GNOSIS OnwardGNOSIS Onward



" In some respects, this is true. The real tale of human history is a hidden one. Thriller novels and conspiracy theorists have touched on it. This is why they touch a quivering cord in the collective unconscious of humanity.

Author: Lewis E. Graham

Publisher:

ISBN: 1490446184

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Page: 248

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Humans have a long and glorious past. The true tale of civilization differs greatly from the tidy, orthodox version taught in schools. There is an unseen reason for the growth in websites proclaiming "everything you know is wrong." In some respects, this is true. The real narrative of human history is a hidden one. Thriller novels and conspiracy theorists have focused on it. This is why they touch a quivering cord in the collective unconscious of humanity. Indeed, we are largely a species with amnesia that recently transitioned into a 6th epoch in an expanding spiral of solar time. The ancient 4th era of Atlantis ended in disaster, as our world shifted to the previous 5th age of the sun. It was a period of indescribable distress when the few surviving humans contracted into deep fear that would take root in world cultures. In brief, the earth nearly died in a related series of far-flung catastrophes as a fragment of an exploded supernova passed through our solar system before crashing into the sun. Those gruesome events were a 'great cosmic train wreck' still carried in our collective unconscious. Each local group has its own version of a vast disaster story on earth; for example, recall Noah's Flood or the Epic of Gilgamesh. The supernova fragment greatly affected earth-causing its crust to slip and thereby repositioning the continents while ending the last 'Ice Age'. The magnetic core also moved, causing a pole shift from south to north. There were also global ocean tidal waves as our original, tiny moon was destroyed and Earth captured a large new moon that came from an outer planetary orbit as there originally were 12 planets in our system. Earth's nearest inner planetary neighbor to be destroyed was between Mars and Jupiter-now an asteroid belt of dust and rocks. In the 4th Sun Age, a high civilization called Atlantis arose on a warm Antarctica in a society that fused science and spirituality into wisdom beyond modern grasp. Our advanced people traveled globally, interbred with locals, and spread vital knowledge. But most perished when the 4th Age epoch ended in disaster. A hardy handful of 4th Age survivors heroically devoted themselves to a vast rescue mission. For generations, 'the Nephilim' rebuilt an altered world, broadcast survival systems, transmitted social codes, and preserved much of their old wisdom. Those perceptive 'heroes of old' saw that the world clock had sped up in a new solar context. And they knew December 2012 would mark the next Turning of Ages. It would inaugurate a period when we would sorely need their ancient wisdom. All those events and insights are reviewed herein. For decades we were in the final twilight of the 5th Age that ended in December 2012...an event horizon for humanity when we entered the 6th epoch-each person's chance to create a life of grace and ease as the unseen context of earthly life shifts. Each reader would gain from spiritual supports in this new era. Accordingly, the context of an ancient Atlantean-derived meditation is reviewed in Volume II. It is a simple, self-directed, transformative meditation. It thereby serves as a core self-help tool to amplify every other personal growth technique one adopts. The how-to's and all meditation materials are presented along with optional support information in Volume III of this series, a low-cost booklet entitled GNOSIS ONWARD-THE ANCIENT ATLANTEAN MEDITATION. There is also a companion, meditation soundtrack that can be downloaded at very low cost from most major MP3 music sites. You are welcome to take this version of the world's 'true history' lightly. And to do so as you activate your own, failsafe capacity for inner knowing. The Greeks called this inexplicable intuitive awareness GNOSIS. Hence, this word has appeared in the main title for all 4 editions of this series.

Promised by HeavenPromised by Heaven



He asked, one day,. * More information on the origins of these symbols is available in The Gnosis Onward Series (Volumes 1–4, fourth edition, 2013) by Lewis E. Graham, PhD, DD. PROMISED BY HEAVEN 123.

Author: Mary Helen Hensley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476786209

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Page: 320

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"'Promised by Heaven' tells the story of how one woman's near-death experience and glimpse of heaven led her to discover her gifts of healing and share them with the world"--

GNOSIS OnwardGNOSIS Onward



Also, the book succinctly recapped the hidden tale of The Greatest Story Never Told. This Volume 4 is different. It summarizes the preceding books and gives results from two decades of applied research on four continents.

Author: Lewis E. Graham

Publisher:

ISBN: 1494753669

Category:

Page: 216

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Volume 1 in the Gnosis Onward series (The Story of How We Remember) clearly described the world's true history from 20,000+ years ago until the Lost Civilization, which Plato called Atlantis, simply vanished in a related series of worldwide disasters. Likewise, Volume 2 (Weaving Science, Spirituality and Hidden History Into the Fabric of Your Future) unveiled the world's true history over the last 13,500 years as humanity re-emerged after a spate of global cataclysms in which the Earth nearly died. Volume 3 (The Ancient Atlantean Meditation) presented potent self-directed tools for those interested in spiritual equanimity as well as rapid personal growth. Also, the book succinctly recapped the hidden tale of The Greatest Story Never Told. This Volume 4 is different. It summarizes the preceding books and gives results from two decades of applied research on four continents. In part, it is an informed follow-up to the late M. Scott Peck, M.D.'s 1983 People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil. It also presents an integrated model of human functioning based upon features of character, underlying candlepower, and core traits that invisibly underlie personal differences. Camouflaged, real-life examples bring the model to life. The Rev. Dr Lewis E. Graham was privileged to train as a scientist and a shaman. The author brings both traditions plus 20+ years of international business experience to this innovative view of human consciousness.

GNOSIS OnwardGNOSIS Onward



" In some respects, this is true. The real narrative of human history is a hidden one. Thriller novels and conspiracy theorists have focused on it. This is why they touch a quivering cord in the collective unconscious of humanity.

Author: Lewis E. Graham

Publisher:

ISBN: 1490468919

Category:

Page: 268

View: 419

Humans have a long and glorious past. The true tale of civilization differs greatly from the tidy, orthodox version taught in schools. There is an unseen reason for the growth in websites proclaiming "everything you know is wrong." In some respects, this is true. The real narrative of human history is a hidden one. Thriller novels and conspiracy theorists have focused on it. This is why they touch a quivering cord in the collective unconscious of humanity. Indeed, we are largely a species with amnesia that recently transitioned into a 6th epoch in an expanding spiral of solar time. The ancient 4th era of Atlantis ended in disaster, as our world shifted to the previous 5th age of the sun. It was a period of indescribable distress when the few surviving humans contracted into deep fear that would take root in world cultures. In brief, the earth nearly died in a related series of far-flung catastrophes as a fragment of an exploded supernova passed through our solar system before crashing into the sun. Those gruesome events were a 'great cosmic train wreck' still carried in our collective unconscious. Each local group has its own version of a vast disaster story on earth; for example, recall Noah's Flood or the Epic of Gilgamesh. The supernova fragment greatly affected earth-causing its crust to slip and thereby repositioning the continents while ending the last 'Ice Age'. The magnetic core also moved, causing a pole shift from south to north. There were also global ocean tidal waves as our original, tiny moon was destroyed and Earth captured a large new moon that came from an outer planetary orbit as there originally were 12 planets in our system. Earth's nearest inner planetary neighbor to be destroyed was between Mars and Jupiter-now an asteroid belt of dust and rocks. In the 4th Sun Age, a high civilization called Atlantis arose on a warm Antarctica in a society that fused science and spirituality into wisdom beyond modern grasp. Our advanced people traveled globally, interbred with locals, and spread vital knowledge. But most perished when the 4th Age epoch ended in disaster. A hardy handful of 4th Age survivors heroically devoted themselves to a vast rescue mission. For generations, 'the Nephilim' rebuilt an altered world, broadcast survival systems, transmitted social codes, and preserved much of their old wisdom. Those perceptive 'heroes of old' saw that the world clock had sped up in a new solar context. And they knew December 2012 would mark the next Turning of Ages. It would inaugurate a period when we would sorely need their ancient wisdom. All those events and insights are reviewed herein. For decades we were in the final twilight of the 5th Age that ended in December 2012...an event horizon for humanity when we entered the 6th epoch-each person's chance to create a life of grace and ease as the unseen context of earthly life shifts. Each reader would gain from spiritual supports in this new era. Accordingly, the context of an ancient Atlantean-derived meditation is reviewed in Volume II. It is a simple, self-directed, transformative meditation. It thereby serves as a core self-help tool to amplify every other personal growth technique one adopts. The how-to's and all meditation materials are presented along with optional support information in Volume III of this series, a low-cost booklet entitled GNOSIS ONWARD-THE ANCIENT ATLANTEAN MEDITATION. There is also a companion, meditation soundtrack that can be downloaded at very low cost from most major MP3 music sites. You are welcome to take this version of the world's 'true history' lightly. And to do so as you activate your own, failsafe capacity for inner knowing. The Greeks called this inexplicable intuitive awareness GNOSIS. Hence, this word has appeared in the main title for all 4 editions of this series.

New Vistas on Early Judaism and ChristianityNew Vistas on Early Judaism and Christianity



It is from the Hellenistic period and onward that gnosis takes on a religious connotation. This is seen in Jewish texts from this period, where knowledge is valued through the wisdom tradition. “Sophia / HoNmah” was seen as a gift from ...

Author: Lorenzo DiTommaso

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567666185

Category:

Page: 368

View: 994

The study of early Judaism and early Christianity has been revolutionised by new evidence from a host of sources: the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Pseudepigrapha, the New Testament Apocrypha, the Nag Hammadi writings and related texts, and new papyrus and amulet discoveries. Now scholars have entered the “next generation” of scholarship, where these bodies of evidence are appreciated in conversation with each other and within the contexts of the wider Jewish, Christian, and Greco-Roman cultures from the fourth century BCE to the fourth century CE. This volume features chapters from leading scholars who approach the study of early Judaism and early Christianity from this synthetic approach. The chapters engage in an inter-generational and international dialogue among the past, present and future generations of scholars, and also among European, North-American, African and South-American scholars and their various methodologies and approaches –- linguistic, historical or comparative. Among the chapters are contributions by Professors James Charlesworth (Princeton), André Gagné (Concordia) and Loren Stuckenbruck (Munich), as well as papers from researchers from North America, Europe, South America and Africa.

New OutlookNew Outlook



The experience sometimes continues to it : Devotion joined with Gnosis . ” onward . The line arrangement may When to gnosis , the awakened suggest other lines and forms , becomknowledge of first causes ...

Author:

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105210973272

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Page: 17

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The SAGE Handbook of Islamic StudiesThe SAGE Handbook of Islamic Studies



From the eighth/fourteenth century onward in Persia, we see on the one hand the continuation of the school of theoretical gnosis through the appearance of prose works in both Arabic ...

Author: Akbar S Ahmed

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446264522

Category:

Page: 392

View: 253

'... a welcome addition to the already available introductory works on Islam. The chapters of the book combine depth of analysis and erudition on a wide range of subjects. Thus in a single volume one finds several superbly written papers not only on the foundations of Islam and the manifestations of Islamic culture but also on issues which are at the centre of contemporary debates among Muslims such as multiculturalism, social justice, democracy and diversity. As a sourcebook this work is equally useful for students, academicians and general readers' - Zafar Ishaq Ansari, Director, Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University Islamic Studies is at a critical moment in its history. It seeks both to maintain its rich history and to engage with other - sometimes dominant - cultural and political studies. This tension is producing complex changes in both the theory and the practice of Islamic Studies. This timely and stimulating Handbook, edited by world-class experts in the field, provides a comprehensive guide to Islamic Studies today. It examines the main issues in the field and explores the key debates. It provides readers with an indispensable, balanced guide to the roots of Islam and the challenges it faces in the twenty-first century. The Handbook includes discussions of: - Islam as a community of discourse and a global system - Islam, diaspora and multiculturalism - The Qu'ran today - Islam as a moral and judicial system - Islam and politics - Islam and culture - Diversities and Islam Concise, level-headed and penetrating, this collection will be of interest to anyone who studies contemporary Islam. It brings together an unparalleled collection of international scholars who illuminate some of the most urgent and complex issues in the world today.

Gnosis for 2012 OnwardGnosis for 2012 Onward



There is an unseen reason for the growth of websites proclaiming that "everything you know is wrong." In some respects, this is true. The real story of our human past is a hidden one. And no single source holds a complete mural of it.

Author: Lewis E. Graham

Publisher:

ISBN: 1935991523

Category:

Page: 228

View: 721

Newly updated Third Edition. This is volume one of a three-volume set, and the vast story dispels fears about December 2012 and the ongoing decades thereafter. Humans have a long and glorious past. The true history of civilization differs greatly from the tidy, orthodox tale taught in school. There is an unseen reason for the growth of websites proclaiming that "everything you know is wrong." In some respects, this is true. The real story of our human past is a hidden one. And no single source holds a complete mural of it. Rather, the truth is concealed in many places like precious fragments of a broken mirror. These are embedded in myths, legends, ancient monuments, and geologic features. And threads also are dispersed amongst spiritual or esoteric groups like tattered shreds of a magnificent tapestry. Likewise, secret societies steward many portions of lore. Thriller novels and conspiracy theorists have focused on these. In truth, humans are a species with amnesia. For centuries, we have been living in the fifth epoch of an expanding spiral of solar time. In the previous 4th Age, a high civilisation arose on Antarctica that fused science and spirituality. Its breadth and depth of wisdom are nearly beyond any modern grasp. That society was called Antichthones by Pythagoras and referred to as Atlantis by Plato and various others. Climate regions differed then because the Earth's crust was positioned differently in those times. But the previous era ended in a series of global disasters, as our world shifted from the 4th to the 5th Age of the Sun. It was a period of distress and massive suffering. The Earth's crust was abruptly displaced, which brought massive deaths and sudden climate zone changes as the so-called "Ice Age" ended. The few surviving humans contracted into a state of deep fear. Diverse local groups have their own version of a great cataclysm in the "distant," dimly remembered past. For example, recall Noah s Flood, the Epic of Gilgamesh, or the Time When the Sky Fell. We are now in the final twilight of the 5th Age. The 21st of December 2012 is simply a marker for a Turning of solar Ages... an event horizon for humanity. That date has long been foreseen as ushering in the 6th epoch of the Sun. And, at last, it signals humanity s opportunity to transit Ages with grace and ease. As Marilyn Ferguson said: "Our past is not our potential." Readers are welcome to take this version of the World's true history lightly. And to do so as they activate their own, fail-safe capacity for inner knowing. The Greeks called this "Gnosis" hence, the first word of the title. GNOSIS for 2012 Onward describes all the above and much more in readable detail and provides background on ancient 'magic' and practices from a nonreligious perspective. Many key tools have been steadily recovered. And these will be available to interested readers in follow up materials at low cost from the publishers. The author was trained as a scientist and a shaman, gathering information over 40 years for scholars and seekers. So fasten your seat belt for a astonishing tale. Are you ready for a true History of the World? For the real story about 2012? And what lies ahead as each of us moves onward?

Gnosis for 2012 OnwardGnosis for 2012 Onward



There is an unseen reason for the growth of websites proclaiming that "everything you know is wrong." In some respects, this is true. The real story of our human past is a hidden one. And no single source holds a complete mural of it.

Author: Lewis E. Graham

Publisher:

ISBN: 193599154X

Category:

Page: 240

View: 401

Newly updated Third Edition. This is the second volume of a two-volume set, and the vast story dispels fears about December 2012 and the ongoing decades thereafter. Humans have a long and glorious past. The true history of civilization differs greatly from the tidy, orthodox tale taught in school. There is an unseen reason for the growth of websites proclaiming that "everything you know is wrong." In some respects, this is true. The real story of our human past is a hidden one. And no single source holds a complete mural of it. Rather, the truth is concealed in many places like precious fragments of a broken mirror. These are embedded in myths, legends, ancient monuments, and geologic features. And threads also are dispersed amongst spiritual or esoteric groups like tattered shreds of a magnificent tapestry. Likewise, secret societies steward many portions of lore. Thriller novels and conspiracy theorists have focused on these. In truth, humans are a species with amnesia. For centuries, we have been living in the fifth epoch of an expanding spiral of solar time. In the previous 4th Age, a high civilisation arose on Antarctica that fused science and spirituality. Its breadth and depth of wisdom are nearly beyond any modern grasp. That society was called Antichthones by Pythagoras and referred to as Atlantis by Plato and various others. Climate regions differed then because the Earth's crust was positioned differently in those times. But the previous era ended in a series of global disasters, as our world shifted from the 4th to the 5th Age of the Sun. It was a period of distress and massive suffering. The Earth's crust was abruptly displaced, which brought massive deaths and sudden climate zone changes as the so-called "Ice Age" ended. The few surviving humans contracted into a state of deep fear. Diverse local groups have their own version of a great cataclysm in the "distant," dimly remembered past. For example, recall Noah s Flood, the Epic of Gilgamesh, or the Time When the Sky Fell. We are now in the final twilight of the 5th Age. The 21st of December 2012 is simply a marker for a Turning of solar Ages... an event horizon for humanity. That date has long been foreseen as ushering in the 6th epoch of the Sun. And, at last, it signals humanity s opportunity to transit Ages with grace and ease. As Marilyn Ferguson said: "Our past is not our potential." Readers are welcome to take this version of the World's true history lightly. And to do so as they activate their own, fail-safe capacity for inner knowing. The Greeks called this "Gnosis" hence, the first word of the title. GNOSIS for 2012 Onward describes all the above and much more in readable detail and provides background on ancient 'magic' and practices from a nonreligious perspective. Many key tools have been steadily recovered. And these will be available to interested readers in follow up materials at low cost from the publishers. The author was trained as a scientist and a shaman, gathering information over 40 years for scholars and seekers. So fasten your seat belt for a astonishing tale. Are you ready for a true History of the World? For the real story about 2012? And what lies ahead as each of us moves onward?

Pre Christian GnosticismPre Christian Gnosticism



Schmithals concludes : ' This always implies that the Gnosis is known from primeval times onward . This alone is important , and not any special form of the redeemer myth . The apostle who descends as teacher of Gnosis is one of the ...

Author: Edwin M. Yamauchi

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781592443963

Category:

Page: 280

View: 698

One of the most important issues facing New Testament scholarship today is the issue of Gnosticism. So wrote the author in 1973 in the first edition. With the publication since then of the entire Nag Hammadi library, this observation has become even more incisive. Was there a pre-Christian Gnosticism? Did Gnosticism directly or indirectly influence nascent Christianity? Many modern scholars argue that Gnosticism preceded the emergence of New Testament Christianity and constituted the raw material from which the apostles formed their message about Jesus. The author here analyzes the evidence used to support this thesis. He notes a series of methodological fallacies in the use of this evidence and concludes that clearly Gnostic materials are late and pre-Christian materials are not clearly Gnostic. A new chapter in this paperback edition brings the discussion up to date.

Gnosis for 2012 OnwardGnosis for 2012 Onward



Newly updated Third Edition. This is volume three of a three-volume set. It summarizes the vast story while providing a potent self-transformational tool for the ongoing decades after December 2012.

Author: Lewis E. Graham

Publisher:

ISBN: 1935991752

Category:

Page: 48

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Newly updated Third Edition. This is volume three of a three-volume set. It summarizes the vast story while providing a potent self-transformational tool for the ongoing decades after December 2012. In particular, a powerful meditation has been known in secretive groups since ancient times. It was based on the first three letters of the nearly-lost, Atlantean alphabet of three-dimensional symbols. The fascinating backstory is richly explained in Volumes I and II. Volume III provides full details after concisely summarizing the two preceding works. (Nevertheless, readers are encouraged to delve into I and II for a fuller picture that enables them to better savour this succinct summary.) The open-eyed, Atlantean-derived meditation was a core practice among initiates in the Italian School of Ancient World Mysteries founded by the Greek philosopher Pythagoras. Indeed, Pythagoras was the first known esoteric teacher to call himself a philosopher, which means 'lover of wisdom.' Volume III presents specifics of the ancient Atlantean meditation, including what it is and how to use it during a daily 15-minute daily session. The text also presents two powerful visualizations from the Huna tradition that survived in Hawaii. These optional bonuses are, in essence, spiritual manifestation tools rooted in an awareness of the secrets of effective prayer. If adopted, the eyes-closed Huna techniques are recommended for use in the calm, centred state one enjoys post-meditation. In addition, readers are referred to a custom-engineered, 15-minute instrumental album of three sound tracks to be used with stereo headphones for meditation session timing. The MP3-formatted timing program is entitled: "The Ancient Atlantean Meditation." And it can be downloaded from various online music sites. These sources include iTunes, AmazonMP3, Rhapsody, eMusic, Spotify, Zune, Medianet, iHeartRadio, & Google Play. The sound program is a recommended complement for the meditation that is described and provided in Volume III. Finally, readers should be aware that the life-changing tools presented in Volume III are only for the strongest and most determined individuals. Very few people have the willpower to persist as amazing, inner changes build. Dedicated adherence to this daily meditation will lead to astonishing self-transformation. The process unleashes the unique, inner genius which exists within each and every person. And it will allow your own light to shine brightly regardless of any dark days ahead. Are you ready to choose such a path?

Ornament of Stainless LightOrnament of Stainless Light



the perfect and complete enlightenment is attained, empty forms are seen with the eye of gnosis. ... empty-form mah›mudr› consort is achieved from the branch of recollection onward, its continuum 492 Part 5: Gnosis: The Completion Stage.

Author: Khedrup Norsang Gyatso

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861717422

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Page: 763

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The premiere volume of Thupten Jinpa's thirty-two-volume Library of Tibetan Classics series, inaugurated to coincide with the Dalai Lama's conferral of the initiation rite of Kalacakra in Toronto in April 2004. The Kalacakra, or "wheel of time," tantra likely entered Indian Mahayana Buddhism around the tenth century. In expounding the root tantra, the Indian master Pundarika, one of the legendary Kalki kings of the land of Shambhala, wrote his influential Stainless Light.Ornament of Stainless Light is an authoritative Tibetan exposition of this important text, composed in the fifteenth century by Khedrup Norsang Gyatso, tutor to the Second Dalai Lama. One of the central projects of Kalacakra literature is a detailed correlation between the human body and the external universe. In working out this complex correspondence, the Kalacakra texts present an amazingly detailed theory of cosmology and astronomy, especially about the movements of the various celestial bodies. The Kalacakra tantra is also a highly complex system of Buddhist theory and practice that employs vital bodily energies, deep meditative mental states, and a penetrative focus on subtle points within the body's key energy conduits known as channels. Ornament of Stainless Light addresses all these topics, elaborating on the external universe, the inner world of the individual, the Kalacakra initiation rites, and the tantric stages of generation and completion, all in a highly readable English translation.

Myth and MysteryMyth and Mystery



The modern word , in use from the eighteenth century onward , for gnosis as a whole system of " knowledge ” is " Gnosticism , ” and was applied in the first instance to the Christian Gnostic systems of the second and third centuries ...

Author: Jack Finegan

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110488389

Category:

Page: 335

View: 573

Clever insights are a distinguishing mark of this excellent, concise overview of ancient religions that existed during the formative years of Judaism and Christianity.

The Tarot and the MagusThe Tarot and the Magus



Writers such as Kenneth Grant mention Crowley's Egyptian Gnosis without ever describing what this means . ... IAO where each letter has to be repeated three times : Now these are the names which I will give from the Boundless onward .

Author: Paul Hughes-Barlow

Publisher: Aeon Books

ISBN: 9781904658603

Category:

Page: 204

View: 413

This is by no means simply a theoretical treatise accessible only to specialists. Any discerning reader can cope with the initiatory contents of 'The Tarot', perceiving completely new horizons of thought, activity, psychology, cosmogony and practical magic in this traditional form of Hermetic Occultism. An enormous number of questions that occur to the earnest seeker are answered in new and fascinating ways. The attentive reader is offered the opportunity to understand the true meaning of one's own life and destiny, as well as that of the epoch in which we live.

Kernel of the KernelKernel of the Kernel



A third category is Twelve-Imami Shi'ite gnosis ('iifiin—i $57), which has produced a vast body of works many, ... from the latter part of the eleventh/seventeenth century onward the Shi'ite 'ularna'distanced themselves for the most ...

Author: Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Tabataba'i

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791489277

Category:

Page: 183

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An English translation of a seminal book on Sufism from a Shi'i perspective by an eminent Muslim thinker.

Christianity and the Christian Church of the First Three CenturiesChristianity and the Christian Church of the First Three Centuries



The church fathers did not merely derive Gnosis from philosophy in general terms. ... Philosophumena sets out the teachings of the Greek philosophers in a sequence from Thales onward. his demonstration is of course not very convincing, ...

Author: Ferdinand Christian Baur

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9780227907306

Category:

Page: 470

View: 350

Christianity and the Christian Church of the First Three Centuries, the first volume in Baur's five-volume history of the Christian Church, is the most influential and best known of his many groundbreaking publications in New Testament, early Christianity, church history, and historical theology. In it, Baur discusses such matters as the entrance of Christianity into world history, the teaching and person of Jesus, the tension between Jewish Christian and gentile Christian interpretations and their resolution in the idea of the Catholic Church, the opposition of Gnosticism and Montanism to Catholicism, the development of dogma or doctrine in the first three centuries, Christianity's relation to the pagan world and the Roman state, and Christianity as a moral and religious principle. This new translation is translated by Robert F. Brown and Peter C. Hodgson.

Simon Magus in Patristic Medieval And Early Modern TraditionsSimon Magus in Patristic Medieval And Early Modern Traditions



... the Simon Magus of the New Testament and the one written about by the Church Fathers from the second century onward. ... G. Lüdemann, Untersuchungen zur simonianischen Gnosis, Göttingen 1975 and K. Rudolph, Gnosis, The Nature and ...

Author: Alberto Ferreiro

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004144958

Category:

Page: 371

View: 109

This book is an exploration of the post-New Testament figure of Simon Magus spanning the patristic era, Middle Ages, and the early modern period as found in art, vernacular literatures, heresiologies, theological texts, hagiographies and homilies.

Revelation Reason and RealityRevelation Reason and Reality



In Baader's religious philosophy and Schelling's thinking on revelation , respectively , the theosophical gnosis and a ... According to Koslowski , it was already from Antiquity onward and since the coming into existence of reflections ...

Author: Joris Geldhof

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9042919299

Category:

Page: 199

View: 219

This study provides an in-depth analysis of the relationship between modernity and Christianity. The author argues that the notion of revelation is eminently reasonable and indissolubly connected with being and reality. He takes Jaspers' philosophy of religion as representative of the 'classical' modern critique and gives it its due. He then takes a step backward, so to speak, and by means of a consideration of the history of ideas, seeks to rehabilitate the Christian understanding of revelation. To do this, he draws upon Schelling's remarkable philosophy of revelation and Baader's much less familiar speculative dogmatics. However, this study is much more than a profound philosophical and theological account of the thought of Jaspers, Schelling and Baader. It is above all an eloquent defence of the plausibility and intelligibility of what Christians have always believed. In fact, the author makes a compelling case for the claim that revelation is 'that without which Christianity cannot be thought'.

Magic and MysticismMagic and Mysticism



As such, it is open to gnosis where it is found and is in different to artificial divisions between Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox. Theosophers belong to the gnostic current that stretches from some of the ante-Nicene Fathers onward ...

Author: Arthur Versluis

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781461639879

Category:

Page: 208

View: 183

Magic and Mysticism: An Introduction to Western Esoteric Traditions is a concise overview, from antiquity to the present, of all the major Western religious esoteric movements. Topics covered include alchemy, Gnosticism, Hermeticism, Rosicrucianism, Theosophy and many more. Magic and Mysticism is ideal for students of Mysticism and New Religious Movements, as well as for general readers of Metaphysics and Esoterica.
Covers every aspect of pagan, Jewish, and Christian religious discourses and phenomena traditionally labeled gnosticism, hermeticism, astrology, magic, the "occult sciences," esoteric religion, and more. Contains articles about the life and work of all the major personalities in the history of Gnosis and Western Esotericism, discussing their ideas, significance, and historical influence.