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by Brother Christopher
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Fellowship website design
Replies: 3
Views: 2336

New Fellowship website design

Blessings and Shalom,

By grace of the Holy Spirit I would like to share with you all our new Fellowship website that is been recently updated. It is my prayer that the new design may invoke inspiration and extend Community.

www.sophian.org

May The Holy One be Blessed,

Christopher :)
by Brother Christopher
Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New YouTube Channel for Shabbat Discourses
Replies: 2
Views: 3349

New YouTube Channel for Shabbat Discourses

Greetings and Shalom, I would like to announce that we have a NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL that will now host all our new Sunday Shabbat discourses. I have created a new link on our Sophian home page to the channel and the most current discourse (Note** you may need to refresh your page to see the new update...
by Brother Christopher
Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: The Consecration of the Altar and Staff ceremony
Replies: 5
Views: 2834

The Consecration of the Altar and Staff ceremony

Praise be to MA!! I would like to share briefly some of my experiences from the most recent ceremony of the consecration of the New Altar and Staff in the Sacred Continuum. One of the blessings of the consecration ceremony was how close and ever present the energy display was within and around the p...
by Brother Christopher
Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: The Feast of the Apostolic Succession
Replies: 1
Views: 1708

The Feast of the Apostolic Succession

There is a Great Mystery within and behind the Holy Retinue and the Sacred Community that was a pivotal part of my experience on Friday night when celebrating the Feast of the Apostolic Succession. To recap briefly the outline of the rite: The ceremony was an extension of how we as Companions of the...
by Brother Christopher
Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Spiritual Power of Prayer
Replies: 4
Views: 2392

Re: Spiritual Power of Prayer

Greetings Brother +David, Blessings and Grace in the Light of the Risen Messiah!! While I have never heard the actual phrase “Absent Healing" (or distance healing) spoken in the Sophian Tradition before , I would say that healing by proxy could be another way of speaking a very similar form of ...
by Brother Christopher
Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Spiritual Power of Prayer
Replies: 4
Views: 2392

Spiritual Power of Prayer

Shalom and Blessings to you All, I wanted to take a moment and share with you all some of the insights and experiences that Spirit has allowed me to participate in the healing process of our Tzaddik. It was a wonderful blessing that Spirit allowed me to be taken up in the visionary dimension the day...
by Brother Christopher
Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Ceremony of Ascension and Pentecost
Replies: 1
Views: 1520

Ceremony of Ascension and Pentecost

It’s in thanksgiving, praise and Blessings of the Holy One that I would like to share briefly some of my experience from the most recent ceremony of the Ascension and Pentecost.... At the outset of this ceremony we began with a mediation and focus upon the Glass stained window of the Holy Asherah Tr...
by Brother Christopher
Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Consecration of the Asherah Window
Replies: 6
Views: 6472

Re: Consecration of the Asherah Window

Thank you Elder Gideon for your wonderful post and sharing of your experience during the consecration of the Asherah Window. I thought this would be a great place to follow up with some insights and experience that transpired for me as well during the ceremony.... It is a great and wonderful blessin...
by Brother Christopher
Sun May 26, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New online update chat schedule time
Replies: 0
Views: 5646

New online update chat schedule time

Shalom and Blessings ALL, A brief announcement to inform everyone that starting Tuesday June 4th our online Chat room schedule time will change to meet at 6:00 pm PST. Also as a quick reminder to let everyone know we will no longer be hosting our regular online Sunday evening skype room meetings. Th...
by Brother Christopher
Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Feast of the Baptist
Replies: 4
Views: 3836

Feast of Lights...

Thank you Elder Sarah and Sister Megan for sharing your experiences from the recent ceremony. Your words gave inspiration to further extend some of my experiences as well. Thank You… The Light of the First day. The lighting of the first candle from within a darkened room that gave illumination was l...
by Brother Christopher
Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Chat Room
Replies: 1
Views: 2765

Profile change

Shalom Brandon,

Yes, I would be happy to see if I can help you with this... Go ahead and private message me with your your current chat profile name and I can update it for you if you like... If not we can recreate a new user name for you with your actual name....

Shalom
Brother Christopher
by Brother Christopher
Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:51 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Downloading discourses
Replies: 3
Views: 4139

Shabbat Discourses

Shalom J, My first question would be how fast is your internet connection? Often times the audio discourses will time out due to a lower speed internet connections. One must then close out the current window and reopen a new audio window and try again. You may also wish to experiment using different...
by Brother Christopher
Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Feast of the Apocalypse: The Woman of Light
Replies: 4
Views: 9309

Feast of the Apocalypse

Thank you Elder Sarah for sharing your experience. I can very much appreciate and relate to your experience of the Feast of the Apocalypse and your description of weaving and opening up channel ways…there is a lot of overlap… As I’m also inclined to share a bit from my experience from ceremony as we...
by Brother Christopher
Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: The Blessing and passing of the Crystal Skull
Replies: 3
Views: 4693

The Blessing and passing of the Crystal Skull

Shalom and Blessings ALL, In remembrance of the Risen Messiah, may the Light of the True Cross ever be in extension... Amen.. I would like to share a bit of my experience from the ceremony that transpired last week with the Blessing and the passing of the Crystal Skull to the Circle in Austin Texas....
by Brother Christopher
Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings from Montreal
Replies: 3
Views: 3509

Greetings Ysis

Greetings Ysis Shaktyma

Happy to see you found our forum...Many Blessings to you...

Brother Christopher
by Brother Christopher
Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Contemplation of Images
Replies: 5
Views: 2804

Contemplation of Images

I have been contemplating a couple of images recently and was wondering what sort of inspiration or insight others might have to share about its texture and its energy. The image was that of a indigenous or native person who’s countenance was masculine. He bore an earthy quality but yet had a heaven...
by Brother Christopher
Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Audio Streams Link Now Available
Replies: 4
Views: 5581

Audio projects

Shalom Jeff, There are a couple of projects in the work.....Currently we are working on an audio project surrounding verses from the "Secret Gospel of Mary" which will include an audio/music presentation of verses taken from that text. Also we have been playing around with the idea of putt...
by Brother Christopher
Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Audio Streams Link Now Available
Replies: 4
Views: 5581

New Audio Streams Link Now Available

Blessings and Shalom Everyone, In addition to our new home page audio feature I have also just added a new link entitled "Audio streams" under the gnostic path tab. We currently have two new audio streams available upon the subject of Kali Imma, which is our focus for the upcoming Feast of...
by Brother Christopher
Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Audio Available
Replies: 8
Views: 7131

Thanks Brooke

Shalom Brooke,

Yes, I was aware of the IE issue and have been working to correct the code which I believe now is working....let me know if your still having issues with IE.....It is currently working in IE on my computer....


Thanks for letting me know....
by Brother Christopher
Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:38 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Audio Available
Replies: 8
Views: 7131

New Audio Available

Shalom Everyone, I would like to announce that we have added a new feature to our Sophian Website. We have now made available an audio recording of a Shabbat Discourse given by Tau Malachi that will be posted new every month. You will find this new feature located at our home page. I pray all will e...
by Brother Christopher
Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:41 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Feast of the Blessed Dead: 2008
Replies: 9
Views: 5833

Further contemplations upon the ceremony

Shalom and Blessings ALL, I thought since I described a bit of the inner landscape and texture of the recent ceremony in the above post, that I would follow up by grounding some of my experience and contemplations that have been coming up for me since the ceremony. As well as giving further context ...
by Brother Christopher
Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Feast of the Blessed Dead: 2008
Replies: 9
Views: 5833

The sending of the soul: an experience to share

Hallelu Yah to the Great Spirit and the powers of the sacred Circle, I am greatful and give thanks!! Hallelu Yah to my beloved Tzaddik, Tau Malachi, I am greatful and give thanks!! Blessings and Shalom All, It is with a heart of Thanksgiving that I may share with you all an experience of this years ...
by Brother Christopher
Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Starry Blue Ocean
Replies: 1
Views: 2740

Starry Blue Ocean

In your Presence of your Holy womb gazing into your Blue starry Ocean pinwheel lights turning your great wheel. Like a great kaleidoscope drawing me into your sacred center. The four winds all about me with gates above and below. From within comes a Holy chant Shalom Shalom Shalom peace peace peace ...
by Brother Christopher
Mon Jul 10, 2006 5:08 pm
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Online chat room mentoring program
Replies: 12
Views: 12616

Online chat room mentoring program

Blessings and Shalom, We've just recently launched our new online mentoring program chat room which is ideal for real time interactions/questions & answers on Sophian Gnosticism. For those who may be new and interested in attending our online chat room mentoring program please first send me an e...
by Brother Christopher
Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Lady of the Sky
Replies: 0
Views: 1950

Lady of the Sky

Lady of the Sky Give birth unto our ears O lady of the sycamore With your Golden bough upon which heaven sings. Your mourning tears mounting against the tides, Making waves through the starry veiled sky of nun. Make way, for your name that rides upon the barque, Uniting and giving birth unto the la...
by Brother Christopher
Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:01 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The Gnostic Redeemer
Replies: 9
Views: 7004

Praise be the Lord…who redeems and brings true salvation….. Shalom Malachi, As there probably are many different angles one could explore the contemplation of the ‘Redeemer’, however what stands out as I read this post is the idea of salvation within Christian Gnosticism... When I consider the term ...
by Brother Christopher
Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:19 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: The Heart of Sophian Gnosticism
Replies: 12
Views: 12454

Shalom Dawn, To answer your question in general: The term Christian Gnosticism, in general, indicates all mystical and Gnostic currents within early Christianity. This includes all mystery schools based upon the inner or secret teachings of Yeshua. The lineage of Sophian Gnosticism is an oral Tradit...
by Brother Christopher
Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:08 pm
Forum: Pistis Sophia
Topic: The Messiah and Enoch
Replies: 4
Views: 7355

Shalom Phillip...Interesting connection in regards to Enoch and the Soul of the Messiah and their similarities of their ascension....What stands out for me as I contemplate this passage from Zohar is the nature of Daat and the Tree of knowledge of Good and Evil (or Tov and Ra). As Tau Malachi Points...
by Brother Christopher
Sat Mar 05, 2005 11:13 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The Way of the Divine Life
Replies: 12
Views: 8021

Greetings and Shalom, The way of the weave seems pivotal around the experience of the Supernal Light or the Risen Savior. Which by its nature seems to facilitate and transforms the outer life display, thus bringing into harmony the whole of one’s being? I’m seeing a connection in the eight fold path...
by Brother Christopher
Sun Feb 20, 2005 12:09 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The Gnostic Apostolic Succession
Replies: 5
Views: 4336

Shalom BrotherSmiley, I was contemplating some things that were shared during a recent Zohar class upon the idea of the extension of the Sacred Teachings during the time of the patriarchs as well as during times such as Kabbalistic Master Isaac Luria.....That the teachings and Transmission was not i...
by Brother Christopher
Thu Feb 10, 2005 4:53 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Contact during Practice
Replies: 10
Views: 8227

Shalom Mark It would seem by your remarks that you did indeed have an authentic experience. Your expression of shear terror reveals that often what we have conceptually conceived about Angels and Arch-angles may be a bit anthropomorphic. However, the teachings suggest otherwise and point out that An...
by Brother Christopher
Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:40 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Male/Female Relationship in the Dualistic Realm
Replies: 28
Views: 24678

Shalom Maid Marion, Your post brings up some interesting contemplations in regards to relationships. It seems that relationships can serve as a wonderful magical mirror in the path of self-realization. I agree with your notion that in order for healing or reciprocity we must first be aware or consci...
by Brother Christopher
Sun Jan 09, 2005 10:02 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: What kind of God?
Replies: 18
Views: 12461

King of Peace

Greetings all Sounds like some interesting contemplations. I thought it would be fun to circle back upon a point Malachi had brought up: " If we want to look and see, first we must become empty of ourselves - empty of our preconceptions, preconditions and expectations; empty of what we think we know...
by Brother Christopher
Tue Jul 20, 2004 8:46 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The Play of Cosmic Forces in Gnosticism
Replies: 29
Views: 22349

Greetings and Shalom, In response to the question : What is the difference between an angel of wrath and a demon? I'm reminded of the story of the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai with Moses and the Children of Israel. Upon Moses descent from the mountain he response accordingly with Wrath to the chi...
by Brother Christopher
Thu Jun 03, 2004 9:59 am
Forum: Gematria: The Play of Holy Letters & Numbers
Topic: Straw & Fire
Replies: 5
Views: 7998

"A sinner who becomes a tzaddik is far more powerful than the saint who becomes a tzaddik, and is established in a higher grade of Mochin Gadlut." I find this statement very interesting. The sinner who ultimately becomes established in a higher grade is completely interconnected with the darkness in...
by Brother Christopher
Sat May 15, 2004 3:17 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: The Cosmic Christ (In Colossians)
Replies: 5
Views: 4688

Shalom.... Some interesting contemplations.... The discussion upon Zelem and its relationship with Neshamah sheds some interesting LIGHT upon the Savior and the Twelve Saviors as posted in the Pistis Sophia section on the forum....In that through salvation of the Risen Savior we are linked to a heav...
by Brother Christopher
Sat May 08, 2004 9:51 pm
Forum: Pistis Sophia
Topic: First Repentance of Sophia
Replies: 2
Views: 5308

Shalom Malachi, It seems the power of mystical prayer is akin to a Spiritual Technology in which one is applying skillful means through which one's consciousness/ heart can be made available unto the Light Presence. The use of chanting Divine Names is very powerful and practical it seems as one is l...
by Brother Christopher
Wed Apr 14, 2004 1:53 pm
Forum: Pistis Sophia
Topic: The Rite of Baptism & Pistis Sophia
Replies: 5
Views: 7842

Shalom Malachi, I'm truly enjoying the Pistis Sophia !!! :D I would like to enquire more about Pistis Sophia's descent from the thirteenth aeon? According to the text the Triple power-self-willed also comes from the thirteenth aeon...which leads me to believe that Pistis Sophia and the triple power ...
by Brother Christopher
Mon Mar 08, 2004 6:08 pm
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: saying 4
Replies: 9
Views: 9546

The Secret Gospel of Mary verse 4

Shalom Sunnny and Charlie, I thought it might be fun to add some additional contemplations into the Mystical pot of Soup so to speak. (like seasoning I suppose) I'm seeing a play of the Tetrad of the Father, Mother, Son and Daughter on the Tree of Life and the method of Yechudim (unifications). Hokm...
by Brother Christopher
Wed Dec 24, 2003 4:42 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: A Contemplation of the Upper & Lower Shekinah
Replies: 9
Views: 9583

Speaking the Word

Greetings and Shalom, It is interesting in contemplating this space of inside and outside and this Word that remains in Godself. It is one thing to have reconized a higher state of Being but yet another to intergrate this awareness into life. This intergration it would seem is what connects the fina...
by Brother Christopher
Mon Dec 15, 2003 4:05 pm
Forum: Gematria: The Play of Holy Letters & Numbers
Topic: The Name that equals 32
Replies: 10
Views: 12144

Very Interesting.... :) *In response to the orginal post* Interesting how the number 32 in hebrew is Lamed Bet that spells Lev (Heart) and how this may connect... Also how the Sefer Yetzirah goes on to explain the 32 paths of Wisdom parallel in the human nervous system...and how these paths may link...
by Brother Christopher
Mon Dec 01, 2003 7:58 pm
Forum: Gospel of St. Thomas
Topic: logia 56 & 80
Replies: 5
Views: 7361

Hi Coop..... Perhaps one who looks and sees reality as it is....has come to see both the Corpse and the Body sharing the same truth... Hence when one comes to know the body as the grave one has come to know a new Body....the Body of Light. Yet this does not negate the physical body, but affirms it a...
by Brother Christopher
Mon Nov 17, 2003 3:57 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Communication
Replies: 0
Views: 2030

Communication

Compassion
Openess
Mother wisdom
Magdalene
Unification
Nearness
Inward /upward
Co-creation
Awareness
Trust
Intergration
One Mind
Now always

With this voice
May there be healing
Giving, and receiving
Light in extension...

Amen

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