5984Re: Pagels, Scholars, Gnostic Links
- Jun 7, 2002Interesting. I wonder if Einstein saw this when he discovered that
E=MC squared? Speed matter up enough it becomes energy [light?]. slow
the energy down enough it becomes matter. He may have been describing
the very essence of existence. Spirituality through math. What a
--- In gnosticism2@y..., "morphodyte" <morphodyte@y...> wrote:
> --- In gnosticism2@y..., lady_caritas wrote:
> it lists a book, _The Manichaean Body
> > in Discipline and Ritual_ , by Jason David BeDuhn.
> jason BeDuhn teaches at NAU in Flagstaff, or did when the book
> came out.
> I recommend this book, in part because he discusses the
> resolution of the radical dualism of gnosticism as understood in
> the spirit=good, matter=bad dichotomy, using the Manichaean
> view of transumtation and refinement of Light from matter.
> While many criticise Manichean thought as being dichotomous,
> the resolution of the dichotomy is accounted for by the
> Manichean practice of delivering Light trapped from matter.
> For example, the process of digestion through which light is
> refined back into consciousness and delivered back into the
> Realm of Light by the Elect at the ritual feast is discussed in the
> I recommend it.
> yes, this is my first post to this list, I have a long standing
> in Gnosticism, some of you may recognize me from
> GnosticThought and elsewhere.
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