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Thursday, 15 November 2018

The Angels are Aeons

The Angels are Aeons



Both the Hebrew malakh´ and the Greek aggelos literally mean “messenger.” and is used of both human and divine messengers. It is used of humans in the following places: Matt. 11:10; Luke 7:24, 27; 9:52; and James 2:25.

note "Sons of God" can refer to angels as it may in Job 38:7, but the expression is also used of men. (See Deut. 14:1, R.S.V.; Hosea 1:10; Luke 3:38; John 1:12; 1 John 3:1).

In the New Testament, as in the old, the word Angel is sometimes no more than another word for a divine communication or divine operation personified

Yahweh (He Who Is is ineffable)
The Savior said: "He Who Is is ineffable. No principle knew him, no authority, no subjection, nor any creature from the foundation of the world until now, except he alone, and anyone to whom he wants to make revelation through him who is from First Light. From now on, I am the Great Savior. For he is immortal and eternal. Now he is eternal, having no birth; for everyone who has birth will perish. He is unbegotten, having no beginning; for everyone who has a beginning has an end. Since no one rules over him, he has no name; for whoever has a name is the creation of another." (The Sophia of Jesus Christ.)

- The Upper Aeons are invisible, eternal, imperishable, spiritual, light.

Time is a personified as a deity (Chronos) also the word age(s) or Aeon is also personified as a deity. Chronos is usually portrayed as an old, wise man with a long, grey beard, such as "Father Time".
Aeon is usually identified as the nude or semi-nude young man within a circle representing the zodiac, or eternal and cyclical time

This will help us to understand the Aeons as angels or as personifications of the Deity or aspects extensions of being attributes or archetypes of the Deity. Aeons are not beings, places nor are they astrological categories or spaces in a heavenly kingdom

The Aeons are a series of hypostases (extensions of being attributes or archetypes of God) that emanated outward from a common source.
The Aeons are extensions of the Deity’s unity, but without spacial or temporal measure (i.e. boundless and eternal).


God emanates the different aspects and they come to be their own essence that is why they are called individual Aeons even though they are made up of the unity. and it’s hard to know that or understand that because we live in the universe of compartmentalisation so we will always understand rather through time and space the way to overcome or transcend time and space is to see it that way in your mind you have access to all of these vital forces or essences of God. That God is not hiding them from you God actually wants to reveal them to you and he did this through Gnosis, which is the right-hand path through Christ. Christ purposely came here so that you may know the true father and the essence of who God really is not what you have been told by the Church. That is there too so that you may have individuation because everybody is going to come to their truth in their own way through the darkness through the ignorance. but the ignorance is there so that you may find your wisdom that’s what wisdom is wisdom is not had by it being given to you wisdom can only be had through experiencing the essence of existence through the Aeons and with Soph witches in this case is through Sophia. Now there are different aspects of God if you want to if you want the essence of eternal life then you go through that Aeon. If you want the essence of truth then you go through the Aeon known as Christ if you want the essence of God through prudence then you go through that Aeon so forth in it so on. But all of these Aeons have always been accessible to you because you are an extension of God you are part of God you it has always been part of you from the eternal past in the eternal moment and the eternal future

All angels are beings in the Upper Aeons.
- Each angelic being is a hypostasis, extension, image or reflection of the One.

Like the One, all beings in the Upper Aeons are androgynous angels (i.e. - both male and female).

Gen 1:26 ¶ And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness[in the image of the angels, male and female]: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.


angel, --messenger; messengers of God. angels represent spiritual insight, ideas that come from the divine mind. Angels are the Thought(s) of Yahweh (Luke 1:11). angels are spiritual perceptive faculties, which ever dwell in the presence of the Father. (Matt. 13:49, (Matt. 18:10). Angels are not external beings but interior spiriual thoughts and divine insights

angels as messengers of God; the projection into consciousness of a spiritual idea direct from the Fountainhead, Yahweh. "And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar" (Luke 1:11). The word of Truth, in which is centered the power of God to overcome all limited beliefs and conditions. the intellectual perception of Truth that cleanses the mind and heart and leads to the coming or conscious presence of the indwelling Spirit of truth, the Christ.
A Vision of God’s Throne Room
1 Kings 22:18 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he would prophesy no good concerning me, but evil?
19 And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of Yahweh (He Who Is is ineffable): I saw Yahweh (He Who Is is ineffable) sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left.
20 And Yahweh (He Who Is is ineffable) said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner.
21 And there came forth a spirit (aeon), and stood before Yahweh (He Who Is is ineffable), and said, I will persuade him.
22 And Yahweh (He Who Is is ineffable) said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit (aeon) in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.
23 Now therefore, behold, Yahweh (He Who Is is ineffable) hath put a lying spirit (aeon) in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and Yahweh (He Who Is is ineffable) hath spoken evil concerning thee.
24 But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit (aeon) of Yahweh (He Who Is is ineffable) from me to speak unto thee?
25 And Micaiah said, Behold, thou shalt see in that day, when thou shalt go into an inner chamber to hide thyself.
26 And the king of Israel said, Take Micaiah, and carry him back unto Amon the governor of the city, and to Joash the king’s son; (1 Kings 22:18-26)

Spirit and Mind are synonymous; therefore we know God--Spirit--as Mind, the one Mind, or Intelligence, of the universe.

Angels, though they are androgynous, multiply through consent with their consorts.

Many important angels are named in the Gnostic texts.

Aeons bear a number of similarities to Judaeo-Christian angels, including roles as servants and emanations of God, and existing as beings of light. In fact, certain Gnostic Angels, such as Armozel, are also Aeons.

- Foremost among these are the Four Lights: Armozel, Oriel, Daveithai and Eleleth: “For from the light, which is the Christ... the four lights (appeared) from the divine Autogenes... the light-aeon Armozel, which is the first angel.... And the second light (is) Oriel... And the third light is Daveithai,... And the fourth light Eleleth... These are the four lights which attend the divine Autogenes” (Apocryphon of John)


- Also of great importance are the triads of angels who enrobe, baptize, enthrone, glorify and snatch away the initiate in the rite of the Five Seals: “And I delivered him to those who give robes - Yammon, Elasso, Amenai - and (...) to the baptizers - Micheus, Michar, Mnesinous - and (...) to those who enthrone - Bariel, Nouthan, Sabenai - and (...) to those who glorify - Ariom, Elien, Phariel - and (...) to those who snatch away - Kamaliel, [...]anen, Samblo (...) And he received the Five seals.” (Trimorphic Protennoia)

- Angels are also called ‘receivers’: “they who are worthy of (the) invocation, the renunciations of the five seals in the spring-baptism, these will know their receivers as they are instructed about them, and they will know them (or: be known) by them. These will by no means taste death.” (Gospel of the Egyptians)

- Angels are also called ‘Assembly of the Holy One’ and ‘shadowless lights’: “The whole multitude of those angels are called Assembly of the Holy Ones, the Shadowless Lights.” (Eugnostos the Blessed)

Aeons are an extension of the Father, without separation: “The emanation of the Totalities, which exist from the one who exists, did not occur according to a separation from one another, as something cast off from the one who begets them. Rather, their begetting is like a process of extension, as the Father extends himself to those whom he loves, so that those who have come forth from him might become him as well.” (Tripartite Tractate)

- This expansion of the One (monad) to the many (the all) continued from tens of thousands to countless myriads: “Among the things that were created the monad is first, the dyad follows it, and the triad, up to the tenths. Now the tenths rule the hundredths; the hundredths rule the thousandths; the thousands rule the ten thousands. This is the pattern among the immortals.” (Eugnostos the Blessed) “They (the immortals) provided for themselves hosts of angels, myriads without number for retinue.” (Eugnostos the Blessed)

Angels are arranged into so many hypostases, aeons, orders or hierarchies around the One, although all are ultimately one with their source.

- In the Gospel of the Egyptians, there are at least five orders of angels: thrones, powers, glories, authorities and angels. E.g. - “...and the thrones which are in them, and the powers which surround them, glories, authorities, and the powers”(Gospel of the Egyptians) “She (Providence) passed through all the aeons which I mentioned before. And she established thrones of glory, and myriads of angels without number who surrounded them, powers and incorruptible glories, who sing and give glory, all giving praise with a single voice, with one accord, with one never-silent voice, (...) to the Father, and the Mother, and the Son.” (Gospel of the Egyptians)

- In the Untitled Text in the Bruce Codex, there are at least five types of angels, though the order is uncertain: powers, glories, angels, archangels, ministers. “These are the powers which were given to the forefather who was placed in the aeon of the mother. And there were given to him myriads upon myriads of glories, and angels and archangels and ministers, so that those that are of matter should serve him.” (Untitled Text in the Bruce Codex)

- Angels may also be arranged in a hierarchy from the One to ‘the countless myriads’: “Among the things that were created the monad is first, the dyad follows it, and the triad, up to the tenths. Now the tenths rule the hundredths; the hundredths rule the thousandths; the thousands rule the ten thousands. This is the pattern among the immortals.”(Eugnostos)


- In Valentinian Gnosticism, certain human beings (the seeds or Elect) have promised themselves to angels, and will re-unite with them in the Upper Aeons: “When the whole seed is perfected (...) the Savior and Sophia [will] form a pair (syzygy). These then are said to be bridegroom and bride, and the bridal chamber is the entire Pleroma. The spiritual beings will divest themselves of their souls and become intelligent spirits, and, without being hindered or seen, they will enter into the Pleroma, and will be bestowed as brides on the angels around the Savior.” (Irenaeus, Adversus Haereses 1.7.1. See also Valentinian Exposition 39:29)

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