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by Elder Gideon
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Tikkunah
Replies: 0
Views: 30

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: 10
Views: 312

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: 6900

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: 124

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: 10
Views: 312

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: 139

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: 131

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: 560

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: 295

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: 246

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: 192

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: 377

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: 1360

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: 127

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: 6478

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: 377

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: 3670

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: 185

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: 283

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: 409

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: 409

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: 307

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: 9650

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: 438

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: 374

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: 371

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: 438

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: 255

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: 756

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: 2744

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: 756

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: 1305

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: 437

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: 1226

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: 756

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: 391

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: 1226

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: 1226

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: 1226

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...
by Elder Gideon
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Zohar: The Book of Splendor
Topic: The Dwelling of Ten Curtains
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Rapture

Shabbat Shalom, Tau Malachi! Blessings of Malkhut this Shabbat Day since our Winter Solstice! So again the Holy Shekinah disappears and Da’at of Atzilut appears, or Habad of Atzilut, the Divine I Am being realized and embodied, the ‘Supernal Crown’ being ‘set into their head.’ As we know, each time ...
by Elder Gideon
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Zohar: The Book of Splendor
Topic: The Dwelling of Ten Curtains
Replies: 3
Views: 618

The Dwelling of Ten Curtains

Shalom Tau Malachi and Blessings of Hesed this day! The Zohar has moved into details of the Dwelling I never thought were possible. The very structure of the tabernacle is itself a revelation, which we understand in our Christian Kabbalah is a prophesy of the incarnation of the Messiah, "a temp...
by Elder Gideon
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Quest. about God
Replies: 7
Views: 784

Our Jewish Roots

Shalom Kelly Ann and welcome to our community! I moved your post here to our welcome and introductions page so that others would easily find and greet you as well. I enjoyed reading the clarity of your voice and story of the One awakening a deeper, mystical need within your soul. I marvel how the Sp...
by Elder Gideon
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Gospel Flesh
Replies: 13
Views: 1457

Matter and Spirit

Shalom Tau Malachi: Understand, as the Word is made flesh, so flesh is made Word - transformed, transfigured, by the Living Word. Many, many thanks for drawing the Straight Path out of a verses from John that so many of us have heard for so many years, but in twoness. All things can only mean what i...
by Elder Gideon
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings & Welcome!
Replies: 79
Views: 52001

Welcome!

Shalom Brother! It's a pleasure to meet you. I also had a very fundamentalist adolescence that made expressing who I am painfully confusing. This lineage, more than any other Christian tradition I've found, accepts and embraces the whole Body of Christ, not just the heteronormative. You are most wel...
by Elder Gideon
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Vanishing in Shabbat
Replies: 5
Views: 1099

Shema and Partzuf Meditation

Shalom Tau Malachi: I'm grateful for Marion's question and your response, for it inspired another question based on these phases of remembering and keeping Shabbat. I'm hearing and feeling another dimensionality of the kavvanot of the Shema that I'd never considered in light of the development of pa...
by Elder Gideon
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: The Holy Name Yahweh Shaddai: Lord Almighty
Replies: 5
Views: 987

Temple within Temple

Shalom Tau Malachi: As we know, the Name Yahweh, Yeshua, contains all of the Names of the Holy One - all powers of the Names, Attributes, Actions, of the Most High, Elyon, and this corresponds with the Name Shaddai, ‘Almighty,’ the full array of the presence and powers of the Holy One, those powers ...
by Elder Gideon
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: The Holy Name Yahweh Shaddai: Lord Almighty
Replies: 5
Views: 987

Milk of Knowledge

Shalom Tau Malachi: This is such a dynamic teaching on YHVH Shaddai. I'm most grateful you've found this language in Paul's writing. As I researched it, the first occurrences of LORD Almighty appear four times in the Book of Judith and many more times through the Apocrypha. As I looked closer into t...
by Elder Gideon
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Unity of Yahweh: Loving God & Neighbor (Mark 12:29-31)
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Loving the LORD with All One's Mind

Shalom Tau Malachi: In this, perhaps, you may understand the these two commandments are the very heart essence of the Straight Path - Gnostic Path. Many thanks for this utterance of the Shema as the heart essence of the Straight Path. We're blessed to be in a portion of Zohar that is explicating the...
by Elder Gideon
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Gospel Flesh
Replies: 13
Views: 1457

Gospel For All Flesh

Shalom Tau Malachi: A voice cries out: In the wilderness prepare the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. Then the glory of the...
by Elder Gideon
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Gospel Flesh
Replies: 13
Views: 1457

Gospel Flesh

Shalom Tau Malachi: How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace, who brings good news, who announces salvation, who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns’ (Isaiah 52:7). In a recent study of the etymology of the Greek word for "gospel," my sources traced it ...

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