Gabriel D. Roberts is a theological scholar, researcher and public speaker that specializes in discussions about the nature of perception and belief. After 27 years of passionate searching and study, Gabriel stepped away from his long held Christian faith into a more expansive and fluid worldview. His latest book, The Quest For Gnosis explores the roots of belief, the power of the ecstatic state in one’s spiritual life and the means by which a deeply satisfying spiritual life may be achieved outside of the bonds of dogma. Within The Quest For Gnosis, Gabriel interviews 20 of the brightest minds in this field of study, including Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, Graham Hancock, Daniele Bolelli, Peter J. Carroll, Hamilton Morris, Dr. Aaron Cheak, David Metcalfe, Dr. Rick Strassman and many more. Gabriel writes for VICE Magazine, Disinfo.com and Realitysandwich.com and is the author of three books. He is continuing his research at the University of Washington in his hometown of Tacoma, WA.
We had the pleasure of chatting with Gabriel at the 2014 Synchronicity Symposium in Joshua Tree and getting to know more about him. His new book (which he was kind enough to hook us up with) is incredibly inspiring and a great read. Like Jennifer Palmer, the subject of our film, Gabriel did a complete 360, his spirituality took on a new dimension (literally), while his world view broadened considerably in a rather short time. This kind of transformation which usually takes entire lifetimes also takes a tremendous amount of courage. It’s rare to meet folks that have made such a complete change in their belief system. Telling an alternative story in such a way that makes it difficult for non-believers to turn away is no small feat. This is an ongoing challenge for the filmmakers. We hope our film, ‘Time is Art’ also does exactly what his books and talks do; legitimize a truly spiritual way of life.