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Re: [Gnosticism2] Re: The Black Arts by Richard Cavendish

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  • Magus Lazarus
    i ll be candid and honest....i have no idea what you just said. however i am catching enough of it that it has left me fascinated. my studies of the Gnostic
    Message 1 of 43 , Nov 6, 2002
      i'll be candid and honest....i have no idea what you just said. however i
      am catching enough of it that it has left me fascinated. my studies of the
      Gnostic traditions is still very much in its infancy as compared to the
      research you've obviously done. if i may ask? did you check out the links
      on the site i posted earlier and if so what did you think? also could you
      recommend some good literature? currently on my bookshelf are:

      The Emerald Tablet - Dennis Hauck
      The Tower of Alchemy - David Goddard
      The Gnosis Religion - Hans Jonas
      Gnosis - Kurt Rudolph

      and of course: The Black Arts - Richard Cavendish

      while these are not the only material i've ever read, they are the ones
      currently on in my possession. so far most of the reading i've done has
      been fairly "generic Gnositic" instead of specific to a given school of
      Gnositic thought, however everything i've HAVE read has been more accurate
      to a Luciferian paradigm than even the material which professed to be
      Luciferian! as a result i started looking into Gnosis Schools of thought
      which quickly became part of my basic Luciferian paradigm.

      anyway, following this point is about when i joined this list....there you
      go. :)

      Magus Lazarus
      Gnostic Luciferian
      Satanic Empire Council Member

      The Satanic Empire:

      Suggested reading: The Black Arts - Richard Cavendish

      >From: incognito_lightbringer <no_reply@yahoogroups.com>
      >Reply-To: gnosticism2@yahoogroups.com
      >To: gnosticism2@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: [Gnosticism2] Re: The Black Arts by Richard Cavendish
      >Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2002 00:43:48 -0000
      >How can gnosticism be Satanic? I'm under the impression Lucifer and
      >Satan are not the same thing in gnostic mythology. If you translate
      >Lucifer as Latin for morning star, it's either/or both Sophia and
      >Jesus. Sophia is also identified as the Holy Spirit. Neither is the
      >demiurge necessarily Satan either. In some texts he appears to be, in
      >others he's a composite of craftsman and world ruler, world ruler
      >being Satan, craftsman the Old Testament God once ignorant but now in
      >cahoots with the upper Godhead. In some texts there's a heavenly
      >upheaval where one aspect of the demiurge repents (Saboath) whereas
      >Ialdeboath, the original force, gets displaced and goes black and
      >insane. Although it could be said that the fall of Sophia generates
      >both demiurge and Satan, neither is she Satan from the standpoint of
      >ancient gnostic texts, although you could say she is Lucifer, having
      >fallen into matter from foolishness/and-or pride/and-or the desire to
      >surmount the upper Godhead. In Nag Hammadi Origin of the World,
      >there's an dark force within chaos even prior to the creation of the
      >demiurge, and that force is responsible for the generation of matter.
      >So on. I'm just wondering how you interpret the myths and Satan
      >versus Lucifer.
      >Also, from what I've gleaned, most Satanists are secular humanist
      >atheists who think this world isn't such a bad place. Rather, that
      >human psychology is screwed up. And they don't even believe there is
      >a Devil or a God. It's all just non-literal symbolism and mind. This
      >differs from gnosticism which views matter as evil and rejects the
      >material world. The OTO call themselves gnostics too, and they don't
      >reject the material world either. There seems to be some confusion as
      >to what's gnostic.
      >--- In gnosticism2@y..., "Magus Lazarus" <Magus_lazarus@h...> wrote:
      > > The Black Arts by Richard Cavendish is a truly amazing work which i
      >cant say
      > > enough good things about (hence the reason i added a reference to
      >the book
      > > in my signature). it is a true inspiration to those of us who
      >follow a path
      > > which combines Gnosism and Satanism and captures the Universal
      >Paradigm of
      > > the Black Magician better than any single writer i've ever had the
      > > of reading. I have even joking refered to it as the Gnostic
      > > Bible.
      > >

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    • fred60471
      ... http://classics.mit.edu/Antoninus/meditations.html Regards, fred
      Message 43 of 43 , Nov 15, 2002
        --- In gnosticism2@y..., "Wayne" <waynel@i...> wrote:
        > --- In gnosticism2@y..., "Kishara" <kisharaiwass@y...> wrote:
        > >
        > >
        > > You should read "meditations" by marcus aurelius.
        > >
        > > -K.A.
        > Can I find it on the internet?


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