Matthew Dillon on Modern Gnostic Cults and Figures


Manage episode 214939125 series 1335182
By Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio streamed directly from their servers.

We explore the modern manifestations of Gnosticism on today’s culture. This includes such mercurial figures as David Icke, John Lamb Lash, and more, as well as fiery artists like Philip K. Dick, Grant Morrison, and more. This investigation leads us to deeply understanding our present times of paranoia, conspiracy theory, and polarization – a prediction and promise of the ancient Gnostics. We also get acquainted with the latest Gnostic scholarship — from the Nag Hammadi library to Mary Magdalene.

Astral Guest — Matthew Dillon, Professor of Religious Studies at DePauw University.

As a bonus for members, we will provide our Trimorphic Paranoia: a roaring discussion group based on the interview and topic. Astral Guest — Miguel Angel Sanchez, author and illustrator of the graphic novel Starfish.

This is a partial show. For the second half of the interview, please become a member:

More information on Matt:

Get Miguel’s book (and support him and Abraxas):

Download these and all other shows:

Become a patron and keep this Red Pill Cafeteria open:

83 episodes available. A new episode about every 8 days averaging 78 mins duration .