This is THE story OF SOFIA
The one who gave US the gift of the Holy Spirit as a divine spark in every human heart
• GNOSTICISM + SPIRITUALITY + SCIENCE FICTION •
One of the central myths in most Gnostic teachings is the Fall and Redemption of Sophia—the embodied wisdom of God who, for various reasons, transgresses against the Eternal Realm, gives birth to the World of Forms (Matter; Mother), and along with humanity sets out to redeem Creation.
Her name is synonymous with “Wisdom,” “Divine Feminine,” “Shakti,” and “Great Mother.” She is the “first idea of Creation,” the sound that carried the vibration and signature of Matter; she is the “Prima Materia” of Alchemy, the “Anima Mundi or World Soul,” and the limitless light of Kabbalah, “Ain Soph Aur.”
Sophia was the Mother of Creation; her consort and assistant was Jehovah.
Her sacred shrine, Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, is one of the seven wonders of the world.
Her symbol, the dove, represents spirit; she is crowned by stars, a Middle Eastern icon, to indicate her absolute divinity.
The saga of Sophia is the story of the soul’s adventure across infinity, as well as the perennial symbol of the triumphant return of the Divine Feminine.
Gnostics see her as one of the Aeons, one of the quasi-deities who live in the ethereal realm known as the Pleroma.
In the Apocryphon of John c. 120–180 AD, the Demiurge arrogantly declares that he has made the world by himself:
Now the archon (ruler) who is weak has three names. The first name is Yaltabaoth, the second is Saklas ("fool"), and the third is Samael. And he is impious in his arrogance which is in him. For he said, "I am God and there is no other God beside me," for he is ignorant of his strength, the place from which he had come.
In the Nag Hammadi, the Gnostics describe Yaldabaoth as Ariael, another variation of the angel Ariel (or Ariael), which means “Lion of God” or “Hearth of God”. The Apocryphon of John, a work heavily quoted by John Lash in his excellent book ‘Not in his Image’, describes the Demiurge as a ‘dragon-like lion’ (a beast). The beast is the Chimera, a ‘virus’ made manifest that infested our world to replicate itself through the human mind. It is the ‘beast within’, a ‘persona’ (a mask) of the Demiurge, the ‘phantom self’, for those that are unknowingly possessed by the chimera, if they allow it to be the overriding force.
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, Yaldabaoth is filled with envy; he tries to limit man's knowledge by forbidding him the fruit of knowledge in paradise. At the consummation of all things all light will return to the Pleroma. But Yaldabaoth, the Demiurge, with the material world, will be cast into the lower depths.
When Sofia spoke to Yaldabaoth she declared...
"You are mistaken blind one.
there is an immortal child of light who came into this realm before you
and who will appear among your duplicate forms in your simulated world.
humanity exists and the offspring of the human strain exists.
in the CONSUMMATION of all of your works the entire DEFICIENCY of truth
will be dissolved in this luminous child. The anthropos." - Sofia
The lowest regions of Pleroma are closest to darkness—that is, the physical world. The Demiurge creature does not belong to Pleroma, and the One emanates two savior Aeons, Christ and the Holy Spirit, to save humanity from the Demiurge. Christ then took a human form (Jesus), to teach humanity how to achieve Gnosis. The ultimate end of all Gnosis is μετάνοια metanoia, or repentance—undoing the sin of material existence and returning to Pleroma. The Aeons Sophia and Christos are the original blueprint for the Gods and Goddesses all over the ancient world.
Rediscovering the Lineage of Sophia becomes an essential key to accomplishing the task of Humanity as Anthropos. (Anthropos is a Greek word meaning, in the ancient mystery schools, the template of divine human potential.) The Gnostics have said that the gift of the imaginal reveals Divinity’s greatest gift to humanity, and is one of our most essential tools in expanding awareness. The intention in telling this story, largely based on Gnostic texts, is to spark your own “direct knowing,” which will then inform your sacred activism in the world. - Source
An Archon, in the Gnosticism (signifies a knowledge or insight into man's real nature as Divine, leading to the deliverance of the Divine spark within man from the constraints of earthly existence) of late antiquity, was any of several servants of the Demiurge, the "creator God" that stood between the human race and a transcendent God that could only be reached through Gnosis aka the knowledge of transcendence arrived at by way of interior, intuitive means. In this context they have the role of the Angels and Demons of the Old Testament. They give their name to the sect called Archontics.
They were thus called from the Greek word ἄρχοντες, "principalities", or "rulers", by reason that they held the world to have been created and ruled by malevolent Archons. The term was taken from the ancient Greek position of office "Archon".
The Apostle Paul in his epistles uses “Archon” in a transcendental context (Ephesians 2:2 and Colossians 2:15 are two examples). Through a more esoteric reading, Paul indicates that it was demonic agents, not the Jews or Romans, who were actually responsible for the death of Jesus Christ; and that these very same forces control the universe.
In a Dictionary of Gnosticism, Andrew Phillip Smith defines the Archons:
In Gnostic systems, the Archons are the numerous assistance of the Demiurge.
They are usually responsible for the creation of the human body, and specific archons are sometimes considered to create or animate the various components (limbs, organs, etc.) of the body.
Planetary archons are also thought to rule over the various spheres through which the soul may ascend.
The archons have a negative role, restraining the spiritual impulses of humanity and direct human affairs for the Demiurge, being responsible for the flood the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the crucifixion of Jesus.
The physical universe was the creation of the demiurge, Samael or Yaldabaoth, sometimes figured as a snake with the head of a lion, a blind and stupid god who creates his false world in imperfect imitation of the real Creator.
This world is a distorted mirror, an image; in other words, a kind of software. In this flawed system—this software—the archons are demented programmers, coding our fate, precisely every negative aspect of our lives, inner and outer, that slowly broke our mental spine.
THE METHODS OF THE ARCHONS
The Archon nature of bureaucracy of the heavens is their greatest weapon.
The faulty “software” was, ironically, the perfect mechanism to keep us trapped in, as Philip K Dick called the universe, the Black Iron Prison.
It was death by a thousand regulations, death by a thousand frustrations.
It’s like a splinter
in your mind,
driving you mad.
Morpheus The Matrix
In fact, in the novel Good Omens, written by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, a demon appropriately named Crowley proves that the Archon-way is superior in the fight against Heaven.
He demonstrates that traffic jams and phone service outages are far more efficient in damning souls than such common demonic methods as possession or temptation. Source - Gnostic Warrior
Between bureaucracy and a faulty system,
you can feel your soul dimming,
your mind numbing,
and your heroic side perishing.
You become forgetful and anxious, a Stockholm Syndrome victim
to a passive aggressive kismet.
How do we fight the Archons?