So That's What It's Called.

I've finally found the name of something I have been carrying since I can remember, I have received many signs that have been trying to direct me to the "name" of gnosis, but I guess I wasn't ready until now and looking back at events that have led me here everything has become very clear.

I'm introducing myself to my fellow gnostic brothers and sisters in the hope that you will reach out to me and we can unite as its been quite a lonely road up until now.

My thirst for knowledge knows no bounds now I have a path to follow and I know there's like minded people out there now, so pleased I've found you.
whatevergirl30 whatevergirl30
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1 Response Jan 12, 2013

I believe the gnostic gospels are closer to the essence of Christ than the other gospels. I think the other gospels fell back almost immediately into the culture that Jesus was sent to change.

Gnostic s were prevalent until the Emperor Constantine convened the Council of Nicea in the 3rd century. The purpose of the Council was to decide which version of the gospels would become the law of the land. And I mean that literally, because Constantine wanted to make Christianity the state religion. What he demanded from church leaders was a consistent story line he could codify into law. Church leaders did that through a political process and the Gnostic s lost. They were then hunted down and "converted" (sometimes by sending them back to their creator a bit earlier than expected). Their writings were destroyed. Some escaped into exile and continued to write. Those writings have started to be unearthed beginning with the Gospel of Mary Magdalena (who I think was clearly the disciple closest to Jesus and who understood him better than any of the males) in 1895. I think he shared the most important revelations with her knowing that the males would revert to their "traditional thought patterns. The reason for this is that Jesus was here to liberate the heart chakra. Said another way feminine values. I ask; If Jesus had to give the most important revelation to somebody for safe keeping while the seeds of the true revelation were planted, took root, and grew to maturity, where would he hide it? The answer is, in the heart of a women, for no man would ever look there.

Right wing Christians continue today with the same vigor to persecute Gnostic views of the same events recorded by their gospels. The biggest reason for the persecution is that Gnosticism promotes a personal relationship with the higher power. That "knowing" the higher power leads to knowing your path and learning what you should do to act in concert with the holy spirit. Literature (like the Bible) can guide your discussion with God but not prescribe it.

Traditional Christianity prescribes format, content, and outcome of the relationship you must have with the higher power in order to be "saved". When I was growing up many of my friends were Catholic and I was appalled that they were not supposed to read the Bible, but instead read the catechism. A blatant example of "you don't need to think about this for yourself, just think what I tell you and do what I tell you and you will be saved.

The real question is who "controls" your spiritual grow. God (or however you perceive a higher power) or the church. I vote for God and that is why I value the Gnostic Gospels.

Good luck in your journey and Shalom

Wow, i think you've just summed it up for me. Thanks for taking the time out to write that reply, much appreciated. I really resonated with the part that says that he hid the truth in the heart of a woman. Lots to think about today after reading this thank you again for your time, Erica