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
Once this happens you might feel you
know all there is to know and yet you
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
See? I have used too many words already!
(C) 2018 by W.G. Milne