Telestic Shamanism: Gnosis, Cognitive Ecstasy, and Entheogens


Episode 150

John Lamb Lash

John Lamb Lash is a comparative mythologist known for his ground-breaking work on Gnosticism, the Pagan Mysteries, and shamanism. He is a leading exponent of the power of myth to direct individual experience and drive historical events over the long term. His recent project,, is a platform for the restoration of the Humanities. Lash’s Sophianic School of Arts and Sciences echoes the sacred calling of the ancient Mysteries: to guide humanity toward excellence in moral and creative expressions. John is also the author of Not in His Image, Gnostic Vision, Sacred Ecology, and The Future of Belief.


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Podcast Highlights

  • Hypatia and the Gnostic Mysteries.
  • Initiation in the Eleusinian Mysteries.
  • John’s initiation into psychedelics, shamanism, and Gnosticism.
  • Developing a Telestic shamanic protocol.
  • Nitrogen, psychoactive plants, and the zone of the planet.
  • Lessons from the organic light.
  • The relationship between pagan Gnosticism and Christianity.
  • The problems facing humanity.


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