Just recently I finished a post about The Pivotal Gospel of Thomas and part of what I wrote about was the development of thought in Ken Wapnick, sort of “What did he know and when did he know it?” about the meaning of the Course. The point in case was that my blog post was triggered by the reading of an article about the Course that reflected the typical Christian argument that the Thomas Gospel did not originate from before the Synoptics, which to me is par for the course for anyone who identifies with Christian orthodoxy.
The author of the article also read into some comments in Ken’s books that reflected how at one point he was more focused on the connections of the Course and the Bible, and later became focused more on emphasizing the incompatibility of the two. The author’s conclusion had been that this was an evolution in Ken’s thinking that betrayed other influences on his work – in particular his studies for the book Love Does Not Condemn. I argued that to the contrary, there was no issue here of a change in Ken’s theological position, and that moreover Ken’s connection to the Course was always first and foremost psychological and spiritual in nature, regardless of how interesting and wide ranging his explorations into the early Christian history as well as gnosis and gnosticism might be. And then, just a few days later, the Foundation of Inner Peace released the oldest known video of Ken, which corroborated in spades what I had just written, for it dated from 1984, seven years before I first met Ken. The topic was how to deal with Injustice in the World. Synchronicity is the word for that, I guess.