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In 1945, in the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi, just north of Luxor, a jar was found containing 13 leather-bound books, including in total 52 texts. The pages of these original books were made of papyrus, and the texts were written in Coptic. It turned out that these were Gnostic writings. Click here to read the English translation of these unaltered Nag Hammadi writings.
The Greek word gnosis literally means “knowledge” or “understanding”. Gnosticism shows that higher knowledge is the door to real freedom, just like Wholly Science does. However, in those days, any practitioner of Gnosticism did not refer to himself as a Gnostic, but as a Telestes, which literally means “one with a purpose”. People who know the truth of Gnosticism are “aimed” people, meaning: people with a long-term focus. They all have an overall goal in their life that comes from within. (more…)