New Member Intro
Hello list. I'm a free-lance Thelemite and magickian living in the
UK. Been Working for ten years my current research concerns the
archetypical history of the Holy Whore.
I've grazed through the list archives and there seems to be a real
depth of knowledge here.
Historical Gnosticism is not one of my specialist areas, I'm here to
First off I'm looking for some book recommendations. Quelle surprise.
Overview of Gnostic history, core and general texts.
I'm especially interested in finding some decent sources on the
Barbelo Gnostics, and the composite Goddess Lilith-Barbellon, who I
stumbled over in The Pillars of Tubal Cain.
Also looking into sex magick, spermo gnosis and use of menses by the
early gnostics again sources and texts would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance for taking the time to feed my book lust.
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- Dorie Celestia wrote:
> Hello Everyone,There is more evidence that Valentinus lived than that Jesus did, yet
> I just joined this group hoping to fill in some of the "gaps" in my
> developing cosmology. I grew up in mainstream religion and just 6
> years ago broke away, and have been "spiritual but not religious" all
> this time. I finally dropped everything and decided to go within and
> see what I believe in my innermost being. After that, I began to
> search the web to see if there were any others who think like I do "in
> there", and lo and behold, I find the Gnostic writings to be very much
> in agreement.
> What I haven't decided yet is whether the figures in these writings
> are literal historical figures or not. I was not to question their
> historicity in mainstream religion, of course, but now I'm free to
> think for myself and read all sorts of things that cast doubt on it.
> These people in the gospels coincide exactly with Astrotheology, the
> study of the Zodiac for spiritual purposes, but I also understand and
> believe that it's not so much whether there is someone "in the flesh"
> delivering the message, as the spirit of the message itself. Has
> anyone else grappled with this and how did you resolve it? Right now,
> I could go either way, and usually do! Does anyone know of resources
> where there has been proof found for the authenticity of these gospel
> figures? Has Kersey Graves' books been discussed here? I have read
> them, and not sure what to think anyway about the actuality of the
> people involved.
> Very best regards,
when we consider the Gospel of Truth, well he might have written it but
that is no means certain.