The story of the Immaculate Conception and Virgin Birth speaks the mystery of Pure Emanation – Lord Yeshua did not walk with his feet on the ground.
Yeshua, the man, was born of Joseph and Mary, but the Living Yeshua, the Christ, is born of the Virgin Mother – the karmic body of incarnation is transformed by Christ and the Holy Spirit into a Body of Pure Emanation. The Holy Spirit is the Mother Spirit, and she is the Virgin who receives the Light Seed of the Living Father and gives birth to the Sun of God, the One Anointed with Supernal Light. How does this come to pass? In Lord Yeshua we see the incarnation of a soul of a very high grade, one that was realized in a previous incarnation in the life-waves of another world and that was able to incarnate in the human life-wave on earth to heal the sin of Adam and to restore the original blessing (an incarnation of Pure Love and Compassion). What was the sin of Adam? Eating of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil before eating of the fruit of the Tree of Life he turned away from the Supernal Presence of God and directed the energy of his soul into materiality – he turned from pure spirituality to materiality, and thus the Body of Light became a body of flesh and blood. This sin is healed in Lord Yeshua, for becoming flesh and blood, and living and moving among us, he turned from materiality to pure spirituality, transforming his body into Light and Fire – the Supernal Body of Light. Thus, he became the Bread of Heaven and Wine of Supernal Grace – the fruit of the Tree of Life.
Egypt is the material world and Pharaoh is the Demiurge, Yaldabaot and his shadow, Satan (the hard heart of Pharaoh). Joseph and the children of Israel rehearsed the sin of Adam, for going down into materiality they became intoxicated and bound to materiality – according to the Torah their bondage was 400 years, representing the degradation of the Light Transmission from Keter of Keter at the level of Atzilut to Malkut of Malkut at the level of Asiyah. It is said that Joseph became a ruler in Egypt – hence a wealthy and powerful man possessed by an Archon. Intoxicated with materiality, Joseph and the children of Israel could not rise up to depart from Egypt, the Dominion of the Demiurge and Archons (they were too drunk!).
Consider Noah’s sin when he returned to “dry land” – materiality. He became intoxicated – he fell to this weakness of the bitter wine of materiality, and this karmic continuum of drunkenness continued through the patriarchs and prophets. Look and see these wealthy men! Of the wealthy Lord Yeshua said, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle then for a wealthy man to enter into the kingdom of heaven” – the Light Kingdom.
Lord Yeshua is called a Nazarene, as was the Prophet of the Gospel, John the Baptist, for they drank the wine of Supernal Grace but did not drink the wine of materiality and become drunk on it. This wine of Supernal Grace is the fine wine of the Wedding Feast that is saved to be served last – the Supernal Light stored up for the Tzaddikim (the Righteous) who seek pure spirituality.
The name of the earthly father of Yeshua is Joseph, the name sake of the patriarch who led the children of Israel into their complete bondage in Egypt. Thus, becoming the Messiah, the One Anointed with the Supernal Light of God, he became the tikkune of the sin of Joseph, the sin of Noah, the sin of Adam; thus, he became the tikkune of the world and the tikkune of the World of the Sefirot. How do we know the nature of this sin? Just look at the sign of the old covenant – the removal of the foreskin of klippot from the member of desire!
Indeed, we may say that Joseph was compelled by the Demiurge and Archons, and by the Lower Aeons – he was a man of his time, dominated by the presiding Aeon and its impurities. And so it was of the patriarchs/matriarchs and the prophets – they were peoples of their time, dominated by the presiding Aeons, and tainted with the corruption of the Demiurge (Ignorance) and Archons (Negativity). How often did the children of Israel run after strange gods and goddesses – the Archons that rule the world? Even the highest attainment of the old covenant – Cosmic Consciousness, retained something of the taint of the Demiurge (dualism), for it is the peak of the mental consciousness and the mental consciousness is inherently dualistic even in its highest peak. Thus, the patriarchs and prophets, though seeking spirituality still remained admixed, if only having the most subtle and sublime taint of dualism in consciousness – therefore, though receiving the Divine Revelation, they remained bound by the Law, the play of Cause and Effect.
It has been said by the masters of the Tradition that Enoch, Melchizedek and Elijah were Pure Emanation, but that the Inmost Essential Light Transmission could not be imparted and received until the taint of the Demiurge was completely removed – hence, until the mystery of the Crucifixion and Resurrection was enacted in the material dimension. Through this holy sacrifice the power of the Demiurge was crucified – hence brought to cessation.
Here we may speak the Wisdom of Pure Emanation – it is the Wisdom of Emptiness, which is Divine Fullness (the Pleroma of Light). If, in the inmost part of my soul, I am Pure Emanation, then the Self is No Self and I am not the doer, but rather all action is the activity of Pure Being – all is Pure Emanation. Thus, Lord Yeshua teaches us, saying, “I do nothing of myself, but I do what I see my Father doing,” and also, “He who has seen me has seen the Father.” In this light we may contemplate the “I Am statements” of the Lord, for they are utterances of Pure Being arising from the ground of Primordial Wisdom – the Virgin Mother of Christ.
Recognizing the Indweller of Light in us, and seeking pure spirituality – cleaving to the Risen Christ, we are set upon the Path of the Great Resurrection and Ascension, the True Exodus from Egypt. The Light-indweller truly is the Way, Truth and Life Divine!
We may say all who recognize and realize the Indweller of Light, and who reintegrate this Light-presence into the Light-continuum, are “born of the Holy Virgin”; for they are the Emanation of Pure Being, the Emanation of Clear Light Bliss. The appearance of these Tzaddikim (Apostles) is the Holy Bride – like a rainbow in the sky, they appear and disappear, Pure Emanation.
Who is the Virgin Mother? She is Mother Clear Light, pure Spirit-Space, from which arise the pure Elements of Consciousness that constitute the Spiritual Body of the Risen Christ; hence the Threefold Body of Melchizedek.
If you wish to meditate upon this, read and contemplate the Image of the Ascension – Acts 1:6-11. What does it mean to be lifted up and taken out of sight by a cloud, or to return in the same way – like a rainbow in the sky?
We may say, the Father is the True Light, the Mother is the Spiritual Sky, and the Son is the Rainbow Body in the Sky, the Image of the Father that appears – the Light, the Sky and the Rainbow are the Holy One. This is the inmost secret teaching of the Shema, which we may call the Mother’s Heart-song; the song of the Woman of Light whose Holy Child is taken up in Divine Rapture (Yah, Yod-He).
There is something to be said about the Mother, for she is the Virgin of Light who is above the Aeons and above the Dominion of the Demiurge and Archons; yet, as the Daughter, the Holy Bride, she is in everything and everyone below – the Entirety or Great Matrix. All is the Great Mother, above and below, within and without – and all is, in essence, Rainbow Glory.
Here we are speaking the essence of Christian Gnosticism – the essence of the Gnostic Gospel. Praise Yah! Praise the Lord of the Rainbow!
May we be blessed to acquire the Gnosis of Mother Sophia, the Virgin of Light, amen.
Blessings & shalom!
Ecclesia Pistis Sophia