Re: New Member Intro
Thanks for the book recommendations. Naturally I haven't dropped into
this list to discuss Thelema.
Let's move onto the blood. The melatonin info was new to me Tim and
does open up some interesting lines of thought, but I'll stick to the
historical rather than discussing the practicalities of sex magick.
PMCV, I do understand how flawed a source Irenaeus is, is that the
reason that you are discounting the use of sperm and menses by the
It would seem curious to assume that because the enemies of the
Gnostics accuse them of this that it was not true. Was this based on
a misinterpretation of a text/texts by the accusers? Is this a
My reasoning is simply that these fluids have been and are used as
the highest form of sacrament in a variety of traditions and your
answer seems to be a very firm NO. So, my question is simply why not?
Apologies to the list if any of these points have been done to death,
just direct me to the archives and I'll do a keyword trawl.
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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.