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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The Gnostic Origins of Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays most people take for granted but know very little about. And that is because its origins are as mysterious as love itself. Originally known as the Feast of Valentinus (Latin for ‘worthy’), this holiday was established by Pope...

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The Pagan Faith of Martin Luther King Jr.

Once a year the nation celebrates the life of Martin Luther King Jr., a rare individual whose social achievements not only changed history but changed the consciousness of humanity. As a Baptist minister, it’s a given that his faith was a major influence on his views....

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