As part of our continual efforts to make the Gnostic teachings accessible to everyone, Glorian is seeking to implement a Gnostic Distance Learning Course. The course is geared towards students who are new to Gnostic studies and do not have access to an instructor in their area. Students participating in the course will be guided through a series of introductory lessons that will teach them foundational principles and practices of the Gnostic tradition, and prepare them for further self-study and practice. Students will be invited to a conference call with a Gnostic instructor and other students (forming a group of beginners) once every two weeks, where they will have the opportunity to ask questions about the lessons and discuss their personal experiences with the assigned practices.
Since the course is a new experience for us as well as the students, we will be testing our current version of the course through a pilot program, which will be opened for limited enrollment for up to 50 students, who will be selected based on availability and experience. If you, or someone you know, is interested in helping us to test our new program, please fill out the form below to let us know of your interest.
After the enrollment period has passed, we will contact you via email if you have been selected to participate in the pilot. Students who are selected will be expected to participate for the full 6 months of the pilot program (13 bi-weekly lessons), and will be asked to financially contribute to the work that Glorian is performing on behalf of humanity. (Sponsorships for those students unable to help our mission financially may be available upon request).
We look forward to hearing from you. May all beings be happy!
Please, I've read that you are careful with words and strive towards using them with respect to their implications.
To state that "You will donate financially to support the program" is wrong (especially as ''Requirements to Apply''), objectively it is since according to the English language, a donation is a gift, and a gift is "Something that is bestowed voluntarily and without compensation:" (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2011). So if nothing less, it's an error of language.
If you demand people to pay a fee then please state so and also state the fee. Misusing words in order to sound more "positive" or "spiritual" while neglecting their implication is, according to my moral, wrong for it implies lying or manipulation.
I have a great deal of respect for GT and your work but a statement like this really made me rise my eyebrows in amazement. Sounds like spirituality for money, and I know that's not what you are about, so unless you aim towards giving people that impression, I recommend you to rewrite this sentence with the same care for your words as done by your other, overall articles.
Also, an obligatory commitment should be stated in clear terms, which, in the case of financial commitments, come in the form of a figure of numbers. This in order to protect the customer from being ripped of with a bill that he find unreasonable as the payment for the service that he receuved.
I trust you take this objectively, as that is the purpose of our studies, to learn to become objective. This is why I dare state this so frankly to you, the author of this page.
Please keep GT up to its high standards. People are very wary of spiritual groups these days (with good reason), so good to not give cause to mistaken doubt wouldn't you agree...?
Have a great day! I feel too much gratitude towards GT to ignore mistakes like this one.
"The most elevated form of thinking is non-thinking. When one achieves the stillness and silence of the mind, the “I” with all its passions, dens, appetites, fears, affections, etc. becomes absent. It is only in the absence of the “I,” in the absence of the mind, that the Buddhata can awaken to unite with the Inner Self and take us to ecstasy."