April is now comparing ancient Gnosticism to today’s New Age movement: syncretism, psychological, rising in times of turmoil, fluid, and counter cultural. April is obviously drawing the genesis of the New Age movement with the 60’s, and not Oprah and Deepak.
The Gnostic texts speak directly to the reader, and thus have no need of church or teacher.
After orthodoxy won, Gnostic awakenings occurred with:
- The Hermetic texts in the Renaissance
- The 19th century Pistis Sophia and Bruce Codex with the occult movement
- Today with the Nag Hammadi and Gospel of Judas