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See also “The Great Declaration of Simon Magus” Introduction and Translation by Robert Price at thegodabovegod.com
Ancient Texts and Modern People
JORUNN JACOBSEN BUCKLEY
Good resource for Gnostic literature, in our opinion 🙂
A Gnostic for All Seasons
by Stephan A. Hoeller
Excerpt from the article:
The proposition that the human mind lives in a largely self-created world of illusion from whence only the enlightenment of a kind of Gnosis can rescue it finds powerful analogues in the two great religions of the East, i.e., Hinduism and Buddhism. The following statement from the Upanishads could easily have been written by Valentinus or another Gnostic: “This (world) is God’s Maya, through which he deceives himself.” According to the teachings of Buddha, the world of apparent reality consists of ignorance, impermanence, and the lack of authentic selfhood. Valentinus is in very good company indeed when he establishes the proposition of the wrong system of false reality that can be set aright by the human spirit.
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