I have spent at least 2 years going through, as well as putting into practice, methods and techniques as taught and written in Prometheus Rising.
This has been a somewhat disturbing venture as I am now well aware that I view the world only through the ideas that I have allowed myself to
For example if you have ever tasted of a fresh Peach right off the tree and tried to describe the taste of the Peach to somebody else whom has never
tasted a Peach they would never really understand the taste until they have tasted the said Peach. (kinda like Adam and Eve in the garden)
So the "Gnosis" or intimate knowledge of the "fresh
Peach" is known only to you. And known only to you in the way your five senses communicate this "Gnosis" to your entire being.
This above action is a form of knowledge...or Gnosis.
You can share "information" about your "Gnosis" and others may "identify" ( or have a Skinner imprint reaction) with your information concerning
your Gnosis but until somebody actually eats of the same "fruit" you ate of they would never have true knowledge of the situation.
You interpret your world through your "Gnosis" or the way you have been taught (info) and expierianced (kwowledge) and applied knowledge (wisdom)
to interpret events.
A modern term that many may identify with would be "body knowledge". Body Knowledge is Gnosis...or the way you react..spirit, soul and body to
Jim Morrison from the Doors had said he gained Knowledge from the "outside in".
Outside in is the first part of the cycle.
The second part inside out is the first stage of the virtuous or viscous cycle of knowledge/wisdom.
This is the way one gains Gnosis.
The cycle, I believe was referenced in the Gospels when Jesus said (paraphrased) it is not that which goes into a man which defiles the man but that
which proceeds out of the man.
It is not knowledge that defiles it is the use of that knowledge. Inside out application of Gnosis...which is wisdom/foolishness.
To recap once your information is turned into knowledge the next step is the gaining of Wisdom for said knowledge through the inside out of the
An example would be Wayne Gretzky...or any sport superstar.
Most of us on ATS have information upon how to score a goal in hockey.
Yet the spectrum of those who have ever shot a puck into a net, or have actual knowledge of the act would be a smaller percentage of ATS.
Now as you work your way down the spectrum we would have even fewer if any members of ATS would have the "Wisdom" or the proper/improper use of
shooting a puck into a net.
Wayne Gretsky has information, knowledge and wisdom upon how to shoot. lol You can use any figure in your own mythology.
This is not the first time I have went forward into some niche of human thought.
The first being the American version of Christianity, the book Prometheus Rising being a new exploration. Yet even this path is interpreted through
my own Gnosis. lol
Is their no escape to find truth?
With that in mind, my "tunnel reality" being soaked in the Roman Catholic tradition, the British/Canadian ideas, American ideas, with a
smattering of Norther European/Native American ideas has become more and more apparent to me.
I am now conscious of it.
I have also had the advantage of living in different cultures although I now understand that I relate to those cultures only through the "map of my
In short One thing that Promethius Risisng has taught me is that I interpret my reality only through my Gnosis.
Disturbing if you discover your very premise is incorrect. lol