The higher meaning of Gnosis is knowledge from experience, especially experience of divinity or that which is beyond the five senses. The word Gnosis does not refer 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 דעת “da’ath” the Arabic mari’fah, the Tibetan rigpa (knowing), and the Sanskrit “jna.”
The Greek word Gnosis refers to the knowledge acquired through the experience of the awakened consciousness, as opposed to knowledge that we are told or might believe. Genuine Gnosis is the knowledge universal to all humanity that frees the consciousness from suffering. Gnosis – by whatever name in history or culture – is conscious, experiential knowledge, not merely intellectual or conceptual knowledge, belief or theory. The Gnostic student seeks to acquire their own direct experience of the light (the Truth) by means of awakening the consciousness and eliminating obscurations to perception. The method to accomplish this task has been called:
Gnosis (Greek) knowledge
Jnana (Sanskrit): knowledge
Daath (Hebrew): knowledge
Dharma (Sanskrit): righteousness, law, truth, teaching
Torah (Hebrew): teaching, instruction, law
The term psychedelic means “mind-manifesting” which implies that all potential states of mind may be manifested under psychedelic states of consciousness experienced as a result of different techniques namely deep meditation, dancing, chanting, drumming, fasting, tantric sex, and using herbs and ethnobotanical agents solely or in combination with other techniques. If normal consciousness moves in a straight line along a spectrum of many possible states, psychedelics represent a unique and reversible destabilization of this linear spectrum where consciousness can assume multiple points of consciousness simultaneously. The emergence of multi-state consciousness represents a system that has destabilized from the linear output and has become nonlinear and exponentially complex. Thus, in psychedelic perception, the linear functions of consciousness diverge into a complex nonlinear state where multiple perspectives and analytical outputs may be experienced simultaneously. This destabilized state of nonlinear complexity is where new information is generated in the human mind.
Psychedelic gnosis (the term has been coined by Gnostic Serpent) is about the experience of higher forms of knowledge through the manifestation of the psyche in induced altered states of consciousness. The Psychedelic Gnosis is a novel notion and yet an ancient technology imprinted on our DNA.
Multidisciplinary observation and study of different mystical systems that all of them analyzed to be based upon nature-worship, illuminates us about the correlation between nature without and the nature of man within. This simple yet mysterious fact that was concealed from the multitudes is the very essence of the secret teachings of the ancient world. On the Psychedelic gnosis path, the disciple strives to study, understand, and experience the symbiotic relationship between man and nature by leveraging different evolutionary tools and techniques developed by both humans and mother nature during our evolutionary journey on planet Earth.
Today by the advent of the Internet we have incredible access to the ocean of collective information from all over the planet. The Internet is simply becoming an extension of our psyche both on individual and collective levels which is connecting us now beyond limitation imposed by space-time. The situation has now changed on many levels for humans, no more room for knowledge and information possession or secrecy in the way we used to have in secret societies. Now, the Internet made it possible to access not only the state of the art in the world of modern science but also the most esoteric and occult information on various weblogs and online documents. This is a golden opportunity in human history, the time that we can remember our forgotten truth and re-establish our missing link to our true nature.
However, having mere access to an ocean of information ain’t always positive itself, since it could even bombard our consciousness with unnecessary inputs which harms our psyche in many ways.
As Edward Wilson once said
“We are drowning in information while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.”
Putting up the right information at the right time is an ability that comes from one’s state of consciousness. In order to perceive the truth underlying the surface of reality, sometimes we need to experience and perceive things from altered states of consciousness or in other words, experiencing different frequencies of the same stream of light all at once! This is the true source of gnosis. This is an ability to refine knowledge into wisdom or spiritual understanding, this is the path that leads to the so-called experience of “Enlightenment”.
The Psychedelic Gnosis path takes a multidisciplinary approach toward the exploration of the human psyche and higher states of consciousness. To acquire a good understanding of the foundation of psychedelic gnosis, it is highly recommended to start with the self-initiation process.
The self-initiation stands on two great pillars:
1. Studying the elemental world, while the methods are quite diverse depending on the system one chooses, is the very foundation of every mystical system. When it comes to different systems, psychedelic gnosis keeps the door open. It is on the disciple to select a system that (s)he connects to, however, psychedelic gnosis strongly suggests one should always seek a multidisciplinary approach towards this path as it is the very nature of the gnosis.
2. Practicing deep meditation and experiencing the elemental world through deep contemplation on classical elements. It is of great importance that one perceives the elements deep within one’s psyche. In every mystical school, the classical elements of nature have been the subject of initiation in the very first steps of the ladder of Enlightenment. Hence, depending on the system one chooses to start working with, the practices are done differently.
The process of Initiation is actually of the highest importance on the journey of self-exploration. Without having a firm and unshakable foundation, one would face serious challenges experiencing astral dimensions. The primary five elements of nature namely Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Akasha (Space) are the primary principles governing our consciousness on different levels. The pentagram of western occultism, Chinese wu xing, Tattva in Hinduism, etc. are all the same archetypal means through which mystics were practicing the art of alchemy; transmitting/transforming their consciousness through the basic principles of nature. Self-initiation is about studying the very fundamental principles governing our psyche (Soul) both in theory and practice. It is all about studying the laws of nature governing the astral, etheric, and physical manifestation of our life force a.k.a Prana.
Gnostic Serpent Journey
The whole concept of the Gnostic Serpent Community is an ever-evolving idea out of the spiral of psychedelic gnosis fire. As a community, we are aiming to demystify our individual and collective experiences on the journey of self-exploration. Some of us have been pursuing this path for quite some time in this lifetime (and perhaps others) and some have just started taking on this journey, this makes a great opportunity for everyone to expand their knowledge, abilities and unite together as a community for the greater goods.
Here no one is superior and no one is inferior. We are just walking each other home.
The Gnostic Serpent online community has been designed and created in a way that it becomes the primary foundation for all of our future activities including both virtual & actual events & ceremonies.
We as a community are sharing the same vision and goal that is “To find our inner Guru“.
Psychedelic gnosis is a path of self-healing that we share and pursue together as a community.
The primary goal with our knowledge-base is to build up a fundamental library in the context of the psychedelic gnosis path. Our forum platform is to make the possibility for interactive knowledge sharing and discussing different topics among members. Last but not least, our psychedelic art gallery is a gallery of human manifesting spirit where we collect contemporary artworks of visionary and esoteric artists from all over the globe.
We are here to realize our astral visions