Lecture: The Gnostic Gospels, discovered in 1945 in Nag Hammadi, Egypt, contain material that has a profound bearing on the psychology of C.G. Jung. Jug himself showed a deep interest in Gnosticism in general, and in the Nag Hammadi Gnostic writings in particular. The speaker will trace the origins of the Gnostic traditon from the heterodox Jewish tradition through early and later Christianity to its relevance to the psychological and cultural concerns of the present.
Dr. Stephen A. Hoeller, author of Jung and the Lost Gospels: The Gnostic Jung and the Seven Sermons to the Dead; and The Royal Road: A Manual of Kabbalistic Meditations on the Tarot, is Associate Professor of Comparative Religions at the College of Oriental Studies in Los Angeles. He was born in Hungary and attended schools in Belgium, Hungary, Italy, and Austria. He is Bishop of the Ecclesia Gnostica, a church of gnostic descent.