An Enlightened Master is ideal only if your goal is to become a Benighted Slave. -- Robert Anton Wilson
Most people are not aware of the Nicean Council stripping the Book of Gnostic writings, and of the Gospel of Mary, (thus women), which was also Gnostic.
As the Gnostic beliefs survived and prospered, the final solution of the Church was to massacre over 30,000 French Gnostics known as "Cathars", from the Greek word... Katharsis. At the same time, a slaughter of Templars throughout Europe, ensured that the Gnostics would have no protection against the Church.
Nothing in excess.
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false, and does not swear deceitfully. Psalm 24
"True law is right reason in agreement with nature . . . Whoever is disobedient is fleeing from himself and denying his human nature [and] will suffer the worst penalties . . ." - Cicero