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by Elder Sarah
Sun Jan 08, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Pistis Sophia
Topic: The Angelic Appearance of the Risen Savior
Replies: 12
Views: 15355

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: 12421

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...
by Elder Sarah
Fri Nov 25, 2005 3:30 pm
Forum: Zohar: The Book of Splendor
Topic: The Essential Nature of the Soul
Replies: 11
Views: 12421

Rainbow Body

Greetings All, Thank you Malachi for pointing out the importance of narrowing down ones contemplation. It appears that focused intention, this Kavannah, is the only way to fully contemplate the Mysteries. It reminds of how it is said that as one narrows their focus a sort of expansion takes place. I...
by Elder Sarah
Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:10 pm
Forum: Zohar: The Book of Splendor
Topic: The Essential Nature of the Soul
Replies: 11
Views: 12421

Divine Incarnation

Greetings Tau Malachi, In this most profound contemplation a question arises in regards to exactaly how it is that the Holy One of Being can walk among us in the form of a Divine Incarnation. In the Mechizedek teachings it is said of the Primordal Ground that it is neither bornless or deathless, tha...
by Elder Sarah
Sat Oct 15, 2005 10:43 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Creation = Destruction of the Uncreated
Replies: 6
Views: 5473

Choas and Order

Greetings! In reading these post I am reminded of a certain contemplation that comes in regards to the the motion of involution and evolution, or as you said Izaiah, "the knowledge of good and evil". This contemplation is that of the construction of a new house. If one watches the building of a hous...
by Elder Sarah
Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:57 am
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: Saying 5
Replies: 6
Views: 8355

The New Jeruasalem

Greetings Susan and Penelope, In reading your posts I had to laugh to myself because I came to notice that really we are always newcomers, as you said Penelope, the stumbling block is the fact that we think we are suppose to know something and be somebody when really the truth of ourselves is that w...
by Elder Sarah
Tue Sep 20, 2005 10:06 pm
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: Saying 5
Replies: 6
Views: 8355

Saying 5

Greetings, Upon looking into saying 5 in the Secret Gospel of Mary a few contemplations arose that I wanted to throw out there. In saying 5, "The Companions said to Mary," Tell us about New Jerusalem?" Mary said," It is Wisdom, not of this world, but of the World of Supernal Light. When all of the s...
by Elder Sarah
Sat Sep 17, 2005 7:45 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The Nature of Gnosis
Replies: 13
Views: 9503

Greetings Doug and Brothersmiley, In this contemplation of these two types of knowledge I am reminded of the Sefirah on the Tree of Life called Da'at. Da'at, which is Knowledge, is the hidden Sefirot that lies between Binah, which is Understanding and Hokmah, which is Wisdom. It is said in Tau Malac...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Aug 28, 2005 8:38 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Leviathan & Behemot
Replies: 9
Views: 12041

The Leviathan

Greetings Zeke, It is curious to contemplate that the Sefer Yetzirah is acctually bringing up two Leviathans, the pole serpent and the crooked serpent. The pole serpent seems to bring up the idea of the serpent power uplifted and redeemed, while the crooked or coiled serpent suggest the serpent powe...
by Elder Sarah
Sat Aug 06, 2005 3:32 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Feeling a calling...
Replies: 11
Views: 8296

The Spiritual Path

Greetings Chuck, In contmeplating the question you asked regarding Discipleship a certain teaching came to mind. Masters of the Tradition say that upon first encountering a Holy Tzaddik the Disciple completely restrains oneself while the Tzaddik is all-giving of themselves. From this state of restra...
by Elder Sarah
Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:21 pm
Forum: The Gospel of Truth
Topic: Teacher & Savior
Replies: 7
Views: 10171

Light Transmission

Greetings Ser, The opening of the Gospel of John states that , "In the begginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God: all things were made through him and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life and the life was the ...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Jun 26, 2005 9:24 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: The Holy Tzaddik: The Fifth Element
Replies: 35
Views: 43008

The 3- fold Body

Greetings Malachi and Brother Smiley, In these most interesting posts a contemplation of the three fold Body and it's differerent parts is beginning to formulate of which I might need a litte help to draw it out. First off what really stands out is how you said, Malachi, that a Holy Taddik emanates ...
by Elder Sarah
Thu Jun 16, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Ruach: The Spirit-Wind-Intelligence
Replies: 6
Views: 5003

Greetings Malachi, Thank you for the correction of the teachings that you posted. I understand now that beings incarnate to work on one specific aspect of soul and that in the actual lifetime one is working through these different levels within that aspect, instead of a entire incarnation being dedi...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Jun 12, 2005 8:40 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Ruach: The Spirit-Wind-Intelligence
Replies: 6
Views: 5003

The wedding chamber

Greetings Malachi, In contemplation of Ruach and the different aspects of the soul a question arose regarding the Wedding Chamber and this union of the masculine and femine qualities of the Divine. When you lay out the 25 aspects of the Soul and connect it to the Ari's teaching that in order to ente...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Jun 05, 2005 8:35 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Simply Being: Keter/Katar
Replies: 5
Views: 5214

The Truth of Being

Greetings All, What I'am reminded of in reading these inspiring post is the act of True Being, which seems to "Just Be". I love the pun you pointed out, Malachi- that the word "just" is pointing to the word "Justice", which points the the word, "Rightousness". This reminds of teaching on True Compas...
by Elder Sarah
Sun May 08, 2005 9:15 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: The Ark of the New Covenant: The Holy Mother
Replies: 12
Views: 11820

The Holy Mother

Greetings All on this day of the Mother, Thank you for the wonderful contemplation! What really stands out to me here is the contemplation of the two different sets of the 13 attributes of Mercy that Tau Malachi mentions. The first set, as was said, Tau mentions in the Gnosis of the Cosmic Christ. T...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Apr 24, 2005 9:22 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Mother & Bride, the Holy Shekinah
Replies: 13
Views: 13693

The Bridal Chamber

Greetings Tau Malachi and Brother Phillip, Yes, Malachi your response was in accordance to where my contemplation was going. I wonder if one could contemplate the faces of the Bride as different modes of consciousness, almost like a meter where Eve and Lilitu are the opposite poles and the Bride, Ka...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Apr 17, 2005 9:16 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Mother & Bride, the Holy Shekinah
Replies: 13
Views: 13693

Vav, and the Faces of Shekinah

Greetings Malachi and Phillip, A contemplation arose in the midst of reading these post's and that is one of Vav, this number 6, which we refer to as the Son, and how within the Son we find six of the seven Faces of the Bride. Iam interested in why we refer to the 6, Hesed, Gevurah, Tiphareth, Hod a...
by Elder Sarah
Fri Apr 01, 2005 5:28 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Mental & Vital Being, and the Supramental
Replies: 5
Views: 3863

the pattern that connects

Greetings Malachi and Brothersmiley Thank you for that post Malachi, it is very helpful, yet in a certain way hard to think about in surface conciousness. You are right about the "muddled" perception of these things when aproached from the surface. This leads me to ask what it is that enables us to ...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Feb 13, 2005 9:37 am
Forum: Pistis Sophia
Topic: The Savior & the Twelve Saviors
Replies: 23
Views: 27028

The redemption of Sophia

Greetings All, These wonderful comtemplations leads me to ask a few questions that came up in the disscourse on Wednesday night. Tau Malachi spoke of the eight cycles of initiation in the begginning of the disscourse, Birth, Baptisim, Transfiguration, Crusifixtion, Resurection, Ascention, Union and ...
by Elder Sarah
Fri Jan 28, 2005 5:04 pm
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: saying 17
Replies: 2
Views: 4829

Abundance

Greetings Kat, In your words I am reminded of a saying in the tradition, "the power that binds is the power that liberates." It seems the same power that would cause self-doubt and insecurity is the power that would liberate and free oneself. This seems connected to desire energy and where one direc...
by Elder Sarah
Fri Jan 28, 2005 4:50 pm
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: logion 107
Replies: 5
Views: 7514

The Body of Light

Greetings Tau Malachi, I was wondering if the Radiant Holy Breath is associated with the body of the Human One? If so could it be said that the knowledge of the Power of the Name is connected to the knowledge of the Palace of lights and the Body of the Human One? Such that Yahweh Elohim breathes int...
by Elder Sarah
Sat Jan 15, 2005 5:42 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: What kind of God?
Replies: 18
Views: 14891

good vs.evil

Greetings all! Upon reading all the post on this interesting subject what first comes to mind is the question if evil really exist. In asking if evil exist then I also have to ask if good exist, for the two seem to be polar opposites and the teachings say that for every pair of opposites there is a ...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Dec 26, 2004 7:33 pm
Forum: Zohar: The Book of Splendor
Topic: Tov: An Invocation of Good
Replies: 13
Views: 13705

Greetings All, I really enjoyed reading your discovery Maid Marion! It does appear that the power of Tov, this blessing power is connected to the power of the Name, or Master of the Name. I wonder if this is saying something of a power to reintegrate conciousness. To re-collect so to say. In this re...
by Elder Sarah
Wed Aug 25, 2004 6:46 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The Aeons in Gnosticism
Replies: 15
Views: 9517

Greetings All, In the midst of this contemplation what seems to come up is the idea of potential and an activation of potential. I am wondering if the potential of any Aeon is always there but what might bring an Aeon into activation is humanity activating the potential within humanities self. I am ...
by Elder Sarah
Tue Jun 22, 2004 9:04 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: The Earthly Mother
Replies: 5
Views: 7188

Greetings In regards to this subject the contemplation comes, If we abide continually in the Holy Mother's Womb then are we ever birthed and do we ever die? In abiding in the Womb how does one come to the gate of incarnation? Is this Womb, this threshold, the gate that lies between space/time and th...
by Elder Sarah
Mon May 31, 2004 12:15 pm
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: saying 17
Replies: 2
Views: 4829

saying 17

Mary said, "The Cross is the limit, for it binds the power of the demiergos and satan, which is death. Death has never existed. The Lord showed us this and now we must remember." If one views the Cross as an equal armed Cross with both a vertical and horizontal line and each line reaches into infini...
by Elder Sarah
Sat May 29, 2004 8:57 am
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: 12: Sacred Space
Replies: 4
Views: 6761

Greetings Malachi and Rebekah, In this conversation I am reminded of the Secret Center and the Indweller of Light. It seems as though we literally have to make space within ourselves for the Holy Spirit to move. A ring of fire so to say, this fire protects and gaurds that which is within it and burn...
by Elder Sarah
Fri May 21, 2004 10:35 pm
Forum: Zohar: The Book of Splendor
Topic: The River of Light & Metatron
Replies: 4
Views: 6759

Greetings Malachi, I am hearing in your words that the Bride and Bridegroom only become the Mother and Father after a child has been born. The child reminds of the angrogenous one, or the Self- Beggotten, Self- generating one. The contemplation leads to what it means to be angrogenous. This seems to...
by Elder Sarah
Wed May 19, 2004 7:36 pm
Forum: Zohar: The Book of Splendor
Topic: Acquiring a New Soul
Replies: 9
Views: 10344

Greetings Malachi, What sticks out to me here is how it is said that the "Messiah of David shall not come until ALL the souls of the body are exhausted, referring to the old souls. Only then shall the New Souls come." You wrote about how the "New Souls" pertain to the Eternal Realm. Does this mean t...
by Elder Sarah
Wed May 19, 2004 7:02 pm
Forum: Zohar: The Book of Splendor
Topic: The River of Light & Metatron
Replies: 4
Views: 6759

Greetings Malachi, There appears to be in this verse a play on the union of Mother and Bride. Interesting that it says "The River- Metatron" left Eden, "The Mochin of Aima" to "water the garden" which is said to be "Malkut of the world of Beriyah. This reminds of how it is said that it is the "Sun" ...
by Elder Sarah
Sat May 08, 2004 9:56 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The Prayer Life
Replies: 3
Views: 3394

Greetings Malachi, I have been noticing lately that when the word "Prayer" is mentioned there tends to be a slight adversion arising. The adversion seems connected to what Yeshua is telling his Disiples about not being religous and such with prayer. How does one begin to cultivate a truly authenic p...
by Elder Sarah
Tue May 04, 2004 7:46 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Illusion
Replies: 4
Views: 3827

Greetings All, Cool subject! It does seem that there is a balance with this. There does appear to be a danger in claiming all of this is an illusion in that one would be completely writing off the world. In this claim nothing would seem to matter and there wouldn't be any work to do. At the same tim...
by Elder Sarah
Sat May 01, 2004 9:44 am
Forum: Pistis Sophia
Topic: The Fall of Sophia
Replies: 5
Views: 8962

Greetings Malachi, It has been said that only through the desire to give and to share what has been recieved do beings have Free Will. I wonder how this connects to being able to decern between false lights and True Light? Also in this decernment is one perceiving something of the Truth of things ra...
by Elder Sarah
Sat Apr 17, 2004 6:12 pm
Forum: Pistis Sophia
Topic: The Rite of Baptism & Pistis Sophia
Replies: 5
Views: 9087

Greetings Malachi and Seer, The thirteen cycles of repentence seem connected to the thirteen attributes of mercy. Interesting in the Gates of Light, with regaurds to the thirteen attributes of Mercy, the author brings up the word Mazal. This word in the book is interpreted two ways, one as "Luck" an...
by Elder Sarah
Sat Apr 10, 2004 10:36 am
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: The Bitter Sea
Replies: 0
Views: 1938

The Bitter Sea

Oh, you Great Sea of Choas, you storm cloud rain and wind turbulance and motion beings of force floating on your surface there is nothing but Choas and Void taken this way and that pushed and pulled becoming all of you being consummed and consumming like a puppet on a string like a boat in your madd...
by Elder Sarah
Tue Mar 30, 2004 8:34 pm
Forum: Pistis Sophia
Topic: A Gnostic Gospel
Replies: 7
Views: 10334

Shalom Malachi, Upon contemplating this word combination of Faith- Wisdom I thought to break it down might be a way to penetrate this simple yet complex subject. In the word Faith I think of intuition, knowledge of something moving beyond this reality display, a perception that there is a veil and t...
by Elder Sarah
Mon Mar 29, 2004 12:59 pm
Forum: The Gospel of Truth
Topic: The Proclamation
Replies: 10
Views: 13733

Greetings Malachi, I wonder if when we speak of the Angrogenous One, the whom whom is neither male or female, this self- generating one, are we speaking of one whom arises, exists and returns to this Ain, this gap? I does appear that all that we witness in this reality display is just this, arising,...
by Elder Sarah
Sat Mar 27, 2004 9:01 pm
Forum: The Gospel of Truth
Topic: The Proclamation
Replies: 10
Views: 13733

Greetings, This brings to my mind how Yehsua says, "The Truth shall set you free". It seems it is freedom that is brought to the word death (in hebrew,) when the Aleph is added. In Truth it doesn't seem like anything can be bound up or blocked. Truth seems to imply fluidity. This fluidity appears fi...
by Elder Sarah
Sat Mar 13, 2004 9:20 pm
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: saying 4
Replies: 9
Views: 10482

Greeting everyone, Malachi said, "As much as our soul of light is an expression of the Soul of Adam Kadmon, so also it is an expression of the Soul of the World. We could well contemplate Neshamah and Nefesh as the union of these two Great Souls in us." I am wondering if this union has something to ...
by Elder Sarah
Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:32 pm
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: saying 4
Replies: 9
Views: 10482

Greetings Charlie and Christopher, In all of this wonderful conversation I am reminded of the part in The Zohar, in Bereshith, where the Mother (Elohim) wants to create human beings and the Father replies to this, "Truly it is well that he should be made , but one day he will sin before thee, becaus...
by Elder Sarah
Sun Mar 07, 2004 10:06 am
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: saying 4
Replies: 9
Views: 10482

saying 4

" A woman asked Mary," Are you the one who the Lord loved dearly?" Mary said, "The Lord loved the world, and he gave light and life to the world, so that no longer would anyone have to live in darkness. He loved me as the Soul of the World, so that in embracing me he might embrace the world and upli...
by Elder Sarah
Sat Feb 28, 2004 9:02 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The Aeons in Gnosticism
Replies: 15
Views: 9517

Greetings Malachi and Rebekah, I am wondering how the words Light Transmission and the word Aeon connect? Also I wonder if this "Supernal idea" is similar to how we speak of an archetype? Could it also be similar to how we speak of a Supernal pattern? This reminds me of Supernal form as well and how...
by Elder Sarah
Tue Feb 24, 2004 8:54 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Male/Female Relationship in the Dualistic Realm
Replies: 28
Views: 26737

Hi Al, What you are speaking of seems to deal with the redemption of Sophia, the acceptance of true womanhood. As of yet humanity has not fully accepted the Christos in a womans form, hence humanity has not fully accepted the feminine. I would agree with you that there is something deeply ingrained ...
by Elder Sarah
Sat Feb 21, 2004 8:12 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Mirror like nature
Replies: 0
Views: 1925

Mirror like nature

in looking at the mirror is it the mirror one sees or is it the reflection in looking at the reflection does one see the mirror? can one truly see the mirror? and can one put truth to the reflection? in looking at the mirror does one see the reflection? when seeing the reflection can one be the mirr...
by Elder Sarah
Tue Feb 17, 2004 9:12 pm
Forum: Gospel of St. Thomas
Topic: Saying 47
Replies: 18
Views: 19583

Greetings, This question of whether human nature is so different today than it was 2000 years ago is an interesting one! What comes up for me is how it seems that Yeshua planted a seed 2000 years ago and we still labor for the harvesting of this seed. Time gets real funny in this contemplation. It s...
by Elder Sarah
Mon Feb 09, 2004 7:05 pm
Forum: Gospel of St. Thomas
Topic: Saying 47
Replies: 18
Views: 19583

Greetings Evam, Being a student of an authentic Wisdom Tradition I must comment on your thoughts. In Ecclesiastes it is said that there is nothing new under the sun. This "Nothing New" seems to speak of how everything comes from something, something does not come from nothing. All of the human exper...
by Elder Sarah
Mon Feb 09, 2004 6:25 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: darkness
Replies: 12
Views: 9909

Greetings, Interesting question Coop! What it makes me think of is how it seems in the light there is no attachment or adversion. Nothing can attach to light. Such that where is a shadow if light is cast? Only in darkness can something attach and only in darkness can we be adverse. Light is not this...
by Elder Sarah
Fri Dec 26, 2003 5:25 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: A Contemplation of the Upper & Lower Shekinah
Replies: 9
Views: 10541

Tof Soulhe Soul and the transmigration

Greetings Malachi and Christopher, What is coming to mind in this discusion of the Upper and the Lower Shekinah is the Soul and the transmigration of Soul. I am wondering if one could contemplate this in thinking of this life time or incarnation as being connected to the Lower Shekinah and the acctu...
by Elder Sarah
Sat Dec 13, 2003 9:19 pm
Forum: Gematria: The Play of Holy Letters & Numbers
Topic: The Name that equals 32
Replies: 10
Views: 13356

Greetings Malachi, This is definatly an interesting contemplation. What comes to mind is how it seems that something of Keter and Hokmah (seeds of light) make up the essence of the Emanations and the Netivot. This essence seems to be the Word, but the Word can only be carried by way of Wisdom. It se...

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