and official narratives in short, terse pithy aphorisms!
and official narratives in short, terse pithy aphorisms!
At the very least this project should field some interesting responses, not the least of which will be a whole host of trolls! Please consider also that religion isn’t just for atheist academics:)
I’ve been on a quest within a search for the nature of reality since the summer of 1979. As a layperson, I’ve searched every religion and philosophy for answers to truth. It was around 1995 that I first discovered the Gnostic worldview and I’ve been involved with searching out any truth therein since that time. This Manifesto is the result of around 25-years of research within this field of inquiry. I believe Gnosticism predates the Christian religion and was one of humanities first attempts at synthesizing spirituality with the faculties of reason and logic.
It’s my intention to see if there is anyone out there that would be interested in starting this church with me? It could be an online church. Or, I live in Vancouver if that is amenable to you. Under very specific and certain conditions I could come to where you reside.
Without further ado!
1) The true God of love and light is transcendent to this universe and doesn’t exist here other than the trapped hidden spark of the Pleroma which resides deep within humanity. 2) The *Kristos was sent into this existence to teach humanity about why things are the way they are here. 3) Like **Marcion, we reject the O.T. and the myths contained in it; although we understand Marcion took the stories as literal–well supposedly. 4) The true God of love and light doesn’t seek worship but rather communion and to set the captives free. 5) Sophia is an Aeon with the Kristos and was not the serpent in the story within Genesis which is fictional. We believe women are co-equal with men although it’s obvious we are not the same in every respect. 6) All are welcome. 7) We attempt to live by the highest ethical standards as possible given our corrupt living conditions but do not assess morality via a fallen sinful nature brought on by humankind. 8) We seek a conservative liturgy and service and the service not be entertainment oriented. 9) We are spiritual anarchists in relation to the Archons and our structure is holarchy and not hierarchy and those tasked with running the structure of the church are servants and not intermediaries for God. 10) We practice meditation but refrain from dismissing God based on any insight from the meditative disciplines.11) We practice yoga in accord with the dualist Dvaita Vedanta school of eastern philosophy. 12) We view reincarnation as likely but believe the Bardos are now controlled by deceitful Archons. 13) We reject normative views on Karma. 14) All ‘supernatural metaphysics’ will be framed within spiritual hypothesis within the church (when addressing those outside of the church) until such time as the God of love and light chooses to reveal itself to all in a simultaneous way. We believe that faith can never be commensurate with inherently irrational religious assertions and dogmas. 15) The true God of love and light is unknowable to the human mind but is experienced as an agape type of love. 16) We respect the western philosophical tradition and the analytical school but ultimately reject the materialist worldview. 17) We reject the human ‘will to power’ doctrine when its framed alongside Kabbalistic Luciferianism as humans are not and can never be the transcendent God. 18) We respect the scientific method but reject scientism. We reject the false dichotomy of the only choice as between scientism or literalist fundamentalism. 19) We consider that modern E.T. theory could be an explanation for the God hypothesis but we accept this tentatively and only as a possibility. 20) We reject New Age capitalist spirituality and pseudo-scientific religious/spiritual claims. We believe that humanity needs a new academy which dedicates itself to the study of spiritual claims and that this academies staff is vetted by those who have passed impartiality testing. 21) We accept the possibility that consciousness could be an emergent phenomenon but reject that human consciousness per se is synonymous with God. Having said that, we still consider various panpsychic hypothesis’ as plausible. 22) We believe education should focus on the Logos of light, logic, and reason via methods like The Trivium. 23) We focus on psychology that helps humanity overcome all types of addiction and places significant focus on the human potential to actuality within a steady-state economic model as much as this is possible. 24) On Magic: only candle magic will be used in public ceremonies defined here by working human intention with light. 25) Any couple can practice sex magic at their discretion within the boundaries of ethical monogamy (Tantra defined here as sex with spiritual intention) and within the privacy of their homes. 26) We believe in the practice of monogamy within civil unions while marriage is at the discretion of any given couple. 27) A focus on two primary areas within the fields of economics and politics which are something like 1-house per person caps with the intention of ending rent-seeking. That society moves in the direction of a Georgist Land Value Tax combined with various ideas within economic mutualism. 28) That humanity creates various new non-usurious means of exchange via something like public banking or www.positivemoney.org. That any new currency isn’t commodity based which leads to hoarding but is strictly a means of exchange. 29) That the Non-Aggression Principle be implemented as goalposts for economic behavior; that the nation-state becomes as minimalist as possible. 30) For the most part, we accept the Marxist critique of capitalism but reject dialectical materialism. 31) We believe communism could only be implemented via ‘supernatural fiat’ which is highly unlikely as the Demiurge and the Archons control this existence and rule covertly via force and coercion. All we can do as Gnostics is attempt to mitigate the effects of this condition as much as this is possible. We reject the use of force, coercion, and all unnecessary exploitation within the present worldwide system of high finance and capital. We only seek to mitigate the damage to any given human and to all life forms upon the earth. 32) We believe in the right to abortion but only as a very last resort and that everything humanly possible is done to avoid that decision but ultimately accept the procedure when absolutely no other choice is possible. 33) We believe that the Golden Rule was always meant as an economic mode of behavior and our current system is incommensurate with a proper understanding of the Golden Rule and that humans are also taught from a young age about considering the perspectives of others.
NOTES: * The ontological status of the Kristos while on earth can only be asserted via speculation if we are honest. I lean towards the Docetism camp but one couldn’t be sure of this, in my opinion. I’m also a Ditheist.
**Marcion, like many of the first Christian’s, would not believe in the version of Christendom handed down by Constantine’s Roman church. Marcion put the first Bible together and wrote the Antithesis which correctly pointed out the incongruities and discrepancies between the Torah and what he came to believe Kristos taught. He was a Quasi-Gnostic, in my opinion, and there is evidence that he did not redact any scripture but rather the Roman church added in words to suit their doctrinal positions. A side note here would be whether Yeshua of Catholic canon is really all that different from mean old Yahweh and the fact he would punish and torture someone forever for eating shellfish or wearing certain types of linen or not proclaiming faith in him is good argument that this Yeshua is no different from Yahweh–AKA the demiurge and its archons.
The last note here: I believe we are entering the last stage of this epoch or HIStory of the demiurge whose archons co-opted the natural religions on the earth at the time of Babylon. I suggest the Axial age explosion of religion, which are all contradictory, is explained by this new world order–the money masters co-opting religion to control civilization via control of the money supply while using religion as a cover. The end-game is the convergence of two of their primary tropes: The Israeli Messiah juxtapose to the merging of A.I. with human consciousness via the false Gnosticism of Kabbalistic Luciferianism. All implemented by the largest military in history enforcing top-down predatory economics on every person on earth. Yes, the game in on and the Demiurge and Archons refuse to play fairly!
Associated links related to these ideas:
THE FOUR PILLARS OF A NEW EARTH COMMONS found here.
THE WINTER SOLSTICE GOLDEN RULE SERIES found here.