Frater Choronzon 999 - Erotognosis
Gnosis is a Greek word for ‘knowledge’ or the ‘means of knowledge’, particularly in an esoteric sense. In the traditional interpretation it is applied as much to straight-forward intellectual investigation as to any technique of consciousness modification or direct experience gained thereby. The concept of gnosis as a path to enlightenment is traditionally associated with a diverse array of philosophical and religious groups which emerged in Egypt during the early centuries of the Christian era. That time period in that location was characterised by the mingling of traditional Egyptian views of the world, which were distinctly magical in orientation, with influences from Roman, Greek and assimilated Mesopotamian cultures, and the newly emergent salvational concepts which were an essential component of early Christianity.