“Wayfinding”, by Jordan Stratford

November 8, 2009 at 4:17 am (Prodigal Valentine) (, , , )

I’ve often said the Johannite rituals and traditions aren’t my cuppa, but their blogging clergy certainly do have the undiluted Ineffable coming out of their fingertips.


Understanding Gnosticism as a literary genre does resolve a number of what appear at first glance to be contrasts: the absolute monism of Hermeticism vs. the qualified monism of Plato. The “lodge” wisdom literature of Greece vs. the “temple” wisdom literature of Judaism. This genre is at once as elastic and exclusive as Beat poetry: something either belongs or it does not, but within that restriction is a broad textual continuum. I sincerely hope that the discussion and exploration of Gnosticism as a phenomenon, both within academia and for the individual seeker, moves in this direction. Source

Read the whole post. It’s a barn-burner. And one even this nontheist can nod along to, and say, Amen, Amen, and Amen.


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