The History of Leith

April 7, 2006

Gnosticism

The doctrine of salvation by knowledge. This definition, based on the etymology of the word (gnosis “knowledge”, gnostikos, “good at knowing”), is correct as far as it goes, but it gives only one, though perhaps the predominant, characteristic of Gnostic systems of thought. for more click here

It was in the thoroughly Gnostic culture of Alexandria that the Mother Goddess evolved into Mary Magdalene.Ean Begg wrote in The Cult of the Black Virgin that “…many of the finest Gnostic writings are of Alexandrian inspiration or origin. Alexandria is also the main source of Gnostic works linking Jesus with Mary Magdalene”

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