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Re: [Gnosticism2] Re: Ghosts

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  • arlene anjum
    Hi PMCV: I was wondering how the gnostics of the early Christian era C.E. 50 or earlier viewed Ghosts. To me ghosts are the spirits of the deceased that either
    Message 1 of 61 , Aug 8, 2005
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      Hi PMCV:
       
      I was wondering how the gnostics of the early Christian era C.E. 50 or earlier viewed Ghosts. To me ghosts are the spirits of the deceased that either died tragic deaths, or those who passed but are in denial about their own mortality so they hang around on the earthly plane just on a different frequency than the human eye and ear can pick up (unless your a sensitive /psychic)..Arlene

      pmcvflag <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
      Hey Arlene

      >>>"Was wondering if the list will ever go back to the subject of
      Ghosts eventually. My curiosity was piqued .."<<<

      Well, it just did ;) I do hope you realize that it is the job of the
      interested people here to bring up the subjects they want explore the
      Gnostic perspective of. Perhaps you have something specific about this
      particular subject in mind?

      PMCV



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    • Mike Leavitt
      Hello lady_caritas ... 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
      Message 61 of 61 , Aug 12, 2005
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        Hello lady_caritas

        On 08/12/05, you wrote:

        > --- In gnosticism2@yahoogroups.com, "janahooks" <janahooks@y...>
        > wrote:
        >> Hello, Mike.
        >>
        >>> Well the theosophists would say (recasting their termanalogy into
        >>> gnostic) that at death only the portion of soul useful to the
        > spirit
        >>> is saved, the rest is left to decay.
        >>
        >> Now, that's something to think about: what part of my soul is
        > *useful*
        >> to my spirit? I might not sleep if I think about that. ;)
        >>
        >> jana
        >
        >
        > 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:
        > http://www.wisdomworld.org/setting/plotinus.html
        >
        > 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?
        >
        > Cari

        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.

        Regards
        --
        Mike Leavitt ac998_@_lafn._org remove -'s
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