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gnostics and religions (γ)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 22/10/18) PISTIS-SOPHIA. This treatise, ascribed to Valentinus (I know not on what authority), was discovered by Schwartze in a Coptic MS. preserved in the British Museum. He transcribed the Coptic text and translated it into Latin; both … Continue reading

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2 GNOOSIS EXISTS THE THEIA SOPHIA GOVERNED BY THEIA BOYLEESIS&THEIA AGAPE

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 6/11/2017) Transfiguration of the World and of Life in Mysticism From “Mysticism and the Eastern Church”. Translated from the German by Arthur Chambers. St, Vladimir’s Seminary Press, Crestwood, New York, 1979. Chapter 1: Joy in Mysticism THE soul … Continue reading

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gnostics and religions (β)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 20/1017) PART I. GNOSTICISM AND ITS SOURCES Τουτοῦ με χάριν πέμψον, Πάτερ, σφραγῖδας ἔχων καταβήσομαι, Αἰῶνας ὅλους διοδεύσω, μυστήρια πάντα διανοίξω, μορφὰς δὲ θεῶν ἐπιδείξω, καὶ τὰ κεκρυμμένα τῆς ἁγίας ὁδοῦ, ΓΝΩΣΙΝ καλέσας, παραδώσω· Ophite Hymn, (Hippolytus, … Continue reading

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gnostics and religions (a)

The Gnostics and Their Remains In the mid-19th century, eighty years before the chance discovery of a treasure trove of Gnostic manuscripts in a dump in Egypt, C.W. King collected what was known about the Gnostics in this book. At … Continue reading

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