Gnosis Part 2: Gnosticism vs. The Wes Penre Papers

by Wes Penre, May 15, 2020

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Have you ever felt an “inner knowing” that is so strong that no one can shake it? You just know that it’s true, without having any physical proof?

Let’s take a practical 3-D example. Imagine an eight-year-old boy who gets his first guitar from his parents. He plays it every day, hour upon hour, and becomes very good at playing. He “knows” for a fact that one day, he is going to be a professional musician. In his adolescence, his parents and teachers want him to be something else that he does not want to be, but the boy insists and goes against everything and everybody who tells him he can’t  be a professional musician. Although almost the entire world is against him, he walks his path alone, and sure enough; he becomes a great professional musician and gets to do what he always wanted to do—against all odds. Only his passion, talent, and determination made him accomplish what he always knew inside was him.

This is how I felt, but on a spiritual level, when I wrote the Wes Penre Papers, and this is how I feel when I read and study the Gnostic texts—the information transformed into an “inner knowing”— more so than just an intellectual knowing.

All information goes through our minds first, and much of it stays in the mind without being transitioned anywhere else inside us. Other information, however, starts in the mind, on an intellectual level, but as soon as it is grasped, it transfers right into the “Heart,” meaning the “Spiritual Heart.” The information becomes spiritual knowledge that can’t be changed, reversed, or taken away under any circumstances—it can only be expanded upon. When we feel we have received spiritual truth, we understand that it’s part of the Ultimate Truth that we receive from the Spirit inside us—the True Self that has been lying dormant and mostly disconnected for millennia. Spirit is the highest version of us because it’s perfectly in unison with Source, having many names, such as First Source, All That Is, the Divine Feminine, The Father, the Father/Mother, etc. However, there are also impostors, who claim to be this Source, calling themselves God or the Goddess when they are not. The most prominent trickster, in this respect, is the being we best know under the title Lord En.ki, who has placed himself as God in this construct.

We humans have a direct connection to the True Source—we originate in the Spiritual Realm, and when we feel it inside, we know this to be true, and nothing can ever again take that away from us. Some call this “being in connection with our Oversoul,” but Spirit and soul are two completely different things, which we are going to discuss in depth throughout this article series. What people mean when they say they connect to their Oversoul is, for the most part, their own true self—Spirit. Spirit is the part inside us that knows! The soul is the instrument we use in this universe to obtain gnosis—it is an intermediary of sorts. Spirit is what has gnosis/knowledge and gives us epiphanies. Because we’ve been tricked into burying this essential part of us, while living in this Earth Construct, we don’t know who we really are, until we, under personal experiences, wake up to Spirit again. This is the true Wake-Up!

Once we have reconnected with our Inner Spirit, we are incrementally capable of distinguishing between what is the real us (Spirit) and what is the artificial soul/spirit. But to be able to reach that point, we need knowledge/gnosis. This is something I feel I am gaining from having researched and completed the Wes Penre Papers and now by reading the Gnostic texts.

I want to emphasize that the Gnostic texts don’t change anything in the Wes Penre Papers (WPP). They are still as valid and important as they have ever been. They tell the story of the 4% and the 96% Universe, how it all works, and to a large degree they also tells us who we are, and we hope that the reader of this article series is at least moderately familiar with the WPP because we think that will help tremendously when it comes to understanding the Gnostic texts. If you haven’t read the WPP, we highly suggest you take a look at them, and in addition listen to our videos here at https://wespenrevideos.com/.

The reason we want to add the Gnostic texts to our research is because we feel they complement the WPP. I always felt that my papers were not complete—there was a part of the spiritual aspect that was missing and somehow needed to be added, so that the original human soul group, whom we call the Namlu’u, can finally understand who they are, where they come from, and why they are here in this realm to begin with. From our point of view, the Gnostic texts answer these questions, and they have given us a new perspective on what it means to “go through the Grid.” The WPP told the story in a more “down to earth” way, while the Gnostic texts elevates us to a higher spiritual level. The two, in our opinion, are like hand in glove. For me, the Gnostic texts answered the questions I still had after completing the WPP. Perhaps, they may also answer the questions you have had.

There is already a lot of Gnosticism in the WPP—something I was unaware of, as I hadn’t read the Gnostic texts when I’d completed my papers. Now, after finally having done so, the similarities are stunning.

In the next article, we are going to start telling the story from the beginning of the Universe and up to present time, from a Gnostic perspective. As we are doing that, we are also simultaneously, and side by side, going to compare the Gnostic texts with what is written in the WPP, so the reader can get a fuller picture. You will not only notice how similar they are, but also how the former complements the latter to make the work more complete.

We want to stress that what we write in this series are our own experiences after having read the Gnostic texts—they might not be yours, and that is fine. One thing we don’t want to do is to force information upon anybody—we are always only sharing our own research and experiences for others to consider or discard.

There is one thing, however, that we highly suggest you do, if you decide to follow our series. After having read an article, ponder it long and hard and read it more than once, if needed! Don’t just read it as mind candy, or it won’t do anything for you. This is advanced spiritual knowledge—far beyond any religion—and it needs to be “heart-felt.” It’s not just an intellectual read that you just absorb, store in your mind’s data-bank, and immediately continue doing something else. If it doesn’t wake your Spirit up when absorbing this, we suggest you either leave it for now and come back to it at a later time, or you can of course decide that it’s not for you. There is nothing right or wrong with either or—we’re all on a personal journey.

For those who will follow this series from beginning to end and can feel this deep connection with the True Self (Spirit), we would suggest you also read the original Nag Hammadi texts, from which our article series originates, to get an even deeper understanding. They can be found in alphabetical order here: http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/nhlalpha.html.

You are of course free to ask us questions and leave comments about any of these articles, but we will not always provide a direct answer because it’s crucial that each individual processes this information within themselves. Otherwise, it will never reach the “Heart,” and an awakening might not take place. However, we are more than willing to support and guide you when needed, so don’t be afraid to make comments. We will answer them the best we can. Just keep in mind that we don’t know everything, either. We are also on this journey, and the awakening to Spirit and the true understanding of ourselves and the universe around us is a process. But we can all support and assist each other on our journey home.

While we’re working on this series, we will post less videos than we used to. However, we will still produce Q&A sessions, and perhaps something else of interest, but it will not be our main focus to make videos at the moment.

The reason we choose to write articles on Gnosis, rather than discussing them in videos, is because we believe the written word will make this information better sink in. There are completely new concepts the reader who is unfamiliar with the Gnostic texts needs to consider, and to be able to go back and forth in the texts is crucial, in our opinion. Thus, we will not use pictures, either, unless it’s absolutely necessary for comprehension, because we want the reader to create their own images in their minds and not let our images side-track you.

We look forward to receiving your feedback on this article series!


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36 comments

    1. That will be clearer as the series continues. Marduk, together with other aspects of En.ki, are put in charge over different parts of the Construct.

      1. Thank you for your prompt reply. If you’re familiar with “Seth Speaks”, the Michael Teachings and even Robert Monroe, whom know you know. They mention that we belong to large group of souls that were casted together at the same time, about 1200 of them and continue together as aspects of the same spirit existing simultaneously in parallel realities. And that not until everyone has joined, they would not leave.

  1. Thank you so much for this new series, Wes & Ariel. I agree, the inquiry and study of the NHM compliments the WPP perfectly. In addition to reading the actual manuscripts (or what has survived of them) there is one book that has been extremely helpful to inspire and inform my studies of the NHM – ‘Not in His Image’ by John Lash. (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/637727.Not_in_His_Image) Hope you agree.

    There is also something I have come across in my studies which I think is worth pointing out..many people don’t differentiate between the Nag Hammadi manuscripts and the Qumran manuscripts, even thinking the NHM are a part of, or related to the “Dead Sea Scrolls”. Nothing could be further from the truth.

    1. Yes, many people mention John Lash. I haven’t read the book, but I watched a couple of interviews a few years ago. It was in the middle of a lot of other things I was doing. It might be a good idea to look into him again to see how it resonates. I believe I remember he is talking about Orion…

  2. I am really looking forward too this. I have read half of the Nag Hammadi text, have to read each writing a few times over. The part I am interested in and your take on , is the area where they give the names of those who made or was involved in the making of the different parts of the body.

  3. Hi, Wes and Ariel,
    I was a pastor for 12 years and suddenly I met a fellow pastor on Facebook that was so bold to confront the misinterpretations and malpractices in the church. He was so bold to call out names of top pastors and bishops. Guess what? His messages resonated with me and after I took some time and digested his messages, I resigned from pastoring and left the new branch church I was assigned to. It was a big shock to everyone (my friends, family, fellow pastors). I felt so much peace in me and I felt like I should help others to come out of the same mess.

    However, after 1 year, during a personal meditation time, I started asking God some very key questions about some of the contradictions and His actions in the Old testament and why he killed so much people without caution. To my utter amazement, I got a reply from within that said “Don’t Follow the Bible”, “Follow My Spirit Within You”. From that very day, I did a research of how the Bible was created and how even the gospels and some letters of Apostle Paul’s were not even written by the Original Authors- Booom!!! I signed out of Christianity

    Then I found Wes’ on Youtube which led me to the WPP. I fell so much in love with the WPP. However, when you started connecting everything to Lord En.Ki, and how he and his cohorts depend so much on our energies, I stopped meditating, praying and worshipping. I really felt like all I need to just do now is to focus on improving my programming skills, die and leave this matrix. I kind of stopped giving attention to a lot of “spiritual things”.

    Adding the Gnostic texts to your work really now makes me think that there’s something about the Christ Model which I need to understand or discard cos I always think the Christ model is what Science is copying to usher in the Singularity.

    Thank you for your great work.

    Blessings!

    1. Hi Obi. When I read your post I remembered when I threw my Bible out years ago. I didn’t want to possess any distorted messages anymore! Later on I realized the mixed truths, half-truths and lies presented in the Bible, and now I want to search for the gems in there. Right now, when I respond to your post, I realize that the real reason why I threw my Bible out probably was because I couldn’t face how easily I could have continued the same path as my family. But my inner Force of Spirit was more powerful than anything else. Thank you so much for sharing ❤️

  4. informative writing. very well written and well said. I am very much looking forward to your Gnosis series. plus the 2 more, Gnosis + Hammadi texts. Where can I find them? I love reading, it is the possible solution to absorb a personal journey. beautiful blessings

    1. I’m glad you asked. We very much encourage people to read themselves from the Gnostic texts, as well. They can be found in alphabetical order right here: http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/nhlalpha.html .

      We suggest you start with these four, in any order you like:

      http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/tripart.htm
      http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/apocjn-long.html
      http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/origin-Barnstone.html
      http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/Hypostas-Barnstone.html

  5. Hi Wes and Ariel. I am overjoyed that you guys have chosen to do this. You must have given so many so much over time. Now I sense the enthusiasm and encouragement within you that you have found a way to further your gift to others. It rather reminds me of a Persian poem…….. God has given us a dark wine so potent that,
drinking it, we leave the two worlds.
    God has put into the form of hashish a power
to deliver the taster from self-consciousness. 
    God has made sleep so
that it erases every thought. 
    God made Majnun love Layla so much that
just her dog would cause confusion in him.
     There are thousands of wines
that can take over our minds.
    Don’t think all ecstacies
are the same!
    Jesus was lost in his love for God.
His donkey was drunk with barley. 
    Drink from the presence of saints,
not from those other jars. 
    Every object, every being,
is a jar full of delight. 
    Be a conoisseur,
and taste with caution. 
    Any wine will get you high.
Judge like a king, and choose the purest, 
    the ones unadulterated with fear,
or some urgency about “what’s needed.” 
    Drink the wine that moves you
as a camel moves when it’s been untied,
    and is just ambling about.

    Read into this poem what you will, it changes every time that you do.
    I’ve never read the Nag Hammadi, couldn’t get past the introduction as it was full of experts on the subject. I’ve trusted my spirit to journey with on a somewhat bumpy road, it’s been a very revealing ride.
    I do hope that you guys new journey will fill people with a further sense of understanding and connectivity that will help in their adjoining and alignment within.

    Much appreciation
    Andrew John

      1. HI Wes…i am tailing your post over a couple of years now, and slowly understand some of your points… i just want to hear your opinion about this jesus christ message in the bible that said “salvation is through him alone…because for me it does not make a lot of sense…it sames that there are two kind of jesus put as one.. were one is a positive energy and the other posses negative energy….

        1. ““salvation is through him alone…because for me it does not make a lot of sense…it sames that there are two kind of jesus put as one.. were one is a positive energy and the other posses negative energy….”

          The salvation part means that we can only wake up to Spirit through him because when Sophia created the Universe, she only created with half her Spirit. This is why the Universe we know of is such a tough place to be (more about that when you get to Gnosis Part 3 and onward). Christ is/was the part of Spirit that was missing in Sophia, and by giving it to us 2000 years ago, it made it possible for US to wake up so we can complete our mission here on Earth (more on that in the articles, as well).

          There was a true physical Jesus, who funneled the Spiritual Message of Christ, and then there was Thoth, who imitated the Christ Message and distorted it (the Hermetic Gospels). Orthodox Christianity excluded very important parts from the original gospels and included Hermetic (Thoth) distortions in the Bible. Therefore, no one can wake up to Spirit by just reading the New Testament, unless they have a very profound way of reading the 4 gospels from a spiritual point of view, which is very rare. The awakening process is in the Gnostic texts.

          1. Thank you for such a quick reply… in our current bible that we use to read now a day…is it base on what you say as hermetic or is it genostic or both.. because in my understanding i think there are mixed in this or somehow in a diluted form of message especially the so called christian doctrine… what is your take on this Wes…???? bong jimenez

            1. The canon gospels are a mix of gnosticism and hermeticism. It’s not that the Bible (NT) is lying, but important parts are omitted and the story distorted. You can get a lot of insights just to read the New Testament, but a person who ONLY reads that and not the Gnostic texts will not be able to get Gnosis because any spiritual message in the NT directs the reader toward the false god–Yaldabaoth.

              1. you mean in the hermeticism parts is were the distortion came…. thats is probably the reason i cannot connect to the version of the christian bible…i have doubts really … anyway thanks to your views Wes…

                1. Yes, Hermeticism distored the Gnostic message considerably. Fortunately, we now have the Nag Hammadi texts. Without them, it would be very difficult these days to receive Gnosis.

                  1. one more thing ….what do you think of the old testament … the holy people the isralite..are they holy people;;; or they claim to be holy…and what about there God is it the counterfeit god???as it portray today….?? is the old distorted to…??? in my analysis..i think everything is with distortion…many thanks anyway Wes…

                    1. @bong jimanez … The OT God is Yaldabaoth at the most part. Israel is another name for Jacob in the Bible, and it means “he who knows God.” The real “God’s chosen people” are the spirited humans, but it has been distorted and inverted to mean those who are NOT Spirited. But the ORIGINAL meaning of Israel is ‘he who saw the REAL God,’ and it is connected to Sabaoth, who is an ‘extension,’ in lack of better terms, of the Christ and Sophia.

                    2. “The real “God’s chosen people” are the spirited humans, but it has been distorted and inverted to mean those who are NOT Spirited.” BEAUTIFUL and TRUE!
                      Now Israel is not spirited human but represented by a land and the physical bodies.

  6. Although i always followed my pure heart and inner voice of wisdom and justice till today,which after many struggles and thousands of tons of external violence to me in order to break down,i ‘m here today alone and ostracized again but satisfied to read your work WES and ARIEL!

  7. I now understand more fully why they were hunted down and killed and their writings destroyed with such a vengeance. Since the basis of all that we Create is not from our desires or intentions, but instead from our very deepest beliefs. It was mandatory for Enki and the gang to destroy the Gnostics since the Truth they were harboring, studying and teaching was totally in opposition to the stories we were being fed by the “new gods” of the realm. Their realm. When this hit me it was big game changer in my mind, and my very existence for that matter. Can you imagine what would happen if all of their captive creators were suddenly armed with the truth of our creation and our existence as told by the Gnostics? Even cursory research into the earliest control of all methods of information dissemination (from Gutenberg’s earliest presses on up to the largest publishing houses of today) were immediately the targets for control by the bloodline families as if their very existence depended on keeping all of us in the dark (in more ways than one) and never finding out the truth about who and what we truly are. And I suspect it DOES depend on it to a great extent. It’s sad that it is beginning to look like so many may never know the truth before they are pulled into the hive mind. You can feel it – it is growing closer by the minute. I am sure there will be a final battle, the form of which I can’t imagine, but it is unlikely that the side of Truth will win the day. I just finished reading a book titled “Plague of Corruption” (by Hechenlively and Mikovits, Simon & Schuster April 2020), and to learn that vaccines never really prevented diseases at all, but instead spread them throughout humanity plainly shows just how much control Enki, Marduk, Lucifer and the gang have over their false world and the human avatars within it.

    Thank you both, Wes and Ariel, for getting some serious truth out to us. We appreciate you more than you can imagine.
    Richard

    1. Great share, rblibit! Yes, there are probably going to be many different kinds of battles, and most of them are already ongoing. But the biggest battle of them all has always been the battles between Truth/Gnosis and Ignorance–Spirit vs. Artificial Spirit.

      1. This can’t be the first prison world this bunch has created. They appear far too practiced at this whole charade not to have done it before. If this IS the first, they are far more intelligent than I suspected, and for which I initially gave them credit. And if this is not their first rodeo, escape will not be easy by any measure.I am sure they have the complex frequencies for every feeling we have ever experienced and many we haven’t. And they will throw them all at us to get us to follow them. We will definitely have to chew gum and walk at the same time – or put another way, we will have to look deep inside for strength while we move up and out at the same time until they are but specs in our rear view mirrors.
        Thanks again,
        Richard

        1. Your words resonated with me. I have those same thoughts and wonder if I’ll be strong enough or completely free of my attachments to override their cunningness in Escaping. Fortunately, I cope by understanding and truth brings the reassurance and knowledge I count on, among other things.

          1. Have faith, Evelyn, and we hope you’ll continue follow this, our new article series. I think that will change things quite dramatically…

            1. Thank you Wes for your kind words. I will continue to read and learn. As I do, I wonder if I’ll join my soul group, as Robert Monroe and Seth, and the MichaelTeachings and many others assert.
              Thank you for all you do!
              Evelyn Gretchen

              1. Regarding soul groups. We, the spirited humans, are the human soul group that I called the Namlu’u in the Wes Penre Papers. That would be your common soul group. If you refer to soul group, such as relatives, friends, and family, it depends on each individual soul. Are they looking for answers? Are they thirsty for spiritual knowledge (not religion)? If so, yes you will re-unite with them. Those who are searching for knowledge and reconnect with Spirit will realize that this realm we call Earth is not our home, and we understand that we need to leave this entire construct and to home to the Spiritual realm whence we came. This is what this series about Gnosticism is 🙂 . —Wes

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