Join us for Episode 17 of the Cosmic Eye Podcast. It's a brief and fascinating exploration of the basic ideas of Christian Gnosticism. Chris and I talk about the introduction to Manly P. Hall's amazing book The Wisdom of the Knowing Ones.. The first portion of the book is a concise overview of Gnostic ideas written by a dear friend and colleague of the late Mr. Hall, Dr. Stephan Hoeller, Bishop of the Gnostic Church in Los Angeles.
Some of the ideas and subjects we cover in this episode include:
Nag Hammadi and the Gnostic Gospels, The Golden Thread or Golden Chain of the Ageless Wisdom, Hermetic Philosophy, Gnosticism and connections to the Cathars, Rosicrucians, Knights Templars, Freemasons, Theosophy, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, etc. We contrast the doctrine/dogma of the Christian Church with the inner focus and Gnosis oriented vision of the Christian Gnostics.
We also look at the 3 types of humans and the connection to the Indian idea of the 3 Gunas. The Great Messengers of Light, Salvation, the mysteries, and connections to Secret Societies, etc. Lastly, we talk about Gnosticism in the 21st century.
Hosted by Jason Napolitano, author of If You Can Worry, You Can Meditate (available on Amazon and at CosmicEye.org) and Co-Hosted by Chris Sheridan author of Spirit in the Sky (available now on ChrisSheridan.com.) The Cosmic Eye show is a weekly metaphysical podcast where each week we talk about important spiritual books and ideas to help listeners positively transform their lives.