There are three main philosophies that I want to get into in this post: Gnosticism, Reincarnation, and Secular Humanism. These three concepts will give you a basic understanding of the philosophies of the mystery schools, but realize that volumes have been written on these subjects, and all I can do is offer you a taste. I also don't want any of you to take anything I say for granted; please do your own research to verify what I write about. I frankly admit that I can and have been wrong and welcome any corrections or insights from others in the comment section. No one has all the answers and we are all learning together, "line upon line, precept upon precept."
A man is saved no faster than he gets knowledge, for if he does not get knowledge, he will be brought into captivity by some evil power in the other world, as evil spirits will have more knowledge, and consequently more power than many men who are on this earth. Hence it needs revelation to assist us, and give us knowledge of the things of God. (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 217)
Evil spirits have more knowledge because they do not have a veil of forgetfulness. They understand that it takes knowledge to be saved, so they twist the truth and deceive the mystery schoolers into believing that they can save themselves, i.e., become gods, through intellect alone. Not simply through secular knowledge, but through mystical knowledge, obtained from initiation into the mysteries and followed by years of higher initiations as they move up the ranks in Satan’s church. But before we get into the specifics we need to go back to Joseph Smith's teachings to learn exactly what Satan is attempting to imitate with this doctrine.
Before 1921, when an apostolic committee removed the Lectures on Faith from the LDS cannon, they were considered the "doctrine" part of the Doctrine and Covenants. I just recently learned through this video by Rob Fotheringham that the committee removed the Lectures because Joseph said that God the Father was a personage of Spirit, in direct opposition to D&C 130. Apparently they knew better than Joseph did, but ironically, the Lectures give step by step directions on how to be saved. And in the sixth lecture, Joseph explains exactly what it means to be saved by knowledge. The testimony of Jesus is not a belief in Christ that we profess at a testimony meeting, it is rather his testimony to us that we lived a life that was in harmony with the will of God. The words of Joseph:
An actual knowledge to any person that the course of life which he pursues is according to the will of God, is essentially necessary to enable him to have that confidence in God, without which no person can have eternal life...that unless they have an actual knowledge that the course that they are pursuing is according to the will of God, they will grow weary in their minds and faint; for such has been and always will be the opposition in the hearts of unbelievers and those that know not God, against the pure and unadulterated religion of heaven... (Lecture Sixth of Faith, Emphasis added)
To be saved by knowledge means that we receive the Second Comforter from Christ and he tells us that we are saved; nothing less. The removal of the Lectures on Faith sent this tenet down the memory hole and reinforced the doctrines of checklists, worthiness certificates, and following leaders; none of which can save you. These are in fact mystery school doctrines and anti-Christ, because they presuppose that one can earn their way into heaven. King Benjamin taught that such a path is impossible; even when we strive to obey all the commandments we fall short and are still indebted to him, and have no reason to boast. The scriptures explain that there will be many who embark on this anti-Christian path and will expect to be saved at the judgment bar, and will be surprised when the Lord declares to them that he never knew them. And it will be because they never understood this vital teaching from Joseph Smith, and I must admit that it is sobering:
Let us observe here, that a religion that does not require the sacrifice of all things, never has power sufficient to produce the faith necessary unto life and salvation; for from the first existence of man, the faith necessary unto the enjoyment of life and salvation never could be obtained without the sacrifice of all earthy things: it was through this sacrifice, and this only, that God has ordained that men should enjoy eternal life; and it is through the medium of sacrifice of all earthly things, that men do actually know that they are doing the things that are well pleasing in the sight of God...
It is vain for persons to fancy to themselves that they are heirs with those, or can be heirs with them, who have offered their all in sacrifice, and by this means obtained faith in God and favor with him so as to obtain eternal life, unless they in like manner offer unto him the same sacrifice, and through that offering obtain the knowledge that they are accepted of him. (Ibid)
The path that Joseph is describing is not easy; Christ does not grant you the knowledge that you are saved until after you've been willing to sacrifice all earthly things, even your own life if necessary. What Joseph is describing is pure Christianity, the religion of heaven. The Satanic substitute, described below, is knowledge without sacrifice, and without Christ.
Gnosticism: Primordial Knowing
Generation and Gnosticism.1 Generation is the Lost Word of Freemasonry, or the phallus of Osiris, the generative force. What follows will be graphic but must be included so that you can understand what a mockery of God this is. If you look at the square it is the shape of a woman spreading her legs and lying on her back in the missionary position. The compass represents the man and the G is the phallus. This symbol is a mockery of the sex act, the procreative force, the creative power given unto us by God. The higher meaning of the G is Gnosis, or primordial knowing, which means original, primary, fundamental, and ancient knowledge, passed down from Lucifer himself. Remember that Giddianhi declared that the secret plans were of ancient date.