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Gnosticism is a modern name for a variety of ancient religious ideas and systems, originating in ... This divine spark could be liberated by gnosis, spiritual knowledge acquired through direct experience. Some of the core ...... sects and cults. According to Logan, the Gnostics were a cult, at odds with the society at large.

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Although Gnosticism thus rests on personal religious experience, it is a .... Not all humans are spiritual (pneumatics) and thus ready for Gnosis and liberation. ... numerous ends, including the structuring of an ordered and peaceful society, and  ...

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Dec 27, 2017 ... The Jedi religion wasn't an analog for Christianity or any particular religious ... The Last Jedi sounds just like the spirituality of modern day Western society. ... I refer to Gnosticism as a spiritual movement rather than a religion ...

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I am currently writing the second book in my Gnostic Spirituality trilogy. ... its way into American religion and culture, and transforms our us and our society.

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Mar 18, 2004 ... The key lies in the obscure and ancient religious sect of Gnosticism. ... chance of achieving a sense of the spiritual, through a time-honoured channel, without ... "I see Western society right now as being in search of something ...

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Aug 20, 2010 ... Ancient Gnosticism can be found in the doctrines of secret societies. ... Every Masonic Lodge is a temple of religion: and its teachings are ...

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The great variety of spiritual traditions and writings within Christianity originated at ... an explicit commitment to social justice and the transformation of society. ... Irenaeus also battled against a heresy called Gnosticism (from the Greek word for  ...

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For gnostics, a person is saved not by having faith in Christ or by doing good ... the grasp of the archons and ascend again to that home — the spiritual Pleroma,  ...

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Feb 8, 2017 ... From Goddess creation mythology to alchemical gold, Gnosticism has deeply ... deck, even creating The Gnostic Mass, his spin on religious-magical ritual. ... thus overthrowing false beliefs of God, society and life in general.