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by Marion
Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Prayers in the Subway
Replies: 0
Views: 2328

Prayers in the Subway

Shalom All! This is a practice that I often like to do in the subway or in large crowds of people or walking down the street. That has been very powerful, so I would like to share it! Visualize everyone around you and see their hearts illuminated with divine light, blazing like the sun. Feel each pe...
by Marion
Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Hallelujah, Praise the Lord!
Replies: 0
Views: 2205

Hallelujah, Praise the Lord!

Hallelujah Praise the Lord! Oh God, How many ways do I love you! Surely, more than all of you rivers, more than all your great oceans, Surely, more than all the birds of the air, And the droplets of dew in the morning! Lord, How many ways do I love you! Fire ascending, taken up in your divine presen...
by Marion
Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: Gospel of St. Thomas
Topic: Saying 47
Replies: 18
Views: 19311

kavanah and devekut

Dear Damiean, These are good insights. This seems to be why we practice, because through practice we make a fit vehicle for grace to move with in and through us. Without this effort grace will not move, and in fact this is a very good thing! Because, as you say if it were to move and we were not rea...
by Marion
Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:41 am
Forum: The Order of St. Haniel: The Way of the Sacred Artist
Topic: The Way of the Sacred Artist in Sophian Gnosticism
Replies: 18
Views: 24628

Shalom! I was just reflecting on this subject the other day. It feels like every painting that I have ever done is like a being, or a gate that you are lead through, to an experience. So that the person who goes in,is not the person who comes out. It is like the being of the piece bekons you to mani...
by Marion
Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: The blood and dust of Adam
Replies: 1
Views: 4332

The blood and dust of Adam

Shalom! I stumbled across something very interesting the other day that I thought was very interesting. In Genisis, Adam, the first human being is said to have been made out of red clay. I heard an interpretation of this that dust was mixed with moon-blood. Because in Ancient palistine, the women us...
by Marion
Sat Oct 06, 2007 5:38 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: In Praise of the Tzaddik
Replies: 0
Views: 2333

In Praise of the Tzaddik

What may be said of the Tzaddik? Surely nothing that any mortal mind can grasp. For who can speak of a love so intense, so pure and untained that not even the pure breath of a newborn child can compare. Like a budded rose, its beauty hidden from the world until it blooms with a radiance like the hea...
by Marion
Sat Oct 06, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: The Chants of Metatron
Replies: 1
Views: 7736

The Chants of Metatron

Shalom! The other day I was contemplating the chant Torahkiel Yahweh, I was contemplating the two different forms of the chant, Toahkiel Yahweh and Torahkiel Y-H-V-H In the ceremonial form of the chant (Torahkiel Y-H-V-H) it seemed like each syllable of the second part of the name was like a gate, B...
by Marion
Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:14 pm
Forum: Bahir: Book of Illumination
Topic: Contemplations on the Bahir, Part One
Replies: 1
Views: 5336

Contemplations on the Bahir, Part One

Shalom! I have been reading and contemplating The Bahir, and a couple of questions arose while I was reading the first few pages. On page 4 The Bahir says: "…The numerical value of Abraham is 248 which is the number pf parts in a person's body." In answer to the question: why is a Heh adde...
by Marion
Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: Order of St. Lazarus: Practices for the Dead & Dying
Topic: Introduction to the Order of St. Lazarus
Replies: 8
Views: 10533

concentration

Shalom! I have been contemplating your post for awhile, one paragraph in particular really stood out to me. "living and dying are inseparable from one another, for our entire experience is one of constant change or transition; in our spiritual work with the dying and dead we come to accept the ...
by Marion
Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Order of St. Lazarus: Practices for the Dead & Dying
Topic: Introduction to the Order of St. Lazarus
Replies: 8
Views: 10533

The dead and dying

Dear Malachi, I was thinking about some of the teachings on the world and how it is said that most here are walking corpses, and that the world itself is a corpse, kind of like the afterbirth. What this seems to be saying in part is that this world is not the "point" that we are here, it p...
by Marion
Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: Pistis Sophia
Topic: Fifth & Sixth Books of Pistis Sophia
Replies: 2
Views: 6277

5th and 6th books

Dear Sar Ormus, As far as I know the 5th and 6th books of the Pistis Sophia may be found in most English translations of the Pistis Sophia, such as the one by G.R.S Mead, though I do not know about any translations into your language. You might check with a metaphysical bookstore or online :-) -Marion
by Marion
Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: Pistis Sophia
Topic: Jeu: The Great Angel of the Risen Savior
Replies: 3
Views: 8907

secret books

Greetings Sar Ormus, The books spoken of in this post are called "secret books" exept for the Pistis Sophia They are "secret" because they are only known through the agency of the Holy Spirit, therefore, no earthly pages could contain the mysteries of these books. Blessings and S...
by Marion
Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: The Essenes
Replies: 3
Views: 4240

Dear Ghostrider To my under standing the Essences were a very puritanical sect. I seems as if they had some very interesting mystical teachings from what is left of their scriptures. However, to my knowledge the Sophian Lineage does not share much in common with the Essenes, the Sophian Lineage bein...
by Marion
Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:00 am
Forum: Zohar: The Book of Splendor
Topic: Gazing or Not Gazing at Rainbows
Replies: 2
Views: 5265

gradations of light transmission and gazing

Shalom Malachi! This teaching about averting ones gaze while blessings are being given reminds me of another teaching, of the different gradations of light transmission. It is said, the first gradation is when there is Tzaddik and deciple and the second is when there is no tzaddik and no deciple. Is...
by Marion
Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: The Rite of Circumcision
Replies: 1
Views: 3086

circumcision and purification

Shalom Jordan, Yes, actually, circumsision does have a corresondance to Yesod in the Tradition, naturally, because as you say, Yesod corresponds to the genitalis when the tree of Life os placed on the human body. It is interesting when we look at circumcision in the Torah and Midrashim(legends and s...
by Marion
Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: The Order of St. Haniel: The Way of the Sacred Artist
Topic: The Way of the Sacred Artist in Sophian Gnosticism
Replies: 18
Views: 24628

artistic responsibility

Shalom Musicalhair, Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas! Yes indeed, it does seem that all art is spiritual, even if the person is not nessesarily intending that. people are naturally creative beings. There is a teaching in the tradition that the human one reflectcts the image of the Holy ...
by Marion
Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Prayer to the Holy One
Replies: 0
Views: 2451

Prayer to the Holy One

Oh Holy One, may my eyes be your eyes so that I may see only your greatness and glory continually all day long! May my hands be your hands, that I may do the work of your holy Kingdom, for truly, I can do nothing of my own, but only what you would stir in the heart. May my mind be your holy Mind, th...
by Marion
Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:11 am
Forum: The Order of St. Haniel: The Way of the Sacred Artist
Topic: The Way of the Sacred Artist in Sophian Gnosticism
Replies: 18
Views: 24628

Shalom! These are some lovely contemplations. Yes, what the artist may eventually glean is that every moment in life, in its essence is a sacred communioun with God, the Holy One of Being. Nothing is separate from the Holy One, indeed, the Light Realm is everwithin, and ever beyond creatures and cre...
by Marion
Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: The Order of St. Haniel: The Way of the Sacred Artist
Topic: The Way of the Sacred Artist in Sophian Gnosticism
Replies: 18
Views: 24628

The Way of the Sacred Artist in Sophian Gnosticism

Shalom! Sacred art has a very specific purpose in Mystical Traditions that is very different from contemporary forms of creativity today. The creative person in any genre has a responsibility in the world, with everything that the artist creates they must ask themselves, “what sorts of thoughts and ...
by Marion
Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:16 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Black Madonna: Black Goddess
Replies: 22
Views: 27351

Shalom! What a wonderful contemplation of the black Goddess! It is very intruging to me how the black Madonna is depicted as being very sweet, almost like depictions of the virgin mother, only she is black. And yet, what is being depicted here is a wrathful emanation of the mother, like Lilatu. Beca...
by Marion
Thu Nov 02, 2006 4:45 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Mary Magdalene and The Great Sacrifice
Replies: 3
Views: 6820

Shalom Malachi! WOW, there is some great mystery in how the vow of Mary Magdalene is a vow to endure the pains of giving birth, in order to birth a new humanity. I am reminded of how in one teaching in the crucifixtion, Yeshua's body became the world. I also remember that in other teachings, Magdale...
by Marion
Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:49 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: All in the Womb of the Great Mother
Replies: 1
Views: 5253

All in the Womb of the Great Mother

Shalom! Resently, Elder Sarah and I were talking and a question arose: We are always speaking about being in the womb of the Great Mother. How all of Creation is in her womb. But then, we often speak bout creation being birthed through her. So, who may we understand creation to be in her womb, and y...
by Marion
Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:26 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Mary Magdalene and The Great Sacrifice
Replies: 3
Views: 6820

Mary Magdalene and The Great Sacrifice

Shalom in the name of our Io Adonai! I was contemplating The crucifixtion and the teachings of this great sacrifice that Yeshua Messiah made for the whole world. Truly, he demonstrated the teaching, "There is no greater love than this, that one may give up ones life for ones friends." For ...
by Marion
Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: Order of St. Michael: Wisdom of the Spiritual Warrior - Templar
Topic: The Holy Vow
Replies: 33
Views: 32080

Shalom! With regards to the line in the vow, "Do not do what you hate." I was contemplating this, and it seems like if one is doing what they hate then hate is generated. And dark and hostile forces feed off of hatred. Therefore, could we say that this line in the vow is urging the templar...
by Marion
Sat Jul 22, 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Wonders performed by Mary Magdalene
Replies: 9
Views: 11273

Shalom All! You are right Juni, there is indeed much to contemplate in these stories, it seems like an entire book could be written on each one, if all the levels of meaning were to be drawn out. With any teaching that may be given, there are many levels of meaning, some of which may only be drawn o...
by Marion
Sat Jul 22, 2006 4:04 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Playing with music
Replies: 2
Views: 3445

Shalom, In my experience, acessing and dealing with emotions is very important to our well being on all levels. Music seems to acess that deeper emotional being in us. So this teqnique that you mention sounds very good. Also, as you mention, working with our pain etc... for the benefit of all who ma...
by Marion
Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:05 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Soul Mates: From the Perspective of Neshamah
Replies: 8
Views: 8006

Dear darkchylde, As I beleive Malachi points out in the original post, the teachings of soul mates in the tradition are much more than mundane human relationships and the meeting of ones soul mate is extremely rare. Two people who happen to be soul mates may meet one another in various incarnations ...
by Marion
Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:20 am
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: Cycle 5 "A Broken Person"
Replies: 7
Views: 9126

Shalom! It seems like this tendency of being dissapointed or frusturated(which I often stuggle with as well) with people who may be in a diffrent space is two fold. There is the peice, as you mention, of spiritual elitism, and arrogance, thinking that "My way is the best way for everyone" ...
by Marion
Tue May 09, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Practice "enough"?
Replies: 14
Views: 12121

Shalom!

YES! that is a wonderful point!

Blessings,
Marion
by Marion
Sat May 06, 2006 11:19 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: New to Gnosticism
Replies: 16
Views: 13298

Gnostic groups

Dear darkchylde, As far as I know, there are no Gnostic communities in virginia. But that is part of the reason we created this website and forum. To support people who want to know more about Sophian Gnosticism at a distance. So you are welcome to read and ask questions on the forum about Sophian G...
by Marion
Tue May 02, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: TheTree of Gnosis
Replies: 13
Views: 12522

Michael and the Kerub

Dear Malachi and Phillip! I was curious if the Kerub at the gate to the garden of Eden could be possibly associated with Michael, the Angelic High Priest, of whom it is said, that in, I think it is the sixth heaven? the heaven associated with Gevurah, Ones body is offered up as a sacrifice to El Ely...
by Marion
Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:43 am
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: saying 16
Replies: 6
Views: 8962

Dear Susan, Yes! We do seem to start going along the path of the moon, if this path is understood as materiality, and perhaps then to the path of the sun. This is a beautiful point that you bring up, because that means that what we call "masculine" and what we call "feminine" are...
by Marion
Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:11 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: The Descent of Sophia: The Bride's Exile & Bondage
Replies: 2
Views: 9863

New perspective on Pistis Sophia

Shalom! In the story of pistis Sophia, she descends, seeking the true light, and then ascends into the pleroma of light to unite with her consort, and it is said, this is how the true light got into sentient beings. I am wondering, could her story be contemplated much like Some of our legends portra...
by Marion
Mon Mar 27, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Maggidim (Angels) & the Power of Prayer
Replies: 6
Views: 6299

ten utterences and maggidim

Shalom! I always wondered how it could be that there could be an order of angels within the body of an archangel. This seems to perfectly elucidate how this is so. I am wondering though, if these ten utterances have a corresponding archangel associated with them, then could we contemplate the descri...
by Marion
Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:10 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Gnosis, Tradition & Sophia
Replies: 8
Views: 7450

a little bit goes a long way

Greetings Malachi, It facinates me how a relatively small lineage like ours can have such a large effect of humanity. Like how you were describing Tau Miriam being the first in the lineage to experience the breakthrough into supernal consciousness, it strikes me that this was around the time that it...
by Marion
Fri Mar 03, 2006 5:06 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Tamar, Red & Blue Babies & Yeshua.
Replies: 10
Views: 8344

Tamar and Judah

I was contemplating the story in Gen. 38 where Judah, son of Jacob marries a Canaanite woman and has three sons by her, Er, Onan and Shelah. A wife is given to Er named Tamar, Tamar’s husband dies and she marries Onan, he also dies and she is supposed to marry Shelah, but Judah is afraid he will als...
by Marion
Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: saying 16
Replies: 6
Views: 8962

no object

Shalom! What struck me was that both the light of the sun and the light of the moon seem to represent materiality, or the dimensions in space-time where ignorance plays out. Also, that each of these, if one takes the interpretation of the 2 modes of the fire snake, represents desire. And therefore g...
by Marion
Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:23 am
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Gnostic Art
Replies: 4
Views: 4033

Dear Tamara,

Thank you so much for turning me onto that Artist! Nice work! Let me know if you hear of any other more mystcaly inclined artists :D

Shalom!
Marion
by Marion
Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:58 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Reading the Prophets
Replies: 2
Views: 3166

the prophets

Dear Phillip, You may wish to read the post, "Prophetic Meditation" as an example, It is a stunning post. While it is true that the Gospel represents a more refined spirituality than the old testament, for me it is helpful to look beyond what the prophets might seem to be actualy saying, take things...
by Marion
Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:40 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Recognizing the Nature of Negative Emotions
Replies: 15
Views: 11795

Saint and Sinner in Self Realization.

Shalom, In terms of Saint and Sinner. These are, in my experience, two manifestations of the adversary. For both are dualistic, and neither experience unification with God. The Saint believes they are far from God and therefore must do all these things, fasting celibacy and such in order to purge th...
by Marion
Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:50 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Three Divine Names of Yesod-Foundation
Replies: 9
Views: 6560

Gabriel

Shalom! I was contemplating Gabriel in context of the post, because Gabriel is the archangel that corresponds with Yesod. It is interesting that we see Gabriel playing princibly two seemingly contradictory roles. One where she/he is the messenger of the most high, as when she/he appears to the sheep...
by Marion
Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: Pistis Sophia
Topic: The Three Light-vestures
Replies: 5
Views: 9426

Dear Malachi and Michael! I was thinking about how you say that the body of the Risen Savior is composed of the Sefirot of Atzilut. And then I was thinking about what faith in the risen saviour means in this context. So I was wondering, If the body of the risen one is composed of ALL light emanation...
by Marion
Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:32 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Gnostic Art
Replies: 4
Views: 4033

Gnostic Art

Dear NorthAngel27, Actualy, I happen to be a Gnostic who happends to be an artist. You can view most of my works on the main web-site. They are the ones depicting images of the divine feminine, such as the Lady in Red, on the main page. There are seven images in all, from a series called, "The Seven...
by Marion
Tue Jan 17, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Zachariah: Bread & Wine
Replies: 3
Views: 3997

Keter and Malkut

Dear Malachi, I was thinking about the association of bread and wine to Hesed and Gevurah; and I was wondering if one could also attribute bread and wine to Keter and Malkut? because it is said in the teachings that Hesed is Keter below the abyss, and it is also said that Malkut stems from the side ...
by Marion
Wed Jan 04, 2006 2:26 am
Forum: Pistis Sophia
Topic: The Angelic Appearance of the Risen Savior
Replies: 12
Views: 15115

the body of light

Dear Malachi!javascript:emoticon(':D') I remember once hearing someone describing an experience of the palace of lights being within each particle of matter, that each particle was composed of this palace, and yet, the entire display of the universe was also composed of one great palace of lights. A...
by Marion
Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:59 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Image of Enlightened Womanhood - Enlightened Humanity
Replies: 46
Views: 58510

Shalom Malachi I am wondering, if awareness is the key to changing karmic vision? Because it seems like if one is unaware of the supression of women around the world, or chooses to ignore it, then there is no possibility for change. This seems to be related to the last part of the post where you say...
by Marion
Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:47 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Christ Melchizedek: The Great Perfection
Replies: 18
Views: 12725

the serpent power and the elements.

Shalom!

I am wondering, Does the serpent power connect to the elements, and if so, How?

Blessings and shalom,
Marion
by Marion
Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Christ Melchizedek: The Great Perfection
Replies: 18
Views: 12725

Shalom! I have another question that is somewhat related to the last post. Before it has been said that the clear light is seeing, hearing, smelling, teasting and feeling itself. it has also been said that the serpent power may be conveyed by any of the sense perceptors e.g the eyes etc... so is the...
by Marion
Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:47 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Christ Melchizedek: The Great Perfection
Replies: 18
Views: 12725

the sacred heart and awareness of the clear light.

Greetings! There is something about the light of awareness and this association of the heart center with the clear light. There is the obvious connection by the fact that clear light is a synonymous term with pure radiant awareness. But how is this so? And why is the clear light specifically associa...
by Marion
Sun Nov 06, 2005 11:56 pm
Forum: Wisdom of the Psalms
Topic: Psalm 71
Replies: 17
Views: 14128

sacred and mundane

Shalom! It is very intriguing, reading this psalm again but with the vision that it is speaking about a mystical death and rebirth, it becomes an entirely new psalm! If we interpret all characters in the psalm as internal then it becomes a prayer of denying the validity of inner demons-inner persecu...

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