Re: Thomas, Philip,... acquaintance
- Hello Ms Bliss.... just thought I would throw a few points in. For
one, the Valentinians predate the Cathars so they are definately not
a form of Cathars. Besides that, the Cathars are not Gnostic and the
Valentinians are. They are actually quite different from each other.
While Kundalini is interesting, I would caution against looking at
Gnosticism through the lense of Kundalini in the same way as I would
caution against seeing it through the lense of orthodox Christianity.
Sure, there are connections we can draw, but also important
destictions. Look at it for what it is, in and of itself.
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> Greetings Cari,thoroughly re-reading your thoughts including the links relating to
> Just did a quick read through your email, but am looking forward to
the Gospels of Philip & Thomas. I also need to read up on the
Valentinians, which I believe to be another group of Cathars.
However, I will have a proper email to you shortly. What you wrote
definitely "resonates" with me a great deal.
>off the mark completely, but somehow Kundalini Yoga came to mind as I
> Just a quick note on what I may have taken in, and again I could be
read though some of the messages of Thomas & Philip, which discuss
self-discovery and what we already possess, which in turn, can take
us to a level of Higher Consciousness. In Kundalini Yoga, I have
come to befriend my Spirit/Soul and in doing so we meditate on the
Word, the Nam. This mantra is known as a Bij Mantra/Seed Sound
called "Sat Nam," which means "True Identity." Sat means Truth and
Nam means name or identity. As one begins to say this mantra with
reverence, one's true self begins to evolve, becoming "one in
spirit." As the Truth unfolds, one connects with the Divine, where
Universal answers are revealed to those who chant or pray with
reverence. PS- It was on the Path of Kundalini where I learned to
befriend my Soul/Spirit, and where everything we do or say rides on
one's breath, which I believe is the true elixir of life, or
> "Fountain of Youth." I think the breath is just one of the manygifts that all of us possess, that is already within us, yet so many
before us, thought to be outside of us.
>for me here.
> Anyway, enough of my blah, blahing Cari. I have my reading cut out
> Have a great weekend!
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> 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.