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Gnostic Apostle Thomas

Gnostic Apostle Thomas The experience of knowledge was assisted by cult rites, of which the most important was baptism, an immersion in flowing, "living," water. In historical practice, the ritual site was an enclosure by the river bank, with one channel bringing water in and another serving as an outlet. A pool in between was the site of a triple immersion in white robes, with appropriate invocations and prayers. A simple eucharist of bread and water and a handclasp of "truth" with the priest followed. http://www.webcom.com/gnosis/thomasbook/ch8.html
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