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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. 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. The Cosmos All religious traditions acknowledge that the world is imperfect. Deity Related:  Gnosticismo

The Gnosis Archive: Resources on Gnosticism and Gnostic Tradition What is Gnosticism? Many visitors have requested some basic introductory material explaining Gnosticism. To meet this need we offer these "places to start": two short articles, The Gnostic World View: A Brief Summary of Gnosticism and What is a Gnostic?; and an audio lectures (mp3 format) on the Gnostic concept of Christ: The Misunderstood Redeemer. A reading of the Overview of the Gnostic Society Library collection will also give a useful brief introduction to the history and textual legacy of the Gnostic tradition. For more in-depth reading suggestions visit the Gnostic Society Bookstore—you will find offered there a selection of the best introductory and advanced books on Gnosticism, along with brief reviews of recommended books. Meditations Take a moment to reflect on a brief meditation and reading from the Gnostic scriptures, selected from this week's Gnostic liturgy. The Gnostic Society Library Video presentations: Nag Hammadi Library collection updated: Gnosis and C. "C.G. C. C.

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. This is exactly what Gnostics said about the Archons: they can affect our minds by subliminal conditioning techniques. James Gilliland speaking about Archons, Annunaki, 2014 & Beyond ... "The Archons influence the way you perceive the world, not the world itself. Archons : Gnostic Theory of Alien Control Physical descriptions of Archons have been found in several Gnostic codices. Jay Weidner on Archons ... John Lash on Archons ... The unique emphasis on the Goddess Sophia is the high inspirational message of Gnosis. References : Related Posts :

Ouroboros Historical representations[edit] Antiquity[edit] In ancient Egypt, the scarab (or dung beetle) was viewed as a sign of eternal renewal and reemergence of life, a reminder of the life to come. (See also "Atum" and "Ma'at.") The ancient Mayans and Aztecs also took a cyclical view of time. In ancient Greece, the concept of eternal return was connected with Empedocles, Zeno of Citium, and most notably in Stoicism (see ekpyrosis). Egypt[edit] The first known appearance of the ouroboros motif is in the Enigmatic Book of the Netherworld, an ancient Egyptian funerary text in KV62, the tomb of Tutankhamun, in the 14th century BC. Greece[edit] Plato described as the first living thing a self-eating, circular being—the universe as an immortal, mythologically constructed entity. In Gnosticism, a serpent biting its tail symbolized eternity and the soul of the world. Middle Ages[edit] Alchemy[edit] Chemistry[edit] Kekulé's proposal for the structure of benzene (1872) Kundalini Yoga[edit] Other traditions[edit]

Mandaeism "Mandaean" redirects here. For the ethnoreligious group, see Mandaeans. "Mandean" redirects here. For the language family in West Africa, see Mande languages. According to most scholars, Mandaeans migrated from the Southern Levant to Mesopotamia in the first centuries CE, and are of pre-Arab and pre-Islamic origin. Mandaeans appear to have settled in northern Mesopotamia, but the religion has been practised primarily around the lower Karun, Euphrates and Tigris and the rivers that surround the Shatt-al-Arab waterway, part of southern Iraq and Khuzestan Province in Iran. The Mandaeans have remained separate and intensely private—reports of them and of their religion have come primarily from outsiders, particularly from the Orientalist Julius Heinrich Petermann, Nicolas Siouffi (a Yazidi) and Lady Drower. Origin of name[edit] The term Mandaeism comes from Classical Mandaic Mandaiia and appears in Neo-Mandaic as Mandeyānā. Other scholars[who?] History[edit] Beliefs[edit] According to E.S.

C.G. Jung - The Seven Sermons to the Dead (Septem Sermones ad Mortuos) (Seven Sermons to the Dead) C.G. Jung, 1916 (Translation by H. Sermo I The dead came back from Jerusalem, where they found not what they sought. Harken: I begin with nothingness. This nothingness or fullness we name the PLEROMA. In the pleroma there is nothing and everything. CREATURA is not in the pleroma, but in itself. Yet because we are parts of the pleroma, the pleroma is also in us. I speak of it to make a beginning somewhere, and also to free you from the delusion that somewhere, either without or within, there standeth something fixed, or in some way established, from the beginning. What is changeable, however, is creatura. The question ariseth: How did creatura originate? Distinctiveness is creatura. What use, say ye, to speak of it? That said I unto you, to free you from the delusion that we are able to think about the pleroma. What is the harm, ye ask, in not distinguishing oneself? We must, therefore, distinguish the qualities of the pleroma. Fullness and Emptiness. 1. 2.

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.

MUNDUS IMAGINALIS The Gnostics and Their Remains Index Sacred Texts Gnosticism Buy this Book at Amazon.com Contents Start Reading Page Index Text [Zipped] In the mid-19th century, eighty years before the chance discovery of a treasure trove of Gnostic manuscripts in a dump in Egypt, C.W. In spite of all of the missing jigsaw pieces, King managed to assemble a picture of the Gnostics which is still cited today as authoritative. King seeks links to Gnostic symbols and beliefs far afield, from India, to the Templars, Rosicrucians and Illuminati. Production Notes: This text uses Unicode extensively, so you should consult the sacred-texts Unicode help page if the Greek and Hebrew text in this text is not displayed correctly in your browser. --J. Title PagePrefaceContentsIntroduction Part I. Gnosticism and its OriginPistis-SophiaThe Book of EnochGnosticism in its BeginningInfluence of Judaism on the Ancient WorldThe ZendavestaThe Kabbala and the TalmudIndian Sources of Gnosticism. Part II. I. Part III. The Agathodæmon WorshipThe Chnuphis SerpentI.

Stephan A. Hoeller Stephan A. Hoeller (November 27, 1931)[1] is an American author and scholar. He was born in Budapest, Hungary into a family of Austro-Hungarian nobility. Exiled from his native country as the result of the communist rule subsequent to World War II, he studied in various academic institutions in Austria, Belgium, and Italy. Career[edit] An author and scholar of Gnosticism and Jungian psychology, Hoeller is Regionary Bishop of Ecclesia Gnostica, and the senior holder of the English Gnostic transmission in America.[3] During a 2003 interview, he talked about Gnosticism: "I think we could describe it as a very early form of Christianity, very different in many respects from what Christianity became later on. I would say that this appears to be, as far as Gnosticism is concerned, the time that the Greeks called the kairos, the time when the Gods are reborn. Partial bibliography[edit] Notes[edit] External links[edit]

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