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  • Mike Leavitt
    Dec 16, 2005
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      Hello pmcvflag

      See below.

      On 12/16/05, you wrote:

      > Hey all
      >
      > This is a GREAT idea for discussion. I wish I could post more, but
      > this is my last day before my big trip. I just wanted to throw a
      > little fuel in the tank before I go.
      >
      > I find this intersting in the Gospel of Truth. When it talks about
      > the "Error" and how it disolves into "Truth", sometimes it seems to
      > talk about it as something that will happen, other times as
      > something that already happened. There seems to be an ambiguity
      > between past, present, and future.
      >
      > One could wonder if this is a glitch in the translation, but one
      > could also see this as part of a general perception that the
      > cosmology, soteriology, and eschatology are all one thing to some
      > extent, and they repeat each time an individual comes to understand
      > them. When does the Christ rise? When the psychic is initiated into
      > pneumaticism. When does the error fade? When the Gnostic sees the
      > light of the Father. When does the Kingdom of the Father
      > come? ....... It is before us but man does not see it.
      >
      > Happened, happening, will happen; in the light of an initiatory
      > process the destinction between these tenses may not always be
      > clear... or even important beyond what they mean to the process
      > itself.
      >
      > Maybe you all can think of other specific examples in the texts
      >
      > Ok, that is probably my last post for awhile, so you all take care
      > and have a great holiday season!!! Keep the conversation alive :)
      >
      > PMCV
      >
      > --- In gnosticism2@yahoogroups.com, Mike Leavitt <ac998@l...> wrote:
      >>
      >> Hello lady_caritas
      >>
      >> On 12/13/05, you wrote:
      >>
      >>>> It is a general reaction, sometimes the creation myths seem in
      > the
      >>>> distant past, but sometimes they seem like they are going on
      > now,
      >>>> in me., or outside of time altogether. There is an impact of
      >>>> immedacy, especially in On The Creation of the World.
      >>>>
      >>>> Regards
      >>>> --
      >>>> Mike Leavitt ac998_@_lafn._org remove -'s
      >>>>

      Pedantic point, it is origin not creation in the title in the Gnostic
      Bible. Time is ancy anyway, in eternity it does not exist.

      >>>
      >>> That's interesting, Mike. Mythology can be powerful. I'm
      > curious;
      >>> do you experience this as an observer or do you identify with
      > any
      >>> characters of the myth?
      >>>
      >>> Cari
      >>
      >> It varries, sometimes the sophia character, sometimes the narrator,
      >> sometimes just as an observer. I did identify with the archon
      >> Saboath as he was beatified for seeing through his father, but that
      >> happened years ago too when I read the Hypostasis of the Archons in
      >> NHL.
      >>
      >> Regards
      >> --
      >> Mike Leavitt ac998_@_lafn._org remove -'s
      >>
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      Mike Leavitt ac998_@_lafn._org remove -'s
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