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Gnostic Mysteries

Gnosticism and the Roman empire

Secret Quest: The Path of the Christian Gnostics


Gnostic mysteries are the culmination of human philosophical, religious and scientific thought up until the ascendency of the State of Rome's Imperial Religion - Roman Catholicism.

Greek Orthodox religion is nearer to the Gnostic Mysteries but it still misses the mark because, once again, it became the State religion of the Byzantium Empire.

As was spelled out in the Bhagavatam and the Vedas by the mystic saints of India, Avatars would descend from heaven to inhabit earthly bodies and accomplish great spiritual feats.

These Avartars, Walking the Thin Space between worlds, would act as intermediaries between the material world and the spiritual world.

Men of Wisdom - sage, seer, shaman, all wrapped up into One - sharing the unseen mysteries that inhabit this earthly plane.

Women of Sophia - Augur, Oracle, Soothsayer, three living as One - sharing deeply veiled mysteries hidden under stones.

There is the most pressing problem with religion.

Each and every religion that has carried a culture through time has two elements.

The first is the initial religious experience of the mystic founder.

The second is the modification of the mystic's vision through institutionalization which involves cultural modifications based on past traditions.

All religion grows old and stale when institutionalized. The life leaves it, as it leaves any piece of artwork, that is reworked and then overworked by left brained blind MICE into a social control mechanism.

To keep religion from getting old and stale mystics suggest looking at the Creator and Sustainer in a manner both alien and odd to the theologian keepers of the religion.

Mystics can teach theologians how to revitalize their institutionalized religions which requires standing in awe of the Creator and Sustainer as opposed to shivering and cowering in fear.

All Eternal Souls are motivated at the most basic spiritual level to participate spiritually as well as materially in life. All human beings deal with the forces of reality spiritually in much the same way, even though there are cultural and religious differences.

The essential and fundamental elements of each religion is grounded in aspects of physical reality. These elements subconsciously convey conceptual archetypes symbolically of spiritual reality in a manner that is common to all human beings even if the presentation varies as presentation is dependent on available props.

All human life is spiritually interconnected through these subconscious spiritual archetypes as they parallel subconscious human thought forms.

These symbolic conceptual archetypes of spiritual reality within the mystical core of each religion are remarkably similar. That should come as no surprise since humans are 99.9% identical having the same ancestors - Adam and Eve.

The mystical experience comes from a dissociative state of consciousness. Minds trained to think in a linear, academic manner have a much more difficult time of reaching this disassociative state of consciousness than the shepherd in the field watching the sheep.

"In contrast to the mechanistic Western view, the Eastern view of the world is "organic." For the Eastern mystic, all things and events perceived by the senses are interrelated, connected, and are but different aspects or manifestations of the same ultimate reality. Our tendency to divide perceived reality into individual and separate things and to experience ourselves as isolated egos in this reality is seen as an illusion which comes from our measuring and categorizing mentality. It is called avidya, or ignorance, in Buddhist philosophy, and is seen as the state of a disturbed mind which has to be overcome: When the mind is disturbed, the multiplicity of things is produced, but when the mind is quieted, the multiplicity of things disappears." - Fritjof Capra

"The deep mystery of life, consciousness, reality and your natural place within existent reality. The deep mystery of existence is a mysterium, a mystery, tremendum et fascinans-tremendous, terrifyingly horrific when initially contemplated because understanding smashes all of your fixed notions of existent reality. Horrific, yet at the same time utterly fascinating, the beauty of your own nature and being. When you start thinking about these things, about the inner mystery, inner life, the eternal life, there are not too many symbolic conceptual images for you to use." - Joseph Campbell

Within the mystical experience - a dissociative state of consciousness - lies communion with the Creator and Sustainer. Some see only silence, hear only light, taste only aroma, smell only flavor … but all touch Creation. It is only here, within the mystical experience, that we find True Liberation.



Eleusinian Mysteries

Omkara - the Sound of Divine Compassion
is the other name for - the God of Truth

Omkara is ineffable.

No principle knew IT, no authority, no subjection,
nor any creature from the Foundation of Reality,
except IT alone.

Omkara is immortal and eternal, having no birth;
for every creature who has birth will perish.
IT is unbegotten, having no beginning;
for every creature who has a beginning has an end.

No one rules over IT.

Omkara has no name;
for whoever has a name is the creation of another.
IT is an unnameable sound.
IT has no human form;
for whoever has human form is the creation of another.

Omkara has its own semblance - not like the semblance we have received and seen,
but a strange semblance that surpasses all things and is better than the totalities.

Omkara looks to every side and sees itself from itself.
IT is infinite;
IT is incomprehensible.
IT is ever imperishable and has no likeness to anything known to us.

Omkara is unchanging perfection.
IT is faultless.
IT is everlasting.
IT is blessed.
IT is unknowable, while IT nonetheless knows itself.

Omkara is immeasurable.
IT is untraceable.
IT is perfect, having no defect.
IT is imperishably blessed.

Omkara is called 'Creator and Sustainer of the Universe'.

Now, if anyone wants to believe the words set down here, let him go from what is hidden to the end of what is visible, and this thought will instruct him how faith in those things that are not visible was found in what is visible.

This is the principle of True Knowledge.

Omkara female aspect is 'First-begotten Sophia, Mother of the Universe ,' whom some call 'Compassion'. Some call her Faith.

Omkara masculine aspect is 'Savior, Creator of all things'.

From the consenting of those I have just mentioned, thoughts appeared.

From thoughts, reflectings; from reflectings, considerings; from considerings, rationalities, from rationalities, wills, from wills, words.

All I have just said to you, I said in the Way that you might accept, until the one who need not be taught appears among you, and he will speak all these things to you joyously and in True Knowledge.

Eugnostos the Blessed





Aeon Christ

Gnostic Mystery of Christ

Emanation theory is common to all forms of Gnosticism. In different cultures these emanations are named, classified, and described in different manners. The source of all being is AEON, in which an inner being dwells, recognized as Ennoea (thought/intent/grace/silence).

AEON, vital force of eternal life imagined as Monad - the One Perfect Being, then splits and conceives the second Aeon, Nous (mind), within itself, creating a Holy pair. Aeons eternally split conceiving countless Aeons. Complex hierarchies of Aeons are thus produced.

Aeons belong to a purely ideal, noumenal, intelligible, or supersensible world; they are immaterial, they are hypostatic ideas. Together with the source from which they emanate, they form the Pleroma (region of light).

The transition from immaterial to material, from noumenal to sensible, was created by the passion of the Aeon Sophia.

The material world sprang into being through the passion of the female Aeon Sophia who emanated a dream of a faulty reality that produced the Demiurge by spurning the re-synchronization of reality with AEON - the One. This produced the duality we experience.

The Demiurge is a creature that should never have existed in the vision of AEON as it does not belong to the Pleroma. To solve the problem Sophia has presented by exhibiting free will the One AEON emanates two savior Aeons, Christ and the Holy Spirit, to save humanity from the Veil of Cognitive Blindness the Demiurge uses to blind the actual reality Christ presents from humanity. Christ took a human form (Jesus), to teach humanity how to achieve Gnosis. The ultimate end of all Gnosis is metanoia, or repentance - undoing the failures of material existence by returning to the Pleroma in spirit.

Aeons, existing as beings of light, bear a number of similarities to Judaeo-Christian angels, including roles as servants and emanations of God. In fact, certain Gnostic Angels, such as Armozel, are also Aeons.

Observe carefully and you might see an Aeon descended from Pleroma walking and talking with the common people, bringing them spiritual relief.



homoousion

homoousion

In Gnostic texts the word homoousion is used with the following meanings:

Identity of substance between generator and generated.

Identity of substance between things generated of the same substance.

Identity of substance between the partners of a syzygy.

Using the terms as they were originally meant to be used Jesus is homoousion as I am homoousion as you are homoousion.

Although we are of the same substance as the Creator and Sustainer we lack the creative ability of the Creator and Sustainer.

Although we are homoousion we need to not allow ourselves to identify ourselves as capable of accomplishing the same feats as the Source.


Valentinian Gnosticism

Valentinian Gnosticism was extremely widespread through the Roman Empire from Alexandria, Egypt through Asia Minor and Syria in the east, and Northwest Africa. Valentinus and the Gnostic movement that bore his name were considered threats to Pauline Christianity by church leaders and orthodox Christian scholars including Irenaeus.

Irenaeus identified Valentinus as the author of the Gospel of Truth. Clement of Alexandria records that his followers said that Valentinus was a follower of Theudas, a disciple of Saul of Tarsus.

Valentinus claimed Theudas imparted to him secret wisdom that Saul of Tarsus privately taught his inner circle publicly referred to in connection with his visionary encounter with the risen Christ (Romans 16:25; 1 Corinthians 2:7; 2 Corinthians 12:2-4; Acts 9:9-10).

Valentinian literature described the primal being, called Bythos, as the beginning of all things. Valentinius was among the early Christians who attempted to align Christianity with Platonism.

"Valentinus was the first to invent three hypostases and three persons of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and he is discovered to have filched this from Hermes and Plato."- Marcellus of Ancyra


Trinitarianism states that the three distinct persons are One God, and Tritheism states the three divine persons are three Gods.

Valentinian Gnosticism professed God the Father, Sophia the Mother, and Logos the Son.

Teaching professed by Hellenized Hebrews at the time of Saul of Tarsus proclaims God the Father, Shekhinah the female aspect of God and the Law.

By the time of Jesus the Tannaim/ Tekton/Therapeutea Hellenized Hebrews, believed the Greeks to be superior in philosophy and knowledge with a better understanding of human nature, had become apostate to the Yahweh mythology of Moses by adding elements of Greek polytheism, numerology and astrology to the original patriarchal monotheistic religion through the use of exegesis.


Jesus lives

The Hidden Teachings of Jesus


Here follows many of the sayings of Jesus from the Gospel of Thomas:

Jesus, or rather, Christ Consciousness said, "Those who know all, but are lacking in knowing themselves, are utterly lacking."

Christ Consciousness said, "Those who seek should not stop seeking until they find. When they find, they will be disturbed. When they are disturbed, they will marvel, and will reign over all."

Christ Consciousness said, "I disclose mysteries to those who are worthy of my mysteries."

Christ Consciousness said, "Know what is in front of your face, and what is hidden from you will be disclosed to you. For there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed."

Christ Consciousness said, "Do not lie, and do not do what you hate, because all things are disclosed before heaven. After all, there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed, and there is nothing covered up that will remain undisclosed."

Christ Consciousness said, "I have cast fire upon the Earth, and look, I'm guarding it until it blazes."

Christ Consciousness said, "I am the light that is over all things. I am all: from me all came forth, and to me all attained. Split a piece of wood; I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there."

Christ Consciousness said, "If you bring forth what is within you, what you have will save you. If you do not have that within you, what you do not have within you will kill you."

Christ Consciousness said, "Images are visible to people, but the light within them is hidden in the image of the Father's light. The Father will be disclosed, but his image is hidden by His light."

Christ Consciousness said, "I will give you what no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, what no hand has touched, what has not arisen in the human heart."

Christ Consciousness said, "Have compassion for your fellow human beings like your have for your own Eternal Soul, protect them like the pupil of your eye."

Christ Consciousness said, "You see the sliver in your friend's eye, but you don't see the timber in your own eye. When you take the timber out of your own eye, then you will see well enough to remove the sliver from your friend's eye."

Christ Consciousness said, "When you see one who was not born of woman, fall on your faces and worship. That one is your Father."

Christ Consciousness said, "If the flesh came into being because of spirit, that is a marvel, but if spirit came into being because of the body, that is a marvel of marvels. Yet I marvel at how this great wealth has come to dwell in this flesh."

Christ Consciousness said, "Have you found the beginning, then, that you are looking for the end? You see, the end will be where the beginning is. Congratulations to the one who stands at the beginning: that one will know the end and will not taste death."

Christ Consciousness said, "This heaven will pass away, and the one above it will pass away. The dead are not alive, and the living will not die. During the days when you ate what is dead, you made it come alive. When you are in the light, what will you do? On the day when you were one, you became two. But when you become two, what will you do?"

Christ Consciousness said, "I took my stand on the Earth, and in flesh I appeared to them. I found them all drunk, and I did not find any of them thirsty. My soul ached for the children of humanity, because they are blind in their hearts and do not see, for they came onto the Earth empty, and they also seek to depart from the Earth empty. But meanwhile they are drunk. When they shake off their wine, then they will change their ways."

Christ Consciousness said, "What you will hear in your ear, in the other ear proclaim from your rooftops. After all, no one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket, nor does one put it in a hidden place. Rather, one puts it on a lamp stand so that all who come and go will see its light."

Christ Consciousness said, "A city built on a high hill and fortified cannot fall, nor can it be hidden."

Christ Consciousness said, "If a blind individual leads a blind individual, both of them will fall into a hole."

Christ Consciousness said, "When you strip without being ashamed, and you take your clothes and put them under your feet like little children and trample them, then will see the son of the living one and you will not be afraid."

Christ Consciousness said, "The Pharisees and the scholars have taken the keys of knowledge and have hidden them. They have not entered nor have they allowed those who want to enter to do so. As for you, be as sly as snakes and as simple as doves."

Christ Consciousness said, "Grapes are not harvested from thorn trees, nor are figs gathered from thistles, for they yield no fruit. Good individuals produce good from what they've stored up; evil individuals produce evil from the wickedness they have stored up in their hearts, and say evil things. For from the overflow of the heart they produce evil."

Christ Consciousness said, "From Adam to John the Baptist, among those born of women, no one is so much greater than John the Baptist that his eyes should not be averted. But I have said that whoever among you becomes a child will recognize the kingdom and will become greater than John."

Christ Consciousness said, "An individual cannot mount two horses or bend two bows. And a slave cannot serve two masters, otherwise that slave will honor the one and offend the other. Nobody drinks aged wine and immediately wants to drink young wine. Young wine is not poured into old wineskins, or they might break, and aged wine is not poured into a new wineskin, or it might spoil. An old patch is not sewn onto a new garment, since it would create a tear."

Christ Consciousness said, "If two make peace with each other in a single house, they will say to the mountain, 'Move from here!' and it will move."



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Christ Consciousness said, "Congratulations to those who are alone and chosen, for you will find the kingdom. For you have come from it, and you will return there again."

His disciples said to Christ Consciousness, "When will the rest for the dead take place, and when will the new world come?"

Christ Consciousness said to them, "What you are looking forward to has come, but you do not know it."

His disciples said to Christ Consciousness, "Is circumcision useful or not?"

Christ Consciousness said to them, "If it were useful, the Father would produce children already circumcised from their mother. Rather, the true circumcision in spirit has become profitable in every regard."

Christ Consciousness said, "Congratulations to the individual who has toiled and has found life."

Christ Consciousness said, "Look to the living one as long as you live, otherwise you might die and then try to see the living one, and you will be unable to see."

Christ Consciousness said to her, "I am the one who comes from what is whole. I was granted from the things of my Father."

"I am your disciple."

"For this reason I say, if one is whole, one will be filled with light, but if one is divided, one will be filled with darkness."

Christ Consciousness said, "Show me the stone that the builders rejected: that is the keystone."

Christ Consciousness said, "Congratulations to those who have been persecuted in their hearts: they are the ones who have truly come to know the Father. Congratulations to those who go hungry, so the stomach of the one in want may be filled."

Christ Consciousness said, "The Kingdom of the Father is like a merchant who had a supply of merchandise and found a pearl. That merchant was prudent; he sold the merchandise and bought the single pearl for himself. So also with you, seek his treasure that is unfailing, that is enduring, where no moth comes to eat and no worm destroys."

Christ Consciousness said, "Why have you come out to the countryside? To see a reed shaken by the wind? And to see an individual dressed in soft clothes, rulers and your powerful ones? They are dressed in soft clothes, and they cannot understand truth."


Christ Consciousness said, "Often you have desired to hear these sayings that I am speaking to you, and you have no one else from whom to hear them. There will be days when you will seek me and you will not find me."

Christ Consciousness said, "If your leaders say to you, 'Look, the Father's Kingdom is in the sky,' then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, ' The Father's Kingdom in the sea,' then the fish will precede you. Rather, the Father's Kingdom is within you and it is outside you. When you know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will understand that you are children of the living Father. But if you do not know yourselves, then you live in spiritual corruption and you are spiritually corrupt."

"The Avatamsaka land is a product of our mind. Whether we live in the saha world filled with suffering, discrimination, and war, or whether we live in the Avatamsaka world filled with flowers, birds, compassion, peace, and understanding is up to us. Our understanding of the cosmos is a mental construction. All concepts come from our minds. If our minds are filled with afflictions and delusions, we live in a world of afflictions and delusions. If our minds are pure and filled with mindfulness, compassion, and compassion, we live in the Avatamsaka world." - Thich Nhat Hanh

"Jesus was a decidedly nonviolent man. Jesus would have abhorred the death penalty, a government policy of which he himself was a victim. The sad truth about these unenlightened times is that were Jesus to return today he would likely meet the same fate at the hands of his most publicly fervent 'believers'." - John DeCure

"One thing ignored by the religious right is the grace exhibited by Jesus. Grace means second chance, and Jesus was a beliver of second chances. Each and everyone of us falls short in the eyes of God, and yet we all have the ability to become children of God and experience forgiveness. The compassion of Jesus and his grace are demonstrated throughout the Gospels. Jesus is not the God of the GOP, big business or the religious right. Jesus is the God of everyone who chooses to have a relationship with him. Jesus wants us to have second chances when we stumble or fall. " -Gary Swearingen

"Liberation Theology has not fallen from favor among the religious people of Latin America. To refer to Liberation Theology as "Marxist Catholicism" is quite incorrect. Christian communities preceded Marxism by nineteen centuries and gave us a lifestyle of sharing and cooperation. Unfortunately, imperial Christianity, which developed in the 4th century, married the church to militarism and oppression. Liberation Theology is the antithesis of imperial Christianity. We created small Christian communities to observe, judge and act on realissues in Latin America. Thus democracy, conscience and critical thinking became part of a vibrant spirituality. Liberation Theology is the key to a future of religious and spiritual integrity." - Blase Bonpane, Director, Office of the Americas, Los Angeles



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