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Blackstar and Gnostic Symbolism

By Joseph Armetta   David Bowie died on January 10, two days after his 69th birthday. Two days prior he left us with a “parting gift” as described by co-producer Tony Visconti, his final album Blackstar. A video of the title track was also released. The video of...

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The Worst Gnostic Movies Ever

Science fiction seems to rule our box office. And it’s no secret that Gnostic philosophy has found a conduit for its contraband philosophy in speculative fiction movies. Such films as The Matrix, They Live, Dark City, and The Truman Show have become modern dacitic...

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Gnosticism in Islam (Part 2)

The first part of Gnosticism in Islam focused on the Gnostic-themed sayings of Jesus found in Muslim tradition, as well as the theories on how Gnosticism found its way into the pan-Arabic civilization of the Middle Ages. The second part deals with Islamic Gnosticism...

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Gnosticism in Islam

It is no secret that Jesus is an important figure in Islam, although his role has been relegated to one of many Abrahamic prophets, with Mohammed being the last to herald the final dispensation of God. Yet it is almost unknown in the West that beyond the Koran, there...

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The Gnosis and Tragedy of the Yezidi

Being persecuted is a badge of honor for many religions, just as feeling persecuted is so intoxicating many of today’s sociopolitical movements. Victimhood paradoxically seems empowering, liberating, even divine — although much of the time it’s a diabolical grab for...

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Is John’s Gospel Gnostic?

By Robert Price   Who Dares? As far back as the fourth-century faction of the Alogoi who wanted to bar the Fourth Gospel from the emerging New Testament canon,[i] the Gospel of John has now and again been suspected of being Gnostic in character. The greatest...

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