‘As within so without’. Knowledge of self is knowledge of the spiritual/divine. We manifest not merely ourselves. We express the principle that manifested us into the world. Life shows an orientation toward purpose. This force can be known and we can make decisions in that context.
Gnosis is knowing this place we have in the originating principle. In that it recognizes a pre-existing dynamic that not only plays out around us, but in us. It is symbolized by a river, a constant flow.
“The true Gnostic understands that there is a difference between religious activity and spiritual truth.” David Tresemer
Gnosis is the concept “as within so without”. Also connected with the concept “as above so below”. That knowledge of self is knowledge of the principle that originated you. It is connected to astrology. Astrology could be considered a Gnostic tool. Hermetic philosophy is primarily Gnostic in its premises and the principle even emerges in quantum cosmology. Essentially, that humanity, the presence of intelligent life in the universe, is a manifestation of a deeper principle that precedes our existence and also establishes the path or dynamic of manifestation of human potential. This principle does not obviate human choice. It provides… Seek More
Gnosis has many sources. It is one of those phenomenon like the preponderance of certain symbols that co-arose cross culturally. Like the presence of dragons in every world mythology. The intuition that “god” is somehow indwelling the human soul has been expressed in many ways across all world cultures. The “gods” can be real even if they don’t exist as independent sentience. As principles that manifest in all life they have a very real existence. In theology there are three principles necessary for something to be a “supreme” being. Omniscience, or being all knowing. Perhaps omniscience can be expressed in… Seek More
Divination is not foolishness. It’s just encoded intuitions about life. You get from divination the wisdom you bring to it. It is not a pointless exercise because the gnosis is there. When the student is ready the master appears. When you have the ears to hear and the eyes to see then divination works. When you can receive you will receive. When your cup is full then no wisdom can be added. To say only this idea is true, to declare at this moment I know the only truth about this moment, that is why new insight is not reached.… Seek More
To thine own self be true is not advice to be a libertine. There is only one Tao, but the tao is infinite in its manifestations. Am I religious? I don’t look for God. God is right here. I am knowingly religious in that I do use techniques to explore myself and my relationship to the universe. (The word religion comes from the Latin religio meaning a body of practices.) I do not pray. I contemplate. Contemplative meditations is an awareness exercise with an object. Basically, a practice. The word religion doesn’t really have much meaning. A Buddhist can say… Seek More