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by Elder Gideon
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: The Gospel of St. Philip
Topic: The Light of All (Gospel of Phillip, Verse 104)
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Life and Light Beyond Contempt

Thank you for this commentary on this verse, Tau. It touches something of the contempt I felt as a young man at odds with the religion built around their historical Jesus. Only when the Cosmic Christ opened my heart could I disaggregate the truth from my contempt with Christian religion. In fact, th...
by Elder Gideon
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Holy Partzuf Above & Below
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Supernal Saviors

Shalom Tau Malachi: Many thanks for elaborating on this mystery of where and how the Supernal Saviors are derived, from sefirot and their interiors in the partzufim. The twelve sons of Jacob, the twelve Maccabees, and the twelve main disciples are a grand contemplation of the generation of vessels a...
by Elder Gideon
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Holy Partzuf Above & Below
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Twelve Powers

Shalom Tau Malachi:

 Your words on partzuf below are vital and revealing. I praise God for the directness of this teaching, such as when you said last Shabbat: What if I were to say to you that each of you in your inmost being is holy partzuf? What if I were to say to you that the divine self, that...
by Elder Gideon
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Holy Partzuf Above & Below
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Parzuf Below of the Holy Soul

Shalom Tau Malachi: I’m simply astonished by this message. It’s as though everything you’ve ever taught about partzufim below is consolidated in such an essential way that I can hear more clearly how this mystery indwells my own divine nature: Now, also understand that the reality of Holy Partzuf is...
by Elder Gideon
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: 72 Names of God: Gevurot & Hasidim
Topic: The Twenty-Seventh Names
Replies: 4
Views: 3837

Yod-Resh-Tav

Shabbat Shalom, Tau Malachi! Blessings of the Most High be with you, Tzaddik of our anointed community! A shoot shall come out from the stock of Jesse,    and a branch shall grow out of his roots.  The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him,    the spirit of wisdom and understanding,    the spirit of ...
by Elder Gideon
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Command of the Father (John 10:17-18)
Replies: 14
Views: 1242

Building a Vehicle

Shabbat Shalom, Tau Malachi:

 Many thanks and praise to the Most High for opening such detail regarding the interiors of commandments—the holy partzufim. Every pass at this mystery adds a bit more understanding to how everything connects through the surface glyph of ten sefirot: Beneath this are te...
by Elder Gideon
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Prayer Requests
Topic: Prayers for Mother and Brother
Replies: 12
Views: 822

Re: Prayers for Mother and Brother

Shalom Sheryl:

I'm certainly holding you all in prayer. I'm asking for wisdom for you all in seeing what is most needed next and the skill ful means needed for its manifestation. Continue trusting that God is with you in this process. This is going forward, all in the One.

Elder Gideon
by Elder Gideon
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Wisdom of the Psalms
Topic: Passing Away, No Passing Away (Psalm 139:17-18)
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Upgrading

Shalom Tau Malachi: 

I continue to marvel at the truth I’ve passed over countless times, truth you found between the lines of this verse from Psalm 139: I come to the end - I am still with you . I’m now seeing its relationship in many other points of scripture that make new sense of how to hear thi...
by Elder Gideon
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Healing Cross (Matthew 8:17)
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Burden That Is Light.

Shalom Tau Malachi:

 Many thanks of praise to the One for revealing this essential mystery of the healing role of the Cross! Nuances like these remind me of how many deep and intricate layers are hidden in plain, canonical sight. As I read and contemplated the healing work of taking upon oneself th...
by Elder Gideon
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: The Conception & Birth of Messiah (Matthew 1:18)
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

Dew From the Womb of the Morning

Shalom Tau Malachi: What was conceived in the holy heart-womb of Mother Miriam came to fruition, maturation, in the upper room at Pentecost, and she had a ‘vision,’ a knowledge and understanding of the coming of the Messiah, the Holy Gospel, that no other shared, being present at the very outset wit...
by Elder Gideon
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Living Waters of the Heart (John 7:37-38)
Replies: 14
Views: 1249

From the Believer's Heart

Shalom Tau Malachi: You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is so high that I cannot attain it (Psalm 139:5-6). I continually praise God for the clarity and integration of this most simple and direct revelation of the space of our heart...
by Elder Gideon
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Tikkunah
Replies: 0
Views: 204

Tikkunah

Solstice Eve Shalom! When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. (Acts 2:1) As we’re preparing our hearts and minds for the Feast of the Ascension and Pentecost, I’m enjoying a contemplation that expands my former understanding of the Hebrew work tikkune . “Mending, repa...
by Elder Gideon
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Living Waters of the Heart (John 7:37-38)
Replies: 14
Views: 1249

Bathing in Living Waters

Shalom Tau Malachi and Elder Sister Sarah: 

I praise the Sovereign for these revelations of the heart of the believer as the vacated space receiving the emanation of its true self—Godself. So much here mirrors practices in the Straight Path, such as this teaching Contemplation & Meditation : Si...
by Elder Gideon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Middle Pillar: Straight Path
Replies: 15
Views: 7774

Existence

Shalom, Erich: Thank you for sharing your experiences of the Middle Pillar. Indeed, it holds the entire Tree in its integrity. The divide many make between heaven and earth, soul and body, and every other kind of twoness is unified by the Middle Pillar. The right and left are inhospitable extremitie...
by Elder Gideon
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: The Kingdom of God & Power (1 Corinthians 4:20)
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Words Given

Shalom Tau Malachi: 

If a person present in the space of teaching, preaching, speaking, is open and sensitive to the Divine Presence deep insights, knowledge and understanding will arise, but if not it may be that a person understands virtually nothing of what is said, and may very well find it dif...
by Elder Gideon
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Living Waters of the Heart (John 7:37-38)
Replies: 14
Views: 1249

Throne of Union

Shalom Tau Malachi:

 As we know in the gospels the Holy Spirit is referred to as ‘wind,’ ‘breath’ - ‘air,’ and as ‘fire,’ and so also as in this passage, ‘living water.’ In this regard, or course, the Holy Spirit becomes associated with the three Mother Letters in the Hebrew Alef-Bet: Alef, Mem and...
by Elder Gideon
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Gematria: The Play of Holy Letters & Numbers
Topic: Joy & Support
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Joy & Support

Shabbat Shalom: Having seen how rabbis flirt with ambivalent spellings of words that are virtually the same to the ear, such as Joy: Samakh: (H8055) or Sameakh (H8056) Support: Samakh (H5564), spark my wondering in full transparency of possibilities in Hebrew where such important words like “joy” or...
by Elder Gideon
Fri May 31, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Wisdom of God sending Prophets & Apostles
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Be Gathered

Shalom Tau Malachi: That the Virgin of Light, Mother Wisdom, sends prophets and apostles and holy tzaddikim to every generation is mercy and compassion for those who receive the holy and enlightened ones well, and who are able to hear the Word and Wisdom of God they speak; in these holy ones is the ...
by Elder Gideon
Thu May 30, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Kadosh and Kadesh
Replies: 3
Views: 1765

To Make Holy

Shalom Marion: I'm grateful you heard and followed through with an inspiration into the nuances of holiness and to make holy in Hebrew. Kadosh קָדוֹשׁ (H6918) as an adjective—holy—does indeed describe something consecrated, all by way what is most holy of all, the Holy One of Israel (2 Kings 19:22)....
by Elder Gideon
Sat May 25, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: A Name in Heaven
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Book of Life

Shalom Tau Malachi: The marvel, however, as Yeshua Messiah teaches, is not the various spiritual gifts, or seeming ‘magic powers’ that come with the reception of the Holy Spirit, but rather it is our awakening and remembering our innate oneness with God Most High - the Absolute Light, it is our know...
by Elder Gideon
Fri May 03, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Hardening of Heart: Forgetfulness of God & Wonders
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Light of Remembrance

Shalom Tau Malachi: Later he appeared to the eleven themselves as they were sitting at the table; and he upbraided them for their lack of faith and stubbornness, because they had not believed [the women] who saw him after he had risen (Mark 16:14). Your teaching of forgetfulness as the hardening of ...
by Elder Gideon
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Audio Teachings
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: Audio Teachings

Shalom, Brother.

The most accessible audios are of Shabbat discourses freely available on our YouTube channel. I listen to them often on my cell phone through my car bluetooth. If you're speaking of something else, let us know how we can help!

Elder Gideon
by Elder Gideon
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Revelations of the Holy Kabbalah: Ancient & New Teachings
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Creation and Soul

Shalom Tau Malachi: 

Understand, in full passing away, which is to say Clear Light Union, abiding in oneness with the Primordial Foundation, the origin from which all creation arises, in which all abides and to which all returns, there may be the arising of the Great Vision - the experience of the ...
by Elder Gideon
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: Hello from a Mariam sister / origin of the Secret Gospel
Replies: 4
Views: 1631

Re: Hello from a Mariam sister / origin of the Secret Gospel

Shalom, Brother: Elder Sarah produced with Brother Christopher and sisters of our community an audio of the first twenty-five sayings of this Secret Gospel of Mary . You kindly shared in an another topic (to which I just responded) that the links to acquire this have become outdated. We hope to reis...
by Elder Gideon
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Ripples
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Re: Ripples

Thank you for sharing these meditations, brother. They are very accessible and inviting to readers.

Elder Gideon
by Elder Gideon
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: In Support of the Spiritual Work
Topic: Secret Gospel of Mary Audio File for Purchase
Replies: 4
Views: 6863

Re: Secret Gospel of Mary Audio File for Purchase

Thank you for sharing this, brother. We're about to build a Visitor Center page, where we'll update links to everything available from our community for donation. Please stay tuned. If you're not already aware of our social media platforms, please see the links above on the home page. There, we'll a...
by Elder Gideon
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Revelations of the Holy Kabbalah: Ancient & New Teachings
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Soul of Creation

Shabbat Shalom, Tau Malachi: As you might imagine, given that all neshamot are emanations of the One Soul, this spiritual and supernal knowledge of creation and God is in the inmost parts of all souls; but do understand that though all share in this knowledge of God, each has a unique and individual...
by Elder Gideon
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: 72 Names of God: Gevurot & Hasidim
Topic: The Forty-Second Names
Replies: 2
Views: 3930

Mem-Yod-Kaf

Shabbat Shalom, Tau Malachi: It occurred to me in praying with names that there are sometimes a whole unit of grammatical thought held in three letters. Mem-Yod-Kaf is a beautiful example of a noun phrase. Mem-Yod spells "mi" and in Hebrew means "who"; Kaf by itself is an adverb ...
by Elder Gideon
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Order of St. Michael: Wisdom of the Spiritual Warrior - Templar
Topic: if i need initiation
Replies: 1
Views: 426

Re: if i need initiation

Greetings!

If we could know your actual name, we'd be glad to share some resources on self-initiation in the Order of St. Michael!

Elder Gideon
by Elder Gideon
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Father of Lights (James 1:17)
Replies: 2
Views: 477

The Origin of Giving

Shalom Tau Malachi: Understand, in the midst of a good work or righteous action itself there is unification, oneness with God. The ultimate ‘reward,’ which is nearness to God and oneness with God, is in the actions themselves, actions of the mind, heart and body, if indeed they done in faith and lov...
by Elder Gideon
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Wisdom of the Psalms
Topic: Angel of Yahweh (Psalm34:7)
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Tzaddik, Great Angel, and Holy Bride

Shabbat Shalom, Tau Malachi: If with one in a union of love, embodying the fullness of the Shekinah, Holy Spirit, and so the angel of Yahweh, such as with anointed tzaddikim, then one will enter an even greater radiance, supernal and divine; and one will find this ‘great angel’ in them and surroundi...
by Elder Gideon
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Wisdom of the Psalms
Topic: Angel of Yahweh (Psalm34:7)
Replies: 7
Views: 788

And You

Shalom Tau Malachi:
 Now, if a faithful person has the ‘fear’ of Yahweh, which is to say the awareness of the reality of Yahweh, and deep reverence for Yahweh, as is taught elsewhere in the Book of Psalms, they will put Yahweh always before them, and they will cleave to that Most Holy Name of the In...
by Elder Gideon
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Twelve Tribes: New Israel (James 1:1)
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Twelve Tribes of Adonai

Shalom Tau Malachi: Now we may say ‘greetings’ to the twelve tribes is a call to remembrance...of the inner aspects of the soul and the innate oneness of the soul with the Messiah and God Most High...of who and what we are in God, the True Light, so that it may be joined with who we are in ourselves...
by Elder Gideon
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Order of St. Michael: Wisdom of the Spiritual Warrior - Templar
Topic: Union with the Cross: Mystery of the Crucifixion
Replies: 9
Views: 10075

Logos, the Lord, and the Man

Feast Day Shalom to you, brother! May the blessings of the balance of light and darkness—equinox—keep you in the company of the Bride of the Lamb! Your insights from the Acts of John regarding mysteries of the Three-fold Body are lovely. I too have felt this and your question allows for a closer loo...
by Elder Gideon
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Our LORD, Our God
Replies: 3
Views: 727

My God and Your God

Feast Day Shalom, Tau Malachi: 

In the old covenant, under the law, the manifestation of Eloah, revelations of Yahweh, transpired in states of nearness, and so twoness, separation, but with the appearance of the Messiah, in the new covenant, under grace, the manifestation of Eloah, the revelations ...
by Elder Gideon
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Living Soul Hayyah Nefesh
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Living Soul Hayyah Nefesh

Shalom Tau Malachi: Then the Lord God formed Adam from the dust of the ground, and breathed into the nostrils the breath of life [neshmot]; and Adam became a living being [hayyah Nefesh] (Genesis 2:7). You and I and Sister Sheryl were in a lovely discourse recently where it occurred to us in a new l...
by Elder Gideon
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Neshamah
Replies: 3
Views: 670

Image and Likeness

Shalom! Neshamah is not something outside or beyond oneself, nor is it a deity to invoke or petition. Rather, it is one's divine nature, who one is as they are in the One. God's presence in one's life is their Neshamah, their bornless, divine nature. If we have faith in God, if we cleave to God, thi...
by Elder Gideon
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Our LORD, Our God
Replies: 3
Views: 727

Our LORD, Our God

Shalom Tau Malachi: Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding is beyond number (Psalms 147:5). Great is our Lord: Adoneinu Hear O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one! (Deuteronomy 6:4). LORD our God: Eloheinu In a recent discourse from the Zohar , you expounded upon beautiful my...
by Elder Gideon
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: About praying
Replies: 1
Views: 458

Getting Started

Shalom! If prayer is wherever one most often sets their mind and desire for what comes to pass, then unconscious prayer is something everyone is already doing. I intend to be as conscious, mindful, and aware of others and the One as possible. To support this, I pray. In all I do, in how I speak, in ...
by Elder Gideon
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Blamelessness of the Prophets (Ecclesiastes 7:16)
Replies: 7
Views: 1138

Emunah and Amen

Shalom Tau Malachi: When there is faith, there is a continuum of repentance, turning and turning to God through invocation, prayer, meditation and contemplation, a worship in spirit and truth; perpetually turning, going within, and going deeper still, for the sake, not only of oneself, but for the s...
by Elder Gideon
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: 72 Names of God: Gevurot & Hasidim
Topic: The Thirtieth Names
Replies: 2
Views: 2961

A Wonder

Shalom Tau Malachi: It was with great joy last Shabbat that I discovered something so wonderful: This Thirtieth Name of Gevurah is exactly the same as the Sixty-Eighth Name of Hasidim. Alef-Vau-Mem then holds another dimensionality I never imagined. Given all of the splendid teachings of Hokmah-Soph...
by Elder Gideon
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Blamelessness of the Prophets (Ecclesiastes 7:16)
Replies: 7
Views: 1138

Walk Before Me and Be Blameless

Shalom Tau Malachi:
 Essentially, the state of blamelessness arises from our enacting love and compassion, mercy and forgiveness. I’m most grateful for finally hearing a verse and others like it more clearly, thanks to this teaching you’ve extended on blamelessness. When Abram was ninety-nine years ...
by Elder Gideon
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: The Virgin Conception in Mother Wisdom (Imma Hokmah)
Replies: 17
Views: 2056

Single Divine Action

Shabbat Shalom, Tau Malachi and Marion: Many thanks, Marion, for your lovely question, and to Tau for elaborating this holy mystery. If one gazes into this divine action of the Holy Spirit from the perspective of heaven of heavens, the Pleroma of Light, they will find that, all in a mystery, the Hol...
by Elder Gideon
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Welcome!

Shalom Sister! It's great to greet you here in our forum. Your interest in the Divine and Sacred Feminine is a distinction in our message of Christian faith I hope supports you. The more one gets to know and hear the nuance of our language, the further the layers unfold in time. This is the way of o...
by Elder Gideon
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Metanoia: Be Transformed!
Replies: 12
Views: 1834

Re: Metanoia: Be Transformed!

Shalom Tau Malachi: The Name of Seth, alludes to a deep mysteries concerning this image and likeness of Primordial, or Supernal Adam, in the Messiah. It is composed of the last two letters of the Hebrew Alef-Bet, Shin and Tau, and so connotes perfection, completion, fulfillment. Shin corresponds wit...
by Elder Gideon
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Blamelessness of the Prophets (Ecclesiastes 7:16)
Replies: 7
Views: 1138

Blamelessness

Shalom Tau Malachi: In this you perhaps may understand that the fallibility of the prophets and apostles, and holy tzaddikim, becomes an instrument of the Divine Presence, Holy Shekinah, Holy Spirit, that indwells them and takes up their person and life, and in this truly, serving the kingdom of hea...
by Elder Gideon
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Gematria: The Play of Holy Letters & Numbers
Topic: The Number 13 - The Divine Feminine
Replies: 1
Views: 594

Love and Unity

Shalom Martina! I've recently applied something of what you're noticing of thirteen and the Divine Feminine to a mystery of Pistis Sophia, who consciously returns to the True Light by way of thirteen repentances. As these cycles imply the twelve zodiacal signs of the Human One, the thirteenth may be...
by Elder Gideon
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Metanoia: Be Transformed!
Replies: 12
Views: 1834

Re: Metanoia: Be Transformed!

Shabbat Shalom, Tau Malachi: This image that is revealed is not ‘my’ image or ‘your’ image, but rather it is the image of God in us - the Messiah or Christ indwelling, and the nature of this image is supernal and divine, and it is beyond mental conception or comprehension; if and when a true likenes...
by Elder Gideon
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Metanoia: Be Transformed!
Replies: 12
Views: 1834

Likeness of Image

Shabbat Shalom, Tau Malachi: Indeed, in our inner being we abide in an innate oneness with God, emanating from God, being created in the image and likeness of the Eternal God (Yahweh Elohim). Our oneness with the Messiah in God Most High is a given, it is the truth, reality, of our being as we are i...
by Elder Gideon
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Metanoia: Be Transformed!
Replies: 12
Views: 1834

Metanoia: Be Transformed!

Shalom Beloved Companions: With the Feast of the Baptist already within a month and Tau Malachi having shared an alternate meaning of "Repent" in Greek as "Be transformed," I looked into the history of the word "repent" from the Jewish Bible through gospels and have a s...

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