For several years, Miguel Conner has engaged the most prominent writers and scholars on Gnosticism and early Christianity on Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio. The acclaimed Voices of Gnosticism collected interviews with academic scholars of Gnosticism. Now in Other Voices of Gnosticism Miguel Conner extends his net to include leading writings such as Richard Smoley, Gary Lachman and Tobias Churton. Miguel and his guests discuss all aspects of Gnosticism: from Hermes Trismegistus to William Blake, from C.G. Jung to Philip K Dick, from the ancient Sethians and Valentinians to the medieval Cathars and the Mandaeans, the only surviving Gnostic sect. Interviewees: Tobias Churton • Nicola Denzey-Lewis • Richard Smoley • Gary Lachman • Stephan Hoeller • David Brakke • Robert Price • Eric G. Wilson • Nathaniel Deutsch • Sean Martin • Erik Davis • Daniel C. Matt • Willis Barnstone • Ismo Dunderberg Praise for Voices of Gnosticism: “Gets at the Gnostics as they were, not as many people today would like them to be.” Bruce Chilton, author of The Way of Jesus and Rabbi Paul “Sophia and her aeonic friends should be delighted.” Marvin Meyer, author of The Gospel of Thomas: The Hidden Sayings of Jesus, The Gospels of Mary “You are holding in your hands a Gnostic gem, a book that contains the rich wisdom of thirteen world-renowned scholars who study Gnosticism and the classical world.” April D. DeConick, author of The Thirteenth Apostle.
Miguel Conner is a garage philosopher, hedge theologian, and general madman across the waters. His life quest is to take his audience from ancient connections to modern meaning. As a wise meme once said– Don’t be the change you want to see in the world, be the strange you want to see in the world.
Write your own gospel and live your own myth…or someone else will do that for you.
He is the author of the critically acclaimed Voices of Gnosticism (Bardic Press) and the post-apocalyptic vampire epic series, The Dark Instinct Trilogy (Warner Books/AB Press), as well as fantasy novel, The Executioner’s Daughter (Solstice Publishing). He is the host of Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio, a popular show dealing with eternal heresies and game-changing mysticism. His articles and fiction have appeared in such publications as The Gnostic Journal, The Heretic, Mindscape, Reality Sandwich, The Cimmerian Journal and many others.
He lives in the lawful dystopia of Chicago, patiently waiting for the beginning of the world.