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by Coop
Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:02 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Beatitudes Meditations from Aramaic
Replies: 2
Views: 3564

Beatitudes Meditations from Aramaic

Hello everyone. I wanted to recommend a 6 cd-set called "The Healing Breath" by Neil Douglas-Klotz. On six CDs, he goes into the Beatitudes in Aramaic. When taken from the original Aramaic, rather than the Greek, deeper translation is possible. The CD includes chants and also songs (incorporating th...
by Coop
Fri Nov 25, 2005 5:27 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Luke 9:57-62
Replies: 2
Views: 3363

Greetings Tau Malachi!

That gives me quite a bit to consider, truly. Thank you very much for your illumination.

Coop
by Coop
Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:49 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Luke 9:57-62
Replies: 2
Views: 3363

Luke 9:57-62

Shalom Everyone! I've been thinking about a passage in Luke, and hoped someone here might offer insights from a Sophian perspective. As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go." Jesus replied, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have their nests, bu...
by Coop
Mon May 09, 2005 3:32 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The Second Treatise of the Great Seth
Replies: 11
Views: 7759

Greetings everyone. This passage from the Second Treatise of the Great Seth has an exciting, or quickening quality to it. At first it sounds like invasion of the body snatchers. But lately I'm wondering if it's referring to something all that alien. There is a verse a bit like it, I think, in the Go...
by Coop
Wed Apr 20, 2005 7:11 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Lucid Waking Dream
Replies: 7
Views: 5224

Hello Guest! I think you may be right that forming attention, being tempted or pulled down is illusory. Yes, that could be. And if i knew how to snap my fingers and be suddenly awake and free from it, I'd do it! But perhaps it is a process, or a gradual awakening of awareness of an illusion. In eith...
by Coop
Fri Apr 15, 2005 9:04 am
Forum: Gospel of St. Thomas
Topic: 58: The Divine Life
Replies: 5
Views: 8214

Shalom Malachi & Mark! The mention of capacity in your discussion caught my eye ... and how each must find balance in the spiritual life. I was curious whether capacity is fixed, or if it seems to expand when the aspirant is ready? I imagine it depends a lot of one's dedication to pursue a spiritual...
by Coop
Thu Mar 31, 2005 9:23 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The Lord's Prayer in Aramaic
Replies: 1
Views: 2971

The Lord's Prayer in Aramaic

Shalom! I just thought this was intersting ... not sure where to post. I found an audio of the Lord's Prayer in Aramaic at: http://www.v-a.com/bible/prayer.html Below is the aramaic written phonetically. And below is another translation from the Aramaic. Avvon d-bish-maiya, nith-qaddash shim-mukh. T...
by Coop
Fri Mar 25, 2005 3:55 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: When practice astounds
Replies: 17
Views: 13886

Shalom Child of Light!

As much as I also enjoy the "Gnostic Gospel of St. Thomas," I suspect that Light of Truth you mention didn't leap off the pages, but was drawn forth from your insides. The sayings and commentary have a way of stirring one's inner wisdom. ;)

Many blessings,
coop
by Coop
Wed Mar 23, 2005 12:06 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Prophecy: The Secret Book of St. James
Replies: 6
Views: 5350

Dear Malachi, This radical transformation of the mental, vital and physical consciousness brought about by supramental consciousness that you describe -- it reminds me of a discussion posted here about divine incarnation as described in the Second Treaty of the Great Seth, wherein the event of Chris...
by Coop
Mon Feb 21, 2005 9:50 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Lucid Waking Dream
Replies: 7
Views: 5224

Shalom Kat and Marion! Very interesting posts, thank you! These ideas really dovetail with our recent discussions on consciousness in our online discourses, as well as during informal talks with friends outside the room. What blows me away is that the ego/name, form and personal history are all part...
by Coop
Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:35 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: When practice astounds
Replies: 17
Views: 13886

When practice astounds

Shalom everyone! Here's a question i recently asked of a friend. Thought I'd see if anyone else has had this experience, and what their thoughts are. I've had two particularly strong results from practices (strong, relative to my personal experience). And while I was fascinated and astounded both ti...
by Coop
Thu Jan 13, 2005 1:04 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: lucid dreaming
Replies: 8
Views: 5840

lucid dreaming

Blessings All! My computer did something funny, so i hope i'm not double posting here. My question stems from a recent discourse by Tau Malachi in which he compares life to a dream, and a lucid dreamer to a self-aware individual who realizes she/he can change the dream. I think this is quite a cool ...
by Coop
Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:55 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Lucid Waking Dream
Replies: 7
Views: 5224

Lucid Waking Dream

Shalom everyone. In a recent discourse, Tau Malachi compared life to a dream, and a self-aware individual to a lucid dreamer who discovers an ability to effect change in the dream. This is a pretty cool idea, I think, and certain experiences lead me to agree. I think it also illustrates why learning...
by Coop
Mon Dec 27, 2004 11:06 am
Forum: The Gospel of St. Philip
Topic: No one will see the King while naked
Replies: 2
Views: 5833

brothersmiley, I love it! Lest we get too comfortable with an image of being beyond nefesh, mix up the metaphors! So long as one is properly attired in authenticity--whether that's nakedness or a suit of light ... and not consumed by the personality emanations, but rather being witness to energy beh...
by Coop
Fri Dec 24, 2004 4:19 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The "Common Man" & Christ Consciousness
Replies: 5
Views: 4345

Hello Everyone. Your posts remind me of something very fundamental in the spiritual life, and that is the practice of living inwardly, without judgment. Pure Radiant Awareness is a natural state, not one we conjure up by exerting our will, but one that can be recognized when we cease doing, cease pr...
by Coop
Sun Dec 12, 2004 12:28 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Perfect Success
Replies: 11
Views: 7391

Greetings, Gnostic. The section of your post that deals with the Lord working through us reminds me of a contemplation, and I wondered if you could tell me if this works into this practice of perfect success. It seems contradictory, on the surface, that we actually are not the doer when things are a...
by Coop
Sat Dec 04, 2004 1:50 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The Second Treatise of the Great Seth
Replies: 11
Views: 7759

Greetings Malachi and Rebekah! "I visited a bodily dwelling. I cast out the one who was in it first, and I went in. ... And I was the one who was in the image, not resembling him who was in the body first. For he was an earthly man, but I, I am from above the heavens." What's really striking about t...
by Coop
Sat Nov 27, 2004 5:37 pm
Forum: Gospel of St. Thomas
Topic: Saying 105
Replies: 6
Views: 9380

Greetings! This logion reminds me in general about the influence of the demiurgos and archons upon people's actions, blinding us to truth, twisting our behavior and pointing us away from the light and toward darkness. Murdering what's precious, scoffing at good works, cheating others so we might 'ga...
by Coop
Thu Nov 18, 2004 7:39 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: judgment
Replies: 8
Views: 6618

judgment

Greetings! I've been thinking some about judgment, and the foundation practice of silent witness. This morning I'm wondering if judgment can be allowed to arise like everything else, like all emotions, without attachment or aversion, and then not identified with. This really is associated with anoth...
by Coop
Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:08 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Gospel of St. Mark (12:17)
Replies: 7
Views: 6293

Hello Malachi :D 'Give to the demiurgos what belongs to the demiurgos, and give to the Most High what belongs to the Most High.' This contemplation first makes me wonder about the effects of demiurgos. Perhaps we can learn to recognize the currents of the demiurgos when we witness the condition of t...
by Coop
Tue Oct 12, 2004 9:02 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The Love of Gnosis
Replies: 6
Views: 4992

This association between love and gnosis is interesting. Love and compassion seem like a gift one receives, or even a medium one swims in, upon receiving gnosis. Alone, could one generate such tremendous love? Or is it by being open and sensitive that this love can be received? We seek, in some case...
by Coop
Sun Sep 19, 2004 7:43 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Embodiment of Christ Consciousness
Replies: 5
Views: 4320

... and another thing. :D As our capacity to embody more of our true selves increases and we begin to function within a less-broken continuum of self awareness in more states of consciousness, the 'hidden pieces' come forth with abilities we were't aware of before. Perhaps these were always here, an...
by Coop
Sun Sep 19, 2004 7:22 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Embodiment of Christ Consciousness
Replies: 5
Views: 4320

Dear Malachi, This post puts me in mind of the Lord's prayer, particularly: "thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." As we begin to maintain self-awareness in states of consciousness previously unrecognized, it becomes our goal to bring the revelations of the experience 'do...
by Coop
Tue Jul 27, 2004 8:03 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The Play of Cosmic Forces in Gnosticism
Replies: 29
Views: 24188

Oftentimes the results of a labor are greater than simply accomplishing a task. Say your mission is to build an orphanage. You are a master carpenter, you build a solid foundation, your walls are straight and true, the roof beam strong. You've completed your job -- the building is finished. Mission ...
by Coop
Wed Jul 21, 2004 1:11 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The Play of Cosmic Forces in Gnosticism
Replies: 29
Views: 24188

Dear Malachi, If there are two kinds of angels -- those whose existance is brief or temporary and those whose existance lasts the duration of the entire cosmic cycle -- perhaps the temporary angels are called into being by people who call on the type of assistance these particular, temporary angels ...
by Coop
Sat Jul 17, 2004 6:14 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The Play of Cosmic Forces in Gnosticism
Replies: 29
Views: 24188

I've found it helpful to look at phenomena once considered 'psycholigical' in terms of cosmic forces. Noticing these forces allows us to get out from under their influence. It then also becomes evident that we can use free will to learn to attract the forces that are beneficial to us. Both psycholog...
by Coop
Sun Mar 28, 2004 9:35 am
Forum: The Gospel of St. Philip
Topic: Saying 38
Replies: 2
Views: 5801

Hello Rebekah, It sounds like a realm where imagination -- not make-believe, per se, but imagining, or imaging -- is unfettered by doubts, and so manifests more easily. See, or image, the annointed, and you are the annointed. Boundaries are fluid. Like a realm of creativity, where I Am is the way of...
by Coop
Wed Jan 28, 2004 2:19 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Luke 22: 67-71
Replies: 1
Views: 2746

Luke 22: 67-71

The council of elders, including the cief priests and teachers of the law, are talking to Jesus at daybreak, after his arrest. 67: "If you are the Christ," they said, "tell us." Jesus answered, "If I tell you, you will not believe me, <68> and if I asked you, you would not answer. <69> But from now ...
by Coop
Tue Jan 27, 2004 9:04 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: saying two, by lao tzu
Replies: 0
Views: 1929

saying two, by lao tzu

Under heaven all can see beauty as beauty only because there is ugliness. All can know good as good only because there is evil. Therefore having and not having arise together. Difficult and easy complement each other. Long and short contrast each other; High and low rest upon each other; Voice and s...
by Coop
Tue Jan 27, 2004 8:26 pm
Forum: Gospel of St. Thomas
Topic: Not tasting death
Replies: 3
Views: 7355

The meaning that strikes me is that those who grasp the meaning of these words will be alive, in contrast to all but 1 in 10,000 on the planet who are walking corpses.
by Coop
Wed Dec 24, 2003 4:39 pm
Forum: Gospel of St. Thomas
Topic: Saying 47
Replies: 18
Views: 19376

Hello Malachi and Sunny! This saying reminds me in some ways of our discussion on the Parable of the Sower. In that lesson we're taught that we must choose what to nourish. If we are unaware, we are very likely to haphazardly choose the wordly master, and feed whatever's flitting past our attention ...
by Coop
Thu Dec 18, 2003 11:19 pm
Forum: Gospel of St. Thomas
Topic: Questions, questions
Replies: 1
Views: 5095

Questions, questions

Not a question really, just a self-observation. These two logia, which feature questions from Yeshua, make me twitch. Every time I read them, I imagine him addressing these questions to me. Anyone else get shivers from these? 11) Jesus said, "This sky shall pass away, and the one above it shall pass...
by Coop
Sun Dec 07, 2003 10:37 am
Forum: Gospel of St. Thomas
Topic: Logion 14
Replies: 6
Views: 8850

Logion 14

14) Jesus said to them, "If you fast, you will give rise to sin for yourselves; and if you pray, they will condemn you; and if you give alms, you will do harm to your spirits. When you go into any land and walk about in the districts, if they receive you, eat what they set before you, and heal the s...
by Coop
Thu Dec 04, 2003 6:34 am
Forum: Gospel of St. Thomas
Topic: Logion 66
Replies: 7
Views: 10071

oops, got logged out!

That was from me. :)

coop
by Coop
Mon Dec 01, 2003 5:41 pm
Forum: Gospel of St. Thomas
Topic: logia 56 & 80
Replies: 5
Views: 8033

logia 56 & 80

These two logia, 24 verses apart, are similar. Are their meanings substantially different? If not, why are both included? To emphasize its importance? 56) Jesus said, "Whoever has known the world has found a corpse, and whoever has found a corpse, of him the world is not worthy." 80) Jesus said, "Wh...

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