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- Dear Lady ,
Thankyou for guiding me to your links .
I found them very interesting to say the least . You know ,
I often thought the serpent in genesis might have been the
good guy, because it was obvious , that if god made a perfect
garden , Im convinced he would have to be a bit warped to
put a beautifull fruit tree , right in the middle of the
garden , with scary warnings on it like , go back ,
dont touch , forbidden , wrong way .
It makes no sence what so ever . Why torture your own
creation with such a fruit ? That would be a very cruel
god . He certainly didnt want adam or eve's eyes to open
so they could see as he could . Or should I say to see
like he and his 'friends 'could , as in genesis 1/26 .......
he wasnt alone ( king james version )
I will let it all sink in a little bit .
Regards , from Gort ,
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> --- In email@example.com, "gortoz77" <gortoz77@> wrote:
> > Dear Lady Carlita and Sir Chester ,
> > Hello , umm ... i was puzzled about this 'gnosis'
> > I followed your link as above , and after reading it I became
> > even more puzzled than ever . Is that how they used to speak
> > to each other in those days ??? Or was it written that way
> > on purpose to confuse the reader ???
> > I think , that if i understood what on earth they were
> > trying to say in the hypostasis , i could write it a lot
> > lot clearer than they did . You know , like ordinary language
> > that you could actually read . It just all becomes very
> > frustrating trying to decipher such a text .
> > And lets face it , does the truth realy have to be so
> > ironically complex as that ? Because believe me the hypostasis
> > on that link ,is incomprehensible , and open to a thousand
> > interpretations .
> > If anyone could expalin that text to me in normal
> > english , i would be very gratefull .
> > Seeya , from Gort ,
> Hello, Gort. First, I suppose I'm not clear if you just read the
> excerpt provided in the link on our group homepage:
> or whether you clicked on the next link, which would take you to
> whole text of "The Hypostasis of the Archons":common to
> In any case, this text is written with mythological symbolism,
> that period, to convey a spiritual understanding. However, Idoubt that
> everyday discourse back then would have used this kind of symbolicwork
> speech, just as nowadays most people don't normally talk in
> mythopoetic style.
> This particular text is a recounting of one variation of Gnostic
> creation myth. (Compare to Genesis.) No doubt it takes a bit of
> to learn Gnostic jargon, and there are members here who can helpyou
> with some specifics. Gort, if you can get hold of a copy ofBentley
> Layton's The Gnostic Scriptures, you will find plenty of footnotesforward
> to help explain some of the terminology. You also can refer to
> PMCV's lexicon of Gnostic Terms found in our group's
> "Links" section:
> After playing around a little with the text, Gort, come back with
> further questions or insights for discussion with our group, if
> you'd like. And at some point, let us know if you still think that
> rewriting it in plainer, modern English would have the same effect
> without compromising the imagery. Maybe it would. I would look
> to a sample of how you or other interested members here wouldrewrite