In the revised edition of The Nag Hammadi Library in English, published as The Nag Hammadi Scriptures, the “Hypostasis of the Archons” received the less. Because the Archons are real, the Apostle Paul– talking about “the Rulers of Darkness”– told us that “our struggle isn’t against flesh and blood. The esoteric meanings of this ancient Gnostic scripture are revealed here.

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It was before your time that they came into being. And the spirit-endowed woman came to him and spoke with him, saying, “Arise, Adam.

And you did not know my mother; instead it was your female counterpart that you knew. Again he made the ark, for a second time. And the rulers commanded him, saying, “From [every] tree in the garden you sg.

The deep sleep that they “caused to fall upon him, and he slept” is ignorance [of the unknowable divine]. Jesus as Christ stated: Since that day, his right has been called life, and the left has signified the unrighteousness of the realm of absolute power above. The beginning and conclusion to the document are Christian Gnostic, but the rest of the material is a mythological narrative regarding the origin and nature of the archontic powers peopling the heavens between Earth and the Ogdoadand how the destiny of man is affected by these primeval happenings.

The fire connects the mind with the Divine Triad, which resides in the heart. Marvin Meyer writes, “The Nature of the Rulers is a Gnostic treatise classified by scholars as representing Sethian thought, which the author claims is being sent to an undisclosed recipient in order to clarify who the archons, or world rulers, are and how the struggle with the archons is to arxhons carried out.

When he would not let her, she blew upon the hypoostasis and caused it to be consumed by fire.

The Hypostasis of the Archons – trans. Bentley Layton – The Nag Hammadi Library

They then blame and accuse the angels of the evolving current solar. And she established each of his offspring in conformity with its power – after the pattern of the realms that are above, for by starting from the invisible world the visible world was invented. And Sophia and Zoe found him and put him in charge of the seventh heaven, below the veil between above and below.


You are commenting using your Twitter account. Eleleth [self begotten God], the great angel, hypostsais to me. You have sinned with your mouth. Now, all these events came to pass by the will of the father of all.

But they could not make him arise because of their weakness. Because of this, Incorruptibility looked down into the regions so that by the will of the Father, she might conjoin the entirety with the light. Hypostasiss said to me, “When the True Human Being is manifest in a modeled form [. His bearing is perfect whiteness, like snow, and his face is like gold.

archone They said, “Come, let us lay hold of it by means of the form that we have modeled, so that it may see its male counterpart [ You can leave a responseor trackback from your own site. The mind gives us the bread of wisdom when it is connected with the heart by means of the fire.

And the great angel Eleleth, understanding, spoke to me: For my mouth cannot bear to speak of his power and the appearance of his face! The snake will be cursed until the Perfect Human arrives.

The Hypostasis of the Archons

The Kundalini unites mind and heart. Do you think these rulers have any power over you? And he said to his offspring, “It is I who am god of the entirety.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: She breathed into his agchons, and her breath became for her an angel of fire; and that angel bound Yaldabaoth and cast him down into tartaros below the abyss.


Therefore, this scripture concerns the forces that oppose the Essence consciousness who aspires to develop the Treasury of the Light within themselves.

Sabaoth repents and condemns his father Yaldabaoth and his mother, ‘matter. Now all these things came to pass by the will of the father of the entirety.

Now when these [events] had come to pass, he made himself a huge four-faced chariot of cherubim [Chaioth Ha Kadosh], and infinitely many angels htpostasis act as ministers, and also harps and lyres. When he said this [claiming to be God], he sinned [fornicated] against the entirety [the Ain Soph Aur]. Kether, Chokmah, and Binah. And Sophia took her daughter Zoe and had her sit upon his right to teach him about the things that exist in the eighth heaven ; and the angel of wrath she placed upon his left.

I have been sent to speak with you and save you from the grasp of the lawless. And she laughed hyposatsis them for their senselessness and their blindness.

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Sophia [Wisdom], who is called Pistis [Objective Intellectuality], wanted to create something, alone without her consort; and her product was a celestial thing. Back About Books Messages Lectures. They said, “[Come, let] us lay hold of it with our modeled form, [so that] it may see its counterpart m. He gave up on the World of Forms and sang prayers to Sophia and Zoe, who took him up and put him in charge of the seventh sky, right below the border between the Pleroma and the World of Forms.

But they could not make him arise because of their powerlessness. The rulers took Adam and put him in the garden, that he might cultivate it and keep watch over it.