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“The Little Office of the Blessed Sophia” & Gnostic Devotions

For this special edition of Talk Gnosis After Dark we’re speaking to Deacon Erik Winsor about his new book for Gnostics everywhere to use in their spiritual lives The Little Office of the Blessed Sophia. Join Deacon Winsor, as well as our hosts Bishops Lainie and Ken and our director Father Tony, as we talk about praying the hours, making a daily spiritual practice, remembering the dead, and the mysteries of the ancient Odes of Solomon.

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Talk Gnosis After Dark #34

The Secrets in Secret John

In Talk Gnosis After Dark 33 we explore the mind of the cosmos, the psychology of God, and the minds of all of humanity with the Book of Secret John as our guide. Join the trip with our hosts Bishop Lainie and Bishop Ken, and their guests Bishop Tim Mansfield and Father Tony, as we talk about how the Gnostic scripture of Secret John reveals instruction for contemplation, meditation, and Gnostic spiritual practices.

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[Talk Gnosis] Gnostic Spiritual Practices & The Secret Book of John

The Gnostic Mythos in “The Secret Book of John” describes life, the universe, and everything. And Secret John’s powerful mythic narrative contains lessons we can all learn about meditation, contemplation, and a wide host of Gnostic spiritual practices.

We discuss Secret John and the spiritual life on this episode of Talk Gnosis, our 100th, with our hosts Bishop Lainie and Bishop Ken and their special guest Bishop Tim Mansfield.

Angry Sky Wizard is Peeved at You

Overcome the destructive creator of this world with one easy trick! Find out how in our After Dark podcast with Bishops Lainie and Ken and special guests Father Tony and Jonathan Stewart.  We discuss many topics such as: how becoming more aware and awake can change EVERYTHING,  the reality and unreality of an angry sky wizard, and peeling off the symbolic layers of the Demiurge.

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The Mysteries of Love

The many mysteries of love are examined in our Talk Gnosis After Dark  podcast. Divine love, mystical love, the love of our fellow humans, romantic love, you name it and we chat about it and what it means in relationship to Gnosticism. Our hosts Bishop Lainie and Bishop Ken are joined by our director Father Tony and special guest Frater Ashen Chassan.  The good Frater also shares with his profound and moving experiences encountering a love far from the typical human experience.

[Talk Gnosis] Love! The Role of Love in Gnosticism

Love! The poets say it makes the world go ’round. All of the great religions address love, and mainline Christianity says we’re redeemed by love, and the Bible even claims “God is love.” But how does love figure into the Gnostic world view?

Are Gnostics just in it for the Gnosis? Doesn’t this world kind of suck, so does love play a role in interacting with it? Our hosts Bishops Lainie and Ken get to the heart of the matter!

For All Our Listeners Both Living & Dead

Talk Gnosis After Dark gets spooky for our Halloween edition!

A must listen at any time of the year as our hosts, Bishop Lainie and Bishop Ken, are joined by Deacon Michael Strojan and our director Father Anthony Silvia to talk death, life, the afterlife, and what it all means from a Gnostic perspective.

Header Image: Skogskyrkogården at All Saints Day 2010 by Holger Motzkau, used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

[Talk Gnosis] Halloween Special!

Halloween!

Is it a children’s holiday, a time for power drinking at college parties, a dark devilish day of doom…..

or none of the above?

Find out what’s beyond the veil as we talk Halloween in this edition of Talk Gnosis. The truths, myths, and meanings of this famous holiday are discussed from a Gnostic view point by our hosts Bishop Lainie and Ken with guest Deacon Michael Strojan.