The term Gnosticism is derived from the Greek term "gnosis" which means "to know," and is the root of many English words (dia-gno-sis, kno-wledge, i-gno-re). Gnosticism refers to an exceptionally wide variety of groups who seek "Gnosis," or direct, spiritual knowledge, as opposed to those groups who rely exclusively on belief. The term Gnosis or Gnosticism has been used in spiritual teachings for unknown centuries. It was used in early Greek philosophy and expressed the foundation of the Greek Mystery Schools, yet it is still debated today which came first: the Greek "Gnosis" or the Sanskrit "Jnana," a term commonly associated with Jnana Yoga, or the path of the knowledge of the divine, whose age and origin is unknown. Gnosticism Religion and Spirituality Society.
Gnosticism (from Ancient Greek: γνωστικός gnostikos, "having knowledge", from γνῶσις gnōsis , knowledge) is a modern term categorizing a collection of ancient religions whose adherents shunned the material world – which they viewed as created by the demiurge – and embraced the spiritual world. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Gnosticism is a modern name for a variety of ancient religious ideas and systems, originating in Jewish milieus in the first and second century AD. Based on their readings of the Torah and other Biblical writings, these systems believed that the material world is created by an emanation of the highest God, trapping the Divine spark within the human body. This Divine spark could be liberated by gnosis of this Divine spark.
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- The Esoteric Character of the Gospels - The Esoteric Character of the Gospels is an article published in three parts: in November-December 1887, and in February 1888, in the theosophical magazine Lucifer; it was written by Helena Blavatsky. It was included in the 8th volume of the author's Collected Writings.
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A resource for many views of Gnosticism. Gnosticism. Includes articles and links. Metareligion: Gnosticism.
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The Gnostic concept of the Monad. Wikipedia - Monad.
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Huge site features free online courses, Teachings, audio lectures, books, articles, lectures, videos, forums, and gnostic glossary. Gnostic Teachings.
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Article on the nature, Gnosticism, history, structure and terms used in Wikipedia - Gnosticism.
- An Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy - Gnosticism www
An article describing Gnosticism from a philosophical point of view. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy - Gnosticism.
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Broadcasting free lectures and podcasts about Gnosis: meditation, Radio, alchemy, tantra, esoteric psychology, and the practical science required to free the soul from suffering. Gnostic Radio.
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A non-profit resource for books and other items useful in the Gnostic tradition of Samael Aun Weor. Gnostic Store.
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Broadcasting Gnostic Lectures on internet radio. Live365 - Gnostic Radio.
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A religious doctrine named after Valentinius, Wikipedia, a Roman theologian who lived circa 2nd century, and defied Christian orthodoxy, in order to follow Gnosticism. Valentianism - Wikipedia.
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A Gnostic sect founded by Basilides of Alexandria in the 2nd century. Basilideans - Wikipedia.
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The Gospel of the Egyptians, Gospel of the Egyptians -- The Nag Hammadi Library, from The Nag Hammadi Library. The Gospel of the Egyptians -- The Nag Hammadi Library.
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The Gospel in PDF format. Gospel of Judas.
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Explanation of the Gnostic path of Christianity revolving around direct experience and looking within one's self. Gnosticism in the life and teachings of Jesus.
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Discussion about the personal search for provable universal spiritual truth (gnosis). Thought. You are invited to join in the search for that truth. Gnostic Thought.
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An internet community of Gnostics who have come together to share our Knowledge, Ouroboros, and to celebrate in silence. Ouroboros.
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The church operates many activities including a home-study Essene Ministerial Training Program, Church of Christ, an Essene Mystery School, and an International Essene Gathering. Essene Church of Christ.
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Details Christian history according to an Essene/Nazarene view, Nazarene Way, including use of a "Gospel of the Holy Twelve." The Nazarene Way.
- Mainly A Historical Introduction to the New Testament: Apocryphal Gospels www
Mainly a discussion of the Gospel of Thomas. A Historical Introduction to the New Testament: Apocryphal Gospels.
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Includes links to translations, Gospel of St Thomas, resources, and books as well as introductory information with scholarly quotes. The Gospel of St Thomas.
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Online questionnaire that rates religions by their compatibility with your beliefs. Belief System Selector.
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Online spiritual retreat for encouragement, Beach, healing, spiritual growth. Serenity Beach.
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