9.04(5663)
Плен Александра

A Dictionary of Gnosticism by Smith Andrew Phillip


A Dictionary of Gnosticism by Smith Andrew Phillip

Author:Smith, Andrew Phillip
Language: eng
Format: epub
Tags: General Fiction
Publisher: Quest Books
Published: 2014-03-17T04:00:00+00:00


K

Kabbalah: (lit. “receiving”) Esoteric teaching of Judaism, based on interpretation of the *Torah and the Hebrew alphabet. Central to Kabbalistic learning is the *Tree of Life diagram, which represents *God in the external universe and the possible inner experience of humanity. A number of scholars, including Gershom Scholem, the most distinguished twentieth-century authority on the Kabbalah, see its origins in the effect of Gnostic thought on Judaism in the first centuries AD.

Kalila/Galila: In the *Secret Book of John, one of the *archons appointed over the other archons responsible for creating the human body.

Kalila-Oumbri: In the *Secret Book of John, an *archon of the seven heavens, created by *Yaldabaoth and associated with Mercury.

Kalypso: See *Calypso.

Kalyptos: In *Sethian Gnosticism, a name for the triple-male *Barbelo; who is called a hidden one, a world of knowledge.

Kandephoros: In the *Three Steles of Seth, a name associated with the supreme Preexistent One.

Kanna: (*Mandaean, “place,” “home”) Often the home of the *soul.

Karkamenos: An angel of *Eden in *Justin’s *Baruch.

Karneois: A God worshipped in the *Andanian mysteries, often equated with Apollo.

Kartir/Kerder: Head of the Magi of Babylon in the reign of *Bahram I who became a deadly opponent of *Mani and his teaching, resulting in Mani’s death.

Kaulakau, Saulasau, Zeesar: A *magic phrase, words of power, in the *Naasene Sermon, deriving from the Hebrew of Isaiah 28:10, 13, roughly “precept upon precept, line upon line, here a little, there a little.”

kavannah: (Hebrew, “concentration”) A term used for Kabbalistic prayers, meditation techniques, and attention exercises.

Kavithan: An angel of *Eden in *Justin’s *Baruch.

kenoma: (Greek, “emptiness”) The material world or world of phenomena; emptiness as opposed to the fullness of the *pleroma; the spiritual realm.

kenosis: (from Greek, “emptiness”) The emptying out of oneself in order to receive *God. Also refers to *Christ’s emptying of himself in order to take on human form, as in *Philippians 2:5–8.

Kephalaia: (Greek, “Headings of Wisdom)” An important collection of *Mani’s teachings that survives in *Coptic.

Kephallenix: Island in the Adriatic Sea where *Carpocrates’ wife, *Alexandria, came from and where a temple to their son *Epiphanes was erected.

Kerygma Petri: See *Preaching of Peter.

Keter (also Kether): Crown, the first *sefirah of the *Tree of Life in *Kabbalah, considered coeternal with *En Sof; also known as *Ratson (Will) and *Ayin (Nothingness).

Ketzer: German word for a *heretic, derived from “*Cathar.”

King of Glory: In *Manichaeanism, one of the five sons of the *Living Spirit.

Kingdom: One of seven powers created by *Yaldabaoth in the *Secret Book of John and paired with the *archon *Sabaoth; creator of the soul of blood.

Knesion: Helper from the seven virgins of the light in the *Books of Jeu.

Knights of the Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem: See *Hospitalers.

Knyx: In the *Secret Book of John, an angel who created the right shin.

Koade: In the *Secret Book of John, an angel who animated the right shoulder joint.

Koine: (Greek, “common”) The common Greek language that developed throughout the Hellenistic Mediterranean world following the conquests of Alexander the Great in the late fourth century BC. Koine Greek had lost



Loading...
Download




Copyright Disclaimer:
This site does not store any files on its server. We only index and link to content provided by other sites. Please contact the content providers to delete copyright contents if any and email us, we'll remove relevant links or contents immediately.