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Q&A: The Gospel of Mary, fringe sects, and grass eaters...our author replies.
BY: Richard L. Valantasis
Why do you think there has been such an outpouring of interest in Gnosticism in the last few years?
What does the Gnostic text “The Gospel of Mary” tell us about the relationship between Mary Magdalene and Jesus? Does it imply that they were married?
Which of the early Christian or Gnostic sects is the most interesting to you personally?
I am most fascinated by the Boskoi, the Grazers. They had a concrete plan to live in the Garden of Eden, and they carried it out despite all the social pressures to conform. They were radical "back to the earth" people who loved God and the world God made. We could use more of that today, given what we are doing to the physical world we live in.
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