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.
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Here’s the video of our sermon:
Here are the lecture notes:
Focus on the mind Focus on the body
Mythos helps us to discover The suspending of disbelief
outselves. Literal interpretation of myth is
We hold no faith & no belief; Inflates the consciousness with
except that we believe in the pretense of absoluteq
ourselves as the root source of knowledge.
our own lives. We have this in our Christian lore
And so in Gnosis, we are looking with the idea that the way to
for a conscious experience of the heaven is made so plain by the
self and the world in which we live. prophet, that even the simplest
mind can find the key.
Without the falsity of Superstition, But of course, reducing something
we can house no fear of eternal to its simplest essence can only
damnation upon death, which be appealing to a simpleton & are
begs a question for us… led not to think about it; even to
the point that one is warned away
What of the soul we possess while from education.
in this life?
Our social & political discourse
Is it possible that we even have to follows in like manner.
forge a soul & can that be
accomplished by intent or will? An inflated ego is always ego-
centric & conscious of nothing
Gnosis brings a fuller life with a but is own existence. It is in-
depth & breadth of the mind that capable of learning from the past;
makes consciousness able to incapable of understanding
assess itself. contemporary events, and in-
An animal knows with the same capable of drawing right con-
awareness of a human being; clusions about the future.
so that without Gnosis we can be It is hypnotized by itself and
little more than sophisticated therefore cannot be argued with.
animals. But a Gnostic knows It inevitably dooms itself to
that he knows. calamities that must strike it dead.
A Gnostic looks to the faculty that Dark minds fear; seek false
is capable of observing the mind. miracles to relegate that which
A Gnostic is capable of moving they don’t underand to ‘evil’.
beyond instinct & especially the
seeking of pleasure & avoidance These minds are filled w/images
of pain; developing an awareness of torture, fire & brimstone to
that transcends both–a mental generate a great fear of death &
disciplilne. of life.
After all, they deny themselves all
The Gnostic is self-empowered & the pleaures of life; claiming that
self-motivated. these belong to the afterlife or
He or she takes responsibility for that they make their god angry &
his own life. There’s no super- scared.
being to compel his or her This is the ‘love’ they preach.
behavior & he or she determines
his or her own moral outlook from Fear mongering is called
his or her own knowledge & preaching; Cotton Mathers &
experience. Jonathan Winthrop founded the
Tent Revival movement. Their fire
& brimstone speeches were so
gruesome, people died of heart
attacks at these events.
But the idea that you will meet
God and be judged is mental