Gnosis as Philosophy
Love of Wisdom
"Philosophy, despite its divisions (logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, etc.), is, in and of itself, evident reflection, mystical knowledge of the Being, a conscious functionalism of the awakened Consciousness." In synthesis, philosophy is love of wisdom. Its method is introspection, which leads to the direct experience of Truth. Philosophy must always answer the great questions of existence: Who am I? Where do I come from? Where am I going?
Gnosis as philosophy is, in fact, a very natural function of the awakened Consciousness, and as such it emerges in every time and place.
Gnostic philosophy is present in the Vedas of India and in the prophecies of the Hebrew people, in the Tao Te Ching and the Platonic Dialogues, in the theology of the Gospel of St. John and in the Mahayana, in Plotinus and in the Areopagite, among the Persian Sufis and Christian mystics of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The perennial philosophy has spoken almost all the languages of Asia and Europe and has used the most important terminologies and traditions as to always be present in all religions and philosophies of the earth.