I'd like to invite you to visit my newly launched Gnostic Insights podcast. You can currently listen to it on spotify, i-tunes, and google podcasts. The best place to hear it is on my Gnostic Insights website, because there you can read more material and also see illustrations of the images and diagrams referred to in the programs.
I've essentially created a stand-alone course on Valentinian Gnosticism in the first eight episodes of the podcast. Those first eight episodes reside on my website under the tab "The Gnostic Gospel Primer." I recommend people begin with this simple tour of gnostic cosmology.
"In this interview, gnostic author Adrian Charles Smith shares his intimate understanding of fundamentalism as a fractal pattern that permeates all institutions, from literalist churches to corporate life to politics. An ex-pastor and lawyer, Smith defines fundamentalism as possessing the form of law yet lacking the spirit of truth, and its methods of control are ever the same, no matter where you find it."
Escaping Fundamentalism, Part 2, with Adrian Charles Smith
"Continuing our discussion of fundamentalism in all its fractal forms with my gnostic friend, Adrian Smith. We delve deeper into his book, A Prison for the Mind. Learn how manufactured fear and demonization of the other drives us into the clutches of the powerful few where we look in vain for salvation. These saviors put on a face of piety and pretty promises, but their motivation is always power–the more power over your life, the better. "