Since Tuesday night's chat, I have been contemplating this verse from the Gospel of Phillip:
Do not despise the Lamb for without the Lamb you cannot see the door.
What has been most curious is the difference between Yeshua as the Pascal Lamb sacrifice and we too as the Lamb. I found myself stuck in dualistic thinking on this, until I read this in verse 60 of The Gnostic Gospel of St. Thomas:
They saw a Samaritan carrying a lamb on his way to Judea. He said to his disciples, "That man is round about the man."
They said to him, "So that he may kill it and eat it."
He said to them, "While it is alive, he will not eat it, but only when he has killed it and it has become a corpse."
They said to him, "He cannot do so otherwise."
He said to them, "You too, look for a place for yourselves within Repose, lest you become a corpse and be eaten."
In his commentary, Tau Malachi says this:
When we sojourn on the path with a worldly mind serving only our own worldly interests, will it result in anything less than the killing and devouring of our spiritual nature" Will it not kill the Lamb of God, the Christ-Spirit in us? Yes!
Also found was a post on the Pascal Lamb, where Tau Malachi had this to say:
Yeshua Messiah makes himself the Pascal Lamb for the Great Exodus from the Entirety, the dominion of the demiurge and archons, the Body and Blood of the Messiah becoming the empowerment of the Great Resurrection and Ascension, the Great Liberation. Thus, we read in the Gospel of Philip: “Do not despise the lamb, for by it you see the door” – the exit from the Entirety, the gate into the Light Realm (the “kingdom of God).
And this, spoken to Cain, from Genesis:
7 If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.
Is the 'you' that sin or ignorance desires in Cain the Lamb or the Christ-Spirit in him? The door being the exit from the Entirety, the gate into the Light Realm? This being the same for all of creation, and in Repose, seeking the Light Center within, there in Unity as One Lamb, we find the Ransom, the Pascal Sacrifice made by Yeshua's blood, so that we as the Lamb, the Christ-Spirit, may find and pass through the doorway into the Supernal Kingdom?
Can it be said then that as Ransom, Yeshua, the Pascal Lamb, was offered at the doorway to the worldly Powers of Ignorance, so that we as the Lamb, the Christ-Presence, might pass through. In reality, it is the Christ-Presence sacrificing itself for the Christ-Presence, 'we' being the sacrifice to the worldly powers so that 'we' will not be devoured by them?
This brings to mind the cross, and the ascending and descending powers.
Is the descending power the sacrifice, so that the ascending power might pass through the gateway?