Night of Gnosis, Part 2: Occitania, A Culture of Gnostic Enlightenment 900—1300 CE—with Saundra Salyer

In Part I we examined some deep roots of Gnosticism in the Great Goddess Cultures, in the prophecies of Zarathustra, and in the gnostic revival throughout the Mediterranean world in 100 BCE—300 CE whose riches were only recently revealed to us in the discovery of the Nag Hammadi Library in 1945 which had been buried in the desert in Egypt for 1600 years. “We find in Gnosticism … a belief in the efficacy of individual revelation and individual knowledge. This…

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Holiday Party!

Let’s gather and celebrate as the year comes to its metaphorical ending, allowing space to consider transformation and new beginnings. Time for recollection, offerings of poetry, readings, or whatever you fancy. Please bring drinks and food to share. As always, costumes welcome.

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Report from Portland—with John Dotson

John and Jeff will report on the 16th conference of the Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies, held June 27–30 in Portland, Oregon—with the theme of “emerging” and “emergence.”

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The American Frontier Myth—with Gregory Brun

Time for debate. Is a society that does not know the essence of its own myths and their functions doomed to re-living its history? Are there such things as harmful myths? This evening, we will discuss the mythology associated with the American Frontier and its connection with nowadays gun violence.

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