Blackstar and Gnostic Symbolism

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...
The Gnosis and Tragedy of the Yezidi

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...
The Gnostic Moby Dick

The Gnostic Moby Dick

Most of us have read Moby Dick, or are at least familiar with Herman Melville’s classic. Many of us know the metaphors and symbols and pathos of this great American novel. We heard it all in high school and perhaps found insights once we got older — as the whales of...
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...

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