11906Re: Fulfilling PMCVFLAG's challenge
- Feb 5, 2006>>>>>
That is all fine and dandy, but I think you underestimate the people
here. It is relatively easy to think you can judge one's
intellectual ability via extended conversation (first impressions
can be false even there), but anyone who thinks they can tell the
spiritual abilities based on contrast to those intellectual persuits
demonstrates some misconceptions (both spiritual and intellectual).
It is an ESSENTIAL concept of Gnostic thought, that the spiritual
experience and the philosophical comprehension are enmeshed, if
taken rightly they are mixed into one... they are the rightful
bridegroom and bride. Which ever starting point you come from, one
is not a "Gnostic" until they have both. That much you sem to agree
with, but the valuation jump you then make is unwarented. The
spiritual experience of the Bride, Sophia, is a fallen lie without
her bridegroom. And the waiting bridegroom, Logos, is lonely and
hollow without his love.
What I mean is, you may be able to start from either of two
points... experience or intellect.... but Gnosis is, by definition,
a conjunction of both of these.
Don't be so sure you know the background of any author here, even if
on the surface we may deal a bit more with the historical. I will
await the challenge to see if you know mine.
>>>>>>Dear PMCVSeeing the way your prime focus of discussion and response on the original understanding of Gnosticism and later development of it, it is not too difficult to include you as a Gnostic philosopher. What I would like to say is that every spiritual school of thought has their own accentuation and concept. That is why when we discuss Gnosticism in other traditions, it does not exactly suit for what hermitic understanding really mean. So there must be underlying background of ideas discussed. What I mean with underlying background of ideas is the purport of the participants’ writings implicitly or explicitly.
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