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Seven Surprising Things I Wish I Knew Before Joining the Freemasons

I joined Freemasonry in 2007. I hadn’t ever considered it before joining the Johannite Church, but the Church has a historical connection to the Masons, so it seemed like a good thing to do. There’s no official relationship between the Church and Freemasonry today, but the original public incarnation of the Church was founded by

Bad News Vlog

This was a pretty tough couple of days, with the shooting in Orlando and some bad news about the place where we record most of our shows. I just need to get some things off my chest in this vlog. Ritual for Global Enlightenment: Any opinions expressed in this vlog are not necessarily those

7 Weird Alchemical Practices You Can Try

Alchemy is known for its secrecy and coded language, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try some things yourself at home! (Don’t try most of this at home, some of it is actually really quite dangerous) If you’ve heard of alchemy, you probably think it’s all about turning lead into gold. It is, to some extent,

Esoteric Secrecy

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about secrecy, privacy, and mystery in the context of the occult and esoteric religion. These three concepts come up a lot, from oaths of secrecy, secret societies, hidden mysteries, and so on. Let’s start by making some distinctions between those terms. Secrecy is the act of not sharing information

Johannite Conclave 2016

I always have such a great time at my church’s annual Conclave. It’s historically been a gathering for the clergy to learn new things, share what’s working in the parishes, and recharge our batteries a bit. Conferences are always good for reminding us what made us excited about a thing to begin with, and Conclave

Apocryphon Asceticism

If you’ve been listening to Talk Gnosis After Dark for a while, you know that I’ve been doing a lot of work with the Apocryphon of John lately. The Gnostic Ascent project is an attempt to develop a visionary ascent working based on the Apocryphon. I think this was clearly a very important part of

Hiding from the archons

In this vlog, I decide to spout off about some half-formed ideas that I’ve been kicking around for a while. Do you think that secrecy can be an effective spiritual practice? I outline some reasons why I think it can be, but what do you think?

An open list of movies with Gnostic themes

Some time ago, at GnosticNYC, we did a lecture on movies with Gnostic themes. We had a pretty good list, but there are lots of movies I’ve never seen, so they didn’t make a the list for that lecture. Since that video has been up, we’ve gotten a bunch of suggestions in the comments for

What’s a Cubit?

Holy crap there’s a lot of talk about this Noah movie. is it Gnostic? Watch this video to find out all the facts facts facts. Here are the blogs: And there were a lot more, but this is plenty. You can Google more for yourself if you’re interested.

Gnostic Intellectuals I really want to stress the last of these blog posts. I was unaware of Philip Tite before this debate. His understanding of the subject, and the flaws in Dr. Hurtado’s argument was spot-on. I have a search alert set up for Gnostic terms, so I catch most of this stuff as it

Interview on Aeon Byte

Many thanks to Miguel Conner for interviewing me about my book and the Johannite Church on Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio. He gave my book a glowing endorsement, and I didn’t say too many stupid things in the interview.

Upcoming Appearances and Much Humblebragging

This weekend, May 11-12, I will be appearing on the Aeon Byte podcast talking about my book. The following weekend I will be in Colorado Springs talking to some Masons about Freemasonry and Gnosticism. The following week I will be in Chicago at the Johannite conclave, talking about several different interesting things. The following week

One Mint Julep Please

Earlier this week I went to a lecture at the new Hermetic Arts Learning Center in Salem, MA. It was kind of a 101 level alchemy lecture, as such, I didn’t pick up a whole lot of new information, but it was nice to talk to other people interested in these topics. I was inspired