A GNOSTIC SCHOOL OF INITIATION
'Religious secret knowledge', 'search for divine knowledge' – these are the main concepts that are associated with Gnosis. But, what does it mean to experience Gnosis within the soul? To find out, we must turn to the source from which Gnosis arises.
Gnosis derives from ancient Greek. It means "Light of knowledge“.
True Gnosis can only be experienced by those who have a direct connection with its power field. When this connections is made through a processual spiritual path the seeker experiences a complete change in their life and he/she will no longer be the same person as before, because the Gnosis has deeply touched them.
Gnosticism in European intellectual history is usually associated with early Christianity. However, those ones who we call Gnostics have existed since the dawn of humans, for Gnosis – the Divine Knowledge – has always been a power field that can touch each person directly, regardless of religious and traditional cultures. It provokes an arousing state of conciousness in those who are yearning for a fundamental change in their life.
The early Christian Gnostics and the Nag Hammadi Codices
For centuries, the early Christian Gnostics were only known from hints in the writings of the Inquisition of the Catholic Church. The Nag Hammadi codices, ancient manuscripts containing over fifty religious and philosophical texts hidden in an earthenware jar for 1,600 years, were accidentally discovered in upper Egypt in the year 1945. A group of farmers came across an entire collection of books written in Coptic, the very language spoken by Egyptian Christians.
A powerful breath that flows through the ancient writings
Gnosis is not a complex structure of ideas – although the ancient scriptures speak a language that is not easily revealed to the reader. One who tries to approach the ancient gnostic texts only intellectually will hardly be able to comprehend the substance of their spiritual message.
One of the most famous Gnostic writings is “The Mystery of the Pistis Sophia”. The title indicates the nature of Gnosis very precisely as the insolvable connection between faith (Pistis, Πίστη) and wisdom (Sophia, Σοφία).
Gnosis is a radiation, a Spiritual Light that. Those who seek for Inner Knowledge are enabled to experience the Gnostic radiation within themselves.
We would like to invite you to watch the video lecture: Gnosis - The Key to the Mystery of Life and Death for a further understanding and reflection.