Hi Kim, I think the Gnostics, like the Sybils get a bad name in Anthroposophy. The Gnostics had alot of good work to offer our ongoing evolution and understanding of the Christ Being. Just like all groups, over a period of time decadence sets in...this seems to also have occurred with the Gnostics.
The term Peasant does not imply simpleton rather those with a heart knowledge as the Magi have the intellectual capabilities. Each needs the other just as the heart moves down from the head. I can only consider her a possible Avatar under one consideration.
All good things,
> I found this reference in a Rosicrucian group to Pistis Sophia, Of the
> souls of the disciples and their incarnation <http://shinyurl.com/7af4b>
> "For this cause have I chosen you verily from the beginning through the
> First Mystery. Rejoice then and exult, for when I set out for the world,
> I brought from the beginning with me twelve powers, as I have told you
> from the beginning, which I have taken from the twelve saviours of the
> Treasury of the Light, according to the command of the First Mystery.
> These then I cast into the womb of your mothers, when I came into the
> world, that is those which are in your bodies to-day. For these powers
> have been given unto you before the whole world, because ye are they who
> will save the whole world, and that ye may be able to endure the threat
> of the rulers of the world and the pains of the world and its dangers
> and all its persecutions, which the rulers of the height will bring upon
> you. For many times have I said unto you that I have brought the power
> in you out of the twelve saviours who are in the Treasury of the Light.
> For which cause I have said unto you indeed from the beginning that ye
> are not of the world. I also am not of it. For all men who are in the
> world have gotten their souls out of [the power of] the rulers of the
> æons. But the power which is in you is from me; your souls belong to
> the height. I have brought twelve powers of the twelve saviours of the
> Treasury of the Light, taking them out of the portion of my power which
> I did first receive. And when I had set forth for the world, I came into
> the midst of the rulers of the sphere and had the form of Gabriel
> the angel of the æons; and the rulers of the æons did not know me,
> but they thought that I was the angel Gabriel.
> I know it can be a little difficult to handle as there are some Gnostic
> concepts, but the idea that the disciples is just simple peasants is not
> backed by this. The "Twelve Saviours of the Treasury of the Light"
> sounds just like the twelve Bodhisattvas in Devacan or Shambala.
> Gabriel as the Angel of the Æons is also interesting. That the
> Æons didn't recognize Christ as part of the Æons is the
> misunderstanding of the Gnostics, as they only were Moon-initiated and
> couldn't see Christ only Jesus, and as the new lowest Æon they
> mistook him for the old lowest Æon.
> --- In email@example.com, dottie zold
> <dottie_z@> wrote:
> > My understanding of an Avatar is one that works from above. If they
> were on the ground I would call them an Initiate. What is your
> definition of an Avatar. She was not an avatar. Just like with John the
> Baptist, there is one greater than she and with all those with whom they
> > All good things,
> > Dottie