Were Some Gnostics Into Speaking In Tongues?
Got an email from a radio listener who heard my program on the vegetarian diet of the original Christians. PODCAST: https://medium.com/sant-mat-satsang-podcasts/podcast-the-vegetarianism-of-jesus-and-the-hebrew-christians-spiritual-awakening-radio-with-c97bd927135e#.fj8sjhhtx
They were asking me for a link that I mentioned to the earliest writings of these vegetarian Aramaic or Hebrew Christians of the Jesus Movement. HERE: https://medium.com/sant-mat-meditation-and-spirituality/collection-of-ebionite-jewish-christian-scriptures-online-fdd406d051b6#.e9ubyriq3
They also asked if there any examples of speaking in tongues in ancient texts. The answer is yes. There does seem to be examples of glossolalia (speaking in tongues) along with vowel chant (the Western or Egyptian equivalent of AUM), and sacred names in several Nag Hammadi Gnostic Gospel texts.
Generally, these texts are pro Apostle Paul (like the Corinthians known for their interest in tongues-speaking and other “gifts of the spirit”). What books contain examples of tongues-speaking, chant, and mantras? “Discourse on the Eighth and Ninth Heavens”, “Gospel of the Egyptians”, and “Marsanes” are books that have examples of glossolalia. (For the Hebrew-sounding Sethian mantras known as “The Five Names” or “The Five Seals”, explore the Nag Hammadi text “Trimorphic Protennoia”.)
Scroll way down on this page to access all the books of the Nag Hammadi Library including those. In fact, this online Nag Hammadi Library is a great website to bookmark if you’re interested in these Gnostic Gospels: