In this episode of the Gnostic Warrior Radio Show and Podcast, I again have the honor of interviewing Gnostic Brother, Timothy Hogan. This is the second time he has been on the podcast and it is like talking to an old Gnostic friend each time.
Timothy is a new Leader and Teacher in The Order of the Gnostics. He will be a regular guest on the podcast and a contributor to the teachings and lessons of the Order. Timothy comes from an extensive background of working in Gnosticism, Templarism, Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, Martinism, and many other esoteric Orders and traditions. He is a world traveler who has lectured all over the world and has broken bread with many wise Brothers from different countries, orders, and religions.
Timothy is the author of several books such as Gnostic Reflections in Freemasonry, The Alchemical Keys to Masonic Ritual, The 32 Secret Paths of Solomon: A New Examination of the Qabbalah in Freemasonry, Novo Clavis Esoterika, Revelation of the Holy Grail, and The Way of the Templar.
In this podcast, he shares with us how Gnosticism and Gnostic thought are mentioned several times in the Scottish Rite degrees, and we can see it as a general theme in Freemasonry. He explains how many of the world's religions, various secret orders, mystery schools and teachings spawn from the ancient well of Gnosticism. An undercurrent of light that can be found in all lands and countries.
Timothy tells us how the Gnostics were often called the “Sons of Light”, or sometimes the “Religion of Light”- especially in the case of the Manichean Gnostics. They were also referred to as the “Sons of the Widow”, as found in the Manichean, Valentinian and Mandean traditions."
He also explains how the Gnostic likewise revered John the Baptist as a supreme Gnostic, and some Gnostic traditions even went so far as to name each of their leaders “John”- as a title, and they believed that John the Evangelist was a Gnostic of the same lineage. They thereby became “holy Saints John”, and the Gnostic leaders likewise named John fell into this same category. "
As many of you know, Freemasonry historically acknowledges St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist as its patron saints. So here we have another big connection to Gnosis and the original Gnostics.
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