Gnosticism

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Gnostic +‎ -ism

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Gnosticism (countable and uncountable, plural Gnosticisms)

  1. A wide variety of Jewish and early Christian sects having an interest in gnosis, or divine knowledge, and generally holding the belief that there is a god greater than the Demiurge, or the creator of the world.
    • 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 31:
      Another contemporary scholar of Gnosticism, C. G. Jung, has taken this notion of the twin ray and applied it to his own model of the contrasexual nature of the self.

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