12 06 12 - 09:46Interview with Jeremy Christner, owner of the publisher Lux Ferous and explorer of gnostic ideas.
I believe, contrary to the âorthodoxâ Gnostics, that Jesus was a redundant figure. The one who truly was our key to Gnosis was the Serpent. There was no need for Christ â the damage to the Demiurge had already been done in Eden, and the Gnostic current was already well under way by the time of Christ. I refer to myself as an Ophite Gnostic, which I see as interchangeable with the term Gnostic Luciferian or Luciferian Gnostic. The Ophites were a sect whose faith was born at the moment when the Serpent delivered us from eternal servitude. Ophitism is the worship of the Serpent of Eden, the name being derived from the Greek Ophis, serpent. Some scholars argue that the Ophites predated Christianity (note: the reality of pre-Christian Gnosticism is heavily debated), thus making them more akin to what one may call inverted Judaism, as the Ophite concept of what is holy, and what is unholy, is opposite that of their parent religion.