Who is Timothy James Lambert? Growing up in Florida during the seventies and eighties, I was always fascinated by magick and the esoteric. I read Robert Anton Wilson, Timothy Leary, and Aleister Crowley. I studied astrology, the I Ching, and the tarot, but I wasn’t interested in telling people their future or drawing up their natal horoscope. What held my attention were the various symbols and the systems that held them together. I was searching for magical or psychic powers. Yet I never developed any.
Eventually, I grew up, physically, at least. Joined the Army, left the Army. Moved to Europe during that short period of time after the collapse of Communism when the central European countries let anyone from the West in, thinking we’d bring our know-how and entrepreneurial spirit.
So, while lounging at home in our deluxe socialist housing development, my roommate, Laurie Apple, returned home after a few relaxing hours dumpster diving. She had retrieved, among other treasures, an old black paperback New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures. I appropriated the Bible with its tiny text and even tinier cross-references in its margins.
Let’s take a short digression to consider cryptography. In cryptography, there are basically three elements. There is the original text, the key, and the encrypted text. Once the text is encrypted you want to keep in a far away from the key as possible, until it comes time to decrypt the text.
If we were to make a Venn diagram with two circles, one filled with students of the occult and the other with students of the Bible, the area of intersection is rather small. This is due to several factors.
You shall not suffer a witch to live.
The Bible is filled with examples where astrologers and magicians are put to the test but none can compare to the power of God.
You are wearied with your many counsels; let them stand forth and save you, those who divide the heavens, who gaze at the stars, who at the new moons make known what shall come upon you. Behold, they are like stubble; the fire consumes them; they cannot deliver themselves from the power of the flame. No coal for warming oneself is this, no fire to sit before! Such to you are those with whom you have labored, who have done business with you from your youth; they wander about, each in his own direction; there is no one to save you.
Astrologers are usually lumped with sorcerers and the ritual murderers of children.
Basically, good Christians don’t study astrology and these other esoteric systems. And students of the occult rarely study the Bible, except for two (today three) very important exceptions. These are the Revelation of John and the Gospel of John (and now the Apocryphon of John). What heavy metal enthusiast hasn’t at least glimpsed into John’s Revelation, and what horror fan hasn’t cracked a Bible to learn of the nature of the Beast?
For those more gentle souls, there is the mystical lyricism of John’s Gospel, where, in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Still, generally speaking, these two circles rarely intersect. But intersect they did the day Laurie Apple gave me that Bible and I took a bite which transformed everything I thought I knew about the Bible and the occult.
And so began my life’s work to use my knowledge of various occult systems in order to unlock the various layers of encryption contained within the Bible as well as certain apocryphal and gnostic texts. Over the years I have come to realize that the available information concerning the Bible and Gnosticism tends to obscure the true nature of Gnostic and Biblical texts. And so I have created this site where I hope to be able to support and draw attention to those writings and films which best illuminate the true nature of the mystery.