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by Zhaphyr55
Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:33 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Kalli Imma and Transformation
Replies: 30
Views: 12510

Re: Kalli Imma and Transformation

Please excuse me if this is just rewording of the above discussions. I received the impression that Abaddon, like the names of God is actually a verb instead of a noun. The motion depicted by the word is the returning of the "running and returning" on Jacob's Ladder. The extent of the trip...
by Zhaphyr55
Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Wisdom of the Psalms
Topic: Psalm 88 and the fifth Repentance
Replies: 17
Views: 11084

Re: Psalm 88 and the fifth Repentance

Mos_Feo_Appareo I have felt the darkness of wanting death to take me from my life when everything seemed utterly hopeless. Although I had faith in God, I did not think there was a possibility of changing what was happening in my life at the time and I wallowed in the depths of darkness and despair. ...
by Zhaphyr55
Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Wisdom of the Psalms
Topic: Selah
Replies: 6
Views: 4276

Re: Selah

Shalom, I was unaware of these meanings. It explains the following that I have wondered about in the past. Even though they are not Christians, Muslims believe Yeshua was a prophet. If I remember correctly "The Koran" has Selah at the beginning of the verses. This would make sense and a sa...
by Zhaphyr55
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Gematria: The Play of Holy Letters & Numbers
Topic: Mysticism of Lamed
Replies: 3
Views: 6825

Re: Mysticism of Lamed

Shalom, It seems an importune time for me to be studying Lamed. What struck me most when reading this was how it fits in with Tau Malachi's discourse this last Sunday. November 24, 2013, https://voicethread.com/#q.b5187434.i0.k0 . "Cultivating Conscience". Making the distinctions between t...
by Zhaphyr55
Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Noah and the Triple Power of Aleph
Replies: 9
Views: 8109

Re: Noah and the Triple Power of Aleph

In reading the beginning of this weave of the relations of the Tzaddik and companions is the questions of the triple Aleph and Mem. I was wondering if the significance of these three lie in the renewal of the origins of creation of man with Abba, Imma and Melchizedek through the lineage of Noah. Sin...
by Zhaphyr55
Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Wisdom of the Psalms
Topic: Psalm 19
Replies: 33
Views: 24213

Re: Psalm 19

Shalom, A brief note adding to what Tau Malachi, Elder Sarah and Elder Gideon has shared. What I am hearing in the connection of thirteen and this being the number of the Lady Mirya as the Apostle of the Apostles, are we not ultimately linking this to the movement of the Shekinah below and our co-cr...
by Zhaphyr55
Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: The mercy of salt
Replies: 7
Views: 5153

Re: The mercy of salt

I find this line of contemplation very interesting myself. Thank you for bringing this up. It gives me much to work with as I continue my journey. Brother Phillip, I feel some of what you are talking about in the fluxes of my own life It is as though the instructions aren't judgement as you say, but...
by Zhaphyr55
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 7
Views: 6010

Re: Greetings

Shalom! No audio. Just a chat room. We used to Skype also on Sunday nights, but the movement of Ma has shifted and we "chat" on Tuesday nights only. Tau Malachi and Brother Christopher are working on videos for youtube and other audios besides the discourses that will be available for furt...
by Zhaphyr55
Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 7
Views: 6010

Re: Greetings

Welcome Elizabeth,

Hope you join us on Tuesday evenings for chat. There is a way to register for it from the website here: http://sophia.oli.us/index.php. Elder Gideon and Elder Sarah alternate discourses on it weekly.

Blessings and light,
by Zhaphyr55
Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 4
Views: 4367

Re: Introduction

Shalom Paul,

I know others with mental illness have found their way to the Sophian teachings. I have been diagnosed bi-polar. Welcome.

Blessings and light,
by Zhaphyr55
Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Wisdom of the Psalms
Topic: Psalm 19
Replies: 33
Views: 24213

Re: Psalm 19

Shalom, I am starting to hear the directions completely different. They are starting to transform as I examine the sefirot on the tree with the linear directions and then into the expansion of all. Please correct me if I am wrong. Raphael corresponds to the east and is the archangel of Tiferet. Urie...
by Zhaphyr55
Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Shin'an: Angels of Messiah's Merkavah
Replies: 30
Views: 16271

Re: Shin'an: Angels of Messiah's Merkavah

Thank you for this stream of posts. I, too, have a question that goes along with Sister Sheryl's stream of thought. Since the cherubim each have the faces of the ox, the lion, the eagle and the human one, and are the choir of angels for Yesod, it would seem there would be some form involvement for t...
by Zhaphyr55
Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Message to the Church of Ephesus
Replies: 26
Views: 16771

Re: Message to the Church of Ephesus

Shalom Sister Sheryl, Indeed. What I have pondered lately and what this seems to point most strongly to is repentance, as Adama learned from Cain. Had Adama only known the simplicity of repentance would have kept him and Ava from being banished from Eden. Purification coming from the humbling act of...
by Zhaphyr55
Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Shin'an: Angels of Messiah's Merkavah
Replies: 30
Views: 16271

Re: Shin'an: Angels of Messiah's Merkavah

Shalom! There is a practice for Shabbat well known to mekubalim, initiates. On the Eve of Shabbat, going to bed, form the Holy Chariot as is taught. Then again, on the morning of Shabbat, upon awakening, form the Holy Chariot as it taught and so remember and keep the Shabbat riding the Holy Chariot....
by Zhaphyr55
Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Teaching Vidoes on YouTube
Replies: 3
Views: 7839

Re: Teaching Vidoes on YouTube

Many thanks, Tau Malachi!

I find the videos quite inspiring. It is good to see these simplified explanations and reminders of the roots and basics of the Sophian Tradition. I look forward to the future videos and being able to share them with others who express curiosity.

Blessings and light,
by Zhaphyr55
Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Mysteries of Elijah-Yohanan, Luke 1:16-17
Replies: 9
Views: 9442

Mysteries of Elijah-Yohanan, Luke 1:16-17

I have scanned through the forum and hope this hasn't been brought up before. The following scripture came up in reading Luke and struck me very strongly. It is when Zechariah was confronted by an angel during his service as a priest in the sanctuary and told he and Elizabeth would have a child. 16H...
by Zhaphyr55
Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Revelations of Angels in Heaven & on Earth
Topic: Marahiah: Bitterness of the Lord
Replies: 2
Views: 3788

Our Ladys

If Marah is the base of the names of our Lady's Mary/Mirya, does the implication of the name and the characteristics of this angel mean that it is through both the Mother's and the Daughter's existence, experience and presence that at least part of the transformation coming forth through the crucifi...
by Zhaphyr55
Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Where do I post about general practice questions?
Replies: 4
Views: 3940

Kabbalah

Perhaps post the question about the practice in the part of the forum reserved for Kabbalah. There is a section further down.
by Zhaphyr55
Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings from Kevin
Replies: 9
Views: 6242

Welcome

Shalom, Kevin, Welcome to the online community. I also recommend the Skyping and Chats the Elders provide on Sundays and Tuesdays. They are a lovely way of interacting with the Sophian Community and other seekers. It is amazing how much is imparted during these sessions. More information is provided...
by Zhaphyr55
Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Crystal Skull
Replies: 3
Views: 4945

Thank you.

Shalom,

Indeed Tau Malachi. I can attest to changes I can feel since the blessing you gave me in Austin. Changes continue to happen each day. I have read Ezekial 37 and will continue to contemplate it.

May all who are open to it be as blessed as I know I have been.

Thank you, dear Tzaddik!
by Zhaphyr55
Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Crystal Skull
Replies: 3
Views: 4945

Child

I also have a question. While viewing Child (the Ecclesia Pistis Sophia child size crystal skull) in candle light I saw fascinating refractions where I could see a fleshed out face looking outward from the back of the skull. Do these forms of visual manifestations in special crystals and in particul...
by Zhaphyr55
Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Apocryphon of John and Melchizedek
Replies: 1
Views: 4462

Apocryphon of John and Melchizedek

Recently, for various reasons, I started a re-exploration of the Apocryphon of John. I specifically read the translation by Michael Waldstein and Frederick Wisse who used multiple manuscripts for the work. This text is free online and available on more than one site. In the following quotation, I wa...
by Zhaphyr55
Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Here I AM Always
Replies: 1
Views: 2977

lovely

Thank you for sharing this beautiful verse!
by Zhaphyr55
Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: No matter what hand you're dealt...
Replies: 9
Views: 8886

Circumstances

I find your post interesting when I think about the changes currently coming about in my life. None are easy, yet the strangest thing is happening. I appear at the pivotal stage of becoming the head of a circle. Leadership is something I have seemed to fail at other times in my life when I have atte...
by Zhaphyr55
Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Seeing the Good, Being the Good
Replies: 5
Views: 6686

uplifting

I like this lovely post as well. Being bi-polar I can have some pretty powerful swings and hit a deep low. My medications keep them from being quite so bad. When I can slip into a state of mindfulness that coincides with a spiritual state of being that proves to be more fruitful, I am always gratefu...
by Zhaphyr55
Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: A Dog's Prayer
Replies: 3
Views: 5284

ty

in memory of my beloved pepper, amen.
by Zhaphyr55
Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Being Gnostic
Replies: 9
Views: 5435

Me too

I know I've spent too much of my life in the situations both Brother Phillip and +Yonah describe. Part of it is klippot that is genetic as well as environmental. I have paid a high price for this. Yet because of what I am learning in the Sophian Tradition, price paid is buying me something more powe...
by Zhaphyr55
Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Let Your Eye Be Single
Replies: 6
Views: 7771

Appreciation

I truly appreciate this particular point. We need not obsess on where we fall short, but only on the work or restoring that original intention. Guilt, shame and such things are only another play of the self-obsession. Ultimately, it is always about restoring the original intention that our eye can b...
by Zhaphyr55
Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: The Birth of Ishmael
Replies: 5
Views: 3611

Wow

I'm hoping I'm understanding what you are saying. Please let me know if I am mistaken. I actually see Karma as the dance of a form of magnetic dark and light instead of "good and bad". Whenever we dance the dance in darkness in one life, we will attract darkness to us and can ultimately ta...
by Zhaphyr55
Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: The Power to Bind and Liberate
Replies: 11
Views: 5943

Resentment

I love the interplay and action going on in this discussion. This is coming as I am needing to heal from past times. I remember trying to work with individuals who seemed to do nothing but push my buttons, yet it wasn't their fault I had buttons to push, triggers to be pulled, etc., i.e. just plain ...
by Zhaphyr55
Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: The Birth of Ishmael
Replies: 5
Views: 3611

Complexity

I have watched this form of decision complexity in many forms over the years as the "black and white" of duality has passed through my life. I started seeing that the dark and evil decision of one person is another person's salvation. Hence regardless of who makes the decision and the outc...
by Zhaphyr55
Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: An I Am Poem
Replies: 3
Views: 2842

poem

Bravo, Katherine!!!
by Zhaphyr55
Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Message to the Church of Smyrna
Replies: 3
Views: 3348

Faithful unto death

I like this concept. It truly points to the allowing the death of all distractions that displace the necessary energy to do the Great Work. I have much to distract me from the work I need to be doing. I will contemplate this much in days to come. Thank you for your insightful and visionary writing.
by Zhaphyr55
Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Abram Meets Melchizedek
Replies: 4
Views: 3461

Melchizedek and his gifts

While contemplating what you were writing, I was excited to possibly recognize a link between the Melchizedek miracle/lineage and the "Pistis Sophia". Sophia's light was shattered into so many pieces/Sephirot. Were each of Her pleas and appeals for mercy and forgiveness what completed the ...
by Zhaphyr55
Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Wings of the Shekinah
Replies: 5
Views: 5031

Omens

During a recent evening chat with Sister Sarah, one of the things that came up was the concept of watching and examining animals and other beings for signs and signals. I am always aware of the bird people around me. Most of the time it means little. Yet this evening I watched a hawk above me hover ...
by Zhaphyr55
Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Abram's Battle with the Kings of Edom
Replies: 2
Views: 2678

History lesson

I am going to show my ignorance, dear Brother Phillip. I gather from the names you use for Abram and Sarai that this was BEFORE the visit that made them Abraham and Sarah?
by Zhaphyr55
Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Facing Challenges
Replies: 14
Views: 6702

In agreement

My experience in this lifetime has me in total agreement with what you have described. I have also found that the more resistant I am and the more I request a movement in my life, the more radical the movement is in the form of mercy. For each of these movements, the more I integrate the experience ...
by Zhaphyr55
Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Speaking Our Gospel
Replies: 6
Views: 4433

Being Brazen

I was afraid to put myself out and make myself look like a preachy fool for so long. What I finally found was the need to find others of my "kind" in the world to build a local community. It has been difficult with so much distance between myself and the main community in Grass Valley. I c...
by Zhaphyr55
Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Message to the Church of Ephesus
Replies: 26
Views: 16771

breaking of the vessals

I find the following the equivalent of the creation story itself. As this force awakens and becomes active, our difficulties in desire and fear come into sharp focus, and we can end up being shattered, as this increase in desire energy activates these patterns so that whatever is operating at each l...
by Zhaphyr55
Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Revising Concepts of Strength and Power
Replies: 3
Views: 3024

Women's point of view

In the current times the "strong silent type" hardened image of woman has also become prevalent. It seems to correlate with the womens' movement for "equality". I have sensed within myself the same form of violence and a separation from my femininity as a result. It is a part of ...
by Zhaphyr55
Fri May 07, 2010 6:58 am
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Some Videos I Made.
Replies: 1
Views: 2691

videos

Beautiful! Hope to see more work from you! :D
by Zhaphyr55
Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Listening to the Silence
Replies: 1
Views: 2168

Listening to the Silence

Listening to the silence Of A thousand words unspoken Unimportant Unneeded Conveying nothing Taking up time better spent on living Listening to the silence Of A thousand words unspoken Thougtful Considerate Fulfillingly and nurturing Regreting they were never whispered The contentment they could hav...
by Zhaphyr55
Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: transtheism or no more gnostics?
Replies: 10
Views: 6077

Words

How best the simplest ways and words of communication works.

Thank you, Renee.

Blessings and light,
by Zhaphyr55
Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: transtheism or no more gnostics?
Replies: 10
Views: 6077

Appreciation

Thank you Tau Malachi! As I have known for most of my life, translation of words and language can be misinterpreted. My grandmother and I had an encounter about this regarding the Bible at an early age for me. It was later in life I learned about what the school of library sciences call "white ...
by Zhaphyr55
Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: transtheism or no more gnostics?
Replies: 10
Views: 6077

Labels

Greetings! Being a library cataloger in a "former life", I know the desire and tendency to place labels on things. As Tau Malachi points out, labels are altered according to the generation within which they are created and/or applied. We have seen many examples of this during the transform...
by Zhaphyr55
Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:53 am
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Listening to the Silence - Poem
Replies: 1
Views: 2447

Listening to the Silence - Poem

Listening to the silence Listening to the silence Of A thousand words unspoken Unimportant Unneeded Conveying nothing Taking up time better spent on living Listening to the silence Of A thousand words unspoken Thoughtful Considerate Fulfillingly and nurturing Regretting they were never whispered Th...
by Zhaphyr55
Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Hello from a neophyte
Replies: 3
Views: 3136

Welcome!

It took me many years to find what I have in the Sophian Tradition. I was not raised in an orthodox church manner and held myself suspended with faith, merely believing in the unbelievable. Once I found the Sophians, I did the same thing finding all the books I could read. I have also joined in the ...
by Zhaphyr55
Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Feast of the Blessed Dead: 2008
Replies: 9
Views: 6654

The Long Journey

Ah, Brother C. Do you remember the crazy dream I once told you I had? It was an out of body experience from a faint in which time and distance seemed to mean nothing as my "guide" tried to convince me to return to my body and live out my physical life. I lived with the unsettling unfolding...
by Zhaphyr55
Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: Pistis Sophia
Topic: St. Mary Magdalene in the Pistis Sophia
Replies: 6
Views: 11822

Inheritance of Mary Magdelene

I was reading Pistis Sophia and came across this quote. Chapter 61 It came to pass then, when Jesus had heard these words, that he said: "Well said, Mary, blessed one, who shalt inherit the whole Light-kingdom." Does this possible signify that Lady Mary is the physical manifestation of Pis...
by Zhaphyr55
Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: The Order of St. Tzafkiel: The Way of the Holy Sage
Topic: The Wisdom of Holy Awe (Pachad)
Replies: 14
Views: 12740

Thank you.

I thank you as well, Tau Malachi.

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