BIFF! BAM!! POW!!! It’s comic book Gnosis with writer/director Jason Mehmel. Get bit by the radioactive spider of knowing as we tackle Batman’s dark knight of the soul, the alt-Gnosticism of Grant Morrison’s trippy graphic novel The Invisibles, and the secret gospels hidden in the super hero panels.
We’re greeting the New Year by continuing our exploration through the Gospel of Thomas. Saying 22 is the topic:
“Jesus saw some little ones nursing. He said to his disciples, ‘These little ones who are nursing resemble is those who enter the kingdom.’
They said to him, ‘So shall we enter the kingdom by being little ones?’
Jesus said to them, ‘When you make the two one and make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside and the above like the below, and that you might make the male and the female be one and the same, so that the male might not be male nor the female be female, when you make eyes in place of an eye and a hand in place of a hand and a foot in place of a foot, an image in place of an image – then you will enter the kingdom.'”
Join Bishop Lainie and Bishop Ken as they examine this profound logion.
We’re one week away from Christmas so Talk Gnosis is marking the celebration of the Incarnation by talking about the meaning of the incarnation for Gnostics. Was Jesus divine? Was he a man? Was he both? Or was he something else. And what does Jesus’ god-nature mean for modern Christian Gnostics?
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.
The Demiurge is a concept that’s captured the attention of Gnostics, and many others, for thousands of years. But what does the Demiurge mean for modern Gnostics? Find out right here on Talk Gnosis with our hosts Bishop Lainie and Bishop Ken and their guest Jonathan Stewart.
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!
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.
In this episode we’re talking about the 21st logion of the Gospel of Thomas.
“Mary said to Jesus: Whom are your disciples like? He said: They are like little children who have settled in a field which does not belong to them. When the owners of the field come, they will say: Leave us our field. They are naked before them, in order to leave it to them and give them (back) their field.
Therefore I say: If the master of the house knows that the thief is coming, he will keep watch before he comes, and will not let him dig through into his house of his kingdom to carry off his things. You, then, be watchful over against the world; gird your loins with great strength, that the robbers may find no way to come at you. For the advantage for which you look, they will find. May there be among you a man of understanding! When the fruit ripened, he came quickly, his sickle in hand, and reaped it. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
Timothy Hogan, Grand Master of the OSTI, joins us once again, this time to talk about the Knights Templar. Who were they? Were they really Gnostic? What lead to their downfall?
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