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  • George Harvey
    May 31 4:52 PM
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      --- In gnosticism2@yahoogroups.com, pmcvflag <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > Hey George...
      >
      > >>To start with do we agree that gnosis means knowledge through
      > experience? I will use gnow and know. I can know how to get to your
      > house by having directions without ever having been there, but I can
      > only gnow how to get to your house if I have actually experienced
      > going there myself. Do we agree so far?<<
      >
      > Hmmm, well, though it is not exactly how I would put it, I believe
      > you are driving at the common Greek usage here... and it seems you
      > are heading somewhere with that so instead of worrying about
      details
      > I think that it is a fine enough place to start. Of course, the
      > specialized usage that comes from Platonism is not in exact
      agreement
      > with the general Greek, so I will step back and allow you to
      continue
      > your point.
      >
      > PMCV

      Hi PMCV,
      If we can't agree that Gnosis is knowledge by experience then I don't
      see how I can proceed.

      If you will give the specialized meaning from Platonism I'll see if
      it will fit in my explanation.

      George
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