yeah that's how I pretty much see how Gnostics should be.
With regards to Sophia being the holy spirit. I have not read that one, which one is it and ill put it on the list. Nearing the end of the Nag Hammadi
texts and then ill be reading the Pistis Sophia.
The one I know is from The Apocryphon of John, called Barbelo which is the female spirit of Monad the Supreme Being.
"And his thought performed a deed and she came forth, namely she who had appeared before him in the shine of his light. This is the first power which
was before all of them (and) which came forth from his mind, She is the forethought of the All - her light shines like his light - the perfect power
which is the image of the invisible, virginal Spirit who is perfect. The first power, the glory of Barbelo, the perfect glory in the aeons, the glory
of the revelation, she glorified the virginal Spirit and it was she who praised him, because thanks to him she had come forth. This is the first
thought, his image; she became the womb of everything, for it is she who is prior to them all, the Mother-Father, the first man, the holy Spirit, the
thrice-male, the thrice-powerful, the thrice-named androgynous one, and the eternal aeon among the invisible ones, and the first to come forth.
" requested from the invisible, virginal Spirit - that is Barbelo - to give her foreknowledge. And the Spirit consented. And when he had consented,
the foreknowledge came forth, and it stood by the forethought; it originates from the thought of the invisible, virginal Spirit. It glorified him and
his perfect power, Barbelo, for it was for her sake that it had come into being.
"And she requested again to grant her indestructibility, and he consented. When he had consented, indestructibility came forth, and it stood by the
thought and the foreknowledge. It glorified the invisible One and Barbelo, the one for whose sake they had come into being.
"And Barbelo requested to grant her eternal life. And the invisible Spirit consented. And when he had consented, eternal life came forth, and they
attended and glorified the invisible Spirit and Barbelo, the one for whose sake they had come into being.
"And she requested again to grant her truth. And the invisible Spirit consented. And when he had consented, truth came forth, and they attended and
glorified the invisible, excellent Spirit and his Barbelo, the one for whose sake they had come into being.
"This is the pentad of the aeons of the Father, which is the first man, the image of the invisible Spirit; it is the forethought, which Barbelo, and
the thought, and the foreknowledge, and the indestructibility, and the eternal life, and the truth. This is the androgynous pentad of the aeons, which
is the decad of the aeons, which is the Father.
"And he looked at Barbelo with the pure light which surrounds the invisible Spirit, and (with) his spark, and she conceived from him. He begot a spark
of light with a light resembling blessedness. But it does not equal his greatness. This was an only-begotten child of the Mother-Father which had come
forth; it is the only offspring, the only-begotten one of the Father, the pure Light.
"And the invisible, virginal Spirit rejoiced over the light which came forth, that which was brought forth first by the first power of his
forethought, which is Barbelo. And he anointed it with his goodness until it became perfect, not lacking in any goodness, because he had anointed it
with the goodness of the invisible Spirit. And it attended him as he poured upon it. And immediately when it had received from the Spirit, it
glorified the holy Spirit and the perfect forethought, for whose sake it had come forth.
"And it requested to give it a fellow worker, which is the mind, and he consented gladly. And when the invisible Spirit had consented, the mind came
forth, and it attended Christ, glorifying him and Barbelo. And all these came into being in silence.
I know there are many versions of creation in Christianity, but this one I like best.
Monad the Supreme Being was first, who created Barbelo, and both of them created Christ and the Aeons.
Even here (although have not read this text yet, on the list):
'Holy are you, Holy are you, Holy are you, Mother of the aeons, Barbelo, for ever and ever, Amen.'
Also only a small handful of the Nag Hammadi texts can be confirmed as being before Yeshua was born. With many of the other being created at the same
time as the NT books. However it is believed by some religious scholars that the Nag Hammadi texts were copies of earlier texts.
Correct me if im wrong, but from my understanding not even the Aeons can communicate with Monad or Barbelo. Hence one or the main reason for them to
create Yeshua, who is able to communicate with the Aeons and be the bridge between the Aeons and Monad & Barbelo.
Remember Yeshua was created before the Aeons, correct me if im wrong.
I also recall that in some Gnostic texts Yeshua and Sophia where the last of the 30 Aeons. With Yeshua being number 29 and Sophia 30.
If im wrong let me know.
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