Gnostic Christianity: My Appearance on Taylor Ellwood’s Magical Experiments

    I was a recent guest on Taylor Ellwood’s Magical Experiments podcast (click to listen). While the official topic was Gnostic Christianity, we also talked a bit about Gurdjieff and candle magic. I also referenced some interesting resources, which I list below:   Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio (podcasts) Gnostic Society Library (Gnostic texts) Gnostic Wisdom Network (video and…

What I Can Know

[The following is a lightly edited blog post that I published elsewhere in November of 2014.] A little over seven years ago I began a long journey in acknowledging my ignorance. Decency and decorum demand that I refrain from describing my circumstances. Let’s just say that I was in a horrible situation that lasted a…

The Quality of the Judge — Life’s Little Lessons

Note: This post is the second in a series. Each one describes a short lesson taught to me by friends, family members, acquaintances, and others. Many years ago, I spent some time recovering from a decidedly unpleasant personal situation. My recovery was impeded, in part, by my internalization of an individual’s constant criticism. One evening…

Life’s Little Lessons: What is Worthy of Me

Note: This post is the first in a series. Each one describes a short lesson taught to me by friends, family members, acquaintances, and others. A few years ago I was angry at someone. Incredibly angry. I wanted to hurt this person so that they might feel some of the pain that I was feeling….