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by lleyr
Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:17 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Austin Texas Circle
Replies: 1
Views: 6173

Austin Texas Circle

I will be relocating to Austin Texas in a few weeks for a new job.
I am in process of starting a new Circle in the Austin area.

If anyone is interested please email me at gnosis@logos-circle.org.

Check out the web site at www.logos-circle.org.

Blessings!
Mark
by lleyr
Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:56 am
Forum: Gospel of St. Thomas
Topic: Saying 11
Replies: 11
Views: 13956

Oops... I missed part of the verse!

"In the days when you consumed what is dead, you made it what is alive."

I believe this refers to our spiritual path and the fact that we consume our dead nature (our ego) and bring our spirit into the Light.

Blessings,
Mark
by lleyr
Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:51 am
Forum: Gospel of St. Thomas
Topic: Saying 11
Replies: 11
Views: 13956

Saying 11 reads “This Sky [heaven] will pass away, and the one above it will pass away. The dead are not alive, and the living will not die. In the days when you consumed what is dead, you made it what is alive. When you come to dwell in the light, what will you do? On the day when you were one you ...
by lleyr
Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:36 am
Forum: Pistis Sophia
Topic: Pistis Sophia Book with Commentary
Replies: 8
Views: 13606

Pistis Sophia Book with Commentary

Greetings Tau Malachi! I have a question... For my birthday someone bought me a copy of "The Pistis Sophia - Text & Commentary" by Dr. J. J. Hurtak. The web site for the book is at http://www.pistissophia.org/. Have you seen this book or do you know anything about the author? I haven't started r...
by lleyr
Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:53 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Gnostic Art
Replies: 4
Views: 4033

Greetings,

Both Michael's and Marion's work is beautiful! I have seen some of Michael's in person at full size and am just blown away.

Blessings,
Mark
by lleyr
Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:29 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Altars/ Personal Sanctums
Replies: 7
Views: 7874

Thanks Tamara...

I just let the Mother Spirit take over and it's what ended up!

Blessings & Shalom!
Mark
by lleyr
Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Altars/ Personal Sanctums
Replies: 7
Views: 7874

Greetings Tau Malachi & All, I recently created a chamber for meditation and ritual in my home and thought it might be helpful to others to hear what I did. At first I was daunted by the fact that I didn't have a room not in use. My basement is partially finished with an "L" shaped area for storage....
by lleyr
Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:05 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Angels, Demons, & Archons
Replies: 6
Views: 11060

Angels, Demons, & Archons

Greetings, I was recently asked questions about the nature of Angels, Demons, & Archons from the perspective of the Sophian tradition. The question that I have is about intent. My understanding is that Angels are of the True Light and thus their intent is to the will of the Light. Archons are admixe...
by lleyr
Wed Nov 16, 2005 2:57 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: The Dark Mother & Bride
Replies: 20
Views: 21892

Greetings!

Ahhh... Thank you... I was trying to see the Bright Mother and Dark Mother as somehow separate. Really, they are the same, just seen from a different angle.

There is much there I need to contemplate.

Blessings & Shalom,
Mark
by lleyr
Wed Nov 16, 2005 5:57 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: The Dark Mother & Bride
Replies: 20
Views: 21892

Greetings! The awareness that comes out of your post is not to seek her, but also not to fear her. This brings about the realization that in my experience it is always easier and more productive to embrace the darkness when it comes into your life and pass through it then to fight and become swept a...
by lleyr
Tue Nov 15, 2005 5:40 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: The Dark Mother & Bride
Replies: 20
Views: 21892

Greetings Tau Malachi! Because of some discussion in the Columbus Circle, I have recently been contemplating aspects of the Dark Mother. I was having trouble making a connection with what she represents until I began contemplating nature. There are many aspects of nature that seem terrible to us as ...
by lleyr
Mon Sep 26, 2005 4:36 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: When practice astounds
Replies: 17
Views: 13848

Greetings Malachi!

And obviously with the dogmatism of my post I too fall into "fundamentalism" of my own kind from time to time.

Blessings,
Mark
by lleyr
Mon Sep 26, 2005 8:39 am
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: Logion 83
Replies: 5
Views: 7506

Greetings Tau Malachi! Thank you so much for your reply to this question. The question originally came up in the Columbus circle. We were discussing that passage and came away in a number of different directions. This was partly because of the different views of Demiurge in different Gnostic traditi...
by lleyr
Mon Sep 26, 2005 8:31 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: When practice astounds
Replies: 17
Views: 13848

Greetings Susan! I agree completely. I have never heard a Sophian say that we do not need a spiritual teacher, but I have heard some Gnostics claim that any knowledge that comes from book or teacher is invalid. To me, this is in a sense becoming a "fundamentalist" of a different sort. Because the Te...
by lleyr
Sun Aug 28, 2005 5:33 am
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: Logion 83
Replies: 5
Views: 7506

Logion 83

Greetings Malachi!!! I have a question about the interpretation of Lotion 83 of the Secret Gospel of Mary. 83. Mary said, “Is it not written, ‘In the beginning was void and chaos?’ Yet, did not God exist before the beginning? If order and light came into being, surely these are of God. As for the vo...
by lleyr
Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:56 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Light: Essential Gnosis
Replies: 5
Views: 5179

Greetings Malachi & Marion! Your dialog makes me think of the teaching that we manifest what we believe and expect. Marion mentions how easy it is to partake of the light, to see it, and experience it.... This is true if we consciously focus on the light. i know from personal experience there are ti...
by lleyr
Wed Jul 27, 2005 9:06 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Jesus?
Replies: 5
Views: 5244

Greetings All, I wanted to comment on the whole topic of mythology. Coming from a traditional church background it is interesting how different myth is seen in different traditions. In most traditional Christian Churches the idea that any of the Bible is myth is considered heretical and seen as some...
by lleyr
Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:57 am
Forum: Gospel of St. Thomas
Topic: Saying 3
Replies: 3
Views: 6494

Greetings Michelle,

Thank you for posting your groups insights. It is very helpful and uplifting to see what others are doing in their studies.

Blessings, Mark
by lleyr
Wed Jun 15, 2005 12:54 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: judgment
Replies: 8
Views: 6594

Greetings All, Tau Malachi has mentioned that we should always look for the good in people (and ourselves). When we expect something it often comes to pass. It is true that human beings are flawed, but our true selves are a spark of God and thus perfect. My advice is to look for the good in others a...
by lleyr
Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:49 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Original Sin
Replies: 10
Views: 7654

Greetings Malachi & Philip,

Thank you for this dialog, it has helped a great deal.

I will review the material in Gnosis & in the Melchizedek informaiton.

Thanks again!

Blessings & Shalom, Mark
by lleyr
Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:25 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: New to Gnosticism
Replies: 16
Views: 13296

I just wanted to say welcome to Ralphie!

Take all the links through the web site you will find all kinds of interesting stuff.

Blessings, Mark
by lleyr
Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:20 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Good News
Replies: 1
Views: 2426

Greetings Malachi! This reminds me of a book I read a few months ago called simply CONSCIOUSNESS. It was not meant as an esoteric book, but instead as a science text book for the college level. What the scientists proved is that our physical consciousness is not a continual stream like the world tel...
by lleyr
Tue May 17, 2005 5:32 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The energy of prejudice
Replies: 10
Views: 6730

Greetings All, I saw a practice somewhere (can't remember the source) where you watch all negative thoughts you have about others. Everytime they start to appear you push them away. If you are unsuccessful you write them down. The idea being that you will see how many critical thoughts you are havin...
by lleyr
Tue May 03, 2005 1:52 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Original Sin
Replies: 10
Views: 7654

Greetings Malachi!

Could you expound on the concept of the white father seed and the red mother seed?

Blessings!
Mark
by lleyr
Tue May 03, 2005 1:44 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The energy of prejudice
Replies: 10
Views: 6730

Thank you all for this reminder!
Blessings, Mark
by lleyr
Tue May 03, 2005 1:42 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Practice "enough"?
Replies: 14
Views: 12119

I can't answer exactly why she quit school or why you did not meditate the full time. I can say that when I began to practice I would do it regularly for awhile and then stop. The reason was business... so many other things demanded attention right then. Once I stopped it was so easy to get down on ...
by lleyr
Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:35 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Transformation: The Life Divine
Replies: 7
Views: 5963

Greetings Malachi! Thank you for this reminder. I was discussing this very topic with someone last Saturday. The Kingdom is trully all around us - unfortunately sometimes we don't look & see. As you know, my youngest son is Bipolar and has been going through a really tough time this past couple week...
by lleyr
Sun Mar 27, 2005 7:33 am
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: The Magdalene
Replies: 1
Views: 2341

Beautiful!
by lleyr
Sun Mar 27, 2005 7:31 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: When practice astounds
Replies: 17
Views: 13848

Greetings All, This thread brings up a contemplation that I have had. I have heard gnostics (not Sophians) claim that "one can not gain gnosis through any type of writing or teaching. It has to come from within." Now in actuality I agree with this stament. I don't believe that a written or oral word...
by lleyr
Sun Mar 27, 2005 7:23 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Original Sin
Replies: 10
Views: 7654

Greetings Rebeka, Yahisha and Phillip! This is an interesting contemplation. If sin means missing the mark, do that mean missing our unification with the Divine? If so, then it would make sense that eating the fruit would be considered "sin". It is not a value judgement, but instead a statement of t...
by lleyr
Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:41 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: A Mystic Word - "Abracadabra"
Replies: 5
Views: 6276

Greetings Malachi! This thread is a very interesting contemplation with lots of aspects to ponder. What I'm wondering now is why is the spoken prayer the key to channeling the spiritual forces vs. an unspoken one? One thing that comes to mind for me is the idea that words could be talismens for the ...
by lleyr
Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:05 pm
Forum: Gematria: The Play of Holy Letters & Numbers
Topic: 153 - Divine Femanine?
Replies: 2
Views: 5328

Greetings Malachi! Thank you for your response. The gematria I listed was briefly mentioned in her book, Goddess in the Gospels. I have since read another book of hers called Magdalene's Lost Legacy which focus' almost exclusively on the Gematria in the New Testament. It is quite a fascinating study...
by lleyr
Mon Feb 28, 2005 7:55 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The Way of Work
Replies: 10
Views: 7827

Greetings! This is a very practical lesson. This past Saturday my group was discussing how what you expect manifests in your life. We were also discussing how finding awe in everything no matter how mundane it seems is the key to spiritual awakening. I think the examples you give are good ones to he...
by lleyr
Sun Feb 13, 2005 4:31 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: The Magical Act
Replies: 12
Views: 8388

Shalom! More and more I feel like the healing of the soul is so much more vital than that of the body. I don't want to diminish physical suffering or dire disease, but in my life I realize that the more my klippot is healed the better I feal physically & emotionally. Another interesting thing that I...
by lleyr
Sun Feb 13, 2005 4:22 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Contact during Practice
Replies: 10
Views: 9077

Greetings All! Thanks for your responses. So, is testing the spirits the methods mentioned by Marion? Shining the light from within on the entity, speaking the name of YHWH, or the banishing pentagram? How do you trace a banishing pentagram? I believe that in a dream I encountered Kamael at one poin...
by lleyr
Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:30 pm
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: 68: The Seed of Light
Replies: 6
Views: 8200

Greetings Malachi! I would like to explore the process of our involution a littler further and the fact that it happens in the material world. I "think" I understand why we must come into being in physical existence, but would like to delve deeper. Also, I know that we do not trully cary ourselves o...
by lleyr
Mon Jan 31, 2005 4:57 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Contact during Practice
Replies: 10
Views: 9077

Contact during Practice

Greetings & Shalom! A couple days ago during practice I had an experience that I have never had before. I had finished primordial meditation and middle pillar. I had laid backward and was just sort of abiding and praying. During the contemplation I felt a presence and I was scared half to death. I h...
by lleyr
Sun Jan 23, 2005 5:08 pm
Forum: Gospel of St. Thomas
Topic: 58: The Divine Life
Replies: 5
Views: 8169

Greetings Malachi! I believe the really important to keep in mind here is that being on the path is the goal... It seems that part of being human involves wanting to have to do something and to obtain something. Isn't that the whole issue with traditional spirituality? The fact that "we" think we ha...
by lleyr
Sun Jan 23, 2005 5:01 pm
Forum: Gospel of St. Thomas
Topic: The Bornless One (Saying 15)
Replies: 4
Views: 6907

Greetings Malachi! I found this discussion very helpful and enlightening. The bowing down does seem to have 2 functions. I really hadn't thought of it like this before, but.... I guess the ego is very centered on its own importance and doesn't want to "bow" to anyone or anything.. especially not our...
by lleyr
Sun Jan 23, 2005 4:57 pm
Forum: Gospel of St. Thomas
Topic: Saying 105
Replies: 6
Views: 9352

Greetings! In my circle last week we were discussing this verse. It was difficult for some of the participants to see the Mother Spirit as a Harlot until we talked about Malachi's statement that the Mother Spirit is both Virgin and Harlot (because experiencing her is forever new, but she does not re...
by lleyr
Sun Jan 23, 2005 4:48 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Contemplation
Replies: 13
Views: 10851

........."One of the things that we must notice is that we are enslaved by negativity - " This is why Philippians 4:8 says: "Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is hondorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and i...
by lleyr
Tue Jan 11, 2005 7:09 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: "Old Testament" and Demiurgos
Replies: 5
Views: 5202

"Old Testament" and Demiurgos

I recently had a long time gnostic voice concern that we (Sophians) use the Judaic tradition as part of our path. He was adament that YHWH is a false god and that we are wrong to consider him part of our path. He does believe in Yeshua and Magdeline. I explained the fact that Yeshua was a Jewish mys...
by lleyr
Sun Jan 02, 2005 5:28 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: judgment
Replies: 8
Views: 6594

I love the scripture that says "There is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus". I could never understand what this means from the perspective of traditional Christianity because there seemed to be condemnation everywhere. To me this is the heart of the Silent Witness.... if we don't condem ours...
by lleyr
Sun Jan 02, 2005 5:19 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The Name "Gnostic"
Replies: 10
Views: 6969

This may be a little off topic of the way the thread has progressed, but is still in line with the term gnosis. I remember studying about Gnostics while attending school for a Masters in Theology. The prof and the texts kept talking about gnosis as "secret knowledge" and how absurd it was that they ...
by lleyr
Sun Jan 02, 2005 5:12 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The Elect & Gnosticism
Replies: 1
Views: 2964

This is a very interesting topic for me. Coming from the outer church I always had issues with the idea of the "elect". I couldn't understand how God could chose some people and not others. I also didn't like the implication that many outer Christian churches seem to have that the "elect" are the go...
by lleyr
Thu Jul 22, 2004 12:30 pm
Forum: The Gospel of St. Philip
Topic: Saying 14 & 15: Human & Christ
Replies: 4
Views: 7455

Wasn't the idea of Yeshua being born human and later Christied common among the early Christians until the Council of Nicea when they decided that the official stance should be that Jesus was born already deity? I know the Aryan contingent thought so and was declared heretical by the Council. Since ...
by lleyr
Thu Jul 22, 2004 12:26 pm
Forum: The Gospel of St. Philip
Topic: The Secret Operation of the Holy Spirit
Replies: 2
Views: 6326

Greetings Malachi! Your post brings up a number of things for me. First, the reference to the "perfect" and it's tie to the Cathars. With what little I know of them I have a great interest and respect. I have read several books on them and your post in another forum. But this ties a lot in for me. S...
by lleyr
Thu Jul 15, 2004 8:18 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The Play of Cosmic Forces in Gnosticism
Replies: 29
Views: 24130

Greetings Malachi!

So, even though these spiritual forces exist, the specific tales of their actions in scripture are allegory and myth that represent both the whole of their influence and spiritual process that occur within us?

Blessings, Mark
by lleyr
Wed May 05, 2004 6:25 am
Forum: Gospel of St. Thomas
Topic: Saying 7
Replies: 15
Views: 16814

It seems like the admixed forces can grab you because they promise enlightenment and good but in a quick way without any struggle. It looks like the easy way even though it turns into a dead end. I think the admixed also play on the eog to want to do things itsself and to appear like it is in contro...
by lleyr
Wed May 05, 2004 6:16 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Illusion
Replies: 4
Views: 3718

My understanding is the idea that we perceive things through the husks that bind us.... so, everything is illusionary because we perceive with tainted vision.

Blessings, Mark

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