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Simon Magus was originally a Christian and disciple of John the Baptist, but broke off and formed the first Christian heresy, called Simonianism. After learning magical medicine in Alexandria he was considered to have many magical skills. To this day, a skilled magician is called a "magus." He also studied Greek philosophers, especially Heraclitus, and became the first Chr ...more
Published (first published December 1st 1978)
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Very good. Recommended for anyone interested in Gnosticism,magic ,history or philosophy. A sort of ancient red herring comes to mind. It's amazing the type of shit we believe when it is believed to come from a reliable source. But, since no one ever has the time or will to do their own investigation we get what we earn. The old term beggars can't be choosers takes on a whole new aspect.

Interesting, informative and I believe very important. Would recommend for anyone interested in Gnosticism, ma
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George Robert Stowe Mead was an author, editor, translator & influential member of the Theosophical Society as well as the founder of the Quest Society. His scholarly works dealt mainly with the Hermetic & Gnostic religions of antiquity, and were exhaustive for the time period.
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