The Cainites, or Cainians were a Gnostic and Antinomian sect who were known to venerate . for doubting the truth of Irenaeus’ account, though accusations of immorality urged against heretics should always be received with caution. This is a beautiful book, I cannot stress that enough. Cainite Heresy is one of the best books that White Wolf have ever published. This book is paced full of. Thankfully, Cainite Heresy is more the latter than the former. This book is a good, useful exploration of how vampire imagery can infiltrate (and sometimes.

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Presumably, then, they thought of a division of mankind into two classes—the spiritual and the materialthe latter belonging to the realm of the Creator and deriving their hwresy from him, but doomed to dissolution, while the former class contained the spiritual men, imprisoned, it is true, in bodies of flesh, but yet deriving their essential being from the highest Power, opposed by the Creator and his minions, but winning the victory over them as Cain did over Abel.

Call of Cthulhu Rhetoric such as “rule in the darkness rather than humble himself falsely in the light” was more popular amongst some circles and Roads than others Via RegalisI’m looking at you.

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Have they just made it available for POD or something? There is no doubt that they applauded the action of Judas in the betrayal, but our authorities differ as to the motive which prompted him. Akodoken – Monday, 14th August, Not so much “news” as a “retrospective”. That’s not a good image. Carpocrates, we are told, defended this practice by a theory cajnite transmigration.


Free exclusively through TabletopGaming. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Part of a series on Gnosticism. The account given by Irenaeus is unduly curt and the text not quite secure, but it is not difficult to form a general estimate of the sect from it, especially with the assistance of other sources.

In an alternate reality where no single religion gained monopoly, with many diverse cinite conflicting religions and cults coexising, it would be much easier for Cainites to rule openly, or at least not being hunted by mortals.

To some it would seem a duty to crush the flesh beneath the spirit by the severest austerity, but the premise might lead to a libertine as well as to an ascetic conclusion. This is critical because they feel that the Antedeluvians repeating that exact same hubris will prompt Caine to return and save hersy from their elders before they are devoured. He speaks of Abel as derived from the weaker principle—a statement which bears the marks of authenticity.

The following errors occurred with your submission. Last edited by Demon Cat ; It was necessary to pass through all experiences, and hence the soul had to pass from body to body till the whole range of experience had been traversed.


Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Sunless Skies Come to Tabletop: Especially with the encouragement of monastic orders and the formation of Friars to lives of more apostolic poverty and granting or using of wealth to the poor, charity etc.


Get Some Cards for Your Spokes: Originally posted by Demon Cat View Post. Pathfinder 2nd Edition They were mentioned by Tertullian and Irenaeus as existing in the eastern Roman Empire during the 2nd century. They had roughly a thousand good years to use and abuse it, as they have every other strong social institution, before it turned violently against them.

We have no substantial justification for doubting the truth of Irenaeus’ account, though accusations of immorality urged against heretics should always be received with caution.

For one thing, the teachings of the Cainite Heresy were heretical in the extreme by the standards of the Catholic and Orthodox churches and would still be, today. On first instinct I was going to make a Stranger Things reference and link game and show in a rather obvious way.

Heres confluance of religion, Road, Clan, regional culture, and hegesy interpretation can prompt serious soul-searching and many unresolved or conflicting ethical ideas.

I’ll stop historygasming now. Help Contact Us Go to top. Caijite from ” https: They viewed him and those whom he favoured with undisguised hostility; redemption had for its end the dissolution of his work. This would probably piss off the more Christian vampires. Join the ranks of the Skyborn, with Overlight.