Biblical Exegesis

The Megas Aeon Podcast #14 – James From Pandira’s Box & Unconquerable Gnosis

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Welcome to Season 2 of the Megas Aeon Podcast #14! In this episode, I interview James from Pandiras Box and former co-host of Aeon Arcanum. We cover everything from Mithra, the Apollo Cult on Vatican Hill (The Roman Catholic Church), Constantine, the competing Orthodox and Gnostic Christologies, Anatoly Fomenko and the white-washing of history, Jerusalem and the State of Israel, the curious case of Simon the Magician, the Gospel of Judas, and much, much more! […]

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Marcion and Empedocles: The Gnosis of Love and Discord

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The Church Father and Pope Hippolytus in Refutations of All Heresies (1.3) writes about the pre-Socratic and Orphic philosopher Empedocles: But Empedocles, born after these, advanced likewise many statements respecting the nature of demons, to the effect that, being very numerous, they pass their time in managing earthly concerns. This person affirmed the originating principle of the universe to be discord and friendship, and that the intelligible fire of the monad is the Deity, and […]

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False Gods, Divine Charlatans and Those Pesky Gnostics

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“Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not  believe it. For false Christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and  wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand. Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look,  He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it” (Matthew 24:23-26). Wonder-workers, […]

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The Great Declaration: A Commentary (Part 4)

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My ultimate contention is that Simon Magus is Chrestus and Simon identifies himself with the Logos and the Samaritan Messiah. While some believe this is a misspelling of Christos (it is not so) Chrestus and his followers and Peter and his followers were at odds as illustrated in part’s 2 and 3. Literature like the Clementines, although summarily dismissed by many scholars a pseudo works (pretended to be the actual words of Pope Clement) and place […]

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Forbidden Fruit in the Midst of the Garden (Part 4)

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In Part 3, we discovered that the two trees being the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge were seen as living symbols for the Gnostics’ cosmology being the Aeons in the Pleroma and the veil or Platonic (X) or limit that separates it from the deficiency or hysterema of the material world, marked of illusion and imperfection, time and flux. It is therefore useless to identify with the physical symbol of a cross as it is […]

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The Great Declaration: A Commentary (Part 2)

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In Part 1, we explored a few shared traits between Simon Magus and the Johannite Jesus. We also explored Simon’s cosmology and how it is rooted in a divine Fire similar to the Orphic Phanes and the cosmological doctrines of Heraclitus and the Stoics. Simonian cosmology also has a deep connection with the doctrines of the Sethians and Valentinians, considering the many similarities between Helena with the fallen Wisdom Mother figure, Sophia Achamoth and even […]