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Eros & Gnosis: A Gnostic Study of Human Sexuality. There is a wealth of information at New Dawn Magazine.

Eros & Gnosis: A Gnostic Study of Human Sexuality

This particular piece however reminds us in detail of many of the truths buried by the so called church fathers, the black robes as the native Americans called them. It helps explain how the writings of the apostle Thomas disappeared until recently. Quite frankly Gnostic Christianity is very similar to Buddhist, Hindu and Native American belief systems. They all advocate the unity of male and female, positive and negative in the search for enlightenment. We see some severe misconceptions concerning tantrayana and yogic discipline. Eros & Gnosis: A Gnostic Study of Human Sexuality By Dr. By Dr. "Monads, Centers of Consciousness" by G. de Purucker. Monads, Centers of Consciousness By G. de Purucker The "Three-tongued flame" that never dies is the immortal spiritual triad -- the Atma-Buddhi and Manas -- the fruition of the latter assimilated by the first two after every terrestrial life.

"Monads, Centers of Consciousness" by G. de Purucker

The "four wicks" that go out and are extinguished, are the four lower principles, including the body. . . . HIMALAYAN Gupta Vidya. The Hymn of the Pearl. An ancient Gnostic text When I was a little childand dwelling in my kingdom, in my father's house, and was content with the wealth and theluxuries of my nourishers, from the East, our home, my parents equipped me (and) sent me forth; and of the wealth of our treasury they took abundantly, (and) tied up for me a load large and (yet) light, which I myself could carry,gold of Beth-Ellaya, and silver of Gazak the great, and rubies of India, and agates from Beth-Kashan, and they furnished me with the adamant, which can crush iron.

The Hymn of the Pearl

And they took off from me the glittering robe, which in their affection they made for me, and the purple toga, which was measured (and) woven to my stature. Gnostic Creed. From Thelemapedia Categories: Religion | Thelema | Ritual | Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica | The Gnostic Mass Part of the Thelema & Religion series A creed is a statement of belief—usually religious belief—or faith.

Gnostic Creed

Gnosis 01 - Introduction To Gnosis. The Gnostic Mass. (Redirected from Gnostic Mass) Categories: Religion | Thelema | Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica | Ritual | Works of Aleister Crowley Part of the Thelema & Religion series Aleister Crowley wrote The Gnostic Mass—technically called Liber XV or "Book 15"—in 1913 while travelling in Moscow.

The Gnostic Mass

New age / gnostic / ophites. The Ophites is a blanket term for numerous gnostic sects in Syria and Egypt about 100 A.D.

New age / gnostic / ophites

The Gnostics and Their Remains: Part I. Gnosticism and its Sources: The Ophites. Sacred Texts Gnosticism Index Previous Next Buy this Book at The Gnostics and Their Remains, by Charles William King, [1887], at p. 82.

The Gnostics and Their Remains: Part I. Gnosticism and its Sources: The Ophites

MetaHistory - Gaia and Gnosis, Deeper Ecology, Planetary Tantra, Telestics. The Nag Hammadi Codices and Gnostic Christianity. Biblical Archaeology Society Staff • 07/01/2014 This Bible History Daily feature was originally published in March 2011.

The Nag Hammadi Codices and Gnostic Christianity

It has been updated. —Ed. The Nag Hammadi texts were contained in 13 leather-bound volumes discovered by Egyptian farmers in 1945. The Topic of Topics: Gnostic Parallels in the Writings of Carlos Castaneda. Gnostic Parallels in the Writings of Carlos Castaneda The eleven books of Carlos Castaneda record his apprenticeship with a Yaqui Indian, don Juan Matus, who plays Socratic mentor to Castaneda’s skeptical anthropologist.

The Topic of Topics: Gnostic Parallels in the Writings of Carlos Castaneda

Over more than twenty years, Castaneda learned the theory and practice of a new discipline proposed by his mischievous and demanding teacher. The art of the “new seers” involves revising ancient secrets of Toltec sorcery transmitted to don Juan through a late lineage dating from the 18th century. Nag Hammadi Library. The Nag Hammadi Library, a collection of thirteen ancient books (called "codices") containing over fifty texts, was discovered in upper Egypt in 1945.

Nag Hammadi Library

Gnosticism: The Sorrow of Sophia - Lecture by Stephan Hoeller. Alchemy 01 The Elements in Spiritual Growth. Gnosis as Philosophy. As a philosophy, Gnosis always implies a message, an orientation, a teaching that is always directed towards man’s consciousness and invites him to reflect consciously. By means of a serene reflection, the gnostic philosophy always tries to take man up to the summit of the REAL BEING (that which is divine in each human creature). A gnostic philosopher loves wisdom and restlessly seeks for truth, which is contained in his innermost essence. It would be a serious error to talk about philosophy and just refer to the ancient Greeks’ philosophy: Plato’s, Socrates’s or Solon’s philosophy.

Gnosis & Esotericism books collection of the Ritman Library. This wide collecting area includes several sub-collections acquired to contextualize the collecting areas Hermetica, Alchemy, Mysticism and Rosicrucianism. Origins of the Gnostic Movement: nostics or Illuminati? This article is cited in Not in His Image, Ch. 9, p 147 The Origins of the Gnostic Movement One the most daunting problems posed by the Gnostic Coptic materials is the question of origins. Who wrote these documents, and where did the authors came from? It is exasperating to delve into this material with no concrete idea of its human origin in cultural, historical, or geographic terms. Gnostic Kabbalah: Introduction. We can find all sorts of books in bookstores about traditional Kabbalah, related to the mysticism of Judaism, but we seldom find books about Initiatic Kabbalah (Gnostic Kabbalah).

Initiatic Kabbalah is related to the path of Self-realization, and deals with why we have to awaken consciousness, why we have to enter into Initiation. The term "Self-realization" implies the understanding of a special type of knowledge. Knowledge in Greek = Gnosis.Knowledge in Hebrew = דעת Daath. Genesis is a Gnostic Book that refers to the mysteries of Daath, indicating two trees that were in Eden. The first Tree is Gnosis, Daath, the Tree of Knowledge (of Good and Evil): Alchemy. In the Bible when describing sex between Adam and Eve, we read, “...and Adam knew his wife, and she had Cain...” Mary says, “How am I going to be pregnant when I do not know any man?” Gnostics, Gnostic Gospels, & Gnosticism. A one-sentence description of Gnosticism: a religion that differentiates the evil god of this world (who is identified with the god of the Old Testament) from a higher more abstract God revealed by Jesus Christ, a religion that regards this world as the creation of a series of evil archons/powers who wish to keep the human soul trapped in an evil physical body, a religion that preaches a hidden wisdom or knowledge only to a select group as necessary for salvation or escape from this world.

The term "gnostic" derives from "gnosis," which means "knowledge" in Greek. The Gnostics believed that they were privy to a secret knowledge about the divine, hence the name. (Huxley coined "agnosticism" on the basis that all knowledge must be based on reason. The Story Of The Storytellers - The Gnostic Gospels. The 52 texts discovered in Nag Hammadi, Egypt include 'secret' gospels poems and myths attributing to Jesus sayings and beliefs which are very different from the New Testament. Scholar Elaine Pagels explores these documents and their implications. From The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels Vintage Books, New York: 1979 pp. xiii-xxiii In December 1945 an Arab peasant made an astonishing archeological discovery in Upper Egypt. Gnosticism: ancient and modern. Christian history and faith groups Menu Sponsored link Summary: Gnosticism is a philosophical and religious movement which started in pre-Christian times.

Gnosticism. Sacred-texts home Christianity Apocrypha Sub Rosa Buy CD-ROM This page indexes resources about Gnosticism, the Hermetica, and other related belief systems at sacred-texts. Fragments of a Faith Forgotten by G.R.S. Mead [1900]An indispensable and comprehensive sourcebook about the Gnostics. The Gnostics and Their Remains by Charles William King [1887]King's pioneering summary of what was known about the Gnostics prior to the Nag Hammadi discoveries. Pistis Sophia Translated by G.R.S. Nag Hammadi Library. Liber XV: The Gnostic Mass.

The Gnostic Mass With Annotations and Commentary by Helena and Tau Apiryon Copyright © 1995, 2008 Ordo Templi Orientis All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be duplicated in any form; electronic or otherwise, without the express written permission of Ordo Templi Orientis. The Blue Men. Question: We find in a magazine that was in circulation in Distrito Federal (Mexico), the following narrative: