Science Proves The Gnostic Vision: Gnosis is the Greek word meaning Spiritual Knowledge — and True Gnosis is defined as Knowledge received directly from God. Gnosis cannot be found in a book — it cannot be taught by another man or teacher of this world — and it is representative of a higher spiritual reality that simply cannot be redefined by man. Gnosis is the Greek word which indicates that revelationary experiential Knowledge received from God — and cannot be imparted by any other Source. Which means that when quasi-religious and politically-religious motivated people condemn Gnosis/Spiritual Knowledge as heresy, they are in every way condemning and rejecting the Divine Manna imparted to the most religious and spiritual of mankind, as heresy. Those who ignorantly condemn Gnosis, condemn the Knowledge of God. And the fact that, because of the politics of religion and the fact that governments the world over have traditionally used religion as a means to maintain rule and authority over the people, we can begin to understand the very reason why genuine Mystics who have dedicated their lives to seeking Spiritual Knowledge — defined as Gnosis — have concealed the means to acquire this Spiritual Knowledge within the written text of the scriptures — cloaked in allegory, so it would not be revealed to carnal/organic man.
What this means is that Gnosis has nothing to do with man’s history — nothing to do with any historical people, including Jesus and Mary Magdalene (see The Cult Of The Worship Of Mary Magdalene) — and what is presented in the scriptures, is an allegorical portrayal of the forces and Laws at work within the cosmology of one’s own body, mind/soul and spirit. That this body of esoteric knowledge is so important to preserve and protect, is the reason why Mystics and Spiritual Disciples will write virtually anything in the literal text — even outlandish absurdities — so long as the unenlightened people of organic consciousness will insure it is carried forth into future generations.
Organic man sees himself as nothing more than the physical body — i.e., human meat spread out upon a butcher’s block — and one of the primary inherent problems of this gravely limited understanding of self, is that in accord with mankind’s organic mindset, it is virtually impossible for him to even conceive why a group of men would go to such lengths to conceal, protect, and preserve certain types of knowledge that most men would consider dubious at best? The knowledge that organic man envisions, pertains to the day to day realities of this life which is temporal, because it is cultural — and nothing more. The concepts of religion that organic man envisions, has to do with beliefs in what is classified as the unknown — and man’s survival after death which he portrays as achieving salvation. It never even dawns on the limited vision and understanding of organic man that from a spiritual perspective, he is already dead — and the objective of true religion is to enable him to escape this condition of death which Jesus portrayed as the “outer darkness” of mind and being. From the limited perspective of organic man who exists in a state of spiritual death, everything beyond the very limited reality that he sees with his physical senses, would be considered mere unproven speculation. And since organic man in his condition of spiritual death in the “outer darkness” is totally ignorant of hot only his own higher spiritual reality — but exists in an unknowing condition of undeveloped and inhibited level of consciousness — he becomes offended and even overtly hostile, when he is told by one who actually knows, that his ideas of birth, life, death and salvation, are not only reflective shadows often perceived in reverse of his higher true reality, but are gravely flawed. Traditionally, when one who possesses genuine Gnosis attempts to convey higher soul-reality to organic man, the enlightened Gnostic is condemned as a heretic, and in the past he was slain — i.e., “…but an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God” (John 16:1-2 NAS).
In order to preserve their scriptures from being destroyed, the authors of the Dead Sea Scrolls protected their writings by hiding them in caves — while the early Christians who hid the Nag Hammadi Library from the threat of destruction by the fourth century Church of Rome (see Pure Scriptures), clearly preserved these writing for a future time, long after they had departed this world. And this fact, in and of itself, should provoke great thought. By our manner of thinking, we can’t even imagine why a religious group would create scriptures written in a secret code, which preserved an esoteric knowledge, for some unknown people in the future — who, lacking the code, would not even be able to decipher this esoteric knowledge.
It is modern man’s failure to understand the motivations that moved these (heretic) religious groups in the past to — at all cost — preserve their scriptures and sacred writings, that totally alienates modern man from gaining access to the very Source of Knowledge that would provide him with the most important answers, to his most important questions, pertaining to the life that he is presently living. That modern man believes that he knows, is perhaps the epitome of his intellectual and religious folly that shackles him to the abyss of profound ignorance.