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We talk about Gnosticism, esoteric religion, the occult, and more each week.

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Pop Gnosis Takes A Swim to “The Island” OR Michael Bay Solves Gnosticism
Join us as Jason, Jonathan, and Bee take a swim to Michael Bay’s early-oughts entry into rebellious filmmaking, The Island. Starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson, two people inside a closed dystopian system. But somehow, they just know there’s more to reality than the bland experience they are offered. We get into spoilers quickly, and […]
Jun 05, 2023
The Spiritual Alchemy of JB Kerning w/ Ian H. Gladwin & Sam Robinson
Johann Baptist Krebs, AKA JB Kerning, was a mystic, masonic philosopher, and opera singer who created and taught a unique and powerful form of inner alchemy–one that went on to change the lives and influence some of the greatest spiritual teachers of the 19th, 20th, and now 21st century. Ian Gladwin has released a translation […]
May 25, 2023
Keep Calm and Gnosis-On: Discussing Stoicism & Gnosis with Donald Robertson
Donald Robertson and Jason Mehmel sat down to chat about the connections between Stoicism and Gnosticism! These two perspectives on life aren’t often thought of together, separated by a few centuries and some different spiritual traditions. We uncover the similarities and discuss the useful ideas that both classical and modern Stoicism can bring to a […]
May 05, 2023
The Power of Negative Thinking w/Dr Julie Reshe
The ancient Gnostics were, and still are, accused of cosmic pessimism, of seeing this life as torture. Many have pushed back that this wasn’t their true message but maybe there’s something here we shouldn’t be turning away from: Is life horrible and happiness fleeting? Could embracing a depressive realist view of existence actually allow us […]
Apr 24, 2023
The Lessons of Lyon: The Secret Tradition, Mysticism, & Divine Reintegration w/M.R. Osbourne
Founded in 1754 by the mysterious Martinez de Pasqually, the Order of Knight-Masons Elect Priests of the Universe (AKA the Élus Coën) practiced a system of white magic (theurgy) aimed at recovering humanity’s original, spiritual memory. Members of the secret fraternity worked tirelessly for the restoration of man’s inner divinity and eventual reintegration with God. […]
Apr 01, 2023
Gnosticism, Lacan, & the Wisdom of the Serpent w/Dr. Agata Bielik-Robson
Dr. Agata Bielik-Robsonm, Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Nottingham, poetically interrogates Gnosticism and Lurianic Kabbalah with us to reveal how Gnosticism is an essential consequence of monotheism and is deeply embedded in the Bible, in Jewish history and thought, and maybe, in so many unrecognized ways, in much of western philosophy. From […]
Mar 19, 2023
Jacob Frank: His Heresies, His Influence w/Rabbi Dr. Jay Michaelson
Jacob Frank was a Jewish messianic claimant in 18th Century Poland. Famous and influential in his time, he’s mostly remembered today as a cult leader, a madman, and a swindler, and -maybe- he was all these things BUT that doesn’t mean his thought, his religious ideas, and his life are not fascinating and worthy of […]
Mar 01, 2023
Catching the Light of the “Secret Revelation of John” w/Dr. Shirley Paulson
The Secret Revelation of John was lost to humanity for almost a millennia and a half, and now that we have it again, what light can it shine on the human condition and our relationship with the Divine? What healing can it bring to a world that feels more broken than ever? Dr. Shirley Paulson’s […]
Feb 21, 2023
Hegalian Christianity w/Todd McGowan
German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel is considered by many to be one of the most important thinkers to have ever lived. And he had a lot to say about Christianity, maybe even enough to say he changed how we thought about the faith forever. However, Hegel is notoriously difficult to follow, so Dr. Todd […]
Feb 09, 2023
[Pop Gnosis] Sandman: The Netflix Series
Welcome to another episode of Pop Gnosis! Today we’re going to be talking about the Netflix phenomenon Sandman, created by Neil Gaiman. We’ll touch on its comic history as well. On Pop Gnosis we take a look at the culture around us through a gnostic lens. Sometimes the connections are direct and easy to see, […]
Jan 29, 2023
Rosicrucian Myths & the 30 Years War w/Matt Christman (ReUP)
Matt Christman has a new podcast, Hell on Earth, about the Thirty Years War (the apocalyptical cross-Europe conflict from 1618 to 1648) and how it birthed the modern world—and he returns to the Talk Gnosis to discuss the role of the Rosicrucian legends and conspiracy theories played in the War. Tune in to hear about […]
Jan 19, 2023
ReUp: Epiphanies About the Mysterious Magi w/ Dr. Eric Vanden Eykel
Epiphany season, which marks the famous visit of the Magi to Jesus in the well known Christmas story, is upon us! And to celebrate we’re interviewing Dr. Eric Vanden Eykel, author of “The Magi: Who They Were, How They’ve Been Remembered, and Why They Still Fascinate.” Ancient historian and scholar Eric Vanden Eykel reveals what […]
Jan 05, 2023
Theology for Atheists, Art, & the Gnosis of Contradiction w/Helen Rollins
Filmmaker, podcaster, and academic Helen Rollins comes on the show even though she’s probably sick of Gnosticism (she’s Jon’s thesis advisor). It’s a conversation that goes everywhere including the relevance of theology even if you’re not religious, art, trying to create during these Gnostic times, dialectical dialogues, filmmaking, and how embracing contradiction can set us […]
Dec 28, 2022
[Pop Gnosis] The Green Knight–Xmas Special 2022
It’s our Christmas special and also another ep of our new show Pop Gnosis and wow…it’s also the reveal of our new host Rebecca “Bee” Scolnick! Bee and Jason will be exploring how Gnosticism is reflected in the cultural world around us, and how movies, music, art etc. have the capacity for gnosis, instead of […]
Dec 15, 2022
The Brazen Serpent & the Divine Code Pt. 2 w/M.R. Osbourne
Listen to Part 1 first 🙂 A strange scene in the Bible where Moses erects a bronze serpent upon a pole becomes the jumping off point for a whirlwind exploration of life, the universe, and everything in Michael R. Osbourne’s “The Brazen Serpent: Chaos and Order.” Through the teachings and symbolism of the great mystics […]
Dec 08, 2022
The Brazen Serpent & the Divine Code Pt. 1 w/M.R. Osbourne
A strange scene in the Bible where Moses erects a bronze serpent upon a pole becomes the jumping off point for a whirlwind exploration of life, the universe, and everything in Michael R. Osbourne’s “The Brazen Serpent: Chaos and Order.” Through the teachings and symbolism of the great mystics of the Western esoteric tradition onto […]
Nov 30, 2022
The Christian Community w/Patrick Kennedy & Jonah Evans
The Christian Community is a renewal of Christianity incorporating the insights of the mystic Rudolph Steiner, the liberal church, the esoteric Christian tradition with a mission to be a church for now. Patrick Kennedy and Jonah Evans, directors of the Seminary of The Christian Community in North America, guest on Talk Gnosis to tell us […]
Nov 22, 2022
The Philosopher’s Tarot w/ Craig From Acid Horizon
Craig from the philosophy podcasts Acid Horizon and Inner Experiences joins us to discuss the Philosopher’s Tarot that he’s created. While possessing a sense of humour and lightness, the deck is a deep exploration of philosophy and a great tool for discovering the thinkers depicted and their ideas. Get your copy: Listen to Acid […]
Nov 14, 2022
AI, Consciousness, & Gnosticism w/ Blake Lemoine (Former Google Engineer)
Former Google Engineer Blake Lemoine made international headlines for both his public comments about the consciousness of the Google AI project LaMDA and the corporation’s moral responsibly around creating sentient entities and his subsequent dismissal from the company. What many don’t know is Blake has a long time interest and active engagement with Gnosticism and […]
Nov 09, 2022
mother! A Gnostic Horror Movie?
We’re starting a new show about the intersections of pop culture and Gnosticism and this is our test ep for it AND this year’s Halloween special. The Darren Aronofsky film mother!, about a couple in an isolated country home encountering a series of disturbing visits by disturbing people, was advertised as a horror movie and […]
Oct 31, 2022
A Secret Book of the Dead: Most Holy Trinosophia w/M.R.Osbourne
The Most Holy Trinosophia is a mysterious text from the late 18th century composed of mystical images and text, maybe written by the infamous Cagliostro in the prison of the inquisition, that tells the story of an allegorical and initiatory journey. Writer M.R. Osbourne tells us about his new edition of the book and reveals […]
Oct 25, 2022
The Evil Creator & Marcion w/Dr. David M. Litwa
Dr. M.David Litwa returns to Talk Gnosis and we talk about an evil creator god based on the deity of the Bible, the ancient Egyptian god of chaos Set, a near-forgotten Christian leader named Marcion, the real “first” and secret New Testament, and generally shift some paradigms in this interview about his book, The Evil […]
Oct 13, 2022
Gnostic Q & A: The Secrets of the Cosmos Revealed (for only a buck a month)
You asked and we answered with the definite and only true answers to life’s biggest questions and answers…well maybe not THE answers…oh wait…maybe there’s only questions at the end of everything….anyway YOU asked a number of questions about Gnosticism and our panel of Gnostic all stars gave their answers. Tune in for our takes on […]
Oct 01, 2022
Contemplative Tarot w/ Britany Muller
Divination, magic, and various forms of oogie-boogie are associated with Tarot, so it is really something a dedicated Christian could benefit from? Or for that matter, any serious mystic or devotee of any path? Or maybe these cards contain something powerful, something sacred….Brittany Muller comes on Talk Gnosis to talk Tarot and her new book […]
Sep 27, 2022
Mystical Christianity: A Panel with 3 Different Mystical Traditions
The common perception of Christianity rarely sees it as a mystical, contemplative, or even magical religion, so we put together a panel with members and clergy from three different Mystical Christian churches/traditions: Curtis Childs from the Swedenborg Foundation, Rev. Jonah Evans from the Christian Community, and Bishop Scott Rassbach from the Apostolic Johannite Church. Check […]
Sep 16, 2022
Consciousness, Gnosis, & Merchants of Light w/ Dr. Betty Kovacs
Dr. Betty Kovacs tells the story of the hidden tradition, the history of gnosis, as it winds it way through the human experience over the last 40,000 years in her magisterial book “Merchants of Light.” Dr. Kovacs joins us to talk about her book as well as her work and her life long search for […]
Sep 09, 2022
The Gnosis of Simone Weil w/ Nina Power & Emmalea Russo
Mystic, philosopher, and activist Simone Weil (1909-1943) was a fascinating thinker and activist whose influence only grows as the years go by. A convert from Judaism to Christianity her ideas about God’s absence and the separation of humans have startling correspondences with Gnosticism and Kabbalah while staying unique. Her life story intersects with some of […]
Sep 01, 2022
Conspiracy, Operation Mindf@*k, & Gnosticism w/Robert Guffey
Author Robert Guffey has long been an explorer of everything darkly weird and a chronicler of high strangeness—and his extensive knowledge of conspiracy theories serves him well for his new book “Operation Mindfuck,” which chronicles where the intermeshed conspiracy theories that make up QAnon come from and maybe more importantly what QAnon is for and […]
Aug 23, 2022
A Gnostic Dialogue About Thelema Between Jason & Nic Laccetti
Host Jason Mehmel has been reading a lot of Aleister Crowley and Thelemic materials and just doesn’t quite get the appeal. So, we’re doing something different this show, it’s not an interview, it’s not a pre-written segment. Instead we paired Jason up your fav esoteric Catholic Thelemite Talk Gnosis Champion Nic Laccetti to chat and […]
Aug 08, 2022
Chaos Monk w/ Steve Dee
Monastic practice is powerful and transformative but we can’t all quit our life for the cloisters. That’s why Steve Dee is back on the show to tell us about his new book “Chaos Monk: Bringing Magical Creativity to the New Monastic Path” which deals with bringing the spirituality of the monastery into our day-to-day spiritual […]
Aug 01, 2022
Gnostic Questions, Questions, Questions & Some Answers w/ Bishop Tim Mansfield
You ask the questions about Gnosticism and we do our best to answer them. Bishop Tim Mansfield joins Deacon Jon and Jason to give our Gnosis and speculation and thoughts on questions submitted by you, the audience. Profound questions are asked and we go long but I feel like there’s something in this ep that […]
Jul 20, 2022
Gnosticism Hiding in Medieval Poetry & Literature w/ Natanela Elias
Rather than being a quirky religion from almost 2000 years ago, Gnosticism weaves its self through Western culture and history, sometimes hiding, sometimes prevalent. In her book “The Gnostic Paradigm,” Natanela Elias uncovers gnostic undercurrents in the literature of late medieval England—and she’s our guest and guide as we examine the mystical knowledge hiding in […]
Jul 08, 2022
Zola Jesus & Living in Arkhonic Times
Musician Zola Jesus comes back on the show to discuss everything from the creative process to Zen Buddhism to how to live in Gnostic times. We go through her brilliant new album “Arkhon”, a masterpiece which some can tell from name alone is a must-listen for any interested in Gnosticism, and is a work that […]
Jul 01, 2022
The Gospel of Judas w/ Dr. David Brakke
For more than 2000 years, Judas Iscariot has been THE villain and betrayer. BUT in a lost-until-recently text the ancient Gnostics had an actual Gospel of Judas where Judas is… a hero? a religious leader? an ambiguous figure? an evil demon? the new god of this world?! So you can guess interpreting this text isn’t […]
Jun 21, 2022
Found Christianities w/ Dr. M.David Litwa
From believing Jesus is a cosmic space dragon to the need to build a communal heaven on earth, there were a variety of different Christian beliefs and doctrines from a variety of lost Christianities in the 2nd Century. To find out more about these groups and their fascinating, and to modern people maybe trippy, teachings […]
Jun 13, 2022
The Cathars: History, Myth, Or….? w/ Dr. Justin Sledge
The Cathars were medieval dualists who lived in what’s now Southern France/Northern Italy and created an alternative parallel Gnostic church of peace and light until they were wiped out by crusade and inquisition… um…right…? The Cathars have captured the imaginations of artists and storytellers for millennia but but BUT *some* scholars now believe that much […]
Jun 05, 2022
Johannite Gnostic Tradition & Fabré-Palaprat w/ Bishop Shaun McCann, Pt 2
Check out the Johannite Church at: Join us at our yearly conference, our conclave: For more on Palaprat and the modern Johannite tradition, Bishop Shaun did a three part talk here:  [audiosrc=]  —————– Become a patron:​​ 
Jun 01, 2022
Johannite Gnostic Tradition & Fabré-Palaprat w/ Bishop Shaun McCann, Pt 1
In the early 1800s in Paris, the physician Bernard-Raymond Fabré-Palaprat discovered (or claimed to discover, or was led to believe he discovered) a secret Gnostic tradition that stretched back in time to the medieval Templars and then even further back to John the Baptist, Jesus, and John the Evangelist. To talk to us about both […]
May 30, 2022
The Gnosis of Georges Bataille w/ Emmalea Russo & Nic Laccetti
Georges Bataille (1897–1962) was a French philosopher, author, surrealist, poet, writer of erotica, sociologist, a master of transgression and filth, a founder of a secret society, and a mystic…well a mystic of some sort…you’ll see…and a whole lot of other things! To get a handle on this unique thinker, one who associated some of his […]
May 23, 2022
Temple Theology & The Book of Secret John w/ Bishop Tim Mansfield
Temple Theology posits a secret lost tradition that lies behind Western religion and mysticism… and the now unveiled mysteries of Temple Theology shine a new light on both Gnosticism and one of its most famous texts: The Secret Book of John Become a patron:​​ [audiosrc=]
May 14, 2022
Part 2: The Secret Book of John Revealed
Make sure you check out part 1 at: The Secret Book of John aka The Apocryphon of John is often considered the paradigm of the Gnostic myth, what many people think of when they think of Gnosticism. Though lost for more than 1200 years it was influential in its time and since its rediscovery […]
Apr 30, 2022
The Secret Book of John Revealed Part 1
The Secret Book of John aka The Apocryphon of John is often considered the paradigm of the Gnostic myth, what many people think of when they think of Gnosticism. Though lost for more than 1200 years it was influential in its time and since its rediscovery has been blowing minds and bestowing Gnosis. It’s a […]
Apr 26, 2022
The Secret Technique of the Secret Societies w/ Sam Robinson
The Golden Dawn, the OTO, Memphis-Misraim Masonry, Theosophy, all are esoteric societies who’ve influenced and guided spiritual seekers, artists, and thinkers–and a secret powerful technique and meditative practice is shared by all of them…well at least some streams in these movements, it’s complicated. Sam Robinson from returns to pick up where he left off […]
Apr 17, 2022
REUP: A Secret Chief, A Hidden Path of Transformation w/ Sam Robinson
Sam Robinson of comes on Talk Gnosis to reveal a secret Rosicrucian adept and a hidden path of spiritual transformation, a technique of inner alchemy, that’s been a huge influence on a vast variety of spiritual teachers and esoteric movements. Get Sam’s book, “Alois Mailander: A Rosicrucian Remembered” at Go to not […]
Apr 10, 2022
The Gnostic “Book of Revelation”
Do you feel like the world’s ending? Well, you might be right (this time) but for thousands of years people have seen THE END just around the corner and the canonical Book of Revelation from the Christian bible has inspired thousands of years of paranoia and division but also amazing art, literature, empowerment for the […]
Apr 01, 2022
Nonduality, Zen Gnosis, Unitarian Mysticism w/ Rev. James Ishmael Ford
The Rev. James Ishmael Ford is an American Zen Buddhist priest, a Unitarian Universalist minister, writer, and a spiritual seeker who’s explored and been connected to the last 60 years or so of religious developments in the West. Our frank, funny, and enlightening (literally) conversation touches on everything to nonduality to the quirks of modern […]
Mar 21, 2022
The Sophisians, Napoleon’s Sorcerers w/ Dr. Darius Spieth
A mysterious group of soldiers, theatre artists, writers, and mystics tried to bring the magic and mystery of ancient Egypt into 19th Century France through the Sacred Order of the Sophisians. A long forgotten secret society with some Gnostic qualities, the Sophisians are a fascinating group because of their beliefs, rituals, art, and entanglements with […]
Mar 01, 2022
Gnosticism & Mysticism in the Gospel of Mark
The canonical Gospel of Mark is one of the oldest Christian documents and while many Christian mystics and Gnostics may not pay much attention to it we think it might reveal some esoteric secrets of the universe if looked at through new eyes. To talk about Mark and Gnosticism we put together another panel of […]
Feb 18, 2022
Theatre, Gnosticism, & Theatre of the Occult Revival w/ Dr. Ed Lingan
Art and creation is a form of magical creativity and theatre has always had a special relationship to mystical ritual, religion, and the occult. Dr. Ed Lingan, scholar/professor/theatre artist, has a book specifically about theatre and the occult revival of the late 19th century, a revival that included many of the Gnostics and mystics who […]
Feb 11, 2022
Mysticism, Mystics, & Mystical Experiences w/ Emmalea Russo
A mystical experience for you to have is checking out this interview with writer, poet, and scholar Emmalea Russo. She’s our guide to this huge and dense topic as we go through what mysticism even is—and we cover some serious ground including what horror has to do with mysticism, unexpected and underknown mystics, transcendence in […]
Jan 26, 2022
Gnosticism & Mysticism in the Gospel of John
The canonical Gospel of John has inspired mainstream mystics, heretical Gnostics, occultists, and people of faith of many stripes for almost 2000 years. We put together a panel to talk about the magic and power of this biblical text. We’ve got all returning all stars for this one: Deacon Angie Wisk-Nowell, Nic Laccetti, Jason Memel, […]
Jan 24, 2022
Péladan: Art Will Save Us! w/ Dr. Sasha Chaitow (REUP)
REUP DUE TO GLITCH: Joséphin Péladan: mystic, art critic, Rosicrucian and curator (sometimes called the “first art curator”) was a late 19th century/early 20th century French visionary who could change your life—and whose vital impact on everything from high art to esoteric and occult spirituality has been almost forgotten. But we’re in a bit of […]
Jan 15, 2022
The Bible & Booze: Our NYE Special w/Dr. Mathew Anderson
Dr. Matthew R. Anderson is a Biblical scholar, professor, and ordained Lutheran clergy and he’s the perfect guest for our New Year’s Eve special thanks to his new book “Pairings: The Bible and Booze.” From apple cider (Genesis) to bloody Caesars (Revelation), this book offers a collection of biblical texts paired with drinks reveals a […]
Dec 31, 2021
Spiritual Practice, Becoming Divine, & Neoplatonism w/ Dr. Jeffrey Kupperman
Dr. Jeffrey Kupperman returns to the show to discuss his new book “A Theurgist’s Book of Hours,” a collection of daily practices and prayers that provides a structured framework which while drawing primarily upon Neoplatonic teachings, is adaptable and accessible to practitioners of any tradition which seeks direct connection and union with the divine. Check […]
Dec 28, 2021
[Talking Gnosticism] A Very Merry Gnostic Christmas
It’s our chill casual hangout show: Talking Gnosticism! Once a month, a diverse group of Gnostics will stream, live, their conversation/exchange/friendly debate on a specific Gnostic topic. This month we talked about esoteric Christmas! And your panelists are podcaster, Gnostic artist, esotericist, and numerologist Rebecca Scolnick from Divine Spark Media, Bishop Tim Mansfield from the […]
Dec 24, 2021
Sabbatai Zevi, The False Messiah of Transgression w/ Dr. David Halperin
Sabbatai Zevi was a 17th century religious leader who claimed to be the Jewish messiah. His movement and influence was huge at the time, and while he’s mostly forgotten today he was a major figure. While mostly understood as a scoundrel he’s a fascinating figure and mystics and Gnostics of all kinds will at least […]
Dec 20, 2021
Tarot & Gnosticism w/ Skye Marinda
Besides working as a professional Tarot coach, Skye Marinda, has an interest and identification with Gnosticism so we’re pumped to have Skye on the show to talk Tarot, self compassion, Gnostic figures and ideas in the cards, personal demiurges, and folks…that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Find everything Skye at [audiosrc=] Subscribe to […]
Dec 11, 2021
The Secret History of Atlantis w/ Howard Dean Ingham
You might *think* you know what you’re in for a show on Atlantis but it’s muchmuchmuch stranger than you think. We go through the history of the myth of Atlantis and on the way we meet: space barbie, Plato, underground mutants beaming negativity at us, lemurs, organic farming, a shocking amount of racism, “Inherit the […]
Nov 30, 2021
Angelology, Cabala, Gnosis, & Pico’s Path of Enlightenment w/Greg Kaminsky
A forgotten path of enlightenment. A young genius assassinated in his prime for bringing Gnosis to the world. The recovery of a suppressed perennial wisdom that saves. The mysteries of the angels. Kabbalistic secrets unveiled for all. The hidden gnosis and history of a figure who changed the world and whose impact is still felt […]
Nov 27, 2021
Pagan Love, Nature, & Authentic Life in the Black Iron Prison w/Dr. Nina Power
Philosopher, poet, and authour Nina Power comes on the show for a wide ranging conversation about paganism, re-enchantment, esoteric perennialism, the struggle between positive Gnosticism and Negative Gnosticism, Romanticism, and oh…so much more! This is part of our ongoing bonus “Black Iron Prison” series where we speak to thinkers outside of the Gnostic world about […]
Nov 20, 2021
The Problem of Evil w/Dr. David Goodin
Dr. David Goodin comes on the show to answer some softball questions from us like, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” “Why is there suffering and evil at all?” “What up with God and the Devil?” “How should we address suffering?”. Fortunately, he’s recently published a new book, “Confronting Evil: Theodicy in the […]
Nov 17, 2021
The Gnosis of Frater Achad w/Nic Laccetti
Charles Robert Stansfeld Jones (1886–1950), aka Frater Achad, was a Vancouver based mystic, occultist, and spiritual seeker who was involved with, and tried to synthesize, Thelema, Roman Catholicism, Eastern religion, and Qabalah. Celebrated by some as a messianic figure, scorned by others as a kind of Anti-Christ, he’s a fascinating figure and we dive into […]
Nov 08, 2021
“How Did We Get Here” & the Black Iron Prison w/ Sterling Bartlett
Sterling Bartlett is an artist who’s new comic book “How Did We Get Here?” is a Gnosticism-laden “postmodern hellfire sermon” full of humour, insight, info, and pathos. Starring a para-physical, ultra-terrestrial entity named Void who plays the role of this generations Gnostic messenger breaking in from the Real, the book covers 10 topics ranging from […]
Nov 03, 2021
Talking Gnosticism: Lovecraft, His Work, & Gnosticism
Our monthly chill panel hangout show on Twitch.TV/GnosticWisdom for spooky October was all about weird fiction/horror writer H.P. Lovecraft and the ways his work and mythos intersects with Gnostic ideas. Our amazing panel consists of: Dr. Glen Fairen Dr. David Goodin: Scott R. Jones: [audiosrc=] Subscribe to the video on YouTube | Subscribe […]
Oct 31, 2021
Terror of Gnostic Horror Movies & Horror Fiction w/Kay Halloran
Gnostic themes and mythologies are potent, speaking to us on a deep level, so when it’s time to get scary AND philosophical horror movies and fiction with a touch of Gnosticism are the way to go…and there’s more examples then you may think! Author, writer, and podcaster Kay Halloran joins us for the end of […]
Oct 29, 2021
REUP: Folk Horror w/Howard David Ingham
BONUS HALLOWEEN EP: Strange goings on in isolated villages, secret pagan cults bringing forth unspeakable terrors, the masses looking for their scapegoat, a haunted generation looks to the countryside…. What’s Folk Horror? Find out in our interview with Howard David Ingham author of “We Don’t Go Back: A Watcher’s Guide to Folk Horror” Check out […]
Oct 28, 2021
Infernal Creatures & Occult Art w/Thomas Negovan
Our month of Halloween Gnostic terrors has a new entry as we discuss the devilish and witchy art of the Art Nouveau and Symbolist movements with Thomas Negovan from the Century Guild art gallery and publishers. We mostly discuss his book “Infernal Creatures” featuring macabre art created by artists involved with Gnosticism, mysticism, and the […]
Oct 25, 2021
The Gnostic Horror of Kult w/ Petter Nallo
Our month of Gnostic terrors continues! Kult: Divinity Lost is a horror table top rpg like no other. It uses a creative take on Gnostic and occult mythologies to allow players to explore the dark side of imagination and maybe even their own shadow selves. Petter Nollo of the Kult: Divinity Lost team takes on […]
Oct 17, 2021
[Talk Gnosis] Art, Dreams, & Sparks from a Dark Woods w/Kristin Middleton (Black Iron Prison Series)
Artist Kristin Middleton returns to the show to talk about her new art book “Sparks from a Dark Woods”. Her dreamy and surreal watercolor art is inspired by well, her dreams, but also occultism, nature, and magick. She tells us all about it and that’s not all. We also talk about Blake, the dawning of […]
Oct 15, 2021
The Gnostic Horror of “Bride of Frankenstein”
We’re doing a month of Gnostic horrors for October and kicking it off with a panel on the 1935 masterpiece “Bride of Frankenstein.” Is this movie a secret Gnostic treatise on the terror of incarnation and the reign of false deities? Is Frankenstein’s monster the true zombie Jesus? Is there a “hidden” gay subtext to […]
Oct 07, 2021
[Talking Gnosticism] The Demiurge: Live Stream
Welcome to our new casual hangout show: Talking Gnosticism! Once a month, a diverse group of Gnostics will stream, live, their conversation/exchange/friendly debate on a specific Gnostic topic. Up first is the topic of…THE DEMIURGE! And your panelists are podcaster, Gnostic artist, esotericist, and numerologist Rebecca Scolnick from Divine Spark Media, Father Tony Silvia the […]
Oct 05, 2021
Gnosticism, Awakening, & Chaos Magick w/ Steve Dee
Steve Dee is a therapist, writer, chaos magician, and Gnostic. With a lifetime of spiritual exploration, Steve has found Gnosticism to be a powerful worldview and system for awakening and he talks gnosis to Talk Gnosis about his unique insights into how we can practice a 21st Century Gnosticism. Find out why the demiurge may […]
Oct 01, 2021
Personal & Societal Freedom Through Ritual & Theurgy w/ Dr. Nathan Bjorge
Theurgy means “divine-working” and it’s rituals and workings to raise one’s self up into a state of divinity, a kind of sacred magick. And Dr. Nathan Bjorge thinks it has the potential to liberate us in both the personal and societal senses. Through specific examples of modern paganism, Thelma, and ancient Neoplatonism Dr. Bjorge comes […]
Sep 21, 2021
Bob Dylan & Gnosticism w/ Rabbi Aubrey Glazer
In his book “God Knows, Everything is Broken: The Great (Gnostic) Americana Songbook of Bob Dylan” scholar and rabbi Aubrey Glazer makes the compelling case that Bob Dylan’s work represents a unique form of Gnosticism. As Dylan fans WE WANT TO BELIEVE THIS TO BE TRUE…and my friends…Rav Glazer delivers! If you’re a Dylan head […]
Sep 12, 2021
Psychoanalysis, Freud, & the Occult w/ Dr. Vanessa Sinclair
Psychoanalysis is, “a set of theories and therapeutic techniques that deal in part with the unconscious mind.” Occultist, analyst, podcaster, writer, and creator, Dr. Vanessa Sinclair comes on Talk Gnosis to tell us what it might have to do with the occult and Gnosticism. We talk about the underknown influence of the esoteric on Freud, […]
Sep 04, 2021
UFOs: Myth, Jung, & What They Really Mean w/ Dr David Halperin
Take a moment to prepare yourself to find out the true meaning of UFOs! No, Talk Gnosis isn’t going down a sensationalist road for easy clicks, instead we have religious studies scholar Dr David Halperin on the show to talk about his insightful and meaningful book “Intimate Alien”. A poetic investigation into how UFOs are […]
Aug 29, 2021
The Occult & the Human Condition w/ Dr Justin Sledge
Scholar Dr Justin Sledge specializes in esoterica, the occult, and mysticism and runs one of the best resources on the topic through his YouTube Esoterica channel. He comes on the show to talk about so much, including: what the occult means for human flourishing, philosophy and mysticism, what the Gnostics have to offer modern people […]
Aug 05, 2021
Your Gnostic Questions: Our Gnostic Answers
It’s time to host our fav guest…YOU! That’s right, we took your Gnostic questions about life, the universe, and everything and channeled down some answers and conversations and discussions. Check it out and feel free to send in your own questions [] Subscribe to the video on YouTube | Subscribe to the podcast via RSS | Subscribe […]
Jul 19, 2021
MemeAnalysis: Memes in the Black Iron Prison
Internet memes are more than fun visual jokes, instead they reveal the secrets of the creators, the consumers, and society at large. MemeAnalysis is a YT channel where the mysteries of memes are illuminated using anayltical tools from the occult, psychoanalysis, cultural studies and more— and Chris from MemeAnaylsis joins us to talk about memes […]
Jul 15, 2021
Ithell Colquhoun: The Mystic Surrealist w/Dr. Amy Hale
Ithell Colquhoun was a groundbreaking surrealist artist in the 1920s and 30s who created amazing art till her death in the late 1980s, but her legacy is much more than that… she was also writer and an occultist whose esoteric work is as original as her art. Dr. Amy Hale comes on the show to […]
Jul 12, 2021
Aeonic Comics: Occult Art to Enchant You
Aeonic Comics is a new esoteric comic and art magazine featuring magical works from a wide variety of exciting creators. We talk to the publishing team about the mag but also get into a free ranging coversation about how art is literally supernatural, meme power, UFOs, cryptids, kabbalah, Gnosticism, and all the secrets of the […]
Jul 05, 2021
Christianity’s Secret History w/ Mark Vernon (Reup)
(Reup after a glitch) Mark Vernon is a former priest turned psychotherapist and writer, and he’s written a book, “A Secret History of Christianity,” that reveals wisdom crucial for understanding what Christ’s message truly is. Neither a conspiracy book or an alternate esoteric history, Vernon shows how understanding the shifts and changes in human and […]
Jun 29, 2021
William Blake, Poet of the Gnosis w/ Jason Whittaker
Author and scholar Jason Whittaker is our guide to the genius of William Blake: poet, visual artist, and religious maveric. We talk about Blake’s life, what sets his work apart, and how the religious mythology he created has some interesting comparisons to Gnosticism. PLUS: we find out if William Blake was doing esoteric sex rituals […]
Jun 21, 2021
Mysticism East & West w/ Ravi Ravindra
Scholar, scientist, spiritual teacher, and writer Ravi Ravindra has studied and practiced mysticism from both Eastern and Western and joins us to talk about his book “The Gospel of John in the Light of Indian Mysticism” and more. From the Gurdjieff work to Hindusism to Zen he studied with some of the 20th Centuries great […]
Jun 14, 2021
21st Century Christian Gnosticism w/ Shawn Garan
The Rev. Shawn Garan is an Associate Pastor in the mainline, mainstream, United Church of Christ denomination, and he’s lately been studying a series of Gnostic texts with his community. Shawn comes on Talk Gnosis to talk about this exciting project, what he and his community have learned from the texts, how the mysticism and […]
Jun 03, 2021
The Gnosis of the Female Mystics
Deacon Angie Wisk Nowell and Joanne Leone are both part of a special project within the Apostolic Johannite Church studying the great (and sometimes forgotten and neglected) female mystics of the Christian tradition (including its esoteric and Gnostic forms). They share the Gnosis of these amazing spiritual giants as well as the insights these greats […]
May 26, 2021
The Gnosis of Hunter Hunt-Hendrix
Musician (and philosopher/theologian) Hunter Hunt-Hendrix of the Transcendental Metal band Liturgy shares her Gnosis with us. Tune in to hear Hunter discuss her Kabbalistic-Mystical-Gnosticy metal opera “Origin of the Alimonies,” her insights into Christian theology and mysticism, art, Blake, Nietzsche, the Death of God, and…you know it… so much more. You may want to listen […]
May 20, 2021
Jim Woodring & Voyage to Arcturus
Legendary artist and cartoonist Jim Woodring has illustrated a new beautiful edition of the Gnostic allegorical head-trip, “Voyage to Arcturus.” Obscure while being influencial on some of our greatest creators (C.S. Lewis, Alan Moore, Clive Barker,) “Voyage to Arcturus” is like nothing else and only the master Woodring could illustrate it. Listen in as we […]
May 13, 2021
The Divine Feminine w/ Karen Weaver
Karen Weaver of Denver’s St. Mary Magdalene Parish guests on Talk Gnosis to talk about the Divine Feminine. Join in to discover the role the Divine Feminine plays in Gnosticism, Sophia and Mary and Mary and Mary, the important role of women in mystical religion, the Divine Feminine as reflected and understood in other esoteric, […]
May 08, 2021
St Cyprian: An Occult Saint For Our Times w/ Msgr. Jordan Stratford
Msgr. Jordan Stratford fills us in on the mysterious St Cyprian of Antioch, a figure of magic and religion whose popularity has recently been growing across a wide swath of different traditions. Find out why the Cyprian phenomonen is needed in the world today and discover this powerful spiritual ally who combines Christianity, sorcery, and […]
Apr 30, 2021
Women in the Gospels & What Jesus Learned From Them
We have two dynamite guests, Dr. Sara Parks and Talk Gnosis returning champion Dr. James McGrath, on to discuss women in the Gospels, women in the life of Jesus, and the wisdom that Jesus learned from the women he knew and met that helped transform him into a great spiritual teacher. Check out Dr. McGrath’s […]
Apr 22, 2021
Dark Side of Meditation w/Anna Lutkajtis
Meditation is touted as a magical cure-all with only benefits by a variety of voices in both religious and secular circles. But could meditation and mindfulness have any adverse effects? Are there possible bumps in the road when taking a religious practice and putting it into a secular context? Scholar and PHD candidate Anna Lutkajtis […]
Apr 15, 2021
Zola Jesus: Music, Magic, & Creating in the Black Iron Prison
Zola Jesus (AKA Nika Danilova) is one of the 21st Century’s great musicians and artists. Her explorations of the human condition and transcendence in darkness have always had Gnostic themes but over the last few years she’s developed a more intentional interest in Gnosticism, the occult, and spiritual practices. She shares her Gnosis with us […]
Apr 11, 2021
Templars, Modern Templarism, & Gnosticism w/ John Helcl II
John Helcl II is a seminarian and podcaster and involved with one of the modern Freemasonic Templar movements. John joins us to talk about the original Knights Templar, what they do or don’t have to do with Gnosticism, modern Templarism, and why chivarly matters for the modern world. Check out the After Lodge podcast at: […]
Apr 08, 2021
Film, Art, & Transcendence in the Black Iron Prison w/ John Semley
Writer, journalist, and film critic John Semely is our guide to the power of being a hater, transcendence through art, how Gnosticism can be cool for atheists, why we need to get better at being critics, the Gnosis of cyberpunk and heavy metal, finding ourselves through movies, pop culture setting us free and then oppressing […]
Mar 31, 2021
[Talk Gnosis] The Mystical Crucifixion in Ismaili Islam
Dr. Khalil Andani returns to Talk Gnosis to talk to us about interpertations and understandings of Jesus and the Crucifixion in Islam in general and then specifically the mystical understandings in Ismaili Islam. See Jesus and the crucifixion through a whole new lens and discover an esoteric meaning to the Easter story. See our first […]
Mar 30, 2021
Tarot & the Secret of the Cathars
The medieval Cathars were persecuted and thought destroyed by the forces of church and state… but did their esoteric knowledge survive in a hidden form? Russel Sturges, author of “The Spiritual Roots of the Tarot: The Cathar Code Hidden in the Cards,” has discovered a secret code in the Tarot with the cards laying out […]
Mar 25, 2021
Matt Christman: Love & Solidarity in the Black Iron Prison
Matt Christman of Chapo Traphouse, Time for my Stories, and Cush Vlogs, talks to us about discovering spirituality within the Black Iron Prison of this world, art and politics, reclaiming what it means to be human, the courage to be authentic, how we are currently living in Gnostic times, religion for the 21st Century, transcendence, […]
Mar 21, 2021
Questions From YOU, the Gnostic Elite!
The hidden masters of the Gnosis, which is YOU, our listeners, have sent in another round of awesome questions about Gnosticism which we do our best to answer! Make sure you send in your own questions! [audiosrc=] Subscribe to the video on YouTube | Subscribe to the podcast via RSS | Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes […]
Mar 21, 2021
Theosophy & Gnosticism w/ Richard Smoley
The esoteric movement called Theosophy is one of the most influential in west, having inspired a wide range of artists, thinkers, and esotericists. Discover what it’s all about with renown writer and thinker Richard Smoley. Get Richard’s new book here: Check out his website: [audiosrc=] Subscribe to the video on YouTube | Subscribe to […]
Mar 19, 2021
Glitch Fix: Philosophy & Gnosticism
The archons are messing with our podcast feed and the wrong audio went out for the last show, let’s hope this works…. Dr. Will Behun, Mar Thomas, Gnostic Bishop and Philosophy professor, returns to Talk Gnosis to discuss Gnostic themes in Philosophy. From Plato to Hegel he takes on quite the journey, become a lover […]
Mar 12, 2021
Philosophy & Gnosticism w/ Mar Thomas
Dr. Will Behun, Mar Thomas, Gnostic Bishop and Philosophy professor, returns to Talk Gnosis to discuss Gnostic themes in Philosophy. From Plato to Hegel he takes on quite the journey, become a lover of Sophia and check this ep out! [audiosrc=] Subscribe to the video on YouTube | Subscribe to the podcast via RSS | Subscribe to […]
Mar 10, 2021
Zosimos: Alchemy, Gnosticism, & Egypt
Zosimos of Panopolis, “the father of spiritual alchemy” was a 4th century pagan Egyptian priest, scribe, and alchemist who was *heavily* inspired by the Gnostics. We speak to Dr. Shannon Grimes about this fascinating figure, how his thought connects to today’s world, his version of the Gnostic mythos, the meaning of inner religious alchemy, and […]
Feb 22, 2021
Magic & Community in the Black Iron Prison w/ Angie Speaks
Angie Speaks is a cultural critic, political commentator, podcaster, a practioner of magical spirituality, and a YouTuber who makes creative and engaging vids on everything from the history of rave culture to Alan Moore to modern paganism. She joins us on Talk Gnosis to talk about creating community in the Black Iron Prison, why Alan […]
Feb 14, 2021
Christian Contemplation, Meditation, & Gnosis w/ Jacob Given
Scholar, podcaster, and contemplative practioner Jacob Given comes on to grant us Gnosis about contemplative practice in the Christian tradition. Similar in many ways to meditation (but different too! you’ll find out…) contemplation is a rich and neglected tradition and this ep dives into it, descriptions of the techniques, what it can do to change […]
Feb 08, 2021
Evangelical Christianity & Gnosticism w/ Rev. Mr. Joe Revels
Seminarian and community leader Joe Revels came to Gnosticism from the Evangelical tradition. He comes on Talk Gnosis to talk about his journey, the differences and surprising similarities between these two traditions, what Gnostics can learn from Evangelicals, and so much more in this wide ranging conversation! [audiosrc=] Subscribe to the video on YouTube | Subscribe […]
Feb 08, 2021
21st Century Witchcraft w/ Risa + Amy of Missing Witches
Risa and Amy of the Missing Witches podcast talk to Deacon Jon and recurring guest host Jason about why the 21st Century needs witches, about their podcast highlighting witches of past and present who need to be better known, their new book, the links between the esoteric and art, and how nature is calling for […]
Jan 31, 2021
QAnon & Current Events From the Perspective of 2 Gnostics
This was originally going to be an audience question ep with us talking Q, conspiracy, and recent events at the top of the show BUT we got so into talking about QAnon and the state of the world and what Gnosticism has to do with it that we went all episode. [audiosrc=] Subscribe to the […]
Jan 15, 2021
21st Century Thelema & Online Occultism w/ Georgina Rose
Thelemite, esotericist, and content creator Georgina Rose comes on to discuss 21st Century Thelema, online occultism, the joys of making fun occult content on platforms like TikTok, and of course a whole lot more amazing Gnosis! Find everything she does at: [audiosrc=] Subscribe to the video on YouTube | Subscribe to the podcast via RSS […]
Jan 15, 2021
An Arthurian Christmas w/ Benito Cereno & Craig Kringle
Christmas experts Benito Cereno and Craig Kringle join Deacon Jon and special guest host Jason Mehmel to explore the connections between Christmas and the mythos of King Arthur. We also talk alot about the meaning and the magic of the season as well as the darker aspects of the Xmas Season. Check out the podcast […]
Dec 22, 2020
Tantra, Enlightenment, & Gnosis w/Greg Kaminsky
What is Tantra, what does it have to do with enlightenment, and what does it have to do with Gnosticism and the Western Esoteric Tradition? Greg Kaminsky of the Occult of Personality podcast and a student of both tantra and the occult joins Deacon Jon and special guest host Father John DiGilio to awaken us. […]
Dec 14, 2020
Deep Questions From YOU!!
It’s our recurring feature where we get questions about Gnosticism from you, the audience, and give our answers and go down some deep and profound (and FUN) rabbit holes! [audiosrc=] Subscribe to the video on YouTube | Subscribe to the podcast via RSS | Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes | Subscribe to the podcast on Stitcher The […]
Dec 08, 2020
Qanon & Conspiracy: Talk Gnosis/Hard Lens Crossover
Deacon Jon here with a special bonus Talk Gnosis crossover episode with Bishop Lainies another YouTube project that Bishop Lainie works on, Hard Lens Media. Hard Lens Media (HLM) is an independent viewer-supported media organization featuring news, commentary, and original documentaries. And we went on to talk about Qanon and the effects of the intersection […]
Nov 30, 2020
Aeon Cards, Aeonology, & Gnostic Guidance
Advertising creative William Charnock has created the Aeon Cards, a powerful tool for guidance from the Aeons the active principles of reality that exert their energies on us and are manifest throughout the universe. The Aeons are found within and without and are a central aspect of the Gnostic Mythos. Explore them as well as […]
Nov 24, 2020
[Talk Gnosis] Conspirituality Part 2 w/ Matthew Remski
Matthew Remski is a Toronto-based yoga teacher, cult survivor, critic, and cult-dynamics researcher. He joins us again to talk about the intersection of spirituality and conspiracy theories, Qanon and alternative religion, meditation and how it could make people vulnerable, how to run ethical spiritual groups, and so much more. Check out our first show with […]
Nov 23, 2020
Divine Spark Media: Art, Creativity, & 21st Century Gnosticism
Deacon Jon is joined by guest host Jason Memel for a wide-ranging discussion with members of the “Divine Spark Media” art collective. Divine Spark is creating multi-genre Gnostic art for the 21st Century and you’re going to love what they have to say and what they’re doing as it gets to the very heart of […]
Nov 16, 2020
The Shadow In All Of Us: Halloween 2020 Special
For this year’s Halloween special we put together a panel of Talk Gnosis All Stars consisting of Bishop Tim Mansfield and Jason Mehmel to talk about the Shadow! The Shadow self is a complex part of ourselves and we talk about what it is, how to work with it, how it’s understood within Gnosticism, what […]
Oct 28, 2020
Q & A Special 5: We Answer YOUR Questions About Gnosticism
From our fav Gnostic books to reincarnation to who REALLY runs the world we got some deep and awesome questions from our audience and we tackle them in this latest Q & A special, don’t forget to send in your questions for future installments!!!! [] Subscribe to the video on YouTube | Subscribe to the podcast […]
Oct 19, 2020
Alchemy, Enlightenment, & Atalanta Unveiled w/ Dr. Sasha Chaitow
The Atalanta Fugiens from 1617 is a multimedia experience meant to initiate and enlighten those who work with it. Discover the Alchemical secrets of this text with Dr. Sasha Chaitow! Get Dr. Chaitow’s book here: Encounter the Atalanta for yourself here: [audiosrc=] Subscribe to the video on YouTube | Subscribe to the podcast via RSS | Subscribe […]
Oct 09, 2020
Conspirituality w/ Matthew Remski
Conspiracy theories are going mainstream and being embraced by some unexpected spiritual currents like yoga communities and new-age groups. We talk about Qanon, the rise of conspiracy theories, conspiracy intersecting with Gnosticism, and much more with Matthew Remski, a writer, podcaster, and cult survivor. Check out Matthew’s podcast, Conspirituality, here: [audiosrc=] Subscribe to the […]
Sep 30, 2020
What Could Integral Theory Do For Gnostics? Part 2
Integral Theory unites all human knowledge including spirituality…obviously it’s a big topic so Bishop Tim Mansfield returns for a part 2 to explain what Integral Spirituality means for Gnosticism and how it can help YOU on your spiritual journey. Here’s part 1: [audiosrc=] Subscribe to the video on YouTube | Subscribe to the podcast via […]
Sep 29, 2020
Hypnosis, Storytelling, & Gnosticism w/ Patch Drury
What does hypnosis have to do with Gnosticism? How can storytelling lead to enlightenment? Get the answers and so much more with our interview with Toolbox Mystic & Hillbilly Bhodisatva, Patch Drury! [audiosrc=] Subscribe to the video on YouTube | Subscribe to the podcast via RSS | Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes | Subscribe to the podcast […]
Sep 17, 2020
Exploring the Occult w/ Default Friend
Default Friend is an occultist, advice columnist, and secret chief and she joins us to talk about what the occult is, isn’t, and all about her project to create an occult school of study for herself. Plus, Jason Mehmel, writer and theatre professional, joins us as guest host. Check out Default Friend’s advice newsletter and […]
Sep 09, 2020
Answers to Life’s Deep Questions w/ Rev. Mr. Clark Aitkins & Jason Mehmel
We put together a team to answer audience questions about Gnosticism and life and everything! Rev Mr. Clark Aitkins is a Gnostic seminarian and has an MA in Christian History from Harvard, Jason Mehmel is a Gnostic, a theatre professional, and a writer. The three of us have an awesome conversation on everything from Templars […]
Sep 09, 2020
“What Could Integral Theory Do For Gnostics?” w/ Bishop Tim Mansfield
Some have called Integral Theory a “theory of everything” but what does it have to do with spirituality?! And how can Gnostics use an Integral approach in their quest for Gnosis? Find out as Bishop Tim Mansfield blows our minds (and after a decade of trying finally helps Deacon Jon to understand what Integral Theory […]
Aug 25, 2020
The Origins of Gnosticism w/ Dr. James McGrath
Dr. James McGrath returns to Talk Gnosis to reveal the possible origins of Gnosticism. Tune in to discover how the mysterious beginnings of Gnosticism are connected with the problem of evil, forgotten semitic gods, and the Mandeans. Check out Dr. McGrath’s blog here: Watch a recording of his presentation on the topic here: […]
Aug 07, 2020
[Talk Gnosis] Divination, Geomancy, & Occult Wisdom w/ Sam Block
Writer, ritualist, diviner, and all-around esoteric multi-genius Sam Block joins the Talk Gnosis crew for a conversation about: divination, geomancy, occultism, and so much more. Solve the mysteries of existence by taking in this ep now! Check out Sam’s website at [audiosrc=] Subscribe to the video on YouTube | Subscribe to the podcast via RSS […]
Jul 25, 2020
Esoteric Art w/ Kat Lunoe
Kat Lunoe is a painter, illustrator, and graphic artist who often works with esoteric themes. Check out our interview with her to discover the links between the occult and creativity, beating creative blocks through meditation, the literal magick of art, and more. Plus, we take a look at her art and discover what lays behind […]
Jul 17, 2020
Q&A Special 4: We Answer YOUR Questions About Gnosticism
Periodically, we like to make a list of your questions and answer them in a special show! We tackle some HEAVY questions from our awesome audience, you’re going to love this one and make sure to submit your own questions for the next time. Subscribe to the video on YouTube | Subscribe to the podcast via […]
Jul 11, 2020
Druids & Druidry with Bray Weaver
Bray Weaver is both a Gnostic priest AND a druid and he joins us to talk all things Druidry as well show us how this beautiful and wise nature tradition connects and intersects with a variety of other esoteric faiths. Let the peace of the druids touch your life now through this ep of Talk […]
Jul 04, 2020
Ritualism 101 with Catherine Diedrich
Get the basics down to create something special and powerful in your life: it’s Ritualism 101 with our guest Catherine Diedrich of and Quadrivium Supplies! Subscribe to the video on YouTube | Subscribe to the podcast via RSS | Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes | Subscribe to the podcast on Stitcher The opinions expressed in this […]
Jun 25, 2020
Q&A Special 3: We Answer YOUR Questions About Gnosticism
Many folks identify their religious journeys as quests, a word that shares in the etymology of “question.” So it’s not surprising that Talk Gnosis fans are such a curious lot. Periodically, we like to make a list of your questions and answer them in a special show! We tackle some fantastic questions from our audience […]
Jun 10, 2020
Sufism & Inayatiyya W/ Sarah Leila
Sufism is a mystical Islamic tradition, discover the beauty and power of Sufism as we examine one strand of it, a universalist form open to anyone regardless of their religious backgrounds called Inayatiyya, with our guest Sarah Leila. Subscribe to the video on YouTube | Subscribe to the podcast via RSS | Subscribe to the podcast on […]
Jun 10, 2020
Talk Gnosis Art & the Esoteric w/ Alex Coma
NOTE: YOU MAY WANT TO WATCH ON YOUTUBE AS THE LAST HALF OF THE SHOW IS US SHOWING AND TALKING ABOUT ART ON THE SCREEN: speak to Montreal based visual artist Alex Coma about his esoterically inspired “spiritual landscapes” as well as the links between art and the mystic. PLUS, we show off a […]
Jun 10, 2020
Gnosticism & Temple Theology w/ Bishop Tim Mansfield
A secret lost tradition that lies behind all Western religion and mysticism?! Discover the secrets of Temple Theology and how it might explain Gnosticism with our guest Bishop Tim Mansfield! Check out our intro Temple Theology show with Bishop Tim: See how it might intersect with the Johannites as it’s mentioned in this presentation […]
May 01, 2020
Liberation, Social Justice, and Esotericism
Can esotericism be political? While many practitioners strongly believe that the practical application of esoteric teachings can make human beings more moral, loving, and kind, it often appears as though there is no connection between Western esotericism and social justice. In fact, many esoteric teachers and philosophies have been associated with right wing, or even […]
Dec 15, 2018
The Rape of Eve
In this episode we talk to Dr. Celene Lillie of the Westar Institute and the Jesus Seminar talks to us about some ancient Christian text that some might call Gnostic (though some don’t) and how they served to criticize Roman society, state power, and institutionalized sexual violence. Dr. Lillie’s book: Subscribe to the video on […]
Nov 07, 2018
Chaos in a World of Archons
Would you care for a side of chaos with your gnosis? Chaos magician and author Gordon White joins Father Tony and Rev. Subdeacon Jonathan for a discussion of chaos magic in the 21st century. Mr. White offers a fascinating look at this highly practical system of magic and a pointed discussion of Gnosticism. Bonus: Tune […]
Aug 31, 2018
Talk Gnosis: Practical Esotericism
How practical is your occultism? Author, historian of the Occult, and former publishing executive Mitch Horowitz, joins Father Tony and Rev. Mr. Jonathan to address just this question in our latest episode. Learn about New Thought, the left-hand path, and what our team really thinks of conspiracy theories in this fascinating discussion of modern American […]
Jul 19, 2018
Talk Gnosis Q&A Special 3…We Answer YOUR Questions!!
Many folks identify their religious journeys as quests, a word that shares in the etymology of “question.” So it’s not surprising that Talk Gnosis fans are such a curious lot. Periodically, we like to make a list of your questions and answer them in a special show. Please note: This show was taped before the […]
Jun 12, 2018
Marcion of Sinope
In this episode we’re joined by Dr. Glen Fairen once again, this time to discuss the enigmatic Marcion of Sinope. This was the guy who created the first Christian canon. Was he a Gnostic? Let’s find out! Subscribe to the video on YouTube | Subscribe to the podcast via RSS | Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes […]
Apr 15, 2017
The Dead Sea Scrolls
Dr. Glen Fairen of the University of Alberta joins us to discuss the Dead Sea Scrolls, who wrote them, who used them, what happened to them, and much more! Subscribe to the video on YouTube | Subscribe to the podcast via RSS | Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes | Subscribe to the podcast on Stitcher The opinions […]
Feb 28, 2017
God Reconsidered
Scott Smith ( joins us to discuss his new book, God Reconsidered. Scott makes a case for the rational and scientific exploration of the divine and supernatural phenomena. His experience with any different religious traditions places him in a unique position to approach this topic with a broad understanding. We talk about Ghosts, ESP, near […]
Dec 29, 2016
The Dark Side of Christmas
It wasn’t too long ago that Christmas was a dark and scary time. People told ghost stories by the fire, Krampus roamed the countryside, and you probably would have died. Benito Cereno of Comics Alliance ( joins us to talk about the spooky traditions of Christmas from around the world. Subscribe to the video on […]
Dec 21, 2016
About the Tarot and
Tina Gong ( shares her story of how she came to the tarot, how she uses the tarot as more than just a tool for divination, and her process for designing tarot decks. Subscribe to the video on YouTube | Subscribe to the podcast via RSS | Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes | Subscribe to the podcast […]
Dec 15, 2016
Inner Alchemy
Greg Kaminsky, host of the Occult of Personality Podcast ( joins us to talk about one of his favorite topics, inner alchemy. It’s not just about turning physical lead into gold, it’s about transmuting your base self into a higher spiritual being. Greg shares his methods and experience with us. Subscribe to the video on […]
Dec 15, 2016
Q&A Special
We answer some of your questions in this special episode of Talk Gnosis. Do you have questions? Post them in the comments! Subscribe to the video on YouTube | Subscribe to the podcast via RSS | Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes | Subscribe to the podcast on Stitcher The opinions expressed in this show do not necessarily […]
Nov 25, 2016
Personal Deification
For this next series of Talk Gnosis episodes we are joined once again by Dr. M. David Litwa, this time to discuss deification, divinization, and theosis. We loved this conversation and I hope you will too! Subscribe to the video on YouTube | Subscribe to the podcast via RSS | Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes | Subscribe […]
Nov 15, 2016
The Rosicrucians
We are joined by eminent Neoplatonic scholar and all-around cool guy Dr. Jeffrey S. Kupperman to talk about an enigmatic bit of esoteric history, the Rosicrucians. These fascinating people (or were they just a hoax?) had a profound impact on the world. We talk about who they might have been and how they influenced esoteric […]
Oct 18, 2016
The Gnosis of Gurdjieff Part 4
In our fourth and final conversation with Richard Hodges of the Gurdjieff Foundation, we pick up where we left off and talk about the Laws of Three and Seven and how they relate to the enneagram. We discuss sacred movement and dance as part of The Work, and the “conditions” of The Work as practiced […]
Sep 20, 2016
The Gnosis of Gurdjieff Part 3
Part three of four of our chat with Gurdjieff expert Richard Hodges leads us to some really strange concepts, like the Kundabuffer, Food for the Moon, and Gurdjieff seminal work: Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson. We also talk about the difference between symbols and metaphors, and we finish off with an explanation of the Law […]
Sep 13, 2016
The Gnosis of Gurdjieff Part 2
In part two of our conversation with Richard Hodges of the Gurdjieff Foundation, we talk about Gurdjieff’s teachings on the development of the soul and the many “I’s” that a person identifies with. We delve into some of the origins of Gurdjieff’s thought, and we explore the Gurdjieffian view of the body, the essence, and […]
Sep 06, 2016
The Gnosis of Gurdjieff Part 1
In this episode we are joined by Richard Hodges of the Gurdjieff Foundation to talk about 20th century Russian Mystic G. I. Gurdjieff. We discuss Gurdjieff’s background and his travels, his system, sometime called “The Work” or “The Fourth Way.” Gurdjieff taught many interesting and esoteric concepts, including that of “waking sleep,” which we go […]
Aug 30, 2016
Bodily Gnosis Part 4
The fourth and final part of our talk with Bishop Timothy Mansfield about bodily Gnosis delves into some esoteric anatomy and some spiritual practices that relate to it. Where do the emotions actually reside? How do we experience the emotions energetically? And we put to bed the discussion of reincarnation once and for all. Subscribe […]
Aug 23, 2016
Bodily Gnosis Part 3
Part 3 of 4 of our bodily Gnosis conversation with Bishop Timothy Mansfield crosses the thin barrier between psychology and spirituality, addressing the very real problem of spiritual materialism, or how people use the trappings of spirituality to stroke their egos. We give some suggestions for some spiritual practices you can do with the body […]
Aug 16, 2016
Talk Gnosis Update
Giving you an update on some of the changes we’re making to Talk Gnosis, in the hopes that we can improve the experience for you. For feedback and to volunteer to help tag our old content, email me at
Aug 11, 2016
Bodily Gnosis Part 2
Part 2 of 4 finds us once again with Bishop Timothy Mansfield of the Apostolic Johannite Church discussing some bodily Gnosis. How do awareness and meditation techniques apply to the body? How did a 17th century fringe Christian theology called Jansenism have a profound impact on the development of world religions? The body and the […]
Aug 09, 2016
Bodily Gnosis Part 1
In part one of our four part conversation about bodily Gnosis with Bishop Timothy Mansfield we compare the concepts of the body, the mind, the self, the brain, the heart, the soul, and the spirit. Phew! What a complex topic. We discuss these subjects through the lenses of Gnosticism, the kabbalah, and eastern religions. How […]
Aug 02, 2016
Meet the Host: Jonathan Stewart – Podcast
Rev. Mr. Jonathan Stewart has been the host of the show for a while now, but we’ve never really heard his story. Well in this episode we remedy this and talk to Jonathan about his story, his views on Gnosticism and Buddhism, and his spiritual practices. Subscribe to the video on YouTube | Subscribe to the […]
Jul 26, 2016
The Gospel of Mary Part 3
We finish up our discussion with Clark Aitkins about the Gospel of Mary with some thoughts on the nature of sin and the passions, what the Greek philosophers thought of the early Christians and Gnostics, and how we can apply the lessons of the Gospel of Mary to our lives. Subscribe to the video on […]
Jul 19, 2016
The Gospel of Mary Part 2
Our conversation with Clark Aitkins continues, and the Gospel of Mary just gets more and more interesting. What instructions does the Gospel give? Is this a feminist document? Can we have a soul ascent as modern Gnostics? How does this document relate to Jewish mysticism? How doe the ancient view of the afterlife affect the […]
Jul 12, 2016
Gospel of Mary Part 1
Clark Aitkins of the Johannite Church joins us to share his expertise as a recent graduate of Harvard with a Graduate Degree in New Testament and Christianity, where he studied with the renowned Gnostic scholar Dr. Karen King. Clark loves the Gospel of Mary and spent a lot of time at Harvard studying it. In […]
Jul 05, 2016
Heavy Dose of Gnosticism
The history of Martinism is fascinating. Honestly. It’s all tied up in the French Revolution, the Gnostic and occult revivals of the late 1800s, WWII, and more. We talk with Bishop William Behun about this history, and we talk a bit about what Martinists actually do. Johannite Church website: Mar Thomas on Facebook: […]
Jul 01, 2016
Religious Geniuses and Heretics
The author of The Refutation of All Heresies, and other early Christian writers were very keen to let everyone know how their view of Christianity was the right one. In this episode we continue our conversation with Dr. David Litwa about the heresiologists. We talk about the interesting fact that they were all pretty much accused […]
Jun 24, 2016
Talk Gnosis Special Report
A recent set of reports in the Atlantic sheds new light on the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife fragment, brought to the attention of the world in 2012 by renowned scholar Dr. Karen King of Harvard. Turns out the guy who owns it could very possibly have the skills to forge it. The investigation by Ariel […]
Jun 18, 2016
Genesis Fan Fiction
The classical Gnostics certainly took a lot from Judaism at the beginning of its development. From the re-imagining of the Jewish creation story to ritual practices, Gnosticism owes a great debt to Judaism. However, there is also a legacy of antisemitism in Gnosticism and Christianity in general which we can’t ignore. We talk about the […]
Jun 17, 2016
Zosimos the Awesomos
Pedro F. Joins us once again to talk about the Corpus Hermeticum, the foundation documents of the western mystery tradition. We talk about common themes of the Corpus, ascent visions, the nature of divinity, and much more! The Hermetic Foundation: Subscribe to the podcast via RSS | Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes | Subscribe to the […]
Jun 10, 2016
The Gospel of the Karate Kid
In this episode, Deacon* John DiGilio Shares his experience as a Buddhist practitioner and a Gnostic to enlighten us about Enlightenment. He tells us how he views the purpose of Gnosticism as related to Buddhism, how each tradition views the soul, and some of the practices that are useful for people on either path. Subscribe […]
May 31, 2016
Gnostic House of Cards
Dr. André Gagné of Concordia University gives us some really neat new ways of reading the Gospel of Thomas, and we also chat about the communities that used the text, and lots more. Dr. Gagné on Twitter: Website: Inquisitive Minds Podcast on Twitter: Subscribe to the podcast via RSS | Subscribe to the podcast […]
May 17, 2016
Swedenborg’s Heaven and Hell
Curtis Childs of the Swedenborg foundation continues to chat with us about the visionary experiences of Emanuel Swedenborg, including his views of heaven and hell, spirits, angels, and demons. We also talk about the legacy of Swedenborg and the various traditions that spring from his writings. Curtis’ links: Website: YouTube Channel: Facebook: […]
May 04, 2016
Spiritual Temples – The Liberal Catholic Church
In this episode we are joined by Fr. Douglas Bess of St. Alban’s LCC to discuss the spiritual energies at work in the Liberal Catholic Church’s Eucharist Service, the history of the LCC, Theosophy’s connection to the LCC, and some of the interesting and influential Liberal Catholics. Fr. Bess’ Links: Support us […]
Apr 22, 2016
Esoteric Islam
Khalil Andani continues to teach us about esoteric Islam, the role of the Imam in Isma’ili tradition, and some Isma’ili history. Support us on Patreon and you can watch this podcast as a video! Subscribe to the podcast via RSS | Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes | Subscribe to the podcast on Stitcher Or download the […]
Apr 15, 2016
Jesus Facepalmed
James McGrath of Butler University joins us once again to explain how scholars deal with the figure of Jesus. Is there a vast international conspiracy to convince you that Jesus was a real person? Well, not really. It’s a game of probabilities. Scholars say that, given the evidence we have, it’s more likely than not […]
Apr 08, 2016
Paul’s Gnostic Legacy
Dr. Michael Kaler of the University of Toronto has a really great handle on the writings of Paul, and we were really lucky to receive the benefit of his expertise. Paul never met Jesus, but he sure had a lot to say about him. We discuss the context of Paul’s writings, Simon Magus as Paul, […]
Mar 31, 2016
Astrological Bondage
Bishop Tim Mansfield joins Father Tony to discuss the importance of spiritual practice and self knowledge in Gnosticism. Support us on Patreon and you can watch this podcast as a video! Subscribe to the podcast via RSS | Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes | Subscribe to the podcast on Stitcher Or download the podcast by right […]
Mar 19, 2016
Real Reproductive Organs
Dr. Michael Estell of the OTO and EGC talks to us about Thelema, Aleister Crowley, the Gnostic Mass, sex magic, and more! US OTO Grand Lodge: Support us on Patreon and you can watch this podcast as a video! Subscribe to the podcast via RSS | Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes | Subscribe to the […]
Mar 11, 2016
Happy House Elves
Deacon Michael Strojan is our guest for this episode, and he talks to us about the middle period of Christian magical practices. We cover witchcraft, necromancy, Hermeticism, alchemy, and more. Support us on Patreon and you can watch this podcast as a video! Subscribe to the podcast via RSS | Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes […]
Mar 04, 2016
Weird Science
Msgr. Jordan Stratford talks to us about alchemy and its relationship to Gnosticism. Whether laboratory alchemy or inner alchemy, there’s something we can learn and apply to our spiritual journeys. Support us on Patreon and you can watch this podcast as a video! Subscribe to the podcast via RSS | Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes […]
Feb 28, 2016
Raiders of the Lost Temple
Bishop Timothy Mansfield continues down the rabbit hole of Temple Theology. He blows Fr. Tony’s mind a bit, so you’ll probably want to check it out. Support us on Patreon and you can watch this podcast as a video! Subscribe to the podcast via RSS | Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes | Subscribe to the podcast […]
Feb 21, 2016
Snake in the Grass
In the continuation of our interesting conversation with Arthur Goldwag, conspiracy theory researcher, we discuss the origins of conspiracy theories, among other things. I’ll give you a hint, it’s probably aliens. We have such a great time, in fact, we go a little long. Bonus free podcast minutes! Arthur’s website: Support us on Patreon […]
Feb 15, 2016
All the Bugs (and the Cathars)
Boy howdy did we have a ton of technical issues with this episode, however, we made it through and had a wonderful conversation with the illustrious Andrew Phillip Smith about the Cathars, his new book (The Lost Teachings of the Cathars), the new edition of the definitive history of the Gnostics, now called The Secret […]
Feb 08, 2016
Exploring the Matrix and the Mandaeans
We chat with Dr. James McGrath about the Mandaeans, their magic bowls, The Matrix, Doctor Who, and even more! Dr. McGrath’s links: Support us on Patreon and you can watch this podcast as a video! Subscribe to the podcast via RSS | Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes | Subscribe to the podcast on Stitcher […]
Jan 31, 2016
Stop Agreeing With Me!
The Manicheans were a very successful and influential Gnostic sect, and we continue our conversation about them with Dr. Timothy Pettipiece. We spend some time talking about their influences and why they aren’t as big in popular culture as Gnosticism. The answer might surprise you. Tim on Subscribe to the podcast via RSS | Subscribe […]
Jan 28, 2016
Taking a Trip With the Wise Men
A lost sect of drug-taking mystical Christians who used ‘shrooms to see Christ? UFO cultists finding proof of their beliefs in ancient texts? Shapeshifting transformer Jesus? Christmas? All of this and more in our discussion on the Revelation of the Magi, an ancient text which retells the journey of the wise men to visit baby […]
Dec 30, 2015
Jesus the Necromancer
There are lots of interesting stories about Jesus both in the canonical Bible and in the extra-canonical sources. Some of these involve Jesus doing some things that looks suspiciously like magic, sorcery, and necromancy. We’ll explore some of those stories in this episode. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS | Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes […]
Dec 21, 2015
The Slapstick Gospel
We go into some detail about the varying stories of Jesus in India, plus we talk about the actual spread of Christianity to India and what that might have meant for the myth. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS | Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes | Subscribe to the podcast on Stitcher Or download the podcast […]
Dec 04, 2015
Meet the Angels
We continue our conversation with Monsignor Scott Rassbach about the angels of the Shem ha-Mephorash. He tells us a bit about his experiences, and he lets us know how you can get started with angels if you are so inclined. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS | Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes | Subscribe to the podcast on Stitcher […]
Nov 18, 2015
Horrifying Vegetable Zombies
Seriously horrifying carved turnips are a great subject for a podcast right? No? Okay how about horror movies? Boy do we have opinions about horror movies. Many of them have fun gnostic interpretations. We chat about a bunch of them with horror movie aficionado and blogger Deacon John DiGilio. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS […]
Oct 31, 2015
Your mamma’s so fat…
Among the theological geekery, we take all the tangents in this episode. We talk about seeking and seeing, the light within, and lots of silly off-topic stuff too. Subscribe to the podcast via RSS | Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes | Subscribe to the podcast on Stitcher Or download the podcast by right clicking and saving […]
Oct 21, 2015
The Wisdom Tradition
Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault joins us for a beautiful discussion of the wisdom tradition in Christianity, Gnosticism, and beyond. We discuss the hidden wisdom in the canonical Bible, the Gnostic scriptures, and, most importantly, contemplative practice. What she says about meditation in the modern world will change your view of the practice. Programming note, we’re going […]
Sep 02, 2015
Your Own Personal Jesus
“The Jesus Myth Theory,” the idea that there was never a historical Jesus of Nazareth and his story is constructed from legends and myths is having its time in the sun right now. Popular among many atheists, it’s a viral idea sweeping around the ‘net. But, could such an idea be embraced by the religious? […]
May 11, 2015
Kabbalah, Old and New
The Jewish Kabbalah has a long history, full of introspection and innovation.  Dr. Sanford Drob joins the Talk Gnosis crew to discuss Issac Luria and his school of Kabbalah, as well as some modern interpretations based on Dr. Drob’s own work and study.
Apr 12, 2015
We talk with author Tim Freke about science and spirituality, the mythology of Jesus, and BIG LOVE! Or download the podcast by right clicking and saving this link: Talk Gnosis After Dark #50
Apr 06, 2015
Secret Gospels, Gay Jesus, Jesus’ Wife, & Pinocchio
We continue our discussion on the Secret Gospel of Mark with Dr. Tony Burke of York University. This mysterious text has been used by some to “prove” that Jesus was gay while others claim it’s a forgery. We come at it from all angles, but Secret Mark is not all we talk about in this episode of our […]
Mar 29, 2015
Enlightened Sage or Fat-Headed Egoist?
Deacon John DiGilio has a background in both Gnosticism and Eastern traditions so he’s the perfect guest for us to ask about the criticism that Buddhism and Gnosticism is too self-centered. Here on After Dark the Bishops continue our Gnarcissism episode, with the addition of Father Tony, and get deeper into the effects of individual spiritual practices, […]
Mar 16, 2015
Ride this Chariot to the Stars
We love to jaw about the Gospel of Thomas, and in this After Dark Bishops Lainie and Ken, plus Father Tony, are joined by Bishop Lewis Keizer for a new perspective on the GoT. Bishop Lewis Keizer’s research has shown him that Jesus of Nazareth was originally a wisdom teacher of secret mystical knowledge in […]
Mar 08, 2015
Angelic Hangouts
Frater Aschen Chassan is a practicing occultist and grimoiric traditionalist who has been involved in traditional forms of Western ceremonial magic for over fourteen years. He joined us on Talk Gnosis to discuss working with angels and he stuck around to keep the conversation going for this edition of our After Dark podcast. As the […]
Mar 02, 2015
Getting Divine With Seth
The religious geniuses who created the imaginative Sethian Gnostic texts composed wild myths that incorporated the heights of Greek philosophy, the power of Christian mysticism, and Judaism’s poetic lyricism. Scholarship is revealing more and more about their origins and beliefs and Dr. Dylan Burns’ new book Apocalypse of the Alien God: Platonism and the Exile of Sethian Gnosticism […]
Feb 24, 2015
A Real Trip Through Lent
Lent is a time for growth. On this Talk Gnosis After Dark hosts Bishop Lainie and Bishop Ken are joined by our director Father Tony for a real trip through Lent. We cover a universe of subjects all while relating back to how you can use the Lenten season to advance further on the spiritual path. […]
Feb 16, 2015
Waking Up to the Cosmos with Meditation
Don’t just do something…sit there. It’s time to pull out the meditation cushion and plop yourself down and get meditating, whatever your style might be. Centering prayer, mantra meditation, the bodyscan, there are so many techniques and so many methods, and we come at them from the Gnostic perspective. Bishop Tim Mansfield and Father Tony join […]
Feb 09, 2015
Following the Trail of Gnosis
The beauty of the Gospel of Thomas is the layers and levels of meaning packed into every saying. On Talk Gnosis After Dark #41 we investigate Logion 23: Jesus says: “I will choose you, one from a thousand and two from ten thousand, and those whom I have chosen will be lifted up, being one!” This […]
Feb 02, 2015
The Return of the Gnostics
Gnosticism exploded back onto the scene of the world in a big way in France’s Golden Age at the end of the 1800s. Here in Talk Gnosis After Dark #40 Bishop Lainie, Father Tony, and Brother Jonathan talk about the 19th century Gnostic Restoration of Jules Doinel…..aaaand that’s not all! They tackle the role of art and […]
Jan 28, 2015
The Super Gnostic Heroes of Comic Books
Writer and director Jason Mehmel leads the Talk Gnosis After Dark crew on an epic adventure through the super-gnosis of comic books. Gnosticism is all through your favorite graphic novels, from the recent experimental occult comics of Alan Moore to the 1970’s superhero epics of Jack Kirby.  This episode goes through all the Gnostic secrets […]
Jan 20, 2015
Making the Above Like the Below
We have a very special guest in the Rev. Shawna Atteberry for our After Dark podcast on the Gospel of Thomas’ Saying 22.  She helps unpack the mysteries of GoT with Bishops Lainie and Ken and our director Father Tony. You’ve got to check out our free-ranging discussion that goes everywhere from the gender politics of […]
Jan 05, 2015
A Very Merry Gnostic Christmas
We celebrate the season by examining the many Gnostic perspectives of who Jesus and the Christ are. Man, God, or Myth? Or maybe all three of these things? Get into it in this freewheeling conversation with the whole Talk Gnosis crew of Bishop Lainie, Bishop Ken, Father Tony, and Bro. Jonathan. Or download the podcast by […]
Dec 22, 2014
Batman. Enlightenment. Compassion. The Occult. Porn.
Here on Talk Gnosis After Dark our hosts Bishop Lainie and Bishop Ken, and our director Father Tony, often have free ranging conversations that go through all the levels of creation. In this episode with Conner Habib (adult performer, activist, esotericist, writer…wow what a resume) we really fly through the cosmos and cover a lot […]
Dec 15, 2014
“The Little Office of the Blessed Sophia” & Gnostic Devotions
For this special edition of Talk Gnosis After Dark we’re speaking to Deacon Erik Winsor about his new book for Gnostics everywhere to use in their spiritual lives The Little Office of the Blessed Sophia. Join Deacon Winsor, as well as our hosts Bishops Lainie and Ken and our director Father Tony, as we talk about […]
Dec 09, 2014
The Secrets in Secret John
In Talk Gnosis After Dark 33 we explore the mind of the cosmos, the psychology of God, and the minds of all of humanity with the Book of Secret John as our guide. Join the trip with our hosts Bishop Lainie and Bishop Ken, and their guests Bishop Tim Mansfield and Father Tony, as we talk about […]
Nov 24, 2014
Angry Sky Wizard is Peeved at You
Overcome the destructive creator of this world with one easy trick! Find out how in our After Dark podcast with Bishops Lainie and Ken and special guests Father Tony and Jonathan Stewart.  We discuss many topics such as: how becoming more aware and awake can change EVERYTHING,  the reality and unreality of an angry sky wizard, and peeling off the symbolic […]
Nov 17, 2014
The Mysteries of Love
The many mysteries of love are examined in our Talk Gnosis After Dark  podcast. Divine love, mystical love, the love of our fellow humans, romantic love, you name it and we chat about it and what it means in relationship to Gnosticism. Our hosts Bishop Lainie and Bishop Ken are joined by our director Father […]
Nov 11, 2014
For All Our Listeners Both Living & Dead
Talk Gnosis After Dark gets spooky for our Halloween edition! A must listen at any time of the year as our hosts, Bishop Lainie and Bishop Ken, are joined by Deacon Michael Strojan and our director Father Anthony Silvia to talk death, life, the afterlife, and what it all means from a Gnostic perspective. Header Image: […]
Nov 03, 2014
Get Those Naked People Out of My Field
We continue plunging the depths of the Gospel of Thomas but after dark in this continuation of our discussion on Logion 21. Naked people running through fields is discussed, but fear not, we keep everything rated G for family listening.
Oct 24, 2014
Big Silly Hats
This episode features a continuation of the discussion of logia 19 & 20 from the Gospel of Thomas.
Oct 15, 2014
12 Step Gnostic Fight Club
Being a Gnostic all alone can be tough, but being a Gnostic in a group can have its challenges as well. As with all things in life, there are pros and cons. We talk about those, get a little serious, and have a little fun. It’s an emotional rollercoaster of an hour, and we think […]
Oct 08, 2014
Left Hand Tantra
The Talk Gnosis crew is joined by Bishop Craig Williams, whose new book, Cave of the Numinous, delves into Gnosticism, yoga, tantra, the left hand path, and more.
Oct 02, 2014
It’s In The Cards
In this episode our Talk Gnosis crew really get into it about the role divination can play in your spiritual practice. They also discuss the difficult questions of the role of fate in the Gnostic system.
Sep 23, 2014
Power to the People!
Tonight the Talk Gnosis crew is joined by Chris Rooney, who shares his experience with the Catholic Workers movement, along with other protest experience. We talk about the role that Gnostics can play in rendering care and assistance to our fellow people.
Sep 11, 2014
Robocop is the Black Pope
In this episode, Bishop William Behun joins the Talk Gnosis crew to talk about the 17th & 18th logia of the Gospel of Thomas.
Sep 04, 2014
Your God is Too Small
In this fascinating episode we discuss the dangers of spiritual bypassing, and some mental health issue that can arise alongside esoteric spiritual practice.
Aug 31, 2014
Learning to Walk
I (Fr. Tony) messed up the audio for the video show, so this podcast covers all of that and more. The topic is the Gospel of Thomas logion 16: (16) Jesus said: Perhaps men think that I am come to cast peace upon the world; and they do not know that I am come to […]
Aug 27, 2014
Sweet Thunderbird
The Talk Gnosis crew continues the discussion of the 15th logion of the Gospel of Thomas. We talk about the secret chiefs, various “heresies” and even more.
Aug 20, 2014
Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fhtagn!
Our terrified hosts stare into the maw of madness with Scott Jones, author of “When The Stars Are Right: Towards An Authentic R’lyehian Spirituality ” as they discuss the mythos of H. P. Lovecraft and what that might look like if it was developed into a fully functioning spirituality.
Aug 13, 2014
Juicy Gnosticism
In this episode the Talk Gnosis crew continues their discussion of the 14th logion of the Gospel of Thomas with special guest Deacon John DiGilio of the Johannite Church.
Jul 28, 2014
Hickory Dickory Dock…
Tonight we are joined by Rev. Shawna R. B. Atteberry to discuss some of the reasons why many women are disillusioned by mainstream religion, and why they are leaving for alternative faiths.
Jul 12, 2014
You Just Can’t Eff It
In this episode the Talk Gnosis crew is joined by Deacon John DiGilio of the AJC to talk about the Gospel of Thomas logion 13.
Jul 12, 2014
Ordination for the Next Lifetime
The Talk Gnosis crew continues our conversation with Bishop John Plummer about the independent sacramental movement.
Jul 03, 2014
The Gnostic Episcopalian
The Talk Gnosis Crew talks with David Adkins about being a Gnostic outside of an established Gnostic tradition. David attends an Episcopal church on a regular basis, and we talk about how that experience affects his Gnostic spirituality. Find David on Facebook:
Jun 26, 2014
Stop Shaving Your Head
The Talk Gnosis crew discusses family, spiritual authority, and the shaving of heads on this very special episode of Talk Gnosis After Dark.
Jun 21, 2014
The Responsibilities of an Initiate
Matthew Backus joins the Talk Gnosis crew to talk about the responsibilities of an initiate. The video part of this interview was lost due to idiocy, sorry about that.
Jun 14, 2014
You Can Call Me Miss Cleo
The Talk Gnosis crew discusses the 11th logion of the Gospel of Thomas, the incompleteness of the Gnostic scriptures, Gnostic cosmology, and ascent vision magic.
Jun 09, 2014
Too Many Cats!
The Talk Gnosis crew continues their discussion with Ame Kesa Morghan on our attachment to objects, both specific and in general. We also talk about materialism and it’s relationship to Gnosticism and the world.
May 31, 2014
Audio Archons and Our Favorite Books
We could talk about books all day. In fact, there are days that we do just that. This is only an hour, but we talk about some really terrific books covering Gnosticism and esoterica. There’s some  audio interference at about the 11 minute mark, and it gets really bad about 12 minutes in. Sorry. Technology […]
May 16, 2014
Campus Crusade for Sophia
In this episode we talk about the challenges of starting a Gnostic community, both in a college setting and more generally.
May 09, 2014
wow. many archons
Msgr. Scott Rassbach joins the Talk Gnosis crew to talk about the archons. We also talk about the Jesus’s Wife fragment again, because news.
May 01, 2014
Don’t Drive Angry
Jonathan Stewart joins the Talk Gnosis crew to talk about the Gnostic themes in the movie “Groundhog Day”
Apr 24, 2014
Have a round of meh, on the house
Deacon John DiGilio joins the Talk Gnosis crew once again, this time to discuss the “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife” fragment that has recently been found to be authentically old. Why don’t we care very much? We’ll explain our apathy in this podcast.
Apr 17, 2014
Think Before You Post
The conversation about critical thinking continues as the Talk Gnosis crew discusses objectivity and subjectivity when it comes to Gnosis. Also, spend at least 45 seconds Googling something before you post “facts” on social media.
Apr 10, 2014
A Mitre Covers a Multitude of Sins
The Talk Gnosis crew chats about Gnostic elitism and takes a vast and meandering detour onto the state of the independent church movement.
Apr 03, 2014
Praying With the Lobsters
The Talk Gnosis crew is joined by Bishop William Behun and Deacon John DiGilio, both of the Apostolic Johannite Church, to continue the discussion of prayer. We talk about different methods of prayer, who exactly it might be that we’re praying to, and give some tips on how to start praying more regularly.
Mar 27, 2014
Agreeing to Disagree
The Talk Gnosis crew discusses some topics that they didn’t have time to cover in the video show, including: The source of scripture Gnostic fundamentalism The discovery of the Nag Hammadi Library the “so-called” Gnostic Scriptures Reconstructionist traditions Watch the video part:
Mar 21, 2014