His disciples said, “When will the Kingdom come?” It will not come by waiting for it. It will not be a matter of saying here it is or there it is. Rather, the kingdom of the father is spread out upon the earth and men do not see it. ~Gospel of Thomas
Wanting to establish a “sanctuary” in Southern Indiana (based in the Crawford County area) of like minded individuals who wish to learn more and speak freely regarding modern day Gnosticism and other similar esoteric teachings. The gospels being referenced include those in the Nag Hammadi library, the Codex Brucianus, the Askew Codex, the Akhmim Codex, Hermetic texts and other related materials.
What is Gnosticism?
A simple paragraph will not do but I will try to explain. “Gnosticism” is a modern day term for various gospels / sects of early pre-orthodox Christianity that did not make it into the official canon. There was a group called the Gnostics at some point thus the term “Gnosticism” comes from that. However, the teachings recognized as such today come from various sects. The main essence is that we each have a divine spark within us, given to us by the Goddess Sophia (the Wisdom aspect of the All). When one realizes this, they obtain gnosis (knowledge) of their true being. The gospels relating to Gnosticism have a wide range of myths. They are not to be taken literally (as with any esoteric text) but rather allegorically. More info relating to the subject can be found at gnosis.org, along with numerous gospels on the site.