THE NATURE OF THE GNOSTIC EXPERIENCE

THE NATURE OF THE GNOSTIC EXPERIENCE

The pursuit of the knowing experience that is Gnosis is not an intellectual pursuit.

It is necessary to find a higher faculty with which to apprehend reality.

It’s like facing a wall in utter darkness
and using all concentration to pierce it.

Or like reaching behind you in the dark 
trying to find your pillow.

It helps if you have a question to which 
you passionately need to find the answer.

Build up a great wall of doubt
and face it.

Focusing your mind to one point
will help you.

Explaining what happens in the Experience
is impossible. This is why some teachers
insist on no reliance on words.

If I had to use a word, I might call it
an implosion.

Once this happens you might feel you 
know all there is to know and yet you 
know nothing.

Your sight changes irrevocably, also
your sense of identity.

If you think in Christian terms, you might
call the Experience miraculous.

If you have the Experience on other
spiritual paths, you will certainly call
it astounding.


See? I have used too many words already!


(C) 2018 by W.G. Milne

2 thoughts on “THE NATURE OF THE GNOSTIC EXPERIENCE

  1. Dang, I was reading about Gnosis, a word I never liked, and then realized why. It was because u said it was a term used by those to ridicule deeper meanings. It wasn’t said in those words, but that is the meaning you indicated. Then, lo and behold, it jumped to another one of your discussions, so I hope my comment is on the correct page. I always wondered deep down why I hate the term Gnosis and mysticism. Now I know.

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