Donald Robertson and Jason Mehmel sat down to chat about the connections between Stoicism and Gnosticism! These two perspectives on life aren’t often thought of together, separated by a few centuries and some different spiritual traditions. We uncover the similarities and discuss the useful ideas that both classical and modern Stoicism can bring to a modern Gnostic life.
Here’s the essay Donald wrote about his philosophic background and training, which includes his introduction to and interest in Gnosticism. https://donaldrobertson.name/2022/10/17/how-i-got-into-stoicism/
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Donald Robertson: Author of Stoicism and the Art of Happiness, How to Think Like a Roman Emperor, and Verissimus: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius
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