Flashcards in Pistis Sophia And Yaldabaoth Lecture Deck (63):
What is the Pistis Sophia literally?
It is a series of books known as the Books of the Savior. It is considered to be the Bible of the Gnostic Christians.
Who is Aberamentho in the Pistis Sophia?
When was this series of books date of origin?
11 years after Jesus's Resurrection
In the story, how many Repentances did she give in accord to ascend back into the light after she lost it?
13 Repentances - which all have to do with our soul, our spirit, and our inner being.
What does Elohim mean?
Gods and Godesses
What does Aelohim mean?
Not God or Beyond God.
It negates what God is. It is called the absolute.
What is the Absolute?
Abstract space. That is without attributes or limitations. Known as Sunyata, Void, Emptiness, Parabrahma, Adibudda. It's a non-existence.
3 aspects of the Absolute: Ain, Ain Soph, Ain Soph Aur
When is God present in an individual?
When one has a Perfected Soul.
Why do the Universe and its Gods exist?
Because of Karma.
What is the Mahamanvantara and Mahapralaya?
The Great Cosmic Day and the Great Cosmic Night
What are Paramarthasattyas?
Beings with perfect consciousnesses.
They can go in and out of the Absolute at will.
All Gods that are not Paramarthasattyas are forced out of the Absolute when what occurs?
Mahamanvantara or The Great Cosmic Day.
What are the 3 Aspects of the Absolute?
1. Ain which is the most incomprehensible aspect.
2. Ain Soph; where manifestations start
3. Ain Soph Aur; the ray of light from the Manifestations of Ain Soph into creation of the Trinity continuing to the physical world
What does "Pistis" and "Sophia" mean in one word?
Mind-power and wisdom
Pistis relates to which side of the tree of life? Vice versa Sophia?
Pistis (Power) - Left
Sophia (Wisedom) - Right
Which Sephiroth is the kingdom of the physical body?
Malkuth 1st Aeon
Where is the sexual energy deposited? The vital body or energetic body
Yesod 2nd Aeon
What bodies are we born with?
Physical and Vital
What is a vital body? Or Ethereal Body?
The Superior aspect of the physical body, composed of the energy or vital force that provides life to the physical body.
Known as subtle body; Hinduism calls it Pranamayakosa
Which Sephiroth is related to the Astral Body - the center of emotions?
Hod- 3rd Aeon
This can be acquired by working with our sexual energies
Which Sephiroth is related to the Mental body -mind and reasoning?
Netzach- 4th Aeon
Which Sephiroth is the center of the human soul (masculine)?
Tiphereth 5th Aeon (masculine)
Which Sephiroth obtains a leading majority of work?
Tiphereth because it is related to the human soul.
Which Sephiroth is the spiritual soul (feminine) or buddhic body?
Geburah 6th Aeon
What Sephiroth is related to the inner Spirit?
Chesed 7th Aeon
Which Sephiroth is related to the Holy Spirit?
Binah 8th Aeon
Which Sephiroth is related to the Son, where all the Beauty and Wisdom of the Christ resides?
Chokmah 9th Aeon
Which Sephiroth is related to the father, spirit of the Spirit?
Kether 10th Aeon
All of the characters and personages in the Pistis Sophia are related to what?
Parts of ourselves
What is formed when all of the Sephiroth unite and form perfectly?
Arcanum 24: the weaver represents what?
Elohim creates the Universe by weaving the fabric of reality by the power of creation.
Reducing Arcanum 24 by adding 2+4=6; Arcanum 6 represents Indecision meaning what?
Discernment and knowledge to use the creative power of God WISELY.
What Sephiroth is in the first triple light power?
Kether, chokmah, Binah
What Sephiroth is in the 2nd triple light power?
Chesed, Geburah, Tiphereth
What Sephiroth is in the 3rd triple light power? Lion faced light power? And what's unique about it?
Netzach, Hod, Yesod
Who tells Pistis Sophia to gaze into the light?
The Abstract Father as the First Mystery
How many triple light powers are there?
Which light power is deemed "self-willed"? Or " Lion faced Light power"?
The Third Triple Light Power
What is the First Mystery?
It is another part of the being, the abstract father, commanding Sophia to look into the light.
The Will of God is done in what triple light power?
Which triple light power is disobedient?
What aspects in the lion faced light power become disobedient?
Netzach - mind
Hod - emotions
Yesod - sex
What is the "mixture"?
Malkuth - physical body
Why does Sophia choose the inferior light?
Because does not know thyself so she sees the inferior light as the superior light.
The entity who is half fire, half darkness.
How is Yaldabaoth created?
Disobidence in the 3rd triple light power.
What are the 4 Worlds on the Tree of life?
1) Atziluth - Archetypes
2) Briah - Creation
3) Yetzirah - Formation
4) Assiah - Physical
The Ain Soph Aur manifests through what 7 Mighty Cosmocreators?
These are the 7 aspects of our own soul.
Where do Osiris and Isis unite?
Which aspect of the Atziluth Trinity performs creation?
Binah - by splitting itself in a duality of masculinity and femininity
Through Binah's creation process of splitting into a duality, the coming back together is the ________?
Mystery of Daath which means knowledge or gnosis.
Name the 3 brains.
3) motor instinctual sexual
When a masculine Trinity unites with a feminine Trinity what occurs?
Creation - this is how the ray of creation manifests
When the second triple light power is manifested the outcome is __________?
It becomes Horus
What are the 7 unfoldments?
After being born with the physical and vital body, what bodies need to manifest next?
In Hebrew, Yaldabaoth can be seen as three words, Yalda, Bohu, Abbott. What do these words mean?
What is Sabaoth?
Army of God - Angels
The Babaoth exist where?
Inside of us.
Yaldabaoth is a mixture of what?
Power of Sophia
Your own ego
Yaldabaoth is both good and evil what?
Yaldabaoth is the demiurge which is?
A creator of the universe