Tag Archives: Gnosticism

Introspection and Exploration

I continue doing my homework, and I have found a wealth of valuable information on the Internet. Life on the Spectrum is an English-based site, and avoids some of the psycho-hype one might find across the Atlantic. It is above … Continue reading

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Other Enquiring Minds

I once spent a couple of days with Fr Michael Wood at an Orthodox monastery in France. He is a Russian Orthodox priest of Australian and Anglican origins, and runs a western rite mission in England. He spends time on … Continue reading

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Post-post-everything

Since my writing up Monsignor Pope’s article in my posting a few days ago, The Challenge of Downsizing, our good friend JV has posted “Tridentine” stagnation in a post-Summorum Pontificum world. It makes things even clearer. What is a Church without … Continue reading

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David Icke

I wrote an article about the Archons in Gnostic mythology, something more or less parallel to demons in ours as Christians. I thought it appropriate to mention David Icke as a controversial figure who has recently become interested in Gnosticism … Continue reading

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The Fool’s Quest for Secret Knowledge

In my present haphazard studies of Gnosticm, mainly through books by Elaine Pagels, Stephan Hoeller and Jean-Yves Leloup, I discover that there is a whole discrepancy of understanding between “true gnosticism” and the various caricatures thrown about by polemicists. My … Continue reading

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Archons

Modern cinema, especially in science fiction epics like Star Trek and Star Wars, is a dramatic reflection of human psychology and mythology. We find images of the conflict of good and evil often grossly simplified but often based on ideas … Continue reading

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Clearing the way

As I was discussing gnosticism on Boxing Day, I mentioned the usual criticisms coming from conservative Christianity. I will certainly make a distinction between problems caused by theological incompatibilities and objections from a more political point of view. As I … Continue reading

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