Gnosticism vis-à-vis NoetiTaoism™

NoetiTaoism™ may be the most holistic approach to knowledge, wisdom, and understanding to be taken in thousands of years. Although my quest did not originate in a new theosophical formulation but rather as a new science endeavor to unravel the mysteries of anomalous phenomena, it was through many years of applying my Noetitek™ system—containing the foundational principles of Nature—in various arenas, that I was led to conceptualize the NoetiTao™ and construct NoetiTaoism™. The NoetiTaoist™ philosophy is, for practical purposes, a new perspective on the metaphysical musings and revelations apprehended and articulated—often via confounding language structures—by eastern and western mystics and Magi over the ages who either sought enlightenment or had illumination thrust upon them in the wilderness (or during breakfast). NoetiTaoism™ is an aggregation, refinement, synthesis, and expansion of the grist of ideas shared by earlier philosophers and experimenters, and it includes a truckload of the fruits of my personal breadcrumb-synchronicities, insights, and reasoning.

In 2008, I began to study the lives and works of Renaissance masters, and I produced analyses uninfluenced by historians. Along the way, some tantalizing results of that effort have been shared with my readers, results that tend to vindicate researchers who have long argued that a secret society or set of cohesive associations gave rise to and guided the Renaissance (i.e., the Priory of Sion, which by any other name is as rose-scented in its sub rosa operation). That this conclusion emerged unintentionally and unexpectedly in the course of my study inclines me to accept it as true and to assume, for now, that such organization remains a force behind the world scene. Considering the governmentally complicit religious climate of the Middle Ages that also overshadowed the Renaissance and continues to despise free-thinking even to this day, it seems foolish to imagine that Botticelli, Dürer, Leonardo, Raphael, and others could have hoped to develop the knowledge underlying their work without the guidance of mystery-schooling leaders, or have hoped to survive at all without some kind of culture-buffering organization.

Due, in part, to my heritage, my interest in the backgrounds, convictions, agenda and activities of the European Renaissance masters—including the Medici family and French Royals—is deep, as is my interest in understanding noteworthy thinkers throughout history and in all other cultures. So, in my ongoing analyses of people and products of the Renaissance, it is not my intention to indirectly promote formalized Gnosticism, or any other belief system. NoetiTaoism™ is not Gnosticism, except generically, in that I recognize that metaphysical “knowing” (beyond mere intuition) comes from within and not through inculcation of socially-engineered doctrines, no matter how virtuous the original sources and present practitioners. To know anything firsthand is always superior to accepting purported knowledge delivered by others, regardless of how well-meaning those others may be. That also applies to me, and I have no desire to serve as anyone’s guru; my mission is to promote Enhanced Human Perception™ with the dream that everyone will someday have the eyes to see themselves in the mirror of the One.

Although I can relate to some tenets of Gnosticism (which, like Christianity, is riddled with unreconcilable contradictions), the polar difference between gnosis in NoetiTaoism™ and that of Gnostic tradition involves the Gnostic religious belief that the physical world is a trap for the ego, a vale of misery and woe flawed in its design by the Creator’s tragic errors, and that, therefore, the embodied soul suffers and must be liberated from such evil realm and shadowed state of being. In this respect and others, Gnosticism shares some common ground with Buddhism (see the August, 2012 post: “Buddhism in Light of NoetiTaoism™”). The problem with both is mainly that they are relatively “local” and ironically unenlightening, rather than Omniversal and light-filled, whereas the level of perspective with NoetiTaoism™ is cosmic, holistic; it grasps and highly values the constructive function of apparent/illusory imperfection. Omniverse is the dramatic field of endless and unlimited liberation from no-thing-ness, not a prison or torture chamber for inherently flawed or morally fallen souls.

See also these posts: “Q & A on NoetiTaoism” (May, 2011), “NoetiTaoism™—Questions and Answers” (May, 2011), and “NoetiTaoist Philosophy Primer—Part I” (March, 2014).


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