reply to post by arpgme
Very good work, but there is no contradiction. Think of the Gnostic ALL as the Field of quantum mechanics. John 1 reveals that WORD is used to
create. Here is where your paradox is resolved. Genesis 1 is the creation of the archetypes in the Word as images. Genesis 2 is the rendering of
the image into particle from wave and archetype. Hebrew tradition would call the first image paradise and the second is a copy for raising children
to the first.
There are further clues in the Virgin of the World document.
"Celestial order reigns over terrestrial order, as being absolutely determined, and inaccessible to the idea of death. Wherefore, the things below
lament, being filled with fear before the marvellous beauty and eternal permanence of the heavenly world. For, indeed, a spectacle worthy of
contemplation and desire were these magnificences of heaven, revelations of the God as yet unknown, and this sumptuous majesty of night illumined with
a penetrating radiance, albeit less than that of the sun, and all these other mysteries which move above in harmonious cadence, ruling and maintaining
the things below by secret influences. And so long as the Universal Architect refrained from putting an end to this incessant fear, to these anxious
investigations, ignorance enveloped the universe. But when He judged good to reveal Himself to the world, He breathed into the Gods the enthusiasm of
love, and poured into their mind the splendour which His bosom contained, that they might first be inspired with the will to seek, next with the
desire to find, and lastly with the power to readjust."
"And Nature, O my Son, was barren until the hour in which those who are
ordained to survey the heavens, advancing towards God, the King of all things,
deplored the general inertia, and affirmed the necessity of setting forth the universe. No
other than Himself could accomplish this work."
At these words, the God smiled benignant, and commanded Nature to exist.
And, issuing with His voice, the FEMININE came forth in her perfect beauty. The Gods
with amaze beheld this marvel. And the great Ancestor, pouring out for Nature an elixir,
commanded her to be fruitful; and forthwith, penetrating the universe with His glance,
He cried, "Let heaven be the plenitude of all things, and of the air, and of the ether."
God spake, and it was done. But Nature, communing with herself, understood that she
might not transgress the commandment of the Father, and, uniting herself to Labour,
she produced a most beautiful daughter, whom she called Invention, and to whom God
accorded being. And having differentiated created forms, He filled (p. 5)
them with mysteries, and gave the command of them to Invention.
---------The command to the newly formed Children was to stay put.
"Then, having summoned to these splendid regions of ether the souls of every
grade, He said to them: "O souls, beautiful children of my breath and of my care, you
whom I have produced with my hands, in order to consecrate you to my universe, hear
my words as a law: – Quit not the place assigned to you by my will. The abode which
awaits you is heaven, with its galaxy of stars and its thrones of virtue. If you attempt
any transgression against my decree, I swear by my sacred breath, by that elixir of
which I formed you, and by my creative hands, that I will speedily forge for you chains
and cast you into punishment."
---------From Enoch One, Jude 1 and Genesis 6, we find the truth about what happened. The Watchers assigned to care for the newly created universe
decided to disobey God. Much like mankind, there was only one rule.
"Having thus spoken, God, my Master, mingled together the rest of the congenial
elements, earth and water, and pronouncing certain powerful and mystic words – albeit
different from the first – He breathed into the liquid protoplasm motion and life,
rendered it thicker and more plastic, and formed of it living beings of human shape.
That which remained He gave to the loftiest souls inhabiting the region of the Gods..."
----We see what they did from this verse:
"Forthwith, O my Son, proud of their work, they were not afraid to transgress the
Divine law, and, in spite of the prohibition, they receded from their appointed limits. Not
willing to remain longer in the same abode, they moved ceaselessly, and repose
seemed to them death. "
I came to these conclusions recently. You are correct in showing the nature of powers and principalities that we have little reference to from
antiquity. The Hermetic texts reveal large parts of the story. The best translation of the Corpus Hermeticum is found in the book, The Way of
And my favorite part is this: "For, indeed, a spectacle worthy of contemplation and desire were these magnificences of heaven, revelations of the God
as yet unknown..."
Compare this to Luke:
Luke 10:22, "All things are delivered (revealed) to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the
son, and he to whom the son will reveal him."
We have not be formally introduced yet. The Son and Father are yet unknown and we all wait.
My Thread on the Subject
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