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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The heart and the head must march equilibrated.

They had taken [some soil] from the earth and modeled their [human being], according to their body and [according to the image] of the god that had appeared [to them] in the waters. You never knew my mother. And the spirit came forth from the Adamantine Land; it descended and came to dwell within him, and that man became a living soul.

And he contemplated creating offspring for himself, and created for himself seven offspring, androgynous just like their parent. From that day, the snake [sexual power] came to be under the curse of the authorities [of the bloodstream]; until the all-powerful man [from Daath] was to come, that curse fell upon the snake [sexual power].

And a voice [the Logos, which is Greek for “word”] came forth from above the realm of absolute power, saying, “You are mistaken, Samael” – which [in Scorpio] is, “god of the [spiritually] blind [made blind by lust and pride].

And she laughed at them arcons their witlessness and their blindness; hyposhasis in their clutches she became a tree, and left before them her shadowy reflection resembling herself; and they defiled it foully.

The treatise begins with a fragment of cosmogonywhich leads to a revisionistic “true history” of the events in the Genesis creation story, reflecting Gnostic distrust of the material world and the demiurge that created it. The arrogant ruler turned in his power, [and] his countenance came to be like a black [. Then the great ruler came; and he said, “Adam!

And the rulers issued a command to him, saying, “From every tree in the garden shall you eat; yet from the tree of recognizing good and evil do not eat, nor touch it; for the day you eat from it, with death you are going to die.

It was before your time that they came into being. She laughed and laughed at them, because they were so stupid and blind and naive. And God said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother? The rulers took counsel with one another and said, “Come, let us cause a deluge with our hands and obliterate all flesh, oc man to beast. Archkns, the offspring will not become known now.



The Feminine Power, Sophia, also known as Faith, decided to create something on her own, without her Masculine counterpart, hypostsis she gave birth to something in the skies. When he said this [claiming to be God], he sinned [fornicated] against the entirety [the Ain Soph Aur]. Jesus as Christ stated: Sophia or Pistis Sophia Zoe Archlns A voice [the Logos] came forth from incorruptibility for the assistance of Adam; and the rulers gathered together all the animals [Nephesh, animas: And this speech reached up to Incorruptibility.

These three are the Monad.

Hypostasis of the Archons

The first arhcons being Eve: Therefore, the authorities cannot approach them, since the spirit of truth resides in them, and all who have known this way exist deathless in the midst of dying people. And fleshly Cain pursued Abel his brother. The commentary begins with the vain claim of the Creator, Samael ‘blind god’followed by a brief mention of the creation of the world 86,11 and an extensive treatment of the creation of Adam and Eve 87, They said to one another, “Come, let us sow our seed in her,” and they pursued her.

Presides over the entirety The Four Luminaries: They really doomed themselves by doing this, because they raped the image of something they created based on an image from above combined with their own image.

And the great angel Eleleth, Understanding, spoke to me: God looked upon the votive offerings of Abel; but he did not accept the votive offerings of Cain. The Hypostasis of the Archons or The Reality of the Rulers is an exegesis on the Book of Genesis 1—6 and expresses Gnostic mythology of the divine creators of the cosmos and humanity.

She swooped down and showed the light, then swooped back up, and the World of Forms went dark again when she left. His thoughts became blind. Now when his offspring Sabaoth [host of darkness] saw the force of that [solar] angel, he repented and condemned his father and his mother, [protoplasmic] matter.

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And you have eaten! I have been sent to speak with fhe and save you from the grasp of the lawless. And Adam [knew] his counterpart f. These are forces within us – represented in world traditions as Pluto, Hades, Lucifer, Samael, and other such esoteric symbols.


The arrogant ruler turned, with all his might, and his countenance came to be like a black [ Now the rulers [the Elohim or spiritual beings] have [androgynous] bodies that are both male and female [divine soul and human soul] and faces of [four] hyposhasis. Now, all these events came to pass by the will of the father of all.

The Hypostasis of the Archons (THOTA) – Brill Reference

The ruler said, “Why did you hide, unless it is because you have eaten from the tree from which alone I commanded you not to eat? The arrogant ruler turned with all his might, and his countenance was like a blazing fire. And the rulers commanded him, saying, “From [every] tree in the garden you sg. And that which she had made became a product in the matter, like a miscarriage. Eleleth, the great angel, spoke to me. But they could not lay hold of that image, which had appeared to them in the waters, because of their weakness–for “those of soul mpsychikos cannot lay hold of spiritual ones mpneumatikos “–for they were from below, but it the image was from above.

When he saw her [his Neshamah], he said, “It is you who have given me life; you will be called [Chavah, Eve] ‘mother of the living’ [because Neshamah is part of the Monad: For Elohim doth know that in the day ye eat thereof [from the sexual power], then your [spiritual] eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as Elohim, knowing good and evil.

And he thought of creating offspring for himself. And she established his offspring, each one according to its power–after the pattern of the Aeons that are above, for from the Invisible were visible things invented. Again he made the ark, for a second time.

And their deficiency showed forth in their ignorance; and they recognized that they were naked of the Spiritual a-pneumatikonand they took fig leaves and bound them upon their loins. So the shadow-woman plucked the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and gave some to Adam.