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  • Mike Leavitt
    Hello pmcvflag See below. ... Pedantic point, it is origin not creation in the title in the Gnostic Bible. Time is ancy anyway, in eternity it does not exist.
    Message 1 of 18 , Dec 16, 2005
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      Hello pmcvflag

      See below.

      On 12/16/05, you wrote:

      > Hey all
      >
      > This is a GREAT idea for discussion. I wish I could post more, but
      > this is my last day before my big trip. I just wanted to throw a
      > little fuel in the tank before I go.
      >
      > I find this intersting in the Gospel of Truth. When it talks about
      > the "Error" and how it disolves into "Truth", sometimes it seems to
      > talk about it as something that will happen, other times as
      > something that already happened. There seems to be an ambiguity
      > between past, present, and future.
      >
      > One could wonder if this is a glitch in the translation, but one
      > could also see this as part of a general perception that the
      > cosmology, soteriology, and eschatology are all one thing to some
      > extent, and they repeat each time an individual comes to understand
      > them. When does the Christ rise? When the psychic is initiated into
      > pneumaticism. When does the error fade? When the Gnostic sees the
      > light of the Father. When does the Kingdom of the Father
      > come? ....... It is before us but man does not see it.
      >
      > Happened, happening, will happen; in the light of an initiatory
      > process the destinction between these tenses may not always be
      > clear... or even important beyond what they mean to the process
      > itself.
      >
      > Maybe you all can think of other specific examples in the texts
      >
      > Ok, that is probably my last post for awhile, so you all take care
      > and have a great holiday season!!! Keep the conversation alive :)
      >
      > PMCV
      >
      > --- In gnosticism2@yahoogroups.com, Mike Leavitt <ac998@l...> wrote:
      >>
      >> Hello lady_caritas
      >>
      >> On 12/13/05, you wrote:
      >>
      >>>> It is a general reaction, sometimes the creation myths seem in
      > the
      >>>> distant past, but sometimes they seem like they are going on
      > now,
      >>>> in me., or outside of time altogether. There is an impact of
      >>>> immedacy, especially in On The Creation of the World.
      >>>>
      >>>> Regards
      >>>> --
      >>>> Mike Leavitt ac998_@_lafn._org remove -'s
      >>>>

      Pedantic point, it is origin not creation in the title in the Gnostic
      Bible. Time is ancy anyway, in eternity it does not exist.

      >>>
      >>> That's interesting, Mike. Mythology can be powerful. I'm
      > curious;
      >>> do you experience this as an observer or do you identify with
      > any
      >>> characters of the myth?
      >>>
      >>> Cari
      >>
      >> It varries, sometimes the sophia character, sometimes the narrator,
      >> sometimes just as an observer. I did identify with the archon
      >> Saboath as he was beatified for seeing through his father, but that
      >> happened years ago too when I read the Hypostasis of the Archons in
      >> NHL.
      >>
      >> Regards
      >> --
      >> Mike Leavitt ac998_@_lafn._org remove -'s
      >>
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      Mike Leavitt ac998_@_lafn._org remove -'s
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