Hello Melissa, welcome to the group. You stated....
>>>I am new to the group and just wanted to say Hello and look
forward to all the discussions. Gnosticism is new to me, so I am
anxiously awaiting what I can learn from this group.<<<
Feel free to ask questions, raise issues, explain your perspective,
and so on. So you are new to the subject? Lately there has been a
good number of popular books comming out that deal with Gnosticism,
such as the newly published Gospel of Judas, as well as regular
appearances of scholars who deal with the subject on TV programs,
especially on the History Channel. There have even been movies the
last few years that seem
to conciously borrow from Gnostic thought.
Obviously some of these sources are more accurate and more genuinely
reflective of traditional Gnostic ideas than others, but all have
served to bring attention to Gnosticism.
Perhaps you can tell us a little about how you came to hear of
Gnosticism? Also, what about Gnosticism most interested you? Is there
anything in Gnostic thinking that you find particularly confusing or
are unsure about?