Thursday, April 16, 2009

Aeon Byte Interview on The Gnostic #1

The Aeon Byte Internet radio show is featuring an interview with me this weekend, April 18 and 19. The entire program will be available for download after that time. As the interview progressed I realised that this first issue has a theme that I was unaware of, the dichotomy or uneasy partnership between rationality and spirituality. This is something that I was quite unaware of when I was commissioning articles and putting it together. Alan Moore discusses science and religion in the interview, Will Parker's article looks at the advantages of the magical worldview that is so lacking in modern culture, my column discusses romanticism, and there are further resonances in the inclusion of an article on Philip K Dick, who struggled to assess the strange experiences that he began to have in 1974 . Although I was recovering from a brief bout of illness when the interview was conducted, I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Miguel's description of the interview:
A Brand new publication has just been released on all spectrums of Gnosticism and Western Esoterica. It contains an in-depth interview with Alan Moore, the Gnostic Magician responsible for 'The Watchmen', 'From Hell' and 'V For Vendetta'. It includes interviews with Timothy Freke, Peter Gandi and John Turner. It deeply examines with the Gnosticism of William Burroughs and Mark Twain, the latest on Philip K Dick's new material and upcoming biographical movies, an exposition on magic and Gnosticism, the true meaning of gnosis, virgin revelations on the Bible and the Gospel of Thomas, the many faces of Judas throughout history and much more. Lastly, it contains new translations on Gnostic Scriptures, artwork, poetry and several book reviews. And that's just scratching the surface. But we more than scratch the surface and expose much of the information on this new magazine.

Astral Guest-- Andrew Philip Smith, editor of 'The Gnostic: A Journal of Gnosticism, Western Esotericism and Spirituality', and author of 'The Gnostics', 'The Lost Sayings of Jesus', 'Gnostic Writings on the Soul' and 'The Gospel of Philip: Annotated & Explained'.


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