“Before Adam of light withdrew in the chaos, the authorities saw him. They laughed at the chief creator because he lied, saying, “I am god and there is no other god but me.” When they came to him, they said, “Is this not the god who ruined our work?” He answered and said, “Yes, but if you wish that he not be able to ruin our work, come, let’s create a human being from the earth according to the image of our body and according to the likeness of this being, to serve us, so that whenever this being sees his likeness, he may become enamored of it. Then he will no longer ruin our work, but we shall make those who are born from the light our servants through all the time of this age.” Now, all this came to pass according to the forethought of Pistis in order that humankind might appear after this likeness and condemn them on account of their fashioned bodies. And their fashioned bodies became fences for the light. Then the authorities received knowledge necessary to create people. Sophia Zoe, who is with Sabaoth, anticipated them and laughed at their decision because they were blind—in ignorance they created him against themselves. They do not know what they do. Because of this she anticipated them. She created her human being first in order that he might tell their fashioned body how to scorn them and thus to escape them.” ~On the Origin of the World
Adam of Light
Adam of Light is an interesting way to refer to this symbolic first human. It tells us that Adam was not originally a being of solid matter, but was mostly spirit and light. It took a number of generations for man to descend far enough into matter that the light was essentially lost to him and he had no direct connection with God anymore, not directly anyway. Now we have descended as far as is possible without losing our connection with that light permanently. We need to turn around now and head the other way so we too can be Adam of Light.
Laughed at the Creator
Who “They” are is not clear and it may seem strange that they are laughing at the creator. You have to understand that the creator they are laughing at isn’t God, but the false god, the Demiurge. They laugh at him because he likes to pretend he is the one and only God and gets angry at those who say otherwise. This is the jealous god of the Old Testament of the Bible, which is not at all the true God of the New Testament that Jesus called father. Continue reading “Adam of Light And Becoming Like Him”