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Feb 17, 2020

Gnostic Psychology is a method of awakening consciousness. It can also be called Spiritual Psychology or Revolutionary Psychology.

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Psychology is the combination of two Greek words, meaning ‘study of the soul’:

  1. ψυχή psyche: “breath, spirit, soul”
  2. λόγος logos: “explanation”

This lecture discusses how all major religions have the elements of psychology, especially in their mystical aspect. It also discusses the differences between Gnostic Psychology, and modern materialistic psychology.

It also teaches about the difference between the spirit and the soul, and four main states of consciousness:

  1. Eikasia
  2. Pistis
  3. Dianoia
  4. Nous

The following quote from the Gospel of Philip is explained in detail:

As for ourselves, let each one of us dig down after the root of evil which is within one, and let one pluck it out of one's heart from the root. It will be plucked out if we recognize it. But if we are ignorant of it, it takes root in us and produces its fruit in our heart. It masters us. We are its slaves. It takes us captive, to make us do what we do not want; and what we do want, we do not do. It is powerful because we have not recognized it. While it exists it is active. Ignorance is the mother of all evil. Ignorance will result in death, because those who come from ignorance neither were, nor are, nor shall be. - Gospel of Philip