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Gnosticism
by Peter Paton
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
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Gnosticism


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Gnosticism

 

A belief that salvation is achieved through relational and experiential knowledge. In the words of The Gnostic Apostolic Church, humanity needs to be awakened and brought "to a realisation of his true nature. Mankind is moving towards the Omega Point, the Great day when all must graduate or fall. This day is also the Day of Judgment in that only those who have entered the Path of Transfiguration and are being reborn can return to the Treasury of Light. "

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Free us from this world of utter darkness

by the knowledge and enlightenment of the self

teach us that God is both within and without

and let no prejudices settle in our hearts

for we are all partakers of the same stock

where there is darkness let there be light

because duality exists, and all is relevant

we pray to be returned to the shores of God

where we once reposed and rejoiced

we err, because we are ignorant

and we must free ourselves

from the evil material life and bodily existence

for by accruing wisdom and insight, we gain salvation

we must constantly meditate on our inner self and soul

to liberate ourselves from the malign clutches of ignorance

we are seperated from the Creator incomprehensible

by our own selfish actions and forgetfulness

we seek to eliminate the primal cause of our suffering

which is our irreconcilable antagonism to the Source

for our spirit is unalterably divine

and we will return home to our Maker at the end of time

we praise and recognise Sophia, the feminine spirit of creation

who gives birth to the enlightened ones of our realm

as we work to remove the imperfections from aeons before

and live forever in the Divine Spiritual Reality

 

Copyright by Peter Paton 2006

 
 
Gnosticism

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Reviewed by jude forese 3/30/2006
excellent poetic analysis ...
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 3/29/2006
Good write, good write, good write!
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 3/28/2006
As Christianity spread in the last years of the Roman Empire, it absorbed ideas from other, older creeds, while appearing to refute them. Its attitude to sexuality was influenced by Gnosticism and Manichaeism, both of which taught that the flesh was inherently evil. The Gnostics flourished until the 4th century AD, and they believed the material body to be a prison, which the soul was liberated when the light of wisdom (gnosis) planted its seed in the soul, making it the bride of the godhead. Gnostics were branded heretics. In any sense, all religions give light to enlightened ones. It is a nice thought to remove imperfections from aeons before, Peter.

Sage
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 3/28/2006
Very insightful write.
Reviewed by L. Figgins 3/28/2006
You ROCK, Peter! This series is leaves from pages of wisdom falling into our hungry minds. Excellence in writing!

Lin
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 3/28/2006
Different beliefs make all of us believers in solutions for living. It works for people everywhere and, for the most part,the similarities aren't that different.
Keep informing us Peter. KNowledge is power.
Susan
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 3/28/2006
This is excellent! Thanks, we enjoyed this and learned even more,
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Janet Bellinger 3/28/2006
More inspiraton via gnosticism. Thank you, Poet.

Janet
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/28/2006
You radiate light and teach, with your splendid works Peter!
We are very fortunate that you choose to share them with us!
Thank you!

Eileen
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/28/2006
Very well written Peter!!

Love tinka
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 3/28/2006

A beautiful and profound Psalm... "Gnosticism" strikes the mind of the soul, and stimulates the "I" to release its knowledge into one's mind.

I enjoyed this meaningful Paean, "Gnosticism".

I salute Your Sublime Grace, Poet!


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 3/28/2006
you are amazing!

Susan
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/28/2006
Peter,

Enlightening series, very well researched and written. BRAVO!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/28/2006
Rave on, brother!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/28/2006
Very good write, Peter; very well done! BRAVO!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas. :D
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