Friday, April 1, 2011

Gnostic, Gnosticism History

"Secret Quest I" is the first episode in a 3-part series on Christian Gnosticism, presented by The Gnostic Movement, that delves into the mysteries of Gnosis -- the knowledge that leads to enlightenment.

Discover the secret quest of the Christian Gnostics, who have emerged in different forms throughout history, walking the hidden path towards spiritual transformation.

Part 1 examines the question, "What is a Gnostic?". Starting with the early years of Christianity, this video explores the Gnostic origins of Jesus and his disciples and the secret aspects of his teachings. Discover how the theology of Paul of Tarsus diverged from the Gnostic teachings of Jesus and came to compete with the Church of Jerusalem, which was led by Jesus' disciples.

With the fall of the Church of Jerusalem, Pauline Christianity became dominant. Those who knew and practiced the secret heart of Jesus' teachings went underground — hidden from view but continuing their quest for spiritual enlightenment.

The first episode of Secret Quest has been split into three parts here on YouTube, but the remaining episodes can be seen on DVD. To purchase the entire series on DVD go to Absolute Publishing Press:

Secret Quest I (1/3): The Path of the Christian Gnostics

Christian Gnostics, such as the Knights Templar and the Cathars of the middle ages, were deemed heretics and faced lethal persecution from the church, which was then at the helm of a powerful empire.

Part two of "Secret Quest I" is an expansive and eye opening examination of the repression these Gnostics faced from a religious regime whose theology sanctioned the murder of dissenters. Despite their continued persecution, the Gnostics continued to emerge and strive, as individuals made efforts to seek knowledge and enlightenment.

Secret Quest I (2/3): The Path of the Christian Gnostics

As the inquisition raged to eradicate groups deemed heretical, the Gnostics went underground and encoded their mysteries in symbols and allegories, such as the mysteries of alchemical transformation. In this last installment of "Secret Quest," find out how the wisdom of the Christian Gnostics has kept reappearing - right up to the modern day...

Secret Quest I (3/3): The Path of the Christian Gnostics

Bill Cooper's Radio Show on the Gnostic
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Part 1 of 4

Part 2 of 4

Part 3 of 4

Part 4 of 4

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