One of the so-called philosophers in the first ages of Christianity, who claimed a true philosophical interpretation of the Christian religion. Their system combined Oriental theology and Greek philosophy with the doctrines of Christianity. They held that all natures, intelligible, intellectual, and material, are derived from the Deity by successive emanations, which they called Eons.
Both a specific sect mentioned by heresiologists, and a category for a number of sects that believed "Gnosis" had a salvational purpose.
(1) Of, relating to, or possessing intellectual or spiritual knowledge. (2) Of or relating to Gnosticism; "Gnostic writings". (3) An advocate of gnosticism.
possessing intellectual or esoteric knowledge of spiritual things
a person who believes she or he can have a personal relationship with the Divine and opens up communication with the Divine to attain that personal relationship
a person who believes that salvation is gained through the acquisition of divine knowledge or gnosis
a person who seeks personal communion (communication) with the Divine
Pre-Christian religious sect that believed we all carry the inner spark of the creator. Gnosis is an important part of the Gnostic faith. There has been a resurgence of the Gnostic belief system in the last 30 years with the New Age Spirituality Movement. Article written by Dr. Nikki
of or relating to Gnosticism, a belief that held that spirit is good, matter is evil, salvation consists in deliverance of the spirit from matter, and salvation is achieved by means of a secret or higher knowledge
possessing special knowledge of spiritual mysteries.