Gnosticism Exposed - the Secret History of the Universe!

Join Rev Max as he explores, explains and exposes the explosive forbidden gospels of the ancient Gnostic Christians! Thrill to the hidden history of humanity and pulse-pounding revelations of cosmic conspiracy, from alien abductions in the Garden of Eden to Christian sex magic and serpent-worship cults, occult time wars across parallel universes, Roman mind control methods and black magic secrets of the crucifixion!

 "Then the one who is wiser than all of them, this one who was called "the beast," came. And when he saw the likeness of their mother, Eve, he said to her, "What is it that God said to you? 'Don't eat from the Tree of Knowledge'?"

She said, "He not only said 'Don't eat from it,' but 'Don't touch it lest you die.' "

He said to her, "Don't be afraid! You certainly shall not die. For he knows that when you eat from it your mind will be sobered and you will become like God, knowing the distinctions which exist between evil and good men. For he said this to you, lest you eat from it, since he is jealous."

”On the Origin of the World.” The Other Bible. Ed. Willis Barnstone. Harper San Francisco, 1984. 71.

<i>This picture shows the gnostic symbol of the universe - the ouroboros, a vast cosmic serpent devouring it's own tail. 

Here the serpent is taking a break from its' steady diet of tail to force a man to smell a dirty old shoe. The man in question stubbornly refuses to recognize the cyclical nature of existence - thus he must rely on his sense of smell, the source of humanity's oldest and most powerful memories. We can only hope that he will some day awaken. </i>

Tempted by the Serpent

The serpent arose from inside Adam and Eve as a whispering voice which prompted them to curiousity and rebellion, urging...
"You are the Tree of Knowledge, which is in Paradise, from which the first man ate and which opened his mind, so that he became enamored of his co-likeness, and condemned other alien likenesses, and loathed them."

”On the Origin of the World.” The Other Bible. Ed. Willis Barnstone. Harper San Francisco, 1984. 67-68.

Eating from the Tree

Adam ate from the Tree of Knowledge and absorbed some of Eve's divine force. The surge of living, intelligent energy...
"Then when the Rulers knew that they had transgressed their commandment, they came in an earthquake with a great threat into Paradise to Adam and Eve in order to see the result of the help…. Then, because the Rulers did not know where they were, they said, 'Adam, where are you?"

”On the Origin of the World.” The Other Bible. Ed. Willis Barnstone. Harper San Francisco, 1984. 71.

The Phony Fall

Adam and Eve awoke from the Rulers' brainwashing and discovered that they had been experiments, built by Yaldabaoth in a...
"The law was the tree. It has power to give the knowledge of good and evil. It neither removed him from evil, nor did it set him in the good, but it created death for those who ate of it. For when he said, "Eat this, do not eat that," it became the beginning of death."

”The Gospel of Philip.” The Other Bible. Ed. Willis Barnstone. Harper San Francisco, 1984. 95.

The Tree of Laws

The "Tree of Knowledge" was not a positive symbol for all gnostics but instead underwent numerous revisionist interpretations, sometimes several...
"There are two trees growing in Paradise. One bears animals, the other bears men. Adam ate from the tree which bore animals. He became an animal and he brought forth animals. For this reason the children of Adam worship animals. The tree whose fruit Adam ate is the Tree of Knowledge. That is why sins increased."

If he ate the fruit of the other tree, that is to say, the fruit of the Tree of Life, the one which bears men, then the gods would worship man. For in the beginning God created man. But now men create God. That is the way it is in the world - men make gods and worship their creation. It would be fitting for the gods to worship men!"

”The Gospel of Philip.” The Other Bible. Ed. Willis Barnstone. Harper San Francisco, 1984. 95.

The Tree of Animals

Elsewhere the "Tree of Knowledge" becomes a symbol of humanity's tragic, fallen status - talking apes hypnotized by language and...
"Yaldabaoth was angry with men because they did not worship or honor him as Father and God; he sent a deluge upon them to destroy all of them at the same time. But Sophia withstood him... and saved those who [had] the moist nature of that light which originated from her; through it the world was again filled with men."

"The Sethian Ophites." The Nag Hammadi Library. Ed. James Robinson. HarperCollins, 1978. 663.

Hidden History of the Flood

Almost every culture on Earth has some sort of flood myth - and the same haunting feeling accompanies them all,...
"Their bodies emitted evil spirits because they were born from human women and the holy Watchers. The giants afflict, oppress, destroy, attack over the earth. Although they hunger and thirst, they do not eat. They offend. These spirits will rise up against men and women because they proceed from them..."

"Enoch's Dream Vision of Heaven, the Watchers, and the Giants." The Other Bible. Ed. Willis Barnstone. Harper San Francisco, 1984. 487-88.

Those Nasty Nephilim

The idea that an omnipotent creator god could callously seek to exterminate an entire species for the sins of a...
"The Rulers went to meet [Norea], intending to lead her astray. Their supreme chief said to her, "Your mother, Eve, came to us."

But Norea turned to them and said: "It is you who are the Rulers of the Darkness; you are accursed. And you did not know my mother; instead it was your female counterpart that you knew. For I am not your descendant; rather it is from the World Above that I am come."

The arrogant Ruler turned with all his might. He said to her presumptuously, "You must render service to us, as did also your mother Eve."

”Hypostasis of the Archons.” The Other Bible. Ed. Willis Barnstone. Harper San Francisco, 1984. 78.

Naughty Norea

It was not Noah who was the hero of the flood story, but Eve's daughter Norea - a fiery, rebellious...
The Legend of Lilith

The Legend of Lillith

The role played by Norea in the gnostic version of the flood myth is in many ways reminiscent of the...
The Tower of Bible

The Tower of Bible

Gnostic retellings of Genesis typically wrestle with "problem" passages which seem to anthropomorphize God or assign limits to his omniscience...
"...each one of the Seven [Rulers] chose his own herald to glorify and proclaim him as God... 

Thus Moses was the prophet of Yaldabaoth, as were Joshua, Amos and Habakkuk;
Samuel, Nathan, Jonah, and Micah were prophets of lao;
Elijah, Joel, and Zechariah were prophets of Sabaoth;
Isaiah, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, and Daniel were prophets of Adonai; 
Tobias and Haggai were prophets of Eloi;
Micah and Nahum were prophets of Oreus; 
and Ezra and Zephaniah were prophets of Astanfeus."

"The Sethian Ophites." The Other Bible. Ed. Willis Barnstone. Harper San Francisco, 1984. 663.

False Prophets

"When Jesus descended into Hell, the sinners listened to his words and were all saved. But the saints, believing as usual that they were being put to the test, rejected his words and were all damned."

Lacarriere, Jacques. The Gnostics. City Lights Books, 1989. 96.

Jesus in Hell

A long-standing Christian tradition holds that Jesus spent the three days between the crucifixion and the resurrection rescuing Old Testament...