13411The Gospel of Mary with Karen King this Week on CCG!!!
- Feb 9, 2008The Gospel of Mary Magdalene. It is the only extant Gnostic Scripture
we have with a woman's name on it and giving her a true centerpiece.
The Gospel of Mary gives us insights into the importance of Mary
Magdalene as the main Apostle, the consort of the Logos, and a Marian
movement in the early days of Christianity that revered women's
importance. In addition, our guest grants us her views on other
Gnostic works like the Gospel of Judas and The Secret Book of John.
And she explains why Gnosticism is an outdated term that serves no
purpose in our modern idiom.
Astral GuestKaren King, author of `The Gospel of Mary Magdala: Jesus
and the First Woman Disciple', `What is Gnosticism' & `Reading Judas:
The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity'.
--The history of how this important document was discovered.
--Understanding the inner and outer message of the Gospel of Mary
--How this Scripture represented an early Christian schism as well as
a Marian cult following.
--Gnosticism: Outdated term about a bunch of dead weird Christians
that should be replaced with the more politically correct `Alternative
--How the view that the Gnostics didn't believe in a fleshy Jesus is
mostly a fable (whatever). Yet the radical way they interpreted the
crucifixion of the Christ.
--Karen King discusses her research on `The Secret Book of John' and
`The Gospel of Judas' including allegations her scholarship was
erroneous along with National Geographic.
And much more! There's just something about Mary.
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Our rebroadcast this week is `CCG #22Gnosis in Music'. Our guest was
Brian Joseph, author of `The Gift of Gabe'.
Myth and poetry are the inner, secret languages of gnosis. But when
myth becomes mythmaking and poetry becomes song, we know this
phenomenon as rock and roll. We take an intimate peek at the various
rock shamans that influenced modern culture and spirituality. Did
these visionaries tap into the Divine, were they just high as kites,
and is there really a difference? And what would happen if the world
didn't have rhetorical questions?
--Brian talks about 'The Gift of Gabe': a work of 'fiction' in the
same vein of 'Illusions' or 'The Celestine Prophecy', but also a deep,
scholarly safari into several esoteric schools and the mystifying
power that music has in unifying human beings. From Plato, Rumi,
William Blake, Alan Watts, all the way to Sting, just to name a few.
--A poignant look into the intention and meaning of some of the
greatest songs that we have taken for granted, including 'Yellow
Submarine', 'Purple Haze', 'Message In a Bottle' and many more.
--An even deeper look into the enigmatic message of Jimi Hendrix, John
Lennon, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, The Police and many more. --The first
rock star in history is arguably Orpheus. Beyond his legendary
strumming, the teachings of Orpheus influenced all the great Greek
thinkers of antiquity, such as Pythagoras and Plato, and Western
Civilization itself. And without MTV or Youtube!
--We've all assumed that most good pop music is about 'silly love
songs'. But could we be missing the mark and, like the Sufis and The
Troubadours, that many of the great modern songs of our days are just
cries to The Divine?
--Was the rock revolution of the sixties merely part of a higher
shifting of human consciousness, as predicted by Aldous Huxley and
other inordinate thinkers of the early 20th Century?
--Brian's views on the Universal Mind, speaking in tongues, and other