Upward and Downward Spiral
of a Faith Forgotten by G.R.S.
is regarded as a downward tendency,
a path downward to even
and gross states of existence than
the physical; while supplication
(prayer, repentance, or aspiration)
is regarded as a path upwards to the
[first] feared, then grieved, then
doubted, and then flew for refuge to
is Christ's response to the doubt
and fear of
to me, “John, why doubt?
afraid? Don’t you know this image?
afraid. I am with you (plural)
the Father The Mother The Son
the incorruptible Purity.
come to teach you
what is And what was
what will be
order for you to understand
world that is visible
immovable race of perfect humanity.
Understand my lessons;
them with any others who have
received the spirit,
are from the immovable race of
note: The downward spiral of the
alcoholic, drug addict, rebellious
youth and the
sexual libertine come
to mind. The downward spiral comes
from doubt; doubt that
you are a
divine human emanation in essence, doubt of your
self in the
divine order of the spirit realm.
ogdoad or eight is the Father, the
Mother, the Son, Mind, Adamas, Eve,
and Seth's mate. Adam, Eve,
Seth and Mate are the four first
humans in the
pleroma spirit realm.
We are among these humans, all
created equal in divine spark.
you ''hit bottom'', you repent
through prayer and supplication
you to aspire to a
higher realm. It can happen on a
large scale in your life over
months or years or on a small scale within a
have been singing in my mind Save Me by Aimee
Mann over and over, and I did
know why. The song is a prayer, a
supplication. To look for salvation
another lover or any human is
like looking into another's eyes to
see the totality
of the infinite, it just does not make it, compared to
prayer to Christ and the
some cases doubt can lead to an
upward spiral through release of the
physical, world order, which is
really chaos in disguise; the order
political and economic
power on the earth today.
Doubting these crusty old
institutions can lead to freedom
from the mundane and
rising to the
Real pleroma realm. In the sixties
the youth rebelled against the
man, the conventional order, but it often
fell into drug abuse and sexual
The desire to get high is a valid
emotion trying to spiral up, but
are in the psyche
level not the spirit level and you
always come down afterward.
also take a
toll on your body, wasting its vital
life essence. Prayer or
supplication for Divine Aid combined with fasting
(one or two days on living water)
the truest way to spiral up to
born again as a christian is a
turning point but then one doubts
of the conventional christian order, but finds it again
in the inner essene
allowing one to spiral up
on the escalator of supplication,
prayer and faith.
How Sophia is Saved
her chaotic state she is rescued by
the Divine Power from above, the
synthesis of the powers of the
intelligible or noetic universe.
becomes cosmos; un-order (becomes) order.
"passions" (fear, grief, doubt and
supplication) are separated from
she is purified and remains
above, while the passions contract
phases of substance,
constituting the sensible universe.
them broods the Power, the
representative of the three highest
(the intelligible universe or Plērōma) and of the One beyond, the
This Divine Power is
called the Common Fruit.
four "passions" (fear, grief, doubt
and supplication) are separated from
Sophia, and she remains as the
substance of the highest of the
and grief become the substances of
the psychic and hylic (or physical)
our essential essence is
Thought. And Foreknowledge -
- Truth and so fear, grief, doubt
and supplication are fallen
emotions since they did not exist before in
the pleroma or spirit realm i.e.
Nonetheless we experience these
emotions being in physical bodies
minds, living on an
impermanent island in space and
time, thus the need for
supplication and asking for aid from the pure
Barbelo, asked the virgin Spirit for
Spirit agreed. Foreknowledge came
forth and stood by Providence
one came through the Invisible
Virgin Spirit’s Thought.]
Foreknowledge gave glory to the
Moreover, he says, the psychic
substance is of a fiery nature, and
they call it
[Middle] Space and
Hebdomad and Ancient of Days.
(Earth is our physical world
and physical body of which our
brain/ego mix with,
although the pneumatic part or
spirit spark like sophia never
with the material. So we are a mix
of animal lower psyche and a higher
pneumatic being, your true or higher
whatever other statements of this
kind they make concerning this
they [in reality] refer to
the [cosmic] psychic substance,
which they declare to
be the fabricative power of the [physical]
it is of a fiery nature. Moses also,
says the writer, declares, 'The
God, is fire burning and
consuming,' for thus he would have
therefore, proceeding from the
psychic substance, [and not from an
plērōma], the first and
greatest power [of the Sensible
World] was an image,
[and not a plērōma, namely the Workman
(Demiurge); while the power
proceeding from the material
substance or 'grief' was] the
Accuser (Diabolus), the
ruler of this world.
power, moreover, which proceeds]
from the elemental [or damonian]
substance, that is to say 'doubt,'
"[And] Wisdom herself energises from
above, from the Ogdoad, as far as
they say that the Workman knows
nothing at all, but is, according to
mindless and foolish, and
knows not really what he does or
to his ignorance Wisdom energised
and strengthened for him everything
he made; and, though it was she who
had done so, he imagined it was
who had of himself achieved
the fabrication of the universe, and
so he began to
say: 'I am God, and
beside me there is no other.'
all excerpts From Fragments of a
by G.R.S Mead;
HIPPOLYTUS' ACCOUNT OF ONE OF THE
VARIANTS OF THE SOPHIA-MYTHUS.
upwards and inwards are they to soar
to the Space of the Great Light
The Great Light. transcends the
outer Treasure of Light itself. Ieouis
there too, he is the Great Light;
this is the Second or inner Light
The guardians will open the Gates
and they will pass into the Orders
of the Triple
Powers of the Second
Light Treasure; thence inwards to
the twelfth Order of the
Great Power of the emanation of the
There are twelve Great
Powers with twelve Chiefs in each of
their Orders (of which
names are given). These Twelve will
stand apart in this Space and
the True God with this "Name" (?
Invocation to the
us, O Father, Father of all
sentence in the mystery-language
containing four of the vowels each
repeated--with the interpretation:
That is to say, Father of all
fatherhood, for the All hath come
out of the Alpha, and will return to
when the consummation of
all consummations will take place.]
will now invoke Thy imperishable
Thou mayest send forth Thy
great Light-power, and that it follow
Uncontainables [that is to say,
the twelve disciples], for they have
verily received the Mystery of the
of Sins, and therefore
are they not to be held back from
approaching Thy Light-
Thereon the True God will send forth
his Light-power; it will shine forth
behind the disciples, and cause
all the Treasures of the Second
to withdraw, and they
will reach the Space of the True God.
The Origin of the Negative Emotions:
The four passions; Fear, Grief,
also described as Fear, (Shock),
Grief (Sadness, Mourning), Doubt or
Bewilderment (Confusion), Supplication,
Repentance, Prayer (guilt,
your conscience bothering you).
All of Which Arose Out of Ignorance
The account we are mainly using
this point the following series of
emotions: grief, because she could
not get hold of the light;
lest besides the light also life
bewilderment, added to
these; and all of them united in
the basic quality of
counted as an "affection").
And still another state of mind
ensued: the turning (conversion)
toward the Giver of Life.
then, became the composition
and substance of Matter, of which
this world consists; from the
turning back, all the Soul of the
world and of the Demiurge took
its origin; from fear and grief, the
rest had its beginning."
Consequences of the Crisis. Function
of the Limit
The passion and recovery of the
Sophia have an effect reaching
outside the Pleroma.
entity to which in her striving
for the impossible she gave birth is
the objectivation of her
own passion; and at the sight of it,
and reflecting upon her fate,
she is moved by varying emotions:
grief, fear, bewilderment,
shock and repentance.
the Gnostic concept of the spiritual
world, representing the fullness of
the Divine Being and the eons emanating
Eon - (Gnosticism) a divine power or
nature emanating from the Supreme
and playing various roles in the
operation of the universe.
operation of the pleroma
not the material universe
These emotions too become embodied
formlessness, and their complete
series, developed in ever-new
by the individual thinkers, plays an
role in the system: "From here, from
the ignorance, the grief, the
fear and the shock, material
substance took its first beginning"
(Iren. I. 2. 3).
was this ignorance concerning the
produced Anguish and Terror.
became dense like a fog,
so that no one could see.
Error became fortified [i.e.,
its own Matter in the Void"
(GT 17. 9-16).
is the materialization or
hypostasization of ignorance, or the
of the material world.
actual transition to matter occurs
only in the
stage represented by the lower
Sophia, when we shall deal with it.
The first Sophia as we have heard
was purified and steadied by the
Limit and reunited with her consort,
and thus the integrity of the
Pleroma was restored.
But her Intention, once conceived
become effective, cannot be just
together with the
Passion caused by it, it is
separated from her and, while she
remains within the Pleroma, is by
the Limit cast outside it.
the natural impulse of an Aeon, this
detached complex of mental
states is now a hypostatized
spiritual substance, but a formless
shapeless one, being an "abortion"
brought forth without conception.
To ascribe material existence to.
[From Greek hupostatos, placed under,
substantial, from huphistasthai, to
exist : hupo, beneath; see hypo- +
histasthai, middle voice of histanai,
to set, place;
hy·posta·ti·zation (-t-zshn) n.
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The Gnostic Religion by Hans Jonas
Sophia had a consort, opposite
companion like Adam and Eve, but she
acted out of envious desire to be
equal to God and emanate a being
She was the last
aeon to be emanated and the farthest
from the light and thus
of the aeons. She, Sophia, was also
the closest to the dark, evil
and thus the
easiest for the dark forces to
reconciles the Iranian Gnosis of
Mani and the Zoroastrians with the
Gnosis of the Valentinians et al.
seduced by Ahriman and his demons as
the first attack on the realm of
is then saved by God and her failure
is walled off to the material
material world is a mix of darkness
and Light wherein Jesus the
of God comes with his Angels and
Humans to free the light trapped
in the Darkness.
(Angry) Mainyu (“Destructive
Spirit”), the evil spirit in
the dualistic doctrine of
nature is expressed in his principal
epithet—Druj, “the Lie.” The Lie
expresses itself as greed, wrath,
To aid him in
attacking the light, the good
(the Good God),
the Wise Lord, Ahriman created a
horde of demons embodying envy and
chaos and suffering effected in the
world by his onslaught, believers
expect Ahriman to be defeated in the
end of time by Ahura Mazdā. Confined
to their own realm, his demons will
devour each other, and his own
existence will be quenched.
every emanated being has a twin
partner of the opposite gender, male
and female, except God Who
emanates without a partner. God
cannot be completely known by humans
or aeons. Only Christ His Son can
truly know God and even then he is subordinate to God
and thus is not equal to Him. We can
know Christ and through Christ
indirectly know God.
is totality undivided unity. He
emanated Barbelo first also called
Man, so the
Son of Man is Christ.
This is the tripartate trinity.
Christ asked for his companion
Mind was Emanated giving Four.
the Human Adamas was emanated and
you have 5, Eve 6, then
first couple emanated Seth and his
partner making 8. This is the
Ogdoad which means 8.