--- In gnosticism2@y..., "soundgarden81" <soundgarden81@y...> wrote:
> Hi Cari,
> For one who has awakened, reincarnation is not a matter of belief
> non-belief...it is a matter of DIRECT experience..it is more a
> of knowing, than belief. There is a big difference between belief
> and knowing....reality reveals itself whole and complete at the
> moment of awakening.
Yes, I do understand what you say about "belief" vs. "direct
experience" or "knowing" in regards to gnosis. In your experience,
Soundgarden, did reality reveal "itself whole and complete at the
moment of awakening"? Can you expand on what you mean by "reality"?
And, if so, was reincarnation part of that reality? The revelation
you described sounded quite specific unless I'm misreading it.
Reincarnation is not a phenomenon universally experienced by Gnostics
in their "awakening." In fact, I would go so far as to say that
gnosis for many might not be just a one-time awakening. Gnosis is
understood as "acquaintance" with the divine and could be perceived
as a process . . .