PODCAST ARCHIVE – NEW AND COMPLETE EPISODES
Decoding Dark City, The Matrix & Other Gnostic Movies
The Gnostic message has translated extremely well to the medium of film, specifically in the genre of Hollywood science fiction — as both concepts speculate on possible realities, the nature of consciousness, and the destiny of humanity in an uncertain universe. This alchemical union has granted some of the most impactful modern myths of our times that include Dark City, The Matrix, The Truman Show, and others. We delve deeply into these classics, as well as explore many other Gnostic visual expressions, from the hit show Westworld to the Valentinian film The Others — finding insights and symbols that most experts have overlooked. Did their creators know of the Gnostic ethos? Why exactly is Gnostic cinema so popular this last generation, especially in America? More than art, we find a prophecy of dying empires and the falling of veils of illusion and conformity.
Astral Guest — Fryderyk Kwiatkowski, author of How to Attain Liberation From a False World? The Gnostic Myth of Sophia in Dark City
Decoding Dark City, The Matrix & Other Gnostic Movies Aeon Byte: Decoding Dark City, The Matrix & Other Gnostic Movies with Fryderyk Kwiatkowski
The Gnosis of Guadalupe
A fascinating yet overlooked aspect of the Divine Feminine is Our Lady of Guadalupe. We explore this myth, set in an apocalyptic time after the clash of two bloodthirsty empires, the Aztecs and the Spanish. And how an astral appearance to a humble Truthseeker offered the timeless secrets of both pre-Columbian and Gnostic goddesses. Within this powerful narrative, we discover Kabbalistic, Hermetic, and Eastern philosophies that address the notions of suffering, the afterlife, and living a magical life. In the end, we draw parallels from those tumultuous times to our own tenuous days — finding the same, perennial wisdom of individuation, transcendence, and inner peace.
Astral Guest — Tau Malachi, author of Gnosis of Guadalupe.
The Gnosis of Guadalupe Aeon Byte: The Gnosis of Guadalupe with Tau Malachi
A Jungian View of UFOs & Altered States
Carl Jung held unique views on UFOs, some recently discovered ones shocking for modern Jungians. We study these views on Extraterrestrials, as well as some thought-provoking interpretations that extend to Jung’s ideas on archetypes, altered states, the ego, death, and the Red Book. Our guest relates his own remarkable experiences and journeys that include his meetings with esoteric luminaries like Jiddu Krishnamurti, Timothy Leary, and others. He shares some astounding and penetrating revelations on such topics as facing the Void, Abraxas, occult, mythology, the Guardian of the Threshold, and much more— in the end granting powerful tools for those seeking to contact with higher realities.
A Jungian View of UFOs & Altered States Aeon Byte: A Jungian View of UFOs & Altered States with David Curtis
The membership and impact of Freemasonry seem to dwindle. An overlooked form of Freemasonry might be the answer to those seeking an experience over networking, introspection over materialism. This Freemasonry allows women into its ranks and fully embraces the mystic sensibilities of old secret societies and the mystery religions. We understand the mostly untold story of these liberal Freemasons, Le Droit Humain, from their origins in the 19th century to their modern tenets that draw from the wisdom of Hermeticism. We also delve into Freemasonry proper, exploring its origins, influences and vast symbolism — from the Knights Templar to Theosophy, from King Solomon to Rosicrucianism, finally addressing the issue of its influence on Western Society and the many new world orders that seek to enslave humanity.
Astral Guest — Darren Lorente Bull, co-author of More Light: Today’s Freemasonry for Men and Women (with Julian Rees)
Spiritual Freemasonry Aeon Byte: Spiritual Freemasonry with Darren Lorente Bull
Jesus Mything in Action
A new book presents the most compelling new findings in the Christ-Myth theory and critically examines its controversial reception by biblical scholars; the extent and reliability of our sources for Jesus; and reveals the surprising history behind Jesus’ evolution. Moreover, we take a historical voyage upon the various streams that united to form Christianity, from the Jewish desire of a spiritual Messiah under the yoke of the Greeks, to the Mystery Religions of Roman times that provided a template for a Cosmic Christ – and everything in between. Our guest also weighs in on the Buzzed Belief debate between Bart Ehrman and Robert Price, as well as the problems with Mythicism today.
Astral Guest — David Fitzgerald, author of Jesus: Mything in Action, Vol. I
Jesus Mything in Action Aeon Byte: Jesus Mything in Action with David Fitzgerald
The Timeless Love Story of Christ & Sophia
A unique book has just been published, endorsed by such lauded Gnostic experts as Elaine Pagels, Robert Price, and Lance Owens. It is both a heart-wrenching biography and a penetrating exposition on Gnosticism, full of orthodox deconstruction and dark parody. It is also a Jungian treatise on the nature of fallen men and fallen gods, brimming with the lore of ancient alchemists. In other words, it’s a new Gnostic Gospel. This work focuses on an often-overlooked cornerstone of Gnostic thought: the timeless love story of Christ and Sophia. From the elegant Valentinian myths to the romance of the Red King and White Queen manifesting in tales across the eons — we find how this transcendental story revealed itself in the life of a man and his struggle with family loss; and how it may reveal itself in your life in times when wholeness is the only answer to tragedy.
Astral Guest — Fady Riad, author of The Gospel of Lie: A Grieving Christian Searches the Bible for a New Jesus
The Timeless Love Story of Christ & Sophia Aeon Byte: The Timeless Love Story of Christ & Sophia with Fady Riad
The Abrahamic faiths are on a collision course. Churches are empty across the Western World. Christianity has become a mile long but an inch thin, faltering under a fast-changing society of science, reason, and logic. Is this the beginning of the end for the world’s largest religion, or can the old approach of the Gnostics transform its tenets into a liberating force of body, mind, and spirit for the 21st Century human? And perhaps this transformation might influence the other Abrahamic faiths before we are plunged into another World War/Crusade.
Astral Guest— Tom Harpur, author of Water Into Wine: An Empowering Vision of the Gospels
Saving Christianity Aeon Byte: Saving Christianity with Tom Harpur
A Modern Gnostic View on the Purpose of Life
The grand religious stories that gave meaning to life and death in the past have crumbled under skeptical scrutiny. The dominant mainstream philosophy is now scientific objectivism, which describes a universe that exists for no reason and a life that ends in oblivion. We address the “soul crisis” in modern culture that has arisen from lack of meaning – offering an intelligent “spiritual” perspective on life and death to help us make sense of a paradoxical world, which is sometimes bleak and banal, but also can be magical and full of significance. Our guest also presents a revolutionary paradigm shift in our understanding of reality that integrates the deepest insights of science and spirituality to create a new model of human identity – which makes the idea of the immortal soul intellectually credible.
Astral Guest – Tim Freke, author of Soul Story: Evolution and the Purpose of Life.
A Modern Gnostic View on the Purpose of Life Aeon Byte: A Modern Gnostic View on the Purpose of Life with Tim Freke
The archonic influence on the cosmos is widely attested by Gnostics, past and present. But what went wrong and what can be done to break the bonds of these stellar lords and lords of our ego? How can the Powers of Light be accessed in an increasingly fragmented world? We deal with these issues in both metaphysical and psychological ways, drawing from the wisdom of ancient heretical mystics – and explore the nature of the universe, the spiritual and archetypal worlds, and the notions of life after death. In the end, we find solutions to breaking away from the bondage of the average and into the freedom of an individual higher calling.
Astral Guest— Scott Smith, author God Reconsidered.
The Archons and the Nature of Good & Evil Aeon Byte: The Archons and the Nature of Good & Evil with Scott Smith
Finding the Demiurge in the Bible
The volcanic personality of the Demiurge in the Old Testament is no secret, and we cover much of it. However, many overlook the reality that the Demiurge’s influence soaks the New Testament, even in many of the teachings and actions of Jesus Christ. We explore some of the questionable dogmas of the Bible that today influence Christianity and beyond, including prophecy, the Trinity, eternal damnation, and salvation by faith. Our guest also discusses his debate with Bart Ehrman at the last Mythinformation Conference, the latest revelations on Mythicism and Gnosticism, and how he became a heretic in the Atheist movement.
Astral Guest — Robert Price, author of Blaming Jesus for Jehovah: Rethinking the Righteousness of Christianity.
Finding the Demiurge in the Bible Aeon Byte: Finding the Demiurge in the Bible with Robert Price