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. To be able 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 for this situation.
The Gnostic God concept is more subtle than that of all 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 all of the worlds, visible and invisible. It’s true to express that all is God for many includes the God’substance. Valentinian Gnosticism Some of divine essence had been projected up to now from their original source that it changed in the process. All myths make reference to Aeons as intermediate beings who exist between the ultimate True God and us.
One of the Aeon beings, Sophia (Wisdom) is of great importance to the Gnostic. Sophia emanated from her a flowed consciousness. The fruit of her desire was something imperfect and distinctive from her. She was ashamed of it and threw it outside 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 doing this the Gnostic believed the Demiurge entrapped the Spirit in the Matter. This is actually the real cause of the corrupt state of the earthly world.
Inspite of the humankind contains a perishable physical and psychic component; the spiritual component is a fragment of the divine essence this is the “divine spark” within.
Humans are usually ignorant of the divine spark resident within them. Death releases the divine spark from its lowly prison, but when there has not been a considerable work of Gnosis undertaken by the soul just before death, it becomes likely that the divine spark will go back in the slavery of physical world.
Not absolutely all humans are spiritual prepared for Gnosis. Some are earth bounded, materialistic beings who recognize only the physical reality. Others live largely in 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 idea the person was sinful by nature, 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 as you might gain in the research of man’inner self or soul.
They called this Gnosis or Illuminated Logos as it resulted in man’salvation. The Gnosis is the information of transcendence attained by the way of inner intuitive experience.
The principal teacher of Gnosis was Jesus; who did not come from the Demiurge but directly from God and the Holy Spirit. The Gnostic claimed Jesus taught them secret knowledge which he did not tell the overall congregation of the Church.
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