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Gnostic Society Library: Sources on Gnosticism and Gnosis

Gnostic Society Library: Sources on Gnosticism and Gnosis
Almost all of the several dozen internet sites with collections of texts similar to our own obtained their material by directly or indirectly copying some files present at the Gnosis Archive. Ours was perhaps the first major collection of such texts to appear on "the web" in 1994, and thus has served as a source for others creating "their own" collections. Unfortunately transcription errors, typos, and primitive HTML formatting were present in the massive amount of material added to the Gnosis Archive in our first years; in a repeated process of "copying" they have been very widely propagated around the internet. Over nearly two decades we have made many corrections to these texts. It appears that few of the sites copying material from this collection have taken the time to read, edit and correct the texts! This is of course exactly how the manuscript tradition has propagated errors in the past centuries, though with vastly different technologies of reproduction.

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Masonic E-Book Library Note: Many of the e-books in this library are several hundred pages long and include illustrations. It takes a minimum of a high-speed DSL or cable modem to download many of them. i.e. Mackey's Masonry Defined takes 3 minutes just to download the text. The Corpus Hermeticum & Hermetic Tradition Archive Notes In the following section we provide: IntroductionThe Hermetic tradition represents a non-Christian lineage of Hellenistic Gnosticism. The tradition and its writings date to at least the first century B.C.E., and the texts we possess were all written prior to the second century C.E. The surviving writings of the tradition, known as the Corpus Hermeticum (the "Hermetic body of writings") were lost to the Latin West after classical times, but survived in eastern Byzantine libraries.

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2015) Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged. As Andersen approaches leaders in the environmental movement, he increasingly uncovers what appears to be an intentional refusal to discuss the issue of animal agriculture, while industry whistleblowers and watchdogs warn him of the risks to his freedom and even his life if he dares to persist.

Five of the Best Places to Get Free E-Books Nowadays, free reading material is abundant. Click on a few links and you have access to thousands of digital books to read at your leisure. Here are a few of my favorite sites that you can use to source your e-book library: OverDrive: OverDrive connects your computer, tablet, or smartphone to your public library so you can download e-books for the very attractive price of free. If your local library participates, you’ll be able to download new releases, kids books, audiobooks, and more with the OverDrive app.

The Gnostic World View: A Brief Summary of Gnosticism Gnosis Archive | Library | Bookstore | Index | Web Lectures | Ecclesia Gnostica | Gnostic Society GNOSTICISM IS THE TEACHING based on Gnosis, the knowledge of transcendence arrived at by way of interior, intuitive means. Although Gnosticism thus rests on personal religious experience, it is a mistake to assume all such experience results in Gnostic recognitions. It is nearer the truth to say that Gnosticism expresses a specific religious experience, an experience that does not lend itself to the language of theology or philosophy, but which is instead closely affinitized to, and expresses itself through, the medium of myth. Indeed, one finds that most Gnostic scriptures take the forms of myths. The term “myth” should not here be taken to mean “stories that are not true”, but rather, that the truths embodied in these myths are of a different order from the dogmas of theology or the statements of philosophy.

Pyramid Texts Online - Library Come in and make yourself comfortable. Select a book from the list below to load into the reading window. If you need help call Bennu by clicking on the cartouche of Unas at the top of the page. Use the arrows on the bottom right of the screen to turn the pages. "As above, so below" Back to Home Page or Contents Page or Magic or Index "As above, so below" This phrase comes from the beginning of The Emerald Tablet and embraces the entire system of traditional and modern magic which was inscribed upon the tablet in cryptic wording by Hermes Trismegistus. The significance of this phrase is that it is believed to hold the key to all mysteries. All systems of magic are claimed to function by this formula.

Calendar Reform 1.) Why fool with the calendar? There are enormous economic advantages to the proposed calendar. These benefits come because the new calendar is identical every year... except that, every five or six years, there is a one-week long "Mini-Month," called "Xtr (or Extra)," at the end of December. "Xtr (or Extra) Week" brings the calendar into sync with the seasonal change as the Earth circles the Sun. How much needless work do institutions, such as companies and colleges, put into arranging their calendars for every coming year?

The 100 Best, Most Interesting Blogs and Websites of 2015 UPDATE: 2016’s list of the top 100 websites is out now! Check it out. Every year I release a list of the best, most interesting blogs and websites I have encountered in the previous 365 days that I think other people should know about in the coming 365 days. I’ve done this for 3 years straight—this will be the 4th. As in years past this post was literally 1 year in the making (although it took a mere 2 days to organize and assemble).

Archons, Annunaki & The Nag Hammadi Codices For those of you who have never heard of the 'Archons' ... The first references to the Archons can be seen in ancient Nag Hammadi Text ... The Nag Hammadi Library, a collection of thirteen ancient codices containing over fifty texts, was discovered in upper Egypt in 1945.

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