Gnostic Quotes

Beloved, now are we the Sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be; but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as he is.

-I John 3:2-



‘Gnosis is the knowledge of the heart’


That is the way it is in the world – men make gods and worship their creation. It would be fitting for the gods to worship men!

–The Gospel of Philip—

‘All learning is remembering’


Abraxas begetteth truth and lying,
good and evil, light and darkness,
in the same word and in the same act.
Wherefore is Abraxas terrible.
It is love and love’s murder.
It is the saint and his betrayer.
It is the brightest light of day
and the darkest night of madness.

–The Seven Sermons to The Dead—

The bird struggles out of the egg.

The egg is the world.

Whoever wants to be born, must first destroy a world.

The bird flies to God.

That God’s name is Abraxas.

–Herman Hess, ‘Damien’


These quotes are from the following site which has a lot of good audio interviews about Gnosticism and related subjects:

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