Tag Archives: Gnosticism

Gnostic: Our Mother-Father God in Heaven

Barbelo I have hinted at this name before. And the images that are presented on the internet seem to be ‘fearsome’. The idea of a masculine female principle is contradictory until you understand androgyny. Remember The Star of Bethlehem? Here’s … Continue reading

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The Siege That Still Echoes Through Time

Monts├ęgur This siege is not so well-known, at least not as well-known as Masada. But to “heretics” everywhere in the West, this one was very important. It was the starting point of us. Whatever lives modern Gnostics have returned as, … Continue reading

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Is It Really Possible? Could I Have Been Him?

William Blake (November 28, 1757 – August 15, 1827) I wasn’t going to go here again, after deciding that John Varley was a better fit for me. And then I spotted the Peter Ackroyd book, Blake, in my office library. … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time, Your Words Could Get You Burned at the Stake

Giordano Bruno (1548 – 1600) I’ve written about one aspect of Giordano Bruno‘s life before: it was part of the opening chapter of my “Star of Bethlehem” manuscript. It concerned whether one should even cast the horoscope of Jesus of … Continue reading

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Meet the Swami of Baltimore

William Walker Atkinson (Dec. 5, 1862 – Nov. 22, 1932) Ian sent the Faith and Science group a link to the pdf copy of Mystic Christianity yesterday and I read the first chapter all the way through. In essence he … Continue reading

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Are We Too Close to the Truth to Appreciate What It Is?

The Third Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore (2008) I’ve had this book for almost 10 years, but I never had the motivation to read it before now. Perhaps I had to be more prepared for what it said. Perhaps … Continue reading

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What are ‘Movement and Rest’?

Gospel of Thomas, 50 All during the writing of The Star of Bethlehem manuscript in 1996, I knew I was getting somewhere, but couldn’t quite grasp where that somewhere was. Now, 24 years later, I’m returning to one of the … Continue reading

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How Well Do You Know Yourself?

Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas It’s been awhile since I read this book, published in 2003. Elaine Pagels is a biblical scholar who focuses on the New Testament Greek writings. Her interest has always been on the Gnostic … Continue reading

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What Makes Me a Gnostic Christian?

It’s like trying to split an atom: if you succeed, it may well explode in your face. We are so used to splitting hairs to define terms and concepts that we miss the forest for the trees. Are there any … Continue reading

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The Star of Bethlehem (Cover Page)

The Star of Bethlehem An Astrological Portrait of Jesus of Nazareth Christopher David Stewart Miller

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