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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Intuitive knowledge of spiritual truths.

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  • Along with Gnostics (from the Greek word "gnosis" meaning knowledge) they were persecuted, anathematised and systematically and progressively oppressed.
  • Gnosticism—derived from gnosis, the Greek word for knowledge—grew alongside early Christianity.
  • "gnosis" -- had, more or less successfully, solved the problem of existence; while I was quite sure I had not, and had a pretty strong conviction that the problem was...
  • Huxley did not say he had no knowledge of the topics he said that some people had reached a certain 'gnosis' whereas he hadn't. for more
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