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Here you will find podcasts that explain gnosis, as simply as humanly possible. What is gnosis? Gnosis is knowing. Gnosis is not faith, or studying, or imagining. Gnosis is remembering. Remembering who you are, why you are here, what your mission on earth is, and where you will go when you die. Gnosis involves remembering the origin of consciousness and creation. The who, what, when, where, and why of everything.

Gnostic Insights Cyd Ropp, Ph.D.

    • Religion & Spirituality

Here you will find podcasts that explain gnosis, as simply as humanly possible. What is gnosis? Gnosis is knowing. Gnosis is not faith, or studying, or imagining. Gnosis is remembering. Remembering who you are, why you are here, what your mission on earth is, and where you will go when you die. Gnosis involves remembering the origin of consciousness and creation. The who, what, when, where, and why of everything.

    Sethian Gnosticism

    Sethian Gnosticism

    This week's episode compares Sethian gnosticism to the Valentinian gnosticism we usually feature. We'll learn some of the basic ways that these two strains of "gnosticism" differ. Who/what is the Barbelo? Who/what is Yaldabaoth? Who/what falls from the Fullness to create our material world? Who and how is a person redeemed to the Fullness?







    Cyd turns to a website called "Gnosticism Explained" for crib notes. Click here if you want to visit the site.







    Yaldabaoth, son of Sophia







    This diagram shows where we stand in the Final Economy







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    • 39 min
    Tibetan Book of the Dead

    Tibetan Book of the Dead

    The Tibetan Book of the Dead is an ancient manuscript that presents gnosis from an eastern perspective. In this episode, Cyd shows the parallels between gnosticism and Tibetan Buddhist thought. There is much to discover here that you will find helpful to remembering your gnosis.







    Onward and upward! Go to the light!







    Wheel of Karma and the Eight-fold Path







    "Let the radiant glory of auspiciousness come to illuminate the world; Let this Book be auspicious; Let virtue and goodness be perfected in every way."







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    • 46 min
    Leading With Your Heart

    Leading With Your Heart

    Leading with our heart chakra helps us move through the world with love and compassion. Cyd reflects upon this idea and how it can help us interact with others less judgmentally whilst improving our posture!







    The Simple Explanation blog talked about aligning chakras back in 2011, if you would like to check it out. Here is my heart chakra aligned with here and now in my toroidal bubble...







    Another Simple Explanation blog post offered a fresh idea of "staying centered," which also places the heart chakra at the center of here and now.







    This illustration shows the chakras and their prime functions.







    "Mr. Natural" from Zap comics leading with his lower chakras...







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    • 18 min
    Job and the Demiurge

    Job and the Demiurge

    Yahweh tortures a man named Job in order prove Job's faithfulness to him. Does this sound like the behavior of a loving God? Here we see how the actions of the Old Testament God are actually those of the Demiurge and not the actions of the Father.







    You can learn more about the Demiurge here, at our previous Gnostic Insights episode called "The Demiurge's Strings of Power."







    the demiurge keeps chaos at bay by forbidding free will in his subjects







    Job's wife is not sympathetic to his plight. She's had enough.

    • 43 min
    Magic and Gnosis

    Magic and Gnosis

    What's with the so-called gnostic connection with magical practices? Cyd examines some of the inconsistencies between magic and Gnosticism and argues that magic is not a virtuous pursuit.







    Billy Mumy wishes people into the cornfield in the Twilight Zone episode, "It's a Good Life."







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    • 34 min
    The Birth and Nature of Logos

    The Birth and Nature of Logos

    This episode is part one of a two-parter that answers a listener's question concerning consciousness. She asked why it was necessary to populate this Fallen material world. Why not just abandon the Demiurge down here? Why send the Second Order of Powers into this rocky place on a mission of redemption? Why couldn't we just stay up above in our ethereal Paradise?







    Answering this question requires an in-depth explanation of the origin and nature of aeons. Cyd examines aeonic life as depicted by the Tripartite Tractate of the Nag Hammadi scriptures. Then we look at one aeon in particular, Logos, as we consider why it reached for the Father and Fell.







    Next week's episode will continue this train of thought with more of the Tripartite Tractate, as we wend our way to why we wound up here on Earth. That episode is called, "Why Are We Here?" Click here to visit that episode.







    The ALL emerges from the Son like rays from a star.







    The aeons of the All name themselves and sort themselves into a hierarchy.







    The final aeon to be produced was named Logos, and it held fractals of the entirety.







    The Pleroma of the Fullness dreams as One of Paradise.







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    • 26 min

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