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Podcast 43 - Gnosticism



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March 1st, 2008 by rochester92


Our friend Bishop T Allen Greenfield returns to the show to talk about Gnostic history and philosophy.


'Ancient of Days' by William Blake (1794)


Dr. Greenfield is particularly well-qualified to discuss this subject considering his extensive experience in Gnostic churches serving as bishop. Our conversation covers the definition of Gnosis and Gnostic, the history of ancient sects, the philosophy through the ages, modern permutations of the Gnostic doctrine, and Dr. Greenfield’s own personal lineage.


interpretation of the Gnostic Cosmos


Notable points include differing perspectives on the concept of the Demiurgus and the resultant differences in the views on body and spirit, the secret societies and esoteric orders that have carried the Wisdom, and Apostolic succession.


'Montsalvat, the Castle of the Grail' by Franz Stassen (1903)



“These are mysteries, O Israel,
Difficult to understand.
With much searching shalt thou still fail
To grasp them,
Unless thy search be rightly prosecuted.
Yet the Way to Understanding is ever open
To him who will follow it steadfastly.
It is the Way of the Heart,
And thou shalt be guided therein
By thine own inner Hearing.”


- Paul Foster Case from “The Meditation on Vav” in “The Book of Tokens”



Key 5 - The Hierophant


relevant links:


Smashing Illusions - Dr. T Allen Greenfield’s Livejournal web site


The Assembly of the Knowledge and Wisdom of Solomon


T Allen Greenfield’s Spiritual and Fraternal Heritage


Ecclesia Gnostica Universalis


The North American College of Gnostic Bishops


previous appearances - “Podcast 35 - An Inquiry Into Suppressed Information“, “Podcast 31 - Scrying the Universe“, and “Podcast 17 - The Secret Cipher


Victorian Fire: The Origins of Sexual Magick” by T Allen Greenfield


Gnosis: The Nature and History of Gnosticism” by Kurt Rudolph


intro music by HipGnosis


outro music by The Quiet Earth Orchestra, excerpt of “God” (thanks to John Ludi)


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T ALLEN GREENFIELD PODCAST GUEST APPEARANCES 2007

"Occult of Personality"
Podcast 35 - An Inquiry Into Suppressed Information
December 20th, 2007 by rochester92
http://www.occultofpersonality.com/podpress_trac/web/56/0/OoP_Podcast35_Inquiry_it.mp3

Podcast 31 - Scrying the Universe with T Allen Greenfield
October 21st, 2007 by rochester92
http://www.occultofpersonality.com/podpress_trac/web/51/0/OoP_Podcast31_Greenfield_it.mp3

Podcast 17 - T Allen Greenfield and the Secret Cipher
June 16th, 2007 by rochester92
http://www.occultofpersonality.com/podpress_trac/web/35/0/OoP_podcast17_TAG_au.mp3

Adam Gorightly's "Untamed Dimensions"

Kerry Thornley Tribute
http://gorightly.podOmatic.com/entry/2007-12-12T23_38_34-08_00

Mothman Extravaganza
http://gorightly.podOmatic.com/entry/2007-09-27T09_07_14-07_00
Allen Greenfield Revisits the Early Days of UFOlogy

http://gorightly.podOmatic.com/entry/2007-08-22T22_12_31-07_00

Allen Greenfield (Part Two)
http://gorightly.podOmatic.com/entry/2007-08-02T09_28_25-07_00
Allen Greenfield joins Adam to talk about his early days in UFOlogy

http://gorightly.podOmatic.com/entry/2007-07-12T21_34_59-07_00


"The Paracast"

January 21, 2007
http://www.theparacast.com/
www.blogcatalog.com/post-tag/the%20paracast/
An extended conversation with T. Allen Greenfield, author of "Secret Cipher of the UFOnauts" and "Secret Rituals of the Men In Black." You'll hear his fascinating viewpoints about UFOs and their possible connection with other strange phenomena.

August 26, 2007

http://theparacast.com/podcasts/paracast_070826.mp3
UFO and paranormal investigators T. Allen Greenfield, author of "Secret Cipher of the UFOnauts" and "Secret Rituals of the Men In Black," and Jeff Ritzmann, explore the incredible reality behind the occult/paranormal/UFO connection.


"Magick Mind Radio"
July 6, 2007
http://www.magickmindradio.com/

"Le Hermitage" Podcast # 5
April 13, 2007
Interview with T Allen Greenfield
http://gorightly.podOmatic.com/entry/2007-07-12T21_34_59-07_00
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Monster-a-day: The Yeti


stanislav_16b, originally uploaded by Boju.

As part of the Dapper Cadaver Monster-a-day project today I bring you the Yeti, a familiar monster with an unfamiliar history.

The Yeti or Yeh-Teh of Tibet and Nepal have been seen since time immemorial, and appear in several ancient Buddhist works of the region. Many believe the Yeti is an demon ape who converted to Buddhism. They were first seen by westerners in 1951 on Eric Shipton's ascent of Mt. Everest. The Yeti is described as a large, hairy ape man who walks erect. His fur is usually dark, but sometimes white to blend with the snow.

Yeti fits the description of the believed to be extinct Gigantopithecus a 10 ft tall ape species who lived 100 thousand years ago in China. Many believe the worlds most remote locations still hold Gigantopithecus.

The above image comes from Polish born sculpter-painter-illustrator Stanislav Szulkalski. Szulkalski believed he had discovered evidence of a secret history of mankind, in which modern man first appeared in Easter Island where they were subjugated by Yeti. Ever since modern man spread out to populate the world Yeti have been responsible for nearly all the evil and calamity that has befallen us. This pseudoscience he named Zermatism, and the original people The Protong. He wrote a 40 volume fully illustrated encyclopedia on Zermatism. Excerpts of the encyclopedia, and illustrations can be seen here


After the great flood-"“Those that saved themselves from drowning, noticed that these creatures also had the fortune to survive, so they named them accordingly, everywhere on this globe in one language, my Protong. The present name Sasquatch was then ‘Sa Z Gladz’, which means ‘Here From Destroyed’ (i.e. the deluged continent)” (p75-6)."

Yeti also cross bred with people to form a race known as Yetisyn, abominations to Szulkalski. Yetisyn were adopted as highest level humans to the postmodern cult, the subgeniuses.

" SubGenii often refer to one another as “Yeti” (or yetynsyni), though this origin story is generally not well known outside of the Church itself. The heritage of the Yeti is said to give SubGenius members access to magical powers, an ability to psychically overpower non-yetisyn and way more hair on their ass than your average half-evolved monkeyboy. "

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Monster-a-day: The Lusca or St Augustines Octopus


Lusca, originally uploaded by Boju.


For the ongoing Dapper Cadaver Blog Monster-a-day series. Here's a creature that's been sighted from St. Augustine Florida to the Bahamas - The Giant Octopus, also known as the Lusca or St. Augustines Octopus.


While scientists have recently proven the existence of Giant Squids, there's not yet any conclusive proof of Giant Octopus.


The creature in the photo is estimated to be over 200 ft long. Octopus are known to be aggressive, and the it's quite likely that many Kraken stories and Bermuda Triangle stories are actually Lusca stories.


Todays monster is in honor of my new flickr group Octopus on Yo Head


For your own baby Lusca, click here

For more info on the Lusca visit the Shadowlands Sea Serpent page

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Chupacabra's found in Texas and New Mexico!


chupacabra 8, originally uploaded by Boju.



The Chupacabra above is one I created in my shop based on an amalgamation of eye-witness reports. Except for the spikes on the back, it's pretty close to what people are finding in Texas and New Mexico.


Across the Southwest people have been reporting, photographing, and in some cases finding specimens of large, hideous, hairless canines some are calling chupacabras. Here are some of the reports
news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&q=chupacabra&am...

DNA from some of the specimens clearly identify them as coyotes - hideous and hairless because of the disease known as "mange"

One woman even reported seeing one of these hairless coyotes attack her caged chickens, pulling its head through the bars and biting it off, then drinking all the blood that spilled out.

Could these mange-coyotes account for the chupacabra? Is it only coincidental that they're similar in appearance and behavior to chupas? Are the real goat-suckers still at large? Or only legend?

Do you believe in chupacabras, or mange-coyotes?

First time posting...

Hi everyone! I just joined but have been a total paranormal believe since my childhood. All my life I've always yearned to experience something out of the normal that would truly solidify my beliefs in the paranormal and whatnot. I have yet to truly felt something of that nature but I am patient for I know my time will come!

Anyhow, I've come to you all because as I was driving home tonight on the freeway, I noticed something out of the ordinary. I was driving by myself and noticed an extremely small gold-ish looking speck in the night sky. It was small but definitely big enough to tell it was of circular shape. It appeared on one side of the sky and immediately accelerated across the sky in a horizontal fashion. Once it shot across the sky (for about 3-4 secs) it immediately disappeared. It didn't fade, just vanished. It seemed far away but not that high up in the sky as this appeared more towards the horizon. I think the reason why I'm so interested is because of the color and horizontal movement. Have any of you encountered anything like this before? My mom thinks it was just a reflection of a street light on my windsheild but you could distinctively tell it moved across the sky and not just the glass of my car. Could this just have been some sort of plane or jet or comet? I'd like to hear everyones input.

Have a good night everyone!

BTW, I'm Jenn :)
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