By Tobias Churton
• Explains how the Gnostic figuring out of self-realization is embodied within the esoteric traditions of the Rosicrucians and Freemasons
• Explores how gnosticism maintains to persuade modern spirituality
• exhibits gnosticism to be a philosophical key that is helping religious seekers "remember" their greater selves
Gnosticism was once a modern of early Christianity, and its dying should be traced to Christianity's efforts to silence its teachings. The Gnostic message, notwithstanding, used to be no longer destroyed yet easily went underground. beginning with the 1st emergence of Gnosticism, the writer exhibits how its impact prolonged from the lessons of neo-Platonists and the mystical traditions of the center a long time to the ideals and ideas of the Sufis, Jacob Böhme, Carl Jung, Rudolf Steiner, and the Rosicrucians and Freemasons. within the language of religious freemasonry, gnosis is the rejected stone worthy for the crowning glory of the Temple, a Temple of a brand new cosmic figuring out that modern day heirs to Gnosticism proceed to try to create.
The Gnostics believed that the universe embodies a ceaseless contest among opposing ideas. Terrestrial lifestyles indicates the fight among stable and evil, lifestyles and demise, attractiveness and ugliness, and enlightenment and lack of awareness: gnosis and agnosis. The very nature of actual area and time are hindrances to humanity's skill to recollect its divine origins and get well its unique harmony with God. therefore the preeminent gnostic key is that we're God in power and the aim of bona fide gnostic educating is to come back us to our godlike nature.
Tobias Churton is a filmmaker and the founding editor of the journal Freemasonry at the present time. He studied theology at Oxford college and created the award-winning documentary sequence and accompanying booklet The Gnostics, in addition to numerous different movies on Christian doctrine, mysticism, and magical folklore. He lives in England.
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Gnostic Philosophy: From Ancient Persia to Modern Times by Tobias Churton