Gnostic Doctrine

Saturday, 28 November 2020

[Talk Gnosis] Aeon Cards, Aeonology, & Gnostic Guidance


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Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Gematria

Gematria
or
The Meaning of Numbers in the Scriptures




Today we are accustomed to writing numbers as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 etc. in Hindu Arabic numerals which are easily learned and allow calculations to be performed. But in the text of both the Old and New Testaments numbers were written out in full as words. 

In the centuries before Christ, the Babylonians, Greeks and, later, the Jews developed gematria systems for attributing numeric values to the letters of the alphabet. So, for example, the Hebrew letters א and ק and the Greek letters α and ρ were given values of 1 and 100, and so forth for each letter of the alphabet.

Gematria is the study of the numeric equivalents of Hebrew and Greek letters in order to find hidden meanings in the words.  In both Hebrew and Greek (the language in which the Bible is written), there are only alpha characters. There are no numeric characters. Therefore, when a Hebrew would want to write a number, he would use the corresponding Hebrew letter.   Various numbers are supposed to have spiritual meanings.

HOW GOD EMPLOYS NUMBERS IN THE HOLY BIBLE

No. 1 Just as number 1 is the foundation of all mathematics, so Yahweh is the
beginning of all. Number 1 therefore in Scripture pertains to God.

No. 2 The number of separation, witness or opposites.

No. 3 The number of Divine perfection. The complete number, the first perfect
number.

No. 4 The number of creative work—the number of organization, sometimes referred
to as the world number.

No. 5 The number of grace—free gift of God—the number of mercy.

No. 6 The number of flesh or pertaining to that which will be destroyed.

No. 7 The second perfect number. The number of spiritual perfection. The
covenant number. The number of God's seal.

No. 8 The number of resurrection—a new beginning. The number of immortality.

No. 9 The number of finality. The number of judgment.

No. 10 The third perfect number. The number of ordinal perfection.

No. 11 The number of disorganization. The number of incompleteness.

No. 12 The fourth perfect number. The number of governmental perfection.

No. 13 The number of sin. The number of rebellion.

No. 14 Double of seven. The number of double spiritual benefits.

No. 15 3 X 5—The number describing the ultimate of grace or mercy.

No. 17 Seventeen is not a multiple of any number. It has no factors. It is a
combination of 10 (ordinal perfection) and 7 (spiritual perfection). It is
therefore indicative of perfection of spiritual order, (see Rom. 8:35-39).

No. 19 Combination of 10 and 9. Denotes Divine order connected with judgment.

No. 20 The number of expectancy. It is one short of the ultimate of spiritual
perfection—3 X 7.

No. 21 The ultimate of spiritual perfection - 3 X 7.

No. 22 The double of 11. It carries the meaning of 11 (disorganization or
incompleteness in intensified form).

No. 24 The double of 12 (governmental perfection) and speaks of the new or
spiritual Jerusalem.

No. 25 Carries the essence of the square of 5 (mercy or grace).- ^

No. 27 The cube of 3 X 3 X 3. The ultimate of completeness.

No. 28 The product of 7 (spiritual perfection) X 4 (number of creation).

No. 29 The product of 20 (expectancy) plus 9 (judgment).

No. 30 Perfection of Divine order. 3 X 10 - see Luke 3:23.

No. 37 The word of God.

No. 40 The number of probation, trial and chastisement.

No. 70 Perfect spiritual order - 7 X 10.

No. 153 Gematria of "The sons of God."

No. 666, 666 is the number of the antichrist, the numeric value of his name in Greek equivalent gematria. 

No. 144,000 12 X 12  

The gematria of the name "Jesus" in Greek results in 888.  In John 21:11, after the resurrection the disciples caught 153 fish. The word "fish" in Greek is '' which has a numerical equivalent of 1224, or 8 x 153.  Also, 153 people received a blessing from Jesus in the four gospels (not counting the 5000 and examples like that).

Kabbalah and Gnostic Tarot Cards

Kabbalah and Gnostic Tarot Cards


Is magic part of classical Gnosticism? To answer this question we will have a reading from a text from the Nag Hammadi Library, called "On the Origin of the World"

Let us return to the aforementioned rulers, so that we may offer some explanation of them. Now, when the seven rulers were cast down from their heavens onto the earth, they made for themselves angels, numerous, demonic, to serve them. And the latter instructed mankind in many kinds of error and magic and potions and worship of idols and spilling of blood and altars and temples and sacrifices and libations to all the spirits of the earth, having their coworker fate, who came into existence by the concord between the gods of injustice and justice. (On the Origin of the World)

In nineteenth century Europe, spiritualism revived witchcraft and mysticism, and when wed with false Christianity, Satanism was born.

In the twentieth century, public Satanism came out, which coincides with a decline in power of Catholic church.  The opportunity for Satanism to grow comes at times of weakness and a need for good leadership.

Today, ‘Kabbalah’ is united with Satanism.  Tarot cards go with ‘Kabbalah’, the practice which developed in Babylon in the early middle ages.  The New Age religions appeal to believers of these powers, as do Free Masons, Order of the Golden Dawn.  Modern Satanism tries to define the occult in honest ways.

‘KABBALAH’. (HEBREW: tradition).  The mystical religious stream in JUDAISM, transmitted alongside the written law, seeks to explain the connection between God and creation, the existence of good and evil, to show the road to spiritual perfection, always preserving its basic Hebrew character.  Practicers of Kabbalah: Kabbalists. 

EXAMPLES: Superstitious belief in verses on amulets, or good luck charms, to protect from evil.

Spiritists: are also concerned with messages from the dead, They get involved in the whole range of spiritualist practices; tarot cards, ouija boards, automatic writing, etc.

People in the past wore amulets and talismans to protect themselves, and they turned to medicine men and shamans for cures. People today still carry “Saint” Christopher medals or wear “good luck” charms, and they have their séances, Ouija boards, crystal balls, horoscopes, and tarot cards

Some fortune-tellers work with Tarot cards. These special cards include 22 “Tarots” (or trumps) and 56 numeral cards. The numeral cards are divided into four suits. Each suit is given an overall sense and each card is given a specific meaning. The cards are interpreted according to their assigned meanings, modified by the combination of one card with another when dealt, drawn or spread out.

Tarot reading, too, is connected with astrology. The book How the Tarot Speaks to Modern Man explains that Tarot readers “base their interpretation of the cards upon the structure of the universe, particularly the solar system as symbolized by the Holy Cabala.” The “Cabala” (a body of Jewish occult doctrine) divides up the universe into three elements (fire, air and water), seven planets and the twelve signs of the zodiac—22 in all, corresponding with the 22 trump cards of the Tarot deck.

Isaiah 8:19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits and unto the wizards, that chirp and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? on behalf of the living [should they seek] unto the dead?

20 To the law and to the testimony! if they speak not according to this word, surely there is no morning for them..

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

The Triacontad

The Triacontad






Triacontad meaning Thirty

these thirty Æons are most plainly indicated in the parable Matthew 20:1-16 of the labourers sent into the vineyard. For some are sent about the first hour, others about the third hour, others about the sixth hour, others about the ninth hour, and others about the eleventh hour. Now, if we add up the numbers of the hours here mentioned, the sum total will be thirty: for one, three, six, nine, and eleven, when added together, form thirty. 

Thirty is compounded of 6 χ 5 which is the number of flesh (6) blended with grace (5). That number was accepted of the angel.

The number 30 (2+4+6+8+10=30), which is also the total number of aeons in the Pleroma is called the Triacontad

The form of Valentinianism most familiar today espoused thirty aeons, the Triacontad. In this system, which seems to have been widespread and popular even then, the classical Ogdoad is expanded to include a Decad and a Dodecad. 

triacontad: The group of thirty aeons divided into the ogdoad (eight), the duodecad (twelve), and the decad (ten). 

In the Valentinian Exposition from The Nag Hammadi Library refers to the Triacontad four times:

That Tetrad projected the Tetrad which is the one consisting of Word and Life and Man and Church. Now the Uncreated One projected Word and Life. Word is for the glory of the Ineffable One while Life is for the glory of Silence, and Man is for his own glory, while Church is for the glory of Truth. This, then, is the Tetrad begotten according to the likeness of the Uncreated (Tetrad). And the Tetrad is begotten [... ] the Decad from Word and Life, and the Dodecad from Man, and Church became a Triacontad. Moreover, it is the one from the Triacontad of the Aeons who bear fruit from the Triacontrad. They enter jointly, but they come forth singly, fleeing from the Aeons and the Uncontainable Ones. And the Uncontainable Ones, once they had looked at him, glorified Mind since he is an Uncontainable One that exists in the Pleroma.

But the Decad from Word and Life brought forth decads so as to make the Pleroma become a hundred, and the Dodecad from Man and Church brought forth and made the Triacontad so as to make the three hundred sixty become the Pleroma of the year. And the year of the Lord [...perfect...] perfect [...] according to [...] Limit and [...] Limit [...] the greatness which [...] the goodness [...] him. Life [...] suffer [...] by the face [...] in the presence of the Pleroma [...] which he wanted [...]. And he wanted to leave the Thirtieth - being a szygy of Man and Church, that is, Sophia - to surpass the Triacontad and bring the Pleroma [...] his [...] but [...] and she [...] the All [...] but [...] who [...] the All [...]. He made [...] the thoughts and [...] the Pleroma through the Word [...] his flesh. These, then, are the Aeons that are like them. After the Word entered it, just as I said before, also the one who comes to be with the Uncontainable One brought forth [...] before they [...] forth [...] hide him from [...] the syzygy and [...] the movement and [...] project the Christ [...] and the seeds [...] of the cross since [...] the imprints of the nail wound [...] perfection. Since it is a perfect form that should ascend into the Pleroma, he did not at all want to consent to the suffering, but he was detained [...] him by Limit, that is, by the syzygy, since her correction will not occur through anyone except her own Son, whose alone is the fullness of divinity. He willed within himself bodily to leave the powers and he descended. And these things (passions) Sophia suffered after her son ascended from her, for she knew that she dwelt in a [...] in unity and restoration. They were stopped [...] the brethren [...] these. A [...] did not [...]. I became [...]. Who indeed are they? The [...], on the one hand, stopped her [...], on the other hand, [...]. with the [...] her. These moreover are those who were looking at me, these who, [...] these who considered [...] the death. They were stopped [...] her and she repented and she besought the Father of the truth, saying, "Granted that I have renounced my consort. Therefore I am beyond confirmation as well. I deserve the things (passions) I suffer. I used to dwell in the Pleroma putting forth the Aeons and bearing fruit with my consort" And she knew what she was and what had become of her.

But the Decad from Word and Life brought forth decads so as to make the Pleroma become a hundred, and the Dodecad from Man and Church brought forth and made the Triacontad so as to make the three hundred sixty become the Pleroma of the year. And the year of the Lord

Sometimes the Triacontad led to yet more aeons. In a variation of this extended system, the Ogdoad, Decad, and Dodecad are synthesized to get 360 (8 × 10 × 12), “the Pleroma of the year,” which is then linked to the year of the Lord (Isaiah 61.2). What role these 360 aeons played is unclear 

the names of the aeons

there are Thirty aeons each aeon has its own name and function  

      • First generation
        • Bythos (the One) and Sige (Silence, Charis, Ennoea, etc.)
      • Second generation
        • Nous (Nus, Mind) and Aletheia (Veritas, Truth)
      • Third generation, emanated from Nous and Aletheia
        • Sermo (the Word) and Vita (the Life)
      • Fourth generation, emanated from Sermo and Vita
        • Anthropos (Homo, Man) and Ecclesia (Church)[5]
      • Fifth generation
        • Emanated from Sermo and Vita:
          • Bythios (Profound) and Mixis (Mixture)
          • Ageratos (Never old) and Henosis (Union)
          • Autophyes (Essential nature) and Hedone (Pleasure)
          • Acinetos (Immovable) and Syncrasis (Commixture)
          • Monogenes (Only-begotten) and Macaria (Happiness)
        • Emanated from Anthropos and Ecclesia
          • Paracletus (Comforter) and Pistis (Faith)
          • Patricas (Paternal) and Elpis (Hope)
          • Metricos (Maternal) and Agape (Love)
          • Ainos (Praise) and Synesis (Intelligence)
          • Ecclesiasticus (Son of Ecclesia) and Macariotes (Blessedness)
          • Theletus (Perfect) and Sophia (Wisdom)




Sunday, 8 November 2020

The Inner Aeons Ecclesiastes 3:11

The Aeon in their heart Ecclesiastes 3:11
or
The Aeons Within Us 





Before we begin this study we will have an opening reading from the Tripartite Tractate:

but the redemption also is an ascent to the degrees which are in the Pleroma and to those who have named themselves and who conceive of themselves according to the power of each of the aeons, and (it is) an entrance into what is silent, where there is no need for voice nor for knowing, nor for forming a concept, nor for illumination, but (where) all things are light, while they do not need to be illumined. (the Tripartite Tractate)

What if I told you the aeons are within our hearts? You can discover them by self knowledge or gnosis.

The first clue is found in Ecclesiastes 3:11 which states that God put ha-olam in the human heart. Ha-olam can be translated as "age" "everlasting" "forever and ever" "eternal" “world” or “eternity.”

Ecclesiastes 3:11 ¶  Every thing hath he made beautiful in its [proper] time: he hath also placed the eternity in their heart, without a man’s being able to find out the work that God hath made from the beginning to the end. (Leeser's Jewish Bible)

Ecclesiastes 3:11 All the things which he made, considered as a whole, are good in his time. But with regard to all things considered as one whole, to them he hath assigned the whole age; so that no man can find out the work which God hath done from beginning to end. (Greek)

Ecclesiastes 3:11 ¶  The whole He hath made beautiful in its season; also, that knowledge He hath put in their heart without which man findeth not out the work that God hath done from the beginning even unto the end. (Young's)

Ecclesiastes 3:11 Everything he has made pretty in its time. Even time indefinite he has put in their heart, that mankind may never find out the work that the [true] God has made from the start to the finish (NWT)


From the Septuagint interlinear screenshot we can see that the word translated "age", "eternity" or "time indefinite" is the Greek word aeon. In the Hebrew the word is Olam both Hebrew and Greek words have the same meaning. 

Depending on the context aeon could mean a long stretch of time, a spiritual being or a realm in which spiritual beings live. Aeons are one of the orders of spirits, or spheres of being, that emanated from the Deity.

However there is another meaning to the word aeons which is shown in Ecclesiastes 3:11 the aeons are internal aspects of our nature

God has placed an inherit constitution in man the capability of conceiving of eternity, the struggle to apprehend the everlasting

The Bible says of humans: “He has put eternity into man’s mind.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11) We use this distinctive ability daily, even in as common an act as glancing in a mirror and thinking what our appearance will be in 10 or 20 years. And we are confirming what Ecclesiastes 3:11 says when we give even passing thought to such concepts as the infinity of time and space. The mere fact that we have this ability harmonizes with the comment that a Creator has put “eternity into man’s mind.

This ability also gives us a sense of divine purpose. God has a purpose for the aeons, which He makes in Christ Jesus.…in accord with the purpose of the eons, which He makes in Christ Jesus, our Lord (Ephesians 3:11).

However believers should be careful that the aeon their mind and heart is dwelling on is not the present aeon of this order of things: 

2Cor 4:4  In whom, the god of this age, hath blinded the minds of the unbelieving, to the end they may not discern the radiance of the glad-message of the glory of the Christ--who is the image of God.

Our mind can easily become corrupted. The joys and goals of this age can distract us or even replace our God-given hope

Rom 12:2  and be not conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, for your proving what [is] the will of God — the good, and acceptable, and perfect.

 What is meant by being “conformed to this age”? To be “conformed to this age” is to attach greater importance to the joys and goals of this life rather than to spiritual matters. Things of the Spirit should always come first in our life.

"be not fashioned or shaped in harmony with this present age, either in your thinking or your way of life".

Therefore, believers should not seek identification with the aims and objects of an "age" that is destined to pass away in ignominy. By not conforming to this age, we must concentrate our spiritual gaze upon the age to come, which will replace this sorrowing, sinful present existence (Eph. 2:7).

Let’s have a look now at Isaiah 57:15. “For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity.” Yahweh inhabits eternity, and yet He has put eternity in our hearts. Because eternity is within us than we have to look within ourselves to understand eternity or the aeons. This is called self knowledge or gnosis to know thyself

Man in himself is a microcosm, a little world humankind regarded as the representation in miniature of the universe

The author of the book The Syzygies of AEON puts it like this: 

The aeons are more than ideas and concepts they are active principles which influence us not from the outside like the stars and planets of astrology or tarot, but from within. The Aeons are inherit active principles which are spiritual, instinctive, organic elements that are part of our own being—physical, psychological, and spiritual (The Syzygies of AEON)

The Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible (vol. IV, p. 643): Time: The O.T. and the N.T are not acquainted with the conception of eternity as timelessness. The O.T. has not developed a special term for "eternity." The word aeon originally meant "vital force," "life;" then "age," "lifetime." It is, however, also used generally of a (limited or unlimited) long space of time. The use of the word aeon is determined very much by the O.T. and the LXX. Aeon means "long distant uninterrupted time" in the past (Luke 1:10), as well as in the future (John 4:14). 

αἰών Aiwn is compounded of aei and wn. The word aei is from aw, aew, or ahmi, signifying primarily, "to blow, to breathe"; secondly, "to live, to pass or spend time." From this derivation aei would present the idea of a going on; and as a particle of time is expressive of that which is unlimited or undefined; "not so much that which cannot be bounded as that which is not bounded -- which is not attempted to be defined, but is considered as going on, on, on. Aei, therefore, alone, would not express the true idea of eternity, but only of time, whose end is not bounded by any specification. This flowing word, indicative of passing time, must be connected with, and, as it were, anchored upon another of more stability, in order to give it any kind of fixedness." This other word is wn, the particle of that verb of existence which expresses, in its philosophical sense, the highest mode of being. One part of the compound word, then, is unconfined; the other, since wn is of all tenses, altogether excludes the idea of time. Aiwn, then, is not time, long or short, bounded or endless. (Dr. John Thomas Eureka)

Eternity is not an endless number of years, and things that are spiritual and eternal cannot be measured by days and months and years.

Time is the measure that man gives to passing events. The only power in time is what man imparts to it. When man gets into the understanding of the Absolute, he takes his freedom from all bondage of time and declares that time shall no more enter into the substance of his mind or body or affairs.

Now let's look at the word essence now this is from the latin word essentia, essencia  from Latin essentia meaning "being, essence," abstract noun formed (to translate Greek ousia "being, essence") from essent-, present participle stem of esse"to be," from PIE root *es- "to be."

Now why am I talking about this word called essence because that is exactly what the Aeons are they are the essence of God they are different parts of God different to be parts of God states of God and we have many different kinds of aeons in the plural they are listed as word, will, thought, life, understanding, grace, perception prudence you see these are essences of God they are parts of God and they make up the wholeness

The word aeon originally meant "vital force," "life;" then "age," or "lifetime." this is because αἰών is so connected with ἄημι (aēr 109) to breathe, blow, as to denote properly that which causes life, vital force.

This vital force should be understood as a flowing energy that passes through us like a breathe. However it is not a singular force like the Jehovah's Witnesses understand the holy spirit as God's active force. 

Again quoting from the The Syzygies of AEON we can see:

[The aeons] are a diverse and complex set of forces that relate to each other in complex ways and were considered to be the closest our inferior minds could come to understanding the powers of God....These profound and powerful forces, that effected our very being, comprised a full spectrum of energies that existed within us. (The Syzygies of AEON)

1Kings 19:12  And after the earthquake a fire; [but] Yahweh [was] not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

The Aeons speak to us through the Spirit. The "still small voice" is the inner silent voice of the aeons the inner consciousness of God's presence. The communion is not in words but ideas. So still, so small, so quiet is this secret place where God dwells in man that it may be overlooked, unless one retires into silent meditation in solitude, and in meekness seeks the Lord. The Aeons are made manifest as perfect wholeness through the enlightened mind.

The Aeons are the mediators and heralds of God

Ode 12:4 And the Most High has given Him to His aeons, which are the interpreters of His beauty, And the narrators of His glory, And the confessors of His purpose, And the preachers of His mind, And the teachers of His works. (Odes of Solomon)

Ode 12:8 And by Him the aeons spoke to one another, and those that were silent acquired speech. (Odes of Solomon)

It is important to know the names of the Aeons and there functions as part of achieving enlightenment. The Aeons are grouped together in male and female pairs 

There are Thirty aeons altogether which make up the Pleroma which literally translates to
“fullness” or “wholeness

The next clue comes from Colossians 2:9 were the word Pleroma is used: 

Col 2:9 because it is in him that all the fullness of the divine quality dwells bodily. 10 And so YOU are possessed of a fullness by means of him, who is the head of all government and authority (NWT)

Col 2:10  and in him ye are made full, who is the head of all principality and power: (ESV)

The fullness (pleroma) of the aeons or the divine aspects or attributes were manifested in Jesus. We too are made full in him been partakers of the divine quality (2peter 1:4)

"Ye are in Him (by virtue of union with Him) [filled full]" of all that you need (Joh 1:16). Believers receive of the divine Anointing which flows down from their Divine Head and High Priest (Ps 133:2). He is [full of] the "fullness" itself; we, are filled from Him. 

This in behalf of the spiritual body of Christ, so that this body of Christ’s followers is possessed of a fullness by means of him: “It is in [Christ] that all the fullness of the divine quality dwells bodily. And so you [Christians] are possessed of a fullness by means of him, 

In the The Letter of Peter to Philip from the Nag Hammadi Scriptures Jesus in answering a question to his disciples says “Concerning the Pleroma, it is I.  I was sent down in the body for the seed that had fallen away." 

Concerning the fullness, it is I. I (the christ or logos) 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. “Concerning the fact that you are being detained, it is because you are mine. When you strip yourselves of what is corruptible, you will become luminaries in the midst of mortals. (The Letter of Peter to Philip, Nag Hammadi Codex VIII, 2)

"you will become luminaries in the midst of mortals" (The Letter of Peter to Philip)

to become luminaries means the believers will become aeons 

Thus, like Christ, the Gnostic Christians can also become 2et1q,<1>CTHp. Just as Christ is a fullness and an illurninator, so also the Gnostics become fullnesses and illurninators. Christ's fate is their fate, his lot their lot. Among the Gnostics the realization of salvation can involve a mystical identification with Christ, so that the author of the Gos. Phil. can proclaim that one is mystically united with the divine: >.1<11>. [y] >.nnm. >.KOJWnG i'fniU' >.KIi� [y >.] nln:' >.K(l)Wn6 Nln:° >.1<11>.y >.tl [e llt>T 1<)11>.oµrne ife1un, "You saw the Spirit, you became spirit; you saw Christ, you became Christ; you saw the [Father, you] will become the Father" (II 61,29-32) . 156 

Those who say, "There is a heavenly man and there is one above him" are wrong. For it is the first of these two heavenly men, the one who is revealed, that they call "the one who is below"; and he to whom the hidden belongs is that one who is above him. For it would be better for them to say, "The inner and outer, and what is outside the outer". Because of this, the Lord called destruction the "the outer darkness": there is not another outside of it. He said, "My Father who is in secret". He said, "Go into your chamber and shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father who is in secret" (Mt 6:6), the one who is within them all. But that which is within them all is the fullness. Beyond it, there is nothing else within it. This is that of which they say, "That which is above them". (Gospel of Philip)

For the Gnostics the Pleroma is not just a spatial place located above the physical heavens. The Pleroma or the Fullness is also an internal, spiritual state of being that is accessible in this life through direct experience. The Gospel of Philip says, “But that which is within them all is the fullness. Beyond it, there is nothing else within it. This is that of which they say, "That which is above them".

If we look now at our opening reading from the Tripartite Tractate we can see that the redemption which is called "an ascent to the degrees which are in the Pleroma" is accomplished "according to the power of each of the aeons"

The redemption meant being brought back from a state of horrible deficiency and emptiness and being restored to this otherwise inaccessible divine fullness within oneself. The Treatise on Resurrection holds that when someone’s spirit is saved, “fullness fills what it lacks.” 

The Gospel of Truth elaborates:

Thus fullness, which has no deficiency but fills up deficiency, is provided to fill a person’s need, so that the person may receive grace. While deficient, the person had no grace, and because of this a diminishing took place where there was no grace. When the diminished part was restored, the person in need was revealed as fullness.(The Gospel of Truth.)

Likewise, in the Secret Book of James, Christ urges his listeners to “Be filled and leave no space within you empty.” And the Gnostic author of the Prayer of the Apostle Paul, as if responding to this commandment, says to Christ, “You are my fullness.”

Thus, the Gnostics’ cosmology was what it was in order to facilitate the inner spiritual transformation they called “gnosis,” the root of the word “Gnostic.”



The Aeons have a third shinning eye on their foreheads, in some culures the third eye (also known as the inner eye) is a mystical and esoteric concept referring to a speculative invisible eye which provides perception beyond ordinary sight, stablishing the Aeons as enlightened beings.

Saturday, 7 November 2020

Secrets of Salome: Unveiling the Hidden Disciple

Secrets of Salome: Unveiling the Hidden Disciple



Secrets of Salome, is an in-depth investigation into the identity and traditions surrounding Salome, a disciple of Jesus.

Secrets of Salome: Unveiling the Hidden Disciple Kindle Edition
by Angela Elwell (Author) Format: Kindle Edition

https://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Salome-Unveiling-Hidden-Disciple-ebook/dp/B08L8J25VN/


Aeon Cards

AEONOLOGY BOOK AND CARDS




Limited first edition of 300.
AEON cards re-discover the ancient practice of Aeonology.
This gorgeous first edition of the book is both a guide and explanation of the origin Aeons. Only 300 books were published in foiled, linen covered, hardback book with incredible images of each of the Aeon cards and guidance for how to do your own aeonology readings.

Each numbered book comes with a beautiful set of Aeon cards.


NOCKWOOD CARDS

The original Nockwood behavioral archetype cards are available at the store. Each deck comes with the beautiful designed 'guide' which explains the different archetypes and their historic origin.

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This beautiful numbered set of book, cards and a poster of the 2nd Century poem "Thunder, the perfect mind".

The AEON book is beautifully printed, hard back, foiled and linen cover. Each of these first edition books is numbered and a record will be kept of the 300 people who are lucky enough to order these books.

The book describes the origins of the Aeons and the meaning of each of the cards. At the back of the book are a number of different methods for conducting readings.

The cards are high quality, playing cards designed for regular use. They are specifically made for heavy use so they will keep their colorful design through the most rigorous of daily reflections or rituals.

These 300 books also come with a poster sized representation of the 2nd Century poem ":Thunder, the perfect mind". This poem a beautiful piece has been transformed into a circular mandala representing wholeness of being. It's an amazing tool for reflection and focus.