1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  The gospel of truth is joy to those who have | received from the Father of truth the gift of | knowing him by the power of the Logos, who has | The Logos is the aeon of the Word. come from the Pleroma and who is in the | The Pleroma is Heaven. thought and the mind of the Father; he it is | who is called "the Savior," since that is the | The Word is Saviour (Jesus). name of the work which he must do for the | redemption of those who have not known the | Father. |
The description of the aeons
Aeonology // Bodacious Blog
The light of God is the aeons combined
The Robbers of Light // Bodacious Blog
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  For the name of the gospel is the | manifestation of hope, since that is the | Hope, in the Dodecad, is another aeon. discovery of those who seek him, because the | All sought him from whom it had come forth. | | You see, the All had been inside of him, that | illimitable, inconceivable one, who is better | than every thought. |

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22  This ignorance of the Father brought about | terror and fear. | | And terror became dense like a fog, that no | one was able to see. | | Because of this, error became strong. | | But it worked on its hylic substance vainly, | because it did not know the truth. | | It was in a fashioned form while it was | preparing, in power and in beauty, the | equivalent of truth. | | This then, was not a humiliation for him, that | illimitable, inconceivable one. | | For they were as nothing, this terror and this | forgetfulness and this figure of falsehood, | whereas this established truth is unchanging, | unperturbed and completely beautiful. |

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23  For this reason, do not take error too | seriously. | | Thus, since it had no root, it was in a fog as | regards the Father, engaged in preparing works | and forgetfulnesses and fears in order, by | these means, to beguile those of the middle | and to make them captive. | | The forgetfulness of error was not revealed. | | It did not become light beside the Father. | | Forgetfulness did not exist with the Father, | although it existed because of him. | | What exists in him is knowledge, which was | revealed so that forgetfulness might be | destroyed and that they might know the Father, | Since forgetfulness existed because they did | not know the Father, if they then come to know | the Father, from that moment on forgetfulness | will cease to exist. |

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29  That is the gospel of him whom they seek, | which he has revealed to the perfect through | the mercies of the Father as the hidden | mystery, Jesus the Christ. | | Through him he enlightened those who were in | darkness because of forgetfulness. | | He enlightened them and gave them a path. | | And that path is the truth which he taught | them. | | For this reason error was angry with him, so | it persecuted him. | | It was distressed by him, so it made him | powerless. | | He was nailed to a cross. | | He became a fruit of the knowledge of the | Father. | | He did not, however, destroy them because they | ate of it. | | He rather caused those who ate of it to be | joyful because of this discovery. |

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28  And as for him, them he found in himself, and | him they found in themselves, that | illimitable, inconceivable one, that perfect | Father who made the all, in whom the All is, | and whom the All lacks, since he retained in | himself their perfection, which he had not | given to the all. | | The Father was not jealous. | | What jealousy, indeed, is there between him | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/the-tapestry-of-truth/ and his members? For, even if the Aeon had | received their perfection, they would not have | Understand that by becoming spiritually True, been able to approach the perfection of the | you become a part of the Father. Father, because he retained their perfection | in himself, giving it to them as a way to | return to him and as a knowledge unique in | perfection. | | He is the one who set the All in order and in | whom the All existed and whom the All lacked. | | As one of whom some have no knowledge, he | desires that they know him and that they love | him. | | For what is it that the All lacked, if not the | knowledge of the Father? |

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29  He became a guide, quiet and in leisure. | | In the middle of a school he came and spoke | the Word, as a teacher. | | Those who were wise in their own estimation | came to put him to the test. | | But he discredited them as empty-headed | people. | | They hated him because they really were not | wise men. | | After all these came also the little children, | those who possess the knowledge of the Father. | | When they became strong they were taught the | aspects of the Father's face. | | They came to know and they were known. | | They were glorified and they gave glory. | | In their heart, the living book of the Living | was manifest, the book which was written in | the thought and in the mind of the Father and, | from before the foundation of the All, is in | that incomprehensible part of him. |

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29  This is the book which no one found possible | to take, since it was reserved for him who | will take it and be slain. | | No one was able to be manifest from those who | believed in salvation as long as that book had | not appeared. | | For this reason, the compassionate, faithful | Jesus was patient in his sufferings until he | took that book, since he knew that his death | meant life for many. | | Just as in the case of a will which has not | yet been opened, for the fortune of the | deceased master of the house is hidden, so | also in the case of the All which had been | hidden as long as the Father of the All was | invisible and unique in himself, in whom every | space has its source. | | For this reason Jesus appeared. | | He took that book as his own. | | He was nailed to a cross. | | He affixed the edict of the Father to the | cross. |

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  Oh, such great teaching! He abases himself | even unto death, though he is clothed in | eternal life. | | Having divested himself of these perishable | rags, he clothed himself in incorruptibility, | which no one could possibly take from him. | | Having entered into the empty territory of | fears, he passed before those who were | stripped by forgetfulness, being both | knowledge and perfection, proclaiming the | things that are in the heart of the Father, so | that he became the wisdom of those who have | received instruction. | | But those who are to be taught, the living who | are inscribed in the book of the living, learn | for themselves, receiving instructions from | the Father, turning to him again. |

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18  Since the perfection of the All is in the | Father, it is necessary for the All to ascend | to him. | | Therefore, if one has knowledge, he gets what | belongs to him and draws it to himself. | | For he who is ignorant, is deficient, and it | is a great deficiency, since he lacks that | which will make him perfect. | | Since the perfection of the All is in the | Father, it is necessary for the All to ascend | to him and for each one to get the things | which are his. | | He registered them first, having prepared them | to be given to those who came from him. |

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34  Those whose name he knew first were called | last, so that the one who has knowledge is he | whose name the Father has pronounced. | | For he whose name has not been spoken is | ignorant. | | Indeed, how shall one hear if his name has not | been uttered? For he who remains ignorant | until the end is a creature of forgetfulness | and will perish with it. | | If this is not so, why have these wretches no | name, why do they have no sound? Hence, if one | has knowledge, he is from above. | | If he is called, he hears, he replies, and he | turns toward him who called him and he ascends | to him and he knows what he is called. | | Since he has knowledge, he does the will of | him who called him. | | He desires to please him and he finds rest. | | He receives a certain name. | | He who thus is going to have knowledge knows | whence he came and whither he is going. | | He knows it as a person who, having become | intoxicated, has turned from his drunkenness | and having come to himself, has restored what | is his own. |

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31  He has turned many from error. | | He went before them to their own places, from | which they departed when they erred because of | the depth of him who surrounds every place, | whereas there is nothing which surrounds him. | | It was a great wonder that they were in the | Father without knowing him and that they were | able to leave on their own, since they were | not able to contain him and know him in whom | they were, for indeed his will had not come | forth from him. | | For he revealed it as a knowledge with which | all its emanations agree, namely, the | knowledge of the living book which he revealed | to the Aeons at last as his letters, | displaying to them that these are not merely | vowels nor consonants, so that one may read | them and think of something void of meaning; | on the contrary, they are letters which convey | the truth. | | They are pronounced only when they are known. | | Each letter is a perfect truth like a perfect | book, for they are letters written by the hand | of the unity, since the Father wrote them for | the Aeons, so that they by means of his | letters might come to know the Father. |

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72  While his wisdom mediates on the logos, and | since his teaching expresses it, his knowledge | has been revealed. | | His honor is a crown upon it. | | Since his joy agrees with it, his glory | exalted it. | | It has revealed his image. | | It has obtained his rest. | | His love took bodily form around it. | | His trust embraced it. | | Thus the logos of the Father goes forth into | the All, being the fruit of his heart and | expression of his will. | | It supports the All. | | It chooses and also takes the form of the All, | purifying it, and causing it to return to the | Father and to the Mother, Jesus of the utmost | sweetness. | | The Father opens his bosom, but his bosom is | the Holy Spirit. | | He reveals his hidden self which is his son, | so that through the compassion of the Father | the Aeons may know him, end their wearying | search for the Father and rest themselves in | him, knowing that this is rest. | | After he had filled what was incomplete, he | did away with form. | | The form of it is the world, that which it | served. | | For where there is envy and strife, there is | an incompleteness; but where there is unity, | there is completeness. | | Since this incompleteness came about because | they did not know the Father, so when they | know the Father, incompleteness, from that | moment on, will cease to exist. | | As one's ignorance disappears when he gains | knowledge, and as darkness disappears when | light appears, so also incompleteness is | eliminated by completeness. | | Certainly, from that moment on, form is no | longer manifest, but will be dissolved in | fusion with unity. | | For now their works lie scattered. | | In time unity will make the spaces complete. | | By means of unity each one will understand | itself. | | By means of knowledge it will purify itself of | diversity with a view towards unity, devouring | matter within itself like fire and darkness by | light, death by life. |

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54  Certainly, if these things have happened to | each one of us, it is fitting for us, surely, | to think about the All so that the house may | be holy and silent for unity. | | Like people who have moved from a | neighborhood, if they have some dishes around | which are not good, they usually break them. | | Nevertheless the householder does not suffer a | loss, but rejoices, for in the place of these | defective dishes there are those which are | completely perfect. | | For this is the judgement which has come from | above and which has judged every person, a | drawn two-edged sword cutting on this side and | that. | | When it appeared, I mean, the Logos, who is in | the heart of those who pronounce it - it was | not merely a sound but it has become a body - | a great disturbance occurred among the dishes, | for some were emptied, others filled: some | were provided for, others were removed; some | were purified, still others were broken. | | All the spaces were shaken and disturbed for | they had no composure nor stability. | | Error was disturbed not knowing what it should | do. | | It was troubled; it lamented, it was beside | itself because it did not know anything. | | When knowledge, which is its abolishment, | approached it with all its emanations, error | is empty, since there is nothing in it. | | Truth appeared; all its emanations recognized | it. | | They actually greeted the Father with a power | which is complete and which joins them with | the Father. | | For each one loves truth because truth is the | mouth of the Father. | | His tongue is the Holy Spirit, who joins him | to truth attaching him to the mouth of the | Father by his tongue at the time he shall | receive the Holy Spirit. |

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53  This is the manifestation of the Father and | his revelation to his Aeons. | | He revealed his hidden self and explained it. | | For who is it who exists if it is not the | Father himself? All the spaces are his | emanations. | | They knew that they stem from him as children | from a perfect man. | | They knew that they had not yet received form | God knows our True name; An everlasting name. nor had they yet received a name, every one of | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/new-name/ which the Father produces. | | If they at that time receive form of his | knowledge, though they are truly in him, they | do not know him. | | But the Father is perfect. | | He knows every space which is within him. | | If he pleases, he reveals anyone whom he | desires by giving him a form and by giving him | a name; and he does give him a name and cause | him to come into being. | | Those who do not yet exist are ignorant of him | who created them. | | I do not say, then, that those who do not yet | Psychic exist are nothing. | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/the-robbers/ | But they are in him who will desire that they | exist when he pleases, like the event which is | going to happen. | | On the one hand, he knows, before anything is | revealed, what he will produce. | | On the other hand, the fruit which has not yet | been revealed does not know anything, nor is | it anything either. | | Thus each space which, on its part, is in the | Father comes from the existent one, who, on | his part, has established it from the | nonexistent. | | [...] he who does not exist at all, will never | exist. |

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57  What, then, is that which he wants him to | Hylic think? "I am like the shadows and phantoms of | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/the-robbers/ the night." When morning comes, this one knows | that the fear which he had experienced was | nothing. | | Thus they were ignorant of the Father; he is | the one whom they did not see. | | Since there had been fear and confusion and a | lack of confidence and doublemindness and | division, there were many illusions which were | conceived by him, the foregoing, as well as | empty ignorance - as if they were fast asleep | and found themselves a prey to troubled | dreams. | | Either there is a place to which they flee, or | they lack strength as they come, having | pursued unspecified things. | | Either they are involved in inflicting blows, | or they themselves receive bruises. | | Either they are falling from high places, or | they fly off through the air, though they have | no wings at all. | | Other times, it is as if certain people were | trying to kill them, even though there is no | one pursuing them; or, they themselves are | killing those beside them, for they are | stained by their blood. | | Until the moment when they who are passing | through all these things - I mean they who | have experienced all these confusions - awake, | they see nothing because the dreams were | nothing. | | It is thus that they who cast ignorance from | them as sleep do not consider it to be | anything, nor regard its properties to be | something real, but they renounce them like a | dream in the night and they consider the | knowledge of the Father to be the dawn. | | It is thus that each one has acted, as if he | were asleep, during the time when he was | ignorant and thus he comes to understand, as | if he were awakening. | | And happy is the man who comes to himself and | awakens. | | Indeed, blessed is he who has opened the eyes | of the blind. |

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14  And the Spirit came to him in haste when it | raised him. | | Having given its hand to the one lying prone | on the ground, it placed him firmly on his | feet, for he had not yet stood up. | | He gave them the means of knowing the | knowledge of the Father and the revelation of | his son. | | For when they saw it and listened to it, he | permitted them to take a taste of and to smell | and to grasp the beloved son. |

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39  He appeared, informing them of the Father, the | illimitable one. | | He inspired them with that which is in the | mind, while doing his will. | | Many received the light and turned towards | him. | | But material men were alien to him and did not | discern his appearance nor recognize him. | | For he came in the likeness of flesh and | nothing blocked his way because it was | incorruptible and unrestrainable. | | Moreover, while saying new things, speaking | about what is in the heart of the Father, he | proclaimed the faultless word. | | Light spoke through his mouth, and his voice | brought forth life. | | He gave them thought and understanding and | mercy and salvation and the Spirit of strength | derived from the limitlessness of the Father | and sweetness. | | He caused punishments and scourgings to cease, | for it was they which caused many in need of | mercy to astray from him in error and in | chains - and he mightily destroyed them and | derided them with knowledge. | | He became a path for those who went astray and | knowledge to those who were ignorant, a | discovery for those who sought, and a support | for those who tremble, a purity for those who | were defiled. |

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21  He is the shepherd who left behind the ninety- | nine sheep which had not strayed and went in | search of that one which was lost. | | He rejoiced when he had found it. | | For ninety-nine is a number of the left hand, | which holds it. | | The moment he finds the one, however, the | whole number is transferred to the right hand. | | Thus it is with him who lacks the one, that | is, the entire right hand which attracts that | in which it is deficient, seizes it from the | left side and transfers it to the right. | | In this way, then, the number becomes one | hundred. | | This number signifies the Father. |

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17  He labored even on the Sabbath for the sheep | which he found fallen into the pit. | | He saved the life of that sheep, bringing it | up from the pit in order that you may | understand fully what that Sabbath is, you who | possess full understanding. | | It is a day in which it is not fitting that | salvation be idle, so that you may speak of | that heavenly day which has no night and of | the sun which does not set because it is | perfect. | | Say then in your heart that you are this | perfect day and that in you the light which | does not fail dwells. |

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51  Speak concerning the truth to those who seek | it and of knowledge to those who, in their | error, have committed sin. | | Make sure-footed those who stumble and stretch | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/astral-projection-pt-3/ forth your hands to the sick. | | Nourish the hungry and set at ease those who | are troubled. | | Foster men who love. | | Raise up and awaken those who sleep. | | For you are this understanding which | encourages. | | If the strong follow this course, they are | even stronger. | | Turn your attention to yourselves. | | Do not be concerned with other things, namely, | that which you have cast forth from | yourselves, that which you have dismissed. | | Do not return to them to eat them. | | Do not be moth-eaten. | | Do not be worm-eaten, for you have already | shaken it off. | | Do not be a place of the devil, for you have | already destroyed him. | | Do not strengthen your last obstacles, because | that is reprehensible. | | For the lawless one is nothing. | | He harms himself more than the law. | | For that one does his works because he is a | lawless person. | | But this one, because he is a righteous | person, does his works among others. | | Do the will of the Father, then, for you are | from him. |

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41  For the Father is sweet and his will is good. | | He knows the things that are yours, so that | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/thomas-22/ you may rest yourselves in them. | | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/naphtali/ For by the fruits one knows the things that | You see, God provides evidence. are yours, that they are the children of the | One merely now must live in the Truth. Father, and one knows his aroma, that you | originate from the grace of his countenance. | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/pistis-sophia/ | For this reason, the Father loved his aroma; | and it manifests itself in every place; and | when it is mixed with matter, he gives his | aroma to the light; and into his rest he | causes it to ascend in every form and in every | sound. | | For there are no nostrils which smell the | aroma, but it is the Spirit which possesses | the sense of smell and it draws it for itself | to itself and sinks into the aroma of the | Father. | | He is, indeed, the place for it, and he takes | it to the place from which it has come, in the | first aroma which is cold. | | It is something in a psychic form, resembling | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/living-water/ cold water which is [...] since it is in soil | which is not hard, of which those who see it | think, "It is earth." Afterwards, it becomes | soft again. | | If a breath is taken, it is usually hot. | | The cold aromas, then, are from the division. | | For this reason, God came and destroyed the | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/thy-bridal-chamber/ division and he brought the hot Pleroma of | This is when the division was destroyed for me. love, so that the cold may not return, but the | unity of the Perfect Thought prevail. |
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23  This is the word of the Gospel of the finding | of the Pleroma for those who wait for the | salvation which comes from above. | | The Kingdom of Light without any bad memories When their hope, for which they are waiting, | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/astral-projection-pt-3/ is waiting - they whose likeness is the light | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/the-dimension-of-light/ in which there is no shadow, then at that time | Angels without shadow: the Pleroma is about to come. | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/gospel-of-philip/ | The deficiency of matter, however, is not | because of the limitlessness of the Father who | comes at the time of the deficiency. | | And yet no one is able to say that the | incorruptible One will come in this manner. | | But the depth of the Father is increasing, and | the thought of error is not with him. | | It is a matter of falling down and a matter of | being readily set upright at the finding of | that one who has come to him who will turn | back. |
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30  For this turning back is called "repentance". | | For this reason, incorruption has breathed. | | It followed him who has sinned in order that | he may find rest. | | For forgiveness is that which remains for the | light in the deficiency, the word of the | pleroma. | | For the physician hurries to the place in | which there is sickness, because that is the | desire which he has. | | The sick man is in a deficient condition, but | he does not hide himself because the physician | possesses that which he lacks. | | In this manner the deficiency is filled by the | Pleroma, which has no deficiency, which has | given itself out in order to fill the one who | is deficient, so that grace may take him, | then, from the area which is deficient and has | no grace. | | Because of this a diminishing occurred in the | place which there is no grace, the area where | the one who is small, who is deficient, is | taken hold of. |
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38  He revealed himself as a Pleroma, i.e., the | finding of the light of truth which has shined | towards him, because he is unchangeable. | | For this reason, they who have been troubled | speak about Christ in their midst so that they | may receive a return and he may anoint them | with the ointment. | | The ointment is the pity of the Father, who | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/the-pathway-to-gnosis/ will have mercy on them. | At spiritual bankrupcy, ask God for help. | But those whom he has anointed are those who | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/astral-projection-pt-2/ are perfect. | https://mullikine.github.io/posts/dream-discernment-of-judgement/ | For the filled vessels are those which are | customarily used for anointing. | | But when an anointing is finished, the vessel | is usually empty, and the cause of its | deficiency is the consumption of its ointment. | | For then a breath is drawn only through the | power which he has. | | But the one who is without deficiency - one | does not trust anyone beside him nor does one | pour anything out. | | But that which is the deficient is filled | again by the perfect Father. | | He is good. | | He knows his plantings because he is the one | who has planted them in his Paradise. | | And his Paradise is his place of rest. |

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  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48  This is the perfection in the thought of the | Father and these are the words of his | reflection. | | Each one of his words is the work of his will | alone, in the revelation of his Logos. | | Since they were in the depth of his mind, the | Logos, who was the first to come forth, caused | them to appear, along with an intellect which | speaks the unique word by means of a silent | grace. | | It was called "thought," since they were in it | before becoming manifest. | | It happened, then, that it was the first to | come forth - at the moment pleasing to the | will of him who desired it; and it is in the | will that the Father is at rest and with which | he is pleased. | | Nothing happens without him, nor does anything | occur without the will of the Father. | | But his will is incomprehensible. | | His will is his mark, but no one can know it, | nor is it possible for them to concentrate on | it in order to possess it. | | But that which he wishes takes place at the | moment he wishes it - even if the view does | not please anyone: it is Gods will. | | For the Father knows the beginning of them all | as well as their end. | | For when their end arrives, he will question | them to their faces. | | The end, you see, is the recognition of him | who is hidden, that is, the Father, from whom | the beginning came forth and to whom will | return all who have come from him. | | For they were made manifest for the glory and | the joy of his name. |
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23  And the name of the Father is the Son. | | It is he who, in the beginning, gave a name to | him who came forth from him - he is the same | one - and he begat him for a son. | | He gave him his name which belonged to him - | he, the Father, who possesses everything which | exists around him. | | He possess the name; he has the son. | | It is possible for them to see him. | | The name, however, is invisible, for it alone | is the mystery of the invisible about to come | to ears completely filled with it through the | Fathers agency. | | Moreover, as for the Father, his name is not | pronounced, but it is revealed through a son. | | Thus, then, the name is great. |
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44  Who, then, has been able to pronounce a name | for him, this great name, except him alone to | whom the name belongs and the sons of the name | in whom the name of the Father is at rest, and | who themselves in turn are at rest in his | name, since the Father has no beginning? It is | he alone who engendered it for himself as a | name in the beginning before he had created | the Aeons, that the name of the Father should | be over their heads as a lord - that is, the | real name, which is secure by his authority | and by his perfect power. | | For the name is not drawn from lexicons nor is | his name derived from common name-giving, But | it is invisible. | | He gave a name to himself alone, because he | alone saw it and because he alone was capable | of giving himself a name. | | For he who does not exist has no name. | | For what name would one give him who did not | exist? Nevertheless, he who exists also with | his name and he alone knows it, and to him | alone the Father gave a name. | | The Son is his name. | | He did not, therefore, keep it secretly | hidden, but the son came into existence. | | He himself gave a name to him. | | The name, then, is that of the Father, just as | the name of the Father is the Son. | | For otherwise, where would compassion find a | name - outside of the Father? But someone will | probably say to his companion, "Who would give | a name to someone who existed before himself, | as if, indeed, children did not receive their | name from one of those who gave them birth?" |
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32  Above all, then, it is fitting for us to think | this point over: What is the name? It is the | real name. | | It is, indeed, the name which came from the | Father, for it is he who owns the name. | | He did not, you see, get the name on loan, as | in the case of others because of the form in | which each one of them is going to be created. | | This, then, is the authoritative name. | | There is no one else to whom he has given it. | | But it remained unnamed, unuttered, till the | moment when he, who is perfect, pronounced it | himself; and it was he alone who was able to | pronounce his name and to see it. | | When it pleased him, then, that his son should | be his pronounced name and when he gave this | name to him, he who has come from the depth | spoke of his secrets, because he knew that the | Father was absolute goodness. | | For this reason, indeed, he sent this | particular one in order that he might speak | concerning the place and his place of rest | from which he had come forth, and that he | might glorify the Pleroma, the greatness of | his name and the sweetness of his Father. |
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65  Each one will speak concerning the place from | which he has come forth, and to the region | from which he received his essential being, he | will hasten to return once again. | | And he want from that place - the place where | he was - because he tasted of that place, as | he was nourished and grew. | | And his own place of rest is his Pleroma. | | All the emanations from the Father, therefore, | are Pleromas, and all his emanations have | their roots in the one who caused them all to | grow from himself. | | He appointed a limit. | | They, then, became manifest individually in | order that they might be in their own thought, | for that place to which they extend their | thoughts is their root, which lifts them | upward through all heights to the Father. | | They reach his head, which is rest for them, | and they remain there near to it so that they | say that they have participated in his face by | means of embraces. | | But these of this kind were not manifest, | because they have not risen above themselves. | | Neither have they been deprived of the glory | of the Father nor have they thought of him as | small, nor bitter, nor angry, but as | absolutely good, unperturbed, sweet, knowing | all the spaces before they came into existence | and having no need of instruction. | | Such are they who possess from above something | of this immeasurable greatness, as they strain | towards that unique and perfect one who exists | there for them. | | And they do not go down to Hades. | | They have neither envy nor moaning, nor is | death in them. | | But they rest in him who rests, without | wearying themselves or becoming involved in | the search for truth. | | But, they, indeed, are the truth, and the | Father is in them, and they are in the Father, | since they are perfect, inseparable from him | who is truly good. | | They lack nothing in any way, but they are | given rest and are refreshed by the Spirit. | | And they listen to their root; they have | leisure for themselves, they in whom he will | find his root, and he will suffer no loss to | his soul. |

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26  Such is the place of the blessed; this is | their place. | | As for the rest, then, may they know, in their | place, that it does not suit me, after having | been in the place of rest to say anything | more. | | But he is the one in whom I shall be in order | to devote myself, at all times, to the Father | of the All and the true brothers, those upon | whom the love of the Father is lavished, and | in whose midst nothing of him is lacking. | | It is they who manifest themselves truly since | they are in that true and eternal life and | speak of the perfect light filled with the | seed of the Father, and which is in his heart | and in the Pleroma, while his Spirit rejoices | in it and glorifies him in whom it was, | because the Father is good. | | And his children are perfect and worthy of his | name, because he is the Father. | | Children of this kind are those whom he loves. |`