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by Marion
Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:09 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: The four pronged Shin
Replies: 7
Views: 7410

the world to come.

Shalom! It seems like these letters, when they are joined, represent the union of the material and spiritual worlds. This is alluded to in the attribution of the names Eheieh, Yahweh and Elohim (corresponding to Keter, Hokmah and Binah respectively) to the three prongs, and to the four pronged shin,...
by Marion
Thu Oct 06, 2005 3:54 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: The four pronged Shin
Replies: 7
Views: 7410

The four pronged Shin

The study of the inner meaning Hebrew letters is an important contemplation in the Sophian tradition. For through them we may gain insight into the mysteries associated with them. It is said in the tradition that each of the 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet is an energy intelligence that makes up c...
by Marion
Tue Oct 04, 2005 7:45 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The Nature of Gnosis
Replies: 13
Views: 9330

Shalom! While contemplating the original post, something just now penetrated me for the first time. It was said, gnosis connotes, "a state of Self-realisation or Divine-illumination." It is also said that this is an experience of the clear-light state, which has been discribed as seeing itself, smel...
by Marion
Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:56 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: The Christian Kabbalah
Replies: 18
Views: 15747

Greetings Mafalda, I'm glad you're reading the Gnosis of the Cosmic Christ, it's a wonderful book. For me it's one of those books that I keep refering to and reading over and over and over again. What is really neat about is in that book, Malachi actualy wrote down most of the basic principles and t...
by Marion
Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:05 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Wrathful Psalms
Replies: 22
Views: 16195

enflaming yourself with prayer.

Shalom! The wrathful psalms are very revealing, because in my experience, the only parts of myself that don't like the wrathful psalms are the shades and shadows. when one is enflamed by these prayers or actualy prayers in general, a light is shined on all parts of oneself, and the shades and shadow...
by Marion
Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:26 am
Forum: The Gospel of St. Philip
Topic: Hebrews & Christians; Winter & Summer
Replies: 14
Views: 19948

orphaned

Dear Malachi and Tamara, In reading this verse again from the Gospel of Phillip, the word "Orphan" really stood out to me. Because typicaly speaking, an orphan is a child who has lost both their mother and their father. But the verse says that these orphans have a mother, just not a father. I was th...
by Marion
Sat Sep 03, 2005 9:21 pm
Forum: The Gospel of St. Philip
Topic: Hebrews & Christians; Winter & Summer
Replies: 14
Views: 19948

having a father and a mother.

Dear Tamara, Leloup's book on the Gospel of Phillip is a very good book, However, I think it is good to remember that it is an interpretive translation. Therefore, in the translation he emphisises ceratin points. So I always find it helpful to read his work in conjunction with a more traditional tra...
by Marion
Fri Aug 12, 2005 3:44 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Gnostic Wedding Feast: The Holy Eucharist
Replies: 14
Views: 10417

the body of the risen one.

Dear Malachi, it is very interesting that the first mention of the holy eucharist in scripture is as you said when Melkezedek appears to Abraham and Sarah. I am intrigued by how he seems to appear spontaniously out of no where. just like he brings the eucharist seemingly out of no where. This seems ...
by Marion
Tue Aug 02, 2005 12:36 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Light: Essential Gnosis
Replies: 5
Views: 5145

afframation in the light.

Shalom Malachi! the practice of seeing the light seems to be parallel to the practice of afframations, as we spoke about in our last Sacramento meeting. By remembering to envision the light in everyone and everything one is affirming this light in oneself as well, it is a very powerful practice. I r...
by Marion
Fri Jul 15, 2005 11:24 am
Forum: Gospel of St. Thomas
Topic: Saying 47
Replies: 18
Views: 19273

Dear Michelle, What a wonderful blessing from the holy spirit! and what wonderful insights! Yeshua says, "Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven, and everything else will be added unto thee." This is actualy a very liberative verse, because it means that we do not have to struggle with our desires for ...
by Marion
Thu Jul 14, 2005 4:28 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: The Dark Mother & Bride
Replies: 20
Views: 21838

one movement.

Dear Malachi and Kat, I was contemplating purification concencration in the context of the dark and bright aspects of Sophia, specifically how this is seen in the character of Eve. I am wondering if purification and concencration can be seen as a simotanious movement? Because it seems like when Klip...
by Marion
Tue Jul 12, 2005 7:10 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Gazing into the Sacred Flame
Replies: 3
Views: 4145

seeing.

Dear Malachi, I hear a question in this practice, "What does one see?" This seems to be alluded to in the mention that the Shekinah has 3 faces, Peaceful, blissful and wrathful, and what manifests seems to be dependent upon the state of the heart and mind of the one who is looking. This also seems t...
by Marion
Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:39 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Great Miracles
Replies: 3
Views: 4169

Resurrection

Shalom! I was contemplating what Kat mentioned about ressurection because It seems like whenever one recognises the innate blessings that life has to offer every single day, then we experience something of the power of ressurection. I find it very liberating, very healing, to see these small miracle...
by Marion
Sat Jun 04, 2005 11:31 am
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: #26 Beautiful words....yet what are we waiting for?
Replies: 4
Views: 6724

waiting and doing.

Dear Cindy Jo, There is a teaching that i have often heard Malachi speak in discourse that seems to relate to what you are saying in your post. it is this: So often people (myself included) say that they will engadge in spiritual study when their life slows down a little or, I will meditate when the...
by Marion
Mon May 09, 2005 5:42 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Resurrection & Atonement
Replies: 11
Views: 8856

mystery

Dear Mysticmushroom, No one can speak the mystery of exactly how Yeshua made his body a tailisman for the sins of the world or the karmic continuum of the world, nor can anyone speak how Yeshua shed his physical body to put on a solar body-the ressurection body. As the Buddhists say, "It is like a f...
by Marion
Mon May 09, 2005 3:54 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Resurrection & Atonement
Replies: 11
Views: 8856

atonement in Sophian Gnosticism

Dear Mysticmushroom, Yes indeed there is a teaching in Sophian Gnosticism that Yeshua-Jesus died for the sins of the world upon the cross, and we may say that our veiw is not opposed to the outer church, but we do tend to take the gospel and teachings farther, and often have many veiws on any given ...
by Marion
Mon Apr 25, 2005 5:52 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Transformation: The Life Divine
Replies: 7
Views: 5916

magnification

Shalom! How do we become more compassionate? Compassion is a state in which we feel most connected to beings. When we are compassionate we are aware of beings joy's and sorrows, of their struggles and strengths. This seems to be a natural product of the spiritual life and practice. The practice that...
by Marion
Sat Apr 23, 2005 12:47 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Transformation: The Life Divine
Replies: 7
Views: 5916

focusing on the Good on God.

Shalom! :lol: I am intrugued by the practice that was given by Malachi in the original post, "Let whatever you do remind you of the Holy One, and look and see the spiritual mystery connected with it." This is an extremely powerful practice, because in it, one cannot help but focus on all that is goo...
by Marion
Sat Apr 23, 2005 12:16 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Magnificat
Replies: 5
Views: 7770

magnifying the Lord.

Shalom, I was contemplating this verse from the Magnificat, "My soul magnifies the Lord." This verse reminds me of the prayer of St. Francis: Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred let me sow Love;..." These verses seem to speak a profound truth about the divine life. That ...
by Marion
Tue Apr 05, 2005 6:00 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: The Magical Act
Replies: 12
Views: 8324

seeing the good

Shalom! In this discussion, I am reminded of something that Malachi says to me every time something that seems hard or an obstruction comes up in life. "You've got to take the bennies (The good stuff) out of it!." seeing the good in any situation, and taking the lessons we can lean from it seems cru...
by Marion
Tue Apr 05, 2005 5:43 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The energy of prejudice
Replies: 10
Views: 6701

action

Shalom! This reminds me of something that Malachi said in a discourse a few months ago: If one sees anger arising, the first step in dispelling it is not to act on it. As in, If one is angry at a person, one should not act with violence twards them, or seek to hurt them in a physical sense. This is ...
by Marion
Wed Mar 23, 2005 6:20 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Contemplation
Replies: 13
Views: 10811

practice

Shalom! The verse from plilippians that Mark quoted reminds me of the teaching that for realised beings, even the lifting of a finger is purely intentional, so that, every moment, every second of every day and night is in meditation, so that the meditation never ceases. Which also seems to be intima...
by Marion
Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:01 am
Forum: Sefer Yetzirah: Book of Formation
Topic: Voice and Speech
Replies: 11
Views: 13392

seeking and doing

Dear Michael and Malachi, The last post reminds me of some thing that happened the other day. I was trying really hard to try and see people where they are, and in so doing trying not to juge them. Because I realized that I do alot, even if I don't know the person, I assume they have to be just like...
by Marion
Wed Mar 16, 2005 10:54 am
Forum: Sefer Yetzirah: Book of Formation
Topic: Voice and Speech
Replies: 11
Views: 13392

Tounge of the holy spirit

Shalom! Regarding the verse that Michael brought up from the Gospel of Truth, "Each one loves the truth because truth is the mouth of the Father. His tongue is the Holy Spirit. Whoever touches truth touches the mouth of the Father by his tongue at the time when one will receive the Holy Spirit." In ...
by Marion
Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:45 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Judgment
Replies: 5
Views: 4091

Judgment

Shalom! There has been an ongoing contemplation of Judgment latley. In observing situations in life where judgment of others comes up, I have found that everything that I judge in this other, I can find in myself, and when I juge this other, it is really a hidden way of judging what I do not like in...
by Marion
Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:37 pm
Forum: Sefer Yetzirah: Book of Formation
Topic: Voice and Speech
Replies: 11
Views: 13392

breath and kissing

Dear Malachi and Michael :D In the introduction of The Gospel of Phillip by Jean-Yives-Leloup (A delightful book) he says something very interesting; the literal meaning of the Hebrew word to Kiss is to share breath. Malachi said earlier that breath is that which unites speech and voice. Which seems...
by Marion
Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:09 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: The Way
Replies: 3
Views: 5417

phrophesy

Dear Malachi and Phillip! A very recent experience comes to mind with regards to this contemplation. Before reading this post, I was reading the post on the gnostic Appostolic sucession. I was only a little ways into it, when at the back of my mind there was the thought, "Oh I won't have anything to...
by Marion
Mon Feb 21, 2005 7:45 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Lucid Waking Dream
Replies: 7
Views: 5173

the dreamer

Shalom Coop and Kat! Where is the dreamer? There is a legend taught by some gnostic schools that Adam Kadmon-the primordial human one, is asleep and dreaming strange and fitful dreams and we, the universe and everything in it are the substance of his/her dreams. I'm not exactly sure that one can say...
by Marion
Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:06 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Male/Female Relationship in the Dualistic Realm
Replies: 28
Views: 26428

union

Shalom! It seems like the power of soul mates meeting and uniting in this world, such as Yeshua and Magdalene, is partially because when they unite on this earth, all aspects are united. Because if soul mate in the Sophian Tradition means that two people share the same Neshamah, if they meet and uni...
by Marion
Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:32 pm
Forum: The Gospel of St. Philip
Topic: The Lord Ascending
Replies: 12
Views: 14749

life and death

Dear Malachi and Rebekah! I was contemplating the words, "as God lives, you would already be dead." And I was wondering If it could be contemplated in context of how when one dies in this world, one is born in the world of angels, and when one is born, one dies in the world of angels. could it be th...
by Marion
Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:16 pm
Forum: Gematria: The Play of Holy Letters & Numbers
Topic: Adam the Tzaddik
Replies: 3
Views: 5058

Shalom Michael and Malachi!, Regarding the connection between the Human one-Adam and Tzaddik-Yesod. the enumeration of adam is 45, which is also the enumeration for the word Mah (Mem-Heh), which means What, which why how, Anything or something, it is also a secret name of the world of formation-Ola...
by Marion
Wed Feb 09, 2005 12:17 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Male/Female Relationship in the Dualistic Realm
Replies: 28
Views: 26428

the grail

Shalom! I am reminded in this diologe of Mary Magdalene as the grail, of the meaning of Magdalene brought uo in another post, which is most often translated as tower of the flock. This seems to imply something castle like, in which the king and queen of the kingdom lived. So does Tower imply royalty...
by Marion
Wed Feb 09, 2005 10:53 am
Forum: The Gospel of St. Philip
Topic: The Lord Ascending
Replies: 12
Views: 14749

generation of the body of light

Shalom! I am wondering if this verse is speaking of the nessesity of the experience of the ressurection before death? so that in death, having realised this, one may remain conscious in the dying process and the afterlife? As you say here, it seems as if this ressurection is the generation of the bo...
by Marion
Wed Feb 09, 2005 10:34 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Contact during Practice
Replies: 10
Views: 9037

putting spirits to the test

Dear Mark, In practice, there has often been the experience of a hostile being putting on the "Garment" of a being of light. Espesialy in parzufim meditations. This seems to be a common trick that beings use. Because the astral demention is a deceptive realm, beings can assume a myriad of forms, loo...
by Marion
Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Male/Female Relationship in the Dualistic Realm
Replies: 28
Views: 26428

uplifting sparks.

Dear Malachi, Al, Kat and Sunny! It seems like the observations that you are takling about Al steam from our instinctual nature. There is an interesting tendency in modern society to over focus on the material with spirituality as an after thought at best. So it makes sense then that the wanting to ...
by Marion
Tue Jan 25, 2005 8:39 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Kallah, the Holy Bride
Replies: 10
Views: 14719

maid and crone.

Greetings Malachi, Shane and Michael! :D There was an insight into teachings of the virgin and whore while reading these delightful posts, :D that I think might pertain to the subject. In the teachings, the bride is said to have seven faces, three bright, Maid Mother and Crone, three dark, Lilatu or...
by Marion
Wed Jan 19, 2005 10:39 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Contemplation
Replies: 13
Views: 10811

Shalom Phillip, A couple of other verses come to mind while reading this passage from Romans. When Yeshua says on the cross, "Forgive them Father for they know not what they do." It seems like the basic teaching here is reminding us that the world is sacred as it is. In that, it's not going to chang...
by Marion
Sat Jan 15, 2005 10:39 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Kallah, the Holy Bride
Replies: 10
Views: 14719

takhlit

Dear Malachi, I was Contemplating the facinating meaning of Kallah that you bring up, Completion, boundary, limit, ultmate, or something fufilling its purpose. And I remember It was said before that in one gnostic gospel the cross at the crucifixtion is called "The limit." which is the meaning of Ka...
by Marion
Sat Jan 15, 2005 10:04 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: When practice astounds
Replies: 17
Views: 13790

a wave like motion.

Dear Coop and Malachi! I remember after about a year and a half of being on the path and daily practice I felt like 'yes! I'm finally generating some substantial energy' I was actualy feeling preety good you know? Then it all went to hell, (At least in my mind) energy dropped and I could no longer c...
by Marion
Wed Jan 12, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: What kind of God?
Replies: 18
Views: 14675

dancing with dark and hostile forces

Shalom all! When I used to practice the martial art Akido, the one thing that really stands out to me now, more than anything else is the taeching that my instrucor would daily drill into our heads: Do Not Fight. Instead she said that in all our endevours, and situations that we encounter in life, s...
by Marion
Tue Dec 28, 2004 4:31 pm
Forum: Zohar: The Book of Splendor
Topic: Tov: An Invocation of Good
Replies: 13
Views: 13515

Tov and compassion

Hi All! I am intrigued by the number 13 being attributed here to Tov, 13 dubbled being the enumberation of the great name. I was noticing that 13 is also the enumeration for achad-love and yichud-unity, which seems to have to do with the blessing power of Tov as Sunny pointed out. this perhaps can a...
by Marion
Fri Dec 24, 2004 11:10 pm
Forum: Zohar: The Book of Splendor
Topic: Tov: An Invocation of Good
Replies: 13
Views: 13515

the great name

Dear Tau Malachi and Elder Rebekah!, I was contemplating how Tov bears the power of the middle pillar. And I was noticing that the numbers of the sefirot in the middle pillar all add up to 26, 1+6+9+10=26, which is the enumeration of the great name, Yod-Heh-Vau-Heh, 10+5+6+5=26. So in this way coul...
by Marion
Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:32 am
Forum: Zohar: The Book of Splendor
Topic: Tov: An Invocation of Good
Replies: 13
Views: 13515

Tet and Yesod.

Dear Malachi, I was contemplating the correspondence between Tet and Yesod that seems to be alluded to here by way of the number nine. Yesod is the ninth sefirot, and Tet enumerates to nine. It is said that Tet, or the serpent power is the force that sustains all creation. I was contemplating creati...

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