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Brian Stanford

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Brian Stanford on Finding Hermes: From Convicted Criminal to Gnostic Priest

Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio

Bishop Brian Standford joined us to discuss his inspirational journey. Find life-improving insights from his transformation from a life of drugs and prison to an exemplar of esoteric wisdom. He'll share what went wrong and what has worked for him: Christian Gnosticism, prayer, Eastern traditions, martial arts, the ideas of great thinkers, and more. We also get into Brian's ideas of Esoteric Patriotism, a much-needed pivot when trust in the system is crumbling because of the dark effects of Wickedness in High Places.

1hr 24mins

11 Nov 2020

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#7: Following the Breadcrumbs/ Entering the Beam/ Inner Alchemy (w/ Brian Stanford)

Life's a tRiP

Dave jumps back in for another round of conversation with Brian Stanford (if you haven’t already, definitely check out S1E3 with him prior to digging in to this one). In this episode they pick up where the last episode together left off. Dave and Brian discuss following the call for massive change, the nature of transforming discomfort and hurt into light or gold, and much more. Enjoy!

1hr 22mins

22 Jan 2020

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EPISODE 16 - MARINES TED VEGGEBERG & BRIAN STANFORD

Commotion Podcast

We welcome two amazing Marines to the show and discuss the Buddy Check 22 veteran suicide prevention movement and many other topics. These guys are making big moves in the veteran community and beyond, show them some support!

1hr 17mins

17 Jan 2020

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Gnostic Revival in Asheville, NC with guest host Brian Stanford

Sacramental Whine

This is a special episode of Sacramental Whine: An Independent Sacramental Movement Podcast.  If you’re not familiar with the podcast, I’m David Oliver Kling your host, and I’m a Bishop within the Community of Saint George (which is part jurisdiction and part religious order within The Young Rite).  This episode is special because I have a guest host.  Returning to the podcast is Father Brian Stanford, a priest with the Liberal Catholic Union.  I interviewed Father Brian back in episode 30 and he was a guest host on episode 36.  He enjoyed the experience so much that he wanted to return to the podcast, and I’m happy to have him back.  We’re going to talk about several things including: Gnosticism and Brian's work to create a Gnostic Revival in Asheville, North Carolina. We talked about Clerical Celibacy in follow-up to the solo episode 42. Links: Father Brian Stanford's YouTube Page. Convergent Streams: The Premier ISM Magazine. This podcast is produced by the Community of Saint George (The Young Rite).

37mins

6 Aug 2019

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Looking for the Real Deal with guest host Brian Stanford

Sacramental Whine

This is a special episode of Sacramental Whine: An Independent Sacramental Movement Podcast.  If you’re not familiar with the podcast, I’m David Oliver Kling your host, and I’m a Bishop within the Community of Saint George (which is part jurisdiction and part religious order within The Young Rite).  This episode is special because I have a guest host.  The first time having a guest host! Returning to the podcast is Father Brian Stanford, a priest with the Liberal Catholic Union.  I interviewed Father Brian back in episode 30 and he wanted to return to the podcast, and I’m happy to have him back.  We’re going to talk about several things including: Christian Esotericism. Impostor Syndrom. This episode is sponsored in part by Convergent Streams: The Premier ISM Magazine. This Podcast is produced by The Community of Saint George (The Young Rite).

45mins

21 Jun 2019

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Something Rock & Rollish with Brian Stanford

Sacramental Whine

In this episode, I had the honor of interviewing Father Brian Stanford of the Liberal Catholic Union.  Brian said to me, “I grew up in a Christian-ish household. My mother is a Christian and my father is an atheist. I never had religion foisted upon me and was encouraged to question and search. At the age of 14 I consciously entered the spiritual path when I discovered a copy of Donald Michael Kraig’s book “Modern Magick” and the Dammapada. I began experimenting with ceremonial magick and meditation.” Over the following years, Brian spent time with Hare Krishnas, lived in a Zen temple, got addicted to heroin, went to prison, came out transformed. He continued his spiritual Quest through chaos magick, Gnosticism and Vajrayana Buddhism. Years of Buddhist meditation and Vajrayana practice resulted in an epiphany which ultimately led him into Christianity, the Divine Feminine through Mary, and the Independent Sacramental Movement. After two years a Christian he found the Liberal Catholic Union and was recently ordained to the priesthood, having previously been ordained a deacon. His focus is investigating and practicing esoteric strands of Christianity, learning various aspects of Independent Catholic practice and training in the martial arts. He lives in Ashville NC and is currently working to build a community of people who are interested in engaging with Christianity in new and alive ways. You can find some of his writing at Seek the Mystery Blog. We talked about several things including: His elevator speech. As a new priest, we discussed his thoughts on the priesthood and priestly formation. He describes what Gnosticism and Esoteric Christianity means to him. He is a student of the martial arts. He discusses his training and how it impacts his ministry. He talks about his greatest challenge within the Independent Sacramental Movement. And finally, he talks about his greatest blessing since he started following a Christian vocation to ministry. This episode is sponsored in-part by Convergent Streams: The Premier ISM Magazine.  Check it out! This episode is produced by The Community of Saint George (The Young Rite).

32mins

10 May 2019