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The Valentinian Gnostics

The Valentinian Gnostics were followers of the great teacher Valentinus. Some scholars believe that Valentinus authored The Gospel of Truth. Valentinian thought is based upon bythos (or bathos), meaning divine depth. From this depth emanates the pleroma of divinity

Valentinian influence spread from Egypt to Asia Minor and Syria, and as far West as North Africa. Eventually, during a feud with the Catholic Church, the Valentinian School split into two separate schools, the Eastern and Western.

The Realm of Eight (the ogdoad) is a notable aspect of Valentinian theology. In addition, the Valentinian teachings relate a mythical drama that is indicative of higher and lower realms. The Valentinian Gnostics also taught a universe composed of a tripartite structure.


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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