I explain not just what gnosis is, but also why it is an important bridge between every single human. It’s a term that can appropriate and blend concepts from virtually any wisdom tradition including those with scientific materialist leanings.
Hipgnosis is a unique book that focuses on the term ‘gnosis’ and its modern applications. Classically, Gnosis is a feminine Greek noun, which means “knowledge”. It is often used for personal knowledge compared with intellectual knowledge. At first glance this may seem like a trivial term, but it is anything but! For a further explanation of the term and its application, please take a moment to read my recent article at Reality Sandwich, titled, Gnosis As A Bridge Between Us:
While some may only find gnosis in between the notes of a freeform jazz solo, others may only find it watching their child at play in a park. Others of us may find ourselves deep in the mystic mystery, outside of anything familiar, touching the divine and hoping to never put our feet back on the ground. Our methods are myriad, but the certainty of the experience and the naming of its meaning gives us a penetrating view of every human heart; a place where we can all meet up. We want the same things and we are trying to get to them in every way we can. Gnosis is both a bridge to the divine within and without as well as a bridge to every human on this planet.
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Gabriel writes for VICE Magazine, Disinfo.com and Realitysandwich.com and is the author of three books. He is continuing his research at the University of Washington in his hometown of Tacoma, WA.