Gnostic Doctrine

Sunday 30 May 2021

The name of the holy spirit

 Welcome to Session Eight of Tic Toc Ministries groundbreaking seminar, “The Seven Spirits Of God!”

How can we be born again, as Jesus said in John chapter 3? Can we crawl back into our mother’s womb to be born, as Nicodemas asked, or do we have another mother? Who is the heavenly mother we see in Revelation chapter 12, and what is this mystery woman’s relationship to those of us who obey God’s commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus Christ?

Join Monica Dennington as she goes straight to the Bible for the Final Word on the question, “Who is the mystery woman of Revelation 12?“; and for the end-times revelation , straight from the written Word of God, of the Name of the Holy Spirit!

The son in the father understanding unity

 Description: Welcome to Session Three of Tic Toc Ministries groundbreaking seminar, “The Seven Spirits Of God!”

How can Jesus be one with the Father? And how can we as Christians be one with Jesus? What does it mean for one spirit to be in another? And does Scripture give our finite minds a path to understanding such a great mystery?

Join Monica Dennngton as she goes straight to the Bible for insight into the mystery that has baffled theologians for centuries: How can one spirit be in another?

How many gods are there


Welcome to Session Two of Tic Toc Ministries groundbreaking seminar, “The Seven Spirits Of God!”

As Christians, how many Gods do we serve? Is God one God? Does the Bible say that He is God in three persons, or as many call him, a trinity? And if not, does the Bible tell us how many spirits of God there are?

Join Monica Dennington as she goes straight to the Bible for the definitive answer to the question, “How many Gods are there

The truth about the trinity


Welcome to Session One of Tic Toc Ministries groundbreaking seminar, The Seven Spirits Of God!

In this session, The Truth About The Trinity, Monica Dennington kicks off the series by examining the critical question: Do you have to believe in the trinity in order to be a Christian?

Join Monica as she goes straight to the Bible for the definitive answer to this question, as well as a glimpse of what is to come in this exciting series.

Friday 28 May 2021

The Fall of Sophia 1Enoch 42

 The Fall of Wisdom

In this study we will look at the fall of wisdom in the 1st book of Enoch:

1Enoch 42.1 Wisdom found no place where she could dwell, and her dwelling was in Heaven. 
42.2 Wisdom went out, in order to dwell among the sons of men, but did not find a dwelling; wisdom returned to her place, and took her seat in the midst of the Angels.
42.3 And iniquity came out from her chambers;  those whom she did not seek she found, and dwelt among them, like rain in the desert, and like dew on the parched ground.

The Book of Enoch even contains what appears to be a proto-Gnostic Sophia myth. In 42.1–3 we read of the discomfiture of Wisdom (Hokma; Greek: Sophia)

Enochic Judaism, even denies that Wisdom dwells on earth, which is consistent with the Enochic view that the world is a place of iniquity (1 En. 42:1–3). Boccaccini argues that the poem contains “a direct attack against the sapiential myth of the torah as the earthly embodiment of heavenly wisdom

the indications that the rebellious angels are thought to have attempted to kidnap heavenly wisdom and deliver it to humans– “Wisdom found no place” among humankind (42.1-2), but the rebellious angel “showed them all the secrets of their (the angels’) wisdom.
This wisdom could be obtained only by revelation, as wisdom resides in heaven

wisdom and injustice have repositories like the powers of nature of which he is here speaking

. Wisdom found no place to dwell, i.e. on earth, and returns to heaven; cf. Job xxviii. 12-14, 20-24; Baruch iii. 31.

“But where can wisdom be found?
And where is the place of understanding?
13 Man does not know its value,
Nor is it found in the land of the living.
14 The deep says, ‘It is not in me’;
And the sea says, ‘It is not with me.’

“From where then does wisdom come?
And where is the place of understanding?
21 It is hidden from the eyes of all living,
And concealed from the birds of the [f]air.
22 Destruction[g] and Death say,
‘We have heard a report about it with our ears.’
23 God understands its way,
And He knows its place.
24 For He looks to the ends of the earth,
And sees under the whole heavens,

Baruch 3:31 No one knows the way to her
    or is concerned about the path to her.

Wisdom is here personified as in Prov. viii. and ix.—2. Cf. Prov. I. 20 sqq.; viii. 1 sqq.; ix. 1 sqq.; Son of Sirach xxiv.

 He gave humans knowledge about writing with ink and papyrus, and therefore many went astray from of old and forever and until this day” (69.8). In the Samilitudes’ tradition, writing is not safe for humans. It causes death and destruction (69.11). The fallen angels also tried to pass along other scientific secrets, the “hidden things,” to humankind, resulting in unrighteous activities involving the use of metals, which contribute to idolatry as well as to warfare.\7/ Enoch, on the other hand, is permitted to write and to convey heavenly wisdom to the righteous who dwell on earth.\8/

Why could wisdom not find a dwelling place in heaven? 
Where is the chambers located from which iniquity come from?

1Enoch 42.1 Wisdom found no place where she could dwell, and her dwelling was in Heaven. [Wisdom did not stay in her dwelling place in the Pleroma]
42.2 Wisdom went out, in order to dwell among the sons of men, but did not find a dwelling;[rejected by sinful mankind] wisdom returned to her place, and took her seat in the midst of the Angels [Wisdom did not return to the Pleroma but dwelt among the 7 archangels in the hebdomad].
42.3 And iniquity came out from her chambers; [iniquity came forth from the chambers of Wisdom. This would be Error in the Gospel of Truth. In the gospel of Philip there are two types of Wisdom Sophia and Echmoth (Wisdom¹ is one thing, and death² is another. ‘Wisdom’ (in Aramaic) is simply ‘wisdom’ (in Greek), yet the wisdom of death is (itself) dead. This which is the wisdom with death, which is from the acquaintance with death—this is called the minor wisdom.The Gospel of Philip)]  those whom she did not seek she found, and dwelt among them, like rain in the desert, and like dew on the parched ground.

Sophia is raised to the Ninth sphere above the Demiurge, and his seven powers until her deficiency is corrected, even as Wisdom takes her place in the heavens according to 1 Enoch 42.1–2

Extracts from the Works of Theodotus:

47 The Savior became the first universal creator. “But Wisdom,” second, “built a home for herself and she erected seven columns.”

And first of all she put forward a god as an image of the Father, and through him she made “the heaven and the earth,” that is, “the heavenly things and the terrestrial things,” the things on the right and the things on the left. 
 (Excerpt. ex Theodot 47)

Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars (Proverbs 9:1):

These seven pillars being interpreted of the planetary heavens, or the seven archangels ,...
 the habitation of the Sophia herself was placed above the Hebdomad in the Ogdoad (Excerpt. ex Theodot. 8, 47). Ogdoad meaning -number 8.

It is said further of the same divine wisdom

 (Proverbs 8:2):
She takes her stand on the top of the high hill, Beside the way, where the paths meet.

This meant, according to the Gnostic interpretation, that the Sophia has her dwelling-place "on the heights" above the created universe, in the place of the middle the boundary, between the upper and lower world, between the Pleroma and the physical universe. She sits at "the gates of the mighty," i.e. above the realms of the seven Archons, and at the "entrances" to the upper realm of light. 

The Sophia is therefore the highest ruler over the visible universe, and at the same time the mediatrix between the upper and the lower realms. She shapes this mundane universe after the heavenly prototypes, and forms the seven star-circles with their Archons under whose dominion are placed, according to the astrological conceptions of antiquity, the fates of all earthly things, and more especially of man. She is "the mother" or "the mother of the living." (Epiph. Haer. 26, 10). As coming from above, she is herself of pneumatic essence, the mētēr phōteinē (Epiph. 40, 2) or the anō dynamis (Epiph. 39, 2) from which all pneumatic souls draw their origin.

Religion and Female Body in Ancient Judaism and Its Environments:

1 Enoch 42 not only states that wisdom was unable to find a place on earth. Her negative counterpart was successful 

 And iniquity came out from her chambers; those whom she did not seek she found, and dwelt among them, like rain in the desert, and like dew on the parched ground.

This is a clear adaptation of personified folly from Proverbs 9 (although the word is not used in this chapter). the opposition between wisdom and folly personified as women, so important to Proverbs, is oddly never adapted in early Jewish literature in a wisdom text but rather in an apocalypse.

The location of her chambers is not stated but the fact that iniquity is opposed to wisdom whose domicile is heaven suggests that she emerges from the netherworld. this would fit with the association between the house of folly and Sheol in Proverbs (9:18 cp 7:27 2:18 )

Also the account of iniquity nurturing the land with water can be understood as a sort of reverse image of wisdom in Ben Sira 24 since there she is situated beside abundant waters. the imagery of water vivifying the world in 1 Enoch 42 may convey iniquity as a sort of teacher not unlike personified folly (Prov 9:17) [Religion and Female Body in Ancient Judaism and Its Environments]

James 3:15  This wisdom is not one, from above, coming down, but is earthly, born of the soul, demoniacal!

In 2 Enoch 30:8, the author states ‘And on the sixth day I commanded my Wisdom to create man…’. Thus, Sophia, in this source as well, creates Adam. 

Saturday 22 May 2021

The Tree of Life Pistis Sophia chapter 101

 The Gnostic Tree of Life
The Limbs of the Ineffable in Pistis Sophia

The Deity is the tree of life we are the branches

The expression “tree of life” is used with regard to true wisdom, the fruitage of the righteous, the realization of a thing desired, and calmness of the tongue; it is also associated with the crown of life. (Pr 3:18; 11:30; 13:12; 15:4; Re 2:7, 10

. God’s word or message is like “seed,” which, if planted in good soil, brings forth much fruitage (Lu 8:11-15); his sayings are also said to ‘run with speed.’—Ps 147:15

The tree of life is used with regard to true wisdom, God’s word or message is like “seed,” which, if planted in good soil, brings forth much fruitage (Lu 8:11-15).

Wisdom is called the tree of life in the book of Proverbs see Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who hold her fast.

Wisdom is a personification of God or an aspect of God it is therefore logical to conclude that God himself is the tree of life 

This can be seen from the Tripartite Tractate:

As for what we can say about the things which are exalted, what is fitting is that we begin with the Father, who is the root of the Totality, the one from whom we have received grace to speak about him.
2. The Father
He existed before anything other than himself came into being. The Father is singular while being many, for he is the first one and the one who is only himself. Yet he is not like a solitary individual. Otherwise, how could he be a father? For whenever there is a "father," the name "son" follows. But the single one, who alone is the Father, is like a root, with tree, branches and fruit. (the Tripartite Tractate)

The emphasis in this paragraph is thus not on the oneness of the Father but on his being simultaneously one and many: While remaining one the Father contains within him the All in the sense that he contains its origin, as the root contains the tree

"the All"  in TriTrac this term only refers to the transcendent region,

The tree, often in inverted position and with the divine principle being associated with the root, is a symbol of the spiritual world

as a symbol of the transcendent world the tree also appears in the Kabbalah

There also the First extensions of the root that spreads out from the main root, is called = The Son - The Christ, which has extensions from it, this secondary root with it's extensions is called = The Church: now these are called = the first perfect aeons of the Father

The Tripartite Tractate, helps to explan the limbs of the ineffable found in the book Pistis Sophia chapter 101:

Of the Limbs of the Ineffable.

"AND those who are worthy of the mysteries which abide in the Ineffable, which are those which have not gone forth,--these exist before the First Mystery, and to use a likeness and similitude, that ye may understand it, they are as the Limbs of the Ineffable. And every one existeth according to the dignity of its glory: the head according to the dignity of the head and the eye according to the dignity |253. of the eyes and the ear according to the dignity of the ears and the rest of the Limbs [in like fashion]; so that the matter is manifest: There is a multitude of limbs but one only body. Of this indeed have I spoken in a pattern and similitude and likeness, but not in a form in truth; nor have I revealed the word in truth, but the mystery [only] of the Ineffable. (Pistis Sophia chapter 101)

A Tree that grows Multiple Fruit is as the limbs of the ineffable, let us begin at the root, there is the main root that remains hidden is the very source of the tree = The Father- the Monad meaning The Divine One:

There also the First extensions of the root that spreads out from the main root, is called = Holy Spirit - Barbelo, which has extensions from it, this secondary root with it's extensions is called = Pentad: now the Barbelo have four helpers, the Barbelo plus her helpers are called = Pentad: the first perfect five aeons of the Father.

Note Pentad a group or set of five aeons:

Now we move on to the base of the tree/stump, or base which is called = Autogenes: Christ- which is the visible beginning part of the tree, the inner most part is call = Christ, and he also have extensions called= helpers, attendants, or the four Powers, Christ and the four powers are called = Decad: the ten perfect aeons of the Father.

Note Autogenes means Self-Begotten 
Note Decad a group or set of ten aeons

The body- which is the children, we are called = Pleroma: 'that which fills' - we fill the space between Christ and the twenty four invisibles.

on to the Limbs which is called the 12 Aeons, or invisibles. which each have a mate which makes up 24 Aeons or invisibles, they have the ability of emanation: the ability to produce another in full form, without the act of reproduction or sexual intercourse.

The Branches- are the emanations of the twenty four invisibles, and they being many, also have the ability to emanate.

And last the fruit - is the emanations of they that were emanated by the invisible s, which are the twenty four invisible s or thirteen Aeons.

The Archons came to be by the desire of one of the invisibles by the name of Pistis Sophia, this happen out of a selfish desire to create a being out of matter to rule over matter, this she did without the consent of the Father and help of her mate, her creation was an imperfect creature called = 'Yaldabaoth'. which is the creator god, also called the chief creator, the god of the old testament

the Decad down to the branches to the fruit, our Father expressed himself to them, but did not reveal himself to them, the revelation of our Father is our inheritance, seeing that we were in the very mind of our father at his beginning,

The Holy Spirit - Barbelo, The Self-Begotten Christ are not persons or primordial beings controlled by the Father they are aspects of the mind of God or mental powers, unfolding or expanding from its thought to become an idea

The Gnostic tree of life has 12 not 10 structures as in kabbalah in the gnostic tree of life logos is the lowest level

Friday 21 May 2021

Christ is a symbol for Light

Christ is a symbol for Light

 I have selected quotes from NHL that say that the name Christ is a symbol for Light (the inner Light). In addition, I can mention that also Moses used the symbolic name Christ in the NHL scriptures when he talked about the bronze snake.

“Fire is chrism. Light is fire. I do not mean ordinary fire, which has no form, but other fire, which is pure white in appearance, beautifully bright and imparting beauty.” (Gospel of Philip)

“So it is necessary to baptize with two elements, light and water, and light is chrism.” (Gospel of Philip)

“The tree of life, however, is in the middle of the garden. It is an olive tree, and from it comes chrism, and from chrism comes resurrection.”(Gospel of Philip)

“Chrism is superior to baptism. We are called Christians from the word “chrism,” not from the word “baptism.” Christ also has his name from chrism, for the father anointed the son, the son anointed the apostles, and the apostles anointed us.” (Gospel of Philip)

“But when the seed is revealed, then perfect light will shine on everyone, and all who are in the light will [receive the] chrism.” (Gospel of Philip)

“Those who receive the name of the father, son, and holy spirit and have accepted them must do this. If someone does not accept them, the name will also be taken from that person. A person receives them in the chrism with the oil of the power of the cross. The apostles called this power the right and the left. This person is no longer a Christian but is Christ.” (Gospel of Philip)

By Christer Hamre

Thursday 20 May 2021

Political Universe

Political Universe

Jer 10:1 ¶ Hear ye the word which Yahweh hath spoken unto you, O house of Israel:––
2 Thus, saith Yahweh––Unto the way of the nations, become not ye accustomed, Nor, at the signs of the heavens, be ye dismayed,––Because the nations are dismayed at them.

The bible mostly uses very straightforward language. The majority is a simple communication. Error is often made when people 'interpret' according to their theories, out of context, the simple communication as symbolic. To further confuse, some others may interpret prophetic 'symbolic' language as literal.

The Deity’s signs are in the political universe. This, in a sense corresponds to the physical universe, which has its earth, sea, and firmament or aerial expanse; in which are set its greater and lesser lights, and constellations -- its Sun, Moon, and Stars. It has its hurricanes, eclipses, hailstorms, and so forth, which affect injuriously those who belong to the Body Politic, whether they be rulers or the common people.

Heavens Representing Rulership. the heavens can refer to the Deity in his sovereign position. Thus, when Daniel told Nebuchadnezzar that the experience the Babylonian emperor was due to have would make him “know that the heavens are ruling,” it meant the same as knowing “that the Most High is Ruler in the kingdom of mankind.”—Da 4:25, 26.

heaven and earth are Two states of mind, the ideal spiritual mind heaven and the lower carnal mind the earth. There are two planes of consciousness, the heaven and the earth, or more properly, "the heavens and the earth." One is the realm of the Christ consciousness of pure thoughts in harmony with the Divine mind; the other, is the thinking of the flesh or carnal mind. By becoming sons of God we can reflect his "image" and "likeness" to be transformed into the spiritual man.

Jesus says Lk 21:25 "And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
Heavens and Earth:
The heavens and earth encompass our whole experience of the natural world. In analogy, in prophecy, they relate to the whole political world. The aspects of the political world, the focus of the bible prophecy, are related to aspects we understand of the natural world. In the political world some are elevated above others into ruling positions. Those great ones that rule are 'high' above the ordinary person and are said to be in 'the heavens'. The Hebrew for 'heaven'(sha^mayim) is from a word for 'lofty', or 'high'. One can rise in power into the political heavens, and likewise descend.

Lam 2:1 ¶  How hath the Lord covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger, and cast down from heaven unto the earth the beauty of Israel, and remembered not his footstool in the day of his anger!

Mt 11:23  And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

Lu 10:15  And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell.
Lu 10:18  And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

 The ordinary person is said to be of the earth. 
In Hebrew a word for 'earth' (ăda^ma^h) is related to the name Adam.
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice. (Psalm 96:11)
Hear, heavens, and listen, earth; for Yahweh has spoken: (Isaiah 1:2)
Sing, you heavens, for Yahweh has done it! Shout, you lower parts of the earth! (Isaiah 44:23)
In all of these instances the heavens and earth have human emotions, and skills, which inanimate nature cannot have. They are poetry and prophecy are analogy. Isaiah particularly uses this analogy
Sing, heavens; and be joyful, earth;
for Yahweh has comforted his people, and will have compassion on his afflicted. (Isaiah 49:13)
Isaiah is both poetry and prophecy. Note the poetic pairs: heavens - people, earth - afflicted.
In any instance when you read 'heavens' in a prophetic book, or a prophetic song, where it is speaking of the fate of nations, think first it means political heavens.
Heavens Shake & Earthquake
In the natural world the heavens do not shake. But in the political 'heavens' large events can 'shake' the political structure. Isaiah uses this image, note how the shaking is the result of God's anger. God is not angry at the natural world, rather at the people who live on earth.
Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of Yahweh of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger. (Isaiah 13:13)
If the earth are the common people a great earthquake, is an event that like a natural earthquake changes their political world. This symbol or analogy is also used throughout the western world.
An example from a source which is not religious at all is the 'Socialist Review, No.126, December 1989, pp.11-14', by Tony Cliff titled “Earthquake in the East”
We are witnessing the most massive earthquake of the social and political order in Eastern Europe. It is on a scale reminiscent of 1848 and 1917.....To understand an earthquake you have to look at the pressure inside the system. It is summed up with Marx’s statement that when the social system becomes a brake on the development of the productive forces, the epoch of the social revolution starts.

Note Tony Cliff does not explain he is using an analogy- he uses the word 'earthquake' as synonymous for revolution, assuming his audience understands. In revelation, this analogy of an earthquake is used a few times.
The smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand. And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake. (Rev 8:4-5)
There is no way in the natural world a fire will cause the earth to quake! This is symbolic of people.
Sun & Moon
Just as the sun dominates the heavens of the natural world, so the sun is representative of the supreme ruler in the political world. The moon is the lesser ruler. Jacob had not trouble understanding his son Joseph's dream.
“Behold, I have dreamed yet another dream: and behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars bowed down to me. ”He told it to his father and to his brothers. His father rebuked him, and said to him, “What is this dream that you have dreamed? Will I and your mother and your brothers indeed come to bow ourselves down to you to the earth?”(Genesis 37:9-10)
In the tribe of Israel now numbering many people in the extended family, Jacob was the supreme ruler, and his wife was secondary by virtue of reflected glory. Isaiah is clearly not speaking of the natural moon and sun, when he writes,

Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed; for Yahweh of Armies will reign on Mount Zion, and in Jerusalem; and before his elders will be glory.(Isaiah 24:23)

 But we can easily understand how the religious authority, who are secondary to the national leaders and secondary in the political 'heavens', like the moon, will be put to silence by such an event.

Just as the natural sun and moon set and rise, so do kings and religious powers. They can be covered or decrease. They can also be 'turned to blood', which means they are attacked violently and wounded.
We understand this word, thanks to Hollywood's use of the term in the early 1900's, before electric light spillage prevented us from seeing stars and Satnav replaced all navigation by stars. If someone says “for the stars, silver is the new black”, we would not look with concern to the heavens, but rather conclude famous people were wearing silver in preference to black. Stars in prophetic analogy also are famous people. They may not be political rulers, though some have such a personality they become stars. Some stars become political rulers. Daniel explains the analogy
Those who are wise shall shine as the brightness of the expanse; and those who turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever. (Daniel 12:3)
The wise shall have influence or 'shine' so we know of them like we see natural stars. Deborah uses this rich language in her song of victory
“The kings came and fought, then the kings of Canaan fought at Taanach by the waters of Megiddo. They took no plunder of silver From the sky the stars fought. From their courses, they fought against Sisera.(Judges 5:19-20)
Sisera was not defeated by stars doing strange things. If we read the parallel account, he was defeated by the kings of Canaan. (See Judges chapter 4)  Notice the poetic links: kings came = from the sky, Kings of Canaan = stars, and, waters = courses.

Philosophical Oracle

Philosophical Oracle

Proverbs 1:2 for one to know wisdom and discipline, to discern the sayings of understanding, 3 to receive the discipline that gives insight, righteousness and judgment and uprightness, 4 to give to the inexperienced ones shrewdness, to a young man knowledge and thinking ability.

The consciousness of Understanding comes into manifestation in two ways or through two channels, viz.: body and language. Truth is ever seeking expression through these two channels. In this lesson we consider Wisdom's expression through spoken language. If you have attained to this consciousness, your “speech will always be seasoned with salt.” Col. 4:6 "out of the abundance (of wisdom) of the heart the mouth will speak" its wisdom; your utterances will be from the wisdom consciousness; and therefore will be wise.

Education in early times, before the era of books, consisted in oral teaching, or training under a tutor, who presented his ideas in the form of trite sayings, epigrams, proverbs, parables and allegories, which embodied truth in the form most readily understood and remembered.

1-4. To intellect the wisdom of the Solomon consciousness expresses itself in terms of spoken language, uttered for the purpose of conveying its "wisdom," "instruction," understanding and "discretion" to everyone who is meek enough to receive it.

What is the first step in developing wisdom? The exercising of our perceptive faculties. As we develop perception we learn "to discern the words of understanding."

How do we do this? The obvious way is to submit ourselves to training under persons who already have understanding and perception. We can also train ourselves through meditation, prayer, and study.

How do we acquire the mental acuteness called "prudence" in this lesson? Mental acuteness is a product of wisdom, justice, judgment, and equity. We acquire it as we progress in these four quickened faculties.

Why are knowledge and discretion rare gifts in young people? Because young people generally give little heed to them. Although the faculties are available to everyone, the person who develops them becomes outstanding in comparison with those who fail in this regard.


Wednesday 19 May 2021

Gnosticism and Mystic Judaism

We explore the weirdly wonderful intersection of Esoteric Judaism and Gnosticism. This magical mystery tour takes us to visit: • Ancient Merkabah Mysticism and the Book of Enoch • The origins of the Gnostics and the Nag Hammadi library • Renowned Kabbalists like Isaac Luria and Sabbatia Zevi • The theological innovations of Gnostic Jewish movements like Frankism. Like Queen sang, it’s a kinda magic…and it's unique when these two traditions overlap for spiritual liberation. Astral Guests – Dr. Justin Sledge.

More information on Justin: Esoterica YouTube channel:

The Gospel of Mary and the Divine Feminine with the Rev. Mr. Clark Aitkins

The Rev. Mr. Clark Aitkins takes us through an exploration of images of the Divine Feminine in the text of the Gospel of Mary

E=MC2 vs C=FP2

E=MC2- vs C=FP2

Well, I am no Einstein, not even a physicist, but I believe there is spiritual wisdom hidden in this natural law. Let’s consider the divine equation revealed to Einstein: E=MC2. Why divine? As mentioned before, it is because all truths support The Truth. All the truths from math, science, chemistry, etc exist because they shadow a higher Truth.
So back to E=MC2 where E is energy, M is mass, and C is the speed of light in a vacuum. One thing we know from this equation is that energy and mass are directly related. In fact, one could really think of all matter as condensed light! Hard to even imagine how much light is stored in our small, frail bodies. Converting this natural equation into a spiritual one is difficult, but here is my understanding.
It seems clear that C (speed of Light and a constant) is the shadow of God’s glory, power and will because they are both constants. Some “science sticklers” may bring up the point that the speed of light is not constant except in the vacuum of space and is slower in other mediums. Well, I think this fact also relates to a spiritual truth. If the speed of light {C} is the shadow of God’s will or power then let’s consider if it is the same at every level of existence. It seems clear that God’s will is not always done here on Earth. On the other hand, God’s will before time and space in the void was done at that moment called “here and now.” In that moment God’s will or power is constant and there is nothing greater. This is like the speed of light. In the void, the speed of light {C} is a constant. Like God’s will and power, “C” only becomes lessened, in a sense, in lower mediums like our world. So now, back to the equation at hand.
I believe that E (energy) is a shadow of our consciousness, or spiritual energy if you like. Our spiritual energy is our “light” that Jesus said we should not keep hidden. I think then M (mass) represents our faith in God. Faith is the substance of our spiritual life like mass is the substance of all things. Things exist in this world because they have mass. God exists in our consciousness because we have faith. Faith has spiritual weight like mass has weight. So, the equation for this is spiritual law then would be as follows:
Consciousness of God {C} = Faith in God {F} x Power of God2 {P2} or C=FP2.
Let’s consider this spiritual theory. The first question that might arise is why P2? Well, again in this world we have the Holy Spirit and the Son helping us to the Father, so this would be P x P or P2. The power of God {P} “squared” sounds a bit absurd, but man cannot even fathom a single P. Can you imagine God’s power? Wouldn’t trying to grasp God’s power {P} be like counting to infinity? If we can agree that God has power that cannot be measured, why then would it be any different for P x P? See my point? So let’s test this theory as best we can.
When our Consciousness of God {C} increases then does our Faith {F}, or closeness to God also increases? Yes, I believe this true. Our awareness of God is directly proportional to our faith and closeness to God.
JAS 4:7 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you.
As our faith grows, we grow closer to God and our understanding and knowledge of him and life increases. Einstein was certainly no dummy! What he discovered in the natural has its meaning in the spiritual just as every shadow has its higher reality. Perhaps in “heaven” we will have P3- the power of Father, Son and Holy Spirit available to our consciousness! We can’t even imagine! Talk about being able to fly high! Until they then though, it seems we are to remain a bit “grounded” by the earthly forces that be.

1COR 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Gravity may be my favorite force of nature. Why? This is because without a doubt it represents God’s love. As Paul alludes to, love is the greatest “force” in the spiritual universe! Gravity, like God’s love, is a complete mystification. Man cannot explain the force of gravity, but simply labels it a “law” that just is the way it is. We have no earthly idea why objects attract one another, but without gravity (and certainly God's love), life as we know it could not exist.
If one examines the law of gravity closely and then looks up to find the higher law or force it represents, we must come to the conclusion that God’s love is the spiritual form of gravity. They seem to parallel each other in every way imaginable. Like God, gravity is ever present, ever active, ever lasting. It doesn’t run out, run down and it is everywhere there is mass. The greater that mass of an object is the greater is the force of gravity. Again, spiritual mass would represent our faith or nearness to God. The closer we get to God, the stronger our love (spiritual gravity) becomes. This is the higher law of Love.

GAL 5:14 The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."
It is written that God is love, and any that love are born of God. What a profound mystery that Love has created. It seems clear that the will of gravity and the will of God are the same- to be ONE. Both are constant, unyielding and dominating in their kingdoms. Gravity and God’s love affects all things at all times. It is unwavering no matter the circumstances. What is really interesting is what happens when gravity is taken to extreme limits.
The notion of “black holes” was at first mere speculation. Then later they became theoretical, but today they are all but accepted as fact. The black hole is all about extreme gravity. It is a sinkhole for all mass and energy- even light. The force of gravity becomes so strong that it overpowers all other forces of the universe! Now, that sounds like God’s love! It seems that within a black hole, the laws of physics are superseded by a higher order of “laws” just as Christ supersedes the Law of Moses.
As discussed in the article The Meaning of Life, matter and consciousness are inversely related in that as matter decreases in the universe, overall consciousness increases. So in the black hole, matter is taken from this world and consciousness is given into the spiritual realm. Again recall the spiritual equation of consciousness:
Consciousness {C} = Faith in God {F} x Power of God2 {P2}
As our faith grows, our consciousness (or awareness) of God’s will also increases. This is the same relationship we see with gravity within the black hole. The black hole is drawing all things together just as God is drawing us all back so that God is all in all. The closer the mass becomes the greater the force of gravity. God’s love increases as we come together as well. We are called to love our neighbor as our self, but do we realize why? It is because we are all part of the Body of Christ. As we come together because of the overpowering force of God’s love, we become ONE body! And like the mass transformed in the black hole, we are also transformed into a higher state of being in Christ!
What I also find interesting is a black hole is likely formed when a large star goes super nova. In other words, once a star has surrendered a critical amount of mass through the process of fusion, it then explodes and collapses upon itself. It gives all that it can, and then it begins to take EVERYTHING back! This is the nature of God and the “Cycle of Life,”. If all has come from God and all is returning to God, then love is the gravity making this possible.

Tuesday 18 May 2021

The Mystical Crucifixion in Ismaili Islam

Dr. Khalil Andani returns to Talk Gnosis to talk to us about interpertations and understandings of Jesus and the Crucifixion in Islam in general and then specifically the mystical understandings in Ismaili Islam. See Jesus and the crucifixion through a whole new lens and discover an esoteric meaning to the Easter story. See our first show with Dr. Andani here: Visit his homepage at:

[Talk Gnosis] Women in the Gospels & What Jesus Learned From Them

We have two dynamite guests, Dr. Sara Parks and Talk Gnosis returning champion Dr. James McGrath, on to discuss women in the Gospels, women in the life of Jesus, and the wisdom that Jesus learned from the women he knew and met that helped transform him into a great spiritual teacher. Check out Dr. McGrath's new book "What Jesus Learned From Women" at Get Dr. Sara Parks book "Gender in the Rhetoric of Jesus: Women in Q" at

Gnostic Christianity's Response to Terrorism

 Gnostic Christianity's Response to Terrorism

Hate repaid with hate is twice the hate. Return hate with love is the true Christian response to terrorism. Non-violence illustrate this response. Wars have killed billions. If we practiced what Jesus and Paul taught terrorism would have been defeated by love.

Love "is the answer". Non-violence is its weapon. Peace and abundance is love's reward.

In their own words, Jesus and Paul's response to terrorism is:

Jesus in Matt 5:38-42 (JBV)43 “YOU heard that it was said, ‘You must love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 However, I say to YOU: Continue to love YOUR enemies and to pray for those persecuting YOU; 45 that YOU may prove yourselves sons of YOUR Father who is in the heavens, since he makes his sun rise upon wicked people and good and makes it rain upon righteous people and unrighteous. 46 For if YOU love those loving YOU, what reward do YOU have? Are not also the tax collectors doing the same thing? 47 And if YOU greet YOUR brothers only, what extraordinary thing are YOU doing? Are not also the people of the nations doing the same thing? 48 YOU must accordingly be perfect, as YOUR heavenly Father is perfect.

Paul in Rm 12:14-21(JBV)

Bless those who persecute you: never curse them, bless them. Rejoice with those who rejoice and be sad those in sorrow. Treat everyone with equal kindness; never be patronizing but make real friends with the poor. Do not allow yourself to become self-satisfied. Never repay evil with evil but let everyone see that you are interested only in the highest ideals. Do all you can to live at peace with everyone. Never try to get revenge; leave that, my friends, to God's anger. As scripture says: Vengeance is mine-I will pay them back, the Lord promises. But there is more: If your enemy is hungry, you should give him food, and if he is thirsty, let him drink. Thus you heap red-hot coals on his head. Resist evil and conquer it with good.

Paul in Phil 2:1-6 (JBV)

If our life in Christ means anything to you, if love can persuade at all, or the Spirit that we have in common, or any tenderness and sympathy, then be united in your convictions and united in your love, with a common purpose and a common mind. That is the one thing which would make me completely happy. There must be no competition among you, no conceit; but everybody is to be self-effacing. Always consider the other person to be better than yourself, so that nobody thinks of his own interests first, but everybody thinks of other people's interests instead. In your minds you must be the same as Christ Jesus: His state was divine, yet he did not cling to his equality with God.

[Talk Gnosis] The Divine Feminine w/ Karen Weaver

Karen Weaver of Denver's St. Mary Magdalene Parish guests on Talk Gnosis to talk about the Divine Feminine. Join in to discover the role the Divine Feminine plays in Gnosticism, Sophia and Mary and Mary and Mary, the important role of women in mystical religion, the Divine Feminine as reflected and understood in other esoteric, mystical, and magical traditions, and so much more.

Sophia and the Archons

We revisit a seminal work detailing how orthodox powers across history eliminated certain mystics and their truth about human origins. The suppression includes the reality that Sophia and the Demiurge’s narrative is an interstellar conflict with our solar system being ground zero. From assisting Sophia in reaching singularity to uncovering archontic mind parasites that control humanity, we gain the Gnosis for complete astral liberation. Astral Guest – John Lamb Lash, author of Not in His Image: Gnostic Vision, Sacred Ecology, and the Future of Belief

Egyptian Symbolism: Three Stories Become One (Paperback)


Egyptian Symbolism: Three Stories Become One (Paperback)

By Christen Hamre

"Christer Hamre shines new light on Middle Eastern history in setting out to show that the biblical scriptures and the Gnostic scriptures are from one and the same root story, a story about the belief systems in Egypt. The significance of Egyptian numerology, the number system in ancient texts, and its rich symbolism are the basis for some intriguing findings. Judaism is really an Egyptian story. The centre of Judeo-Christian culture was not Jerusalem but Luxor in Egypt. Jesus Christ and Tutankhamen were one and the same person. Most revolutionary is the re-dating of events to the tune of 1,300 years. The depth and breadth of research into documents and artifacts builds a powerful case that will be an invigorating challenge for the discerning reader."

My interpretation of the Nag Hammadi Library

 My interpretation of the Nag Hammadi Library

My interpretation of the Nag Hammadi Library when the different uses of words in different scripts, but with similar content, are decoded is:

Spirit is the same as Mind. Psyche is what is named the holy spirit, it is a woman, symbolised with Zoe in the Garden of Eden. Mind is not physical, but the woman is physical, she is the word. Adam was lured by her (mother nature), and he copulated with her (the forbidden fruit), and he materialized as the physical Man in nature. It is a story of the birth of consciousness.

I like the Song of Songs in the Bible, about Solomon, and it shows that also he was the same as Adam, and he fell in love with her. Some say it is the greatest love song ever, but it is not a song about historical people. It was a story about how physical consciousness came into being, by the fact that Man fell in love with The Garden (mother nature).

The story clearly states that man came from Mind and materialized in the Psyche (word). The word is what grounds us, and it can easyily be observed when one stops the inner talk (content of the psyche). If the inner talk is stopped, there will only be mind, and the psyche will be dormant. Every time the waking ego starts talking to itself again, it will be grounded in the physical image that is created by the word (self-hypnosis).

God is Mind, and physical expression is the Psyche. The Son is the one that express itself through its Psyche (holy spirit). Since the Psyche is the Mother, and she has no substance, she is off course a virgin. Jesus tried to tell people that all are projecting themselves into the physical image, but for the one caught in the psyche that is not so easy to understand. Seems like James understood it though, he who was named the brother of Jesus, by Jesus, even if they were not related.

Another way to say it is that being in flesh is like awakening in a dream, the dream becomes dense and is observed as matter. In dreams when the body sleeps there are no time and no space, and the substance is like a hologram, but it feels real even if no bodily senses are participating in the dream. The density of the physical realm is what creates the sensation of time moving in one direction. In dreams while sleeping the word direction has no meaning, the dream is not limited by either time or space. I have hence for myself concluded that Jesus talked about this projection of the inner being out into the flesh of the outer being. If you knew about the inner entity you would also know Jesus, and you would also know his Father. He always talked about this inner entity (Osiris), and not the outer being (Seth). The stories in ancient times were told with symbolism because it is difficult to talk about such things if they are not packed in metaphors.

The hardest thing to realize is that matter is an illusion, an illusion created by the mind. So, the NHL scripts are correct, the story say that the unimagniable Father is The Mind, the observer of all the other minds (spirits). God materialises himself through his creations, and hence he is hidden behind his light. The Psyche (named Sopdet in Egypt), the first Psyche, came from Mind (God). She got a son named Sopdu in Egypt, and he is the Mind-Psyche behind the entity Horus. But before Sopdet God created his Son, he is named Sah in Egypt. Sah is the spiritual mind from physical Osiris (the inner person).

it is difficult to formulate the words correctly in a short text

The psyche has no substance, but the woman has. That means that Earth, which is that woman, has substance.

But the Earth is projected from the unsubstantial psyche, the image that is experienced as the flesh comes from the psyche that has no substance. The image is an illusion, though it is real, one can navigate and act in this illusion.

It is difficult to talk about a subjective world that becomes objective, and that the subjective world is prior to the objective world.

I know Egyptian Symbolism and I can see things spoken about in the NHL that is hidden for those that do not recognize that NHL is Egyptian stories written in words. The NHL learned me much more about Egypt than what is available in Egypt itself about the connected stories. The stories in Egypt are short, and they are also not in one line of thought, hence compilation of symbols may change drasticly. The good thing about NHL is that the stories are complex, and it helped me a lot to put faces to the names in NHL.

Editor's Question: Mind is the 8th level in the discourse on the 8th and 9th what is the 9th and 10th levels

there are 14 levels, and Paul reached the tenth according to Apocalypse of Paul. Jesus/Osiris will be the 13th, and the 14th is the Father himself. Horemheb was he who built the tenth pylon/pillar at the Tempel of Karnak. It is still missing the 11th-13th pillar there.

I can before that time give you the information about the 1st to the 14th as a quote from NHL :)

The Apocalypse of Paul should be read as well to see what he thought abouth the 10th.


Now, the first kingdom says of the illuminator that he came from . . . a spirit . . . to heaven. He was nourished in the heavens. He received the glory of that one and the power. He came to the bosom of his mother, and in this way he came to the water.

And the second kingdom says of him that he came from a great prophet. And a bird came, took the child who was born, and brought him onto a high mountain. And he was nourished by the bird of heaven. An angel came forth there. He said to him, “Rise! God has given you glory.” He received glory and strength, and in this way he came to the water.

The third kingdom says of him that he came from a virgin womb. He was cast out of his city, he and his mother; he was brought to a desert place. He was nourished there. He came and received glory and power, and in this way he came to the water.

The fourth kingdom says of him that he came from a virgin. . . . Solomon sought her, he and Phersalo and Sauel and his armies, which had been sent out. Solomon himself sent his army of demons to seek out the virgin. And they did not find the one whom they sought, but the virgin who was given to them. It was she whom they fetched. Solomon took her. The virgin became pregnant and gave birth to the child there. She nourished him on a border of the desert. When he was nourished, he received glory and power from the seed from which he was conceived, and in this way he came to the water.

And the fifth kingdom says of him that he came from a drop from heaven. He was thrown into the sea. The abyss received him, gave birth to him, and brought him to heaven. He received glory and power, and in this way he came to the water.

And the sixth kingdom says that one . . . came down to the realm that is below in order to gather flowers. She became pregnant from the desire of the flowers. She gave birth to him in that place. The angels of the flower garden nourished him. He received glory and power there, and in this way he came to the water.

And the seventh kingdom says of him that he is a drop and came from heaven to earth. Dragons brought him down to caves, and he became a child. A spirit came over him and raised him to the place from where the drop had come. He received glory and power there, and in this way he came to the water.

And the eighth kingdom says of him that a cloud came over the earth and enveloped a rock. He came from it. The angels above the cloud nourished him. He received glory and power there, and in this way he came to the water.

And the ninth kingdom says of him that from the nine muses one separated. She came to a high mountain and spent some time seated there, so that she desired her own body in order to become androgynous. She fulfilled her desire and became pregnant from her desire. He was born. The angels who were over the desire nourished him. And he received glory there and power, and in this way he came to the water.

The tenth kingdom says of him that his god loved a cloud of desire. He fathered him in his hand and cast upon the cloud above him some of the drop, and he was born. He received glory and power there, and in this way he came to the water.

And the eleventh kingdom says of him that the father desired his own daughter. She was pregnant from her father. She cast her child . . . tomb out in the desert. The angel nourished him there, and in this way he came to the water.

The twelfth kingdom says of him that he came from two luminaries. He was nourished there. He received glory and power, and in this way he came to the water.

And the thirteenth kingdom says of him that every birth of their ruler is a word. And this word received a mandate there. He received glory and power, and in this way he came to the water, that the desire of those powers might be satisfied.

But the generation without a king says that god chose him from all the eternal realms. He caused knowledge of the one of truth, who is undefiled, to reside in him. He said, “Out of a foreign air, from a huge eternal realm, the great illuminator appeared. And he made the generation of those people whom he had chosen for himself shine, so that they should shine on the whole eternal realm.”

By Christen Hamre