From the Guardian perspective, the origination of authentic ancient Gnosticism is sourced from the Essene, Christos Templar lineages that brought their Maji King Grail Lines through the Stargates to form the 12 Tribes. These lineages would hold one section of the genetic DNA blood record that contained the intelligent information of the Cosmic Law of One records, that sourced from the Krystal Universes, in the God Worlds. Each of the original Essene 12 Tribe lineages were seeded through the planetary stargate system, and helped to embody specific DNA coding that was to be initiated, accreted and integrated throughout the Planetary Grid Network to gradually support spiritual Ascension. This was the evolutionary plan in order to retrieve lost and fractured human soul groups, to repair and activate dormant DNA that occurred as a result of the Taran explosion, and subsequent wars with other species that resulted in the Luciferian Rebellion and Atlantian Cataclysm.
Since the Luciferian Covenant was made on the earth there has been an ongoing battle for this knowledge, in which the true ancient wisdom keepers were consistently hunted down and massacred. A major timeline trigger event began with the Celtic invasions 9,500 years ago, when the NAA and Illuminati groups attempted to create a super-race of genetic elites. This placed hijacked Ruby Sun DNA, through their propagated lines which evolved into Freemasonry, Knights Templar, Rosicrucian’s, Jesuits, and other secret societies that persist with a similar hermetic esoteric knowledge that is primarily used in the negative polarity of Service to Self. In the historical timelines, they targeted 2nd Stargate Grail lines for hijack or elimination, because this soul group is genetically connected to the Family of Michael that originate from Aldebaran. They are the natural Guardians of the Eastern direction grid network, as well as opening the access into The Golden Gate. These particular Michael-Nephilim bloodlines are the original authentic genetic lines of Ruby Sun DNA bodies on earth, that the NAA groups coveted and modified as host bodies for a variety of the invading Orion and Nordic groups.
Thothian groups took sections of the Essene Law of One knowledge and fashioned the Hermetic traditions, which were presented as non-Christian lineages of Gnosticism known as the Corpus Hermetica. Secret societies continued to form around the Hermetic tradition in Mystery Schools, which were used to hide the ancient knowledge from the common people, who were instead given opposing information in the form of religious indoctrination as a replacement. To cover up the Christos Essene Templar origins and mission, the NAA strongly influenced the revisions to sacred texts during the Council of Nicea. They further influenced other world religions to replace the authentic Gnostic information, with the intentional spreading of violent religions based on satanic Blood Sacrifice, holy wars and worshipping Alien False father Gods.
Later on, Aleister Crowley and subsequent satanic cults integrated some of this same knowledge, such as the Gnostic Mass information into their black magic rituals. Satanic cults focused on the same consciousness principles with an important caveat, as the first law for the Satanist is the Law of Reversal, in which Blood Sacrifice was required for perpetuating anti-life forces. All Laws would be inverted and their principles used in reverse, for the conjurer to extract power over others in the material world.
As a result of the genocidal agendas, the remaining Essene groups went underground and this knowledge was hidden and continued to be passed on in secret, such as to the Cathar sects. Some of those remaining records are within the contents found in the Nag Hammadi, to which the public has only been given limited access to partial information. The Nag Hammadi Library is a collection of thirteen ancient books called codices that contain over fifty texts, discovered in upper Egypt in 1945. This immensely important discovery includes a large number of primary Gnostic Gospels, texts thought to have been entirely destroyed. The discovery and translation of the Nag Hammadi library, initially completed in the 1970's, provides a major re-evaluation of defining the nature of Gnosticism in relationship to the authentic history of true Christianity.
Hermeticism stems from the Thothian distortion, and is a school of ideas and systems that focuses on the pursuit of Gnosis, the pursuit of direct knowledge and experiences that pertains to the inner revelation of spiritual mysteries. However, as with all knowledge and tools, they can be used in the negative polarity of Service to Self, or in the positive polarity of Service to Others. Whatever polarity we choose and use the Natural Laws to co-create with, will directly initiate how that content expresses from the original intention we have given it. The polarity we choose and its expression will have an internal and external effect, a correspondence made upon the results that we have created in our manifestation. If we are spiritual adepts and truth seekers on the path of the Law of One, our love will translate into pure knowledge given in alignment to serve our sovereignty and spiritual freedom, and we will organically manifest more goodness and natural order. If we are on the path of Service to Self, seeking material power, our fear will translate into ignorance which aligns with confusion and control, and we organically manifest more chaos and evil. When we are clear about the Natural Laws and we look to the globalscape, it is the clear result from the Controllers continual abuse of knowledge, the abuse of hidden technology used by human and nonhuman factions, resulting from the abuse of the Natural Laws in the negative polarity, Service to Self. 
Christos Essene Templar Gnosticism
Today, Gnosticism generally refers to a set of specific religious doctrines on spirituality that were discovered in 1945 in Nag Hammadi, which were early Christian texts banned from the Canonized Bible. Prior to this discovery, little was known about the Gnostic beliefs and the interpretation of the content that is included in their religious doctrines is still very controversial in academic circles. Gnostics engaged with spiritual Ascension initiation rites in order to create a direct relationship with the eternal source of God, knowing the inner spark of divinity existed within the heart of humanity, in which the inner spark is Consubstantial with the Godhead.
Christos Essene Gnostics walked the path of Gnosis where the spiritual goal was to consciously travel through the dimensional spheres in the Tree of Life in order to separate light from darkness through the process of purification, achieving inner sacred marriage and personification of the ultimate wisdom inherent in Sophianic consciousness. Sophia is the Solar Logos embodied aspect of the Holy Mother, she is the Holy Daughter emanation that lives in the Holy Spirit, the loving wife of Christos along with holding the shared title of the Cosmic Christos-Sophia. She is the spiritualized feminine principle of the Cosmic Solar body which holds the keys that open the gateways into the God worlds. One must embody Sophianic consciousness to access the timeless and eternal wisdom of the Universe. She who holds the true knowledge and power in the secrets of animating creation as the prima materia itself, the divine quintessence that breathes eternal life into form. Sophia is an emanation that sources directly from the Godhead, the Christos Solar feminine, and holds the wisdom aspect of perceiving the ultimate truth spirit that exists inside all things. The gifts of Sophianic solar wisdom are imparted through the gateway within the blossoming of the sacred crystal heart. Her sacred song breathes light which ignites the divine spark of God within the ascending human, who then truly learns that Unconditional Love for creation is the Law. Essentially, this means we are unable to access pure knowledge and wisdom from within our heart complex, if we are externally distracted by the mind and the physical body’s sensations of materialism. Thus, Sophiology as the worship of the solar female aspect of the Christos, is the inner revelation of the Godhead’s wisdom as it has been imparted to humanity, to love your Mother and Father equally, which has influenced many ancient Essene and Christian mystics over the ages.
As an example, the Hagia Sophia Church in Istanbul saw Sophia as a co-equal with Christ, as an aspect of Christ, before it was seized in the Ottoman invasion and turned into a mosque, imbuing it with lunar influences.
This ancient wisdom of the original Christos Essene Tribes who once possessed the sacred knowledge of the Founder Records and Solar Logos, fell into a perverted decline of Black Magic sorcery, which included indescribable actions of depravity that became common within the Satanic and Luciferian cult practices. Satanic and Luciferian belief systems and their ritual practices spread more of the same violent consciousness to manifest in the physical realm, as it is desired to corrupt the human Soul to become infiltrated with satanic or Luciferian consciousness. Therefore, the human soul and physical vessel can be easily controlled and manipulated into consciousness slavery by the NAA.
Gnosticism has been intentionally associated with the symbolic images of the Baphomet, an anti-life reversal of the dark mother principle, manifested through the lower 2D demonic hierarchies that answers to the Serpent Queen Demon force that is conjured and projected through the archetypal Black Lilith. Thus, it must be clarified that the Baphomet was designed as an intentional anti-Christos-Sophia emanation, used to pervert hierogamic union and inner sacred marriage through sexual energy harvesting and exploitation of human beings. Baphomet Rituals were spread on the earth through a secret pact of blasphemy and sacrilege designed to utterly destroy the Christos-Sophia architecture, made popular through the teachings and practices of the Luciferian Knights Templars for over 9,500 years. The Baphomet Deception was mainly carried out by the Luciferian Knights Templars in order to distort and twist the original Gnostic teachings from the Christos Essene Templars, the blue flame grail lines of the original 12 Essene Tribes. From the earliest Luciferian Templar sects, this signature was promoted over many generations to be adopted into Islam and to pervade the Satanic sects, in which it became the Church of Satan’s GOAT (god of all things) symbolism.