How Gnostic Spirituality Changed the World

Most of us want our spiritual “stuff” to be original, or at least think that our traditions came from some exclusive explosion of wonder and innovation — something radical at least. We just know our soul or consciousness is unique, and the same should go for our...

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What Is Gnosticism? [Video]

At its basic level, Gnosticism is a term coined by English philosopher Henry More in the 17th century to describe some heretical Christians in the Book of Revelation. At its most sophisticated level, it is experiencing the representation of The All — as the character...

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The Gnosis

By Robert Price   It will come as no news to you that I find Gnosticism very fascinating, and that for a number of reasons. As Hans Jonas explained, it is a mythologized portrait of a particular kind of life-stance with which we may identify without signing on for all...

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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 the...

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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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