Thursday, May 11, 2006


Recently I saw the following question posed: What is a Gnostic?

This is my understanding:

A Gnostic is a person who believes that matter is evil and that salvation comes through gnosis.

Gnosis is transformation through spiritual practice that infuses one with uplifting, divine energy.

That spiritual practice gives strategies for "salvation" based on the premises that we can transcend our "evil" (suffering, pain, confusion and harm we do to others) through aligning with God (which will change our ways of perceiving, believing and acting.)

As we realize - through physics - that we live in an energy universe and that everything (no matter how solid it appears) is illusion composed of vibrating packets of energy, gnosis is understood as a way of raising our energy (spiritual, mental, emotional and physical) so it vibrates, literally, at a higher (faster) level closer to the vibration of God's love.

As we reach that level, we are happier, healthier and more loving.

We are freed from the "eat or be eaten" philosophy embedded in the body (through its evolution from single cells to what we are today) that inclines us to act in the unloving and destructive ways we do.

If anyone who has studied the topic can add to my understanding of the definition of gnosis, I would appreciate it.

Your sorrow shall be turned into joy. John 16:20

Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2

We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. 1 John 3:14


At 6/06/2006 6:31 PM, Blogger Joe Daher said...

Well, you're close.

We don't think matter is evil, but evil comes from the material world.

Matter also gives birth to many good things, but you should never get too engrossed in the material world. To be emersed in matter and the material world is to be in a sleeping state of ignorance.

As you waken to gnosis (divine enlightment, awareness, if you will) you realize that the spiritual is what is "real."

Hope that helps.

At 6/08/2006 5:16 PM, Blogger Clyo said...

Thanks Joe! That does help.


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