Everything You Need to Know but Have Never Been Told – Insights from the Ancient Nag Hammadi Library
The creations (extensions/emanations) of Infinite Awareness in awareness of itself can be symbolised as the manifestations of Thought, but I prefer the term ‘creative imagination’. This describes what the Gnostics called the Upper Aeons – the realm of Infinite Imagination and therefore All-Possibility, All-Potential. Gnostics symbolised Infinite Imagination as the ‘Father’ and ‘The Thought’ as the Mother. They said the interaction of the two produced a third force or imagined creation/extension/reflection of itself which was symbolised as the Son.
A text entitled Apocryphon of John (‘Secret Writing’ of John) describes this concept:
For it is he who looks at himself [saw his reflection] in his light which surrounds him, namely the spring of the water of life. And it is he ... who gazes upon his image which he sees in the spring of the Spirit. It is he who puts his desire [intent] in his water-light which is in the spring of the pure light-water which surrounds him.
And his thought performed a deed and she [the ‘Mother’] came forth, namely she who had appeared before him [his image/imagination] in the shine of his light. [She] came forth from his mind ... This is the first thought, his image.
An illustration of creation by Phillip Medhurst ( CC by SA 3.0 )
From here what we call ‘Creation’ emerged from the imaginations of Infinite Awareness and its creations which are extensions of the same Infinite Awareness. Gnostic texts describe how the act of naming the creations of Infinite Imagination brings them into being. This is from the Gospel of Truth :
All the spaces are his emanations. They have known that they came forth from him, like children who are from a grown man. They knew that they had not yet received form, nor yet received a name, each one of which the Father begets ...
But the Father is perfect, knowing every space within him. If he wishes, he manifests whomever he wishes, by giving him form and giving him a name, and he gives a name to him, and brings it about that those come into existence.
Upper Aeons are the realm of the ultimate ‘Creator’, or creative force/imagination, and it begs a question: If that is the case why is life so unpleasant – even shockingly bad – for so many in our reality? There is an answer to that.
Top image: Gospel of Thomas and The Secret Book of John (Apocryphon of John), Codex II The Nag Hammadi manuscripts ( public domain )
This article is an extract from the book ‘Everything You Need to Know but Have Never Been Told’ by David Icke. Visit www.davidicke.com for more information.
By David Icke