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What is Gnosticism?
 
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And now for something a bit different than a podcast episode. I feel you’ll find this content just as relevant and entertaining. Pleases enjoy this gorgeous video that filmmaker Gary Lauten and I worked on together. For more on this project, visit my post: https://thegodabovegod.com/what-is-gnosticism-video/ It’s based on a very approachable definition of Gnosticism, from a previous post: https://thegodabovegod.com/definition-gnosticism-even-saklas-will-get/ It includes four typical features of Gnosticism: 1. A distinction is made between the highest, unknown God and the imperfect or plainly evil creator-god, who is often identified with the God of the Bible. 2. This is often connected with an extensive description of the divine world (Pleroma), from which the essential core of human beings derives, and of disastrous “fall” of a divine being (Sophia, “Wisdom”), in this upper world. 3. As a result, humankind has become entrapped in the earthly condition of oblivion and death, from which it is saved by the revelation of Gnosis by one or more heavenly messengers. 4. Salvation is often actualized and celebrated in rituals that are performed within the gnostic community. What do you think? In my view, Gary accurately captured the essence of Gnostic spirituality. I can’t thank him enough. I certainly can and will thank all patrons and members who helped make this possible with support. Thank you! Other than that, let me know your thoughts on this content. We hope to bring more visual heresy to expand Gnostic awareness, so please support below to make this happen: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte Membership: https://thegodabovegod.com/members/subscription-levels/ PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=MHUU9FWL5YJW8
Politics and Gnosticism: Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio
 
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INTERVIEW STARTS AT 17:00. Become a patron of Aeon Byte: http://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte Gnostic philosophy has greatly influenced many alternative movements in their search for individual freedom, from secret societies to enlightenment thinkers to iconic artists of modernity. But can Gnosticism assist in modern politics? It can indeed, especially since the Gnostic speculations of what forces rule the systems of the cosmos have come true, reflected on material society and its existentialist morass of alienated humanity. We delve into these speculations and attempt to find solutions within the mystic ideas of ancient heresies. Astral Guest-- Christopher Knowles, author of Our Gods Wear Spandex: The Secret History of Comic Book and The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll.
My Misadventures in Ceremonial Magic
 
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Simply my experiences and some Gnostic context. Your mileage may vary. Members and patrons at Patreon get the Q&A from the Inner Sanctum of Gnosis Group. Article "The Radical Way Gnostics used Magic": https://thegodabovegod.com/the-radical-way-gnostics-used-magic/ The interview with Keith Nicholson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0abFjY_Fik Download Keith's Above, Below, Within: https://thegodabovegod.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Above-Below-Within.pdf
Are Gnostics World Haters?
 
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The great question and the argument is complicated. The answers will hopefully disturb and then amaze you. From the Sethians to the Hermetics, from the Manichaeans to the Cathars, it's a rainbow of rebellion against a world that was, oddly enough, deeply loved by these heretics. My article on Gnostics and world-hating: https://thegodabovegod.com/are-gnostics-world-haters/ My article on whether Gnostics believed in Charity and Good works: https://thegodabovegod.com/do-gnostics-believe-in-charity-and-good-works/ Please support: https://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte
Who is the Demiurge & What's His Damn Problem, Stan Lee?
 
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Who exactly is the ultimate villain of the Gnostics? What are his mythological and theological origins? This is the topic in our latest Abraxas Brief, as well as how the fierce Demiurge materializes in modern culture and your own spiritual life. This show is dedicated to Stan Lee. He and Jack Kirby did create the most authentic modern representation of Yaldabaoth. My article on the Demiurge's imagery: https://thegodabovegod.com/why-does-the-demiurge-have-a-lion-head-2/ Please become a patron for more of this heretical dope (and this full episode): https://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte
The Pleroma or Zero Point Field: Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio
 
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The ancient Gnostics claimed that there existed an ultimate and idealized reality called the Pleroma, the primordial consciousness that permeated and perhaps sustained all of existence. Beyond that, it also was the roadmap in the sensible world that could grant sentient forms its supernal information, teach one the ways of eternity...also called Gnosis or perhaps Total Recall. New science reveals that the Pleroma is not just the philosophical musings of bygone heretics but an active force that can be tapped into in order to access infinite power and knowledge. In essence, the Pleroma or Zero Point Field has the potential of granting the promise of The Gnostics: to become divine while still in the flesh. Astral Guests--Anthony Peake, author of The Man Who Remembered the Future: A Life of Philip K. Dick, The Daemon and Is There Life After Death?.
A Gnostic View of Suffering: Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio
 
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INTERVIEW STARTS AT 20:00. BEFORE I DISCUSS THE NOTION OF SUFFERING IN VARIOUS RELIGIONS. All faiths possess their reasoning for the reality of suffering. The Gnostics claim their own unique slant, oddly paralleling other religions yet at the same time just as oddly original. Through the eyes of a brand new Gnostic Gospel, in the form of a powerful fiction novel, we explore how the Gnostics saw the origins of iniquity and other theological conundrums that to this day bring great confusion and debate among all the world's ideologies. There must be some way out of here, said the Joker to the Thief… Astral Guest-- Tim Roux, author of Fishing for Christians.
Irenaeus and the Heresy Hunters
 
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Before Orthodox Christianity married the Roman State and began crushing the alternative Christianties, it laid the groundwork with the Heresiologists—powerful, influential men who were more obsessed with the Gnostics than the Gnostics themselves. The greatest of these Heresy Hunters was Bishop Irenaeus of Lyons. Not only did he twist and smear the Gnostic worldview in his writings, he was the architect behind the foundation of Catholic Church and the Bible itself. We scavenge the perverse yet genius mind of Irenaeus and some of the other church fathers in order to find yet more amazing truths about early Christendom. Astral Guest—Stephan Herman Huller, author of The Real Messiah.
Magical Techniques for Navigating the New Economic Reality
 
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Magical and spiritual discourse has failed to keep up with the economic reality. A new book aims to fix that, drawing upon ancient Gnostic and Hermetic wisdom. It also shows how to use Chaos Magic not only to navigate these trying times, but to triumph as well. Discover how to become invincible through initiation, and wage the mind war that will keep you moving toward what you really want. From sigil magic to working with spiritual allies, you will learn to act on the unwavering belief that your life should matter and you’re not going to let something as trifling as the apocalypse get in the way of it. Astral Guest—Gordon White, author of The Chaos Protocols Listen/Download this and all interviews at: http://thegodabovegod.com/ More information on Gordon at: http://runesoup.com/ Become a patron of Aeon Byte at: http://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte
The Gnosis of Philip K Dick and CG Jung
 
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Two chief Gnostic revealers of modern times are Philip K. Dick and CG Jung. We parallel and contrast their lives, visions, cosmologies, and prophecies. Above these two giants of mystic heresy, we encounter and experience the sanity-destroying figure of Abraxas. By delving into Dick’s The Exegesis and Jung’s The Red Book, the labyrinth that is existence opens up to the discovery of the soul and the truth of sensible reality. Astral Guest — Stuart Douglas, author of The Apocalypse of the Reluctant Gnostics: Carl G. Jung and Philip K. Dick. This is a partial show. For the second half of the interview, please become a member: http://thegodabovegod.com/members/subscription-levels/ Get Stuart’s book (and support him and Abraxas): https://amzn.to/2JQtr3a Some of our articles on Philip K. Dick: Philip K. Dick and his Affair with the Aeon Sophia https://thegodabovegod.com/philip-k-dick-affair-aeon-sophia/ Philip K. Dick’s Own Definition of Gnosticism https://thegodabovegod.com/philip-k-dicks-definition-gnosticism/ An Interview From Beyond the Kenoma with Philip K. Dick and Vance Socci https://thegodabovegod.com/interview-beyond-kenoma-philip-k-dick-vance-socci/ Download these and all other shows: http://thegodabovegod.com/ Become a patron and keep this Red Pill Cafeteria open: https://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte
The Gospel of Thomas
 
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We thoroughly explore the origins, history, and doctrines of the Gospel of Thomas. This includes deciphering many of the sayings with the latest scholarship and theological insights. Is the Gospel of Thomas Gnostic? Did Eastern faiths like Buddhism and Hinduism influence its message? Can this text be relevant to today’s modern issues? Beyond the electrifying ideas of our guest, we provide a profound bonus from a hitherto unpublished interview with the late and great Acharya S on Christianity, Buddhism, and Mythicism. Astral Guest — Robert M. Price, author of Holy Fable Volume Three and the upcoming Holy Fable Volume Four. This is a partial show. For the second half of the interview, please become a member: http://thegodabovegod.com/members/subscription-levels/ More information on Bob: http://www.robertmprice.mindvendor.com/ Get Bob’s book (and support him and Abraxas): https://amzn.to/2zyB51B Download these and all other shows: http://thegodabovegod.com/ Become a patron and keep this Red Pill Cafeteria open: https://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte
Acharya S Discusses Death and Dying
 
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With the passing of a dear friend and great scholar, Acharya, I decided to bring back permanently an interview I conducted with her in 2011. The interview was solely her idea. It never received the attention or traffic as her other discussions on Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio. It might be her most poignant talk. In her own words, Acharya S. relates her views on death and dying. More than that, she talks about how to truly live. Please consider donating to her family. Her immediate family is in need of support to cover funeral costs and many more expenses. You can donate here by purchasing her e-books at http://www.stellarhousepublishing.com/acharyapdfs.html. Her family will get 100% of your donation and you will receive digital copies of her e-books.
CG Jung, Alcoholism and Me
 
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The Abraxas Brief #3: My death and resurrections in alcoholism and addiction. Includes the interplay of Bill Wilson and CG Jung, in both letters and in my life. And yes, the possible Gnostic themes in Alcoholics Anonymous, which like many American spiritualities is a stew of esoteric meats. Link to War of the Gods in Addiction: https://amzn.to/2A5mRDv Me homepage: http://thegodabovegod.com/ Become a patron and keep this Red Pill Cafeteria open: https://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte
Liberating Prometheus and Atlas
 
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Within the empowering archetypes of Prometheus and Atlas reside the Gnosis to vanquish the nihilistic materialism and rootless rationalism of the modern West (as well as Abrahamic religious fundamentalism). This realization harnesses the soundness of alternative science and perennial philosophies — all by tapping into the Gnostic, Hermetic, Neoplatonic and other Hellenistic wisdom that promotes higher human consciousness. The results are a fiery fusion of the horizons of the Eastern and Western worlds, pointing to an integral society wherein the modern barriers between Science, Religion, Politics, and Art have been dynamited. Astral Guest — Jason Reza Jorjani, author of Prometheus and Atlas. This is a partial show. For the second half of the interview, please become a member: http://thegodabovegod.com/members/subscription-levels/ More information on Jason: https://jasonrezajorjani.com/ Get Jason’s book (and support him and Abraxas): http://amzn.to/2HMrIL0 Download these and all other shows: http://thegodabovegod.com/ Become a patron and keep this Red Pill Cafeteria open: https://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte
The Egyptian Origins of Gnosticism
 
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Most assume the Jewish, Zoroastrian, and Greek origins of Gnosticism. However, by overlooking that the Gnostics were the direct carriers of older mysteries from Egypt, we miss the essence of their teachings. In many ways, these teachings go against all western theology. Perhaps Gnosis is primarily the ability to awaken a primordial serpent that humans have forgotten.
The Ancient War Between Gnostics and Neoplatonists
 
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The Gnostics were seen as a widely dangerous faith to the Abrahamic and Asian faiths. Yet their subversive ideas also brought the ire of Pagan dispensations, including Neoplatonism. Their conflict was rather symbiotic, and ultimately shaped not only modern Esoterica but modern orthodox religions. We explore what exactly made Plotinus and other philosophers so irate at the Sethian cosmic anarchy; as well as some of the latest scholarship on the usefulness of the term Gnosticism, the pre-Christian origins of the Gnostics, and the very notion of Gnosis itself. Ultimately, we go into the heart of the Alien God and his entrance into a dying world. Astral Guest—Dylan Burns, author of Apocalypse of the Alien God
The Holy Grail and Mystic Portals Part 2
 
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In our first part, the relative of Charlie Chaplin and a famous artist on her own right shared her mystic adventures in the Spanish city of Girona. This is a place where Kabbalists and other esoteric groups have guarded an arcane secret for thousands of years. Dan Brown and the other Grail hunters got it all wrong — the Holy Grail was never a cup or a woman, but a world chakra, a portal into the other dimensions that can make a human divine. Rennes-le-Chateau in Southern France was but a magical antenna to increase its frequency — constructed by the priest Saunieri— the other one being Girona. This portal is located at the top of a haunted mountain in between Girona and Rennes-le-chateau. It has been sought after all throughout history, from the ancient Phoenicians to the Nazis, from Pagan Romans to the Roman Catholic Church. Brave individuals have actually traveled through it, finding things that should never be spoken. Our guest not only recaps her discoveries but relates her tale of undergoing a primordial ritual passed through generations, reaching this world chakra and accessing its cosmic gifts. Astral Guest — Patrice Chaplin, author of The Portal: An Initiate’s Journey into the Secret of Rennes-le-Château. More information on Patrice: http://patricechaplin.uk/about/ Get Patrice’s book (and help her and Abraxas out): https://tinyurl.com/ybtyb37y Download these and all other shows: http://thegodabovegod.com/ Become a patron of this Red Pill Cafeteria: https://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte
The Left-Hand Path
 
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Since the dawn and sunsets of religions, the Left-Hand Path has thrived in the shadows of Orthodoxy. It has always embraced Luciferian truths, Morning Star theologies, and Promethean liberation. The Gnostics, despite some of their own orthodoxies, were the ultimate Left-Hand Path movement of history. We explore the contraband essence of the Left-Hand Path—along with some novel occult concepts that can bring about the fierce awakening for the 21st century human. These includes both ancient and progressive notions as the Daemon, Black Gnosis, Ancestor Guidance, Pandemonium, and Temple of Set ideology. Astral Guest—Edward Pandemonium, author of The Black Ship and Building the Living Temple.
Why I was wrong about Tyler Durden in Fight Club (my new vlog)
 
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For something (almost) completely different. Let me know what you think as I break the first rule of Fight Club. For the article I site, please visit: https://thegodabovegod.com/gnostic-themes-in-fight-club/
Occult Messages in Movies: Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio
 
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The medium of film has been a powerful conduit for contraband Esoterica, from the Theosopy of The Wizard of Oz to the Gnostic Gospel of The Matrix, from the Gnosis of Ed Wood to the dark magick of James Bond. We explore occult themes in movies, as well as their forbidden gifts message and arcane symbolism, revealing incredible mythological vistas to spiritual freedom. Astral Guest-- Robert Sullivan, author of Cinema Symbolism and The Royal Arch of Enoch.
These Are Gnostic Times
 
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The Gnostic nightmare seems to have come true in modern times. Humanity suffers under oppressive, surveillance, and stagnant systems, ruled by godlike overlords that stifle creativity and individuality. As some have said, it’s Philip K. Dick world. How did this happen and what can be done to break the bonds of the Archons? Our guest offers solutions and insights into dissolving the veils of the Matrix and restoring Sophia. Beyond Gnosis for the ages, we find that 2017 is indeed a year of the Apocalypse — while 2018 brings possibility but also more psychic death in the forms of transhumanism, transgenics, and a holographic geopolitical world. No one gets out of here sane. Astral Guest — Chris Knowles, author of Our Heroes Wear Spandex and The Secret History of Rock’n’Roll. This is a partial show. For the second half of the interview, please become a member of our Archive of Past Shows: http://thegodabovegod.com/members/subscription-levels/ More information on Chris: https://secretsun.blogspot.pe/ Get Chris’s book (and help him and Abraxas out): http://amzn.to/2zIUg4m Download these and all other shows: http://thegodabovegod.com/ Become a patron and keep this Red Pill Cafeteria open: https://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte
Interview with Stephan Hoeller: The Life of a Modern Gnostic
 
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Our 10 year anniversary special, and I couldn't think of anyone better to join us! One of the chief influences on Gnostic studies and theology in the 21st century has been Stephan Hoeller. This acclaimed scholar, author and Gnostic bishop materializes at the Virtual Alexandria to discuss his and anyone’s life as a modern Gnostic—including the many perils and opportunities. From metaphysical evil to the latest revelations on CG Jung, from authentic Gnosis to the Counterfeit Spirit of crony Gnostics, we understand what it means to take the Red Pill without a gag reflex. Astral Guest—Stephan Hoeller, author of Jung and the Seven Sermons to the Dead Homepage: http://thegodabovegod.com/ More info on guest: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephan_A._Hoeller
Gnosticism, God and the Meaning of Life
 
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We provide an edgy and soul-provoking group discussion on several deep topics – relating them to the Gnostic worldview. What are the origins of life and what is the nature of the various divine entities? Is there such a thing as free will? Our dialogue also includes the notions of consciousness, the failure of scientism, and the Archons (as our alien overlords). Lastly, we speculate on the solutions to smashing the Black Iron Prison and renewing the human mind. Astral Guests — Christian Smith and Scott Smith, author of God Reconsidered. This is a partial show. For the second half of the interview, please become a member: http://thegodabovegod.com/members/subscription-levels/ More information on Scott: http://www.godreconsidered.com/ Get Scott’s book (and support him and Abraxas): https://amzn.to/2MLh8GI Download these and all other shows: http://thegodabovegod.com/ Become a patron and keep this Red Pill Cafeteria open: https://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte
The Left-Hand Path and the Brotherhood of Saturn
 
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We quest for a profound understanding of the Left-Hand Path — from the ancient Gnostics to today’s Temple of Set. What accurately defines this Promethean ideology? What is being Luciferian in reality? Our exploration also focuses on an overlooked but influential secret society that draws directly from Classic Gnosticism: The Fraternitas Saturni (Brotherhood of Saturn). In the end, we contend that a lack of Left-Hand Path spirituality is what is dooming modern culture – and how to gain that perennial Gnosis. Astral Guest — Stephen E. Flowers, author of Lords of the Left-Hand Path and The Fraternitas Saturni. This is a partial show. For the second half of the interview, please become a member: http://thegodabovegod.com/members/subscription-levels/ More information on Stephen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Flowers Get Stephen’s books (and support him and Abraxas): https://amzn.to/2u9UL6T & https://amzn.to/2LcTTst Download these and all other shows: http://thegodabovegod.com/ Become a patron and keep this Red Pill Cafeteria open: https://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte
Modern Gnostic Cults and Figures
 
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We explore the modern manifestations of Gnosticism on today’s culture. This includes such mercurial figures as David Icke, John Lamb Lash, and more, as well as fiery artists like Philip K. Dick, Grant Morrison, and more. This investigation leads us to deeply understanding our present times of paranoia, conspiracy theory, and polarization – a prediction and promise of the ancient Gnostics. We also get acquainted with the latest Gnostic scholarship — from the Nag Hammadi library to Mary Magdalene. Astral Guest — Matthew Dillon, Professor of Religious Studies at DePauw University. As a bonus for members, we will provide our Trimorphic Paranoia: a roaring discussion group based on the interview and topic. Astral Guest — Miguel Angel Sanchez, author and illustrator of the graphic novel Starfish. This is a partial show. For the second half of the interview, please become a member: http://thegodabovegod.com/members/subscription-levels/ More information on Matt: http://depauw.academia.edu/MatthewDillon Get Miguel’s book (and support him and Abraxas): https://amzn.to/2LZQn4q Check out my article on modern Gnostic articles: https://thegodabovegod.com/gnostic-influence-on-modern-cults/ Download these and all other shows: http://thegodabovegod.com/ Become a patron and keep this Red Pill Cafeteria open: https://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte
The Sethian Gnostics
 
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Become a patron of Aeon Byte: http://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte. We delve deeply into the origins, influence and theology of Sethian Gnosticism. Not only was Sethianism the fountainhead of so many Gnostic schools in antiquity, including the Valentinians, Mandaeans & Manichaeans, they might be the Christianity before Christianity. We also discuss the ideas of other Gnostic sectarians like the Ophites and Barbelorites; and the intimate theology behind the Sethian Gospel of Judas and other so-called Gnostic texts. Astral Guest: John Turner, author of ‘Sethian Gnosticism and The Platonic Tradition’, Professor of Religious Studies at The University of Nebraska & one of the original translators of the Nag Hammadi Library.
Near Death Experiences
 
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We take a dual approach to understand the phenomenon of Near Death Experiences. On one hand, we study the sober science behind those who have returned from clinical death. On the other hand, one of our guests relates a personal journey from the hardnosed CEO of a multimillion dollar company to a born-again mystic—all after a near death experience that revealed the secrets of the cosmos. In between, we find ancient Gnostic philosophy that can lead us back to our Daemon or Higher Self. This part of our Schrodinger’s Diary series, where we study alternative science and the mysteries of consciousness. Astral Guest— and Bill Murtha, author of Dying for a Change, and Anthony Peake, author of The Out-of-Body Experience. Download/listen to this and all other shows at: http://thegodabovegod.com/ More information on Anthony Peake: https://www.anthonypeake.com/ Become a patron of this show: http://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte
The Gnostic Faustus & Lucifer Rising: Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio
 
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The tragic story of Faustus, immortalized by several literally giants like Christopher Marlowe and Goethe, has riveted mankind for centuries. Yet most do not know that underneath this satanic romance, there is a secret Gnostic message purposely hidden that echoes the Scripture of the ancient heretics and the mythology of Simon Magus and Helen of Troy. We take a journey with Mephistopheles through the charged, esoteric vision of the legend of Faustus. Astral Guest-- Ramona Fradon, author of ‘The Gnostic Faustus'.
Ancient Shamans, Jungian Archetypes & the Monomyth
 
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The hero's journey monomyth is at the core of stories worldwide among indigenous peoples, the ancients, and our modern society. We explore the deeper roots of the monomyth by looking at how hunter-gatherers viewed themselves within the natural and spiritual worlds through Paleolithic cave art from 40,000 years ago. With these insights, we deeply understand the history of western consciousness, from ancient Egyptian monuments to Greco-Roman mysticism, from Sahara nomads to many of the great mythic thinkers in the last century. It’s a journey of astrotheology, innovative archaeology, and Jungian/Campbellian Gnosis into the heart of reality and what it means to be human. Astral Guest — Bernie Taylor, author of Before Orion: Finding the Face of the Hero. This is a partial show. For the second half of the interview, please become a member: http://thegodabovegod.com/members/subscription-levels/ More information on Bernie: http://www.beforeorion.com/index.html Get Bernie’s book (and help him and Abraxas out): http://amzn.to/2sPQibn Download these and all other shows: http://thegodabovegod.com/ Become a patron and keep this Red Pill Cafeteria open: https://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte
The Resurrection as Ghost Story and Ancient Necromancy
 
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Could the folklore of ancient ghost stories be the basis for the resurrection accounts of the New Testament? This intriguing idea takes us into the heart of the magical folklore and necromantic practices of ancient Jews, Christians, and Pagans. From archeological evidence to the latest scholarship, we encounter a Greco-Roman world where the lines between the material and spiritual were very blurred — and this includes Paul’s Christ who might have been a supreme specter. Astral Guest — Robert Conner, author of Apparitions of Jesus: The Resurrection as Ghost Story. This is a partial show. For the second half of the interview, please become a member: http://thegodabovegod.com/members/subscription-levels/ Get Robert’s book (and support him and Abraxas): https://amzn.to/2LqZCvb Download these and all other shows: http://thegodabovegod.com/ Become a patron and keep this Red Pill Cafeteria open: https://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte
Exposing Modern Archeology & the True Origins of Civilization
 
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Despite scientific advancements in the last generation, the field of archeology remains under the nagging shadow of a imperialistic and racist past. However, alternative but sober research shines light on the remarkable origins of civilization. These beginnings reveal the mystic, mythical and even supernatural essence of humanity. We journey across ancient times with the lenses of Gnosis to find the astounding truths behind the Hermeticists, Sumerians, various Flood Myths, Yezidi, Ancient Astronauts and other anthropological aspects that formed human culture. Astral Guest—Gordon White, author of Star.Ships. Information on Gordon: http://runesoup.com/about/ Homepage: http://thegodabovegod.com/
The Gnosis of William Blake
 
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The greatest Gnostic of the Enlightenment Period—and perhaps one of the greatest of all history—is the visionary poet William Blake. We acquaint ourselves with his life, his ethereal work, and his mystical legacy that honored the ancient heretics and defied the powers of Orthodoxy. We also partake in the gnosis of other Romantic poets like Shelley and Keats, and even beyond to Emerson and Herman Melville. Astral Guest-- Eric G. Wilson, author of ‘Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy', 'Secret Cinema: Gnostic Vision in Film' & 'The Spiritual History of Ice: Romanticism, Science and Imagination'
Chaos Magic, Animism & the Fall of the West
 
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The title is ambitious and perhaps even provocative, but it makes perfect sense as we present the last interview of our trilogy with Gordon White. We cover the themes of the last two discussions—based on his new books Star.Ships and The Chaos Protocols—bringing it all together to ignite awakening in these chaotic times by using Chaos Magic and Gnostic/Hermetic philosophy. We also delve into the latest in Ufology, Occultism, and runaway Materialism, also bringing it together to gain the tools to survive the rapid devolution of western culture. Lastly, we promote the vital understanding of Simon Magus as a luminary for anyone involved in magic or just common sense. Astral Guest—Gordon White, author of Pieces of Eight. More information on Gordon: http://runesoup.com/ Listen/Download this or all other shows at: http://thegodabovegod.com/ Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte
Gnostic Secrets of the Naassenes: Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio
 
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Become a patron of Aeon Byte: http://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte Perhaps the most enigmatic of Gnostic sects were the Serpent Worshipers, the Ophites and Naassenes-- who saw the Snake in the Garden of Eden as an incarnation of Sophia or Jesus Christ. Of these heretics there is little remaining in a censoring history won by the victors, except for a Naassene Psalm that reveals a penetrating view of early alternative Christianity and primordial Gnosis. We delve into the mysticism of the dangerous Serpent Worshipers, understanding how their forbidden message is as relevant today as it was in an era of rising Orthodoxy and crumbling empires. Astral Guest-- Mark Gaffney, author of Gnostic Secrets of the Naassenes: The Initiatory Teachings of the Last Supper.
Dreamwork and the Daemon in Neoplatonism
 
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Neoplatonism encompassed a rich magical tradition. It pioneered the arcane arts of divination, Theurgy, and astral travel—all under the tutelage of each individual’s Daemon and a benevolent Demiurge. From Iamblichus to Proclus, from the Chaldean Oracles to the secret names of the gods, we mine the Neoplatonic philosophy for penetrating insights into modern Gnosis. We also touch upon the parallel Gnostic lore, all to enter a reality where dreams become manifest in a material universe ruled by the nightmares of a mad god. Astral Guest—Gregory Shaw, author of Theurgy and the Soul , as well as Professor of Religious Studies at Stonehill College.
Gnostic Literature, Cosmic Depression & Replicant Salvation (Anniversary Special!)
 
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Yes, it’s our anniversary special! We celebrate with a new and remarkable work of fiction that covers many of the themes of Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio. We also reflect on the past and speculate on the future of this podcast in these Gnostic times. Beyond this, we address some of the main incarnations of modern Gnosticism including the works of David Lynch, Philip K. Dick, Cormac McCarthy, and more. The escape from the Prison Planet continues. Astral Guest — Eric G. Wilson, author of Polaris Ghost and Professor of English at Wake Forest University. This is a partial show. For the second half of the interview, please become a member: http://thegodabovegod.com/members/subscription-levels/ More information on Eric: http://www.ericgwilson.net/about.html Get Eric’s book (and support him and Abraxas): https://amzn.to/2tDtAjM Download these and all other shows: http://thegodabovegod.com/ Become a patron and keep this Red Pill Cafeteria open: https://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte
Lucifer, Alien Meteorites and Astral Portals
 
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Could Lucifer actually be an entity from beyond the stars, and not an archetype or spiritual ideal? Could astral portals in the Iberian Peninsula provide seekers with high states of awareness? These possibilities are found in a writer’s remarkable journey, which also encountered a secret society — preserved since antiquity — that influenced illustrious figures such as Salvador Dali, Jean Cocteau, Otto Rahn, and Howard Hughes, and even Bérenger Saunière (the cryptic priest of Rennes-le-Château). In the end, what the author discovered was an ancient drama for the soul of humanity. Astral Guest — Patrice Chaplin, author of The Stone Cradle and Lucifer by Moonlight. This is a partial show for nonmembers. For the second half of the interview, please become a member: http://thegodabovegod.com/members/subscription-levels/ More information on Patrice: http://patricechaplin.uk/ Get Patrice’s books (and support him and Abraxas): https://amzn.to/2xrZ2Eh and https://amzn.to/2QK0IkA Download these and all other shows: http://thegodabovegod.com/ Become a patron and keep this Red Pill Cafeteria open: https://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte
How to Write Your Own Gospel & Live Your Own Myth
 
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The tag line for this show has always been “Write your own gospel and live your own myth.” We come to the endgame of this journey by revealing how to deeply access your own promethean artist or inventor. Our guest also relates his own journey of finding his personal narrative while breaking the demiurgic narratives of a cold universe. From the Zen of Bill Murray to the mystical deconstruction of the Sethians, from the ironic Gnosis of David Lynch to the cave-allegories of The Matrix, we thread the needle across false existences to find our authentic voice, even our heroic purpose, which in essence is nothing more than our Divine Spark. Astral Guest—Eric G Wilson, author of Keep it Fake.
Gnosis in Action
 
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Although reading piles of books and articles on Gnosticism, many people wonder how to apply this esoteric tradition of inner knowing to their flesh and bone lives. Diligently copying the weirdness of dead First and Second Century mystics just will not work in a Prozac Nation. Yet there are some works that can assist us in becoming fuller individuals in an empty universe of haywire materialism. We discuss a new book that does just that; and explore the various way in which Gnosticism can be applied to daily life. Astral Guest—Todd C. Settimo, author of Gnosis: Good News for Third Millennium.
The Tarot and the 21 Faces of God
 
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A new film takes viewers on an evocative journey through the paths of divinity – using the Tarot as an archetypal map. This visionary work draws heavily from the wisdom of the Gnostics, Alchemists, Hermetics, CG Jung, Joseph Campbell, and more. Beyond an exploration of human apotheosis, the movie finds cultural solutions in an age of trickster trump cards and the disintegration of traditional socio-political models. Astral Guest — Robert Bonomo, writer and director of The 21 Faces of God, as well as author of Cactus Land. This is a partial show for nonmembers. For the second half of the interview, please become a member: http://thegodabovegod.com/members/subscription-levels/ More information on Robert: http://www.thecactusland.com/p/about-us.html Get Robert’s book (and support him and Abraxas): https://amzn.to/2wV9hki Download these and all other shows: http://thegodabovegod.com/ Become a patron and keep this Red Pill Cafeteria open: https://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte
French Occult and Gnostic Masters
 
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In the 19th century, a French occult movement flourished in Paris that forever transformed the landscape of esoteric spirituality. Without it, there might have not been a Golden Dawn or Theosophy. Beyond that, France has always been a hotbed of heretical religion. We journey into the ideas and impact of French Occultism, from Eliphas Levi to Papias, from the resurgence of Freemasonry to the renewal of the Rosicrucians, and everything in between. Furthermore, we understand the French Gnostic Church revival that set the foundation for both women and human rights in modern times. Astral Guest—Tobias Churton, author of Occult Paris. Listen/Download this and all shows at: http://thegodabovegod.com/ Become a Patron at: https://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte More information on Tobias: http://www.tobiaschurton.com/
A Modern Gnostic View on the Purpose of Life
 
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The grand religious stories that gave meaning to life and death in the past have crumbled under skeptical scrutiny. The dominant mainstream philosophy is now scientific objectivism, which describes a universe that exists for no reason and a life that ends in oblivion. We address the “soul crisis” in modern culture that has arisen from lack of meaning – offering an intelligent “spiritual” perspective on life and death to help us make sense of a paradoxical world, which is sometimes bleak and banal, but also can be magical and full of significance. Our guest also presents a revolutionary paradigm shift in our understanding of reality that integrates the deepest insights of science and spirituality to create a new model of human identity – which makes the idea of the immortal soul intellectually credible. Astral Guest – Tim Freke, author of Soul Story This is a partial show for our new model. For the second half of the interview, please become a member of our Archive of Past Shows: http://thegodabovegod.com/subscribe-2/. Members please go to the recent New & Complete Episodes section. More information on Tim: http://timfreke.com/ Download/Listen to this and all other episodes: http://thegodabovegod.com/ Become a patron and keep this Red Pill Cafeteria open: https://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte
Solomonic Magic and Astral Travel
 
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Gnosticism has a pagan cousin called Hermetism, which was influential in ancient times, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment Period and most of today’s Occult Studies. We explore this essential prism of the Gnostics and how it influenced modern Magick in many of its variations. We also give a lesson on Solomonic Magic and how to Astral Travel from the comfort of your own home. Astral Guest: Aaron Leitch author of Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires: The Classical Texts of Magick Deciphered.
Physician Extraordinary Experiences
 
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A new book details the extraordinary experiences of physicians in their daily work. These personal events include NDA, apparitions, out-of-body experiences, synchronicities, prescient dreams, and much more – often resulting in the saving of lives and transforming individuals. We take an intimate look at these amazing accounts, finding the techniques that could transform our own lives that include Native American mysticism, dream work, transcendent prayers, active imagination, and more. Astral Guest—Dr. Scott J. Kolbaba, author of Physician’s Untold Stories. More information on Scott: http://www.physiciansuntoldstories.com/ Listen/Download this and all episodes: http://thegodabovegod.com/ Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte
Gnostic Tendencies
 
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Do you have Gnostic tendencies? You probably ought to have more than tendencies to survive these Philip K. Dick times. For this, our guest discusses his new book, a collection of exceptional articles dealing with ancient and modern Gnosticism, and all manner of esoterica, from over 15 years of research. We mine this work for useful and startling insights — including novel views on the Gospel of Philip and Thomas, Gnostic texts possibly written by women, the Gospel of Barnabas, empathy in the 21st century, the fall of the soul, deciphering On the Origins of the World, and much more. And for the first time, our guest talks about his journey into having Gnostic tendencies (and being a successful author). Astral Guest — Andrew Phillip Smith, author of Gnostic Tendencies: Collected Writings on Gnosticism and Lost Gospels. This is a partial show. For the second half of the interview, please become a member: http://thegodabovegod.com/members/subscription-levels/ More information on Andrew: http://www.andrewphillipsmith.com/biography/ Silent No More: Gnostic and Orthodox Gospels Written by Women (article based on Andrew’s new book): http://thegodabovegod.com/gnostic-and-orthodox-gospels-written-by-women/ Get Andrew’s book (and help him and Abraxas out): http://thegodabovegod.com/vca5 Download these and all other shows: http://thegodabovegod.com/ Become a patron and keep this Red Pill Cafeteria open: https://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte
The Myth of Early Christian History: Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio
 
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Become a patron: http://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte. Besides the eventual eradication of the Gnostics and other alternative Christianities, much of the history of Orthodox Christianity is built on fabricated history and reasoning. Centuries of Christian Apologetics have been conjured to defend a carnival of pious fiction. In order to understand the Gnostics, it is essential to expose the fables, mistakes and outright deceptions Literalist Christianity has fed humanity as fact for almost two thousand years. Not only do we bring our usual scalpels, this time we also have a sledgehammer. Astral Guest-- Ken Humphreys, author of 'Jesus Never
Accessing the Pleroma
 
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The Gnostics referred to the ultimate reality as The Pleroma, accessible to only those who had, as William Blake said, cleansed the doors of perception. For normal individuals, the Pleroma is only experienced in fleeting glimpses. For others, the doors of perception are fully opened by certain neurological processes starting with migraine and progressing through various altered states such as temporal lobe epilepsy, bi-polar syndrome, autism, and schizophrenia. We quest for the ways to manage these disorders, ultimately finding the universal means of accessing the Pleroma as the shamanistic Gnostics once freely did. This is part of our Schrodinger’s Diary Series, where we mine the Reality behind reality and the secrets of consciousness with the latest science and philosophy. Astral Guest—Anthony Peake, author of Opening the Doors of Perception Listen/Download this and all episodes here: http://thegodabovegod.com/ More information on Anthony: https://www.anthonypeake.com/ Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte
Hidden Meanings and Structure in the Gospel of Thomas
 
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Scholars generally argue that the Gospel of Thomas is a loose collection of saying, a kinda “great hits” of early Christianity. Instead, what if this text was a coherent and a graduate mystery school course on attaining the higher self. We explore this argument, including other Gnostic Gospels that tie into a parallel stream of ancient secrets, including Dialogue with Savior, the First Apocalypse of James, and the Gospel of Philip. All these ideas point to the possibility Jesus survived the crucifixion and headed to the East. And that his real identity was that of a notorious Samaritan magician. Astral guest — John Munter, author of The Samaritan Jesus and The Integral Gospel of Thomas Made Easy. This is a partial show for nonmembers. For the second half of the interview, please become a member: http://thegodabovegod.com/members/subscription-levels/ More information on John: http://www.themirroredbridalchamber.com/Bridal_Chamber/about-the-author.html Get John’s book (and support him and Abraxas): https://amzn.to/2wfP1JM or https://amzn.to/2PddN4v Download these and all other shows: http://thegodabovegod.com/ Become a patron and keep this Red Pill Cafeteria open: https://www.patreon.com/aeonbyte
The Gnosis of CG Jung
 
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Although known as one of the fathers of depth psychology, Jung is arguably the chief Gnostic Master of the 20th Century. Not only do we burrow into the life, contributions and esoteric leanings of the Swiss Magician, we also bring new light to upcoming evidence that might make him the greatest mystic in the last hundred years. Astral Guest—Stephan Hoeller, author of ‘The Gnostic Jung and the Seven Sermons to the Dead’, ‘Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing’ and ‘Jung and the Lost Gospels’
Marcion and the First Bible
 
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He is perhaps the greatest heretic of all times. His following was so large it threatened the early Catholic Church. He is also the reason The Bible was ever written, perhaps the man who wrote the Pauline Letters, and many other enigmatic truths. Also, was he a true Gnostic or simply a man who wanted to create the first organized form of Christianity in the world? Astral Guest—Robert Price, author of ‘Deconstructing Jesus’, ‘The Incredible Shrinking Son of Man’, and ‘The Pre-Nicene New Testament’

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