Phillip Medhurst

Wisdom from a Gnostic Sage

Tag: knowledge

The Apocalypse Revealed 12

The new Exodus began in fact with Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Thus the “great crowd” carrying their palms (Revelation 7:9) are compared implicitly to the throng who acknowledged Jesus as the Messiah and hailed him as he embarked on the series of events which will saw him crucified by the false religion of Babylon (Revelation: 7:4-10, 14:1). The New Jerusalem is founded on both the “old” and the “new” covenants (Revelation 21:12-14): Gnostics of all ages of history are able to recognise that higher Truth and imperative which inevitably leads to martyrdom at the hand of those religious Powers-that-Be which, though unmasked by the knowledge of Truth inherent in the Gnostic, have a Protean ability to form new images of themselves to worship (Revelation 13:13).

Nag Hammadi 1945

 

Four-times-four centuries out of view,

First born, then buried, then born anew,

Seth was my father, Eugnostos my groom,

Gongessos my midwife, Charaxio my tomb.

Through seventy summers the dust-cloud of gold

Released at my re-birth has brightly rolled

Around the globe – the Nile’s gift of reeds

Kindled by knowledge and sowing light’s seeds.

Though delivered third-hand to your perception,

I am, nonetheless, The Immaculate Conception.