Re: [Gnosticism2] Re: Ghosts
- On Thu, 28 Jul 2005 11:17:09 -0800
Mike Leavitt <ac998@...> wrote:
> Hello felixI read somewhere yesterday there are 28,000 books a year
> On 07/26/05, you wrote:
> > For me, all the same principles are present in
> Bartlett's > Book of Quotations as in any of the old
> scriptures. I don't > seem all that sure those scriptures
> didn't exist then for > the same purposes Bartlett's
> serves now.
> So you have never seen a Bartlett's bible? :-))
published in the US alone. I have "never seen" most of them.
Tell me about Bartlett's bible.
- Hello lady_caritas
On 08/12/05, you wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, "janahooks" <janahooks@y...>
>> Hello, Mike.
>>> Well the theosophists would say (recasting their termanalogy into
>>> gnostic) that at death only the portion of soul useful to the
>>> is saved, the rest is left to decay.
>> Now, that's something to think about: what part of my soul is
>> to my spirit? I might not sleep if I think about that. ;)
> Say, Mike, to tie in Plotinus and the Enneads that Steve brought up,
> I didn't know that Plotinus was a "Great Theosophist." ;-) lol Per:
> Anyway, if you scroll about halfway down the page linked above,
> Plotinus and Porphyry, have a dialogue about the soul.
> Plotinus: "Every soul has a lower part turned toward the body, and a
> higher part turned toward the divine intelligence."
> Anyone want to comment about how the Gnostics viewed "soul" and its
> relation to death? (Are we just talking about physical death here?)
> The Gnostics seemed to be more preoccupied with cosmogony,...
> beginnings, origins, reunification, as I believe Gerry pointed out
> earlier. Do the Gnostics have anything to specifically say about
> reincarnation, or not?
I can't give you citations, but some of the writings specifically say
if you don't make it you are turned back to earth. I read such a
passage here just a few weeks ago. May have been Phillip, but I
can't remember. No idea of karma there though.
Mike Leavitt ac998_@_lafn._org remove -'s