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by Elder Sarah
Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Union with Partzuf & the Five Aspects of the Soul (Nun Hai)
Replies: 6
Views: 7979

Re: Union with Partzuf & the Five Aspects of the Soul (Nun H

Shabbat Shalom! Abiding in much praise and thanksgiving for what has been shared here. Praise to the Holy One who shares and reveals mysteries! For some time now, while working with the practice of Union with Partzuf, I have pondered the shift in the practice between a dissolution of Partzuf and the...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Zohar: The Book of Splendor
Topic: Seven Heavens in Unity & Separation
Replies: 8
Views: 6037

Re: Seven Heavens in Unity & Separation

Shabbat Shalom! Abiding in much praise and thanksgiving for the teaching shared here regarding the Heavens and the Earths. Initially I am reminded of a verse from Gospel of Phillip, of which has been explored elsewhere in the Forum, though I am hearing another interpretation of the verse in this con...
by Elder Sarah
Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Humility
Replies: 5
Views: 5853

Re: Humility

Shalom All! While studying the topic of "humility" I came across this post by Brother Phillip and found something said here very revealing regarding the Beatitude, "Blessed are the Meek for they shall inherit the earth". Humility may actually be the perception of ourselves as par...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Gathering In
Replies: 38
Views: 20898

Re: Gathering In

Shabbat Shalom! What has been drawn out here is providing for much prayer and contemplation. Praise be to the Spirit who illumines insights! I am very intrigued by the verse you quote Tau Malachi, “He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clea...
by Elder Sarah
Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Holy War: The Struggle to Overcome the Evil Inclination
Replies: 14
Views: 8013

Re: Holy War: The Struggle to Overcome the Evil Inclination

Shalom! Many thanks for this thread of contemplation. Praise to the Mother Spirit for the inspiration! There is much in this thread that I find very grounding in the Spiritual Life and practice. An aspect that is particularly standing out to me revolves around what was said, “Before you engage in ba...
by Elder Sarah
Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Gathering In
Replies: 38
Views: 20898

Re: Gathering In

Shalom! Praise the Mother Spirit for such a gathering of Community! Very beautiful these various insights concerning "gathering in". I am taken to the 77th saying in the Gospel of Thomas, "I am the light over all things. I am all. From me all has come fourth, and to me all has reached...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Wisdom of the Psalms
Topic: Psalm 16-Seeing the Good
Replies: 12
Views: 11411

Re: Psalm 16-Seeing the Good

Shabbat Shalom! I abide in much praise and adoration to the Holy Mother who reveals such mysteries! Thank you Tau Malachi for so elucidating the beautiful teaching. I have found myself reading your response many times and have enjoyed the depths this contemplation has traveled through. When I abide ...
by Elder Sarah
Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Wisdom of the Psalms
Topic: Psalm 16-Seeing the Good
Replies: 12
Views: 11411

Re: Psalm 16-Seeing the Good

Shalom! Praise be to the Mother who shines light on sch mysteries! Abiding in thanksgiving Tau Malachi for the mysteries you have shared regarding Kali Imma. I am very taken by this connection of Laylah, night, and how the Divine Name Yah is within the word itself. Two Lamed flanking a Yod and Heh. ...
by Elder Sarah
Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Wisdom of the Psalms
Topic: Psalm 16-Seeing the Good
Replies: 12
Views: 11411

Psalm 16 and the Black Madonna

Shalom! In connection with this Psalm, I was taken to a recent story I read about an image of the Black Madonna who sits within a Holy Chapel inside Einsiedeln, a Benedictine Monastery in Switzerland. As the story goes, at a certain point in history, Einsiedeln was to be consecrated by a Bishop. As ...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: Saying 27- The Great Transformation
Replies: 14
Views: 11197

Re: Saying 27- The Great Transformation

Shabbat Shalom! I too have been asking the exact insight you have drawn out Brother Alex, this seeming perpetuation of suffering through our interpretation of others, situations and events. That, if we can, even for a moment shift our perception of what is transpiring, the entire situation can shift...
by Elder Sarah
Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: Saying 27- The Great Transformation
Replies: 14
Views: 11197

Saying 27- The Great Transformation

Shalom! Saying 27 reads... A young lady said to Mary, “When will the world be transformed?” Mary said, “It will not be transformed, but it is sacred to the Mother already. When you are transformed the world will be transformed, for you are the world and the world is you. The world is changing all of...
by Elder Sarah
Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: The Work of Liberation
Replies: 8
Views: 6471

Re: The Work of Liberation

Shalom! Very much enjoying this contemplation in the Mother Spirit! Praise be to She who illuminates! Recently, I had an occasion to walk in an old growth forest and watched a particular insight arise in connection to what I am feeling being point at here. An old growth forest in not a forest comple...
by Elder Sarah
Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: The Work of Liberation
Replies: 8
Views: 6471

Re: The Work of Liberation

Shalom! On this day of the Feast of the Blessed Dead many contemplations are arising in accordance with what has been explored here. I am very much enjoying this dialog! Praise Be the Mother Spirit. Mostly, I am noticing a draw to this idea of forgiveness and how it is through forgiveness we come to...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: Wisdom of the Psalms
Topic: Psalm 68
Replies: 2
Views: 4508

Re: Psalm 68

Shabbat Shalom Sister Marion! I am particularly struck in this Psalm by the first three verses. "May God arise, may his enemies be scattered; may his foes flee before him. As smoke is blown away by the wind, may you blow them away; as wax melts before the fire, may the wicked parish before God....
by Elder Sarah
Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: The Gospel of Truth
Topic: Revelation of True Name and Form
Replies: 17
Views: 14396

Re: Revelation of True Name and Form

Shabbat Shalom! Praise to the Mother Spirit for her dance here, and Thank you Tau Malachi for such a beautiful sharing! In regards to the conversation on the Palaces, Peaceful, Blissful, and Wrathful I am taken by the following: Our experience of revelations of the Body of Glory and Body of Emanatio...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: The Gospel of Truth
Topic: Revelation of True Name and Form
Replies: 17
Views: 14396

Re: Revelation of True Name and Form

Shabbat Shalom Sacred Tau, I abide in much gratitude and reverence for the revelation of such beautiful mysteries. Praise to the Holy Shekinah for this dance! Receiving our initial Anointing, of course, these sense consciousnesses must be progressively purified until the Great Vision, Pure Vision, b...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: The Gospel of Truth
Topic: Revelation of True Name and Form
Replies: 17
Views: 14396

Re: Revelation of True Name and Form

Shabbat Shalom! I am left abiding in Awe and Wonder regarding the revelations spoken here! Praise be to the Mother Spirit that such a mystery may be elucidated. Much gratitude and thanksgiving to you Tau Malachi for this sharing. By the words spoken in these posts, I am beginning to watch the wordin...
by Elder Sarah
Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Consecration of the Asherah Window
Replies: 6
Views: 7226

Re: Consecration of the Asherah Window

Praise be to the Holy Shekinah, To Asherah for her revelation! Praise be to the Glory and Honor of those who have gone before, those who remember the Light Transmission Generation to Generation! I give thanks for your sharing above Brothers! most beautifully elucidated! When I first saw the Asherah ...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:23 am
Forum: The Gospel of Truth
Topic: Revelation of True Name and Form
Replies: 17
Views: 14396

Re: Revelation of True Name and Form

Shabbat Shalom! Many thanks and praise to the Mother for the response given here Tau Malachi! After reading and re-reading what has been written, I watch what first comes up is the prayer we speak every Shabbat Wedding Feast, “We Pray for the Day when You and Your Name are One on the Face of this Gr...
by Elder Sarah
Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: The Gospel of Truth
Topic: Revelation of True Name and Form
Replies: 17
Views: 14396

Revelation of True Name and Form

Shalom Tau Malachi and Friends! Recently a certain contemplation arose founded upon something read in the Gospel of Truth. It is said, “But the Father is Perfect. He knows every space that is within him. If he pleases, he reveals anyone whom he desires by giving him a form and by giving him a name; ...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Zohar: The Book of Splendor
Topic: Bird's Nest
Replies: 11
Views: 10877

Re: Bird's Nest

Shabbat Shalom! Much Praise and Thanksgiving for these revelations! “If you come across a bird’s nest beside the road, either in a tree or on the ground, and the mother is sitting on the young or on the eggs, do not take the mother with the young. You may take the young, but be sure to let the mothe...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Wisdom of the Psalms
Topic: Psalm 19
Replies: 33
Views: 24213

Re: Psalm 19

Shabbat Shalom! Praise the Holy Spirit for such revelations! and thanks to everyone for all that has been shared! Recently in our Zohar discourse a certain subject came up that seems very connected here. Rabbi Shim’on speaks in a beautiful revelation, “Within bellies of Torah, we possess hidden trea...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: Wisdom of the Psalms
Topic: Psalm 19
Replies: 33
Views: 24213

Re: Psalm 19

Shabbat Shalom! This Psalm has been giving much food for contemplation recently, I really appreciate everything that has been shared here, thanks to all. Tau said, Law, decrees, precepts, commandments, fear, ordinances, these all correspond to gradations of ruach and da'at, or the reception of the S...
by Elder Sarah
Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Charisma, Glory, and the Power from on High
Replies: 15
Views: 11991

Re: Charisma, Glory, and the Power from on High

Shalom! Very much enjoying this thread of insight and sharing! Praise Be to the Mother Spirit for this flow of contemplation! What comes up for me in this is this idea that often, it seems, we are not finding out “who” or “what we are”, but instead we are in a process of finding out what we are not....
by Elder Sarah
Sun May 12, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Come to me
Replies: 11
Views: 8954

yoked to the light

Shabbat Shalom, Praise be to the Mother Spirit for this inspired conversation! I am very drawn to what you are drawing out Sister Anna, especially in this; Coming back to the Aramaic, the words I found seemed to carry the meaning of “quick,” which added an intriguing nuance to a contemplation of bei...
by Elder Sarah
Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: The One Authority
Replies: 6
Views: 5597

The One Authority

Shalom In recent examination into the mysteries of the Crucifixion and Resurrection I found a certain contemplation having to do with the word “authority”. In the mysteries, the Christ Bearer is crucified by the governing ‘authorities’, from the outset it appears that these ‘authorities’ gain power ...
by Elder Sarah
Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Union of opposites
Replies: 7
Views: 6342

Union of heaven and earth

Shalom Brothers and Sister, Thank you all for this exploration. What is standing out here most is this idea of polar opposites and the dynamism that must take place between them. I am hearing perhaps we can view tikkune as the actual dynamic of these opposites. I am reminded of a discourse Tau Malac...
by Elder Sarah
Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Six Essentials and Interior Stars
Replies: 9
Views: 7003

opening of the heart

Shalom Sister Anna, I have been enjoying your contemplation, thanks for drawing it out. What first arises as I read and contemplate what you have shared is a certain insight regarding the interior stars. It has been observed through out the journey, that in a way, we walk in the various ‘bands’ or ‘...
by Elder Sarah
Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Cain, Abel and Seth and cycles of the path
Replies: 0
Views: 2461

Cain, Abel and Seth and cycles of the path

Shalom! A recent contemplation arose in regards to the Spiritual Journey and its distinct. It appears we can view these cycles along the lines of the story Cain, Abel and Seth, the three who are born to Adam and Eve. If we consider ourselves as Adam and Eve giving birth to the Soul that is within us...
by Elder Sarah
Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: The nature of angels
Replies: 2
Views: 5495

The Angels and The Human One

Shalom Brother Jonas, I appreciate that which you are drawing out regarding the Angels of God. I too have noticed the “photon” like phenomena in observing and contemplating the Orders of Angels. It appears, the Orders of Angels at the same time as raying out from Archangels, are what makes up the bo...
by Elder Sarah
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Earth Sophia: Stones, Plants & Animal People
Topic: Yard and Garden care
Replies: 6
Views: 9410

tending the fields

Shalom Mark, This is a great question you are asking, one in which I have found myself pondering many times. The question becomes one of true mercy and compassion. When an insect person has made their way in to a place where destruction is occurring we do have to take drastic measures to ensure the ...
by Elder Sarah
Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Feast of the Baptist
Replies: 4
Views: 4311

Union of the First and Sixth Day

Shalom! I hear in your sharing Sister, beautiful I might add, a hint at the very mystery I have been left contemplating since ceremony. I especially hear it in your mentioning “And so "we" came into existence “. In this Ceremony we celebrate the Feast of Lights, where typically, there is o...
by Elder Sarah
Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Handmaidens
Replies: 19
Views: 14051

Baptism of Water and Fire

Shalom, Praise the Holy Spirit for her dance this day! In this most beautiful sharing the following stands two statements stand out, “ Here we may share an open secret that you have intuited Elder Gideon. When the sacred circle is manifest in the Wisdom of Ain, so the Mother and Daughter, or Upper a...
by Elder Sarah
Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Earth Sophia: Stones, Plants & Animal People
Topic: Snow
Replies: 0
Views: 3105

Snow

Shalom! The Gospel of Phillip says, “Those who sow in winter reap in summer. The winter is the world, the summer the eternal realm. Let us sow in the world so that we may reap in the summer.” Snow comes in the winter, as the earth’s axis tilts away from the sun and colds arm spans across the land. T...
by Elder Sarah
Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Zohar: The Book of Splendor
Topic: Dalet and Gimel
Replies: 8
Views: 9453

The Great Mother

Shalom Sister Sheryl and Elder Gideon+, I am enjoying the link to the prayer of St. Francis, “May I seek to understand not to be understood”, tied with the quote from Matthew, “The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve.” Connecting this then to what you are asking Sister Sheryl, “Can we say ...
by Elder Sarah
Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: My Brother and Sister and Mother
Replies: 19
Views: 16324

Change of Name

Shalom! Abiding in much Praise and Thanksgiving for what the Mother Spirit has shared in these writings! “Listen and hear, and understand! When nefesh behamit is regenerated, transformed into nefesh elokit, there is a tikkune, or realization, of something of Nukva, and when nefesh is joined to ruach...
by Elder Sarah
Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Zohar: The Book of Splendor
Topic: Dalet and Gimel
Replies: 8
Views: 9453

Gilgulim

Shalom! I found myself absorbed in this contemplation this morning as I read the section in Zohar regarding Gad and was happy to see your post Sister Sheryl. What you draw up in connection to the Gilgulim has been a long time pondering of mine. The word itself, Gilgulim, is very intriguing, with its...
by Elder Sarah
Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Adam Kadmon & the Olamot-Universes
Replies: 24
Views: 16090

Appearance of the Messiah

Shalom Tau Malachi! May the Mother Spirit be praised for all that has been revealed! In reading and re-reading what you have shared the following is most outstanding to me, “Their unification with Yahweh Elohim, Shaddai, was destined, and yet they sought to be like Elohim, separating Yahweh from Elo...
by Elder Sarah
Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Adam Kadmon & the Olamot-Universes
Replies: 24
Views: 16090

Worlds within Worlds

Shalom, and Solstice Blessings! I abide in thanksgiving for the revelation of what has been shared here! Praise Be to the Holy Spirit! Through what has been shared, “For on one hand there is the implication of the need for the Tikkune or rectification of the Holy Sefirot in the process of creation, ...
by Elder Sarah
Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Adam Kadmon & the Olamot-Universes
Replies: 24
Views: 16090

Tohu and Bohu

Shalom! Much Praise and Thanksgiving for the revelations of such mysteries! What is written here regarding Adam Kadmon corresponds with a recent contemplation found in “The Bahir” in regards to what is said in Genesis 1:2. We read, “The earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the ...
by Elder Sarah
Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Queen of Heaven
Replies: 4
Views: 6401

Fire and Light

Shalom Misty! I too find this mingling of fire and light quite curious! Tau Malachi wrote on this subject in the thread "Heaven: Peace between Opposites" in the Christian Kabbalah section. In the post he mentions a couple key principles regarding this contemplation, Tau Malachi mentions, &...
by Elder Sarah
Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Hassidim: Thirteen Attributes of Mercy
Replies: 20
Views: 17059

Who Created These?

Shalom! Praise be to the Holy Shekinah for this dance in mysteries. Abiding very thankful to you Tau Malachi for such revelations! The connection with the Divine Name Elohim you are drawing on, Elder Gideon+, is most intriguing to me as well. The Rose somehow symbolizing that which sustains creation...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Teaching Realm
Replies: 19
Views: 18410

lucidity in transition

Shabbat Shalom! Much Praise and Thanksgiving for what has been revealed here! The verse in Isaiah quoted here, “The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them. The cow and bear shall graze...
by Elder Sarah
Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Heaven: Peace Between Opposites
Replies: 31
Views: 18754

born from above

Shalom! In this vastness of teachings, Praise be to the Holy Shekniah!, I am watching quite the swirl arise, hopefully the following words can be made sense of. “In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Heaven: Peace Between Opposites
Replies: 31
Views: 18754

The upper room

Shabbat Shalom! Praise to the Holy Shekinah for revealing this beautiful contemplation! Thank you Tau Malachi for sharing this, it is invoking many thoughts. The first thought that arises is the mystery of the Risen Savior appearing to the Apostles in the upper room, where he comes among them, and s...
by Elder Sarah
Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Queen of Heaven
Replies: 4
Views: 6401

Queen of Heaven

Shalom! In our recent exploration of the Legends of the Bride, specifically at the very end of Cycle 1 it is spoken, “The Angel then said to her, “Yes, Blessed Mother, what you say is true, but until it is time, the Light and Fire cannot be mingled and the Queen of Heaven ought not be brought into a...
by Elder Sarah
Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Prophesy, Apocalypse, and Sacrifice
Replies: 29
Views: 17584

The exchange of Light Transmission

Shalom! Praise be to the Mother Spirit for such a beautiful exchange of teachings! I am intrigued here by the reference to the restriction taken on by Holy Apostles and this in itself being Corbin. If I am hearing correctly, there appears to be an allusion to this restriction happening in the journe...
by Elder Sarah
Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Feast of the Apocalypse: The Woman of Light
Replies: 4
Views: 9813

Feast of the Apocalypse: The Woman of Light

Shalom! In our recent ceremony celebrating the Feast of the Apocalypse, where we focused on the Woman of Light and her Child, I found myself full of awe and wonder of the mysteries, and was inclined to share some of the experience. We hear in Revelations that the Woman of Light gives birth to child ...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Prophesy, Apocalypse, and Sacrifice
Replies: 29
Views: 17584

entering into life

Shabbat Shalom! These most beautiful teachings are stirring a few contemplations I too have been entertaining for quite sometime. Praise be to you, Mother Spirit for such revelations! I am first taken to Saying 36 in the Secret Gospel of Mary, Mary said, “One who clings to the world, clings to a cor...
by Elder Sarah
Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Order of St. Uriel: The Way of Wonderworking
Topic: Carrying Prayer Weapons: A Bundle of Power for the People
Replies: 13
Views: 11798

The power of the Blessed Name

Shalom Tau Malachi! In contemplating what has been beautifully spoken here, along with teachings spoken recently in assembly, a question has come up in which I would be most thankful if more can be shared. It has been pointed out that the Prayer Weapons correspond with the Olamot. We know the pentac...

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