Let's talk about gnosis, baby
“Don’t be satisfied with the stories of others. Unfold your own myth.” – Rumi
Life can be a bastard. It has a way of sucker-punching you in the nethers just when you least expect it, leaving you confused and scrambling for answers. Life gets nasty, period. Death, disease and trauma don’t wait until you’ve fortified yourself with a daily meditation routine, or had some sort of life-affirming existential breakthrough. Most of us learn this truth the hard way- in lieu of a personal, transcendent experience that no one can take away, philosophies and religious creeds often amount to squat when life gets dark.
Enter Gabriel D. Roberts. Raised a fundamentalist Christian, Gabriel’s religious identity was well-defined and static for decades. But, intelligence and dogma have a way of repelling one another, and by his late twenties he rejected spirituality completely. What followed, was an ugly period for Gabriel. He devoted himself to more materialistic endeavors, all while self-medicating with harmful substances. Eventually, after finding his own transcendent experience, he was able to right his ship. He has now devoted his life to spreading his story of awakening to others in hopes that they might make contact with their own, personal spiritual truth.
Gabriel’s third book, The Quest for Gnosis will be released wherever digital books are sold on March 20. For more information, check out his website and give him plenty of digital smooches via his Facebook and Twitter accounts.