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  Carpocrates - LoveToKnow 1911
CARPOCRATES, a Gnostic of the 2nd century, about whose life and opinions comparatively little is known.
He is said to have been a native of Alexandria and by birth a Jew.
Carpocrates made especial use of the doctrines of reminiscence and preexistence of souls.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Carpocrates of Alexandria was the founder of an early Gnostic sect from the first half of the second century.
Carpocrates is also mentioned in the controversial "Mar Saba letter", purportedly by Clement of Alexandria, discovered in 1958 by ancient historian Morton Smith.
Carpocrates is also mentioned by Tertullian and Hippolytus, both of whom seem to rely on Irenaeus, and also perhaps by Origen and Hegesippus.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Carpocrates   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Carpocrates was a native of Asia Minor, where Antinous was born, and from where Dionysus spread his religion, the land of Magna Mater and her bloody, transsexual lover Attis.
Carpocrates, contemporary of Hadrian and Antinous, witness of the rise of a Homosexual mystery religion devoted to the beautiful boy Antinous, was the origin of all of this, the one who stole the Secret Gospel from the Church of Alexandria, by seducing a trusted priest.
Carpocrates was for centuries just an obscure heretic mentioned briefly by Irenaeus and Hippolytus, barely remembered by the world, until he was rediscovered in 1958, and found to be surprisingly central to this extraordinary document known as the Secret Gospel of Mark, and what it implies in the question of Homosexuality and the Bible.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Carpocrates   (593 words)

  
 The Doctrine of Carpocrates
Carpocrates was a native of Asia Minor, where Antinous was born, and from where Dionysus spread his religion, the land of Magna Mater and her bloody, transsexual lover Attis.
Carpocrates, contemporary of Hadrian and Antinous, witness of the rise of a Homosexual mystery religion devoted to the beautiful boy Antinous, was the origin of all of this, the one who stole the Secret Gospel from the Church of Alexandria, by seducing a trusted priest.
Carpocrates was for centuries just an obscure heretic mentioned briefly by Irenaeus and Hippolytus, barely remembered by the world, until he was rediscovered in 1958, and found to be surprisingly central to this extraordinary document known as the Secret Gospel of Mark, and what it implies in the question of Homosexuality and the Bible.
www.antinopolis.org /carpocrates.html   (19164 words)

  
 Irenaeus of Lyon: 04 ON BASILIDES, CARPOCRATES AND CERINTHUS
He declares, too, that the prophecies were derived from those powers who were the makers of the world, but the law was specially given by their chief (Yahweh), who led the people out of the land of Egypt (AH1.24.5).
Carpocrates, again, and his followers maintain that the world and the things which are therein were created by angels greatly inferior to the unbegotten Father...
So unbridled is their madness, that they declare they have in their power all things which are irreligious and impious, and are at liberty to practise them; for they maintain that things are evil or good, simply in virtue of human opinion.
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 Antinomian Antics: Sabotaging the Matrix | Gnostic Friends Network | Cartoon Art Gnosis | God, Antinomian, Jesus, ...
Carpocrates taught that the Earth was a prison planet created by rebellious angels who had imprisoned human souls here in shadowy tombs of flesh and bone.
Carpocrates probably combined the myth of "Plato's Cave" with the teachings of "Secret Mark" and adapted them to an initiation ritual intended to lead his students to the eternal world outside the cave.
Carpocrates' goal was to escape from the universe; his son Epiphanes sought to reform it instead.
www.enemies.com /antinomian-antics-sabotaging-the-matrix.html   (2741 words)

  
 Dating of Book of Jude - BibleWiki
Carpocrates is said to have insisted on the unity of God, but to have taught that the world was made by evil angels.
It is not difficult to reconcile Epiphanes and Carpocrates, and it may probably be true that the Carpocratian dualism opposed not God and Nature, but Nature and Law.
But Irenaeus tells us that according to Carpocrates the world itself was created by evil beings; and, though this may be a misconception, it is the view current among the Christian writers against Gnosticism, and would be that of Jude himself, if he lived at the time when this heresy was at work.
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 ANF05. Fathers of the Third Century: Hippolytus, Cyprian, Caius, Novatian, Appendix | Christian Classics Ethereal ...
And (Carpocrates maintains) that on this account there was sent down upon (Jesus) by that (God) a power, in order that through it He might be enabled to escape the world-making (angels).
Wherefore, also, (according to Carpocrates, there are persons who) have attained unto such a degree of pride as to affirm some of themselves to be equal to Jesus Himself, whereas others among them to be even still more powerful.
And (Carpocrates asserts) that the souls of these have originated from that supernal power, and that consequently they, as equally despising the world-making (angels), have been deemed worthy of the same power, and (of the privilege) to ascend to the same (place).
www.ccel.org /ccel/schaff/anf05.iii.iii.v.xxi.html   (648 words)

  
 The Gnosis of Homo sapiens
She was said to be a disciple of Carpocrates and to follow a tradition sourcing from Magdalen, Martha and Salome.
Carpocrates' teachings supported sexual liberation in a precursor movement to the Free Spirit following in the Middle Ages and he was purported to have used and amended the secret version of Mark's gospel.
However, Carpocrates the heretic, by means of magical stealth, obtained a copy and adapted it to his own ends.
www.dhushara.com /book/consum/gnosh.htm   (5016 words)

  
 Carpocrates - Encyclopedia.com
Named Carpocrates, that colt has been unplaced in three starts in Ireland for owner Michael Tabor and trainer Aidan O'Brien.
Tommy Stack's hope has Caribbean, Pivotal Wish and Carpocrates to beat in the Big Toast Maiden but the opposition will need to have come on a fair bit to get the better of him.
century AD and a principal opponent of the Gnostic "Christianities" advocated by Gnostic teachers such as Marcion, Basilides, Carpocrates, Cerinthus, and Valentinus, was convinced that the Gnostic world view, one with its distinct set of doctrines and practices...
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Carpocra.html   (536 words)

  
 Dead Novelist Publishes from Beyond the Grave
The Legacy of Carpocrates is about the search for, and discovery of, a portrait of Jesus painted by an Egyptian mummy painter whilst He was still alive around 3OAD.
Considering that the Shroud of Turin, which bears the imprint of Jesus’; crucified body, is still worshipped and venerated as an holy relic by millions of Catholics to this day, the discovery of a genuine portrait and likeness of Jesus would have an incredible effect on the Christian world.
The Legacy of Carpocrates traces the steps of ‘heroic’ characters involved in the search for and eventual discovery in Russia of the ‘Jesus Icons’ which form part of the fabled ‘Carpocratian Heritage’.
www.prweb.com /releases/2005/11/prweb304322.htm   (642 words)

  
 Carpocrates, Alexandria/Egypt, Ancient Christian Church
Carpocrates is another of those remembered by Eusebius of Caesarea (c.260-340) as falling within the "succession" of those who "proclaimed themselves as introducers of 'knowledge falsely so-called'" (H.E. tês pseudônumou gnôseôs, citing 1 Timothy 6:20>; Oulton 1927: 3), at Alexandria, like Basilides or Isidore, but even less well-recalled or documented.
Citing Irenaeus (c.115-202), Eusebius identified Carpocrates as a contemporary of Satorninus the Antiochene and Basilides the Alexandrian, who were in the "succession" from the Samaritan Simon Magus through Menander, but specifically designating Carpocrates as "the father of another heresy, that of the Gnostics, as it was called" (H.E. IV.7.9; Oulton 1927: 109).
Thus, everything recalled puts Carpocrates into the early second century in a time of fervent effort to make sense of the meaning of Christianity especially for those with some kind of previous Greek or Hellenized Judaean philosophical heritage.
www.dacb.org /stories/egypt/carpocrates_.html   (999 words)

  
 Secret Gospel of Mark   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Clement tells of two different versions of the Gospel written by Mark—our familiar, canonical Mark; and an expanded, "secret" Mark, containing additional information to be read only to an inner circle of initiates.
Apparently, a group of rogue Christians led by Carpocrates had further expanded Secret Mark to accomodate their own heretical practices.
The quoted passages tell of the "mystery of the kingdom of God," which in context seems to refer to baptism.
www.maplenet.net /~trowbridge/secmark.htm   (422 words)

  
 Carpocrates - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Carpocrates was an early Gnostic from sometime in the second century A.D. who was mentioned by Clement of Alexandria in the "Mar Saba letter" discovered in 1958 by ancient historian Morton Smith.
Carpocrates was the father of Epiphanes who wrote On Righteousness, a famous Gnostic scripture.
The most vivid account of Carpocrates and his followers comes from Irenaeus (died 202 A.D.) Against Heresies [1] (http://gbgm-umc.org/umw/bible/carpocra.stm), where they were said to believe in transmigration of the soul.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Carpocrates   (348 words)

  
 News | Gainesville.com | The Gainesville Sun | Gainesville, Fla.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The earliest and most vivid account of Carpocrates and his followers comes from Irenaeus (died 202) Against Heresies [1], in which the writer gives an account of the theology and practice of the sect.
Carpocrates is also mentioned by Clement of Alexandria in his Stromateis [2].
According to Clement, Carpocrates was from Alexandria although his sect was primarily located in Cephallenia.
www.gainesville.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Carpocratian   (660 words)

  
 Carpocrates
Carpocrates was an early Gnostic sometime the first hundred years A.D. His followers were called Carpocratians.
The most vivid account of Carpocrates and his followers comes from Irenaeus Against Heresies, where his followers were said to believe in transmigration of the soul, i.e.
Because of this belief, Irenaeus says, they practice all things condemned by the Mosaic law, on the assumption that in order for the spirit to achieve gnosis, the soul (psyche) had to experience all aspects of earthly life, and thus all kinds of vile and horrible things.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ca/Carpocrates.html   (297 words)

  
 New age / gnostic / carpocrates
Carpocrates was the founder of an early Gnostic from the first half of the second century A.D. As with many Gnostic sects we know of the Carpocratians only through the writings of the Church Fathers, in the case of Carpocrates, principally Irenaeus of Lyons and Clement of Alexandria.
The earliest and most vivid account of Carpocrates and his followers comes from Irenaeus (died 202 A.D.) Against Heresies, in which the writer gives an account of the theology and practice of the sect.
Carpocrates is also mentioned by Clement of Alexandria in his Stromateis.
www.new-age-guide.com /new_age/carpocrates.htm   (671 words)

  
 Carpocrates was an early Gnostic Gnostic from sometime in the...
Carpocrates was an early Gnostic Gnostic from sometime in the...
"Carpocrates" was an early Gnostic Gnostic from sometime in the second century A.D. who was mentioned by Clement of Alexandria Clement of Alexandria in the "Mar Saba letter" discovered in 1958 by ancient historian historian Morton Smith Morton Smith.
The most vivid account of Carpocrates and his followers comes from Irenaeus Irenaeus (died 202 A.D.) "Against Heresies", where they were said to believe in transmigration of the soul.
www.biodatabase.de /Carpocrates   (397 words)

  
 Carpocrates - The Wordbook Encyclopedia
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The earliest and most vivid account of Carpocrates and his followers comes from Irenaeus (died 202) Against Heresies [http://gbgm-umc.org/umw/bible/carpocra.stm], in which the writer gives an account of the theology and practice of the sect.
Carpocrates is also mentioned by Clement of Alexandria in his Stromateis [http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/clement-stromata-book3-english.html].
www.thewordbook.com /Carpocrates   (729 words)

  
 Hyppolitus: Refutation of All Heresies
Carpocrates affirms that the world and the things in it were made by angels, far inferior to the unbegotten Father; and that Jesus was generated of Joseph, and that, having been born similar to (other) men, He was more just than the rest (of the human race).
And (Carpocrates asserts) that the soul (of Jesus), inasmuch as it was made vigorous and undefiled, remembered the things seen by it in its converse with the unbegotten God.
And (they are in the habit of invoking the aid of) subordinate demons and dream-senders, and (of resorting to) the rest of the tricks (of sorcery), alleging that they possess power for now acquiring sway over the Archons and makers of this world, nay, even over all the works that are in it.
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Mosaic law, Carpocrates & Son contended, was the invention of some rather dubious angels who had created the world -- the physical world, that is, which is to be escaped by the initiates in favor of a spiritual realm.
"The route to salvation of the Carpocrations was, predictably, 'experience.' The believer had to experience *everything* before he could make the break from the world of the flesh and, if he didn't manage to get it all in one lifetime, he'd go on being reincarnated until he did.
The logical extension of his doctrine, as reported by his orthodox watchdog, was Carpocrates' claim that 'he would combat lust by enjoyment of lust.' Shades of *sakti*!
www.luckymojo.com /esoteric/religion/thelema/philosophy/9501.-agape-.tn2   (861 words)

  
 A Beggar At The Table » Carpocrates
Carpocrates has the honour of being one of the more interesting of the heretics.
Both Irenaeus and Clement of Alexandria have a lot to say against Carpocrates, which would put him likely in the middle second century, part of the main wave of Gnosticism.
It is worth remembering that Irenaeus is an opponent of Carpocrates and as such his report is likely to emphasise the negative and diminish anything positive in the Carpocratian system.
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 Zeferino González / Historia de la Filosofía / 112. Gnosticismo semipagano / 1886   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Carpocrates, natural de Alejandría, y su hijo Epifanes, son los principales representantes de este gnosticismo, que llamo semipagano, porque se trata de un sistema compuesto, casi en totalidad, de doctrinas pitagóricas y platónicas.
Aparte de estos débiles vestigios de cristianismo, la doctrina de Carpocrates no es más que la doctrina de Platón, amalgamada y combinada en algunos puntos con las tradiciones de Pitágoras.
San Ireneo afirma que Carpocrates enseñaba que, para librarse de la transmigración, era preciso entregarse a todo género de acciones malas y experimentar todos lo placeres.
www.biblioteca.org.ar /Libros/fe/hf21112.htm   (403 words)

  
 Basilides, Carpocrates, Valentinus
Jesus was the son of Joseph and was exactly like all other human beings, though superior to the others insofar as his spirit, strong and pure, remembered what it had seen in the sphere of the uncreated God.
However, you can read more about what anti-Gnostic Christians wrote about Carpocrates, or a longer except written about blessed Carpocrates by the somewhat violently crazed anti-Gnostic misanthrope and "heretic-hunter" Irenaeus of Lyon, which should naturally be taken with several tons of salt.
Carpocrates' son, Epiphanes, is believed to have been the author of the text "On Justice," which set out the act-libertarian component of classical Gnostic moral theology (namely the belief that morality does not inhere specifically to particular material acts, e.g.
www.gnostic-church.org /triumvirate.htm   (1828 words)

  
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Mosaic law, Carpocrates & Son contended, was the invention of some rather dubious angels who had created the world -- the physical world, that is, which is to be escaped by the initiates in favor of a spiritual realm.
"The route to salvation of the Carpocrations was, predictably, 'experience.' The believer had to experience *everything* before he could make the break from the world of the flesh and, if he didn't manage to get it all in one lifetime, he'd go on being reincarnated until he did.
The logical extension of his doctrine, as reported by his orthodox watchdog, was Carpocrates' claim that 'he would combat lust by enjoyment of lust.' Shades of *sakti*!
www.hollyfeld.org /Esoteric/Text/Tantra/edit/docu13   (900 words)

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