Re: Is " A Course in Miracles" a gnostic text"?
I'm not new to Gnosticism, but I am new to the Course in Miracles
material, which I begrudgingly began examining this week. I
immediately made the connection with gnostic thought in general,
based upon some of the same points you've listed here. I have since
discovered a book by Kenneth Wapnick that specifically addresses
this subject at length by comparing some of the Nag Hammadi texts
with the ACIM material. I plan to read it, as I am pretty compelled
by the whole thing. Anyway, I wish I knew the title of the book, but
if you do a web search for "wapnick gnostic" or something like that,
you'll find it. It's on Amazon, also.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Alejandro" <catarsis0@...>
> Hello Cari, thanks for your comments. See, I found some similar
> between both systems, gnostic and ACIM. For example:a
> 1)The world and the whole material cosmos is not God creation, but
> sort of fabrication based on a first mistake or error. (done byenough,
> something else)
> 2)Knowledge and salvation are related, faith or belief is not
> there is something to be done or re-learned.and
> 3) In both systems there is strong dualism. (light and dark, true
> false, etc)supreme
> 4) We humans are traped in kind of prison.
> 5) They both do talk about emanationism.
> 6) The God of vengance and fear in fisrt testament is not the
> 7) They both talk about the posibility of freedom from the word
> re-integration with God ocurrs.