Gospel of Thomas and The Secret Book of John (Apocryphon of John), Codex II The Nag Hammadi manuscripts

Everything You Need to Know but Have Never Been Told – Insights from the Ancient Nag Hammadi Library

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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

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


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Gnostics are the ones that know. What they knew is that the God of the Old Testament is actually the Devil herself.

What they did not know, at least from  a biological perspective, was that she was merely a tetraploid human or giant and not a real god. This is something that the Holy Roman (Persian/Jewish) Church cannot allow to be known and thus is part of the hidden knowledge or occult. Yes, the Holy Roman/Persian church worships the Devil as do the other Persian based religions including Judaism. Here are the facts:


William H. Bradhaw, Dipl. T, CPIM

Just writing to inform you that Persia is contemporary Iran. That state is muslim, and hence against Rome (as per the apocalypse scenario of the Quoran, as I understand), and probably not much fond of Jews or Christians either. The artificial state of Israel is Jewish, and certainly not fond of Persia (rather hostile towards-, actually), of Christians, or indeed of anything non-Jewish. Rome is a concept that should either be defined in terms of a specific version of the Roman empire based on historical facts, or else it should be interpreted symbolically/methaphorically, in which case - for the present - it could even mean "the US/European western world".

The "Holy Roman Church" is based in the Vatican State, in southern Europe (Italy). I do not know it's policies toward Muslims or Jews, but the "H.R. Church" is neither Jewish (they use Synagogues) nor Muslim (they use Mosques), it is Christian.

Correction: "it could even mean "the US/European western world". "

That should be " the US/European/middle-eastern western wold"

The middle eastern countries with their competing versions of Christianity/Islam/Jewdom are part of the fabric of the current western world, hence part of the methaphorical concept of "current Rome". There would be no western world without middle eastern oil, and there would be no christianity/jewdom or islam in Europe or US if it all had stayed at home, at its origin.

Auspicious Article.

Always inspiring to come in touch with such infos.
Thanks very much David Icke and Ancient Origins for publishing this one.

Uni, Brazil.

Re: "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? "

Uhm... why do you suggest that there is a contradiction between who/what rules your so-called "Upper Aeons" (a theoretical construct/metaphor in some kind of alleged ages-old philosophical paper/script) and the contemporary (quality of) life in general? Or, even a relationship? This is not clear from the text above.

Also, a question: Is this yet another christian/jewish/muslim sect?
It is not clear to me from the text but the thoughts presented here do invite such an assumption, imho. That could be due to the article author mixing "middle east religion" concepts and gnostic concepts, or it could be due to the gnostics being yet another such middle eastern religion/philosophy - it is nor clear from the article.

Oh, and... "need to know" ? (questionmark)
And even ... "everything" ?? (double questionmark)


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