Miguel Conner explains why movies like Snowpiercer and The Lego Movie rely on Gnostic themes. 


photo by: Bong Joon Ho

Today we welcome Miguel Conner to Skeptiko for another round of Skeptiko at the movies. Miguel is the host of one of my favorite must-listen-to podcasts, Aeon Byte Gnostic radio where he explores all manner of Gnostic related topics, and in a broader sense, and this is the real hook for me, all topics related to the “how can this be” question.

So, with Miguel as our guide, we tackle two movies with strong Gnostic themes. And while Snowpeircer and The Lego Movie certainly resonate with Gnostics, they also resonate with the rest of us. Why? Before this interview, I almost challenged Miguel to refrain from using the word “Gnosticism” when explaining how and why these stories speak to us in a deep way, but he decided we didn’t need any gimmicks to demonstrate how familiar we have all become with the concepts and themes at play in a Gnostic worldview.

Click here for forum discussion

Click here for the Aeon Byte podcast

  • More From Skeptiko

    • Charlie Robinson, Taming the Octopus |580|

      Charlie Robinson, Taming the Octopus |580|

      Author and podcaster Charlie Robinson… octopus of control… does WEF mean MAGA… junk conspiracy. Click here for Charlie Robinson’s Website Click here for forum Discussion   Alex Tsakiris: [00:00:00] Welcome to Skeptiko, where we explore controversial science and spirituality and …
    • Johnny Vedmore, Henry and Klaus |579|

      Johnny Vedmore, Henry and Klaus |579|

      Investigative journalist Johnny Vedmore… Henry Kissinger and Klaus Schwab… Strangelove mutual destruction… globalism vs. US empire. Click here for Johnny Vedmore’s Website Click here for forum Discussion [00:00:00] Alex Tsakiris: On this episode of Skeptiko. A show about considering all …
    • Sam Tripoli, Zero Podcast |578|

      Sam Tripoli, Zero Podcast |578|

      the voice in our head… Rogan and Sam on comedy… big tent. Click here for Sam Tripoli’s Website Click here for forum Discussion
    • Skeptiko Reboot |577|

      Skeptiko Reboot |577|

      Inquiry to perpetuate doubt…  follow the data…  follow the deception…  follow the discernment.  light is shining. Click here for forum Discussion [00:00:00] Alex Tsakiris: Hi everyone. I’m here to reboot skeptiko, ready to, anxious, to excited to reboot. Skeptical. You …
    • Al Borealis, 2022 Year in Review |576|

      Al Borealis, 2022 Year in Review |576|

      Al Borealis is the creator and host of Forum Borealis where he offers a paradigm expanding deep dive into controversial, marginalized, system critical topics within culture, philosophy, and spirituality. Subscribe:   Click here for forum Discussion Click here for the …
    • Dr. Mona Sobhani, Neuroscience and the Spiritual |575|

      Dr. Mona Sobhani, Neuroscience and the Spiritual |575|

      Dr. Mona Sobhani is a cognitive neuroscientist with 14+ years of experience and an author of Proof of Spiritual Phenomena about her  transformation from a diehard scientific materialist to an open-minded spiritual seeker, and the excruciating identity crisis that ensued. …
    • Dr. Bernardo Kastrup, Debating the Nature of Reality |574|

      Dr. Bernardo Kastrup, Debating the Nature of Reality |574|

      Bernardo Kastrup is director of Essentia Foundation and one of the world’s leading experts on metaphysical idealism. Subscribe:   Click here for forum Discussion Click here for Dr. Bernardo Kastrup‘s Website skeptiko-574-bernardo-kastrup [00:00:00] Alex Tsakiris: Um, this episode of skeptiko. …
    • Richard Cox, Being Right About No Virus |573|

      Richard Cox, Being Right About No Virus |573|

      Richard Cox is a podcaster and author. Subscribe:   Click here for forum Discussion Click here for Richard Cox’s Website [00:00:00] Alex Tsakiris: On this episode of skeptiko. a show about being right. [00:00:06] clip: Yeah, but I wasn’t, Am …
    • Stafford Betty, Free Will in the Moment |572|

      Stafford Betty, Free Will in the Moment |572|

      Dr. Stafford Betty, is professor of religious studies and popular author. Subscribe:   Click here for forum Discussion Click here for Dr. Stafford Betty’s Website   [00:00:00] Alex Tsakiris: On this episode of skeptiko. A show about God’s rules. [00:00:06] …