Re: I am a New Member...A thinking sponge!!
- Shalom, Father Mike+
Thank you for your answer: I am very aware of the Ecclesia Gnostica
and am re-reading +Stephan Hoeller's book "Gnosticism: New Light
etc..." again even now. It is a highly recommended book on our
Formation program list and is the usual book that I recommend when
new Seekers come to me for guidance. : ) As you are in LA, can I ask
you to express my appreciation of this book to Bishop +Hoeller?
Great to hear from you and I hope that we can correspond in the
future: Gnostic Christianity has an incredible opportunity to grow in
the coming years and I believe that it is very important that we grow
bridges and work together to effect that.
We as Gnostics are now able to overcome the 'heresy' label applied by
the mainstream Church as I believe many more people are open to a
Spiritual tradition such as ours that recognizes the Truth to be
found in other traditions, while still having a moral, scriptural and
Again, I hope to meet you in the future in the course of our
travelling our Path..
Veritas LVX Mea!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Mike Leavitt <ac998@l...> wrote:
> 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
> >> is there
> >> that I practice my faith through celebration of the Mass and
> >> 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
> >> salvation, but
> >> Gnosis, the direct experience ("knowledge") of the divine within
> >> and without
> >> us, as individuals. The early Church apparently was as diverse
> >> it is today
> >> and always has been, though gnostics have existed in every age.
> >> you
> >> haven't yet, read "The Gnostic Catechism" on the Gnostic web
> >> Explore, enjoy!
> >> Love, Peace
> >> Gale
> > Shalom
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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.
> > LVX!
> > 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@l...
- 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@...