Is Gnosticism a Reincarnation Religion?

Is Gnosticism a Reincarnation Religion?

You saw Christ, you became Christ. For this person is no longer a Christian but a Christ. If someone first acquires the resurrection, he will not die. —The Gospel of Philip— Jesus said, “Whoever drinks from my mouth will become like me; I myself shall become...
Philip K. Dick’s Own Definition of Gnosticism

Philip K. Dick’s Own Definition of Gnosticism

It’s no secret knowledge that one of this site’s inspirations in all its heresy is Philip K. Dick. More than a decade ago, while plowing through my first copy of the Nag Hammadi library, I was affected but puzzled by the contraband message of the ancient Gnostics....
Obnoxious Gnostics: The Apocalypse of Peter

Obnoxious Gnostics: The Apocalypse of Peter

People don’t always agree with each other, and people who form groups tend to not agree with people belonging to other groups. Whether this is due to human nature or a lack of experience of successful cooperation may be debated endlessly. Of course, this happens with...
Gnostic Women Leaders & Heroines Part 1

Gnostic Women Leaders & Heroines Part 1

Gnosticism has no shortage of enigmatic heroes (or antiheroes, for Orthodoxy). The Gnostic sagas contain a rich variety of male protagonists that include Simon Magus, Jesus Christ, Saint Paul, Marcus the Magician, Valentinus, Doubting Thomas, and perhaps Judas...
Johnny Mercury: John the Baptist in Egypt

Johnny Mercury: John the Baptist in Egypt

By Alex Rivera As the transit of the sun by the planet Mercury on May 9 draws closer, one may wonder the lore associated with Mercury and how it relates to other religions such as Christianity. The cosmocrator, Mercury, does relate to one particular figure–John...

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