Occultist heretic church holding an event in Toronto this weekend

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Occultist heretic church holding an event in Toronto this weekend

Postby Luigi » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:15 pm

Masato and Canuckster get in this thread! :D

So I was listening to the radio and heard an ad that talked about spirituality getting in touch with your heritage, it said its a movement called gnosis and theyre holding an event at the U of T interfaith centre this weekend. Now I knew that gnosis means knowing or knowledge in ancient Greek and was used widely in Greek philosophy. The Christian usage of the term made me think it likely this was a kind of Christian group, but my inner heathen was jumping at all the red flags so I had to google it. Turns out its a movement founded on the teachings of this man:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samael_Aun_Weor

He was born in Colombia and rejected Catholicism from an early age. He studied the ancient world religions and synthesized their teachings with Christianity, although looking though the teachings it seems mostly like traditional faith with Christian dressings. For example he sees "Christ" as a form of higher being that existed before Jesus, saying Zeus, Ahura Mazda, Osiris and others were all embodiments of Christ. The Catholic church has branded his movement as a heresy because it teaches the sanctity of sexuality, and accused them of seducing Catholic clergy to join his sexual movement. They probably also dont like that he incorperates occultism and paganism into his views. The Spanish Catholic church has called it an "anti-social plague" lol. He also teaches the existence of perennial truths, a teaching that is very prominent in Hinduism and other modern forms of paganism.

I looked up their Canadian website and the event mentioned on the radio is not mentioned on the site. As such Im not sure if its on friday or saturday. I thought I heard friday the 21st but the 21st is a saturday. I also dont know the time and if they are going to charge an entrance fee.
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Postby Canuckster » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:59 pm

Beware the cult of personality
People say they all want the truth, but when they are confronted with a truth that disagrees with them, they balk at it as if it were an unwanted zombie apocalypse come to destroy civilization.


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