Get excited for round 2 with Rev. Brother Mark Donato on episode 127 (part 2).
Gnosticism is the teaching based on Gnosis, the knowledge of transcendence arrived at by way of interior, intuitive means. Although Gnosticism thus rests on personal religious experience, it is a mistake to assume all such experience results in Gnostic recognitions. It is nearer the truth to say that Gnosticism expresses a specific religious experience, an experience that does not lend itself to the language of theology or philosophy, but which is instead closely affinitized to, and expresses itself through, the medium of myth. Indeed, one finds that most Gnostic scriptures take the forms of myths. The term “myth” should not here be taken to mean “stories that are not true”, but rather, that the truths embodied in these myths are of a different order from the dogmas of theology or the statements of philosophy.
--Excerpt from “The Gnostic Worldview: A Brief Summary of Gnosticism” by +Dr. Stephan Hoeller
*Rev. Donato is the prior (administrator and mentor) of the Oblates (lay monks) of the Order of Saint John, the monastic side of the Apostolic Johannite Church. He left the Episcopal Church he grew up in for Buddhism, first Tibetan and later Thai Theravada, for 20 years. Although Buddhism still informs much of Mark’s theology and practice, he moved toward his Christian roots and found Gnosticism. For the past 8 years, Mark has been studying and practicing Gnostic Christianity and was ordained as prior of religious orders in 2016.
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