Apr 19, 2022
Background on the Origins and Discovery of the Nag
Hammadi Library and Other Gnostic Gospels of Egypt; Wisdom from
Wisdom Gospels; also, the Seven Ingredients of a Living Spiritual
The History of the Destruction of Wisdom
Muhammad ‘Ali al-Samman’s mother would often grab a
few pages of Coptic texts to use them for kindling in the morning
to light the family woodstove and make tea, perhaps do some cooking
also. No doubt it was very nice tea, brewed thanks to the sacrifice
of a few pages of unknown and lost Nag Hammadi pages, perhaps from
the Gospel of Mary or lost book of Third Allogenes! The misplacing,
forgetting, and random destruction of wisdom is all very much part
of the story of Gnosticism on planet earth. But perhaps we can
remain hopeful like the author of the Gospel of Thomas: "Know what
is before your face, and what is hidden from you will be revealed
to you. For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor
anything buried which will not be raised." (Saying Five of Greek
Would you look at that! This passage from the Acts
of Peter provides a great description of meditation practice: "Give
ear; withdraw your souls from all that appears but is not truly
real; close these eyes if yours, close your ears, withdraw from
actions that are outwardly seen; and you shall know the reality of
Christ and the whole secret of your salvation."
"Look at God within yourself, how 'God is Light.'
For his Nature is a glorious, many-splendored Light. He manifests
the Light of his Nature to those who love Him in all the worlds…"
(John of Dalyatha, Syriac Mystic)
God is the Ocean of Love.
In Divine Light and Sound, Peace Be to You,