• Philosophy springs from the love of being; it is man's loving endeavor to perceive the order of being and attune himself to it. Gnosis desires dominion over being; in order to seize control of being the Gnostic constructs his system. The building of systems is a gnostic form of reasoning, not a philosophical one.

    Eric Voegelin, James L. Wizer (1998). “The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin”, p.273, University of Missouri Press
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