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 four hundred lectures, covering dozens of
subjects, are available in high-quality MP3 audio format for immediate
BCRecordings.net.and 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.
Recent Lectures from the Gnostic Society Program:
See the Gnostic Society Schedule for information on each program. Each live lecture runs about 80 minutes.
June 1, 2012 - The Symbolic Life. Jung's epochal lecture on the religious aspects of the psyche, evaluated in a contemporary context. (Click to listen immediately)
June 8, 2012 - 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)
July 6, 2012 - 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 bcrecordings.net.
August 3, 2012 - 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 bcrecordings.net.
September 7, 2012 - 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 bcrecordings.net.
October 5, 2012 - 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 bcrecordings.net.
November 2, 2012 - 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 bcrecordings.net.
These lecture series are now available for immediate download at the BC Recordings - Gnostic Society Lecture Series Collection.
More Free Lecture by Dr. Stephan Hoeller at BC Recordings:
These are all hosted at BC Recordings (bcrecordings.net):
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) Running Time 47:25.
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.
Running Time 79:52.
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.Running
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.
Running Time 53:01. Listen or Download
Tolkien and "The Lord of the Rings"
Gnosis and Creativity merged in this great work by J.R.R. Tolkien. A
7 part set on it is introduced by this brief presentation.
Running Time 74:04.
We also offer several lecture series presented Dr. Lance
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 center (3363 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90039 -
Map) 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