Paul Linjamaa is Associate Professor in the History of Religions and senior assistant lecturer at Lund University. He is specialized in the field of antique religiosity, focusing on ancient Gnosticism, but has also researched and published on various aspects of contemporary esotericism and the reception of Gnosticism in New Religious Movements. His is the author of the monographs The Ethics of The Tripartite Tractate (NHC I, 5) (Leiden: Brill, 2019) and The Nag Hammadi Codices and their Ancient Readers (Cambridge University Press, 2024). Together with Johnny Olsson, he co-wrote one of the first published research articles on MLO. Much of the initial research which the above overview has been based on was made possible through the collaboration with Johnny Olsson.