Re: Ecclesiastical Gnosticism
- Hello pneumen_borealis
On 18-Oct-03, you wrote:
> I'm interested in finding out more about Ecclesiastical Gnostic
> Churches. At www.gnosis.org, I believe they list Gnostic Churches as
> being active mostly in the Western U.S. and in Oslo, Norway. Are
> there any other Gnostic Churches or "Parishes" around?
> There appears in this Church a conscious effort to emulate the
> Valentinian school of Gnosticism in this movement. I'm thinking in
> particular of a line in Elaine Pagels' "Gnostic Gospels" where she
> sees Valentinians in the early church as attempting to mediate
> between Orthodox Christians and other Gnostics. Perhaps they
> understood better than most the reconciliation of opposites.
There should be a link on the site to our sister church, the French
Gnostic Church, but it may still be west to you, as it is
headquartered in Chicago. I think I saw some people further east on
their mailing list, but if you inquire to them, I'm sure they can
Mike Leavitt ac998@...