The deeper wisdom; knowledge of spiritual truth, such as was claimed by the Gnostics.
A Greek word which literally means "knowledge." Insight or enlightenment capture the meaning of Gnosis better. Gnosticism: This is pronounced with a silent "g"; it is derived from the Greek word gnosis (knowledge). Its Christian form originated in the Middle East and Greece during pre-Christian times. The movement has been composed of many groups with differing beliefs. One common concept is that there are two Gods: one Supreme Father who is from the "good" spirit world, and one Demiurge (the Jehovah in the Bible) who created the evil material world. Salvation comes through knowledge and liberation from the material, earthly world to attain a higher level of spirituality. Christian Gnosticism was one of the three main movements in early Christianity; the other two being Jewish and Pauline Christianity. Many Gnostic sects were the victims of genocide by the early Christian Church. The movement has survived to the present day and is rapidly growing in numbers.
the spiritual power of a character
Knowledge of direct spiritual or mystical experience; knowledge of becoming, spiritual insight or intuition.
knowledge of Divine mysteries revealed only to a chosen few, called the "elect"
While the literal translation for this word is "knowledge", it's meaning is closer to "insight" or, to use a more modern concept, "enlightenment". Rather than purely an intellectual understanding then, it is a "knowledge of the heart" (which is not meant to imply mere emotionalism) or wisdom. It is the complete comprehension that comes from both rational and intuited means. More on Gnosis
The Greek word for knowledge carries with it historical connotations of both mystery and elitism. Gnosis is the conscious integration of the human subject with its own transcendent nature. Spiritual knowing as sacred knowledge is both an entrance into the mystery of God and practical wisdom explored and known in the public realm. To know the truth, to verify it by practicing it in one's own being is also called, epignosis.
intuitive knowledge of spiritual truths; said to have been possessed by ancient Gnostics
the knowing of spiritual matters through personal intuition. This is a primary factor in the Gnostic belief system.
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Greek term for Wisdom.
The Greek word for "knowledge" used by the Gnostics to mean knowledge gained not through intellectual discovery but through personal experience or acquaintance which initiates one into esoteric mysteries. The experience of gnosis reveals to the initiated the divine spark within. "Gnosis" has a very different meaning in the New Testament which excludes esotericism and self-deification.
The word gnosis (from the Greek word for knowledge, Î³Î½ÏŽÏƒÎ¹Ï‚) refers to a form of spiritual knowledge that is more commonly familiar to people as enlightenment. The word is cognate (from Proto-Indo-European) with the Sanskrit word gnana (pronounced nyana - also spelled jnana) that has an equivalent meaning in Buddhist and Hindu spiritual treatises. In Theravada Buddhism the word for gnosis is aÃ±Ã±a (lit. 'highest knowledge').
Gnosis was a magazine published from 1985 to 1999, devoted to the western esoteric tradition.