13511The Gnostic Gospel of John this Weekend on Aeon Byte!!!
- Feb 27, 2009Although found in the Canonical Bible and a favorite to quote by
fundamentalists, the truth is that the Gospel of John is galaxies
apart from the Orthodox worldview. Its origins germinate from an
esoteric community heavily influenced by Jewish Mysticism, Hermeticism
and Mystery School ideas. Its message is heavily Gnostic; and it was
the Gnostics who first revered and brought it to the attention of
Christianity (who later usurped and corrupted it). We unlock The
Gospel of John's origins, kernel themes, arcane meaning and many of
its secrets that have nothing to do with faith but the direct
communion with the Divine. Lastly, we understand the symbiotic
relationship and connection between the Gospel of John and the Gospel
Astral Guest-- April De Conick, author of 'Voices of the Mystics',
'The Thirteenth Apostle' & 'Recovering the Gospel of Thomas'.
--Understanding the Johannite Community that produced the Gospel of
Johnits location, theological origins, practices and what other
Christian, Jewish and Gnostic groups they just plain didn't like.
--How the unique mysticism of the Gospel of John differs from other
esoteric Jews and Christians of the day, including the mysterious
concept of `Faith Mysticism'.
--Understanding the influence of that Pagan Mystery Schools,
proto-Kabbalah and proto-Gnosticism on the Gospel of John.
--Revealing that, when reading between the lines, the Gospel of John
is the precursor of a tectonic, tense splitting of two groups that
would be later known respectively as Catholics and Valentinians.
--Uncovering the Gnostic Spirit in the Gospel of John, including the
presence of the Demiurge, the fall of the soul into matter, Sophia,
Gnosis, Pauline mysticism and other concepts.
--The relationship and rivalry of the Johannite Community and the
Thomasite Community, and how each of their gospels influenced the
--Various theories on the real identity of the Beloved Disciple, the
Paraclete and other characters of the Gospel of Juan.
And much more!!!