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Gnostic church in America? I can't find one, please help, thanks !

To: alt.religion.gnostic,alt.religion.gnostic.orders
From: penitent leper 
Subject: Re: Gnostic church in America? I can't find one, please help, thanks !
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 14:33:06 -0800

On 14 Nov 2003 09:20:15 -0800,
( wrote:

>Hi Everyone,
>I've been looking for a Gnostic church in America that I could join
>and become a part of for years and years and haven't been able to
>locate one.
>At this point, I'll take a look at any organization that calls itself
>a Gnostic / Gnosis-based church, but what I'm hoping to ideally find
>is one that:
>1) Recognizes the divinity of Jesus Christ
>2) Believes in reincarnation, either as a necessary part for salvation
>or as a fact of human existence
>3) Believes that salvation must come through a true gnosis, a giving
>up of ego to let the Holy Spirit fill one with knowledge at which
>point JC / God can save one's soul
>4) That no earthly-bound human can "save" another human being
>I have many other threads of personal belief than those four basic
>ones listed above, am just hoping to find any church that is Gnostic
>in scope and belief.
>Any information you have that you care to share, please either post it
>here in the group or send it to me through email, and TIA, Yours,

  I'm no expert, but you might want to look into Ecclesia Gnostica,
Stefan Hoeller's church.  They have a website and may meet some of
your specifications.  They're pretty commercial and sell Hoeller's and
others' books.

  - pl -

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