What is gnosis?
Gnosis is conscious knowledge
Gnosis: (Greek γνώσις) knowledge. The word Gnosis can refer to:
The knowledge we acquire through our own experience, as opposed to knowledge that we are told or believe in. Gnosis is conscious, experiential knowledge, not merely intellectual or conceptual knowledge, belief, or theory. This term is synonymous with the Hebrew “da’ath,” the Sanskrit “jna” or “vidya,” and the Tibetan “rigpa.”
The tradition that gave birth to our most respected philosophies, sciences, arts, and religions. Although some modern people believe the term gnosis is related only to certain groups active in the Middle East some 2,000 years ago, the reality is different.
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