The Bride's Chamber
- Hi Mike,
This statement mentions Levites entering an area which "is a symbol of the
animate ones who attain a salvation OUTSIDE the Fullness (Pleroma)."
If you are outside the pleroma, and animate, you are alive, trapped in the matter of your body and the earthly state, and you are therefor imperfect. Outside the pleroma is simply not being all existent as pleroma, or not as total 'Fullness,' but on the right path to becoming the 'Fullness.' Pleroma is not really outside the body and earthly state, but it is apart from being total. Salvation is attainable while in the flawed condition for the gnostic. It is like the outside becoming the inside, the left becoming the right, the two becoming the one, or the male becoming the female, etc......
Heracleon's statement is important to 'us' and is an observation to the nature of John the Baptist's 'gnostic' influence. What I am saying about the statement is attaining salvation or 'oneness' while animate, is the ultimate goal in gnositic transcendence. It is the ultimate goal in the GThom, starting with saying No. 1.
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