September 20 (and onward): One of the most neglected vehicles of Gnosis transmitted throughout history is Islamic Gnosticism. Although Sufism is widely regarded in esoteric and even exoteric circles these days, the reality is that the Muslim matrix contains various other Gnostic sects, some older than and some deriving from Islam. There is an argument to be made that Muhammad himself was influenced by Gnosticism. Furthermore, the wisdom and legends of Jesus have a long tradition in Islam that is almost unknown in The West (and often far more mystical than mainstream Christianity). We explore how the Gnostic spirit penetrated, thrived and evolved within the Islamic culture; and how it later flowed back into Western Culture in many incarnations (including the enigmatic Peacock Angel). Our guest also discloses additions to the second edition of his lauded book that include virgin insights into Alchemy and the French Troubadours (both who are arguably influenced by Muslim Gnosticism). Lastly, we discuss an overlooked Gnostic and science fiction author whose writings are comparable in depth and power to those of Philip K. Dick, and whose time has come for the Esoterica to embrace.
Astral Guest-- Sean Martin, author of The Gnostics, The Cathars, and Alchemy & Alchemists.
More information on Sean and this week's show
What is Gnosticism? What is Gnosis? Do Gnostics Believe in Hell? The Pagan Origins of the Gnostic Sophia The Real Reason the Nag Hammadi was buried John the Baptist & The Gnostics The Complete Gospel of Mary The Counterfeit Spirit Jesus & Gnosticism in Islam Should Gnostics be Political? You Might be a Gnostic if... The Gnostic Influence on the Founding of the USA The Great Declaration by Simon Magus An Ocean of God Gnostic Women Leaders & Heroines Should Gnostics Celebrate Easter? Do Gnostics Believe in Reincarnation? Why do Gnostics consider Mary Magdalene the greatest Apostle? The Gnostic origins of Valentine's Day Do Gnostics believe in charity and good works?