Re: Who (or what) is "THE DEVIL"?/Great Fall of the Spirits
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, lady_caritas <no_reply@y...> be
> Roelof van den Broek also speaks of the Hermetic "mysticalexperience
> of falling together with the universe, that is to say with Godcertain
> himself. In CH XIII.11, the initiated pupil exclaims with a
> I am in heaven, in earth, in water, in air; I am in animals,
> plants, in the womb, before the womb, after the womb, everywhere!experience.
> "It is inconceivable that a Gnostic would have had this
> For him the world was not transparent toward God and essentiallyHey Lady C,
> divine..." (pages 10-11)
(77) Jesus said, "It is I who am the light which is above them all.
It is I who am the all. From me did the all come forth, and unto me
did the all extend. Split a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift up
the stone, and you will find me there."
To me this implies a doctrine of divine immanence, or am I reading it
- --- In email@example.com, Mike Leavitt <ac998@l...> wrote:
> Hello Georgea
> On 06/16/04, you wrote:
> > Hi Mike,
> > Someone on my list said modern Gnostic churches do not allow women
> > to be priests. Is that true of your church?
> > George
> Stephan ordained Rosa Miller to the priesthood, and consecrated her
> bishop. We currently have two active women priests, and an activeGnostic
> woman deacon or three, I can't keep up with it. The short answer is
> no it is not true of our church, nor is it true of the French
> Church, our confederate. It may be true of some more traditionallyHi Mike,
> Catholic Gnostic churches, milage may vary. Years ago I asked an
> old Liberal Catholic Priest (they have no women in orders to this
> day), "how can you deny one of the sacraments to half the human
> race." He was stunned by the question, and said that was the only
> thing anyone had said to him that gave him doubts about the all male
> Mike Leavitt ac998@l...
Thank you. I suspected she was wrong but didn't know for sure.