- Hey Danielle, of course this club is well familiar with the notion of
allegorical interpretation. I wonder then, what meanings have you
gleaned from the Gnostic texts this club is dedicated to exploring?
--- In email@example.com, "Danielle George"
> .........In response to several posts i've read-
> With a non-religious upbringing I read the bible and took all words
> literal. This only confused me and pushed me away in disbelief-
> In using a Kabalistic and Mystic approach... I changed the "waters"
> (those of you who have seen Dune would appreciate this) of the
> and re-read it....and it took on new meaning- In other wordsenlightenment
> (hehehe) not using all words literally-
> In example:
> *Fire= Active, Masculine, Consecration(annointing) (baptism of fire
> by Jesus)
> *Water= Passive, Feminine, Cleansing (baptism of water by John)
> *Jesus sent a message to John while John was in prisoned that he
> (Jesus) was making the blind to see (enlightenment, evolution-) he
> was bringing the dead to life (consecration,annointment)
> *The story of the woman whom believed that if she touched Jesus'
> robe she would be healed-, Jesus comments "because of your faith,
> you were healed" (I believe he was telling the woman she herself
> Willed the act and made it a reality)
> Jesus was a Man- a very Enlightend one- as was Krishna, Mohammad,
> ect., ect.
> I believe the idea of it is that we follow the path of
> and attain the spiritual heights that Jesus and others have, we can
> do this in a single incarnation, in many or not at all-
> In closing .....To NOT see the opportunity (to walk the path of
> enlightenment) could be viewed as Hell, Damned, Darkness......
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Blissful Branches
> Thanks for clearing those things up for me. Aside from being newto the group, please note that I do need to do quite a bit of
reading. I also agree that Kundalini & Gnosticism are not two of the
same, but merely conveying that the Gospels Thomas and Philip had
certain qualities that remind me of Kundalini.
> Please be patient with me.
> All the best,
Forgive me for not looking back in the earlier messages, but I'm
hoping you were the one who had questions about how it was decided
which books made it into the Bible. Here's a link that covers the
I hate that it looks like you may have to cut and paste one letter to
make that work, but you may find it interesting enough to make it
worth the bother.