I apologize for the lateness of this post, but here are the meditations for what should have been posted yesterday. For the previous day’s meditations, click here.
The Creation of Man
Ialdabaoth and his archons create man modeled upon the likeness of the Perfect Man
℣. Incline unto my aid, O God;
℟. O Lord, make haste to help me.
℣. Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
℟. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, unto the æons of æons. Amen.
A reading from the Apocryphon of John and the Hypostasis of the Archons.
And he said to the authorities which attend him, ‘Come, let us create a man that will be soil from the earth.’ They modeled their creature as one wholly of the earth. They had taken some soil from the earth and modeled their man after their body and after the image of God that had appeared to them in the waters. And they created by means of their respective powers in correspondence with the characteristics which were given. And each authority supplied a characteristic in the form of the image which he had seen in its natural form. He created a being according to the likeness of the first, perfect Man. And they said, ‘Let us call him Adam, that his name may become a power of light for us.’
Let us pray. I grieve with Thee, O Sophia most sorrowful, in the creation of earthly man – a pale reflection of the Perfect Man. Dearest Mother, by the pangs that wrenched Thy most loving heart, obtain for me the gift of understanding, that may see through the earthly veil, and always remember that I am a child of the Most High. Amen.
Hail Sophia, filled with light, the Christ is with Thee. Blessed art Thou amongst the Æons, and blessed is the Liberator of Thy light, Jesus. Holy Sophia, Mother of all gods, pray to the Light for us, Thy children, now, and in the hour of our death. Amen.
℣. Pray for us, O Mother most sorrowful;
℟. That we may be made worthy of the promises of the Christ.