9777Re: [Gnosticism2] Re: Hello and question
- Jul 20, 2004Hi,
>Hey, Sampo, if you find a copy of the Nag Hammadilibrary in Finnish,
>could you send me the ISBN number for it? I may wanta copy.
local bookshop didn't have a copy so i ordered one. I
have the ISP number but name is: "Nag Hammadin
gnostilaisia ja muita varhaiskristillisi� tekstej�"
>As for the question concerning Gnosis, consider this;there are three
>levels of conciousness according to Gnosticism. Theselevels are
>called Hylic, Psychic, and Pneumatic. The hylic levelis one of
>instinct and natural drive. The psychic level is oneof rationalism
>of emotional drives, and basic thinking. The lastone, the pneumatic,
>is a level of spiritual understanding (that I believeis meant to
>also include a higher logical intellect, but is notdirectly equated
>with that intellect... but you may find some debatehere on that one).
This dividing people to three gategories is
interesting. I have
seen similar things in other religions / philosophies
Anyway i seem to see those more like this:
1. peple who have a gnosis
2. people who has a change to have gnosis
3. people who never have it
But i have to give more thought to your idea about the
fact that one needs
to climb those three steps in able to reach gnosis...
What i thought of
was more in line whit (Romans 9:11-24), destiny so to
know if such thing even exist in gnosticism.
My story actually had a story behind it. Group of
students asked from teatcher:
How would they know what philopsophies to study. Guru
gave them above story and
advice: If the answer to question is "No" you should
move on... but if the
answer is "Yes", you should definetly study that
philosophy more. Too bad i
have lost the orginal source and cannot pinpoint the
origins of this story :(
I am glad that gnosticism answer is at least
"possibly" :). The "No" answer
usually meens that one have to follow this and this
dogma in order to have
Personally i don't have a opinion about animals having
gnosis, maybe they
don't need one. Maybe they are just perfect as they
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