ED's Esoteric Musings

In this section of the website, I indulge some of my off-beat philosophical ideas inspired by the Mother of God.

Take it or leave it, these are thought explorations and art.

- Edward Dodge

Sacred Art of Juan Hernandez

Juan Hernandez is a vibrant artist from Puerto Rico whose illustrations depict ancient mythology in vibrant colors and stark imagery. He syncretizes the characters from Hinduism, Gnosticism, paganism, and his native Caribbean into bold new presentations that are completely unique.

Gnostic Mystery Jesus

Imagine what Western Civilization would be like if Christianity had taken a different form.

  • What if Jesus was a Gnostic mystic who taught us to "know ourselves?" 

  • What if Mary Magdalene was the head Apostle instead of Peter?

  • What if Jesus had a Divine Mother?

  • What if the Trinity was the Father, Son, and Sophia?

  • What if the pagan Mysteries and their cycle of life traditions had never gone away?

  • What if the eucharist was psychedelic?

There are no answers to these questions, merely musings.

Swoon Theory

Swoon Theory is the idea that Jesus survived the crucifixion. A straight and scholarly reading of the Canonical gospels reveals a simple narrative; Jesus was sedated with a strong potion while on the cross allowing him to appear dead, was taken down quickly, and his wounds were treated with medicines and bandaged, while he lay unconscious for a day and a half before being revived. 

The mystery potion, identified as wine vinegar in the scriptures, was likely a potent tincture made from cannabis, which has been scientifically identified to have the pharmacological properties needed to aid Jesus and make him appear dead; catalepsy, hypothermia, hypomotility, and analgesia.

Gnostic Gospels

Read some of the original Gnostic Gospels from the Nag Hammadi library, an incredible collection of non-Canonical texts from the early days of Christianity. These alternative gospels present Jesus in an entirely different light than in the Bible. Here Jesus tells his disciples to pray to their divine Mother and that ignorance is the source of their suffering. 

These texts were hidden in the 4th century to escape being burned when Orthodox Christianity became the state religion of the Roman Empire and all rival traditions were banned and deemed heretical.