How to Think Like a Gnostic. Introduction Knowledge. Although human beings have a divine origin, they live as “strangers” in this world and are absolutely separated from the divine world. Tavistock Institute, Part 140

Although human beings have a divine origin, they live as “strangers” in this world and are absolutely separated from the divine world.

When the divine is reduced to such universal principles, God is wrongfully immanentized and humanized.

The relation between the divine and the human is essentially one of crisis, as the idea of transcendence questions by its very nature the legitimacy of immanent being and mere human life. But precisely by being human, one always fails to reach the divine transcendence from which one is separated by a deep “abyss.”

The aim of Gnosticism is to liberate the pneuma from its material, delusional prison and to reunite it with the Deity. The Archons seek to obstruct this liberation and to maintain their dominion. The tyrannical rule of the Archons is called heimarmene, which manifests itself through natural law, through human governments, institutions, laws, and conventions.

The spiritual interpretation is front and center : the goal of alchemy is the liberation of the spiritual Adam from the bonds of carnality imposed upon Him by the rulers of the sublunary world, the archons.

This ignorance is fostered in human nature by the influence of the false creator and his Archons , who together are intent upon keeping men and women ignorant of their true nature and destiny. Anything that causes us to remain attached to earthly things serves to keep us in enslavement to these lower cosmic rulers.

Humans are generally ignorant of the divine spark resident within them. This ignorance is t, fostered in by the influence of the false creator and his, who together are intent upon keeping men and women ignorant of their true nature and destiny. Anything that causes us to remain attached to earthly things serves to keep us in enslavement to these lower cosmic rulers. Death releases the divine spark from its lowly prison, but if there has not been a substantial work of Gnosis undertaken by the soul prior to death, it becomes likely that the divine spark will be hurled back into the pangs and slavery of the physical world.

Ecstatic Spirituality

The third type of spirituality that surfaces widely in the ancient Mediterranean is ecstatic spirituality. It points to an ecstatic or mystical relationship with God. So we should consider both the words ekstasis, which signals in Greek disassociation or out-of-body experience, and mystis, which indicates someone who has been initiated into the divine secret mysteria (mysteries).

Behind this is the Greek word ma, which means to “close” or “shut” the lips or eyes. It points to an understanding of the divine as something hidden that must be revealed to the ignorant human. This form of spirituality is built on the premise that the god and the human are vastly different and separate in two ways. First, the human is mortal, whereas the gods are immortal.

This means that humans are unlike the gods in their essential being. Second, the dwelling place of the gods is far removed from the human, or is cloistered in a separate space, so that a chasm exists between the two worlds. It is an abyss that is intended to keep the god and the human separate, in multiworlds of their own. The gods are hidden in a shrouded, divine world, beyond the human locale, in a place where humans cannot go. The gods are utterly Other in the otherworld, according to this spiritual perspective.

This difference means that the gods cannot be comprehended by the human being. The natural human mind, being utterly different from the mind of the gods, cannot conceive of the gods, who are ultimately Other.

They are a mystery beyond what the mortal human mind is capable of comprehending. There are no words in human language that even begin to circumscribe the gods. To the mystic, the gods are Incomprehensible and ineffable. what we can know about the gods is that they are hidden, a mystery that remains unsolved.

One might think, then, that type of spirituality is an agnostic orientation. We cannot know anything about the gods; so, end of story. But that is not the case. In fact, the opposite is true: ecstatic spirituality encourages humans to seek knowledge of the gods through two avenues.

The first avenue is human discernment, when we try to read the signs that the gods leave for us in the natural world; for example, by studying the skies or the entrails of sacrificed animals. We might learn the plans or secrets of the gods from a divine figure who crosses over into our world from the othenvorld to tell us what the gods desire.

This figure might be an angel like Michael, with a revelation In hand, or a god like Hermes, with some divine wisdom to share. It might come from a human prophet like Jeremiah, who is inspired by God’s spirit to speak on behalf of God, to set the community straight about exactly what kind of fidelity God requires. Or It might come from a seer like the priest Ezekiel, who is ravished by an apparition of God in a visible shape and is roused to tell about it. It might come in the form of dreams, such as Daniel describes, which require proper interpretation by religious experts to unravel God’s messages.

The second avenue is more traumatic because it involves trying to transmute the human being into a creature divine enough to enter the otherworld and communicate directly with the gods. This transmutation process relies on peculiar rituals that ecstatics develop to raze the human body and make it into a new creature capable of seeking the gods and venturing across the chasm into the otherworld to discover their will. Ultimately, the ecstatics hoped to learn the will of the gods beyond any doubt.

Short sunnerize: Gnosticism say humans need knowledge to separate, escape or liberate themselves from the abyss, liberate the spark of life trapped within matter. Other say therfore they know to understand “Alchemy” to be able to transform their Being to a new Spiritual Being of Light, and they need to raise their inner vibrations through raising their Kundalini, and in the end they will recieve the hidden white stone, or may even find the Philosopher´s Stone.

⦁ Learn Gnosticicm
⦁ Learn Alchemy
⦁ Release the Kundalini Energy in the spine
⦁ Seek total enlightment
⦁ in the end they will find or develop the Philosopher´s Stone

According to the Gnostics, the creation of the world was the result of a cosmic catastrophe. In overreaching herself, she fell from the world of the divine, becoming separated from the other divinities and her own consort.

The Philosopher´s Stone may be created by a process, and the stone may actually be hidden within the thousend petal lotus at the crown chakra. When this flower explode the Philosopher´s Stone is both created and found.

The prima materia (root chakra and start of Kundalini) is the beginning of the opus. At the end of it stands the lapis, which is Latin for “stone:” Once again, we are not really sure just what this stone was which alchemy put such great store by. Sometimes the lapis is called gold, but alchemical texts are forever stating that their gold is not ordinary gold. The mysterious lapis, which the alchemist attempted to release from the confusing matrix of the prima materia, is equated with all sorts of extraordinary things. It is sometimes called the Philosophers’ Stone, sometimes the Garden of the Philosophers, sometimes a rose or a lotus flower, sometimes a diamond. It is equated with Christ.

The alchemists believed the lapis to be immortal and imperishable; and they also believed that it had a catalytic effect on the world around it. In other words, if the alchemist could produce the lapis, the lapis would transform other base substances simply by being what it was. This is the same as the Chinese idea of being in Tao. The lapis reproduces itself, and has a permanent and ever-extending effect on life. So there is something about this inner authority on a psychological level which gives an individual a profound effect on the environment, not because he or she is struggling to achieve power or has arrived at a state of spiritual perfection, but because somehow that core of self acts as a trigger on the psyches of other people. Then we say a person has “mana,” some quality of inner authenticity and wholeness which affects others very powerfully.

The fourth step is a jump. You remain silent, just like a rock. In that moment of silence and stoppage, energy will be there—so much you cannot hold it; it will have to explode. And it will move from the sex center upwards. You will feel as it moves upwards you will fell a transformation, a change. You are not the same; moment to moment something else is coming into being. When this energy touches the head center, the last center, sahasrar, Hindus have said it is as if a lotus of one thousand petals has opened suddenly. You are filled with benediction, bliss, beatitude.

The chakra at the top of the head is known as the thousand-petalled lotus because of the thousand chambers or petals it contains, which resemble a water lily or lotus when it opens. Each of these is connected to an aspect of God.

Try to realize that you are no more ordinary human beings. You have crossed the bondage and now you are not even in the Sahasrara. You are beyond it. Sahasrara is the limbic area and this limbic area is closed like a lotus. When you get your Kundalini entering into it, then this lotus opens…. These petals are nothing but nerves which are en-lightened and they look like flames. But these flames are not with any heat…. They are extremely cooling, soothing, beautifully burning.

So when this Sahasrara lotus opens, then the Kundalini pierces through your fontanel and you get your Realization. This is what has happened to you. Now the only thing is to keep this lotus open and there where we fail sometimes because still there are some lingering human feelings within us.

Your conscious mind feels that integration within you. The rationality which is separated from the heart becomes one with the heart. It becomes one with your attention. Wherever your attention goes, you act in a collective way. All the activities of your attention are blessed. The attention itself is effective.

This is the door or gate.

Padma is a Sanskrit term meaning lotus (flower) . The lotus symbolizes what all humans can ultimately achieve , enlightenment . Enlightenment then is the lotus flower that raises itself above an ordinary world

The jewel in the lotus and the Philosopher ‘ s Stone both represent spiritual perfection.

In Gnosticism, to begin with, the soul has to escape from the Archons who at every stage try to block its way upward.

Salvation is a developmental process. Those eligible to aspire to gnosis , or intuitive awareness of the structures of reality, can only escape the hard world through an arduous change of consciousness.

Each was under the sway of its own ruler or “ archon. ” These rulers were originally the heavenly bodies themselves , upon whose supposed sway over mortal destinies the whole trade of the astrologer was founded, but they resembled … In any case the only way of escape lay in the possession of Gnosis or knowledge.

Humans are unfortunately caught in the middle of this cosmic drama with the light attempting to reclaim its lost sparks and the darkness trying to enslave the sparks. What all of this entails for free will is that only two groups: the offspring of Seth or of the true light, and the “psychical,” have any free will.

The Primal Man was freed from the hellish substance by the Living Spirit who descended and extended his right hand

The final goal of redemption is the liberation of the Gnostic from his entanglement in earthly appetites

The Gnostic systems is a dualistic manner of thought: the quali-tative distinction between God and the world, the great chasm between the divine world and matter. This is what made it necessary to develop a doctrine of how the world came into being. Some elements of the divine world became separated from the

nktipavitc. They sink like sparks of light through the world of the aeons, until they come to the material world in which they are held prisoner. The world came into being by the uniting of ail and the divine substance. In this way “Adam” was not only the first human being but he represents humanity as such as a part of the cosmos, captured within the world of matter, subject to mor-tality, enslaved by the powers of death, oriented toward a freedom that could only come from beyond. The redemptive drama corresponds to this cosmology: the heavenly redeemer descends from the divine pleroma into the cosmos, brings gnosis to fallen humanity, thereby liberating the light sparks held captive in matter, and leads them through the hostile aeons {archon) back to the heavenly world.

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