“The Greeks have two words for knowledge: logos and gnosis.
What can be learned through education and scientific inquiry is logos. What can be known through intuitive feelings and spiritual or mystical experiences is gnosis (no-sis).
Logos is rational, objective, logical, expressive in words or numbers, while gnosis is subjective, nonrational, nonverbal, feeling-tinged, expressible through poetry, images, metaphor, and music and is often unproveable by its very nature.
Every sacred experience is subjective: the sense of oneness with the universe, or with divinity, a spiritual epiphany, a timeless moment infused with beauty, spiritual insight, and grace is gnosis. Ineffable yet profoundly transformative – these are soul experiences.
Trust what you know is your bones from experiences such as these.” (Jean Bolen)
I am someone who needs both.
I crave knowledge, learn even from the backs of cereal boxes and read voraciously. I use this knowledge to feed my intuitive nature. That knowledge seeps into my bones. I feel it there. It builds my confidence and gives my mind something to do so my creative, intuitive nature is free to play.