Thursday, April 30, 2020

Thunder Perfect Mind- A Prayer Poem Exploring the Feminine Face of the Divine in Ancient Christian Gnostic Writings, see lecture by scholar Dr. Celine Lillie

Celene Lillie (Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary) is the Director of Adult Education and Spiritual Formation at First United Methodist Church in Boulder, Colorado, and an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado Boulder.  She is the author of The Rape of Eve: The Transformation of Roman Ideology in Three Early Christian Retellings of Genesis, the director of translations for A New New Testament...

The Thunder, Perfect Mind 'Safe In These Arms' May all beings be happy May all beings be safe May all beings everywhere, be free! 'The Thunder, Perfect Mind' The Nag Hammadi Library I was sent forth from the power, and I have come to those who reflect upon me, and I have been found among those who seek after me. Look upon me, you who reflect upon me, and you hearers, hear me. You who are waiting for me, take me to yourselves. And do not banish me from your sight. And do not make your voice hate me, For I AM the first and the last. I AM the honored one and the scorned one. I AM the whore and the holy one. I AM the wife and the virgin. I AM the mother and the daughter. I AM the members of my mother. I AM the barren one and many are her sons. I AM she whose wedding is great, and I have not taken a husband. I AM the midwife and she who does not bear. I AM the solace of my labor pains. I AM the bride and the bridegroom, and it is my husband who begot me. I AM the mother of my father and the sister of my husband and he is my offspring. I AM the slave of him who prepared me. I AM the ruler of my offspring. But he is the one who begot me before the time on a birthday. And he is my offspring in (due) time, and my power is from him. I AM the staff of his power in his youth, and he is the rod of my old age. And whatever he wills happens to me. I AM the silence that is incomprehensible and the idea whose remembrance is frequent. I AM the voice whose sound is manifold and the word whose appearance is multiple. I AM the utterance of my name. Why, you who hate me, do you love me, and hate those who love me? You who deny me, confess me, and you who confess me, deny me. You who tell the truth about me, lie about me, and you who have lied about me, tell the truth about me. You who know me, be ignorant of me, and those who have not known me, let them know me. For I AM knowledge and ignorance. I AM shame and boldness. I AM shameless; I am ashamed. I AM strength and I am fear. I AM war and peace. Give heed to me. I AM the one who is disgraced and the great one. Give heed to my poverty and my wealth. Do not be arrogant to me when I am cast out upon the earth, and you will find me in those that are to come. And do not look upon me on the dung-heap nor go and leave me cast out, and you will find me in the kingdoms. And do not look upon me when I am cast out among those who are disgraced and in the least places, nor laugh at me. And do not cast me out among those who are slain in violence. But I, I AM compassionate and I am cruel. Be on your guard! Do not hate my obedience and do not love my self-control. In my weakness, do not forsake me, and do not be afraid of my power. For why do you despise my fear and curse my pride? But I AM she who exists in all fears and strength in trembling. I AM she who is weak, and I AM well in a pleasant place. I AM senseless and I am wise. Why have you hated me in your counsels? For I shall be silent among those who are silent, and I shall appear and speak, Why then have you hated me? For I AM the wisdom of the Greeks and the knowledge of the barbarians. I AM the judgement of the Greeks and of the barbarians. I AM the one whose image is great in Egypt I AM the one who has been hated everywhere and who has been loved everywhere. I AM the one whom they call Life, and you have called Death. I AM the one whom they call Law, and you have called Lawlessness. I AM the one whom you have pursued, and I AM the one whom you have seized. I AM the one whom you have scattered, and you have gathered me together. I AM the one before whom you have been ashamed, and you have been shameless to me. I AM she who does not keep festival, and I AM she whose festivals are many. I, I AM Godless, and I AM the one whose God is great. And I will speak his name, And they will find me there, and they will live, and they will not die again. * (Shortened Version) "On Behalf of Humanity so that Peace May Prevail, May We All Re-member Oneness! In Honor of our Sacred Warrior Protectors of Anonymous, for their Courage, Strength, & Divinity in Protecting and Revealing Truth! Mother Gifts Us All We Need for Free!" ~Unanimous "Calling all Sacred Brothers & Sisters of Anonymous, We Invite you to Protect the Divine Feminine in Reality; Our Beloved Sisters, Wives, Daughters, Mothers, and Mother Earth's Primal Waters, Pure Air, Abundant Food and Free Energy! Defend Her!" ~Anonymous Music: 'Safe In These Arms' by Jennifer Berezen Footage: Edited faces of all aspects of the Sacred Goddess A Unanimous Thank You! *'Thunder, Perfect Mind' Gnostic Poem of Sophia Nag Hammadi Library Translated by George W. MacRae For FULL VERSION:

Thunder Perfect Mind - Lecture by Dr. Celene Lillie

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