The Ancient of Days has three heads. He reveals himself in three archetypes, all three forming but one. He is thus symbolized by the number Three. They are revealed in one another. [These are:] first, secret, hidden 'Wisdom'; above that the Holy Ancient One; and above Him the Unknowable One.
Jesus said examine yourself. When we look at the three worlds of individual awareness, waking, dreaming and dreamless sleep. All that can be found is Sophia (mind, time and space) and formless consciousness. There is nothing else that can be found. As Sophia disappears in dreamless sleep and formless consciousness is
The word Nur is Arabic for light, in one sense it can mean that God illuminates the world with understanding. The scholar Abu Bakr ibn Arabi categorized nūr into different levels of understanding from the most profound to the most mundane. From here i am taking the esoteric understanding (Sufi). Nur
The mind beyond mind is the universal mind (demiurge). The universal mind is the vast collection of images, concepts and galaxies. The eternal monad is found when the universal mind fades into this mysterious sphere. The Ain Sof (sphere of limitless light). #gnosis#gnosticism#gnostic#knowledgeoftheself#enlightenment#kabbalah#ainsof#monad