Gnostic Mysticism

If someone expects demonic activity to manifest as dramatic phenomenon, they're probably losing the battle to the real demons every single day.

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For someone to receive the benefits of the truth, there must be the capacity to hear it, the willingness to follow it, and the perseverance to persist in it. You cannot distribute quick-fixes to those who otherwise have no interest in spiritual matters because they operate from a fundamental misunderstanding concerning reality.

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I haven't made a video on these issues before, so I might as well put across my own view on them at least once. I should also have mentioned that preserving sexual energy for spiritual purposes was also a big reason for celibacy. I'll talk about this more in the future.

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A simple illustration to show why evil is regarded as illusory and a product of ignorance within Gnosticism. The Manicheans Gnostics were an exception to this, as their system, being influenced by Zoroastrianism, presented a constant struggle between an equally powerful light and darkness.

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I realise that a gradient of gray and red would work better, but my graphic design skills are limited. This video is meant to stop abruptly at the end as I fell at the last hurdle and introduced an unnecessary issue in the final minutes, and so I just cut those minutes away.

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Memes are best enjoyed if you aren't emotionally invested in the object of their derision. The Honkler meme is a chaotic response to a disordered world, but it's a world that is disordered by its very nature due to the flaws inherent in matter and especially in personhood.

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Fictional books and movies have retained a better idea of how a truly spiritual person should think than most religions have. The truly spiritual are not of this world, and that fact should be obvious from their disposition on worldly affairs.

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An explanation as to why the Gnostics identified ignorance as the root of all evil.

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I said that I might record it when the time came—a revenge battle nearly three decades in the making. I highly recommend watching in HD and in at least YouTube's "Theatre mode".
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Although I didn't see it while fighting the battle, Andrew had hidden Night Goblin Squid Hoppers in the woods on the right of my deployment zone and once our lines were engaged he sent them out and flanked of all my engaged units, causing them to quickly break and flee. I should've been more aware of what was happening on the battlefield at large as opposed to being so focused on controlling my Star Dragon and casting largely ineffectual spells. It may have been a "Close Battle", but I did not perform well. I underestimated both Andrew and his goblins. Characteristic High Elf arrogance.

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"Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator." - Colossians 3:9,10

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"When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will understand that it is you who are the sons of the Living Father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty, and you are that poverty." - The Gospel of Thomas, Saying 3

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The Master said, "It is the spirit who gives life, the flesh is no use at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life."
When we acknowledge what the true source of goodness is, our level of consciousness will undergo a radical shift.

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As long as you identify as one who is seeking God, you will never be one who abides in His presence, since you are the seeker, and the seeker seeks. The son simply is, and he receives confirmation from the Father.

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My view on plant and animal life, our relationship to them, their place in the cycle of reincarnation, seeing relatives and pets in heaven, and why Gnostic groups like the Cathars were vegetarian.

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As I (sleepily) cover sayings fifteen to nineteen of the Gospel of Thomas I talk about the unmanifest, the great unlearning, the mysterious five trees, and more. You can download my presentation of the Gospel of Thomas from here: http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=66187721838603363912

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The spirit has neither wife or mother and so such matters are naturally resolved as one comes to know oneself, but I thought it would be more beneficial to speak of these things in simple human terms in this instance.

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As I cover sayings ten to fourteen of the Gospel of Thomas I talk about being the Gnostic creation myth, purifying fire, the "Bridal Chamber", remaining open to truth, and more. You can download my presentation of the Gospel of Thomas from here: http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=66187721838603363912

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"Neither he who thinks the living entity the slayer, nor he who thinks it slain, has understanding, for the self neither slays or is slain." - The Bhagavad Gita

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As I cover sayings five to nine of the Gospel of Thomas I talk about being ruthlessly honest, dreams, sleep paralysis, images, overcoming bestial passions, the value of the discovery of the ultimate, and more. You can download my presentation of the Gospel of Thomas from here: http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=66187721838603363912

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