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  | magdalene.org | Source texts: Pistis Sophia (Book 1)
This is the interpretation of the seventh repentance of the Pistis Sophia.
This is the interpretation of the ninth repentance of the Pistis Sophia.
This is the interpretation of the tenth repentance of the Pistis Sophia.".
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 Pistis Sophia Chapters 63-82
And the Pistis Sophia remained in the midst of the light, while a great light was on her left and on her right and on all sides, and it was a crown upon her head.
And I brought forth the Pistis Sophia from the Chaos, while she trampled on the emanation of the Authades with a serpent-face; and furthermore she trampled upon the emanation with a basilisk-face with seven heads ; and she trampled upon the power with a lion-face, and the dragon-face.
Adamas again remembered Pistis Sophia and he was exceedingly angry with her, for he thought that it was she who had restraned his power in the Chaos, and he thought that it was she who had taken away its light from it (the power of Adamas).
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 Pistis Sophia -- An Introduction by G.R.S. Mead
The chief business or interest of the orthodox Fathers was to select and stress what appeared to them to be the most bizarre points and elements, all that was most absurd in their judgment, in the many Gnostic systems, and of course, and rightly, everything that could be thought to be ethically reprehensible.
Pistis Sophia would seem ~o be intended to represent the type of the faithful repentant individual soul.
In any case, however all these very various elements and features in the syncretism be judged and evaluated, the Pistis Sophia is unquestionably a document of the first importance, not only for the history of Christianized Gnosticism, but also for the history of the development of religion in the West.
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 Sophian.org :: View topic - The Descent of Sophia: The Bride's Exile & Bondage
Pistis is deceived by this ploy, and mistaking this false light below for the True Light above, she descends to join with the lesser light.
Essentially, Sophia is the underlying nature of all that appears, whether apparently “good” or “evil,” and she gives herself to one and all just the same.
In the story of pistis Sophia, she descends, seeking the true light, and then ascends into the pleroma of light to unite with her consort, and it is said, this is how the true light got into sentient beings.
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 Pistis Sophia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The title Pistis Sophia is obscure, and is sometimes translated Faith wisdom or Wisdom in faith or Faith in wisdom.
A more accurate translation taking into account its gnostic context, is the faith of Sophia, as Sophia to the gnostics was a divine syzygy of Christ, rather than simply a word meaning wisdom.
The best-known of the five manuscripts of Pistis Sophia is bound with another Gnostic text titled on the binding "Piste Sophiea Cotice".
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 Pistis Sophia
Hear now, that I may speak concerning the repentance which the Pistis Sophia said, as she spoke of her sin, and all the things which had happened to her.
Now when these things happened, the Pistis Sophia did not know that it was I who helped her, nor did she know me at all.
Now it happened when the emanations of the Authades knew that the Pistis Sophia was not brought up from the Chaos, they turned again at the same time to oppress her greatly.
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 Amazon.com: Pistis Sophia: Books: G. R. S. Mead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Pistis Sophia: The Gnostic Tradition of Mary Magdalene, Jesus, and His Disciples by G.
Pistis is indeed a rare gospel: it tells of the secret words that you must say for you to reach the highest God and Goddess (not the God of creation); it informs you of the many gods and goddesses that exist and the levels of space they occupy.
The Pistis Sophia was purchased in 1795 and was the largest repository of Gnostic beliefs before the unearthing, in 1945, of the Nag Hammandi Library.
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 Pistis Sophia
The Pistis Sophia is preserved in the Codex Askewianus and has been known to scholars for nearly two centuries.
82-162) has at the beginning the title (added later) 'The second book (tomos) of the Pistis Sophia', but is designated at the end as 'A part (meros) of the books (or rolls: teuche) of the Saviour (soter)'; the third (pp.
The Savior is directed by the Ineffable to assist in the extension of the Divine powers into the human kingdom according to the desires of humanity, and to reveal the efficacy of the highest mysteries of salvation to humankind."
www.earlychristianwritings.com /pistis.html   (960 words)

 Pistis Sophia
The book of Pistis Sophia reveals in its dialogue the true relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene.
Sophia (Wisdom) itself was regarded by the early Coptics as a female presence who undergoes the experience of transgression and redemption in her path to full participation in the many universes, in conjunction with the Christ.
Like the Gospel of Thomas and other recently discovered documents of the Nag Hammadi Library, the Pistis Sophia is devoted entirely to the esoteric teachings of Jesus to his disciples.
www.pistissophia.org   (308 words)

 Sophia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, granddaughter of Sophia of Hanover: daughter of Sophia Dorothea of Celle
Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom, fifth daughter of George III: younger sister of Princess Augusta Sophia
Sophia Forrester, first officer on the battleship Silvana, and daughter of the Anatole emperor in the anime series, Last Exile.
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 Pistis Sophia: Introduction
The next page is headed 'The Second Book (or Section) of Pistis Sophia.' Crum assigns this superscription to the second hand, and the short extract on the second column of the preceding page to the first.
This episode reflects on a lower level of the cosmic scale somewhat of the motif of the 'tragic myth' of the world-soul, the invention of which is generally ascribed to Valentinus himself, though he may possibly have transformed or worked up already existing materials or notions.
It is this long Sophia episode and its skilfully inverted mystical exegesis and allegorical interpretation, following the methods developed by Alexandrine contemplatives, which has produced the impression on many that it was of fundamental importance for the system of the P.S. The ethical Interest.
www.sacred-texts.com /chr/ps/ps003.htm   (6577 words)

 Sophia, Christian Goddess, Prayers & Gallery
Even still, thanks to Her continuing presence in the world and Her presence in the Bible, veneration of Sophia continued in the Eastern tradition with the construction of the Hagia Sophia and the Russian Catholic liturgical service to Sophia combined with the assumption of Mary on May 15.
Sophia was very likely venerated by early Followers of the Way, and her veneration has survived in the West today in the form of Gnosticism.
Sophia: Exile and Return Excerpt: Sophia personifies wisdom, an ancient tradition concerned with integrity in the marketplace, politics, and royal court.
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 Gnostic, Pistis Sophia Chapters 1-62
She cried out, she wept aloud in humility, saying: "My Lord, have mercy on me, and be com- passionate towards me, and allow me to say the inter- pretation of the repentance which the Pistis Sophia said".
Martha, however, answered and said to Jesus in the midst of the disciples : "Concerning the repentance which the Pistis Sophia said, O my Lord Jesus, thy light-power which was in David once prophesied in the 69th psalm, saying : 1.
This now is the fifth repentance which the Pistis Sophia said in the Chaos, when all the material emanations of the Authades continued to afflict her."
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 The Nazorean Way Monastery
Now it happened when Adamas, the Tyrant, looked forth from the twelve aeons, he saw the emanations of the Authades oppressing the Pistis Sophia until they took away all her light from her.
Now thy light-power said : "Thou shalt not fear an arrow that flies by day", because that power came forth from the tirteenth(Schmidt suggests that this is an error in the manuscript and that it is supposed to be the Twelft) aeon.
And the word which thy power said : " He shall not fear a demonic blow at midday.": that is the Pistis Sophia did not fear the demonic emanation of Adamas the Tyrant, which cast the Pistis Sophia down with a great blow, which came forth from Adamas from the twelft aeon.
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 The Pistis Sophia
Now it happened when the outpouring of light surrounded the Pistis Sophia, she took courage very greatly.
Because he has trusted in me, I will save him and I will overshadow him because he has known my name." : that is the word: "When the Pistis Sophia came to emerge from the Chaos, she trampled upon the emanations of the Authades.
Now at this time he who is sober in spirit, let him come forward and give the interpretation of the words (which the Pistis Sophia spoke) in her song of praise."
www.kronosofia.dk /frames/side/biblioteket/pistissophia/book2.html   (9735 words)

 Gnostic Society Library: Gnostic Scriptures and Fragments
The complete text of Pistis Sophia in the translation of G.R.S. Mead is now provided here in the Library.
Please see Mead's excellent introduction to Pistis Sophia for a detailed summary of the contents of the manuscript.
Note that you may use our exclusively Pistis Sophia Search Index to search the entire text of Pistis Sophis.
www.webcom.com /~gnosis/library/psoph.htm   (136 words)

 Pistis Sophia Index
The Pistis Sopha is a startling blend of primitive Christianity and Hellenic Paganism, with other elements such as reincarnation, Astrology, Mystery religion and Hermetic magic.
The Goddess makes an appearance in the guise of Sophia, a fallen angel.
The text is notable because the female disciples of Jesus are treated as active participants in the discourse, in a way that would be unimaginable in later Christianity.
www.sacred-texts.com /chr/ps/index.htm   (226 words)

 Pistis Sophia: Books of the Savior
The Pistis Sophia is a great Gnostic Christian work revealing the inner meaning of the symbols in the traditional New Testament.
Come, read the articles in this ring to discover why this fact is vital to all spiritual seekers, and what Jesus had to say about it.
Jesus said: "Do not cease seeking day or night, and do not let yourselves relax until you have found all the Mysteries of the Kingdom of Light, which will purify you and make you into Pure Light and lead you into the Kingdom of Light...
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 Pistis Sophia Index
Text and format edited and corrected for inclusion in The Gnostic Society Library, November 27, 2005.
Our Library search engine indexes the entire "word by word" text of Pistis Sophia.
Give it a try - this is a great tool for serious students.
gnosis.org /library/pistis-sophia/index.htm   (126 words)

A major theme of Hurtak is that the 'lower' SOPHIA (in contradistinction to THE SPIRT or SHEKINAH) is to represent the female soul (men/women who have not yet closed the seven chakras ~ making it presently impossible for any of them TO ASCEND.
SOPHIA (as per the story-line) WAS LED INTO THE false light THAT DEPRIVED HER OF HER wisdom ~~~ but not her FAITH!
THE 2ND REPENTENCE: After the inital repentence of recognition of her condition and plight, she (you) must ACTIVELY gain 'gnosis' to free herwlef (yourself) from the lion-faced one (YALDABAOTH)...[[so this is not just a story of PISTIS SOPHIA, but you as in the same "boat' sort of speak.]]
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 fantastic planet » Pistis Sophia: Book 3, Chapter 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The following chapter of the Pistis Sophia presents an interesting “shopping list” of precepts for Gnostics.
It’s rare to find such a list of direct admonitions in the literature, and I’ll be taking a more in-depth look at the list later in an investigation into Gnostic morality and ethics.
While I’ve written about this briefly in the past, Jeremy recently posted a great excerpt/translation from the gnostic text, the Pistis Sophia, in which the speak […]
www.snant.com /fp/archives/pistis-sophia-book-3-chapter-1   (1889 words)

 Touchstone Archives: New Manuscript Discovery Shakes Christianity to the Core
Upon examination, it was found to contain a nearly intact third-century bird and, lining the floor, the first few columns of a well-known Gnostic writing called the Pistis Sophia.
You may recall the buzz of scholarly anticipation when it was announced that this manuscript differed in several significant details from the other known sources.
Meanwhile, the Gnostic Church of North America has accorded this manuscript “dual canonicity” alongside the more generally received texts of the Pistis Sophia.
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 A Trease on the Pistis Sophia by byron lebeau
A Trease on the Pistis Sophia by byron lebeau
A major theme of Hurtak is that the 'lower' SOPHIA (in contradistinction to
SOPHIA (as per the story-line) WAS LED INTO THE false light THAT DEPRIVED
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 Mead, G. R. S.: The Second Book of Pistis Sophia
Summary of the Contents of the Pistis Sophia Treatise
The Pistis Sophia and the Doctrine of the Subtle Body in Western Tradition
The Pistis Sophia: Being for the Most Part Extracts from the Books of the Saviours
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 CONTINUATION of the Pistis Sophia
BELOW IS THE END OF BOOK III as well as BOOKS IV and V of J.J. commentary of PISTIS SOPHIA....
is becoming obvious as one puruses the sacred writings of 'PISTIS SOPHIA'
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