Last week there was at chat at Gnosticweb where people were trying to explain why the Gnostic Movement was not a cult and to address some other concerns. The full discussion can be found at [www.gnosticweb.com
I would like to highlight of the responses and give my reaction as it seems to be the one that is the most telling. Everyone else is basically giving the same excuses you hear over and over again in the organization as well heavy misuse of language.
Join Date: 2004-03-24
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Hi Ameena and all,
I just wanted to clarify a few things, to help put things clearly.
Belzebuub does not run The Gnostic Movement, has no administrative position in it, and is not the author of Gnosticweb’s courses. He’s an independent spiritual teacher and is one of many whose books are studied in the courses at Gnosticweb. Everything he teaches is freely available on his website and in his books for sale. He does not force anything on others – you only have to look at what Belzebuub does and teaches to see that what is being said about him is untrue.
It’s unfortunate that someone who may have their own grudges can affect someone’s search for true spirituality. I’m glad you raised your concerns Ameena and that you have decided to search for truth yourself.
All the best,
Angela by the way is extremely high up in the Movement and last time I checked. Perhaps "Belzebuub" does not run The Gnostic Movement but it is an organization set up to spread his teachings, you will see him stating that in his own words. To state that he has no administrative position is a little misleading. Sure he may not deal with day to day operations but he certainly does control things and you can't speak against him or spread outside criticism of him even for discussion. Also why does he not have an administrative position considering he lives of the donations given to the organization? I have never seen other teachings being promoted at Gnosticweb other than the two men that he studied, other than ancient texts that are usually rather corrupted in their presentation. Like using a text that is clearly speaking of abstenance to promote the idea that Jesus preached alchemy.
"It is unfortunate that someone who may have their own grudges can effect someone's search for true spirituality" This is a pretty good example of attaching those who leave and that their is no reason for leaving.