Jung’s “first love” among esoteric systems was Gnosticism

"Jung's "first love" among esoteric systems was Gnosticism. From the earliest days of his scientific career until the time of his death, his dedication to the subject of Gnosticism was relentless.

As early as August, 1912, Jung intimated in a letter to Freud that he had an intuition that the essentially feminine-toned archaic wisdom of the Gnostics, symbolically called Sophia, was destined to re-enter modern Western culture by way of depth-psychology.

Subsequently, he stated to Barbara Hannah that when he discovered the writings of the ancient Gnostics, "I felt as if I had at last found a circle of friends who understood me."

By Stephan A. Hoeller - Gnosis: A Journal of Western Inner Traditions (Vol. 8, Summer 1988)

Culture comes from the word cult

"The world we see is manmade. Culture comes from the word cult. We live in a manmade cult of materiality and superficial nonsense. When you wake up and or become knowledgeable to the truth of the world, you can then separate yourself from the illusion and mass hysteria to see the world for what it truly is." - Moe the Gnostic Warrior

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The essential reason for knowledge

"Now knowledge, as we know it today, claims all kinds of purposes and motivations. But the essential reason for knowledge, the real basis of our desire to know, is that we must learn to know what is right and wrong for ourselves. We must discover the truth, the life, the pattern which is possible for us to fulfill without danger or pain or suffering. We may have certain limitations, but the limitations in turn may also be liberations, depending on how we look at them." - Manly P. Hall

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Excerpted from, "Second Look at the Law of Karma" ©1986 The Philosophical Research Society

Choose now your path

"Where your treasure is there will your heart be also." "The White Grail: Service, self-sacrifice, purification, love, study. The Black Grail: Prosperity at other's expense, selfishness, shortcuts, mastered by appetite, comfort. Choose now your path." - Manly P Hall, The Initiates of the Flame

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The Gnostics were the first Christian theologists

"The Gnostics were, then, the first Christian theologists, and if it is a cause for reprehension that the real historical side of the new movement was obscured in order to suit the necessities of a religion which aspired to universality, then the Gnostics are the chief culprits." - G.R.S. Mead Fragments of a Forgotten Faith

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Luciferian intellect is transmuted into the Christly intellect

By Manly P. Hall - "Certain Rosicrucian scholars have given special appellations to these three phases of the sun: the spiritual sun they called Vulcan; the Christ and lucifersoular and intellectual sun, Christ and Lucifer respectively; and the material sun, the Jewish Demiurgus Jehovah.

Lucifer here represents the intellectual mind without the illumination of the spiritual mind; therefore it is "the false light. "

The false light is finally overcome and redeemed by the true light of the soul, called the Second Logos or Christ.

The secret processes by which the Luciferian intellect is transmuted into the Christly intellect constitute one of the great secrets of alchemy, and are symbolized by the process of transmuting base metals into gold."

The public as a mass does not think

"The public as a mass does not think, will not defend what it believes , and will not analyze the propaganda which is constantly in circulation against any public man who refuses to play along with the gang." - Manly P. Hall

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