I still don’t know what to make out of Father Malachi Martin he had some interesting views that perhaps we’re not Gnostic in of themselves but we’re very close to gnosis.
He would comment on remote viewing and on the middle plateau sort of this psychic or mental realm that spiritual beings could look into or communicate by.
Here’s the thing I’ve contemplated this myself what if before the fall human beings had more in common with angels with our spiritual essence then we do now.
Angels and Demons (Fallen-Angels) communicate by thought with images into each other’s imagination and in our case for the purpose of inspiration or temptation.
What if before the fall and original sin man could actually communicate to one another and to the good angels in such a way?
This isn’t really Gnosticism because it’s not the belief that human beings were once spiritual beings and then through the fall they became physical corrupt beings.
Gnosticism rejects the physical but what I wonder is if while we possessed perfect physical bodies and souls with that came the more angelic abilities.
The Saints in their life and afterwards possess these abilities since many Saints could see spirits, talk to angels, rebuke demons, have visions, have some sort of cognitive ability to tap into the supernatural.
Father Malachi Martin never really went into this but he did talk about the middle plateau what he thought was the psychic ability and that all humans possess this ability but that it was very dangerous to tap into.
He’s gotten a lot of flak because the Church condemns remote viewing another divination practices and rightfully so but I think he was misunderstood perhaps about what he was actually talking about.
I think what he was actually talking about was that each of us possesses the ability to tap into the supernatural and we see proof of this to the Saints.
People like Padre Pio and the flying nun Sr. Mary of Jesus of Ágreda, Joan of Arc, the list goes on.