The Gnosticism expresses through medium of myths. Most Gnostic scriptures are myths. The language is poetic and imaginative, therefore some interpretations exist. All agree the Demiurge entrapped the Spirit in the Matter with important consequences for humans.
Gnosticism begins with fundamental recognition that earthly life is full of suffering. In order to nourish themselves, all types of life consume each other, thereby pain, fear, and death upon one another. The humans suffer in this violent world that will not make much sense. The Gnostic myths blame the Demiurge because of this situation.
The Gnostic God concept is more subtle than that on most religions. The best and transcendent True God is beyond all created universes.
He or It “emanated” from within the substance off all there is in most of the worlds, visible and invisible. It is true to say that is God for many contains the God’substance. A few of divine essence had been projected to date from their original source so it changed in the process. All myths reference Aeons as intermediate beings who exist between the best True God and us.
Among the Aeon beings, Sophia (Wisdom) is of great importance to the Gnostic. Sophia emanated from her a flowed consciousness. Valentinian Gnosticism The fruit of her desire was something imperfect and different from her. She was ashamed of it and threw it outside of the heavenly realm. This “child” was unacquainted with his origins and become the Demiurge or “half-maker “.
Demiurge was the creator of the material and psychic cosmos. He created all in the image of his own flow. In achieving this the Gnostic believed the Demiurge entrapped the Spirit in the Matter. This is the root cause of the corrupt state of the earthly world.
Inspite of the humankind has a perishable physical and psychic component; the spiritual component is just a fragment of the divine essence this is the “divine spark” within.
Humans are often ignorant of the divine spark resident within them. Death releases the divine spark from its lowly prison, but if there’s not been a considerable work of Gnosis undertaken by the soul ahead of death, it becomes likely that the divine spark will go back to the slavery of physical world.
Not all humans are spiritual prepared for Gnosis. Some are earth bounded, materialistic beings who recognize only the physical reality. Others live largely within their mind (psychics). Such people mistake the Demiurge for the True God and haven’t any awareness of the spiritual world beyond matter and mind.
Gnostic disagreed with the theory the man was sinful of course, but believed man erred through ignorance; by knowledge man could correct his ways and gain salvation. The special knowledge “Gnosis” was an intuitive or reflexive type of knowledge together might gain in the research of man’inner self or soul.
They called this Gnosis or Illuminated Logos because it resulted in man’salvation. The Gnosis is the information of transcendence arrived at incidentally of inner intuitive experience.
The principal teacher of Gnosis was Jesus; who did not originate from the Demiurge but directly from God and the Holy Spirit. The Gnostic claimed Jesus taught them secret knowledge which he did not share with the typical congregation of the Church.
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