And why leave her to those who wish to multiply her titles or to those fixated on gnostic interpretations of private revelations?
Working in a tradition should be an alchemical marriage where the structures that have been passed down to you are infused with your own unique gnostic revelation of what they mean and how they relate to your life and personal experience.
As David Yeago has noted in a critique of Gerhard Forde, the most eloquent American proponent of such an interpretation of Luther, in this scheme Lutheranism is reduced to a kind of gnostic sect.
It's not because I'm worried about what they might think, or anything ridiculous like that, it's because in a lot of cases this material was intended for me alone - either through an oral tradition or as a gnostic revelation from the spirits.
I think it's essentially the same myth as the Biblical ‘fall’, in which the world of matter is cut off from the Divine; and the gnostic idea of God becoming trapped in matter.
And also, before the 300s (and many times afterwards) there were plenty of religious authority figures in gnostic sects both within and outside the church.
The guy I had a crush on even commented on the gnostic demiurges and the founding fathers as freemasons.
This a very convenient allegory for the evolution from gnosticism to orthodoxy and the ensuing death of esoteric gnostic traditions.
I worked from the assumption that he was more like Prometheus that Satan, almost from a gnostic point of view.
The horrors he lived through caused him to pose the same questions as these gnostic texts, and orthodox Christianity was not giving him the spiritual answers he needed.