Gnosis

The Megas Aeon Podcast #4 – Kyle Burris – Melek Taus, the Yezidis & Gnosis

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In this episode, I interview a fellow researcher, Kyle Burris, who is well acquainted with the enigmatic angelic figure of Melek Taus of the mysterious Yezidi people in Iraq. We discuss who Melek Taus is, his connection with the God of Israel Yahweh, Lucifer, Jesus Christ, Hindu Devas, the Enochian Watchers, Zoroastrianism, Sufi Islam, the ancient Sumerians and Aleister Crowley. We also discuss some of the Gnostic sounding doctrines of the Yezidis as well as […]

Biblical Exegesis

Biblical Exegesis: Nicodemus’ Mistake

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“Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him: Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do, unless God is with him” (John 3:1-2). The phrase “A ruler of the Jews” indicates that Nicodemus symbolized an àrchön, which is the exact word used in the Greek […]

Gnosis

Forbidden Fruit in the Midst of the Garden (Part 1)

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It is you who are the tree of knowledge, which is in Paradise, from which the first man ate and which opened his mind; and he loved his female counterpart and condemned the other, alien likenesses and loathed them. – On the Origin of the World. At the very beginning of the Bible and the Torah, we are presented with the idea of the origins of mankind in the Primordial Garden of Eden that we first […]

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The Stranger’s Battle Cry: Reloaded

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(This article was also published on the former Palm Tree Garden, under the same alias as “AeonEye”.) In the first installment of my article, “The Stranger’s Battle Cry,” I explored in great detail one particular excerpt from The Second Treatise of the Great Seth, in which Christ himself is seen as both a revealer of salvific knowledge to the spiritual regents that are the Gnostics, and a judge of the self-professed and false “Christians” who […]

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The Chimera Androgyne: The Esoteric Mystique of Baphomet and Abraxas (Part 2)

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Part II. Abraxas The ancient image of the Mithraic lion-headed serpent is first found at the start of the Christian-era who is sometimes depicted as crowned or surrounded by a halo or streaming rays indicating its inherent solar and magical nature. This image is called a Khnoubis or Chnoubis, carved on old gems and amulets. Hebraic names such as “IAO”, “Adonai”, “Sabaoth” and the Gnostic corruption of “Ialdaboath” are also found on these gems for superstitious purposes. Chnoubis was […]