Search found 289 matches

by Marion
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Prayer Requests
Topic: Prayers in Transition for Nancy
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Prayers in Transition for Nancy

Shalom Anna,
I will be holding Nancy and her family in prayers.

Blessings,
Marion
by Marion
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Interior Offerings & Charity (Luke 11:41)
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Interior Offerings & Charity (Luke 11:41)

Shabbat Shalom! I have been contemplating this verse that you’ve brought up in Luke with another in Mark: “As Jesus was starting out on his way to Jerusalem, a man came running up to him, knelt down, and asked, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call me good?” Jesus ...
by Marion
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Hello from Winnipeg
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Hello from Winnipeg

Shalom!

It's good to have you on here! What a blessing that you have a gathering nearby. I hope that your faith, hope, and love in the One continues to grow!

Many Blessings Brother,
Marion
by Marion
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Wisdom of the Psalms
Topic: Psalm 110: One Vision, God's Vision
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Re: Psalm 110: One Vision, God's Vision

Shabbat Shalom Tau Malachi! I was contemplating the term we use: Clear Light Union and what you said of it in the previous post. There was a concept of this before of God somehow being separate from creatures and creation, therefore, this union was only a union with “God” and not all of creation. No...
by Marion
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Prayer Requests
Topic: Prayers for Jeff Sherman
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Prayers for Jeff Sherman

Shabbat Shalom Pat,

I’m sorry to hear of the unfortunate circumstances that lead to Jeff’s passing. His family and he will be in my prayers.

Marion
by Marion
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Zohar: The Book of Splendor
Topic: The Tent of Meeting, the Golden Calf, and the Evolution of Souls
Replies: 0
Views: 284

The Tent of Meeting, the Golden Calf, and the Evolution of Souls

Shabbat Shalom! This week, I have been contemplating last week’s Shabbat discourse on the Evolution of souls. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI-eHq4ufAI Joined with this, there has been a swirl with a passage in the Zohar (2:193b-2:194a) about the mystery of the sin of the golden calf in Exodus 32....
by Marion
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: The Gospel of St. Philip
Topic: The Light of All (Gospel of Phillip, Verse 104)
Replies: 4
Views: 550

The Light of All (Gospel of Phillip, Verse 104)

Shalom! “As soon as Christ went down into the water he came out laughing at everything in this world, not because he thought it a trifle, but out of contempt. Whoever wants to enter the kingdom of heaven will do so. Whoever despises everything of this world, scorns it as a trifle, will emerge laughi...
by Marion
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings! (And questions for/to all!)
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: Greetings! (And questions for/to all!)

Shalom Brother and Welcome to our online community! I feel your questions and it does seem as though the Spirit is leading you towards a deeper spirituality. I too was raised in a Christian leaning household and left the church when I was around 11, seeking something deeper. I was in the middle of s...
by Marion
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Keep Awake (Mark 13:37)
Replies: 4
Views: 697

Re: Keep Awake (Mark 13:37)

Shalom Tau Malachi, Praise God for these teachings and blessings in the Messiah—our Adonai! I have been very taken by something you said: “Quite naturally when a gnostic reads, hears, ‘keep awake,’ they also read, hear ‘be resurrect,’ and ‘seek always a better resurrection…’” There is a verse from E...
by Marion
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Wisdom of the Psalms
Topic: Psalm 110: One Vision, God's Vision
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Psalm 110: One Vision, God's Vision

Shalom! Psalm 110 begins: "YHVH says to my Adonai, sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool." In this, I am hearing the inner and higher self saying, "practice, practice, and believe." We need to have everlasting hope and faith. Hope that YHVH will be victori...
by Marion
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Command of the Father (John 10:17-18)
Replies: 14
Views: 1747

Re: Command of the Father (John 10:17-18)

Shalom Tau Malachi and community! A contemplation arose from what you have shared that I wished to ask about. You taught us that Yeshua enacts the commandments from a state of Oneness, not twoness, and the state of Passing Away is a state of pure devekut—cleaving. Therefore, in this state, does Yesh...
by Marion
Tue May 28, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Kadosh and Kadesh
Replies: 3
Views: 2792

Kadosh and Kadesh

Shalom All! I have been in a contemplation of the words Kadosh and Kadesh. During the recent ceremony of the Bride, I heard that Kadosh is associated with the Holy Mother, and Kadesh with the Holy Bride. Both of these words mean “holy” and digging a little deeper into the Hebrew, I found there are s...
by Marion
Sun May 12, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: The Gospel of St. Philip
Topic: Consecrated Waters
Replies: 4
Views: 897

Re: Consecrated Waters

Shabbat Shalom Tau Malachi! There is one question and I’ve been really pondering from this post: How did Yeshua consecrate the waters as he went down into them? Does the consecration come from the waters being the vehicle by which the Messiah was baptized? What about when others are baptized; are th...
by Marion
Thu May 09, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Keep Awake (Mark 13:37)
Replies: 4
Views: 697

Re: Keep Awake (Mark 13:37)

Blessings and Shalom Tau Malachi! “And what I say to you, I say to all: Keep awake.” Mark 13:37 I am most taken by the context of this teaching. As you have noted, it lies at the end of a discourse on the revelation at the end of days, which is brought on by the disciples marveling at the large buil...
by Marion
Sun May 05, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: The Virgin Conception in Mother Wisdom (Imma Hokmah)
Replies: 17
Views: 2479

Re: The Virgin Conception in Mother Wisdom (Imma Hokmah)

Shabbat Shalom Tau Malachi! These contemplations of Bride-Mother and Word-Wisdom have been swirling in experience. In contemplating these teachings there has been much arising about the Mother. I was contemplating the Mother-Bride as the nature of mind. We know, everything we see externally is illus...
by Marion
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Revelations of the Holy Kabbalah: Ancient & New Teachings
Replies: 6
Views: 936

Re: Revelations of the Holy Kabbalah: Ancient & New Teachings

Shalom Tau Malachi, Many blessings for these teachings and revelations of the secrets of the Divine Kingdom! Your teaching brings up a contemplation of the soul of the Human One. This teaching explains why Tzaddikim can seem to "know" so much, and it seems it is not their own knowing, but ...
by Marion
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: The Virgin Conception in Mother Wisdom (Imma Hokmah)
Replies: 17
Views: 2479

Re: The Virgin Conception in Mother Wisdom (Imma Hokmah)

Shalom Tau Malachi, How marvelous, these contemplations; I am delighting in reading them all! The name of God, Elohim, that is used throughout the story of creation is very interesting, for it is a feminine noun with a masculine plural… If, indeed, the Word-Wisdom was ‘with God and was God,’ in the ...
by Marion
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: The Virgin Conception in Mother Wisdom (Imma Hokmah)
Replies: 17
Views: 2479

Re: The Virgin Conception in Mother Wisdom (Imma Hokmah)

Shabbat Shalom Tau Malachi! “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you..." Praise Be El Elyon for these teachings of Wisdom! I was contemplating the meaning of the word "upon" in this verse. This verse says: "The Holy Spirit will come ...
by Marion
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 4
Views: 905

Re: Greetings

Shalom Roselyn! I'm glad to meet you, and I'm very glad that you found us. We are truly a global community with people in all parts of the world. We have multiple avenues of support for this reason, with the Forum, Chat, You Tube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter communities. I'm glad that something...
by Marion
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Vanishing in Shabbat
Replies: 5
Views: 1651

Re: Vanishing in Shabbat

Shalom Tau Malachi and Elder Gideon! Thank you for this wonderful contemplation, and it's many mysteries. Tau Malachi, you said: "Here we can share an open secret. The three stages of the practice of union with partzuf correspond with three levels of the inward remembering and keeping of the Ho...
by Marion
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings & Welcome!
Replies: 79
Views: 55374

Re: Greetings & Welcome!

Shalom Aknaton!
It's a pleasure to meet your acquaintance. What a wonderful testimony to the power of the Messiah :-)

Many Blessings to you,
Marion
by Marion
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Jealousy and Love in the Lord—Exodus 20:5
Replies: 3
Views: 1336

Jealousy and Love in the Lord—Exodus 20:5

Shabbat Shalom! I’ve been contemplating the idea of jealously in scripture. It appears so frequently, and to our modern ears, jealously has such a negative connotation, yet we hear that our God is jealous, what to make of this? “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in hea...
by Marion
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: A Path Through the Sea
Replies: 4
Views: 2391

Re: A Path Through the Sea

Shalom Elder Gideon! Recently another angle of this contemplation of yam: ים sea and yom: י֥וֹם day has come up. These words come up during Bereshit: the beginning, during the days of creation: And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day. God called the dry ground “land,” and the gath...
by Marion
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Sophian Gnostic Liturgy: Prayers & Invocations
Topic: Practice for Three-Fold Sanctuary
Replies: 2
Views: 6729

Re: Practice for Three-Fold Sanctuary

Shalom Elder Gideon! Praise be to God, the One, who has emanated these sanctuaries for us! I wished to inquire further of this teaching on the three-fold sanctuary. I came across another post of a practice of the three-fold sanctuary specifically for the dead and dying: [url]https://www.sophian.org/...
by Marion
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Bread of Heaven: Prayer & Invocation
Replies: 3
Views: 1636

Re: Bread of Heaven: Prayer & Invocation

Shalom! I'm taken by this teaching of bread and prayer. Lately I've been contemplating how there are different stations of prayer, and how prayer is a process. We see this in the Psalms, where sometimes it says: Of David, a Psalm, and other times it says: A Psalm of David. It has been taught that wh...
by Marion
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Israel & the Straight Path: Struggling With God
Replies: 2
Views: 1629

Re: Israel & the Straight Path: Struggling With God

Shabbat Shalom Tau Malachi! Thank you for this contemplation, and this elucidation on teachings of the Straight Path! How glorious that Israel struggled as God and for God, not in separation as I've heard in the past! I wish to ask for more clarification on this teaching. If Jacob wrestled with God,...
by Marion
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Ten Utterances
Replies: 14
Views: 7836

Re: Ten Utterances

Shabbat Shalom! I have been loving these contemplations set forth, thank you Elder Gideon! There has been a lot to chew on here, and lately I've been taken up by a contemplation of the Commandments, Utterances and Beatitudes of Binah and Hokmah together. I heard that there was an association between...
by Marion
Thu May 03, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: A Path Through the Sea
Replies: 4
Views: 2391

Re: A Path Through the Sea

Shalom Elder Gideon, Praise be to God for these teachings! You opened this discourse with the verse: “Thus says YHVH, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters (Isaiah 43.16” I am hearing the path through mighty water as the Shabbat, and the world—materiality is the mighty waters. Beca...
by Marion
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Awakening the Serpent Power
Replies: 22
Views: 16530

Re: Awakening the Serpent Power

Shalom Tau Malachi! I have been contemplating what you have said of “my power” and “God’s power”. This image came, of a generation of energy, and then throwing it up to God—a full self offering, self-sacrifice of everything that had been generated. There was such joy and bliss in the offering, and a...
by Marion
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Awakening the Serpent Power
Replies: 22
Views: 16530

Re: Awakening the Serpent Power

Shalom Tau Malachi! I was contemplating how you said that the arising of dream and the various realities of our experience are vehicles for realization. Therefore, is the mind itself, and it’s endless generation of realities, a merkavah? Understanding that the merkavah is a vehicle for realization? ...
by Marion
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: I don't have faith.
Replies: 5
Views: 2326

Re: I don't have faith.

Shalom! The Holy One resides everywhere and nowhere, Yahweh is both force and form, and beyond all of these! When we speak of God, many people assume we mean "the big man in the sky", or an anthropomorphic being; nothing could be farther from the truth! If a Gnositc has faith or does not h...
by Marion
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Awakening the Serpent Power
Replies: 22
Views: 16530

Re: Awakening the Serpent Power

Shalom Tau! Thank you for the clarification teaching! Now I understand that I was contemplating this in a dualistic way! The radiant display of one's mind is not the ignorance, rather it is the illusion that this display is separate and apart from oneself. The duality of "bad" and "go...
by Marion
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Awakening the Serpent Power
Replies: 22
Views: 16530

Re: Awakening the Serpent Power

Shalom Tau Malachi! There has been a contemplation of the body of light. I was contemplating how in dream-time, whether or not there is a divine, mundane, or darkly splendid experience, the appearance of the dream-display is still in the ignorance. Though it seems, the luminous experiences are more ...
by Marion
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: What is our shabbat day and why ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2419

Re: What is our shabbat day and why ?

Shalom Erich, This is a good question! First we must understand: “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.” Mark 2:27. In the midst of our busy lives, and all the demands of the world, it is good to set aside a day to dedicate to the Holy ...
by Marion
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Fellowship website design
Replies: 3
Views: 4039

Re: New Fellowship website design

Thank you Christopher! Very easy to navigate.
Shalom!
by Marion
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Awakening the Serpent Power
Replies: 22
Views: 16530

Re: Awakening the Serpent Power

Shabbat Shalom! A few questions are arising in contemplation of the serpent power. We speak about the ascending force awakening as a gradual, and cyclical thing. First, there might be small sparkings, then greater flames, then ascension through the interior stars. Is the same true of the descending ...
by Marion
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Et
Replies: 5
Views: 2741

Et, the smallest word becomes the largest

Shalom Tau Malachi and Elder Gideon! There have been some contemplations of Tzaddik, Messiah, and the correspondence to Et. I keep wondering about Aleph meaning Ox. Aleph is the most primordial letter; so holy, that creation could not begin with it, why then an ox? We know in ancient times, and to t...
by Marion
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Et
Replies: 5
Views: 2741

Et

Shabbat Shalom All! Recently, there has been a contemplation of the word Et—את. Et shows up in the Torah frequently, and is the subject of many discussions in the Zohar. Et is a curious word, as it is so common in Hebrew but has no English equivalent. In the Zohar, Et is frequently referred to as a ...
by Marion
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Hola, Shalom, Namaste, Aloha, Love and Light!
Replies: 3
Views: 1892

Re: Hola, Shalom, Namaste, Aloha, Love and Light!

Shalom KitKat! It is a pleasure to see you on here; welcome to our online community! Yes, the breadth and depth of the teachings can be overwhelming at first, and it sounds like the method you've chosen of choosing topics of interest is a good one, it's a great place to start! Blessings on your jour...
by Marion
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Mysteries of the Supernal Shekinah & Metatron
Replies: 16
Views: 8921

Re: Mysteries of the Supernal Shekinah & Metatron

Shalom in the name of the Great Seth! As we know there is this play of light transmission in the Messiah, and this light transmission is the manifestation of the Metatron Continuum in the heavens and on earth; those who receive this initiation and bring it to fruition are ‘ordained’ as ‘sovereign-pr...
by Marion
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Jesus Wept
Replies: 5
Views: 2719

Re: Jesus Wept

Shalom Tau Malachi! I appreciate you drawing out the Vision of Sorrow in this post. The Vision of Sorrow is associated with Binah, and is greatly expanding the contemplation of this passage for me. First, after Jesus weeps for the second time, he tells the people to remove the stone blocking the cav...
by Marion
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Bahir: Book of Illumination
Topic: Circle, Pillar, and Square
Replies: 1
Views: 3316

Re: Circle, Pillar, and Square

Shabbat Shalom Elder Gideon! This post has been stirring many contemplations within me; let's see if some of them will makes sense here. The word 'Shevet' — שָׁ֫בֶט, means: rod, staff, club, scepter, and tribe. All of these seems to be aspects of rulership. The rod, we have learned symbolizes strict...
by Marion
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Revelations of Angels in Heaven & on Earth
Topic: Angels and the four times of prayer
Replies: 1
Views: 2809

Angels and the four times of prayer

Shalom All! I the Zohar, we learn that there are four times of prayer throughout the day: dawn, noon, dusk, and midnight. The three, dawn, noon, and dusk are required by the law, and the prayer at midnight is lauded as a most holy time. Prayers at midnight are not required, and come from the heart, ...
by Marion
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Supernal Faith and the Holy Atik
Replies: 28
Views: 8620

Re: Supernal Faith and the Holy Atik

Shalom and Blessings! “As the body of light is generated so also a dwelling place is generated, a palace, a mansion of light in the heaven of heavens, the Supernal Abode. The generation of the body of light and the building of the mansion are, in fact, one and the same, the body of light and the man...
by Marion
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Jesus Wept
Replies: 5
Views: 2719

Jesus Wept

Shalom! I've been contemplating this verse from John 11:35. The larger context of the verse is the dying and raising of Lazarus. Jesus gets word that Lazarus is dying and stays where he is two more days, or three days in total. "So the sisters sent word to Jesus, 'Lord, the one you love is sick...
by Marion
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Gematria: The Play of Holy Letters & Numbers
Topic: Ratzon & Ha-Shem: 346
Replies: 3
Views: 1932

Re: Ratzon & Ha-Shem: 346

Shalom Tau Malachi! I have been contemplating this teaching, and in the contemplation I started to wonder about God's role in creation. We speak of the will of the Holy One—Ratzon as an ineffable oneness, and there are gradations of this Ratzon, in greater and greater separation, represented by the ...
by Marion
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: The Order of St. Haniel: The Way of the Sacred Artist
Topic: Am I El?
Replies: 7
Views: 7590

Re: Am I El?

Shalom! Thank you for this wonderful interpretation Beloved Tau! A few thoughts come to mind in contemplation. The first is that of a mirror; as Netzach is associated with the clear mirror of Prophesy. "...it is as though a revelation of God within us, hidden in the depths of our being, suddenl...
by Marion
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: Saying 134 - Abide where you are
Replies: 2
Views: 1767

Re: Saying 134 - Abide where you are

Shalom Tau and Martina! I have been contemplating something you said Martina: "We need to do our spiritual work right here and now." This reminds me of the things you've been teaching in the Straight Path; that is, to pray and pray and pray. It also reminds me of, when isn't a good time to...
by Marion
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings & Welcome!
Replies: 79
Views: 55374

Re: Greetings & Welcome!

Shalom Anna and Lucas!

It's wonderful to see you both here, and I am looking forward to the insights we might share :-)

Blessings and Shalom,
Marion
by Marion
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: 70 years of David's Life
Replies: 5
Views: 2855

Re: 70 years of David's Life

Shalom Tau Malachi, Thank you for your response to the original question, and for taking it much further than I ever imagined! From what you said of Supernal Adam, where all souls are held and emanated. There was an envisioning of the hand of Supernal Adam reaching, not reaching, until there was rea...

Go to advanced search