Re: [Gnosticism2] I am a New Member...A thinking sponge!!
- Go to the Gnostic Website at gnosis.org and prepare to soak it up as it is a veritable fount. There are many strains of Catholicism (I'm assuming Roman)in Gnosticism as the early Christian church included gnostics (such as Valentinus). Especially, read Elaine Pagels works--her latest "Beyond Belief: the Secret Gospel of Thomas"-- is sublime. Listen to some of Dr. Hoeller's lectures. And, as I understand our faith, Gnosticism is not really enlightenment but salvation through Gnosis as bestowed in the sacraments and practice of the faith.
Very best wishes,
- Hello Gerry
On 29-Feb-04, you wrote:
> http://www.nmsi.ac.uk/piclib/imagerecord.asp?id=10411307 This is a
> nutshell version attributing the image's first known use to French
> astronomer Camille Flammarion in 1888.
I cannot remember the name of his book, but Flammarion was into the
Occult and Metaphysical, more or less Theosophical in tone if I
remember right, so he may have consciously altered the older 16th
Century image to suit his more modern Occult outlook. Just another
coincidence, though perhaps. AFAIK, he was not involved in the late
19th century French Gnostic movement, though I could be wrong on
Mike Leavitt ac998@...