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The Thomasine Gnostics

The modern Thomasine Church is a contemporary church that is organized into the division of the laity and the clergy. While this is considered a recognizable trademark of the Western Orthodox churches, the Thomasines insist that their church is not related to any Orthodox church. The Thomasines are considered Gnostic. The Thomasine religious tradition is founded not on dogma, but on a philosophical notion of Illuminism. Referring to themselves as “children of the light”, the Thomasine Church is an initiatic body of Gnostics. An important aspect of the Thomasine Church is the symbolism and prominent use of sacraments. To the Thomasines, the sacraments are outward expressions of inward changes. The Thomasine Gnostics believe that knowledge is the most important and the only means of salvation. The Thomasines regard St. Thomas as the perfect teacher of Christ’s message.

The Mystic Christ
   by Ethan Walker III

The light of non-duality and the path of love according to the life and teachings of Jesus. The Gnostic path is the inner path to God-realization. Buddha, Krishna, Jesus and the other great Masters are all one and in essence taught the same thing.

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