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by Yonah
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Dark Night
Replies: 5
Views: 1109

Dark Night

In a post about Dark Night in the Guadalupe forum, Elder Gideon states: Dark nights in my experience are periods where I'm confronting that of which I'm not conscious, what moves in my "blind spots." Periods like this are tricky to surface consciousness, which naturally feels so uncomforta...
by Yonah
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Order of St. Gabriel: Dream Union & Prophetic Meditation
Topic: Length of Days & the Navim - Prophets
Replies: 2
Views: 985

Re: Length of Days & the Navim - Prophets

Greetings and Blessings in the name of Yeshuah Messiah! Thank you for these teachings. I'm hearing something I had never contemplated before that is in this message. I've always heard "lengthening of days" as the idea that through spiritual life and practice we can take the power of the Wo...
by Yonah
Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Adam: Human One, Spiritual Being
Replies: 12
Views: 2165

Re: Adam: Human One, Spiritual Being

Greetings and blessings in the name of Yeshua Messiah! I'm not sure about a forum post that discusses the days of creation being good, but the actual text is in the book of Genesis in the Old testament or Torah. The 7 days of creation correspond to the 7 Sefirot of Construction on the Tree of LIfe. ...
by Yonah
Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: A Divided Nation: Entrance of the Adversary
Replies: 15
Views: 2510

Re: A Divided Nation: Entrance of the Adversary

Greetings and blessings in the name of our Io Adonai! Thank you so much for this thread and these teachings. It is indeed a turbulent time. What I'm hearing strongest in your message is "don't panic". There is indeed evil in the world and this is a difficult time, but if we buy into the se...
by Yonah
Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 12
Views: 2194

Re: Hi

Welcome to our community!

Shalom, Yonah
by Yonah
Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: The Holy Partzuf of Adam Kadmon: The Primordial Human Being
Replies: 11
Views: 2727

Re: The Holy Partzuf of Adam Kadmon: The Primordial Human Be

Greetings and blessings in the name of Yeshua Messiah! Thank you so much for this beautiful set of teachings. I am in awe and wonder as I contemplate and meditate upon this. In this way meditate, contemplate, on the true meaning of self-nullification, self-offering, and contemplate the reality of th...
by Yonah
Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings from Mormon Catholic Jewish Taoist Gnostic Mystic
Replies: 6
Views: 1531

Re: Greetings from Mormon Catholic Jewish Taoist Gnostic Mys

Greetings!

Welcome to our community. I took a rather winding path, but found the Sophian Tradition was home for me. I pray you find what you need for your enlightenment and liberation.

Shalom, Yonah
by Yonah
Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings, Blessings and so much Gratitude!
Replies: 8
Views: 1827

Re: Greetings, Blessings and so much Gratitude!

Greetings!

Thanks for sharing your story. Welcome!
Shalom, Yonah
by Yonah
Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: The Matrix of Faith
Replies: 10
Views: 2521

Re: The Matrix of Faith

Greetings and blessings in the name of our Adonai Yeshua! My contemplation and prayer has been of the generation of Noah and the correspondence to our current time. In this thread I am struck by the similarities in our times to the time of Noah and in this discussion of the Matrix of Faith I am lead...
by Yonah
Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Gematria: The Play of Holy Letters & Numbers
Topic: Three Pathways of the Zodiac
Replies: 3
Views: 1176

Re: Three Pathways of the Zodiac

Thank you!

I do not know a great deal about Astrology or the correspondences, so this is fascinating.

Shalom, Yonah
by Yonah
Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings from Latvia
Replies: 5
Views: 1665

Re: Greetings from Latvia

Greetings!

Welcome to our community. I pray that you find what you seek as we journey together.
Shalom, Yonah
by Yonah
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Namaste, (I would love to learn the Hebrew translation)
Replies: 3
Views: 1307

Re: Namaste, (I would love to learn the Hebrew translation)

Greetings Robyn and welcome to Ecclesia Pistis Sophia! We also have a wiki (EPS Dictionary) that has some definitions included here: http://ecclesiapistissophia.org/wiki/pmwiki.php?n=PmWiki.Index If you find any terms not in the EPS Dictionary, please email me at gnosis@magdalene-circle.org and I wi...
by Yonah
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Creating our Lives
Replies: 1
Views: 1041

Creating our Lives

Shalom! I spent several hours Saturday at a writer’s conference here in Austin. I went with a companion who is a writer to support her and because there was a great deal of information on publishing and submitting – which will be great for future EPS projects. What I was struck with was creativity a...
by Yonah
Mon May 16, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Yahweh Yahweh El: A Contemplation & Invocation of Mercy
Replies: 6
Views: 1927

Re: Yahweh Yahweh El: A Contemplation & Invocation of Mercy

Greetings Tau Malachi! I just wanted to say Thank You for sharing this teaching and practice. I've been taking up a specific continuum of prayer and meditation for the people and the land.... I am contemplating this post and wish to take up the practice as part of the before mentioned movement. This...
by Yonah
Mon May 16, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: inner smile link to soul?
Replies: 4
Views: 1589

Re: inner smile link to soul?

Greetings! Thank you for this explanation and example. My experience is that this inner peace is difficult to explain since you may be grieving over a loved one or in the middle of a difficult situation, but there is still an inner joy and peace that abides. I believe that Philippians 4:7 is describ...
by Yonah
Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Evening and Morning as One Day
Replies: 5
Views: 1652

Re: Evening and Morning as One Day

Greetings! Thank you Tau Malachi for all of the teaching you have shared on this mystery. There is so much to draw out… here are a couple of my thoughts and questions: Listen and hear, and understand! In the Zohar Yesod is called the “sun” and Malkut is called the moon,” and this is “day” and “night...
by Yonah
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Evening and Morning as One Day
Replies: 5
Views: 1652

Re: Evening and Morning as One Day

Greetings Sister! This is a beautiful contemplation. I love your insights and where you are taking this contemplation. My understanding of night and day from a Kabbalistic standpoint is much like winter and summer is within Gnostic Gospels. Night and winter are the world that is, the world of seemin...
by Yonah
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: The Future is Uncertain
Replies: 8
Views: 1686

Re: The Future is Uncertain

Beautiful!
Thank you!
Yonah
by Yonah
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings, and Shalom from PA. <3
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

Re: Greetings, and Shalom from PA. <3

Greetings and welcome!
Shalom, Yonah
by Yonah
Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Nature's Path
Replies: 4
Views: 1330

Re: Nature's Path

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing!
Shabbat Shalom, Yonah
by Yonah
Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings from North Carolina
Replies: 7
Views: 2104

Re: Greetings from North Carolina

Greetings Jaclyn!!

Great to see you here in our forums. Welcome!!!!

Many blessings & shalom, Yonah
by Yonah
Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Get Behind Me Satan
Replies: 4
Views: 1506

Get Behind Me Satan

Greetings! Recently I've been contemplating Yeshua's words in the New Testament where he says "Get Behind Me Satan" (Matthew 16:23). I have always found this a curious statement because he is telling Satan to get behind him and not to go away or be destroyed. It seems that there is somethi...
by Yonah
Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: The Roots of Creation in the Supernals and Ain
Replies: 18
Views: 4185

Re: The Roots of Creation in the Supernals and Ain

Greetings and Blessings in the Light of Messiah! Thank you so much for these teachings. I've been reading, contemplating, meditating and praying on this for several days. This is such a rich discussion so there are many places to go. I really appreciated the discussion on Ain & Ani. In closing w...
by Yonah
Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Receptivity: True Discipleship
Replies: 23
Views: 4988

Re: Receptivity: True Discipleship

Greetings and Blessings in the Name of Adonai Yeshua! I am so grateful for this thread and all that has been shared. When I started the topic of Receptivity I never dreamed it would become such a rich discussion and teaching. Praise Ma!! I'm struck by so much from this thread that I can't possibly w...
by Yonah
Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Receptivity: True Discipleship
Replies: 23
Views: 4988

Re: Receptivity

Greetings! Thank you Tau Malachi for these beautiful teachings (and for all who contributed). I continue to contemplate this mystery and find that I come to the topic of true discipleship. This is a topic that seems very misunderstood and met with aversion in many within (at least) US culture. It se...
by Yonah
Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Receptivity: True Discipleship
Replies: 23
Views: 4988

Receptivity: True Discipleship

Greetings and Blessings in the name of our IO Adonai! I have been contemplating a lot lately on the Spiritual Life and Practice and what assists our reception. First, it seems that our ability to receive is directly related to our ability to give. We know that there is no personal salvation and that...
by Yonah
Mon Nov 30, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Zakor Shalom
Replies: 4
Views: 1291

Re: Zakor Shalom

Greetings! I have been contemplating the word Shalom this last week and have found this thread really beautiful. I hear Shalom as a greeting, but also a blessing and a prayer. We greet people with "Peace" but it seems that there is so much more because we are also inviting Peace into their...
by Yonah
Mon Nov 30, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Graduating Glass
Replies: 5
Views: 1531

Re: Graduating Glass

Beautiful!

Thank you and Shalom, Yonah
by Yonah
Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: God & Money (Matthew 6:24)
Replies: 1
Views: 1076

Re: God & Money (Matthew 6:24)

Greetings Tau Malachi! Thank you so much for these teachings. It seems that fear and materialism are the two drivers of society at this time. Reading a newspaper, turning on the television, or even looking at general posts on facebook all point to these as the center of what the world is focusing on...
by Yonah
Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings from Alabama
Replies: 4
Views: 1387

Re: Greetings from Alabama

Greetings and welcome!

Shalom, Yonah
by Yonah
Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: The Serpent and Rider in relation to The Whore of Babylon
Replies: 7
Views: 3124

Re: The Serpent and Rider in relation to The Whore of Babylo

Greetings Tau Malachi! Thank you for your reply and the great insights into this mystery. It feels like it is a really good time to be alive.. I know there is upheaval in the world, but the quickening of the Spirit is so strong and comforting. From your reply, I can’t help but look at another image ...
by Yonah
Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Abundant Life, Material Blessings (Deuteronomy 30:9)
Replies: 5
Views: 1597

Re: Abundant Life, Material Blessings (Deuteronomy 30:9)

Greetings! Thank you Tau Malachi for this beautiful message and thank you Sister Sheryl for your insight. This contemplation makes me see that our work is also part of Loving the Holy One and Loving Our Neighbor (relations) as Ourself. In our work we can do our best for the glory of the Kingdom of G...
by Yonah
Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: The Serpent and Rider in relation to The Whore of Babylon
Replies: 7
Views: 3124

The Serpent and Rider in relation to The Whore of Babylon

Greetings, Recently in a discussion with a spiritual friend a mystery came up surrounding the parallel between the serpent and it’s rider in Genesis and the Whore of Babylon riding the Great Beast in Revelations. My understanding from Zohar is that Samael (poison of God) is the rider of the serpent....
by Yonah
Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Order of St. Michael: Wisdom of the Spiritual Warrior - Templar
Topic: Sword of the Templar & Armor of God
Replies: 9
Views: 9732

Re: Sword of the Templar & Armor of God

Greetings! I have taken up a deep contemplation of the Armor of God. I've read this thread and another thread recently posted: http://www.sophian.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=2866 The following is what Elder Gideon brought out of our discussion. Remembering that the interior stars root to brow...
by Yonah
Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Great Transformation and Ascension collective and individual
Replies: 6
Views: 4309

Re: Great Transformation and Ascension collective and indivi

Greetings! Thank you for this amazing discussion. I have been contemplating the Armor of God. Ephesians 6:10-17 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our str...
by Yonah
Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:43 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings from Northern Arizona!
Replies: 6
Views: 2393

Re: Greetings from Northern Arizona!

Greetings and Welcome to our Online Community! I'm glad that you have found us. There are a couple ways you can get more connected. First, there is a Tuesday chat held by Elder Sarah and Elder Gideon. Second, you can reach out a study group or circle to see if they have any distance options. My circ...
by Yonah
Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings From NJ
Replies: 3
Views: 1580

Re: Greetings From NJ

Hi Brother Drew!
Good to see you here.
Yonah
by Yonah
Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: I Am the God who Heals
Replies: 2
Views: 1238

Re: I Am the God who Heals

Greetings Sister! Thank you for this post. I was also contemplating the discourse on God is My Healer. It's a lovely teaching. I really like how you brought out the idea of honoring our mother and father. I know that for many, their family of birth can be difficult. I think there is much healing the...
by Yonah
Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 1591

Re: introduction

Greetings!
Welcome to our online community. I pray you find all you are seeking.
Shalom, Yonah
by Yonah
Mon May 18, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Rebekah: Mother of Two Nations
Replies: 9
Views: 2599

Re: Rebekah: Mother of Two Nations

Greetings, I've been following this thread an contemplating it. Beautiful teachings and insights. I'm struck by the fact that Rebekah knows what she is birthing and even offers up her own life, but once she knows that this is the movement that must occur she accepts and moves forward. She allows bot...
by Yonah
Mon May 18, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: All who Humble Themselves Will be Exalted
Replies: 3
Views: 1250

Re: All who Humble Themselves Will be Exalted

Greetings! Thank you Sister for this contemplation. In addition to what you have shared I also know that no Tzaddik would claim the title for themselves, but let the student see with eyes that can see and come to the realization themselves. It is interesting that those with no spiritual light claim ...
by Yonah
Mon May 04, 2015 7:03 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: The Threefold Flame in the Heart
Replies: 24
Views: 5959

Re: The Threefold Flame in the Heart

Greetings! Thank you for this contemplation and these teachings. Interestingly enough, without seeing this post, I read the following verse from Secret Gospel of Mary at our Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene this past Friday. 43. Mary said to her disciples, “When the Risen Savior appears, look into his ...
by Yonah
Mon May 04, 2015 6:48 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings & Welcome!
Replies: 69
Views: 38707

Re: Greetings & Welcome!

Welcome Winnie to our forums and our lineage!
I pray that you find what you are looking for on your Journey.
Shalom, Yonah
by Yonah
Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Gematria: The Play of Holy Letters & Numbers
Topic: Gematria of Achad: The Unity of God and Creation
Replies: 9
Views: 3515

Re: Gematria of Achad: The Unity of God and Creation

Greetings!
Thank you for this beautiful message and practice within the Shema.

It is fascinating that Achad - One, has letters that mean one, eight, and four. It is beautiful because it says that the One is everywhere that there is light! One God - everywhere!

Shalom, Yonah
by Yonah
Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Setting Captives Free
Replies: 2
Views: 1278

Re: Setting Captives Free

Greetings Sister! Beautiful contemplation. One that I think most of us need to consider and see in our lives. A dear companion of mine recently asked if they were moving in judgement or discernment - meaning from ego or from true self. My answer was... Yes! I have found that our body and our ego oft...
by Yonah
Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Tzaddik: Blessing of All (Gen 24:1)
Replies: 5
Views: 1989

Re: Tzaddik: Blessing of All (Gen 24:1)

Greetings! Thank you so much for this beautiful contemplation. Something that strikes me is that the Lord God tells Abraham that he will have descendants like the stars of the sky. In Zohar, the righteous are said to shine like the stars. I'm seeing more than just the idea that Abraham's descendants...
by Yonah
Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: My Beloved and I are One
Replies: 5
Views: 2139

Re: My Beloved and I are One

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Thank you for posting it on the forums. When I heard it and I knew it had to be shared.

Shalom, Yonah
by Yonah
Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Kalli Imma and Transformation
Replies: 30
Views: 7827

Re: Kalli Imma and Transformation

Greetings and Shabbat Shalom! Thank you Tau Malachi and Elder Gideon for your insights. Your teachings on Abaddon are extremely intriguing. I'm hearing that "destruction" is inevitable with Abaddon. The question is whether the soul is ready for transfer of consciousness or if the soul will...
by Yonah
Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: Vers 175 - Growing and Evolving in the Holy One
Replies: 5
Views: 1921

Re: Vers 175 - Growing and Evolving in the Holy One

Greetings and Shabbat Shalom! This is a beautiful saying. Thank you for your contemplations, sister! I also see a play of Divine Humility and Divine Pride. If we say we have found "it", first there is a great deal of egoistic pride in that statement and the second question is "what is...
by Yonah
Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Sophia Nigrans ceremony
Replies: 2
Views: 1385

Re: Sophia Nigrans ceremony

Thank you Sister for sharing! Beautiful.

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