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Pistis Sophia (Greek: Π?στις Σοφ?α) is a Gnostic text discovered in 1773, possibly written between the 3rd and 4th centuries AD. The existing manuscript, which some scholars place in the late 4th century, relates one Gnostic group's teachings of the transfigured Jesus to the assembled disciples (including his mother Mary, Mary Magdalene, and Martha). In this text, the risen Jesus had spent eleven years speaking with his disciples, teaching them only the lower mysteries. After eleven years, he receives his true garment and is able to reveal the higher mysteries revered by this group. The prized mysteries relate to complex cosmologies and knowledge necessary for the soul to reach the highest divine realms.

Much of the first two books of the manuscript are dedicated to outlining the myth of the fall and restoration of the figure known as Pistis Sophia, in particular giving detailed parallels between her prayers of repentance and particular Psalms and Odes of Solomon.

Although in many Gnostic texts and systems Sophia is a major female divinity, in Pistis Sophia she originates and dwells outside of the divine realm. Her fall and redemption parallel that found in versions of the Sophia myth such as that in the Apocryphon of John, but the actions all take place in the material aeons, and she can only be restored to her place in the 13th aeon, outside the Kingdom of Light. 

This audiobook contains all of the 148 chapters and six books of the Gnostic gospel. It does not contain the rather verbose introduction targeted to academics and researchers. That section can be found online in PDF form.

©1921 JM Watkins (P)2018 Audio Enlightenment

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  • Alednam A Uonopk
  • 07-08-2021

A treasure trove of Gnosticism....

god is Adolabroth... jesus is but a cppycat of Egyptian mythology to jumpstart the slave trade.....

9Satan is an Egyptian God. Respected just as much as the others. You need to embrace the Darkside. Don't be fooled by these European concepts of so called spirituality through the religions they have fostered.... Many of which they learned via the Kemetans/AfriKans/Egyptians.....

SET. Source of the name Satan. The Kamite God SET was the God of Drought, Darkness, Negativity. "SET gives name to Satan as 'Set-an': 'SET'.... is the destructive power and 'an' in the Egyptian language is a mark of emphasis." Heru(Horus) bound SET in chains.

Knowledge is power. The bible is a joke on the subconscious if you don't pick up it's metaphysical aspects that they have purposely put forth, so out of touch with the real ancient 'Mysteries'.

You have the right to remain deceived..... It's your life...

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  • 04-01-2020

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Read the secret book of John
The fact that you are listening to this

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  • 29-08-2021

Pistis Sophia Review

I respect the historical and religious significance of this work, that's why I read it, but I have to say that it was the most unpleasantly repetitive text I have ever read. Aspects of the narrative such as the cosmology were interesting, but it all could have been condensed down so much. Furthermore, the text is intentionally very esoteric; even as someone who has researched a lot of Gnostic terminology I barely understood what they were talking about half the time.

Of course, I come at this from the perspective of a non-religious person who is interested in studying religion. If you are a genuine Gnostic this is probably worth reading, but if you're not you'd be better off just reading a summary.

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