Western esotericism — Western esotericism is a scholarly term for a wide range of loosely related ideas and movements which have developed within Western society.
Established in America inThe Gnostic Society is dedicated to advancing the study, understanding, and individual experience of Gnosis. Hoeller and The Gnostic Society Coming to visit us? Parking is on the street around the facility, and it is advised that you come a bit early to find street parking, which improves as you go north past our address.
Map and Directions This is a location we have used on various occasions for many decades, and we are very pleased to now permanently return our activities to this beautiful and historic location. Come and join us!
Unless otherwise noted, these programs are held every Friday evening at 8: Lectures are free and open to the public donations are appreciated. Refreshments are offered following the lecture. Further information is available by calling Take a look -- visit the online catalog! Many titles are available for free download at the BC Recordings website.
This page lists the current lecture series, with a view back through An archival list of lectures through is also provided.
For information about purchase and download of past lectures presented at the Gnostic Society, go to BC Recordings, an audio publishing effort advancing the work of Dr. It is increasingly evident that Western Culture has reached a time of crisis in its history.
Gnostics recognize that such difficult times originate in spiritual causes. If these causes are recognized, the damage they have wrought may be repaired. Recently a pioneering book by Australian scholar James Boyce "Born Bad", has completed the analysis begun by Elaine Pagels "Adam, Eve and the Serpent" and shown that the West suffers from a sick theology of "original sin" which current Gnostic insight could successfully undo and deconstruct.
Come and hear the Gnostic view of these important issues.
How the West was Lost; How it may be Regained: A more and more secular culture suffers from religious falsehoods. What are they like and how may we discard them? A Sense of Sin; Original and other and its Undoing: Dismantling the foundation of the damage caused by Augustine, Calvin, Knox, Marx and their progeny.
The Shadow of Genesis: Humanity has suffered for two millennia from the "Genesis curse". Gnostic Gospels have shown us a helpful alternative to Original Sin, the Hex of Sex and other wrong-headed religious indoctrination.To his blood and to his heart he says, "Do not fear to kill a dead man." Then he strikes the head, shattering the ice.
Mo´s form becomes motionless; Ho opens the ice of the serac and enters his brother´s form like a sword fitted into its sheath, a foot into its imprint.
During this time, he hooked up with the Serbian ‘rascal guru’ Dimitrije Mitrinović — a follower of the Armenian spiritual teacher GI Gurdjieff and the Russian esotericist PD Ouspensky — who became a major influence on his thinking. Exposing the highly dysfunctional cult leader Osho Rajneesh, based on reports and assessments by Christopher Calder, James Gordon, and others.
Thomas Merton OCSO (January 31, – December 10, ) was an American Trappist monk, writer, theologian, mystic, poet, social activist, and scholar of comparative ashio-midori.com May 26, , he was ordained to the priesthood and given the name Father Louis..
Merton wrote more than 70 books, mostly on spirituality, social justice and a quiet pacifism, as well as scores of essays and reviews. RESPECTED HISTORIAN RALF GEORG REUTH ARGUES THAT HITLER may have had a ‘real’ reason to hate the Jews.
Noted for his breadth of knowledge on World Wars I and II and its prominent figures, German historian Reuth has enjoyed much acclaim for his numerous books covering the World Wars era.
Drawing. Teachings of Gurdjieff: a Pupil's Journal by C. S. Nott, Georgi Ivanovitch Gurdjieff — The Man, The Teaching, His Mission by William Patrick Patterson () explored the relationship between deference and demeanor in his essay The Nature of Deference and Demeanor, according to Goffman, a person with a poor demeanor will be held.