Tag Archives: Christianity

Is this Joseph Smith?

Considering all the commotion over the supposed daguerreotype photo of Joseph Smith that has been going around like wildfire (which the Church has not authenticated), I thought I might post this new proposed photo of Joseph Smith. This one actually looks much … Continue reading

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Book Review: The American Religion by Harold Bloom

An extremely interesting and insightful work that delves deep into the American religious subconscious. A must read for anyone! (Buy on Amazon.com) From Publisher’s Weekly: “Without knowing it, American worshipers have moved away from Christianity and now embrace pre-Christian Gnosticism, … Continue reading

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Harold Bloom recites Wallace Stevens’ “Tea at the Palaz of Hoon”

“Tea at the Palaz of Hoon” by Wallace Stevens Not less because in purple I descended The western day through what you called The loneliest air, not less was I myself. What was the ointment sprinkled on my beard? What … Continue reading

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Joseph Smith: America’s Hermetic Prophet

(From Gnosis.org) BY LANCE S. OWENS You don’t know me–you never will. You never knew my heart. No man knows my history. I cannot tell it; I shall never undertake it. I don’t blame anyone for not believing my history. … Continue reading

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Opening of Mani’s Epistola Fundamenti

Mani, by providence of God the Father, Apostle of Jesus the Christ: These are the healthful words from the perennial and living source, he who first hears and believes them, then guards what they teach, shall never be subject to … Continue reading

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Does Thelema need an ecclesiastical hierarchy? (with my thoughts on how Crowley got it wrong)

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. This is an expansion of a discussion I began on Twitter. I posited the following open question: Do you believe that there is an actual need for an ecclesiastical hierarchy … Continue reading

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Thelema is post-Christianity, not anti-Christianity #2 (via Christianity is Dead, Thelema Lives)

I do not agree with this post 100%, but do empathize with its content. Thelema is a philosophy that can be post-Christian in that it is larger than any one religion, but I do not know if I believe that … Continue reading

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