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We are The Inner Connection - not a cult of any sort, but rather an informal group of individuals in South-East England, South Australia and Southern Germany. We come from all walks of life - we are philosophers, teachers, psychotherapists, artists, writers, taxi drivers, students, counsellors, journalists, musicians etc. We have forged a deep inner connection with one another and have come to inwardly connect with one another through our own inner knowing and come to know one another through that Inner Connection.

 

About Peter Wilberg
- Notes and Quotes -

Contact - peterwilberg@thenewgnosis.org

We come from within, not above.
-
Jane Roberts -

How is it still possible to preserve a tradition which
Might have to survive underground for a long time?

-
Martin Heidegger -

Born in England of mixed Aryan-German and German-Jewish origins, I have always felt a profound sense of alienation from the beliefs systems and cultures of both orthodox Judaism and Anglicised or Romanised Christianity. Instead I found my first ‘religion’ in the writings of Karl Marx. Like Freud and Einstein, he was German of Jewish ancestry, one whose revolutionary thinking expressed the spiritual values of what Isaac Deutscher would later call the ‘non-Jewish Jew’ - the prototype of whom was none other than Christ himself. But forget ‘Jews for Jesus’. For the ‘Christ’ I speak of here is the Christ of the gnostics, the incarnation of an iconoclastic spiritual tradition of inner knowing or gnosis that preceded the birth of the historic Jesus, and will survive the collapse of all the institutionalised Judaeo-Christian religions, including Islam. This tradition was above all kept alive in the anti-Roman, anti-enlightenment and anti-materialistic spirit of German mystical theology, music and romantic art. It was the deep values of this Theologia Deutsch and the subversive underground tradition it guarded and preserved that I have always felt the most intense kinship with. In the first centuries after Christ this spiritual tradition traced itself back to Seth, the third son of Adam and Eve – "beyond good and evil" – and to his source and namesake, a spiritual entity or ‘aeon’ called Seth. Like the Eastern Tantric spiritual traditions in which it found its first and most joyful historic expression, this tradition acknowledged the feminine aspect of the divine, not under the name of Shakti but of Sophia – a name which means ‘wisdom’ and from which the word philosophia (‘loving wisdom’) is derived. As a 'gnostic' and a 'philosopher', I sense a deep inner connection between the so-called ‘Sethian’ stream of ancient ‘gnosticism’ and its contemporary equivalent - the SETH books of Jane Roberts and their no less subversive spiritual message or ‘gospel’. Both offer a wisdom of inwardness and depth - the central values too, of the Teutonic gnostic tradition - one in which the divine is felt as "within, not above."

However vast outer space may be, yet with all its sidereal distances it hardly bears comparison with the dimensions, with the depth dimension of our inner being, which does not even need the spaciousness of the universe to be within itself almost unfathomable…To me it seems more and more as though our customary consciousness lives on the tip of a pyramid whose base within us (and in a certain way beneath us) widens out so fully that the farther we find ourselves able to descend into it, the more generally we appear to be merged into those things that, independent of time and space, are given in our earthly, in the widest sense, worldly existence.
-
Rainer Maria Rilke -

In my view the teachings of the SETH transmitted by Jane Roberts are truly the most powerful ‘Gnostic Gospels’ of our times. At the same time they are the potential source of a revolutionary new philosophy of science and religion, physics and psychology, medicine and mystical experience. I see myself as a pioneer of this new philosophy – one already anticipated by such great theologians and thinkers, poets and painters as Meister Eckhart, Angelus Silesius, Anna Ovena Hoyers, Friedrich Scheirmacher, Caspar David Friedrich, Rainer Maria Rilke, Heinrich Heine, Ludwig Klages, Karl Marx, Stefan George, Martin Buber, Martin Heidegger and Rudolf Steiner. I see my task as one of guarding the wisdom-tradition or gnosis of these great Germanic and German-Jewish teachers, in order to forge the philosophical foundations of the ‘New Gnosis’ - one firmly grounded not only in the depths of my own inner knowing but in the inner truth of the new SETHIAN gospels that Jane Roberts has bequeathed us. The avatars of The New Gnosis in this age of the Kali Yuga are not the ‘New Age’ sort, but rather those whom Heidegger described in the late 1930’s as ‘The Ones to Come’ ....

…mace bearers of the truth of Being, in which a being is uplifted to the simple mastery that prevails in every thing and every breath. They reside in masterful knowing, as what is truthful knowing. Whoever attains this knowing awareness does not let himself be computed or coerced…Today there are already a few of those who are to come. Their intimating and seeking is hardly recognisable to them themselves…[They] count among themselves the essentially unpretentious ones, to whom no publicness belongs, but who in their inner beauty gather the shining ahead of the last god and then gift it to the few and the rare by radiating it back to them.
- Martin Heidegger -

Other Quotes

Only a god can save us now.
- The Last God -

The totally other over against gods who have been,
especially over the Christian God.

-
Martin Heidegger -

The philosophies of Central Europe represented by Fichte, Schelling and Hegel in the nineteenth century seem far removed from the sphere of mythology. Nevertheless they are simply the highest sublimation of the old clairvoyant insight, of the co-operation of divine-spiritual beings within the heart of man.
The power given by…Odin, the old clairvoyant powers, cannot save man; something very different must supplant them. These future powers however, are known to Teutonic mythology…Vidar, who has been silent until now, will overcome the Fenris Wolf [symbol of spiritual ignorance]. When the wondrous figure of Vidar shines forth to us out of the Twilight of the Gods we realise that Teutonic mythology give promise of future hope.
He who recognises the Christ-being will not insist on retaining the name of Christ…Christianity will be the faith that swears by no prophet because it is not attached to a religious founder attached to a particular people.

-
Rudolf Steiner -

The old proverb states quite correctly:
Satan feeds on clerics and shits out soldiers.
I think that things are in a very bad way
When a clergyman carries the insignia of war…

-
Anna Hoyers -

God is my point and my circle.
God is my centre when I enclose him in me.
God is my circumference, when from love, I dissolve in him.

-
Angelus Silesius -

Over I float,
And every pain
Will someday be
A pang of ecstasy.

-
Novalis -

 

 

About Marianne Broug
- Web Creator -

I am beginning to wonder whether I was actually born a Gnostic. And I am beginning to wonder whether in the end we all are. And I am also beginning to wonder whether the question is not so much whether we actually are Gnostic from birth or not, but whether along the way we can withstand the clamour from those who seek to label us heretic.

I first knew what it was to be a heretic when I was eight or perhaps it was even before then. I stood halfway up the stairs and wondered aloud to my mother, "If Jesus was just a man and yet he knew everything he did, then couldn’t I also know everything in the ways that Jesus does? Couldn’t I also be just like Jesus Christ?" I felt my mother’s outrage as she instilled in me that I must never repeat such things to anyone. At times I did try to phrase that same question in different ways – "If all religions think they are the right one, then isn’t there perhaps a "right" that is beyond on them all? … a "right" from which they all come?" - but I never found any satisfactory answers.

As I grew through my teens, my questions became lived ones and by necessity that hunger to find a path that most truly fit with what I somehow "knew" inside went underground. But it never disappeared. It was always there. Behind everything.

I had already put together a web site (www.meaningofdepression.com) of my own in which I wished to convey the journey to my Self and to my Knowing through those lived questions. In my site I also wished to convey the profound influence of the writing and work of both Peter Wilberg and Andrew Gara on that journey. When Peter Wilberg asked me to put together a web site for The New Gnosis it seemed the next logical step, for it is in The New Gnosis of Peter Wilberg that I have found the answers to the questions of my childhood and of every step in between. And it is in The Inner Connection that my "heresies" have found a family.

The New Gnosis is a path to a Knowing of myself and other. It is an acknowledgment of the unbounded inwardness and depth of my reality and experience as a human being. And it is a relinking with a God that, divested of its chains to religious rites and symbols, makes complete sense to me. So it is that I can also live a life that makes sense to me.