RealAudio Lectures from The Gnostic Society


Lecture Catalog
Books by
Stephan Hoeller:
Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing


Jung and the Lost Gospels, by Stephan Hoeller


The Gnostic Jung, by Stephan Hoeller


The Royal Road, by Stephan Hoeller

Web Lectures

The following are from our old collection, dating back to 1995. Audio quality is much lower than current mp3 recordings. Some of these older lectures require RealPlayer.

Visit for the extensive new mp3 lecture collection.

Gnosticism and its Legacy
Christ: The Misunderstood Redeemer
The Sorrow of Sophia
Hermes: Thrice Great Hierophant of Gnosis
Mani:  Helmsman of the Ship of Light
Highlights from the Acts of John
Redemption and Redeemer in the Gospel of Thomas
Gnostic Initiation
Monotheism and its Shadow
Millennial Anxiety and Timeless Gnosis
The Doomsday Syndrome
Gnostic Cinema: The Matrix and The Matrix Reloaded
J.R.R. Tolkien's Gnosis for Our Day
Joseph Campbell: A Modern Sage
Philip K. Dick's Gnosis



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Lectures Online

For over fifty years The Gnostic Society in Los Angeles has sponsored activities dedicated to furthering an understanding of Gnosis and Gnosticism. The Society's "Friday Evening Lecture Series", directed for the last three decades by Dr. Stephan Hoeller, provides a distinguished and uniquely focused forum for individuals interested in Gnosticism, Jungian psychology, Kabbalah, mythology, and other subjects related to Gnosticism.

In 1981 a young Hollywood recording engineer by the name of Bryan Campbell saw the importance of this work and began making high-quality recordings of every weekly lecture.  Thus there came into existence "BC Recordings".  Since 1996 (and the development of internet audio) The Gnosis Archives has presented a small collection of these lectures here for online listening. 

We are happy to offer a extensive online catalog of lectures by Dr. Stephan Hoeller.  To handle the increasing volume of demand, BC Recordings has established a high-capacity server to host the lecture catalog and audio downloads. Currently over five hundred lectures, covering dozens of subjects, are available in high-quality MP3 audio format for immediate download. Visit take a look!

The weekly lectures delivered at the Gnostic Society by Dr. Hoeller usually become available for download – check the BC Recordings Gnostic Society Lecture Series collection for the most recent lecture. Visit the Gnostic Society Schedule for information on each program. Each live lecture runs about 80 minutes. Many of the current lectures are now also available in video format on YouTube (see below).


Selected Lectures from the Gnostic Society Program:

See the Gnostic Society Schedule for information on each program. Each live lecture runs about 80 minutes. Hundreds of additional lectures by Dr. Hoeller are available for immediate download at the BC Recordings - Gnostic Society Lecture Series Collection.

C. G. Jung and Synchronicity. The discovery, theory and application of the mysterious Synchronicity principle as expounded by Jung.

The Symbolic Life.  Jung's epochal lecture on the religious aspects of the psyche, evaluated in a contemporary context. (Click to listen immediately)

The Psychology of the Spirit. Delivered as a lecture at one of the Eranos Conferences, this essay is a seminal work on the deeper aspects of Jung's Psychology. (Click to listen immediately)

Freemasonry, the Spiritual Patron of the U.S.A. The Masonic foundations of early America. The philosophy of Freemasonry. The Hiramic Legend. Franklin, Washington: Were the founding Fathers really Brothers (of the Craft)? Available free at

 Occult and Mystical Roots of Depth Psychology.  The Mesmeric-Hypnotic Revolution: Mesmer, Christian Science, New-Thought, "Metaphysics"; followed by early psychologists William James, Pierre Janet, Theodore Flournoy. Psyche and Psychical Research. Available free at

C.G. Jung, Master of the Great Myth. C.G. Jung inspired a new view of Mythology, but he also created a new myth, which may be called the Great Myth of the New Aion and its God. Available free at

Jesus said "My Wife".  A Gnostic looks at the presumed evidence indicating that Jesus was married. Principal source will be Karen King¹s article in the forthcoming Harvard Theological Review, issue for January 2013. Available free at

Death and Its Meaning in Gnosis and Consciousness. This lecture is being delivered on All Soul's Day, known in many places as the "Day of the Dead". An ancient saying declares: "Memento Mori (Remember Death)". We shall contemplate mystical and Gnostic aspects of the mystery of transition. Available free at

Gnosticism: New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing
Dr. Hoeller introduces the subject of his latest book of the same title. An excellent brief introduction to the Gnostic Tradition. (This lecture introduces not only our 10-lecture album "The Wisdom of the Gnostics", but all of our recordings on Gnosticism by Stephan A. Hoeller)

The Greatest Treasures of Nag Hammadi
"Thomas and Philip: Gospels of the Gnostic Christ" is a free, full-length presentation introducing the ten part set of lectures on the most popular and valued writings from the Nag Hammadi Library, the Gnostic writings found in Egypt in 1945.

An Introduction to The Gospel of Judas
Dr. Hoeller regards "The Gospel of Judas" as an important and very Gnostic document, and gives his preliminary evaluation in this brief talk. A series in four parts on the "Gospel of Judas" was delivered Summer 2006, and is available in disk and in download formats.

Altered States Ancient and Modern
Aids to consciousness have so much history it takes 13 titles in this set to cover this controversial subject. This brief lecture lays a foundation for a Gnostic understanding of this topic.

Tolkien and "The Lord of the Rings"
Gnosis and Creativity merged in this great work by J.R.R. Tolkien. A 7 part set, it is introduced by this brief presentation.


Current Video Lectures from the Gnostic Society

Lectures recently presented by Dr. Stephan Hoeller at the Gnostic Society in Los Angeles are now available in video format on YouTube. Visit our page on YouTube to view the currently available presentations. Go to the Gnostic Society page for a schedule of both current and upcoming lectures.

Dr. Stephan Hoeller Video Lectures


We also offer several lecture series presented Dr. Lance Owens:

J.R.R. Tolkien: An Imaginative Life. This series of the three lectures examines the broad span of Tolkien's life and work, with special focus on Tolkien’s experience of his imaginative gift. The lectures are available on line in illustrated format, or for download as mp3 audio files.

C.G. Jung and the Red Book. Two series of lectures (eighteen lectures in total) by Dr. Lance Owens that discuss the creative genesis and content of the Red Book, and explain its central place in the life and work of C. G. Jung.

C.G. Jung and the Tradition of Gnosis. A series of three lectures presented at the C. G. Jung Institute Zurich, discussing Jung's primary discovery and subsequent relationship with the myths of Gnosis.

Remembering Sophia: Consciousness, Relationship & Feminine Wisdom. Five lectures from a seminar presented to the AEL forum in 2014.


And if you are in Los Angeles...

Come and join us in person! Lectures are held at The Gnostic Society — Besant Lodge, 2560 N. Beachwood Drive, Hollywood CA 90068 (Map and Directions) every Friday evening at 8:00 PM. See our schedule of upcoming lectures for this month. Unless otherwise noted, all lectures are presented by Dr. Stephan Hoeller. Lectures are free and open to the public (donations are appreciated). Refreshments are offered following the lecture. Further information is available by calling 323-467-2685.


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