Who are we? Methods, validity, and scope is what we are sharing in the world of awakening awareness as in consciousness. Being awake and aware of all that surrounds us and being plugged into the universal consciousness is not only a right but a responsibility.
Wakefulness is a daily recurring brain state and state of consciousness in which an individual is conscious and engages in coherent cognitive and behavioral responses to the external world such as communication, ambulation, eating, and sex. Being awake is the opposite of the state of being asleep in which most external inputs to the brain are excluded from neural processing.
Epistemology is the investigation of what distinguishes justified belief from opinion. Epistemology episteme-knowledge, understanding; logos-study of is the branch of philosophy concerned with the nature and scope of knowledge and is also referred to as “theory of knowledge”.
It questions what knowledge is and how it can be acquired, and the extent to which knowledge pertinent to any given subject or entity can be acquired. Authority is most religions other than in monism of one God vs. polytheism of many gods. Question final authority as whose?
Much of the debate in this field has focused on the philosophical analysis of the nature of knowledge and how it relates to connected notions such as truth, belief, and justification.
The term “epistemology” was introduced by the Scottish philosopher James Frederick Ferrier. In Christian, Islamic, or Jewish mysticism, mystery religions and Gnosticism gnosis generally signifies a spiritual knowledge or “religion of knowledge”, in the sense of mystical enlightenment or “insight”. Christian Science, some forms of spiritualism, and in what was called the “New Theology,”.
“Gnosis” and “Gnosticism” are almost always used interchangeably. The suggestion that term “gnosis” ought to be used to describe a state of consciousness, while “Gnosticism”.
Definitions in fields such as social sciences and spiritual science is being written. Historical context of beliefs toward action now unfolds. Monism is the philosophical view that a variety of existing things can be explained in terms of a single reality or substance. Stuff monism is only one kind of stuff as matter or mind.
Thing-monism exists speaking as a single thing the universe so is monism a metaphysical dualism and metaphysical pluralism? Are we there yet?
William Blake on Emery summarizes twelve points on which Gnostics tended to agree in describing characteristics of the Gnostic mythos.
Gnostic teachers and groups in era of classical Gnosticism adheres to some or all who are called a Gnostic:
The Gnostics posited an original spiritual unity that came to be split into a plurality.
As a result of the pre-cosmic division the universe was created. This was done by a leader possessing inferior spiritual powers and who often resembled the Old Testament Jehovah.
A female emanation of God was involved in the cosmic creation albeit in a much more positive role than the leader.
In the cosmos, space and time have a malevolent character and may be personified as demonic beings separating man from God.
For man, the universe is a vast prison. He is enslaved both by the physical laws of nature and by such moral laws as the Mosaic code.
Mankind may be personified as Adam, who lies in the deep sleep of ignorance, his powers of spiritual self-awareness stupefied by materiality.
Within each natural man is an “inner man,” a fallen spark of the divine substance. Since this exists in each man, we have the possibility of awakening from our stupefaction.
What effects the awakening is not obedience, faith, or good works, but knowledge.
Before the awakening, men undergo troubled dreams.
Man does not attain the knowledge that awakens him from these dreams by cognition but through revelatory experience, and this knowledge is not information but a modification of the sensate being.
The awakening i.e., the salvation of any individual is a cosmic event.
Since the effort is to restore the wholeness and unity of the Godhead, active rebellion against the moral law of the Old Testament is enjoined upon every man.
Emery’s twelve points are in every consistent with the proposal set out by the colloquium at Messina. Second-century Gnosticism is taken as the principal model for all of these definitions, a practice that appears to be sensible.
Feminism and the Gaia hypothesis may be a part of Gnosticism? So who are we alien or ET?