Flowers and Birds, Spirits and Souls

“Our souls are like tender flowers at the mercy of the winds of Destiny. They tremble in the morning breeze, and bend their heads under the falling dews of heaven. “The song of the bird awakens Man from his slumber, and invites him to join in the psalms of glory to Eternal Wisdom that has…

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Personal Redemption, Myths and Allegory

“Long periods of probation were imposed, so that he knowledge of how to become as the gods might remain the sole possession of the worthy. Lest that knowledge be lost, however, it was concealed in allegories and myths which were meaningless to the profane but self-evident to those acquainted with that theory of personal redemption….

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Ezekiel’s Chariot and the Cherubim

“The blessed prophet Ezekiel relates a glorious and inspiring vision or apparition which he saw, and his description is that of a vision full of mystery unspeakable. He saw in the plain a chariot of Cherubim, four spiritual living creatures. Each living creature had four faces, one the face of a lion, another the face…

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Allegorical Genesis with Adam and Eve

“To understand their reasoning, we should need to understand that those who wrote the Nag Hammadi scriptures were probably aware that Genesis was not a historical document but was, in fact, a myth. Today, in more prosaic terms, we would call Adam and Eve the personalizations of two principles. Adam was the personalization of the…

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