Tag Archives: Gnosticism

Here’s a “New Thought”: Who ‘Influenced’ Mary Baker Eddy?

Phineas Parkhurst Quimby (February 16, 1802 – January 16, 1866) Okay. Here we go again. I’m beginning to think that this line of thought will never end, but that is the nature of life, isn’t it? Phineas Quimby used mesmerism … Continue reading

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Why Does It Take So Long for the Penny to Drop?

Communion When I first read Whitley Strieber’s book (“Communion”) in 1987, I didn’t pick up the huge hint that Anne Strieber had implanted into the title. In fact, it wasn’t until this morning that the penny finally dropped. What was … Continue reading

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Letting the Light In through the Cracks

The Wisdom of a Broken Heart (2021) There’s a new book in town! (Well, actually on the internet, since I downloaded the Kindle version from Amazon.ca.) I’ve read chapter one, so far, today, and it seems to be dictated by … Continue reading

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New Testament Scriptures: Apostolic or Apologetic?

Forged (2011) The author of this book contends that most of the books of the New Testament are forgeries. That’s not really a surprise, unless you are a fundamentalist Christian and believe that the Bible is the “Word of God”. … Continue reading

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Did You Know that Our Creator is a Goddess?

Divine Sophia (Wisdom) It has always seemed strange to me that the idea of a female creator is something that most modern thinkers would reject. I’ve written about Sophia before, especially with reference to Gnostic myths, so the thinking on … Continue reading

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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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