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The Gnostic World View: A Brief Summary of Gnosticism

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. In the following summary, we will attempt to encapsulate in prose what the Gnostic myths express in their distinctively poetic and imaginative language. The Cosmos All religious traditions acknowledge that the world is imperfect. Deity The Human Being Salvation Conduct Destiny Conclusion + Stephan A. Related:  WAKE UP!dotk777Philosophy

A One World Religion is Already Here Julian Wash, ContributorWaking Times Dear Humans, Today I would like to return to your awareness an aspect of the Human condition that adheres to certain religious beliefs and practices. It has long been understood by the architects of social order that a belief system predicated on fear and consequence was essential for maintaining control and domination over a populace. From their perspective you can see how important a template of compliancy would be. So church was created along with its extrusions of laws and moral antecedents that were mixed into that catchall phrase called religion. There are many sects and orders that offer an illusion of choice. In the following paragraphs we’ll take a brief look at this concept called church and religion. Different and Yet the Same Once you see the wheels of religiosity, then the illusion reveals itself. I’m reminded when Baron M.A. I don’t mean to insult or disparage people of religious persuasion. Ah, but you say, you are of your own mind.

Cannabis (Marijuana) Vault : Drug Testing THC is one of the "SAMHSA-5". The five drugs tested for in standard NIDA approved drug tests. A single use of cannabis may be detected by a typical urine drug test for 1-6 days depending on amount smoked, individual body metabolism rates, and the cutoff level used by the test (15 ng/ml, 20 ng/ml, 50 ng/ml, 100 ng/ml). Chronic or daily use may be detected by a typical urine drug test for 7-30 days depending on the same factors listed above. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is rapidly absorbed by inhalation and the gastrointestinal tract. The standard THC test is a one step rapid, qualitative immunoassay for the detection of tetrahydrocannabinol compounds (9-carboxy-THC) in urine. Although it is widely claimed that THC metabolites can cause a positive urine test for months after use, a more realistic estimate is closer to 3-4 weeks for chronic users. Cannabis use is detectable with hair tests and is generally included in the standard hair test.

Inferno by Dante Alighieri Average Rating: 5.0 out of 5 based on 3 ratings 13 Favorites on Read Print Read online Write a review Add to favorites Add to bookshelf Book Description The Divine Comedy (Hell) describes Dante Alighieri 's journey through Hell (Inferno), guided first by the Roman epic poet Virgil and then by Beatrice. Reader Ratings & Reviews 5 star: 4 star: 3 star: 2 star: 1 star: Average Rating (5.0) Write a review Chakras Chakras Chakra means Wheel in Sanskrit. Consciousness and energy move from one frequency to another in spiraling fashion. The body has energy centers that look like spinning wheels and are called Chakras. They allow energy to flow from one part of the body to another. As with all things in our reality, they are linked to sound, light and color. To heal, is to bring the chakras into alignment and balance then understand the nature of creation and your purpose in it. It's all in motion in the alchemy of time. Kundalini The Flow of Energy The Chakra Wheels Crown Chakra Brow Chakra Throat Chakra Heart Chakra Solar Plexus Spleen Chakra Root Chakra Chakras above the head bring one into higher frequency. They range from 4 fingers to one foot above the crown chakra. Chakras as Spiral Cones Third Eye Pineal Gland 12 Around 1 Spiraling Cones of Creation Chakra and Color Frequencies RED 1st Chakra: Base or Root Chakra: Kundalini: Root Chakra: Located at the base of the spine. Crystals are used with chakras 12 Around 1

7 Reasons Americas Mental Health Industry Is a Threat to Our Sanity January 5, 2012 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Why do some of us become dissident mental health professionals? The majority of psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals “go along to get along” and maintain a status quo that includes drug company corruption, pseudoscientific research and a “standard of care” that is routinely damaging and occasionally kills young children. When Rebecca Riley was 28 months old, based primarily on the complaints of her mother that she was “hyper” and had difficulty sleeping, psychiatrist Kayoko Kifuji, at the Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, diagnosed Rebecca with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). At the age of four, Rebecca was dead. Kifuji’s fate? Long before the Rebecca Riley tragedy hit the headlines, I was embarrassed by the mental health profession for seven major reasons: 1.

List of unsolved problems in philosophy This is a list of some of the major unsolved problems in philosophy. Clearly, unsolved philosophical problems exist in the lay sense (e.g. "What is the meaning of life?", "Where did we come from?", "What is reality?" Aesthetics[edit] Essentialism[edit] In art, essentialism is the idea that each medium has its own particular strengths and weaknesses, contingent on its mode of communication. Art objects[edit] This problem originally arose from the practice rather than theory of art. While it is easy to dismiss these assertions, further investigation[who?] Epistemology[edit] Epistemological problems are concerned with the nature, scope and limitations of knowledge. Gettier problem[edit] In 1963, however, Edmund Gettier published an article in the periodical Analysis entitled "Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?" In response to Gettier's article, numerous philosophers have offered modified criteria for "knowledge." Infinite regression[edit] Molyneux problem[edit] Münchhausen trilemma[edit] [edit]

Psychedelics Can Expand Your Consciousness It might seem as though we are all separate, and individual from one another and our environment. While that may appear true and could very well be true in some ways, we are also all connected at the deepest levels of existence. When understanding this, we can look at how we operate daily and begin to ask questions: Why are we so concerned with dominating one another? Personally I have not done psychedelics so it cannot be completely accurate for me to say exactly what you would feel while doing them. We are all connected. “Psychedelics are illegal not because a loving government is concerned that you may jump out of a third story window. As Terrence McKenna pointed out, psychedelics can lead to vast understandings and expansive changes to ones life that would push them to begin changing how they live life. From my experience of coming to understand what I have through meditations and dream states, I can say that I have drastically changed my life as a result.

MNEMONIC TECHNIQUES AND SPECIFIC MEMORY Tricks to improve memory,memorization memorization memorize method memorizing creative memory techniquevirtual memory memory loss human memory& book& game& management&improvement photographic& long term memory - Stu Mnemonic techniques are more specific memory aids. Many are based on the general memory strategies that were presented earlier. Although it can be easiest to remember those things that you understand well, sometimes you must rely on rote memory. The following techniques can be used to facilitate such memorization. 1. Let us suppose that you have to memorize the names of four kinds of fossils for your geology class: 1) actual remains, 2) Petrified, 3) Imprint, and 4) Molds or casts. Although acronyms can be very useful memory aids, they do have some disadvantages. 2. My Dear Aunt Sally (mathematical order of operations: Multiply and Divide before you Add and Subtract) Kings Phil Came Over for the Genes Special (Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Genus, Species) Can you think of other examples? 3. You can use the same techniques to better remember information from courses. Using these techniques can be fun, particularly for people who like to create. 4. 5. 6. Human Memory The Science

Goddess Myths: Stories of the legendary ladies in world mythology. Goddess myths. . . intriguing stories full of struggles, emotions, heartache, and endurance. Think of any of these legendary ladies and stories of adventure, passion, and revenge come to mind. In antiquity the goddess myths played much the same role that soap operas do in our times. Filled with action, power plays, love affairs, success and the agony of defeat, the goddess myths do much more than simply entertain -- they once instructed and shaped the world around them, teaching what is normal, acceptable, and likely to be rewarded (or punished). Celebrity status was automatically thrust upon a goddess. Above all else, both then and now, the goddess myths shed light upon human nature and the struggle to be whole in body, mind, and soul. The understanding that results when we intuitively or intellectually grasp the meaning of the goddess myths can be both powerful and healing.

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