Re: gnosticism is cool...equality and Mary Magdalen
- Hello eyeambetty
On 08/01/04, you wrote:
>> Mike wrote:
>> This seems to point to what I said earlier that the hand of the
>> must reach down for us to grasp it for enlightenment or salvation,
>> use the orthodox word, to take place. Sort of the Gnostic version
>> Grace, I guess. The question is, does our reaching up, attract that
>> hand reaching down, or is there something else involved?
> perhaps that hand reaching down is always straining towards us, but
> the memory of our origins is hidden from our consciousness because
> of the false perceptions we have of the world and ourselves.
> ignorance of the reality or consciouness other than what we've been
> led to perceive.
> saying #69 from "The Gospel Of Thomas" reads: Jesus said "Fortunate
> are those who are persecuted in their hearts: They are the ones who
> truly come to know the father. Fortunate are they who are hungry,
> that the stomach of the person in want may be filled."
> i interpret this saying as who one comes to realize that something
> is not right, it's a nagging feeling that we can't quite put our
> finger on, and it alienates us from our surroundings, our families,
> our upbringing, and the places which we should fit in. this
> discontent "persecutes us in our hearts" because we are faced with
> turning away from all we've come to know, but that is also what sets
> us on the road of self discovery, creating a hunger that we strive
> to satiate.
> sincerely, betty
Makes sense to me. What do others think?
Mike Leavitt ac998@...
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "eyeambetty" <eyeambetty@y...> wrote:
> I thank you, Lily. how extraordinary, this is more synchronistic
> than you know, may i send you a personal email?
> if i remember correctly,it was Jung who said:
> "Only the wounded physician heals."
> take care,
> sincerely, betty
How interesting! :)
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