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by Elder Sarah
Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: The Gospel of St. Philip
Topic: passage 11, "Forces"
Replies: 4
Views: 4935

Shalom

Shalom Sisters! May Shalom in the breath of the Risen Savior be received! Something you say Penelope really stirs much thought, this is “What if we clutch at worry, angst, grief, sorrow in the mistaken belief that they have more value than peace” Here I consider how it is we seem to like bad news mo...
by Elder Sarah
Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: The Gospel of St. Philip
Topic: passage 11, "Forces"
Replies: 4
Views: 4935

passage 11, "Forces"

Shalom!, May the Light of Awareness being lucidity to the play of energy going on all of the time! The following came up in reading this beautiful passage in Phillip Passage 11: “There are forces that don’t want us to be saved. They act for their own sake…. If we are saved there will be no sacrifice...
by Elder Sarah
Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Speaking Our Gospel
Replies: 6
Views: 4427

True Perfection

Shalom! What you have brought up Brother Phillip is a vast klippot that haunts many. I certainly have and continue to see this in myself, and continuously ask, why so much insecurity and doubt? Something you say strikes me most profoundly, “But the perfection of my realization and my knowledge of th...
by Elder Sarah
Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Gematria: The Play of Holy Letters & Numbers
Topic: Mothering qualities expressed by the letter Mem
Replies: 7
Views: 6086

The womb of the mother

Shalom Martina, May the wonder of Miriam’s Well be revealed to those who might receive! In the contemplation of Mem much comes up in what you have said. Mem being water is very motherly like the womb by which through a watery substance life comes into being. Water itself has motherly qualities. Wate...
by Elder Sarah
Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Natural Prayer
Replies: 5
Views: 4003

the day of rest

Shalom! May the prayers of the Holy Shekinah be heard in heaven and upon the face of this earth! I am enjoying your insights here my Dear Brother. Much is stirring in the realm of the contemplation you bring up. I too have been gaining a new understanding of prayer and the life of prayer. What comes...
by Elder Sarah
Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Isaiah 44
Replies: 8
Views: 4900

Something from Nothing

Shalom! What beautiful contemplations indeed! After returning from a wonderful journey in Spirit, I am very much enjoying all the ideas put forth here in this dialog. The idea of newness is something that has very much been filling the heart and mind as of late. In what you bring up Brother Phillip,...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Replies: 10
Views: 10969

Desire to give and receive

Shalom Simplicity! May the Light of the true cross shine brightly so as to remind of our true will to give and receive! As I read your post a couple things come up. As a woman, indeed the “curse” set on Eve is hard to take in. I watch as I read it, it stirs something inside that creates much rebelli...
by Elder Sarah
Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: Earth Sophia: Stones, Plants & Animal People
Topic: Mystical Powers of Plants, Herbs and Trees
Replies: 1
Views: 3421

breath of plants

Greetings Brother Phillip, Curious contemplation! What first comes to mind in the flow of what you have mentioned is the idea that plants really are the basis of our survival here. We have risen because of this very precious life form and in this way we cannot separate out our relationship with thes...
by Elder Sarah
Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Earth Sophia: Stones, Plants & Animal People
Topic: seeking a vision
Replies: 7
Views: 6024

Making Space

Greetings Brooke and Juni, I really enjoy what you are both bringing up here. Remembering this key you bring up Brooke that growth comes from making space for the Shekinah to move in our lives is essencial. I am reminded of the land and the garden space.....if space is not first made then what is pl...
by Elder Sarah
Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Earth Sophia: Stones, Plants & Animal People
Topic: seeking a vision
Replies: 7
Views: 6024

the choice to grow

Shalom! Indeed Sister Brooke growth is not always easy! I recall a bumper sticker I saw recently, it said, "Change happens, growth is a choice". This bumper sticker spoke a profound truth. We hear often the message, "change is the only constant". In other words, the only thing th...
by Elder Sarah
Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Earth Sophia: Stones, Plants & Animal People
Topic: seeking a vision
Replies: 7
Views: 6024

seeking a vision

Shalom! The other day, while standing, looking out over the land, over last years vegetable garden and the fruit trees encompasses by it, many contemplations surfaced in regards to the lands natural rhythm and how this rhythm accords with our Traditions Solar Feasts. We have just exited the Feast of...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Sun of the Alien God
Replies: 6
Views: 4789

The Serpent Cross

Greetings! When considering the contemplation regarding the God of the Old Testament being the demiurgos, what is noticed primarily is how concept shattering this idea really is. If we look into the creation story found in Genesis with this in mind we find an entirely different story. First, it is s...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Free Will and Fate in Astrology
Replies: 14
Views: 10150

Free Will

Shalom Martina, The subject on how astrology and the Kabbalah interact is very intriguing indeed! It seems, in away that the Tree of Life is a depiction of this interaction. If we look into the Tree itself we can see how it is that the law (astrology) plays out through the Olamot and Sephirot, this ...
by Elder Sarah
Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: Earth Sophia: Stones, Plants & Animal People
Topic: Scents, Stones and Sacred Herbs?
Replies: 2
Views: 4445

Plant and Stone People

Greetings Jeff, As you know the study of Kabbalah is vast and therefore all the possible attributes are many. I know that within the Tradition we use different incenses according to the sort of working we are intending. I am not familiar enough to list the correspondences, although it does seem when...
by Elder Sarah
Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: The Soul of Light
Replies: 1
Views: 2918

The Soul of Light

Greetings! Upon recent contemplations regarding the five aspects of the Soul a few questions have arisen. We learn that we can attribute these aspects of soul to the tetragrammaton in the following way- the tip of the Yod with Yechidah, the Yod with Hayyah, the upper Heh with Neshamah, the Vav with ...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: Earth Sophia: Stones, Plants & Animal People
Topic: Trees and the Tree of Life
Replies: 15
Views: 12017

Cleaving to the Tree of Life

Greetings! In the tread of contemplation you have presented here Malachi, a certain section in Gates of Light came up- This section is in regards to Tiferet and quotes Proverbs 3:18 “It is a Tree of life for those who hold fast to it.” “You see, it is called the “tree of life”, just as we have expla...
by Elder Sarah
Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: Earth Sophia: Stones, Plants & Animal People
Topic: Trees and the Tree of Life
Replies: 15
Views: 12017

Tree of life

Greetings! The connection between trees and the symbolism in Kabbalah arising as the Tree of Life reminds of the following passage found in the Zohar (1:35a): Rabbi Abba said, “It is written: the tree of life in the middle of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. The tree of life- ...
by Elder Sarah
Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Earth Sophia: Stones, Plants & Animal People
Topic: Aloe
Replies: 7
Views: 8009

mystery of aloe

Greetings MaoShan, Thank you for sharing your experience with the herb Aloe. I was not aware of the duel aspect within the actual plant. This apparent duel function definately parallels the contemplation! I also enjoy the similarity to cactus you bring up, and it’s spiky defense system. It sounds as...
by Elder Sarah
Sat Mar 29, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: Earth Sophia: Stones, Plants & Animal People
Topic: Aloe
Replies: 7
Views: 8009

Aloe

Greetings! The herb Aloe is widely known in the plant world. This fleshy, jelly like herb is noted to heal multiple skin ailments like burns, scalds, scraps and sunburns. This herb also serves as a laxative and can assist in the healing of a wide variety of infections. This herb is also widely used ...
by Elder Sarah
Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Earth Sophia: Stones, Plants & Animal People
Topic: Dog People
Replies: 10
Views: 8634

Gifts of Great Spirit

Greetings Susan, Dog people are indeed humankind’s best friends! They have been breed through hundreds of years to become a constant companion, to become any kind of companion we are in need of. Of these include, herding breeds, hunting, guarding, working ect… These are amazing creatures if you real...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Earth Sophia: Stones, Plants & Animal People
Topic: Wisdom of the Stone People
Replies: 3
Views: 5000

Bones of the Earth

Shabbat Shalom! Indeed it appears stone people are the bones of the earth, they hold and retain all that the earth has been. When we go out into nature and surround ourselves with stone people we can feel a grounded, steady, low vibration. This vibration almost humms in its consistency. One feels nu...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:53 am
Forum: Earth Sophia: Stones, Plants & Animal People
Topic: Earthly Angels
Replies: 23
Views: 16670

The Blue Haron

Greetings Shannon, In Ted Andrews book, Animal Speak, he says of the Heron that this is one of “aggressive self-determination and self reliance.” I have found this book helpful when coming across different medicines, different Angels of our Earthly Mother. I don’t take everything being said too seri...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Earth Sophia: Stones, Plants & Animal People
Topic: Earthly Angels
Replies: 23
Views: 16670

Places of Power

Greetings! It is great to hear all these experiences happening within Ma, these experiences you all have shared kindle Faith and remind of the Grace of the Holy One of Being moving with in and behind all that transpires- blessed be the Holy One! The idea of Land configurations and specific locations...
by Elder Sarah
Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Earth Sophia: Stones, Plants & Animal People
Topic: Earthly Angels
Replies: 23
Views: 16670

The Angels of stones, plants and animal people

Greetings Brooke, Earthly Angels or Angels of Our Earthly Mother is a term used in the tradition to describe Angels we might come in contact with that appear in an Earthly form. Just as Our Heavenly Father has Angels so too does our Earthly Mother. One could say Angels are Beings/ Forces that act as...
by Elder Sarah
Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: Earth Sophia: Stones, Plants & Animal People
Topic: Angels of our Earthly Mother
Replies: 4
Views: 7369

Angels of our Earthly Mother

Greetings! This forum is dedicated in honor of the Holy Mother and all the Blessings that flow forth from her. Abiding in her Sanctuary of Grace, in Awe and Wonder of her Glory! This space is for the discussion of our interaction and exchange with stone people, plant people and animal people. We are...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Holy Shekinah: The Divine Feminine
Replies: 15
Views: 9841

The One and Many

Greetings! These teachings on Shekinah Consort express a very subtle mystery on the nature of reality and it’s arising. Thank You Tau Malachi! What comes to mind upon exploring these teachings is the book of Ecclesiastes, specifically chapter 3: “For everything there is a season, and a time for ever...
by Elder Sarah
Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: John 8:45-46 Avraham Saw My Day
Replies: 2
Views: 3872

The Eternal Day

Shalom Yehochanan, Beautiful contemplation! If we look into the experience of the Prophets we can see hints of an experience akin to the experience of Yeshua, at least a certain gradation of Yeshua's experience. In looking into the story of Abraham there are a few key points that stand out in regard...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Isaiah 45:23 - The Righteous Word
Replies: 9
Views: 7071

Broad Places

Greetings All, "Wisdom crying aloud in the street, her voice utters in the broad places" (PROV 1:20). And, "From my mouth has gone fourht in rightousness a word that shall not return." For the word to "not return" there must be full receptivity. Daughter Sophia fully gi...
by Elder Sarah
Sun May 27, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Isaiah 45:23 - The Righteous Word
Replies: 9
Views: 7071

A New Law

Greetings Malachi, What first comes to mind in the read of this most subtle mystery is the play of Keter and Daat as spoken of in Gnosis of the Cosmic Christ. The teaching expresses how when Keter is turned toward Ain Sof, Daat appears and when Keter looks away from Ain Sof, down toward the tree Daa...
by Elder Sarah
Sat May 19, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: Sefer Yetzirah: Book of Formation
Topic: The Golem & the Messiah
Replies: 13
Views: 16516

End of Days

Greetings Brother Michael, What stands out in this contemplation is the part in this verse from Thomas that says, "In the days when you consumed what is dead, you made it what is alive." What is hinted at here is the idea, you have to get in to get out. You have to be in the midst of the d...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: The Serpent
Replies: 5
Views: 8784

The Serpent and Messiah

Greetings Renee, The Sophian View of the Serpent is quite enigmatic. In Hebrew the word for serpent is Nechash, which has the same numerical value of the word Messiah. In the Hebrew language if two words have the same numerical value then it is revealed is that the two words share the same energy. W...
by Elder Sarah
Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: The Book of Revelation
Replies: 14
Views: 10997

Greetings Peter, One could take this contemplation a number of ways, this is the way that first comes to mind when reading your post. The number 144,000 can be arrived at by way of multiplying twelve times twelve. The number twelve represents the wholeness of the Human One. It is twelve zodiacal sig...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge
Replies: 5
Views: 5019

The two trees as one

Greetings Jordan, delightful contemplation! quite mysterious I might add. Indeed it would appear that the two trees are acctually one. The question becomes, can we know the Tree of Life without first knowing the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil? Can there be a hero without a villian? I am reminded...
by Elder Sarah
Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: Gospel of St. Thomas
Topic: Our Innate Need to Worship
Replies: 16
Views: 15627

exchange of sparks

Greetings Kat and Brooke, What comes to mind in this beautiful contemplation is the verse in John that says: “He breathed on them and said to them, “receive the Holy Spirit, if you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” (John 20:22) If we ...
by Elder Sarah
Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Sefirot and Olamot
Replies: 3
Views: 4079

Dance of the Sefirot

Greetings , At times in Sophian Gnosticism we must return to the answer of, “and both”. If we can resolve to the “and both” solution in any contemplation then we are dancing in the realm of contradiction which entertains many truths at one time, this is the play. It appears both of your statements a...
by Elder Sarah
Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:27 pm
Forum: Zohar: The Book of Splendor
Topic: Zohar Unabridged, Vayechi 190-194
Replies: 7
Views: 9171

Birthing Truth

Greetings Shirah, Upon reading your post and the passages you listed from Zohar, a few ideas came to mind. First, it must be said that it is important to always look deeper into the inner meaning of the Zohar, as from the surface the content can often times seem rather archaic and patriarchal. You a...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:53 am
Forum: Pistis Sophia
Topic: First Mystery & First Commandment
Replies: 13
Views: 14674

Fulfillment of the Law

Greetings Tau Malachi, In the first cycle of this contemplation you mentioned that the First Mystery contains countless cosmic cycles or countless universes while the First Commandment contains the entire cosmic cycle, the metadimensional universe of our existence. In this last post you mentioned th...
by Elder Sarah
Sat Dec 09, 2006 10:54 am
Forum: Pistis Sophia
Topic: First Mystery & First Commandment
Replies: 13
Views: 14674

Coming from the Light Continuum and never leaving

Greetings all, Wonderful Contemplation! In reading this I was drawn to the statement in the first book of Pistis Sophia that says, "And he had not told his disciples: "I have gone fourth out of such and such regions until I entered into that Mystery, and until I went forth out of it" ...
by Elder Sarah
Sat Sep 30, 2006 9:33 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Image of Enlightened Womanhood - Enlightened Humanity
Replies: 46
Views: 58628

The Many Faces of the Bride

Greetings All, In the midst of the play I am reminded of the teachings that one must know Sophia Nigrans in order to come to know Sophia Stellarum, for it is only if we are willing to completely disolve into and as the True Light, do we come to Perfect Peace. Sophia Nigrans embodies all our fears, c...
by Elder Sarah
Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:27 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: The Divine Names; All in the Name of Love
Replies: 5
Views: 4936

Love in the NAME

Greetings Leslie, I really enjoyed your post regarding the Divine Names and the experience of love. In your contemplation I am drawn to the word, "LEV" in Hebrew, which means Heart. The curious thing about this word is that it has the numerical value of 32, as it is spelled with a Lamed an...
by Elder Sarah
Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:17 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Image of Enlightened Womanhood - Enlightened Humanity
Replies: 46
Views: 58628

The cycle

Shalom everyone, This is a beautiful question you are asking Renee! I have definitely asked this one before as I am sure many women have. It seems with questions such as these we have to look at how we work and at how certain things effect us. Such that you said Susan, this is a matter of individual...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Aug 20, 2006 7:08 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Image of Enlightened Womanhood - Enlightened Humanity
Replies: 46
Views: 58628

moon cycle

Greetings All, Thank You Tau Malachi for sharing that amazing practice! I look forward to experimenting with it. The interaction of a women’s menstrual cycle and her Spiritual continuum has always intrigued me. I have found over the years that the more and more I take up the Spiritual life and livin...
by Elder Sarah
Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:14 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The Entirety: Realms of Sentient Existence
Replies: 11
Views: 8317

The Bride in Exile

Greetings Tau Malachi, In this question asked about the Woman of Light and the anointing of the world I am drawn to something mentioned earlier in your post, this being that of the descent and ascent that happens with the Child she births and her exile to the wilderness. I am drawn in this contempla...
by Elder Sarah
Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:59 pm
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: saying 3
Replies: 2
Views: 6275

saying 3

Greetings! Saying 3: Mary said, “This world is a cemetery. It is filled with corpses. For this reason, the Lord set the world on fire so that the dead might awaken and spirits might be set free. And now the fire burns, and we tend it so that it might burn brightly, and we dance within the fire, for ...
by Elder Sarah
Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The Entirety: Realms of Sentient Existence
Replies: 11
Views: 8317

The Woman of Light

Greetings Brother Michael, I Love what you are presenting here, interesting contemplation. Upon reading your post I was drawn upon a particular teaching that seems to follows a similar train of thought. In the Tradition it has been said that the books of the Gospel of John and Revelations can be par...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:05 am
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: saying 2
Replies: 4
Views: 7036

saying 2

Greetings! Saying 2- Mary was speaking to her companions, and she said, “There is glory of glory, and glory of light, and there is the True Light. Seek, therefore, the essence of the True Light, which is beyond all, and you shall know the Truth of Light.” In this saying Mary appears to be speaking o...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Apr 02, 2006 11:40 pm
Forum: Gospel of St. Thomas
Topic: Saying 11
Replies: 11
Views: 14004

saying 11

Greetings All, Upon contemplating this saying what first comes to mind is what Yeshua says in the Gospel of Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have not come to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one lette...
by Elder Sarah
Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:02 pm
Forum: Pistis Sophia
Topic: The Angelic Appearance of the Risen Savior
Replies: 12
Views: 15172

The True Light

Greetings Christine! I appreciate your comment on not completely recognizing your face as you look in the mirror and being ok with this. The story of Pistis Sophia is a story of just this, a disolution of attachment to name and form and a reintegration of the True Light, the Light that we are into t...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Jan 08, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Pistis Sophia
Topic: The Angelic Appearance of the Risen Savior
Replies: 12
Views: 15172

The Womb of the Holy Mother

Greetings, Praise be to the Holy Mother and Praise be to those birthed through her! Upon reading these most illuminating posts a few questions arise in regards to the story of the Pistis Sophia and the Light Vestments. In the part where the Savior emanates as Gabriel to the Holy Mother it is said th...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Nov 27, 2005 10:01 am
Forum: Zohar: The Book of Splendor
Topic: The Essential Nature of the Soul
Replies: 11
Views: 12320

Rainbow Body

Greetings Tau Malachi, Thank you for your detailed and profound response, it leads to many, many more questions. First of all it really does bring one to the contemplation of the Taddik as the fifth element. The question that arises with this is kind of a contradiction as it appears then that the Ta...

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