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August 18, 2021

11 Minutes
EGO MIND. DISSOLVING THE EGO, REALIZING THE SELF. NATURE OF THE EGO

Although human beings have a divine origin, they live as “strangers” in this world and are absolutely separated from the divine world. When the divine is reduced to such universal principles, God is wrongfully immanentized and humanized. This means that humans are unlike the gods in their essential being. Second, the dwelling place of the gods is far removed from the human, or is cloistered in a separate space, so that a chasm exists between the two worlds. It is an abyss that is intended to keep the god and the human separate, in multiworlds of their own. The gods are hidden in a shrouded, divine world, beyond the human locale, in a place where humans cannot go. The gods are utterly Other in the otherworld, according to this spiritual perspective.

How to Think Like a Gnostic. Introduction Knowledge. Although human beings have a divine origin, they live as “strangers” in this world and are absolutely separated from the divine world. Although human beings have...
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21 Minutes
Awareness, Higher Consciousness, Enlightment, Map of Consciousness

We need self-knowledge. Knowledge is power, and there is no power greater than knowledge of oneself. The power to change resides entirely in self-knowledge. Where we are lacking self-knowledge, we are lacking power to change. Thus, if we feel powerless in some area of our life, we need to acquire knowledge of that area, and in this book are the initial steps towards revolutionizing that situation. The Oracle of Delphi stated: “Man, know thyself, and thou shalt know the universe and it’s Gods!” Self-knowledge is the key to the knowledge of everything that exists, for by understanding who we truly are inside, we can then understand the experience of others, where we have all come from, and where we are going. We can only acquire this kind of knowledge on our own, by our own efforts, and in our own experience. In this way, there is no need to believe or theorize, for having experienced the truth, we know.

Experience provides a special kind of knowledge that is alive and profound. It does not depend upon books or outside authority of any kind. When one has experienced, one knows. The Greek word Gnosis...
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24 Minutes
Awareness, Higher Consciousness, Enlightment, Map of Consciousness

When we only identify with our ego—or outer conscious personality—we become off-balance and our lives lack meaning. Since our ego can’t come anywhere near the resourcefulness of our Real Self, it’s inevitable that we will feel frightened and insecure.

The Ego’s Cooperation With or Obstruction of the Real Self. As we make our way along our path of self-realization, these words can act like a spiritual bulldozer for the barriers we encounter in...
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