santmat:

The Book of the Knowledge (Gnosis) of the Invisible God

(An Unrecognized Dialogues Gospel Embedded in the Bruce Codex, Placed at the Beginning of the First Book of IEOU)


“I have loved you. I have wanted to give you life.” 
— the Living Jesus, Who Knows the Truth 


This is the book of the Knowledge (Gnosis) of the Invisible God, 
by means of the hidden mysteries 
which show the way to the chosen ones, 
leading in rest (refreshment) to the life of the Father —
in the coming of the Saviour, 
of the deliverer of souls who 
receive to themselves the Word of life 
which is higher than all life — 
in the knowledge of the Living Jesus, 
who has come forth through the Father from the aeon of Light 
at the completion of the fullness (pleroma) — 
in the teaching, 
apart from which there is no other, 
which the Living Jesus has taught to his apostles, saying: 
“This is the teaching in which dwells the whole knowledge.” 


The Living Jesus answered and said to his apostles: 
“Blessed is he who has crucified the world 
and who has not allowed the world to crucify him.” 


The apostles answered with one voice, saying: 
“0 Lord, teach us the way to crucify the world, 
that it may not crucify us, 
so that we are destroyed and lose our lives.” 


The Living Jesus answered: 
“He who has crucified it (the world) is he 
who has found my word and has fulfilled it 
according to the will of him who has sent me.”


The apostles answered, saying: 
“Speak to us, 0 Lord, that we may hear thee. 
We have followed thee with our whole hearts. 
We have left behind father and mother, 
we have left behind vineyards and fields, 
we have left behind goods and the greatness of rulers (kings), 
and we have followed thee, 
so that thou shouldst teach us the life of thy Father who has sent 
thee.” 


The Living Jesus answered and said: 
“The life of my Father is this: 
that you receive your soul from the race of understanding (mind), 
and that it ceases to be earthly and becomes understanding 
through that which I say to you in the course of my discourse, 
so that you fulfill it and are saved from the archon (ruler) of this 
aeon and his persecutions, 
to which there is no end. 
But you, my disciples, 
hasten to receive my Word with certainty 
so that you know it, 
in order that the archon of this aeon may not fight with you — 
this one who did not find any commandment of his in me — 
so that you also, 0 my apostles, fulfill my Word in relation to me, 
and I myself make you free, 
and you become whole 
through a freedom in which there is no blemish. 
As the Spirit of the Comforter is whole, so will you also be whole, 
through the freedom of the Spirit of the Holy Comforter.” 


All the apostles, Matthew and John, Philip and Bartholomew and 
James, answered with one voice, saying: “0 Lord Jesus, thou who 
livest, whose goodness extends over those who have found thy wisdom 
and thy form in which thou gavest Light; 0 light-giving Light that 
enlightened our hearts until we received the light of life; 0 true 
Word, that through gnosis teaches us the hidden knowledge of the 
Lord Jesus, the Living One.” 


The Living Jesus answered and said: “Blessed is the man who has 
known these things. He has brought heaven down, he has lifted the 
earth and has sent it to heaven, and he has become the Midst for it 
is nothing.” 


The apostles answered, saying: “Jesus, thou Living One, Lord 
interpret for us how we may bring heaven down, for we have followed 
thee in order that thou shouldst teach us the true Light.” 
The Living Jesus answered and said: “The Word which existed in 
heaven before the earth came into existence — this which is called 
the world — but you, when you know my Word, you will bring heaven 
down, and it (the Word) will dwell in you. Heaven is the invisible 
Word of the Father; but when you know these things you will bring 
heaven down. As to sending the earth up to heaven, I will show you 
what it is, that you may know it: to send the earth to heaven is 
that he who hears the Word of gnosis has ceased to have the 
understanding (mind) of a man of earth, but has become a man of 
heaven. His understanding (mind) has ceased to be earthly, but it 
has become heavenly. Because of this you will be saved from the 
archon [ruler] of this aeon [age], and he will become the Midst, 
because it is nothing.” 


The Living Jesus said again: “When you become heavenly you will 
become the Midst because it is nothing, for the… rulers and the 
wicked powers (exousiai) will fight with you and they will envy you 
because you have known me, because I am not from the world, and I do 
not resemble the rulers and the powers (exousiai) and all the wicked 
ones. They do not come from me. And furthermore he who is born in 
the flesh of unrighteousness has no part in the Kingdom of my 
Father, and also he who (knows) me according to the flesh has no 
hope in the Kingdom of God, the Father.” 


The apostles answered with one voice, they said: “Jesus, thou Living 
One, 0 Lord, are we born of the flesh, and have we known thee 
according to the flesh? Tell us, 0 Lord, for we are troubled.” 


The Living Jesus answered and said to his apostles: “I do not speak 
of the flesh in which you dwell, but the flesh of ignorance and non-
understanding which exists in ignorance, which leads astray many 
from the Word of my Father.” 


The apostles answered the words of the Living Jesus, they 
said: “Tell us how non-understanding happens, that we may beware of 
it, lest we should go…” 


The Living Jesus answered and said: “Each one who bears my virginity 
and my [lacuna….missing words…] and my garment, without 
understanding and knowing me, and blasphemes my name, I have 
[…..lacuna….] to destruction. And furthermore he has become an 
earthly son because he has not known my Word with certainty — these 
words which the Father spoke, so that I myself should teach those 
who will know me at the completion of the pleroma [fullness] of him 
who sent me.” 


The apostles answered and said: “0 Lord Jesus, thou Living One, 
teach us the completion, and it suffices us.” 


And he said: “The Word which I give to you yourselves…………


[…manuscript leaves off here. Perhaps some day the rest of this 
ancient dialogues gospel will be discovered again, or perhaps not.]

santmat:

The Book of the Knowledge (Gnosis) of the Invisible God


(An Unrecognized Dialogues Gospel Embedded in the Bruce Codex, Placed at the Beginning of the First Book of IEOU)


“I have loved you. I have wanted to give you life.”
— the Living Jesus, Who Knows the Truth


This is the book of the Knowledge (Gnosis) of the Invisible God,
by means of the hidden mysteries
which show the way to the chosen ones,
leading in rest (refreshment) to the life of the Father —
in the coming of the Saviour,
of the deliverer of souls who
receive to themselves the Word of life
which is higher than all life —
in the knowledge of the Living Jesus,
who has come forth through the Father from the aeon of Light
at the completion of the fullness (pleroma) —
in the teaching,
apart from which there is no other,
which the Living Jesus has taught to his apostles, saying:
“This is the teaching in which dwells the whole knowledge.”


The Living Jesus answered and said to his apostles:
“Blessed is he who has crucified the world
and who has not allowed the world to crucify him.”


The apostles answered with one voice, saying:
“0 Lord, teach us the way to crucify the world,
that it may not crucify us,
so that we are destroyed and lose our lives.”


The Living Jesus answered:
“He who has crucified it (the world) is he
who has found my word and has fulfilled it
according to the will of him who has sent me.”


The apostles answered, saying:
“Speak to us, 0 Lord, that we may hear thee.
We have followed thee with our whole hearts.
We have left behind father and mother,
we have left behind vineyards and fields,
we have left behind goods and the greatness of rulers (kings),
and we have followed thee,
so that thou shouldst teach us the life of thy Father who has sent
thee.”


The Living Jesus answered and said:
“The life of my Father is this:
that you receive your soul from the race of understanding (mind),
and that it ceases to be earthly and becomes understanding
through that which I say to you in the course of my discourse,
so that you fulfill it and are saved from the archon (ruler) of this
aeon and his persecutions,
to which there is no end.
But you, my disciples,
hasten to receive my Word with certainty
so that you know it,
in order that the archon of this aeon may not fight with you —
this one who did not find any commandment of his in me —
so that you also, 0 my apostles, fulfill my Word in relation to me,
and I myself make you free,
and you become whole
through a freedom in which there is no blemish.
As the Spirit of the Comforter is whole, so will you also be whole,
through the freedom of the Spirit of the Holy Comforter.”


All the apostles, Matthew and John, Philip and Bartholomew and
James, answered with one voice, saying: “0 Lord Jesus, thou who
livest, whose goodness extends over those who have found thy wisdom
and thy form in which thou gavest Light; 0 light-giving Light that
enlightened our hearts until we received the light of life; 0 true
Word, that through gnosis teaches us the hidden knowledge of the
Lord Jesus, the Living One.”


The Living Jesus answered and said: “Blessed is the man who has
known these things. He has brought heaven down, he has lifted the
earth and has sent it to heaven, and he has become the Midst for it
is nothing.”


The apostles answered, saying: “Jesus, thou Living One, Lord
interpret for us how we may bring heaven down, for we have followed
thee in order that thou shouldst teach us the true Light.”
The Living Jesus answered and said: “The Word which existed in
heaven before the earth came into existence — this which is called
the world — but you, when you know my Word, you will bring heaven
down, and it (the Word) will dwell in you. Heaven is the invisible
Word of the Father; but when you know these things you will bring
heaven down. As to sending the earth up to heaven, I will show you
what it is, that you may know it: to send the earth to heaven is
that he who hears the Word of gnosis has ceased to have the
understanding (mind) of a man of earth, but has become a man of
heaven. His understanding (mind) has ceased to be earthly, but it
has become heavenly. Because of this you will be saved from the
archon [ruler] of this aeon [age], and he will become the Midst,
because it is nothing.”


The Living Jesus said again: “When you become heavenly you will
become the Midst because it is nothing, for the… rulers and the
wicked powers (exousiai) will fight with you and they will envy you
because you have known me, because I am not from the world, and I do
not resemble the rulers and the powers (exousiai) and all the wicked
ones. They do not come from me. And furthermore he who is born in
the flesh of unrighteousness has no part in the Kingdom of my
Father, and also he who (knows) me according to the flesh has no
hope in the Kingdom of God, the Father.”


The apostles answered with one voice, they said: “Jesus, thou Living
One, 0 Lord, are we born of the flesh, and have we known thee
according to the flesh? Tell us, 0 Lord, for we are troubled.”


The Living Jesus answered and said to his apostles: “I do not speak
of the flesh in which you dwell, but the flesh of ignorance and non-
understanding which exists in ignorance, which leads astray many
from the Word of my Father.”


The apostles answered the words of the Living Jesus, they
said: “Tell us how non-understanding happens, that we may beware of
it, lest we should go…”


The Living Jesus answered and said: “Each one who bears my virginity
and my [lacuna….missing words…] and my garment, without
understanding and knowing me, and blasphemes my name, I have
[…..lacuna….] to destruction. And furthermore he has become an
earthly son because he has not known my Word with certainty — these
words which the Father spoke, so that I myself should teach those
who will know me at the completion of the pleroma [fullness] of him
who sent me.”


The apostles answered and said: “0 Lord Jesus, thou Living One,
teach us the completion, and it suffices us.”


And he said: “The Word which I give to you yourselves…………


[…manuscript leaves off here. Perhaps some day the rest of this
ancient dialogues gospel will be discovered again, or perhaps not.]

Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female | Tor.com

mydrunkkitchen:

Previously, researchers had misidentified skeletons as male simply because they were buried with their swords and shields. (Female remains were identified by their oval brooches, and not much else.) By studying osteological signs of gender within the bones themselves, researchers discovered that approximately half of the remains were actually female warriors, given a proper burial with their weapons.

(via labelleotero)

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grannywasjungonce:

'Zitkala-Ša, a Yankton Sioux Native American woman who made her mark as a champion of Native American rights and as an accomplished author and musician. She and her husband, Raymond Bonnin, founded the National Council of American Indians in 1926 to advocate for full citizenship rights for Native Americans.'

grannywasjungonce:

'Zitkala-Ša, a Yankton Sioux Native American woman who made her mark as a champion of Native American rights and as an accomplished author and musician. She and her husband, Raymond Bonnin, founded the National Council of American Indians in 1926 to advocate for full citizenship rights for Native Americans.'

(Source: feverfuckery, via awelltraveledwoman)

"You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level."
- Eckhart Tolle (via lazyyogi)