THE LOST SECRET TO WHO WE ARE!
THE LOST SECRET TO WHO WE ARE!
For centuries the mysterious Nag Hammadi Codices lay buried and forgotten under a cliff in rural Egypt until a local famer found them in 1945, close to the Upper Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi. In December of that year a discovery was made which would make man reflect upon himself. A farmer discovered by accident a large jug containing thirteen volumes of a book containing 52 texts. They were Coptic writings made by Gnostics and hidden away approximately 1600 years ago. The 13 papyrus books of codices turned out to contain gospels, apocalypses, prayers, liturgical writings and acts of various apostles, none of which were included in the Bible. The Codices are written in Coptic, a form of the Egyptian language used in the late antique period. The texts do not readily conform to common stereotypical ideas of ‘Gnostic’ attitudes, such as a ‘hatred of the world and its creator,’ or an ‘anti-biblical’ stance”. The Nag Hammadi codices, widely regarded as one of the most significant finds of the 20th century.
Until the discovery of the Nag Hammadi codices in 1945, the Gnostic view of early Christianity had largely been forgotten. The teachings of Gnostic Christianity—vilified especially since they were declared heretic by orthodox Christianity in the fourth century—had been virtually erased from history by the early church fathers, their gospels banned and even burned to make room for the view of Christian theology outlined in the canonical Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. According to this Gnostic myth, the God of the Hebrew Bible is actually a corrupted lower deity. Only through the intervention of Sophia or wisdom can gnosis be revealed and salvation attained. Thus, while adherents of Gnostic Christianity certainly acknowledged the role of Jesus in their faith, their theology placed greater significance on the intellectual revelation of his message than on his crucifixion and resurrection.
Thought-forms are made of astral and etheric energies, and so is the soul, both are the same in essence. Thought-forms are temporary nonphysical entities created by our thoughts and emotions. They exist around us in the etheric level of reality and are imbued with astral energies corresponding to the emotions that went into them. A common thought-form is a free-floating provisional soul lacking body and spirit. These nonphysical pathogens can drain a living person’d energy and influence their thoughts, feelings, and personality. Every thought generates vibrations in the aura’s mental body. It assumes a floating form and its colors differ depending on the nature and intensity of the thought.
They are termed tulpas, egregores, or larvae in other esoteric systems. They are borne of our own energies and blindly carry out the functions impressed upon them like obedient automatons. If the thoughts and emotions that generated them are cut off, these thought-forms dissipate. But if they are particularly strong, they become entitized and acquire a self-preservation instinct, meaning they acquire a strong artificial intelligence making them capable of parasitically inducing more of the same thoughts and emotions in us needed to sustain them.
Prior to birth, when spirit coalesces a soul and first incarnates into a human embryo, it is for the most part without human ego or personality. The ego develops because soul is influenced by the body and, through it, the world. Physical experiences, five sense perceptions, neurological functions, and instinctual drives all stamp their impression into the soul. Through perception, the soul is further shaped by education and social programming.
Accordingly, the soul acquires a mask carved by all these worldly influences. This mask is the ego/mind, which is associated with human personality and lower intellect. It arises partly from the human brain’s own neural construction that allows for intellectual functions, and partly from the portion of soul molded by worldly and bodily factors. The ego is the streamlined interface through which soul operates proficiently within the physical and social environments. So ego arises at the boundary between body and soul, and spirit wearing the mask of ego gives rise to human identity. Through ego or intellect, we can model the world internally, turn it over in our minds, relive the past, fantasize, imagine the future, construct language, perform abstract calculations, and engage in complicated lines of reasoning.Thus the soul has two extensions, the ego and super ego. The first is associated with human personality and computational reason, the latter with divine personality and higher reason as the higher meaning transjective, abductive, gnostic, and numinous.
In Tibet, people are familiar with a certain ancient technique that teaches a person how to create a thought-form that can assume human-form. It is known as a tulpa. A tulpa is basically an entity created in the mind. It possesses the ability to act independently of and parallel to your own consciousness. It is able to think, and has its own free will, emotions, and memories. In short, a tulpa is like a sentient person living in your head, separate from you. The duration, strength of a thought-form and how far it can travel depends on the strength and clarity of the original thought. Sometimes people try to direct an evil thought at another person. This can end in a disaster. If the thought-form cannot latch on to similar vibrations in the aura of the recipient, it bounces back to the sender. These thought-forms are produced by group minds, when several people concentrate on the same thoughts or ideas.
Gnosticism: humans are divine souls trapped in the ordinary physical or material world. The world was made by an imperfect spirit. The imperfect spirit is thought to be the same as the God of Abraham. Some Gnostic groups saw Jesus as sent by the Supreme Being, to bring gnosis to the Earth.
Gnostic Christian: The highly controversial group in the history of the Christian church believed our world was actually created by an evil being named Demiurge. They still believe in a pure and good God, but they believe he created a spiritual realm, including eight divine beings called Archons.
Gnostic: (from Ancient Greek: γνωστικός gnostikos, “having knowledge”, from γνῶσις gnōsis, knowledge) is a modern name for a variety of ancient religious ideas and systems, originating in Jewish-Christian milieus in the first and second century AD. This divine spark could be liberated by gnosis.
Gnostic church: referred to as a variety of religious organizations which identify themselves with Gnosticism. Various Gnostic religious organizations include: Ecclesia Gnostica, Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica, Gnostic Church of France.
Gnostic: (colloquially) a student of Gnosticism and Western esoteric traditions as well as studies in Jungian psychology, mythology. In the purist sense, a gnostic is someone who has gnosis, which is often defined as direct experiential knowledge of the Divine.
The Gnostics: a highly controversial group in the history of the Christian church, the Gnostics believed our world was actually created by an evil being named Demiurge. They still believe in a pure and good God, but they believe he created a spiritual realm, including eight divine beings called Archons.
Agnostic atheism: a philosophical position that encompasses both atheism and agnosticism. Agnostic atheists are atheistic because they do not hold a belief in the existence of any deity and agnostic because they claim that the existence of a deity is either unknowable in principle or currently unknown in fact.
Agnostic theist: Believes that there is at least one god and that it is impossible to know this.
The Gnostic gospels: The 52 texts discovered in Nag Hammadi, Egypt include ‘secret’ gospels poems and myths attributing to Jesus sayings and beliefs which are very different from the New Testament. Scholar Elaine Pagels explores these documents and their implications.
Docetism: (from Greek dokein, “to seem”), Christian heresy and one of the earliest Christian sectarian doctrines, affirming that Christ did not have a real or natural body during his life on earth but only an apparent or phantom one. They consequently denied Christ’s Resurrection and Ascension into heaven.
Esotericism: a definition adopted by some scholars has used “Western esotericism” in reference to “inner traditions” which are concerned with a “universal spiritual dimension of reality, as opposed to the merely external or exoteric religious institutions and dogmatic systems of established religions.
Archon: an archon, in the Gnosticism of late antiquity, was any of several servants of the Demiurge, the “creator god” that stood between the human race and a transcendent God that could only be reached through gnosis. In this context they have the role of the angels and demons of the Old Testament.
Demiurge: in the Platonic, Neopythagorean, Middle Platonic, and Neoplatonic schools of philosophy, the demiurge (/ˈdɛmiˌɜːrdʒ/) is an artisan-like figure responsible for fashioning and maintaining the physical universe. The Gnostics adopted the term “demiurge”.
Sophia: as a member of the Pleroma Sophia (Greek for “wisdom”) represents the means of gnosis. By refusing to procreate, humans assist in restoring Sophia’s divine sparks to their rightful place. In some gnostic myths a partner, Christos, was created for Sophia and that partnership is an aid to humans.