Gnosis Secret Knowledge

Through our brief contemplation of the name Yeshua and the name Yahweh, we have come into contact with esoteric knowledge'' or gnosis, which would be called outer knowledge among Gnostics. If a - -r-son were to meditate upon the teachings given, look deeper into the names of Yeshua and Yahweh and have a direct and personal spiritual experience of the mystery symbolized by these names, he or she would acquire what Gnostics call inner knowledge. Outer knowledge and inner knowledge among Gnostics...

The Woman of Light and Whore of Babylon

Two significant feminine images appear in the Book of Revelation.- the Woman of Light who gives birth to Messianic consciousness in the Second Coming, and the Whore of Babylon who is depicted as riding upon the Great Beast. According to Sophian tradition, both are personifications of Mother Sophia, the wisdom nature that underlies ail consciousness. The Woman of Light is that bornless nature of consciousness realized, while the Whore of Babylon is the same bornless nature completely obscured by...

The Tzaddik of the Messiah John the Baptist

Yeshua may have had any number of spiritual teachers, both incarnate and disincarnate. According to all authentic wisdom traditions, all who have attained full self-realization have, to one degree or another, relied upon a spiritual teacher. In the Sophian teachings, it is said that Yeshua had three principle spiritual teachers, though only one was his holy tzaddik, which is to say his true spiritual teacher. One taught him the law, I I Tzai ik. a Hebrew word literally meaning righteous one, is...