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Community in Gnosticism

A lot is made of Gnosticism as an individual path. The individual must attain Gnosis, and since it is primarily an individual quest, that's where the primary emphasis should be. But I've been thinking a lot about community. As we all begin to take our individual paths, which we alone must walk, we start to separate from those who disagree. And thus, we begin to move into schism, antagonism, and duality. "I'm different than you because..." Because why? Because I use Roman Catholic Rituals and you use Greek? Or I find Oberon to be more meaningful as the bearer of Gnosis than Sophia? Isn't that ... kinda dumb? In thinking about this, I'm reminded of the eminently reasonable suggestion of the Moravian Church : "In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; and in all things, love." The Moravians have a Covenant of Christian Living , which states: We will be eager to maintain the unity of the Church. Realizing that God has called us

Schism

Lately I've been pondering Schism, The ultimate individualism. Where no one agrees, Cause all that they sees, Is the world through their own little prism.

Welcome Bro:. Spartacus & Bro:. Widow's Son

I've got a link to them on my blog, finally. Head on over, read some good stuff.

What I've been up to

Meditation. Why is it something so simple is so freaking hard? Sit. Breathe. Even given that you need a special way of sitting or of breathing, it's still NOT THAT HARD. So, why can't I do it? I have a theory: I've been taught to think. Not thinking has gotten me in trouble, both as a child and as an adult. Now, I can't turn the fricking thing off. I can't just sit and breathe. Or do I just think I can't? Do I think so much "I can't do this" that I can't? Musings on a Friday afternoon.

I always did like Ganesh

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You scored as Hinduism . Your views are most similar to those of... Hinduism! Do some research on Hinduism and possibly consider becoming Hindu, if you aren't already. Hinduism 88% Christianity 71% Buddhism 67% Islam 50% Judaism 46% Satanism 46% agnosticism 38% Paganism 33% atheism 29% Which religion is the right one for you? (new version) created with QuizFarm.com

When I'm bored, I like quizzes

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You are Lateralus. You are unique, intelligent, and most importantly, an individual. You are probably a leader and you see and do things your own way, which is usually different from the norm. We expect big things to come from you. What Tool song are you? brought to you by Quizilla

A Certain Blake Outlook

I don't have it right now. My outlook is very non-Blake. I so wanted to be reading and commenting on Blake, but I just haven't been there. I've been working on the Friary and the Formation, as well as learning my masonic lectures, and now I'm out of time. I guess I'll try to comment on it as I have time.

Quote

"Real spirituality does not fortify the separate self, but utterly shatters it—not consolation but devastation, not entrenchment but emptiness, not complacency but explosion, not comfort but revolution." -Ken Wilbur

Ok, this was unexpected

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You scored as Babylon 5 (Babylon 5) . The universe is erupting into war and your government picks the wrong side. How much worse could things get? It doesn't matter, because no matter what you have your friends and you'll do the right thing. In the end that will be all that matters. Now if only the Psi Cops would leave you alone. Babylon 5 (Babylon 5) 94% Galactica (Battlestar: Galactica) 88% Serenity (Firefly) 88% SG-1 (Stargate) 88% Moya (Farscape) 81% Andromeda Ascendant (Andromeda) 69% Deep Space Nine (Star Trek) 69% Millennium Falcon (Star Wars) 69% Nebuchadnezzar (The Matrix) 63% FBI's X-Files Division (The X-Files) 50% Enterprise D (Star Trek) 50% Bebop (Cowboy Bebop) 38% Your Ultimate Sci-Fi Profile II: which sci-fi crew would you best fit in? (pics) created with QuizFarm.com I've never even seen the show.

Apparently, Blogs are worth money

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My blog is worth $3,951.78 . How much is your blog worth?