10606Re: [GTh] Sethian-Valentinian Lexicon
- Jul 29, 2013To: MikeI am not qualified to answer your question. This is definitely not my expertise. My objection was cultural, not linguistic. I am not of the opinion that these ideas would fly in AD28-32 Judah/Galilee.Here is Tom Sander's summary that he sent to me. I will ask him to respond to you.Regards,Tom ReynoldsTom Sanders Valentinian Cross-Over Lexicon:Aeon - Earthly SpiritArchon - Heavenly SpiritBridal Chamber - Place of union between Ogdoad powers of Father and MotherGarment - The Aeon form of the incorporeal bodyHebdomad - Seven unit earthly SpiritLogos - 'Truth' meaning reason, order, and knowledge between heaven and earthMonad - The first unit of an Aeon emanationOgdoad - Heavenly or Earthly eight unit Spirit bodyPistis - Faith in order, reason, and knowledgePleroma - Place of the heavenly state, 'kingdom'Sabaoth - Earthly Aeon power of good or evil; BrotherSophia - Earthly Aeon power of gender and creativity; SisterYaldabaoth - Supreme heavenly Ogdoad powers of gender, good, and evil; FatherThe above terms are from the Cross-Over S-V Lexicon is constructed from the larger S-V lexicon.The Sethian-Valentinian Lexicon:(Abrasax, Adonaios, Aeons, Aphredon, Archons, Armedon, Armozel, Astraphaios, Autogenes, Barbelo, Bridal Chamber, Davithai, (Domedon) Doxomedon, Demiurge, Echamoth, Eleleth, Ennoia, Iao/Jeu, Gamaliel, Garment, Hebdomad, Kaliptos, Logos, Marsanes, Mirotheos, Monad, Ogdoad, Oriel, Pistis, Pleroma, Protennoia, Protophanes, Sabaoth, Saklas, Sophia, Totalities, Yaldabaoth, Youel)The Sethian-Valentinian terms were collected from the following texts:"The Gospel of the Egyptians," "Books of Jeu (Iao),""The Apocryphon of John," "Trimorophic Protennoia," "Zostrianos," "The Second Treatise of the Great Seth,""Allogenes,""The Pistis Sophia,""Melchizedek,""The Three Steles of Seth," "On the Origin of the World,""Hypostasis of the Archons,""Marsanes," "The Gospel of Philip,""The First Apocalypse of James,""The Gospel of Thomas," and"The Gospel of Mary"The S-V 'Cross-Over' Lexicon is constructed from the above Sethian works, and those works below that are known Valentinian works."A Valentinian Exposition,""Eugnostos the Blessed,""The Gospel of Truth,""The Sophia of Jesus Christ," "Testimony of Truth," and the "Tripartite Tractate"The following are extended definitions of the 'Cross-Over' Lexicon and reflect both the literal and mathematical values of the terms.Aeon; The term refers to emanations (spirit or pneuma) from the Pleroma, or the energy of thought, like a single good or evil emotion entering man's mind as an Aeon-Monad. This emanation process is based upon the Father, Mother, and Son trinity constructed with the algorithm of the Trivium Method. This method is based upon the concept of three roads meeting to form one road: (1st Premise/Monad A=C) (2nd Supporting Premise A=B = B=C) (Synthesis of A=B=C) = 1. (Logos)Archon; The name of the primary source of Aeon-Ogdoad power of the Father and Mother existing in the Pleroma. Archons are the source of Aeon powers that emanate into the Cosmology and Mind.Bridal Chamber; A place or mindset of transcendence, where male and female Aeon energies merge in a syzygy or union. The Bridal Chamber is mathematically the union of Father-Mother in the schema of the Three Ogdoad powers of the Pleroma from the Father (Yaldabaoth), Mother (Barbleo), and Son unity. In the Trivium algorithm male and female are (A=B =B=C) as the 2nd Supporting premise. (1st Premise/Monad-Father A=C) (2nd Supporting Premise/Father-Mother A=B = B=C) (Synthesis of Father, Mother, Son/ A=B=C) = 1. (Logos)Garment; Refers to the Sethian concept of flesh of the body, spiritual forms, or earthly clothing. The word also refers to the ancient Greek concept of wearing the Soul e.g. Aeon body, like a garment.Hebdomad; Refers to a seven unit Aeon emanation composed of a trivium and quadrivium. Hebdomads emanate from the power of Ogdoads and follows the Trivium Method algorithm (1st Premise/Trivium A=C) 2nd Supporting Premise/Quadrivium A=B = B=C) (Synthesis of A=B=C) = 1. HebdomadLogos; The term can be synonymous with the Word of God as an emanation and realization of truth, or as a reflection of man's divine or Aeon form in the Pleroma. In both Sethian and Platonic Christian Gnosticism logos refers to a system of order, reason, and knowledge. The concept of truth in the Logos in Sethian Christianity is shown with the following algorithm used in Trivium Method logic. This principle is based upon three roads meeting to form one road: (1st Premise/A=C) (2nd Supporting Premise/A=B = B=C) (Synthesis of A=B=C) = 1 Logos.Monad; The term means one and can refer to the first unit of an Aeon emanation. The term is used in the tradition of Trivium Method logic where three roads meet to form one road. In the Pythagorean trivium method that one road formed from three or the point from the intersection of four is called the Monad. Aeon-Monads grow into Aeon-Hebomads, and Aeon-Ogdoads.Ogdoad; Refers to an eight unit Aeon emanation composed of two tetrads that form a 1st and 2nd premise in the Trivium Method formula: (1st Tetrad/Premise A=C) (2nd Tetrad Supporting Premise A=B =B=C) (Synthesis of A=B=C) = 1. OgdoadPistis; The term translates as faith and refers to faith in reasoning and the ordering power of the Aeon power of the Logos.Pleroma; The term means the 'All,' the source of Archons and Aeon power. The Pleroma is the antithesis of the earthly or hylic state of the 'Kenoma.'Sabaoth; The name refers to the son or brother, but the term also refers to the Aeon powers of Adonaios or Yaldabaoth over the Aeon-Ogdoad powers from the Pleroma. Sabaoth is the counterpart to Sophia, or good vs. evil in some texts. He represents the power of good and evil Aeon-Hebdomad emanations of thoughtSophia; The term refers to the daughter of the Mother and sister image of Sabaoth, with the Aeon power of creativity and 'Wisdom' in relation to the Archon or Ogdoad powers of the Father and Mother, referred to in Sethian works as 'Barbelo.'Yaldabaoth; (Ialdabaoth) Ancient Greek reference to magistrate. The name-term refers to the "Father" or first Ogdoad power as opposed to Barbelo as the Mother or second Ogdoad power in the Sethian trinity of Father, Mother, and Son. (Monad-Father A=C) (Duad- Father-Mother A=B=B=C) ( Triad-Son as synthesis of A=B=C) = 1 Jesus as LogosSaunders contends that the Coptic "Gospel of Thomas" is Sethian-Valentinian but is redacted to hide the connection of the Sethian philosophy to keep it secret. This is done by using more common synonymous terms replacing the Sethian specific words used in the apparent Sethian and Valentinian works.
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