Re: I am a New Member...A thinking sponge!!
- Hello daath40
On 06-Jan-04, you wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, Gamdunc@w... wrote:
>> I attend the Queen of Heaven Gnostic Church in Portland, OR and it
>> is there
>> that I practice my faith through celebration of the Mass and Holy
>> Eucharist, as
>> well as through readings but especially through daily prayer. I
>> have just
>> recently begun daily Gnostic practice with "A Gnostic Book of
>> Hours" by June
>> Singer. Dr. Hoeller says that neither Faith nor Works alone grant
>> salvation, but
>> Gnosis, the direct experience ("knowledge") of the divine within
>> and without
>> us, as individuals. The early Church apparently was as diverse as
>> it is today
>> and always has been, though gnostics have existed in every age. If
>> haven't yet, read "The Gnostic Catechism" on the Gnostic web site.
>> Explore, enjoy!
>> Love, Peace
> This great book by June Singer; "A Gnostic book of Hours" has just
> been accepted as breviary in my own Apostolic Johannite Church
> (www.johannite.org). It is excellent and I am thinking of writing to
> Ms Singer to let her know just that!
> In our Church, we likewise Celebrate Mass (The Graal of Undefiled
> Wisdom), and practise The Christ Practise - a guided meditation in
> the Vajrayana Buddhist style (but completely Christian). It is a
> visualization of 'The Great Compassionate One - Christ'. I also
> practise Centering Prayer and individual meditation.
> Can I ask you - are you an independant Chruc or are you affiliated
> with another group or organization?
> Us Gnostics are a diverse group and I am a bridge-builder that
> wishes to hear of other Gnostic traditions and practises.
> Rev Fr Ken Madden+
> Vicar General
> Apostolic Johannite Church
The Queen of Heaven Gnostic Church is the Portland branch of the
Ecclesia Gnostica. We have branches is Portland, Sedonia, Salt Lake
City and Oslo. Headquarters are in Los Angeles, CA.
Mike Leavitt ac998@...
- 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@...