One of the most enigmatic and alluring text in the Nag Hammadi Library of Gnostic texts is the famed hymn-poem Thunder: Perfect Mind. This episode explores the origins, structure, parallels with an eye to Thunder's treatment of gender, language and colonialism. We also explore to what degree we can call Thunder 'gnostic' at all - why did this document survive in the Nag Hammadi library at all?
Thunder: Perfect Mind - https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/religion/maps/primary/thunder.html
Taussig, etc. - The Thunder: Perfect Mind: A New Translation and Introduction - 978-0230105638
Prada Ad - https://www.prada.com/us/en/pradasphere/films/2005/thunder-perfect-mind.html
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