UK College of Holistic Training, 27 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AX
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Total recommended period of study: approx. 3 months or less. Continuous enrolment. No time limit.
Cost: now reduced £175.00 (175 Pounds Sterling) Extra costs & shipping may apply for some non-
One FREE textbook will be included for students from the UK. Students outside the UK will need to buy the textbook separately.
Kindle Textbook discount for UK students: We will give UK students a discount of £10 if they purchase the Kindle edition of the free textbook.
Method of study
Textbook study -
This course is a study of the philosophy of Gnosticism as expressed in many different forms from its remotest origins in ancient Egypt, Greece, India, Persia and the Middle East to modern cultural forms. This complex field covers both personal approaches to divine realisation and different spiritual systems and sects throughout the ages. It is not only a form of alternative or early Christianity – it has taken various religious, spiritual and cultural forms and in recent times has been part of Western Esotericism, Anthroposophy, the works of Carl Jung, and has been an influence on twentieth-
• Ancient origins of Gnostic ideas
• Jewish themes in Gnostic thought
• Christian origins
• Early Gnosticism
• Expressions of Gnosticism in medieval magic and metaphysics
• Sufi Philosophy and Gnosticism
• The Cathars
• The Troubadours and the allegory of love
• The Templars
• European Theosophy, Masonry and Rosicrucianism
• French Freemasonry and Occultism
• The works and life of Aleister Crowley
• Gnostic themes in Jung and in the New Physics
• Expressions of Gnosticism in the Twentieth Century: esotericism, popular culture and the arts
Entry criteria and suitability
No particular qualifications are required for entry but the ability to study from textbooks at an intellectual level is expected.
As well as personal study, this course may be useful if you lead or are intending to set up an esoteric study group.
Successful graduates will receive the Diploma in Gnosticism awarded by UK College of Holistic Training which is a private UK qualification. The college is accredited by the International Association for Distance Learning.
If you are in a location where the designation "Certificate" is preferable to "Diploma", the wording of your qualification can be changed accordingly.
Please see our FAQs page for general information.
We reserve the right to change the syllabus and other details of any course at any time.
Churton, Tobias. Gnostic Philosophy: From Ancient Persia to Modern Times. Rochester, Vermont: Inner Traditions, 2005.
A FREE copy will be sent to UK students, or if (UK only) you get the Kindle edition we will give you a discount of £10.
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