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  • will brown
    Thanks, Cari, that is surely close enough. I shall peruse the G of P to get a taste of the context... willy
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 20, 2009
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      Thanks, Cari, that is surely close enough. I shall peruse the G of P to get a taste of the context...

      willy

      --- In gnosticism2@yahoogroups.com, lady_caritas <no_reply@...> wrote:
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      > --- In gnosticism2@yahoogroups.com, "will brown" <wilbro99@> wrote:
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      > > Hi Cari; could you, or any of the other denizens of this group, provide me a 'where did this come from' answer.
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      > > Thanks,
      > > willy
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      > > << One of the Nag Hammadi Codices refers to this as being "in the middle"--which is considered to be hell and death. It is a very difficult place to be in; and there is a way of extricating oneself from this which is understood only after it has been accomplished; ...>>
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      > Hello, Willy. Are you asking where your quote came from or rather what ancient writing it is referring to? In any case, it would be helpful to have a bit of context for your quote.
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      > As far as "the middle", I'm reminded of a passage in The Gospel of Philip ~
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      > "And that person will exist either in the present world or in resurrection or in the place in between -- god forbid I should be found there! Within the present world, (reputedly) there is good and there is evil, (but) the world's goods are not (really) good, and its evils not (really) evil. But after this world, there are evils that are truly evil -- the thing called "midpoint." It is death. While we exist in this world we must acquire resurrection, so that when we put off the flesh we might be found in repose and not walk in the midpoint: for many get lost along the way."
      > (Bentley Layton, The Gnostic Scriptures, p. 340)
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      > Hope this helps.
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      > Cari
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