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 destabilised state of nonlinear complexity is where new information is generated in the human mind.
The Psychedelic Gnosis is a novel doctrine emerged by multidisciplinary observation/study of different mystical systems were all of them analysed to be based upon nature-worship. The correlation between nature without and the nature of man within, which was concealed from the multitudes, formed the secret teachings of the ancient world. The Psychedelic gnosis doctrine strives to study, understand, and experience the symbiotic relationship between man and the nature by leveraging different evolutionary tools and techniques developed by both humans and mother nature during our evolutionary process on planet Earth.
It is noteworthy to mention that the term “Psychedelic Gnosis” has been coined by Gnostic Serpent Community.
Today by the advent of the Internet we have incredible access to the ocean of collective information from all over the planet. In other words, through our technological efforts we managed to squeeze our collective memories and dreams into a connected network where we can easily access any type of information whether in scientific or spiritual context. 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 find 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 can harm our psyche-complex 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 is an ability that comes from one’s state of consciousness. In order to perceive the truth underlying things, sometimes we need to experience and perceive things from altered states of consciousness or in other words, experiencing different frequencies of the same stream! This is the true source of gnosis. This is an ability to refine knowledge into wisdom or spiritual understanding, this is the path which leads to the so called experience of “Enlightenment”.
The Psychedelic Gnosis doctrine is a multidisciplinary approach toward the exploration of 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, this is the very foundation of every mystical system.
2. Practicing deep meditation and experiencing the elemental world through deep contemplation on primary elements; It is of great importance that one experiences the elements deep within one’s psyche.
The process of Initiation is actually of the highest importance on the journey of self-exploration, especially for those who are willing to pursue this journey with the psychedelic gnosis system. 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 waking consciousness ( In Chinese wu xing these five elements are Fire, Water, Wood, Metal, Earth). 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 complex at every moment. It is about studying the physical manifestation of our life force or what in eastern esotericism known as Prana.
Here we as a community are willing to share our journey on the path of self-exploration. Some of us have been pursuing this path for quite some years 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 greater goods.
Here no one is superior and no one is inferior. We are just walking each others home.
The Gnostic Serpent online community has been designed and created in the way that it becomes the primary foundation for all of 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 doctrine 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 psychedelic gnosis doctrine. 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 an illustrative gallery of human manifesting spirit where we collect contemporary artworks of visionary and esoteric artists globally.