Ouspensky wrote 'A New Model of the Universe' in 1931, long before the discovery of the Nag Hammadi Gnostic
gospels in 1945, which echo the above idea about the difference between Christ's teachings and that of the emerging Orthodox Christianity.
More specifically, Cuaron's depiction of space illustrates the dualistic approach to the soul in relation to technology, especially the gnostic
mind/body split and its manifestation in the Digital Age.
Kahn analyses the modern Gnostic
engagement with Asian religions in dialogue with these criticisms, defending and taking seriously the Gnostics
' basic premise concerning the possibility of universalism.
believed the fleshly body was carnal and evil, and that lust was a 'capital', as in mortal sin.
Discovering actual sex practices hidden within the writings of the Church's authorities, he reconstructs the lost world of Gnostic
spiritual-erotic experience as taught by initiated masters and mistresses and practiced by Christian couples seeking spiritual freedom from the world.
Where in both the Hebrew and Christian systems God created the Universe and participated actively in its affairs (especially those of Man), the Gnostic
Supreme Deity is wholly alienated from it and is unknown to man.
Dan Brown doesn't expect his readers to actually read the Gnostic
Gospels or Dante, any more than he worries that they will know that there are no monks--albino or otherwise--in the largely Catholic lay group Opus Dei, or that the Emperor Constantine did not write any of the Gospels.
The Shu: The Gnostic
Tao Te Ching" will prove to be an enduringly prized addition to personal and community library Metaphysical Studies reference collections and supplemental reading lists.
To follow Elaine Pagels: gnosis is "Self-Knowledge as Knowledge of God" (The Gnostic
Gospels, New York: Random House, 1979, 119).
Study six suggests Gnostic
origins for Plotinus's description of the One as self-caused in VI.
Burroughs's space age and, at the same time, Wild West version of the Gnostic
mythos is at all points informed by shamanic praxis, however recuperated by the novelist in twisted, Western terms such as drug addiction with its attendant street cons.
Arius lived in Alexandria, Egypt -- ironically the same general area where the Gnostic
gospels were found at Nag Hammadi, as well as the papyrus now in question.
For Ibn Sina these two pleasures are lower than the true and the highest pleasure, which is intellectual pleasure, exemplified in the achievement of the gnostic
Harold Bloom made an excellent case over twenty years ago that, in its many guises, the core of American religiosity is Gnostic
to identify certain works as part of a gnostic
school of thought centered on a key myth.