Somewhat familiar with Gnosticism. It was a later development of Christianity mixed with Platonism and general Hellenism, that ended up creating a highly spiritualized, dualistic form of Christianity. Where early Christianity was very much concerned with the fate of people in the present life, the actions of political leaders, and the ultimate destiny of humanity as a whole, Gnosticism was largely a religion of personal, individual spiritual enlightenment.Industrial Revolution, WW1 and anything involving with Bronze Age, Persian, Roman, and Muslim history and also Tamerlane. Edit: Also the Banana Wars : ) : )
Been looking into reading more about Gnostic Christianity, like the Gnostic Scriptures. You familiar with them?
I love WW1 history, binge watched through BBC The Great War series, very touching and emotional. Everything about WW1 just fascinates me, and the Ottoman Empire's participation is just icing on the cake. Also the Tanks, god I love the British Mark V tanks.
I plan on ordering a book about the Spanish conquests of the Aztecs, the illustrations of their cities during the Classical period (Mayans) are so beautiful and alien. What are your thoughts about the Mayans and Olmecs?
As far as scriptures, depends which ones. I know about the Apocryphal Gospels, but definitely some more than others. There are a lot of them.