Aug 16, 2008
Let me invite you to a web site which is full of some of the
greatest information you'll find anywhere: http://www.universalgnostic.com/. And on the
front page, you'll find two of the most exciting!
I'll leave "The Heiroglyphic Monad" for another time. Right now, I'd like to talk about "The Severn Sermons Of The Dead" by Basalides of Alexandria, as translated by Carl Gustav Jung.
These seven sermons deal with a great deal, but more than anything else, it is perhaps one of the best sets of writings dealing with what many of us know as either the Law Of Polarities or the Law Of Opposites. Most books, including some very good ones which have probably been recommended to you, mention that such a law exists, and gives mention to the obvious fact that there are polarities. This work goes the additional step and tells us how to work with them and deal with them.
Believe it or not, some spiritual paths do not really address balance or polarities except in a black-and-white of way, kind of like "good guys" and "bad guys" in an old cowboy movie in which the "good guy" always wore a white hat and didn't cuss, and the "bad guy" looked like he needed a bath. And no wonder some of their followers encounter spiritual frustration - it's impossible to be "good enough."
Well, here is a different approach, making use of balance.
I can't recommend "The Severn Sermons Of The Dead" enough, and I'm using this episode to introduce them to you.
They were an eye-opener for me, that is certain! Enjoy this, and have fun with it!