The Gnostic teachings differ greatly in many respects. They are different in style, attitude towards the Demiurge, description of the Divine drama. But they are very close in understanding the main thing:
Pneumatic person is above Demiurge’s ‘tiny cage’ of flesh, and above the cosmic Creator as he/she carries in him- herself the understanding of a different, true, and perfect world. ‘Through knowledge, then, is saved the inner, spiritual man; so that to us suffices the knowledge of universal being: this is the true salvation,’ Valentinus maintained.
Gnosis made individuals self-sufficient, allowing them to exist where life was empty, pointless, and finite.
This particular vision, free from myths and exaltation of separate teachings, allowed followers to speak about the uniqueness of the Gnostic ideal irrespective of epoch, culture, and circumstances.