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Pistis Sophia

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Published by Brill in Leiden .
Written in English


  • Gnosticism.

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Edition Notes

Statemented. by Carl Schmidt.
SeriesNag Hammadi studies ;, v. 9, The Coptic Gnostic library
ContributionsSchmidt, Carl, 1868-1938., MacDermot, Violet.
LC ClassificationsBT1390 .P513
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 806 p. ;
Number of Pages806
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4296666M
ISBN 109004056351
LC Control Number78324873

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Pistis Sophia was the most important Gnostic document until the discovery and publication of The Nag Hammadi Library. This work remains an important milestone in Gnostic research, on par with Nag Hammadi, and should be part of any serious study. It /5. PISTIS SOPHIA CHAPTER 1. 1. Jesus hitherto instructeth his disciples only up to the regions of the First Mystery. J. J. Hurtak writes (Pistis Sophia, p. xxvii): "The Pistis Sophia teaches us that humanity has inherited from the First Space of the Divine an indwelling divine power. Pistis Sophia, G.R.S. Mead. CHAPTER Jesus commendeth John. It came to pass then, when John had finished speaking these words to Jesus in the midst of his disciples, that he said unto him: "Well said, John, the Virgin, who shalt rule in the kingdom of the Light.".

The Pistis Sophia contains all the words of the adorable Savior of the world. It was written by the Apostles. Thus, all the Esoteric-Christic instructions that Jesus Christ gave to his disciples on the Mount of the Olives and other holy places is written within this book. Mead's translation of the Pistis Sophia, the most extensive Gnostic scripture available until the discovery of Nag Hammadi texts in 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 FIRST BOOK OF PISTIS SOPHIA PAGE Jesus hitherto instructeth his disciples only up to the regions of the First Mystery 1 What the First Mystery surroundeth 1 The regions of the great Invisible 2 The Treasury of the Light 2 The Light-world 2 Jesus and his disciples are seated on the Mount of Olives 3 A great light-power descendeth on Jesus 3File Size: KB. The book is about Jesus discoursing 11 times with disciples after resurrection and going to light kingdom and receiving light vesture. Read more 7 people found this helpful4/5(53).

  The Pistis Sophia and the Book of Mormon The Pistis Sophia is a Gnostic document that surfaced in and was purchased by the British Museum in It is part of the Askew Codex named after Anthony Askew. It was originally written between the 3 rd and 4 th centuries A.D. It was written in Coptic but would have been a copy of an original. Summary: Before the discovery of the Nag Hammadi texts in , the Pistis Sophia was the most extensive Gnostic scripture available. It was discovered in 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. THE STORY OF PISTIS SOPHIA Sophia desireth to enter the Light-world 34 The rulers hate her for ceasing in their mystery 35 Self-willed uniteth himself with the rulers of the twelve æons and emanateth a lion-faced power to plague Sophia 35 Sophia taketh the lion-faced power of Self-willed for the true Light 36File Size: KB. Pistis Sophia: Book Two Chapter 63 John also came forward, he said: ” O Lord, command me also that I say the interpretation of the words which .