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Jeu: The Great Angel of the Risen Savior

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 1:44 pm
by Tau Malachi
As one studies and contemplates Pistis Sophia one encounters here and there mention of the Archangel Jeu or Yew, depending upon the translator. In the Coptic Gnostic Sophia tradition there is an extension of the Pistis Sophia called the Books of Jeu. Essentially, Jeu is the Great Angel of the Risen Savior who is called Hua in our tradition, one depiction of which appears at the outset of the Book of Revelation.

According to the tradition of Sophian Gnosticism, Hua is the archangelic emanation of Adam Kadmon, the Primordial Human Being, and is said to be both Male and Female, hence the union of Metatron and Sandalphon - the archangels of Keter (Crown - Divine Will) and Malkut (Divine Kingdom) on the Tree of Life.

To gain some sense of what the archangelic emanation of Adam Kadmon might mean we can consider basic teachings about Adam Kadmon. According to the Kabbalah, Adam Kadmon is the first Olam-Universe of primordial Sefirot that emanation from Or Ain Sof (the Light of the Infinite). The Olamot-Universes that follow, Atzilut, Beriyah, Yetzirah and Asiyah, all emanate from Adam Kadmon, and are akin to a Body and Garments of the Primordial Human Being; thus, in essence, the whole of creation, from the Pleroma of Light to the entirety, is the Body of Adam Kadmon. The archangelic emanation of Adam Kadom would represent this "Divine Body" at the level of Beriyah-Creation, which is the World of Archangels and Cosmic Forces. If the Body of Adam Kadmon at the level of Asiyah is the entire material universe, we can only wonder at the true Image of Hua or Jeu, which encompasses all archangelic and cosmic forces!

This is what the Great Angel Jeu is, what the Great Angel of the Risen Savior is, according to the Pistis Sophia.

Hua is the Glory of the Light-emanations of Atzilut appearing at the level of Beriyah, and when it is said that Hua is the "union of Sandalphon and Metatron" it points to a mystery of the Soul of the Messiah. Metatron is the archangelic manifestation of the Ruach Ha-Enoch, the Spirit of the Initiates, and Sandalphon is the archangelic manifestation of Ruach Ha-Elijah, the Spirit of the Prophets. The union of the Spirit of the Initiates and Spirit of the Prophets is said to be the Spirit of the Messiah, which is the Light-presence of the True Apostolic Succession.

In another secret book this same archangel is also called the Archangel of Melchizedek, or the Great Angel of the Order of Mechizedek - the "Guardian Angel of the Primordial Tradition."

Obviously, exactly what Jeu or Hua is cannot be thought by our mental consciousness, let alone spoken, but these ideas may point to a contemplation through which some insights might be gained - if nothing else, at least it points to some sense of the vast presence and power indicated by this name. Although we cannot experience Hua directly through our mental consciousness, we can experience Hua in states of supramental consciousness; thus, Hua becomes part of our experience as the inner cycles of the Light-transmission occur.

Blessings & shalom!

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:56 am
by Sar Ormus
Dear Brother Tau Malachi,

can you point where we can find this book " Coptic Gnostic Sophia tradition there is an extension of the Pistis Sophia called the Books of Jeu",and also another book you mentioned which speak about Archangel of Metatron?

Many Blessings and Shalom
Tau Iohannes

secret books

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:16 am
by Marion
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 Shalom!



Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:58 pm
by Tau Malachi

The Book of Jeu might be found online through some research, perhaps - it is a classical Gnostic text, which at present, I believe, is out of print. As for the Hebrew Book of Enoch, or what has been called 3 Enoch, which speaks a great deal about Metatron, perhaps it too can be found online these days - I don't know, the copy I have was specially made for me years ago. Perhaps the resource is still available though - do a search for "Chthonios Books," it may be that Steve is still making them and you can acquire a copy.

Blessings & shalom!