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Examining the infinities

Examining the Infinities By Jordan Cote   :  " In philosophy and specifically metaphysics, the theory of Forms, theory of Ideas, Platonic idealism, or Platonic realism is a theory widely credited to the Classical Greek philosopher Plato. The theory suggests that the physical world is not as real or true as "Forms". According to this theory, Forms—conventionally capitalized and also commonly translated as "Ideas"—are the non-physical, timeless, absolute, and unchangeable essences of all things, of which objects and matter in the physical world are merely imitations. " In this theory there is supposed a special form called " Form of the Good ". This treatise is meant to expound upon this form as much as possible, drawing upon several texts that are in the traditions of both Platonism and Gnostic Christianity. The Invisible Spirit Sethian Gnosticism and the Platonic Tradition, pp. 505, Turner J.D.: "

The Fall and The Climb

The Fall and The Climb By Jordan Cote   What is humanity The pattern of fall and redemption needs its own treatise, so I will go into depth about Creation here. I use primarily Gnostic texts as source material. These are mostly Christian books that were not included in the Bible. Much about humanity can be gleaned from discussion of the 'fall' and 'redemption'. The text of Turner affirms " the ascent is the descent ". While it doesn't mean that the fall is actually ascension, but is part of it. After the descent, one can 'go back' where he began. This whole process can be thought of as ascension because, having gained experience in traversal, the place to which he returns he might even surpass.    The story of Adam, Eve and the 'forbidden fruit' describes a 'fall'. The fruit is that of Knowledge. They obtain knowledge - but experience a falling out with their Maker. It is what some refer to as 'Fall from Grace'. They did not