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Fire and Gnosticism

April 2, 2014

It’s interesting how gnostics basically associate fire with evil, Ialdabaoth being made of “flame and shadow”, and that in some sects there is the belief that fire devours the unascended. This seems to be in stark constrast to greek philosophical beliefs that use fire as a metaphor for transcendent divine light, and the judeo-christian associations of fire the Holy Spirit.

Guess the gnostics predicted fantasy RPGs that seperate light and fire as elements…

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