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Entries from October 2004

Lost and Found

October 1st, 2004 · Comments Off on Lost and Found · christianity, history, media

I picked up Needleman’s book Lost Christianity about a week ago, and I’m just about finished with it now. I had a strong feeling of having gone full circle, without any remaining desire to either consider myself ‘Christian’ or to style myself thusly. Christianity, as I was raised with it, is an exoteric social event. […]

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Magic and Religion

October 1st, 2004 · Comments Off on Magic and Religion · christianity, media, metaphysics

As promised, here’s that quote from the book I’ve been reading. Further observations to come. These are words of a Christian mystic identified as “Father Sylvan” by Jacob Needleman in his book Lost Christianity. It’s clear through in the text that “Father Sylvan” is both a student of Gnosticism and Hermeticism, which have colored his […]

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