You will lose in your battle against death and suffering, but as virtue, in all its scarcity, shows its face as a brief moment of relief from the torment of living, we are given a glimpse of a reality beyond – something to live for, something to strive to maximize. Wisdom in the sea of ignorance; beauty amid the masses of ugliness; love in a vast world of indifference. To see this, and to know that it is an exceptional otherworld that we can endeavor to amass and hoard, and that it may indeed be a glimpse at some better existence outside of the influence of the creator of this hylic mess…this is Gnosis. Gnosis is hope in the midst of despair.
Sermons to the Serpent's Servants Vol. I: Mesocosm
by Jeremy Christner
Available April 17, 2020