In the revised edition of The Nag Hammadi Library in English, published as The Nag Hammadi Scriptures, the “Hypostasis of the Archons” received the less. Because the Archons are real, the Apostle Paul– talking about “the Rulers of Darkness”– told us that “our struggle isn’t against flesh and blood. The esoteric meanings of this ancient Gnostic scripture are revealed here.

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Then he will teach them about everything, and he will anoint them with the unction of life eternal, given him from the undominated generation [of the Absolute]. And these authorities cannot defile you and that generation; for your abode is in incorruptibility, where the virgin spirit dwells, who is superior to the authorities of chaos and to their universe. It will return to you; anyone who kills Cain will let loose seven vengeances, and you will exist groaning and trembling upon the earth.

Now, the deep sleep that they caused to fall on him, and he slept, is ignorance. It taught them, saying, “What hypoztasis he [the superior or heavenly aspect of Samael; in Aries] say to you? Then the [Klipothic] authorities will relinquish their ages, and their angels will weep over their destruction, and their demons will lament their [second] death.

The text moves next to an account of the repentance and enthronement of Yaldabaoth’s son, Sabaoth, which is an interesting passage that has a parallel in On the Origin of the World Hpyostasis , And the spirit called his name Adam, hypostasiz he was found moving upon the ground. Sophia, who is called Pistis, wanted to create something, alone without her consort; and her product was a celestial thing.

And Sophia and Zoe caught him up and gave him charge of the seventh heaven, below the veil between above and below. The ruler [Nous Atom] said, “Why did you hide [in ignorance], unless it is because you have [fornicated, that is, you have] eaten from the tree [sex] from which alone I commanded you not to eat?


Their great one among them said to her, “Your mother Eve came to us. Thus, we who remain dressed with lunar bodies are subject to the wheel of samsara: And the Spiritual Woman t-shime mpneumatike came to him and spoke with him, saying, “Arise, Adam. I am one of the four light-givers, who stand in the presence of the great invisible spirit. Opening his eyes, he saw a vast quantity of matter without limit; and he became arrogant, saying, “It is I who am God, and there is none other apart from me”.

The Hypostasis of the Archons

He said to me, “When the True Human Being is manifest in a modeled form [. But Norea turned, in the power of [. The author’s theological perspective stresses the activity of divine providence ‘the will of the parent’ even in the deeds of the demonic rulers, probably thus altering to some degree the original intent of gnostic myth.

But it was by the will [solar creative force] of the father of the entirety [the Ain Soph Aur] that they all came into being – after the archone of all the things above – so that the sum of chaos might be attained.

They were confused, though, and modelled this body partly after what they themselves looked like, and partly on the female image they saw reflected in the abyss. The Name Samael ]. Such elemental Essences are governed by the Archons.

Gnostic Scriptures and Important Texts

I have been sent to speak with you and save you from the grasp of the lawless. Presides over the entirety The Four Luminaries: The wisdom of the heart illuminates the mind.

And he contemplated creating offspring rhe himself, and created for himself seven offspring, androgynous just like their parent.

For the day you eat from it you will surely die. This ruler, by being androgynous, made himself a vast realm, an extent without limit. When he tbe this, he sinned against the entirety.


And fleshly Cain pursued Abel his brother. It was before your time that they came into being. But it was by te will of the father of the entirety that they all came into being — after the pattern of all the things above — so that the sum of chaos might be attained.

And they did not know the identity of its power.

The Hypostasis of the Archons – trans. Bentley Layton – The Nag Hammadi Library

Why do you act so boldly towards the Holy Spirit? The voice is the Word, the Logos, whic is three in one: He said, “It is I who am Eleleth [self-begotten God], sagacity, the great angel who stands in the presence of the Holy Spirit.

Still, that sown element will not become known now. You have sinned with your mouth.

The Hypostasis of the Archons

They tried to grab her, but she turned into a tree and left behind a shadow that looked like her. When he would not let her, she blew upon the ark and caused it to oc consumed by fire. Thereupon he knew his wife; again becoming pregnant, she bore Abel; and Abel wrchons a herdsman of sheep.

Only those who have left Eden – through abusing the Tree of Knowledge: I am one of the four luminaries who stand in the presence of the great invisible spirit.

This entry was posted on April 4, at 5: Jesus said unto them [the terrestrial Archons], Are you masters of Israel, and do not afchons these things? The rulers took counsel with one another and said, “Come, let us cause a deluge with our hands and obliterate all flesh, from man to beast.

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