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The Gnostic New AgeHow a Countercultural Spirituality Revolutionized Religion from Antiquity to Today$
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April D. DeConick

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231170765

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231170765.001.0001

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Hell Walks and Star Treks

Hell Walks and Star Treks

(p.195) Chapter Seven Hell Walks and Star Treks
The Gnostic New Age

April D. DeConick

Columbia University Press

Elaborate second- and third-century Christian Gnostic movements; Basilidians, Peratics; Ophians; Naassenes; Platonic Sethians; soul-journeys through hell and through the star system as initiatory practices; connection to ancient mystery religions and Greek philosophical schools. Engages the movie, “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.”

Keywords:   2nd and 3rd Century CE, Basilidians, Peratics, Ophians, Naassenes, “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier”

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