On Not Buying into Ancient Propaganda

In this passage from Epiphanius, we see that a young woman explained her sincere beliefs to the young doofus and offered to initiate him (or maybe work sex magic, or maybe just have sex as an act of worship), and, being a devout heretic, he turned her down! We have a moral responsibility to read these ancient documents and revise our map of what Christianity was all about. [Read more...]

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On Jesus as a Gnostic

 Why write about him at all? Because, like it or not, he is the protagonist in the story of Western civilization. You know about him; you have a theory about him, even if it’s that you should ignore him. But, as with most topics, it’s better to be well-informed than to be ignorant. Before 1945, [Read More...]

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Preview of “The Letter to Theophilus”

The “Gnostics” were radically dualistic and radically ascetic, but they were not the only variety of “heresy” in the ancient and medieval worlds. [Read more...]

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Marvin Meyer, 1948-2012

Going looking for old friends on the Net and discovering that they have passed on has become all too frequent these days: mourning Marvin Meyer. [Read more...]

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The Gnostic Bible: A Review

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I think it logically impossible for Rabbi Joshua (commonly known as Jesus) to have believed or taught that our sexuality is sinful rather than our most precious gift. [Read more...]

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Goddess Murder

My novel Goddess Murder is essentially a love story, about the romance between a college professor and a hereditary Witch, and how it is set off when the professor receives three apocryphal gospels smuggled out of the Vatican library by a Jesuit colleague who is then murdered. [Read more...]

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