The Wiccan Great Rite: Sex, Tea and Religion

By Sorita d’Este   “Assist me to erect the ancient altar, at which in days past all worshipped, the great altar of all things. For in old times woman was the altar.  Thus was the altar made and placed”[i]   Magic, Religion and Sex; potent words which, when combined,...

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Soul Story: An Interview with Tim Freke

Tim Freke is an internationally respected authority on world spirituality and the bestselling author of more than 20 books. In our interview, he discusses his latest book, Soul Story, and shares his ideas on death, love, evolution, and the late arrival of God to the...

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The Radical Way Gnostics Used Magic

When thinking of the ancient Gnostics, one might hold an image of esoteric Christians steeped in prayer and meditation — spiritually laboring to unify with the Monad. The syncretic meme of Jesus sitting in a lotus position comes to mind, perhaps. But what if that...

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The Return of the Gnostics

A candidate wins the U.S. presidency and a considerable part of the population rejects the results, embracing exotic stories of birth certificates or Russian meddling. Captains of commerce like Elon Musk contemplate that humanity might be living in a simulated...

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The Wizard of Gnoz

By Vance Socci   There is a 20th-century Gnostic ritual that started in 1956 and was performed annually to this day.  It’s called “The Wizard of Oz,” a phenomenally popular children’s movie with definite esoteric elements. There are few of us who don’t remember the...

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