Re: Gnosticism in Glorantha

From: Peter Metcalfe <metcalph_at_QeIjFtbNrS1rH8jB6-3NFYQ5ktZvW93fUp_4CvJIR1tlPKmbw7MH3mBOUQsZ-FSz_ki>
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2008 20:26:58 +1300

At 07:09 p.m. 21/03/2008, you wrote:

>Well, she's going for the whole people are divine beings trapped in an
>illusionary prison. Through proper introspection, you can overcome
>this, and release your true divinity. Anything close to that, or am I
>on my own?

I don't think the Perfecti are good examples. While they certainly believe the existing political order (the Kingdom of Loskalm) is false, there's a big difference between that and concluding the Creator of the World is evil. After all, Calvin is a good example of a believer in a Bad World but a Good God.

A Malkoni faith which might contain the desired philosophy is the Arkati. Although the Arkati are heavily split, their mythology does contain a strong emphasis on the struggle against Gbaji and it is no great leap for a particular group to believe that the Created World is false and only through struggling against the Deceiver can one be freed.

--Peter Metcalfe            

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