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GNOME GNORISIS GNOSIA GNOSIS GNOSTIC

~ GNOME   id+ | UNDERSIZED |    see> DWARF
          id+ | INTELLIGENCE |  see> MIDGET
  id+ |  GIGNOSKEIN for TO KNOW or IDEA |
     gr  GNOME  = THOUGHT INTELLIGENCE
        IGNOMOS   IGNORANT        sug> IGNORE
     lat GNOMON   POINTER         sug> INDEX
     gr  GIGNOSKEIN  TO KNOW      sug> IDEA
     ply> | GNOMES KNOW thus have INTELLIGENCE |
     ply> | AGNOSTICS ignore GNOMES |
     ply> | INTELLIGENCE IS ACQUIRED BIT BY BIT
            or BITE BY BITE or by GNAWING |
     hx> "LITTLE" PEOPLE WERE THOUGHT TO BE
          MORE LIKELY TO KNOW OF HIDDEN PLACES and
     TO KNOW OF HIDDEN TREASURES
     med> DWARF vs MIDGET
          THE FORMER IS DISPROPORTIONAL
     MIDGETS ARE PROPORTIONAL
     MOST GNOMES ARE DEPICTED AS DWARFS
     myth>  GNOMES WERE SAID TO BE
            INHABITANTS OF THE INNER
            RECESSES OF THE EARTH
~ GNORISIS  gr for IGNORANCE
~ GNOSIA    id+ | COGNITION  |
~ GNOSIS    id+ | MYSTICAL KNOWLEDGE |
            id+ | BELIEF |
            id+ | SUPERIOR WISDOM or SENSE |
~ GNOSTIC   id+ | THOSE WHO ARE CONVINCED
                  THAT BELIEF EQUATES WITH KNOWLEDGE |
  note APOSTLE PAUL OPPOSED GNOSTICS AT CORINTH
  note CHURCHES WERE UNEASY REGARDING GNOSTIC CLAIMS
       MOST OF WHAT IS KNOWN OF GNOSTICS WAS WRITTEN
  BY THOSE WHO OPPOSED THEM
  SOME CALL GNOSTICS "HETERODOX JEWS" or
  "HETERODOX CHRISTIANS"
  hx> GNOSTICISM PRECEDED CHRISTIANITY AND
      EXISTED AMONG SOME SECTS KNOWN AS
  MANICHAEISM  or  MANDAEISM
  perhaps ITS ROOTS ARE IN ZOROASTER
  GNOSTICISM IS FOUND IN JEWISH APOCALYPTIC WRITERS
  A GNOSTIC VIEW OF THE WORLD WAS THAT IT WAS HELL
  THE WORLD WAS NOT WORTH SAVING
  TO EXPLAIN SUCH HELLISH CREATION BY GOD
  GNOSTICS INTERPOSED BETWEEN GOD AND THE WORLD A
  UNIVERSE OF DEGENERATED SPIRITUAL BEINGS or ANGELS
  GNOSTICS RECOGNIZED THREE CATEGORIES OF PEOPLE
  SPIRITUAL MEN WHO WERE SAVED BY GOD
  BY RECEIVING SUCH NATURE
  SECOND WERE PHYSICS MEN WHO COULD BE SAVED BY
  THE GOSPEL PREACHED BY SPIRITUAL MEN
  THIRD WERE EARTHLY or MATERIAL MEN WHO
  WERE BEYOND SALVATION
  THE CHURCH WAS CONSTITUTED MOSTLY OF PHYSICS MEN
  note THE VIRTUAL ABSENCE OF THE IDEA "REDEEMER" IN
       RELIGIONS UP TO THE TIME OF JESUS CHRIST and
  THE APPEARANCE OF OTHER REDEEMERS IMMEDIATELY AFTER
  note MENANDER   SIMON MAGUS
       GNOSTIC CAN APPLY TO THOSE WHO CLAIM TO HAVE
  A SUPERIOR SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE EMANATING FROM GOD
  A KNOWLEDGE EMANATING SOLELY FROM REVELATION
  note CHOSEN PEOPLE OF GOD        sug> JEWISH
  note SOME MODERN CHRISTIAN SECTS ARE LED BY PREACHERS
       WHO OFTEN PRODUCE STATEMENTS LIKE
  "GOD SPOKE TO ME"  "I KNOW GOD WISHES ME TO ... "
  used and abused by TELEVISION EVANGELISTS
  lit+ SIMON MAGUS [#] or SIMON THE SAMARITAN
       is among the best known GNOSTICS
  BORN IN THE VILLAGE OF GITTHAE NEAR SAMARIA
  HE IMITATED CHRIST
  "... A CERTAIN MAN NAMED SIMON ...
       PRACTICING MAGIC ...
  HE HAD TRICKED THEM {SAMARITANS} WITH HIS MAGIC ..."
  LUKE in Acts viii
  SIMON MAGUS WAS GLORIFIED UNDER
  CLAUDIUS CAESAR AND MAY BE
  THE FIRST RECORDED HERESY
  for more consider a GNOSTIC ANTHOLOGY
  Robert M GRANT [#] "Gnosticism"
  Harper Bros, New York 1961
  consider AGNOSTIC  DIAGNOSIS
           IGNORANT  SIGN  SIGNATURE
  for other sorts of GNOMES or "LITTLE PEOPLE"
  see> SUDRI    see> WESTRI   see> NORDI
  see> AUSTRI   see> DWARF    see> LILLIPUT
  see> MIDGET   see> PYGMY    see> HOMUNCULUS
  see> BROWNIE  see> GNOME    see> VAMANA
          

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