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Re: gnosticism is cool...equality and Mary Magdalen

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  • Mike Leavitt
    Hello eyeambetty ... Makes sense to me. What do others think? Regards -- Mike Leavitt ac998@lafn.org
    Message 1 of 35 , Aug 1, 2004
      Hello eyeambetty

      On 08/01/04, you wrote:
      >> Mike wrote:
      >> This seems to point to what I said earlier that the hand of the
      > divine
      >> must reach down for us to grasp it for enlightenment or salvation,
      > to
      >> use the orthodox word, to take place. Sort of the Gnostic version
      > of
      >> 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?

      Regards
      --
      Mike Leavitt ac998@...
    • lilyfayre
      ... Hello Betty, How interesting! :) Please do write to me - I look forward to hearing from you. Kindest, Lily.
      Message 35 of 35 , Aug 2, 2004
        --- In gnosticism2@yahoogroups.com, "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

        Hello Betty,

        How interesting! :)
        Please do write to me - I look forward to hearing from you.

        Kindest,
        Lily.
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