Gnostic Doctrine

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Symbolic Meaning to Henry Sulley's Temple

Symbolic Meaning to Henry Sulley's Temple

Ezekiel's Temple is a symbol of the spiritual body of man. when he attain it, he will never again leave. This enduring temple is built in the understanding of Spirit as the one and only cause of all things. In ICorinthians 6:19 and in II Corinthians 6:16 we learn that man's body is the temple or house of God.



Here You can see a diagram of Henry Sulley's Temple it is a circle within a square 

Ezekiel 40-48:35. This section is in the tone of Love and it speaks of the city foursquare and the temple’s measurements.
The 4 corners of the square represents the 4 letter of the name of God YHWH Yahweh the divine name

The circle represents the fellowship of the believers and fellowship with God by sharing his divine nature


The circle therefore represents infinite or the Pleroma 


A squared circle represents the perfection of spirit and flesh combined.


The altar is hypostatically representative of the divine presence” - therefore it must be at the center


It represents the perfection of Man


The circle is the symbol of wholeness and completion


It is a symbol of the One becoming the Many without ever ceasing to be the One.



The Threefold Nature of Man

The Threefold Nature of Man
the flesh the soul and spirit





54 From Adam three natures were begotten. The first was the irrational, which was Cain's, the second the rational and just, which was Abel's, the third the spiritual, which was Seth's. Now that which is earthly is “according to the image,” that which is psychical according to the “likeness” of God, and that which is spiritual is according to the real nature; and with reference to these three, without the other children of Adam, it was said, “This is the book of the generation of men.” And because Seth was spiritual he neither tends flocks nor tills the soil but produces a child, as spiritual things do. And him, who “hoped to call upon the name of the Lord” who looked upward and whose “citizenship is in heaven” – him the world does not contain. (Extracts from the Works of Theodotus)


Man is a creation of the Demiurgus or the Elohim. He is formed from matter (hulê), receives a soul (psuchê) from the Demiurgus, and a spirit (pneuma) from Achamoth. The nature of man is thus a compound formed of three elements, Body, Soul, and Spirit.


Man has three natures spirit and soul and body


1 Thessalonians 5:23 May the very God of peace sanctify YOU completely. And sound in every respect may the spirit and soul and body of YOU [brothers] be preserved in a blameless manner at the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 He who is calling YOU is faithful, and he will also do it.



The “spirit” (Heb., ruach; Gr., pneuma) should not be confused with the “soul” (Heb., nephesh; Gr., psykhe´), for they refer to different things. Thus, Hebrews 4:12 speaks of the Word of God as ‘piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, and of joints and their marrow.’ (Compare also Php 1:27; 1Th 5:23.) As has been shown, the soul (nephesh; psykhe´) is the creature itself. The spirit (ruach; pneuma) generally refers to the life-force of the living creature or soul, though the original-language terms may also have other meanings.

The spirit is the mind of man the soul is the heart or emotions and of course the body is a physical nature

The “spirit” (Heb., ruach; Gr., pneuma) should not be confused with the “soul” (Heb., nephesh; Gr., psykhe´), for they refer to different things.





Definition: A Body is a physical or spiritual vessel. In other words a human or angelic body.

Definition: A Soul is a human body.

Definition: A Dead Soul is a dead body

Definition: A Spirit is a character, a personality. It is 'you'.



"Operating upon the brain [physical (body)], it [indwelling sin] excites the 'propensities' (the outward senses), and these set the 'intellect' [mental (spirit)], and 'sentiments' [moral (soul)] to work. The propensities are blind, and so are the intellect and sentiments in a purely natural state; when therefore, the latter operate under the sole impulse of the propensities, 'the understanding is darkened through ignorance, because of the blindness of the heart'". Ephesians 4:18


Man has three natures spirit and soul and body


The Flesh or hylics

hylics, also called somatics (from Gk σώμα (sōma) "body"),

An extension of the idea that flesh composes the visible, tangible parts of the body is the use of the word “flesh” to refer in a general way to the whole body. (Le 17:14; 1Ki 21:27; 2Ki 4:34) It is also used to refer to the person, or individual, as a human of flesh. (Ro 7:18; Col 2:1, 5

. “Flesh” is often used in the Bible to represent man in his imperfect state, ‘conceived in sin’ as an offspring of rebellious Adam. (Ps 51:5; Ro 5:12; Eph 2:3) In humans who are trying to serve God, ‘the spirit [impelling force emanating from the figurative heart] is eager, but the flesh is weak.’ (Mt 26:41) Within these servants of God there is a constant conflict; God’s holy spirit is a force for righteousness, but the sinful flesh continually wars against the spirit’s influence and exerts pressure to induce the individual to perform the works of the flesh. (Ro 7:18-20; Ga 5:17) The works of sinful flesh are contrasted with the fruitage of the spirit, at Galatians 5:19-23.

The Spiritual Man and The soulful.

The apostle contrasts the spiritual man with the physical man. He says: “But a physical [literally, soulical] man does not receive the things of the spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him.” (1Co 2:14) This “physical man” does not mean merely one living on earth, one with a fleshly body, for, obviously, Christians on earth have fleshly bodies. The physical man here spoken of means one who has no spiritual side to his life. He is “soulical” in that he follows the desires of the human soul to the exclusion of spiritual things.

Paul continues about the “physical man,” that he cannot get to know the things of the spirit of God “because they are examined spiritually.” Then he says: “However, the spiritual man examines indeed all things, but he himself is not examined by any man.” The spiritual man has understanding of the things God reveals; he sees also the wrong position and course of the physical man. But the spiritual man’s position, actions, and course of life cannot be understood by the physical man, neither can any man judge the spiritual man, for God only is his Judge. (Ro 14:4, 10, 11; 1Co 4:3-5) The apostle says by way of illustration and argument: “For ‘who has come to know the mind of Jehovah, that he may instruct him?’” No one, of course. “But,” Paul says of Christians, “we do have the mind of Christ.” By getting the mind of Christ, who reveals Jehovah and his purposes to Christians, they are spiritual men.—1Co 2:14-16.

James chapter 1 "A double minded man is unstable in all his ways" — The word "double-minded" is a translation of dipsuchos which signifies two-souled! One soul is for God, and one is for self! The double-minded man has feet in both camps. Jas 3:15 This wisdom is not one, from above, coming down, but is earthly, born of the soul, demoniacal!


Jude 1:19 These, are they who make complete separation, mere men of soul, Spirit, not possessing.

The Unknown God



Acts 17:23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.

Justin Martyr says that men referred to Yahweh as "the completely hidden One."

The building of an altar to an unknown god indicated that the people of Athens desired to know God.

In his oration Paul said to the Athenians, “I found also an altar with this inscription, TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.” In intellectual consciousness what does this altar indicate? The dedication of an altar to the unknown God is an admission of ignorance, but it is often boasted of as indicative of tolerance and religious generosity. The broad-minded man with a devotional turn of mind points to his altar to the unknown God and says, “Although we know nothing about your omnipresent, spiritual God, this altar shows that we are not narrow; that we welcome all concepts of God.”

“An Unknown God,” thereby avoiding all cause for offense. At the same time, he awakened in his listeners a desire to know something of the real God, which their idol typified

The character of God as Absolute Being cannot be comprehended by the intellect. The Truth, therefore, makes a total denial of all beliefs about God of a temporal character. God does not require anything at our hands, being the source of all. Even personality is not recognized by the Divine Mind; he knows only unity and oneness in all men and all nations.



Saturday, 24 August 2019

Spiritual Evolution

Spiritual evolution

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evolution--comes from the word evolve meaning to develop gradually.

The development obtained by a believer through accurate knowledge of the law of Christ. It is the result of the development of the divine Logos in mind. What we are and what we are to be come is the result of the evolving of our consciousness, and this state of mind or new awareness is the result of seed spirit-word sown in the mind.


God implanted His perfect word--developed this seed word in each true believer.


Jesus said: Look, the sower went out, he filled his hand (and) cast (the seed). Some fell upon the road; the birds came, they gathered them. Others fell upon the rock, and struck no root in the ground, nor did they produce any ears. And others fell on the thorns; they choked the seed and the worm ate them. And others fell on the good earth, and it produced good fruit; it yielded sixty per measure and a hundred and twenty per measure.


Thus spiritual evolution is the unfolding in consciousness of that which God has implanted in a believer.


the evolving of our consciousness is the transforming of our mind


Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.


Therefore spiritual evolution, is the unfolding of the Spirit of God into action. The mind of a believer is the garden of God, of which the seed is the spirit-word sown into our mind and heart. The Christ consciousness or Christ mind evolution in a believer is plainly taught in the Scriptures as the most important realization of every believer.


1 Corinthians 2:16 For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF YAHWEH, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ.


Romans 8:9 However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.



Colossians 3:10 and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, 
11 where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.
12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; 
13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. 
14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.

Without some evidence in us of the Christ consciousness or the mind of Christ we are little better than animals. When through faith in the reality of things spiritual we begin conscious evolution there is great rejoicing; "we rejoice in hope of the glory of God."


The old man and the new man

The old man is the outward senses, the carnal mind, the thinking of the flesh, the ego or personality. The old man is separate in consciousness from God. This is a believer before he or she receives the new life that is in Christ.

We must crucify the old man and remove him out of our consciousness so that the Christ may be resurrected in us. This we do by the renewing of our mind.

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind
and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him

The "new man" is born of the word of God.  A birth is a coming into a state of being. The "new birth" is the coming into a higher state of being. The realisation by the believer of his or her spiritual identity, the Christ consciousness the real seal.

The contrast between the old man and the new man is similar to that which Paul draws in 1 Cor. 15:45 between the “first man”, Adam, and the “last” man, Christ. Therefore I suggest that the “old man” here is a reference to our status in Adam; by baptism we pass from that status to that of the “new man”, Christ. Eph. 4:22-24 exhorts baptized believers to put off the old man and put on the new man- i.e. to live out in practice the change in status which occurred in baptism.

“The new man” is composed of both Jew and Gentile (Eph. 2:15; Col. 3:10,11)- connecting with how Gal. 3:27-29 explains that baptism into Christ likewise gives us a status of “in Christ” which thereby removes any difference between Jew and Gentile. If “the old man” refers to our status in Adam which has now ended, been crucified, then we need no longer be phased by the fact that no baptized believer manages to totally avoid sinning; none of us have put to death the old manner of life in totality. All our days we seek to respond to the change of status which has occurred, living appropriate to that change.

We must " put off the old man" (Eph. 4:22); and yet " ye have put off the old man" (Col. 3:9). Have we, or haven't we? In God's eyes we have, in that the new man has been created, and the old man died in the waters of baptism. But of course we are still in the flesh; and the old man must yet be put off. What happened at our baptism must be an ongoing process; of laying the old man to rest in death, and rising again in the newness of life. The Gospel 'instructs us to the intent that, having once and for all put away ungodliness (i.e. in baptism) and worldly lusts, we should live in a holy manner' (Tit. 2:12 Gk.). Having put these things off in baptism, we must live a life of putting them off.

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Male and Female Demons The Gospel of Philip

Male and Female Demons The Gospel of Philip




The Gospel of Philip: 

The forms of evil spirit include male ones and female ones. The males are they which unite with the souls which inhabit a female form, but the females are they which are mingled with those in a male form, though one who was disobedient. And none shall be able to escape them, since they detain him if he does not receive a male power or a female power, the bridegroom and the bride. One receives them from the mirrored bridal chamber. When the wanton women see a male sitting alone, they leap down on him and play with him and defile him. So also the lecherous men, when they see a beautiful woman sitting alone, they persuade her and compel her, wishing to defile her. But if they see the man and his wife sitting beside one another, the female cannot come into the man, nor can the male come into the woman. So if the image and the angel are united with one another, neither can any venture to go into the man or the woman.
He who comes out of the world, and so can no longer be detained on the grounds that he was in the world, evidently is above the desire of the [...] and fear. He is master over [...]. He is superior to envy. If [...] comes, they seize him and throttle him. And how will this one be able to escape the great [...] powers? How will he be able to [...]? There are some who say, "We are faithful" in order that [...] the unclean spirits and the demons. For if they had the Holy Spirit, no unclean spirit would cleave to them. Fear not the flesh nor love it. If you fear it, it will gain mastery over you. If you love it, it will swallow and paralyze you.

in this part of the Gospel of Philip 65.1-66.7 the "evil spirit" and the "unclean spirits and the demons" are the passions of the flesh that is why Philip uses these expressions together thus unclean spirits are the thinking of the flesh and therefore we should not fear nor love the flesh only if we have the spirit of Christ (the Christ-Consciousness) can we fight against the flesh

male demons=wrath 
female demons=lust

The forms of evil spirit include male ones and female ones [evil spirits (thoughts and intents) are restricted to the “waters below” and therefore are male and female in form]. The males are they which unite with the souls which inhabit a female form [the physical female body], but the females are they which are mingled with those in a male form, though one who was disobedient [so these male forms were able to “hear the word” but fell out of the way - it seems to be more clearly explained below]. (Philip 46)

And none [who are “disobedient”] shall be able to escape them, since they detain him [“they do not go in yet hinder those who are from going in” this is about our personal battle between the spirit and the flesh] if he does not receive a male power [i.e. Christ in you”] or a female power [the “holy spirit”], the bridegroom and the bride [one needs both of these to unite in the bridal chamber (our heart) to conceive “regeneration” i.e. a son of God]. One receives them from the mirrored bridal chamber [the spiritual body (the image)]. When the wanton women [female demon] see a male [one who has the seed of Christ] sitting alone [not yet having received holy spirit (still using his own intellect and knowledge and not being guided by the spirit of truth)], they [the demons] leap down on him and play with him and defile him [they are able to subvert his mind towards the carnal nature]. So also the lecherous men [male demons], when they see a beautiful woman [one who has received holy spirit] sitting alone [has not yet received the seed of Christ (masculine seed) in them], they persuade her and compel her, wishing to defile her [they “wish to” but cannot for the holy spirit cannot be defiled – this one WILL eventually be drawn to and set-apart to Christ]. (Philip 47)

But if they see the man and his wife sitting beside one another [one who has both Christ (the masculine seed) in them and the holy spirit (truth and enlightenment of who and what you are) united as one in your heart] the female [demons] cannot come into the man, nor can the male [demons] come into the woman. So if the image [of God i.e. the heart of “man”] and the angel [holy spirit] are united with one another, neither can any venture to go into the man or the woman. (Philip 48) [Hence “What God has yoked together, let no man put asunder” – this is not the same as what men yoke together i.e. flesh to flesh – the Father yokes spirit to spirit (once you belong to Him it’s the end of the matter). Judas having not yet received holy spirit (true apprehension of who and what he is) was left vulnerable to the evil demon (the adversary which is that carnal nature which beguiles one into evil intent) who easily overcame him and used him for God’s own purpose – demons (evil thoughts and intentions) whether male (appealing to the brutish animal nature) of female (appealing to the emotions) are from within, they are the carnal and perverted nature of our subjective minds to the influences of others i.e. spiritual thievery and we all have these until they are destroyed (cast out of our hearts)]




Yahweh in the Nag Hammadi Library

Yahweh in the Nag Hammadi Library




73)  Jesus said, "The harvest is great but the laborers are few. Beseech the Lord, therefore, to send out laborers to the harvest."

When Jesus says "Beseech the Lord" he was referring to Yahweh

74)  He said, "O Lord, there are many around the drinking trough, but there is nothing in the cistern."




The Name

In the gospel of Philip and the Gospel of Truth we get a reference to the divine name


The gospel of Philip 


One single name is not uttered in the world, the name which the Father gave to the Son; it is the name above all things: the name of the Father. For the Son would not become Father unless he wore the name of the Father. Those who have this name know it, but they do not speak it. But those who do not have it do not know it.


it is the sacred tetragrammaton YHWH. We do not know how to pronounce this name, we call it Jehovah, or Yahweh.

The Jews and Christians did not in the second century speak the name of God


The Gospel of Truth


The name of the father is the son. It is he who, in the beginning, gave a name to him who came from him, while he remained the same, and he conceived him as a son. He gave him his name, which belonged to him—he, the father, who possesses everything that exists around him. He possesses the name; he has the son. It is possible for the son to be seen. The name, however, is invisible, for it alone is the mystery of the invisible about to come to ears completely filled with it through the father’s agency. Moreover, as for the father, his name is not pronounced but is revealed through a son. Thus, then, the name is great.




The unknown name of the Father, mentioned in the Gospel of Truth, turns out to be not so mysterious.

It is in fact stated in the text: "The name of the Father is the Son."



name, God's--To describe God is to give Him limitation, hence He could not be given a fairer designation than "I will be who I will be" This is without confines or bounds and it allows unlimited expansion in every direction.



"He Who Is" or "The One Who Is"

The Wisdom of Solomon 13:1 Truly vain are all men by [their] nature in whom there is not the knowledge of God: who, though they have seen the good things [of creation], do not know him that is.

The Wisdom of Solomon 13:1 Surely vain are all men by nature, who are ignorant of God, and could not out of the good things that are seen know him that is: neither by considering the works did they acknowledge the workmaster;


The highlighted portion in Greek is τὸν ὄντα ("he who is") compare Rev 1:4,8; 4:8.


In the Nag Hammadi Library the divine name Yahweh is used in prayers and hymns the Deity is addressed as  "He Who Is" or "The One Who Is" "You-who-are". This is a literal translation of the divine name into English Yahweh means "He-Who-Will-Be" or "He-Who-Is"


The Sophia of Jesus Christ NHC V.3, p. 27.7–10; cf. 24.20, 23; 25.1, 3; 26.27; 27.15; 29.18f.; 36.10f. Cf. Gospel of Truth (NHC I.3), p. 28.13; Tractatus Tripartitus (NHC I.5), p. 91.6; 114.15; 130.29f.; Gospel of the Egyptians (NHC III.2), p. 66.16, 21; 67.26; Authentic Teaching (NHC VI.3) 25.29; Treatise of Seth (NHC VII.2) 67.18f.; 68.12; Apocalypse of Peter (VII.3) 84.6; Silvanus (VII.4), p. 101.24; Zostrianos (VIII.1), p. 16.6; Marsanes (NHC X.1), p. 7.5f., 24f.; 13.17; Allogenes (NHC XI.3), p. 49.26f., 35f.


The Savior said: "He Who Is" is ineffable. (The Sophia of Jesus Christ)

He who is! Thou art He who is, the Aeon of aeons! (The Allogenes)

In Allogenes, God is addressed as ‘You are The-One-who-is’.


NHC XI.3, p. 54.32f.; cf. Discourse on the Eighth and Ninth (NHC VI.6), p. 61.15f.

In the Three Steles of Seth (NHC VII.5, p. 119.25), the prototypical Seth addresses

Adam (‘Adamas’ or ‘Geradamas’) as ‘The-One-who-is’.

"He Who Is" sometimes translated "The One Who Is"


The description of the divine name in the Septuagint of Exodus 3:14 He Who Is for ehyeh asher ehyeh I Will Be Who I will Be


Hebrew אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה‬ (´Ehyeh´ ´Asher´ ´Ehyeh´), ; Leeser, “I WILL BE THAT I WILL BE”; Rotherham, “I Will Become whatsoever I please.


Greek., Ego´ eimi ho on, “I am The Being,” or, “I am The Existing One”;


Exodus 3:14 And God said unto Moses, I am HE WHO IS (ho ōn): and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, HE WHO IS (ho ōn) hath sent me unto you.


Exodus 3:14  And God spoke to Moses, saying, I am THE BEING; and he said, Thus shall ye say to the children of Israel, THE BEING has sent me to you.


In his fifth book of Stromata, Clement of Alexandria refers to some passages of the Hebrew Bible which present riddles. Among these, Clement includes a text that speaks about "the secret four-letter name, which was affixed to those who alone had access to the innermost sanctuary; the name is called Jave/Yave, which means the 'One who is and who will be'. Among Greeks, too, the name God contains four letters" (5.6.34,5).

In the first Apocalypse of James, Christ exhorts James to cast away the bond of flesh that encircles him, and continues: Then you will reach The-One-who-is. And you will no longer be James; rather you are The-One-who-is.


the Gnostic should cut the bond with the material world; then the inner self will be able to return to its origin and be united with ‘The-One-Who-Is’, the transcendent God. Was this designation for 


In the Gospel of the Egyptians (c. 150 CE), one reads: O glorious name, really truly, o existing aeon, Ieêouôa (ιιιιεεεεηηηηοοοουυυυωωωωαααα), his unrevealable name is inscribed on the tablet (...) the Father of the light of everything, he who came forth from the silence (...) he whose name is an invisible symbol. A hidden, invisible mystery came forth Ieouêaô (each vowel is repeated 22 times).


iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE oooooooooooooooooooooo uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

Here in the Holy book of the Great Invisible Spirit or the Gospel of the Egyptians each of the vowels is written 22 times and there are 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet

this means Ieou, or Yao is alpha and omega 


 the Greek equivalent Ieou of the Hebrew Yah {, which is most likely "a graecizcd form of Ya(hw)ê,



Barbelo 

The word Barbelo apparently comes from Hebrew Be-arba Eloha


The meaning of the Semitic/Aramaic name is uncertain ("God is in the four," "daughter of the lord," "mighty through God").


The name of Barbelo seems to be based on a form of the holy four-letter name of God within Judaism, and it apparently comes from Hebrew-perhaps ‘God (compare EL) in (b-) four (arb(a)," 


Barbelo comes "from the Hebrew baba' ‘eloh, ‘in the four is God'with an abbreviated feminine ‘o' added to make the name a feminine aspect of God. 


'The Deity-in Four', with reference to the Tetragrammaton Τετραγράμματον, meaning "[consisting of] four letters"), יהוה in Hebrew and YHWH the ineffable four letters name of God


The Deity or Lord-in Four the four letters of the divine name Barbelo proceeds or is emanated from the four letters of the divine name


The memorial, in its simplest form, is ehyeh asher ehyeh, "l will be who I will be." Asher, "who," the relative pronoun in this memorial, is both singular and plural, masculine and feminine.


Barbelo is feminine aspect of God, Barbelo is mother, wisdom and the holy spirit or active force.


Barbelo she is Mother/Father and She brought forth the Christos through Him who is the Light.


Barbelo as the Mother the titles the Father and Mother (these are the masculine and feminine names of one androgynous being 


The Holy Spirit - Barbelo, is not a person or primordial being controlled by the Father it is an aspects of the mind of God or mental powers, unfolding or expanding from its thought to become an idea


Clearly we can see that the divine name YHWH is used in the Nag Hammadi Library being translated as "He Who Is" or ‘The-One-who-is’, ‘You-Who-Are’, which is the meaning of the word Yahweh "He Who Is "He Causes to Become or "I am The Existing One"

Yaldabaoth

In the Apocryphon of John Yaldabaoth has two sons Elohim and Yahweh again this shows that Yaldabaoth and Yahweh are not the same person 

The Apocryphon of John:

The first ruler saw the young woman standing next to Adam and noticed that the enlightened afterthought of life had appeared in her. Yet Yaldabaoth was full of ignorance. So when the forethought of all realized this, she dispatched emissaries, and they stole life out of Eve.

The first ruler defiled Eve and produced in her two sons, a first and a second: Elohim and Yahweh.

Elohim has the face of a bear,
Yahweh has the face of a cat.

ln the BG and llt,l version il is Eloim who is the righteous one and rules over fire and wind, and Yave (IIl,l : € I ¡yr r ) is the unrighteous one and rules over water and earth (BG 62. 12- l8; lll,l 31.12-19).

This shows that Yahweh is not Yaldabaoth

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Valentinian Cosmology in the Tripartite Tractate

Valentinian Cosmology in the Tripartite Tractate

A Simple Explanation of Absolutely Everything: February 2019


the Tripartite Tractate Cosmology is very different to other Valentinian documents to have come down to us first there is no doctrine of an emanation of 30 aeons 

there no doctrine of the fall of Sophia instead it is the logos who falls 

The Aeons are emanations of the Divine Mind as well as Divine Beings
(For each of the aeons is a name corresponding to each of the Father's qualities and powers the Tripartite Tractate)

This Fragment from Heracleon's Commentary on the Gospel of John is in agreement with the Tripartite Tractate:


Over all the archons he appointed an Archon with no one commanding him. He is the lord of all of them, that is, the countenance which the Logos brought forth in his thought as a representation of the Father of the Totalities. Therefore, he is adorned with every <name> which <is> a representation of him, since he is characterized by every property and glorious quality. For he too is called "father" and god" and "demiurge" and "king" and "judge" and "place" and "dwelling" and "law."

The Logos uses him as a hand, to beautify and work on the things below, and he uses him as a mouth, to say the things which will be prophesied.

The things which he has spoken he does



God came forth: the Son, Mind of the All, that is, it is from the Root of the All that even his Thought stems, since he had this one (the Son) in Mind. The Nag Hammadi Library A Valentinian Exposition

The logos here is a personification of the mind of God or the Father's first thought. We will look more at personifications later. 


This logos which is mind and truth can be compared with the The Tripartite Tractate:


The Father, in the way we mentioned earlier, in an unbegotten way, is the one in whom he knows himself, who begot him having a thought, which is the thought of him, that is, the perception of him, which is the [...] of his constitution forever. That is, however, in the proper sense, the silence and the wisdom and the grace, if it is designated properly in this way.

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

The unknown name of the Father

The unknown name of the Father





Acts 17:23  For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.


Justin Martyr says that men referred to Yahweh as "the completely hidden One." 


The unknown name of the Father, mentioned in the Gospel of Truth, turns out to be not so mysterious. 

It is in fact stated in the text: "The name of the Father is the Child." 

Indeed, the overarching theme of the text is the revelation of the oneness of Christian believers with the "Father" through the "Son" leading to a new experience of life characterized by the words "fullness" and "rest". 

The text's primary claim is that "since need came into being because the Father was not known, when the Father is known, from that moment on, need will no longer exist."

The tone is mystical and the language symbolic, reminiscent of the tone and themes found in the canonical Gospel of John.


The concept of the Name in Valentinianism has links with Jewish speculation on the Divine Name. The Valentinian liturgy preserved by Irenaeus makes the connection clear. In one of the baptismal prayers, the Name is explicitly identified with Iao (Hebrew Yaho) which is a variant of Yahweh (Irenaeus Against Heresies 1:21:3). A connection to Judaism is not all that surprising given the Jewish roots of both Christianity and Gnosticism.

Taken from the Wikipedia short and sweet.

Valentinus knew soul needs a Saviour - and we've come a long way from being afraid of the dark and its time to wake up, one and all.


The way with Jesus should be on everyone's mind. If you haven't entered the way with the Lord, you'll remain in a world of darkness imagining you're in the light.

Monday, 19 August 2019

We are all to become the Pleroma of God

We are all to become the Pleroma of God





Concerning the fullness, it is I.  I (the christ) was sent down in the body (of Jesus) for the seed that had fallen away. And I came down to their mortal model. But they did not recognize me, thinking I was a mortal. I spoke with the one who is mine, and the one who is mine listened to me just as you also who have listened to me today. And I gave him authority to enter into the inheritance of his fatherhood. And I took him the one who is mine up to my Father. They the Aeons were brought to completion filled with rest through his salvation. Since he was deficiency, he became fullness.  The Letter of Peter to Philip (Nag Hammadi Codex VIII, 2)


According to this text the logos or anointing spirit is the Fullness which came down at the baptism to fill Jesus with all the fullness of the Deity

So fill yourselves with Jesus 

All the fullness

The Greek word for "fullness" is pleroma - the same word is also found in Col. 1:19, regarding how all God’s “fullness” dwelt in Jesus. Although the Lord Jesus had human nature, He never sinned; and thus was full of the God’s personality and character. To know Jesus was to know God- for He was and is God’s Son, and indeed the perfect replica of Him in human form.

The fullness which is Christ’s- and His “fullness” is God’s fullness- is shared with us: “Of His fullness have all we received” (Jn. 1:16). In this sense the church, as the body of Christ, is “the fullness of Him that fills all in all” (Eph. 1:23; 4:13). 

Through knowing Christ, the believers are therefore “filled with all the fullness of God” (Eph. 3:19 compare Colossians 1:9 2:10). So the fact that Jesus had “all the fullness of God” doesn’t make Him "God" Himself in person; because we will not become God Himself in person because we are filled with God’s fullness; any more than a son is his father. In the same way as Christ’s body after His resurrection was filled with the Spirit and nature of God- so will ours be (1 Cor. 15:49; Phil. 3:20,21).

The implication here, seems to be that those who listen to the word of Christ and are his own will also obtain the joy and fullness of the divine nature. Like Christ they will become fullness of the Deity they will be Elohim 

Joh 1:16 For we all received from out of his fullness, even grace upon grace.

Eph 1:22 He also subjected all things under his feet, and made him head over all things to the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills up all things in all..

Eph 3:19 and to know the love of the Christ which surpasses knowledge, that YOU may be filled with all the fullness of the Deity.

Eph 4:13 until we all attain to the oneness in the faith and in the accurate knowledge of the Son of God, to a full-grown man, to the measure of stature that belongs to the fullness of the Christ

Col 1:19 For it pleased the Father that for all fullness to dwell in him;

Col 2:9 because it is in him that all the fullness of the divine nature dwells bodily.

The fullness belongs to the Deity he has shared it with Jesus and us

Since Jesus is dwelling within us it is reasonable to assume that the fullness is to be found within us as well. This will take place in two stages the first is to manifest Jesus' character which we call the Christ consciousness. And the second stage takes place in the summer which we call the other aeon or the age to come

The Gospel of Philip

Those who sow in the winter reap in the summer. The winter is the world,¹ the summer is the other aeon (or age) Let us sow in the world so that we will harvest in the summer. Because of this, it is appropriate for us not to pray in the wintertime. What emerges from the winter is the summer. Yet if anyone reaps in the winter he will not harvest but rather uproot, as this method will not produce fruit. Not only does it [not come forth in winter], but in the other Sabbath also his field is fruitless.

Eph 3:19 and to know the love of the Christ which surpasses knowledge, that YOU may be filled with all the fullness of the Deity.

We like Jesus are to be filled with God fullness

2Peter 1:4 Through these things he has freely given us the precious and very grand promises, that through these YOU may become sharers in divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world through lust.

We will share God's divine nature

2Th 2:14 He called you to this through the good news we declare, so that you may acquire the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

We shall share Jesus' glory

John 17:20 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word;
21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.
22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one:
23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.

We are to be made perfect in one Christ in us and the Father in Christ

In the Age to come we shall be one with God by sharing his divine nature and being filled with his fullness

It is not "One God in three Gods," and "Three Gods in One;" but one Deity in a countless multitude revealed in the memorial name, and give an account of in the mystery of godliness

One in many and many in One, One Deity who is all in all

This multitudinous manifestation of the one Deity - one in many, and many in one, by His spirit - was proclaimed to the Hebrew nation in the formula of Deut. 6:4, "Hear, O lsrael, YAHWEH our ELOHIM is the ONE YAHWEH;" that is, "He who shall be our Mighty Ones is the One who shall be." Certain Mighty Ones are promised to Israel - pastors according to YAHWEH's heart, who shall feed them with knowledge and understanding; - they will be spirit, because "that which is born of the spirit is spirit." He, the Spirit, the AIL, or Power of the universe, self-styled YAHWEH, is their Divine Father. His nature will be theirs; so that they will be consubstantial with Him, as all children are consubstantial with their parents. The Deity will then be manifested in the Sons of Deity; He in them, and they in Him, by the one spirit. And this company of sons, led to glory by the captain of their salvation, is "the ONE who shall be," or "the ONE YAHWEH."Dr. John Thomas Eureka volume 1 Deity Manifested in Flesh.

Full and Empty The Apocryphon of James

Full and Empty 
The Apocryphon of James

And Jesus said: "No, but I shall go to the place from which I have come. If you desire to come with me, come."

They all answered and said: "If you bid us, we'll come."
He said: "Truly I say to you, no one ever will enter the Kingdom of Heaven if I bid him, but rather because you yourselves are full. Let me have James and Peter, in order that I may fill them." And when he called these two, he took them aside, and commanded the rest to busy themselves with that with which they had been busy.

The Savior said; "You have received mercy....
(7 lines missing) Do you not desire, then, to be filled? And is your heart drunk? Do you not desire, then, to be sober? Therefore, be ashamed! And now, waking or sleeping, remember that you have seen the Son of Man, and with him you have spoken, and to him you have listened. Woe to those who have seen the Son of Man! Blessed are those who have not seen the Man, and who have not consorted with him, and who have not spoken with him, and who have not listened to anything from him. Yours is life! Know, therefore, that he healed you when you were ill, in order that you might reign. Woe to those who have rested from their illness, because they will relapse again into illness! Blessed are those who have not been ill, and have known rest before they became ill. Yours is the Kingdom of God! Therefore I say to you, become full and leave no place within you empty, since the Coming One is able to mock you."

Then Peter answered: "Lord, three times you have said to us 'Become full', but we are full."
The Lord answered and said: "Therefore I say unto you, become full, in order that you may not be diminished. Those who are diminished, however, will not be saved. For fullness is good and diminution is bad. Therefore, just as it is good for you to be diminished and, on the other hand, bad for you to be filled, so also the one who is full is diminished; and the one who is diminished is not filled as the one who is diminished is filled, and the one who is full, for his part, brings his sufficiency to completion. Therefore, it is fitting to be diminished while you can still be filled, and to be filled while it is still possible to be diminished, in order that you can fill yourselves the more. Therefore become full of the spirit but be diminished of reason. For reason is of the soul; and it is soul." The Apocryphon of James (The Secret Book of James)


Concerning the fullness, it is I.  I (the Christ) was sent down in the body (of Jesus) for the seed that had fallen away. And I came down to their mortal model. But they did not recognize me, thinking I was a mortal. I spoke with the one who is mine, and the one who is mine listened to me just as you also who have listened to me today. And I gave him authority to enter into the inheritance of his fatherhood. And I took him the one who is mine up to my Father. They the Aeons were brought to completion filled with rest through his salvation. Since he was deficiency, he became fullness. The Letter of Peter to Philip (Nag Hammadi Codex VIII, 2)


According to this text the logos or anointing spirit is the Fullness which came down at the baptism to fill Jesus with all the fullness of the Deity

So fill yourselves with Jesus 

Truly, I say to you no one will ever enter the kingdom of heaven if I bid him but rather because you yourselves are full. So in other words, it is not up to me to determine but it is when you already the fullness of God is within you then the kingdom of heaven is from with that with him. - Without that becomes those fullness takes place. 


Let me have James and Peter in order that I may fill them and we called these - he took them aside and commanded the rest to busy themselves with that which they had been busy. So Jesus had selected both Peter and James presumably because he may have felt they were ready at this point to receive his message and the Saviour said you have received mercy seven. lines missing


Here do you not desire them to be filled and is your heart drunk do you not desire them to be sober therefore be ashamed and now waking a sleeping rather that you have seen the Son of Man and would tell me have spoken unto him. you have listened he’s talking a bit in parables here so in other words are you drunk with the illusion of the world.


Do you not desire them to be sober in other words to waken up and see the shame of the world that we live in and its corruption and now waking or sleeping. Remember if you have seen the Son of Man and with him, you have spoken into him, you have listened woe to those who have seen this. On a man blessed are those who have not seen the man and who have not consorted with him and you have not spoken with him and Rob not listen to anything from him


Yours is life so this is saying that it’s like having innocence your eyes are not open as they say innocence is bliss but now that they have come to know the truth. With truth, comes accountability and comes that saying goes with great knowledge and great power comes great accountability and great responsibility. Know therefore that he healed you when you were ill in order that you might reign Jesus is really appealing to the idea that you really do not have a reason why you should doubt. You don’t even need space to hear what I have to deliver to you whether those who have rested some of their illness because they will relapse again into illness blessed are those who have not been ill and I’ve known rest before they have became ill yours is the kingdom of God


Therefore, I say to you become full and leave no place within you empty since the coming one is able to mock you. So this again just means about judgment. Whatever we are doing out of our ignorance out of our lack of fullness that will come back as a type of hypocrisy onto ourselves. Whatever we are doing, we have to do it principally and 100% and we are fullness. Otherwise, there is a lack of principle there. There is something within us that is not full and that lack of wholeness will come back to tell us that you are lying to a certain extent to yourself.


Then Peter answered Lord, Lord, three times, you had said to us to come fool but we are full. The Lord answering said therefore our family you have become full in other that you may not be diminished those who are diminished. However will not be saved so he keeps talking about being saved but so what is it exactly is he talking about being saved from. 

Now as we go long we will be able to see this but we are talking about in gnosis many things to be saved from on many different levels. But at the highest level to be saved from this particular realm this particular reality, which is filled with suffering and corruption and death that is what he is inviting them to transcend from. But in order to do that one must first out full of the spirit in other words to transcend this realm for fullness is good in domination is bad.

Therefore, just as it is good for you to be diminished and on the other hand bad for you to be filled so also the one who is full is diminished. And the one who is diminished is not filled as the one who is diminished is filled and the one who is full for his part brings the sufficiency to completion. So this sounds like a bit of a riddle. What does he mean if you’re fool you’ll be diminished if you’re diminish you’ll be fooled. So essentially, it means that think about a vessel after vessel is empty then you can fill it up with completeness completely with all fresh and pure wine or whatever you want to fill it up with. 

On the other hand, if it is already full then it will be drink it is the purpose of it being full is for it to be to be consumed. therefore to be emptied so this is the whole process that he’s be sharing with Peter and James that life is filled with constant recycling of fullness and diminishing. And fullness and diminishing, so he is saying that Peter James you must first into yourself cares of this world before the fullness of the Spirit can enter your vessel. Therefore is fitting to be diminished while you can still be filled and to be filled while it is still possible to be diminished in order that you can feel yourself. The more therefore become full of the spirit but diminished a reason for reason is of the soul and it is soul so this is the part where he starts describing the difference between the soul and the spirit.

And when we talk about Gnostic or gnosis we are talking about a level of knowing that goes beyond reason the most lowest form of experience is the psychic experience of ease the psychic experience is emotional so it is usually devoid of reason you consider those people’s irrational and they’re moved by fear and they’re moved by faith only. So they are either bound by fear only or faith only and their varied economist is very difficult for them to go beyond faith and for them to go beyond fear. Then the next level is those that have and those would reason oftentimes have arisen to that place in order to deal with both faith and fear. You do not want to cope with fear so they reason everything down to a type of complacency and those that do not want to deal with faith because they cannot measure it or make it into something empirical. And so they restrict themselves to this type of reasoning and then the upper level is the Gnostic experience, which is faith, is the vessel that allows the grand knowledge to enter the vessel and this is the highest form of knowing beyond reason itself.