New2Gnosis : Gnostic Cosmology by Frater Apollonius

Another question was sent to us by email:

Can you please explain briefly the gnostic cosmology and where humans stand in this mix?

This is a bit difficult to answer in that there are several different cosmologies adopted by different sects of Gnostics. The best way to understand these is to understand that any cosmology is both allegorical and symbolic…or we could say that they represent an ontology: a systematic philosophical unfolding coupled with an allegorical history.

But what this really does for us as Gnostics, is to free us from an official doctrine of ‘how it all began.’ So that we can recognize that we are each gods and that it all began with each of us, individually.

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Comments

  1. These Cosmologies are just the tools not the experience. Hold THE FINGER POINTING TOTHE MOON AND YOU MISS ALL THE HEAVENLY GLORY. If working Thelema using the complete Cosmology in context in your work. Liber AL Is OUR CENTRAL text. All you need is within those 3 chapters , Chapter1-infinite wheels of space Nuit, Chapter 2 Hadit the sopke i the wheel, the sun within whose son Crown Conquering Child Ra Hoor Khuit Brings in The New Aeon in .awakening through THE GREAT WORK of Your True self knowing Awakened consciousness. Respectively Al chemically Mercury Sulfur and Salt. As basis for the whole work, Initiating Transformation and ultmately Liberation.

  2. These Cosmologies are just the tools not the experience. Hold THE FINGER POINTING TOTHE MOON AND YOU MISS ALL THE HEAVENLY GLORY. If working Thelema using the complete Cosmology in context in your work. Liber AL Is OUR CENTRAL text. All you need is within those 3 chapters , Chapter1-infinite wheels of space Nuit, Chapter 2 Hadit the spoke in the wheel, the sun within, whose son is the Crown Conquering Child Ra Hoor Khuit Brings in The New Aeon awakening through THE GREAT WORK of Your True self knowing and Awakened consciousness. Respectively Al chemically Mercury Sulfur and Salt. As basis for the whole work, Initiating Transformation and ultmately Liberation.

  3. Awesome! Thanks Allison. I’ll make some time for that. And thanks also, Daryl A Serrano. It’s good to remember that the experience is more important than the lines we draw to categorize those experiences. I guess my dilemma comes from trying to see where the cosmology of Thelema may overlap with the gnostic cosmology. I’m analytical by nature, so I have a strong desire to know how a new piece of information relates to an existing piece of information. Also a part of my qabalistic approach.

  4. Awesome! Thanks Allison. I’ll make some time for that. And thanks also, Daryl A Serrano. It’s good to remember that the experience is more important than the lines we draw to categorize those experiences. I guess my dilemma comes from trying to see where the cosmology of Thelema may overlap with the gnostic cosmology. I’m analytical by nature, so I have a strong desire to know how a new piece of information relates to an existing piece of information. Also a part of my qabalistic approach.

  5. Its great if you have these approaches in your piecing together information especially Kabbalah, as this is fundamentally the language Crowley uses throughout his teachings in his Thelemic system to describe an experience of Attaining ADONAI and beyond. But what ever system of Gnosis you read or study about in a book or hear in a lecture inevitably points back to you doing the awakening yourself using intellect as merely a TOOL and ascending beyond it. 🙂 93

  6. Its great if you have these approaches in your piecing together information especially Kabbalah, as this is fundamentally the language Crowley uses throughout his teachings in his Thelemic system to describe an experience of Attaining ADONAI and beyond. But what ever system of Gnosis you read or study about in a book or hear in a lecture inevitably points back to you doing the awakening yourself using intellect as merely a TOOL and ascending beyond it. 🙂 93

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