Studying the “Gnostic Bible”: Samael Aun Weor and the Pistis Sophia
New Antiquities - Transformations of Ancient Religion in the New Age and Beyond - Dylan Michael Burns
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In 1983, a book entitled El Pistis Sophia Develado (Pistis Sophia Unveiled) by the Colombian esoteric writer Samael Aun Weor, born Víctor Manuel Gómez Rodríguez (1917–1977), was published posthumously. It is considered a commentary to an important ancient Gnostic text, Pistis Sophia, that is read according to the Neo-Gnostic teachings of the author. This article provides insight into Weor’s specific approach to this text and the ‘Procrustean bed’ of interpretation he applied to it.