August 23 (and onward): The foundation of The Inquisition began with the Heresiologists and their polemics against the Gnostics. The tools of the Totalitarian Regimes-- including thought crime, instilling horror in the population and public confessions, just to name a few-- were borrowed from the Church Father in their wars against the Cathars, Manichaeans and Bogomils. Later in history, in a very conscious way, these procedures were utilized by modern fascist and socialist regimes. There has always been an intellectual movement to banish the Gnostics. We reveal that this movement is alive as ever. It's a chilling reality…and they're coming for you sooner than you think...
Arthur Versluis, author of The New Inquisition, Restoring Paradise: Western Esotericism, Literature, and Consciousness,Awakening the Contemplative Spirit, as well as editor of Esoterica and Professor of American Studies at Michigan State University.
More information on Arthur and this week's show
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