Godhead and the Enlightened Man

“The most high nature of the Godhead may thus be perceived and beheld: how it is Simplicity and Oneness, inaccessible Height, and bottomless Depth, incomprehensible Breadth and eternal Length. … And many other marvels may be seen in the abysmal sea of the Godhead; and though, because of the grossness of the senses to which…

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Ahura-Mazda and Persian Gnosticism

“According to the Persians, there coexisted in eternity two principles. The first of these, Ahura-Mazda, or Ormuzd was the Spirit of Good. From Ormuzd came forth a number of hierarchies of good and beautiful spirits (angels and archangels). The second of these eternally existing principles was called Ahriman. He was also a pure beautiful spirit, but…

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Begotten Twice in a World of Duality

“This is He who was begotten from the Godhead according to His nature, and from manhood not after His nature, and from baptism not after His custom; that we might be begotten from manhood according to our nature. … He then was begotten from the Godhead, He that came to a second birth; in order…

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Divine Within that Leads to Oneness

“Only the Divine in you,which gives you an impulse, should you rely on. The other things in you are also nice, but the Divine is the seed, the Divine is the power, the Divine is happiness in man’s life. Upon it rests the health and happiness of a man’s life, from one end to the…

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