We seem to live in a time when everything is politicized and politics is sensationalized. Politics is everywhere in western culture except in those places where peace dwells. Citizens want solutions, maybe relief, in the strangest of places that include the past and...

No, the Crazies Aren’t Coming Out from Under Rocks

No, the Crazies Aren’t Coming Out from Under Rocks

by Robert Conner Five thousand years ago, when our species began to commit its fabulously mistaken notions about the world to writing, it barely mattered on a global scale what Homo sapiens knew or believed about anything. The humans that trudged out of Africa bearing...