The Gnostic Process is something easily applied, as you go about the tasks of your daily life and apply them to the overall strategy of your life in striving for the goals you’ve set for yourself.  You’ll meet the world of contending forces and discover those contending forces in yourself.  This will create a struggle the births experience and maturity.  All of this informs you of who and what you are and serves the ends of heightening your awareness of the world.  So that the intuitive relationship you build with both becomes your personal key to enlightenment.

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  1. The Gnostic Process
    Sermon Notes

    1. Gnosticism is experiential & individualistic. This separates us entirely from faith-based, belief systems.
    1A. Just understanding this already holds oneoutside the bos of traditional religion.
    1A1. Most people are so conditioned in our culture to see religious practice as a belief-structure & don’t even know they have a choice between this & Gnosticism.
    1A1. Even as they approach Gnosticism & Magick they take it onas a belief system.

    2. A belief structure is a closed system with a pantheon that is considered to be actual & supernatural. As well, the work of the practioner is to make adjustments to its moral code.
    2A. Generally, such systems are devoid of authenticity or spirit; lacking even adaptability to modern circumstances, which is why they have devolved into moral systems.
    2A1. This leads relgionists to refer only to their inability to adapt to their belief structure in a concept called sin.
    2A1a. Any philosophical expresson is relevant only to the moral adjustment one needs to make to the antiquated & fixed paradigm.

    3. Gnosticism of Magick (wisdom); the Western Mystery Tradition is a ‘living’ or evolving philosophical system & paradigm that grows & changes with developments in science & human thought.
    3A. The developments force the individual to constantly reassess one’s relationhip with the cosmos.
    3A1. The canon remains open & even as the individual grows through life, and its various stages, one constantly reasses not just one’s philosophical perspective, but also one’s personal ethics.
    3A1a. Ethics are not encoded by law.

    4. The mind ist he seat of the soul & is where the Gnostic process begins.
    4A. The mind includes the body & is not separate from it.
    4A1. Experiencing the body/mind awareness is our first key to the apprehension of consciousness-beingness.
    4A1a. Intellectual & emotional development are important factors.
    4A1b. An aesthetic response to beingness opens us up to our unconscious/subconscious mind.
    4A1b1. Human intuition brought forth.
    4B. Impressions on the mind and body are carefully tablulated, as carved onto the pantacle of being.
    4B1. Yet impressions on the mind are selected by memory with many being discarded.
    4B1a. This is how identity is honed (know thyself).

    5. Interaction with the world & its field of contending forces garners its own observations and conclusions.
    5A. Motivations of self & others interacting is a revealing process.
    5A1. Diary keeping of all inner and outer activity becomes essential.
    5B. Understanding motivations, impressions & the nature of the mind, as well as its aesthetic response leads to the formulation of wisdom.
    5B1. Wisdom & Understanding geneerate true knowledge of the LOGOS.

    6. Psychology & ontology figure into the Gnostic process. Understanding the fractured nature of one’s consciousness & how that develops, as one’s self-awareness matures is essential.
    6A. We often project this onto others; being the negative side of applying our intuition onto important objects.
    6A1. We find this often in ‘unfair’ negative responses from others.
    6A1a. These sharp experiences need to be carefully understood.

    7. One ‘wakes up’ to the Gnostic Process when one has reached the nadir of experience & discovers oneself ill-at-ease with both him or herself and the world around oneself.
    7A. One becomes unwilling to subsist in the prevailing social paradigm & questions the assumptions conditioned into oneself & taken up by society.
    7A1. This struggle is the beginning of the process of individuation.
    7A1a. The ‘sleeper’ struggles to remain in the paradigm.

    8. In the Gospel of Thomas, the Gnostic Jesus is quoted as saying that which you have within you, must be brought forth. If this happens it will ‘save you’–individuation will be attained. And if it does not, it will destroy you.
    8A. Liber OZ gives us the rights of man; to carve, mold, paint, etch, etc. But w/every right comes a responsibility. In other words, for life’s sake, we must do this.


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