Secret Quest: A Three Part Series on the Christian Gnostics is a 2009 documentary film produced, directed, and written by The Gnostic Movement. It explores the history and practice of ancient Christian Gnosticism from the times of Jesus and the disciples right up to modern times. Secret Quest is the first documentary about the Gnostics ever released by Gnostics themselves.
The Secret Quest documentary is comprised of three parts:
- “Part 1: The Path of the Christian Gnostics”
- “Part 2: Wisdom of the Gnostic Gospels”; and
- “Part 3: How to Be a Gnostic.”
The documentary features teachers from The Gnostic Movement filmed on location in California, USA, and in Gnostic Centers in Perth and Sydney, Australia. It was first released on YouTube and later on DVD, scoring an average of 9.4/10 across thirty-four user reviews on popular movie-review website IMDB.
In addition to the three episodes of Secret Quest, there were also two special features released with the DVD, with one of these special features giving an introduction to The Flight of the Feathered Serpent. In this special feature, teachers of The Gnostic movement give a detailed summary of the book, explaining some of its major themes and meanings, as well as outlining how the book came to be. Most importantly, they reveal the correlation between events described in the Gospel of Judas, which was first unveiled by National Geographic in 2006, and The Flight of the Feathered Serpent, which was first published in Spanish in 1953—long before the Gospel of Judas was even rediscovered.
The special features and all three parts of Secret Quest can be viewed below. The trailer can also be found below or on Vimeo.