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  Demiurge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The concept of a Demiurgic intervention between God and his creation is completely at odds with orthodox Christian theology as well as Plato himself since the Demiurge was but a being in time of the source or incomprehensible.
The Gnostic conception of the Demiurge was criticised by the philosopher Neoplatonism Plotinus.
The figure of the Demiurge also emerges in the theoretic of Iamblichus (a Neoplatonist), in which it acts as a conjunction between the transcendent, incommunicable “One” that resides at the summit of his system, and the material realm.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Demiurge   (2571 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Demiurge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The character of the Gnostic Demiurge became still more complicated when in some systems he was identified with Jehovah, the God of the Jews or of the Old Testament, and was brought in opposition to Christ of the New Testament, the Only-Begotten Son of the Supreme and Good God.
As the Demiurge was essentially evil, all his work was such; in consequence all law was intrinsically evil and the duty of the children of the Good God was to transgress this law and to trample upon its precepts.
According to Marcion, the Demiurge was to be sharply distinguished from the Good God; the former was díkaios, severely just, the latter agathós, or loving-kind; the former was the God of the Jews, the latter the true God of the Christians.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Demiurge   (5572 words)

Moreover, according to Greek philosophy the world-maker is not necessarily identical with God, as first and supreme source of all things; he may be distinct from and inferior to the supreme spirit, though he may also be the practical expression of the reason of God, the Logos as operative in the harmony of the universe.
The last development in the character of the Demiurge was due to Jehovah being primarily considered as he who gave the Law on Sinai, and hence as the originator of all restraint on the human will.
He is Demiurge and maker of man, but as a ray of light from above enters the body of man and gives him a soul; Jaldabaoth is filled with envy; he tries to limit man's knowledge by forbidding him the fruit of knowledge in paradise.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/d/demiurge.html   (951 words)

 Gnosticism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term Demiurge refers to an entity (usually seen as evil) responsible for the creation of the physical universe and the physical aspect of humanity.
Gnosticism holds that the world is controlled by evil archons, one of whom is the demiurge, the deity of the Old Testament who holds the human spirit captive.
It is her assertion that Valentinus represented a moderation of the anti-Judaism of the earlier Hellenized teachers; the demiurge, widely regarded to be a mythological depiction of the Old Testament God of the Hebrews, is depicted as more ignorant than evil.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gnosticism   (7385 words)

 demiurge - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
DEMIURGE [demiurge] [Gr.,=workman, craftsman], name given by Plato in a mythological passage in the Timaeus to the creator God.
In Gnosticism the Demiurge, creator of the material world, was not God but the Archon, or chief of the lowest order of spirits or aeons.
The Gnostics identified the Demiurge with the Jehovah of the Hebrews.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-demiurge.html   (243 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Know that it was Demiurge who conceived the Earth and Man as his playthings to do with as it pleaseth him, that he may in his vanity be glorified, and receive everlasting tribute and adulation from Man, as he receiveth from his Angels.
It is written that Demiurge created Man in childlike innocence, unconscious and devoid of intelligence, like the beasts of the field levithmong, save that a 'spirit' was breathed into him so that he may know and fear and worship Demiurge, and pay tribute unto him, and worship him unto eternity.
Demiurge grew in anger, as Man spoke less of him, and feared him no more, building his Civilization by the knowledge we had imparted, that the Gift of Satanael be brought to substance.
www.textfiles.com /occult/OTO/samyaza.txt   (1855 words)

 Valentinus and the Valentinian Tradition
The Demiurge and the powers of the "right" are said to be in a state of constant warfare with the archons (rulers) of the "left" i.e.
One of the weapons used by the Demiurge in his war against the forces of the left is the Law given to Moses.
The Demiurge himself, being composed of soul, is one of the objects of salvation.
www.gnosis.org /library/valentinus/Demiurge.htm   (4614 words)

The term Demiurge or Ialdaboth (Yaltabaoth and serveral other variants) is a name given within some belief systems[?] to a deity responsible for the creation of the physical universe[?] and the physical aspect of humanity.
Plato descibes the Demiurge as unreservedly good and hence desirous that the world should be as good as possible.
Some Gnostic philosophers (notably Marcion of Sinope) characterise the Demiurge as being Jehovah, the God of the Old Testament, in opposition and contrast to the God of the New Testament.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/de/Demiurge.html   (364 words)

 EN World - Morrus' D&D / d20 News & Reviews Site - The Demiurge Template
The Demiurge, also called Demonic Monarchs or Demon Gods, are the true masters of The Abyss, beings of such magnitude that they stand as equals to the gods, and surpass the powers of most of the Lords of the Nine Hells.
The Demiurge's very existence is based upon the carnal and unholy conditions, desires, and elements of the entities that inhabit the Prime Material Plane.
Once a Demiurge breaches holy ground, the god in question is immediately alerted to the fiend’s presence and will often (DM's discretion) send an avatar or arrive in person to deal with the intrusion.
www.enworld.org /printthread.php?t=34811   (3561 words)

 Demiurge Studios - News
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Demiurge Studios developed the mini-games for what IGN called "the greatest karaoke game on the market." more...
Demiurge has worked closely with Epic Games to ensure that this iteration of UDN is the most comprehensive and easiest to use yet.
www.demiurgestudios.com /news.htm   (927 words)

She was ashamed of it, threw it outside of the heavenly realm and hid it in a cloud so none of the Immortals would see it.
The Demiurge thought the power which his mother gave him was his own, and with it he started creating the physical world.
Since it was held that the Demiurge had entrapped the Spirit in matter, especially in man, through creation, it was therefore believed that not to prolong or propagate life was the best way to ultimately free the Spirit.
www.themystica.com /mystica/articles/g/gnosticism.html   (1389 words)

 fantastic planet » On the Nature of the Archons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Archons and their insidious leader, the Demiurge, are probably one of the more difficult concepts for the non-Gnostic to wrap her head around.
The Demiurge, called by various names such as Yaldabaoth, Saklas, Samael, Yahweh, is generally agreed to be the offspring of Sophia, Wisdom.
Demiurgic individuals project their Egos into an organization, and attempt to enforce impelled systems, resulting in organizations who seek to compel other individuals to conform to externalities instead of self-knowledge.
www.snant.com /fp/archives/on-the-nature-of-the-archons   (1335 words)

In the repidly evolving New Economy, copyright as we know it may well be a doomed institution.
Demiurge is set hundreds of years in the future, when anything and everything, including physical objects and people, can be copied and transmitted over the Net.
The first chapter of Demiurge placed Fourth in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest (Spring, 1996).
www.booklocker.com /books/142.html   (214 words)

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She dropped the demiurge onto the gravel at his feet and with alarming directness asked who he was.
We're a new settlement, with only one off-line demiurge, no nanoplast, no way to build houses or anything larger than a loaf of bread, and —" He shifted his eyes around the room, as though afraid to admit the truth.
She must have been one of the first born after portable demiurges had opened the possibility of unregistered living.
www.sheldonpacotti.com /demiurge/one.htm   (3682 words)

 fantastic planet » The Mean Ol’ Demiurge and Spirit Projections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
What we were really chatting about was the nature of the Demiurge, ol’ Nobodaddy, and whether he was something that TRULY existed– i.e.
Gnostic mythology pretty clearly indicates that the Demiurge and his pals are kept “alive” by human attention, as it were, and that once we all realize this, they’ll fade away.
Whether the Demiurge or spirits really truly exist is, when it comes down to it, a moot point and the question at its most banal level is probably a symptom of modernity’s utter madness.
www.snant.com /fp/archives/the-mean-ol-demiurge-and-spirit-projections   (2796 words)

 Demogorge (Atum, son of Gaea and Demiurge)
Having infused her life-force into the planet, Gaea gave birth to Atum who began slaying all the Elder Gods who had degenerated into demons and were killing each other to survive and gain power.
Rather, the Demiurge probably returned to a state of dormancy after the passing of the Elder Gods, allowing his children to do as they would.
In the dictionary, a demiurge is a sensible figure who fashions the world with sensible ideas and a demagogue is a leader who champions for the cause of the people.
www.marvunapp.com /Appendix/atum.htm   (1533 words)

 The Road to Samaria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Of the unnamed Archons and the Demiurge himself, we have a thimbleful of descriptions which hint at a rather unsavory, misguised character.
In the Thomasine Corpus, the Demiurge and the Archons are not mentioned as such and are not personified in the same fashion as are their counterparts in texts from other Gnostic schools.
In the non-Thomasine literature, they think themselves as the True God (in the case of the Demiurge) and as emmissaries of the True God (in the case of the Archons).
rts.heimskringla.us   (2270 words)

 Demiurge Designs Monthly E-Newsletter Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Their new web site, designed by Demiurge Designs, was built to promote the monthly Free Legal Clinic offered at LE Phillips Public Library to the community.
Demiurge Designs is hosting a 2-hour Press Release Writing Workshop on Thursday, February 19, 2004 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Demiurge Designs designed a software icon and software splash page for Realityworks, Inc. The company, known for the Baby Think It Over® Program, is launching a new product in 2004 that the software will accompany.
www.demiurgedesigns.com /previous_e-newsletters.htm   (4095 words)

Man is a creature of the Demiurge, a compound of soul, body, and spirit.
The Good God revealed himself in Jesus and appeared as man in Judea; to know him, and to become entirely free from the yoke of the World-Creator or God of the Old Testament, is the end of all salvation.
The demiurgic angels, attempting to create man, created but a miserable worm, to which the Good God, however, gave the spark of divine life.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06592a.htm   (10663 words)

 Demiurge Consulting | ContraxForum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Demiurge Consulting, LLC and our associates, look forward to establishing a prosperous and mutually beneficial relationship with you.
Demiurge’s international exposure coupled with a diverse group of consultants enables ContraxForum with the proper intellectual capital and experience, currently lacking in the secondary commodity market today.
By utilizing the latest technology and providing a soley web-based solution, ContraxForum is the single location for lead generation, contract development, due dilligence and ultimately successful execution.
www.demiurgeconsulting.com /contraxforum   (451 words)

 The Books of TOD
Demiurge thought of himself as the end all and be all of the Cosmos, and began to create new things in the Cosmos which would please him, including new peoples to venerate him and do his bidding.
Out of the ocean of the Source, which contained her, TOD, Demiurge, Stan (Ego), Chaos and the echos of all the Archetypes, she would take the smallest drop, which also contained bits of these, and place it into each new person that Demiurge created.
At their death the drop returns to the Source and the wisdom it has gathered is distributed to the whole, bringing Demiurge, Stan, Sophia and TOD closer together, closer to overcoming Chaos and closer to returning to the Archetypal Universe.
www.geocities.com /bookoftod   (1350 words)

 Demiurge Magazine - Prose, Poetry, & Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
We also intend to expose you to fresh and original art including photography, drawing, painting, digital and 3D computer art, music reviews, and anything else we come up with.
Demiurge will tentatively produce a monthly or quarterly printed publication along with this website.
All media, material, graphics, design, layout, etc. are copyrighted by Demiurge, 2003.
www.bishopstoneonline.com /other/demiurge/index.html   (169 words)

 Fiat Special HawaiianVacation Episode   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Demiurge saw bits of that when it was on cable, Pat, when she was at university.
Demiurge says "Terethel as the wacky local salesman who's always getting into trouble and having to be bailed out by the rest of the cast."
Demiurge says "Jordan and co as the occasional visiting cops from the Big City, who tend to get into all sorts of messes, much to the amusement of the viewers.
homepages.tcp.co.uk /~maya/nomine/fiat/meta/Meta6.html   (413 words)

 The Demiurge's Laugh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The final action of the speaker is one of atonement because he is no longer moving through nature in search of a fake god, but has stopped to view God in nature.
It is important that the speaker has stopped beneath a tree to make his atonement because it was the tree of knowledge that caused man to first err.
The Demiurge's Laugh parallels Frankenstein in error committed--knowledge; in lesson learned--live in the natural state of love; and in atonement--reflecting on actions.
www3.baylor.edu /~Ann_Elz/The_Demiurge's_Laugh.html   (834 words)

 The Ignorant Demiurge
Their research is particularly important because it has shown that the sequences of gnostic myth are transformations of another myth, that is, the myth of creation according to the Book of Genesis.
These are divided as follows: One is the Decalogue, which is a perfect expression of Justice; another one is the law of “an eye for an eye,” which is a perfect expression of Injustice, in so far as it contradicts the Decalogue, with its commandment not to kill (Exod.
For once the biblical Demiurge was caught boasting of his uniqueness and became suspect of ignorance of a higher God, the entire Bible, starting obviously from Genesis, had to be reassessed and reinterpreted.
www.jungcircle.com /muse/tree.html   (3991 words)

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