Introduction

Something akin to a "Big Bang" of sp;.ituality and esoteric wisdom happened about two thousand years ago that would dec >ly influence peoples in the West. From it, Gnostic Christianity and the Kabbalah came into being—the deeper mystical dimension of Christianity and Judaism, which are interwoven in Sophian Gnosticism. Today the Big Bang echoes as more and more people are discovering the beauty and power of both Gnosticism and the Kabbalah, and a Gnostic revival has begun in Europe and America. Essentially, after a long time of turning to the East for enlightenment teachings, people in the West are discovering the mystical roots of their own Western tradition and are realizing that there are living traditions of enlightenment in the West as effective and as rich as anything to be found in the East.

This book is an introduction and practical guide to a living tradition of Gnostic Christianity called Sophian Gnosticism. It tells the tale of how Gnosticism came into being and the nature of gnosis among Sophian Gnostics. In it, you will find basic Gnostic ideas and views, along with essential spiritual wisdom drawn from an oral tradition c Gnostic Christianity, and you will learn how to practically apply the wisdom of gnosis to your daily living. More ban an introduction and practical guide, it is an invitation into the mystical and magical dimensions of Gnostic Christianity and to the experience o: a Spirit-connection that ir.c ides greater prosperity, success, health, md happiness by way of Gnostic wisdom.

Though the intention of this book is an introduction for those new to G iostic Christianity, and it provides a most basic level of Gnostic teachings and practices, what is given is the foundation of the Gnostic path used by novice and adept practitioners alike. Thus, while there is wisdom useful to beginners in this book, there is also wisdom for those more advanced in their spiritual path. Although it speaks specifically of Gnostic spiritual practice, one will find that the teachings ,ind practices presented go beyond the label of Gnosticism,' and that the book reflects practical wisdom useful to anyone in the spiritual quest, whether or not she or he is a 'Gnostic." Gnosticism is, in esser.ee, a spiritual or mystical journey seeking self-realization, and the essentia! wisdom of Gnosticism directs us to look inwardly to ex-penence spirit-connection. In this sense, there is something universal 11 Gnostic teachings, and the Gnostic transcends her or his own wsdom tradition. Tally, she or he is a mystic in an adventure of consciousness, seeking to activate and embody a higher consciousness and oower by whatever name it might be called. It just so happens •.hat, in Gnostic Christianity, this consciousness and power is called the ' light-presence" or "Christos," and it is spoken of in the language <>f Christian Mysticism or Gnosticism.

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This work on 2012 will attempt to note them allfrom the concepts andinvolvement by the authors of the Bible and its interpreters and theprophecies depicted in both the Hopi petroglyphs and the Mayan calendarto the prophetic uttering of such psychics, mediums, and prophets asNostradamus, Madame Blavatsky, Edgar Cayce, and Jean Dixon.

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