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Re: The rape of Eve

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  • Steve
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    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 14, 2006
      --- In gnosticism2@yahoogroups.com, lady_caritas <no_reply@...> wrote:
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      >
      >
      > --- In gnosticism2@yahoogroups.com, "icybrethovhecate"
      > <icybrethovhecate@> wrote:
      > >
      > > In the "Hypostasis of the Archons" Eve is raped by the primal
      > ruler(the
      > > Demiurge), what is the meaning of this? Does it refer to the
      > > rape/prostitution of the spirit as is mentioned in "An Exegesis
      of the
      > > Soul", or is it something different?
      > >
      >
      > Hello, icybrethovhecate. Good questions.Perhaps, to begin, it
      would be
      > helpful to look at some sections in particular (in addition to the
      > greater context within the works).First, from The Hypostasis of the
      > Archons:
      > "Then the authorities came up to their Adam. And when they saw his
      > female counterpart speaking with him, they became agitated with
      great
      > agitation; and they became enamored of her. They said to one
      another,
      > "Come, let us sow our seed in her," and they pursued her. And she
      > laughed at them for their witlessness and their blindness; and in
      their
      > clutches she became a tree, and left before them her shadowy
      reflection
      > resembling herself; and they defiled it foully. - And they defiled
      the
      > stamp of her voice, so that by the form they had modeled, together
      with
      > their (own) image, they made themselves liable to condemnation."
      >
      > http://gnosis.org/naghamm/hypostas.html
      > <http://gnosis.org/naghamm/hypostas.html>
      >
      >
      > And from The Exegesis on the Soul:
      > "As long as she was alone with the father, she was virgin and in
      > form androgynous. But when she fell down into a body and came to
      this
      > life, then she fell into the hands of many robbers. And the wanton
      > creatures passed her from one to another and [...] her. Some made
      use of
      > her by force, while others did so by seducing her with a gift. In
      short,
      > they defiled her, and she [...] her virginity.
      >
      > http://gnosis.org/naghamm/exe.html
      <http://gnosis.org/naghamm/exe.html>
      >
      >
      > What exactly is being "defiled" in each case? How might we
      > compare the two?Any thoughts from members?Cari
      >
      Our spirits are raped everyday in the material world. Sometimes by
      force, sometimes by seduction. We forget that we are the royal Bride
      of Christ and end up as whores dying in a brothel. -Steve W.
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