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This app contains Commentaries written by the Director of the Gnostic Church of L.V.X. in Hoosick Falls, NY, USA.
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Gnosticism is far richer and more diverse from the ascetic Essenism more attributable to the Dead Sea Scrolls of Qumram than to the Nag Hammadi texts. Though Christianity would take much from the Gnostic movement; the Gnostic movement, as a movement itself only but briefly could identify with the Christian tradition that was simultaneously emerging out of this larger, more complex culture. The classical Gnostics recognized three orders of humanity: the Hylics or ‘materialists’ (only concerned with mundane matters), the Psychics, who were without spiritual insight and blindly followed exoteric religion, and the Pnuematics or ‘spiritualists’ who were interested in the ancient mysteries.
This app contains the following Commented Works:
----- Thomasine Gnosticism ------
Epistle on the Book of Thomas the Contender
The Contender writing to the Perfect
Epistle on fhe Gospel of Thomas
Epistle on the Dialogue of the Savior
Epistle on the Hymn of the Pearl
----- Valentinian Gnosticism ----
Epistle on the Gospel of Philip
Epistle on the Sophia of Jesus Christ
Epistle on the Gospel of Truth
Epistle on the Tripartite Tractate
----- Sethian Gnosticism -----
Epistle on the Apocalypse of Adam
Epistle on fhe Apocryphon of John
Epistle on the Thought of Norea
Epistle on the Thunder, Perfect Mind
Epistle on the Gospel of the Egyptians
----- Hermetic Gnosticism -----
Epistle on the Discourse on the 8th & 9th
The Discourse on the Eighth and Ninth is an account of a Hermetic initiation.
The Director taught Metaphysics for many years before embarking on his own amazing journey. Today he runs a lineage of the A.'.A.'.; a magickal order founded by Aleister Crowley and serving the spiritual development of its students. And as Founding Director of the GCL, he has established the first fully-owned Gnostic church on the American continents; an historic achievement. He has been a pioneer in the community of Thelema and the tradition of Gnosis for many years.
Gnosis is Knowledge and Love combined with experience; action directed spontaneously & impeccably by the Will.
Gnosis would have no belief and no faith, but direct, conscious experience of the self and the world in which we live. This is a loaded statement, for to be conscious requires a strength of soul that has been rejected by western religion and replaced with faith and belief. That vital soul, the Logos is not inherent but must be forged by one's deliberate effort. This is the cornerstone that the builders rejected and upon this we build the vital soul. Heretofore, the religions of the world have been telling us all about what allegedly happens to our souls after we die; using a host of false images that offer a vague consolation for the pain and suffering that comes to us in life.
Its as if these could not be but the shadow of a greater joy. With these darker and sometimes frightening images, they've convinced generations for millennia that they possessed the knowledge of what happens to our soul after we die. Yet they've had little to say of how to exercise that soul while we're alive. Schizophrenia is diagnosed when an individual cannot distinguish between the false images in his or her head and images in the world. When this condition becomes but so chronic, it becomes the very definition of a mental disorder. When it is selective we call it faith; a faith that is but the obscuration of the knowledge of self, the Logos that congeals the soul and makes us whole human beings.
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Appreciation! Thanks x3 for this app! Though I've learned to be wary of any commentary upon sacred literature, sometimes the approach is aided by such from the more educated soul. More cannot be presently spoken, yet further revealed after all has been studied.