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November 6, 2009

This is the second of eight lectures recorded last spring for a Maybe Logic Academy course called Gnosis Now! I will now continue my so far failed attempt to post one a week for the next eight weeks, along with the readings for the week.

The first few recordings are kinda crappy; they improve by week three but the completist in me urged posting nonetheless.


• Excerpts from “The Gospel of Philip” in The Gnostic Bible, p. 257 (the brief sections called “Names,” “Rulers,” “Jesus Tricked Everyone,” “The Lost,” “Seeing,” “God is a Man-Eater,” “Leaving the World,” “Joseph and the Wooden Cross,” “Superiority of Chrism to Baptism,” “Laughing Christ,” “Knowledge of Self,” “Slaves and Freedom,” “Root of Evil,” “The Perfect Light”)

• Elaine Pagels: “Gnosis: Self-Knowledge as Knowledge of God,” in The Gnostic Gospels, p. 119