Re: Two Thomases ?
- Hi Maurice,
I agree that the one who is praised is not the author of the Gospel
and that a great deal of mystery lies within tri-fold name that could be viewed as a secret
code in three different languages, all languages spoken in Jesus' community. There
appears to be a motive of expressing inclusiveness in that.
Regarding the mystery of the bridal chamber. I suggest
familiarizing yourself with the Gospel of Philip 84:23-85:20 and 53:10-25 which describes
the anointing in the Bridal Chamber, the Holy of Holies and with my book, Divine
Complement which was published in 2006. You can access the entire book, on Google
books and chapters 2 and 3 are the relevant chapter in understanding Thomas as well as
Thomas saying 22 on "making the two one" expresses a
complete metamorphosis of the individual beyond a mere enlightened awakening,
one of unification of the divine aspects of the soul and one resulting in the rebirth
into one's masculine and feminine (god/goddess) nature so that the hand becomes the
instrument of God and one's image moves from human to the divine form.
According to the Gospel of Philip Jesus had accomplished the resurrection through the
living body not through death and had become Son of the Bridal Chamber through an
anointing described as with a fire of white light. The path of unification described in
Saying 22 is one that embraces the inner, the outer, the masculine, the feminine and one's
own power to perform the miracles of the hand. The Gospel of Philip tells us this
unification takes place in the Bridal Chamber. In my book, I define and describe the
initiation in the Bridal Chamber.
There are three in the equation, Didymus Judas Thomas, Twin-Praise God Twin. It seems
to be an equation of masculine and feminine unity or as I define it in my book "tri-unity"
with God. Therefore the one being praised in my mind would most naturally have been