The Radical Way Gnostics Used Magic

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...
How Christianity Became Gnostic

How Christianity Became Gnostic

  By Tim Claason   I recently had the honor of being interviewed by my favorite podcaster, Miguel Conner, on his Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio podcast.  Author and owner of The Aeon Eye website, Alex Rivera, (who I frequently read) also joined, and we all geeked out on...
How Gnostic Spirituality Changed the World

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...
The Great Declaration of Simon Magus

The Great Declaration of Simon Magus

Introduction and translation by Robert Price  Simon Magus (the Mage, the Magician) is a fascinating character whom we meet in Acts 8, where he is depicted as a charlatan, though perhaps with real supernatural powers. He is a temporary and easily vanquished competitor...

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