Ennead: Meaning nine in reference to the Sethian Monadology. The term is also used in ancient Egyptian. ”It is said that the Ennead, which was the ‘seed and hand of Atum’, becomes the ‘teeth and lips of Ptah’ and gives a name to each thing bringing it into existence. Divcine principles and qualities (the Ennead) can now ‘ enter into all the species of things – mineral, plant or animal – and become manifest through them.” (Memphis) The term is used in Sethian works, to connote nine in the Sethian Monadology, and is used in the Untitled text in the ”Bruce Codex.” ”….stretching out of the cross is the ennead on the right side and on the left. The sprouting and rest and love and resurrection and faith and rebirth and the seal. This is the ennead the ennead was manifested, whose names are these: Prôtia, Pandia, Pangenia, Doxophania, (akatagnôstos), the mother of the ennead, which completes a decad from the monad of the ennead makes twelve enneads….”

Ennoia: Means “thought” Sophia in her high form as Pleromic, is the first thought (so she is the first Aeon, or Pleroma, and the last one as well). Creation happens in the triad of thought, word, and action. (See; ‘Tripartite Tractate.’)

Epiphanes: Son of Carpacrotes of Alexandria. Died at age 17. Clement stated that Epiphanes had been taught the way of the ”Monad.” “But the followers of Carpocrates, and Epiphanes think wives should be common property.” (See; Bk 3, of ”Stromata.”) His work ”Concerning Justice,” can be read at; http://www.vinesbranch.com/view/?pageID=181476


Epiphanius: (310-403) ”In 367 his reputation for asceticism and learning brought about his nomination as Bishop of Constantia (Salamis) the metropolis of the Island of Cyprus. He wrote against Origen and Gnostics. He identified the existence of the Gospel of Judas Iscariot,” and ”Birth of Mary,” {”Gospel of
‘} which he says describes horrible and deadly things. (He admits to not having seen the Gnostic texts, but claims to know about them. ) He wrote in regard to an unidentified Gnostic Gospel…. ”Another Gospel (?) of similar tendancy was that which was used by the nameless “Adversary of the Law, and the
Prophets’ {Gnostics} whom Augustine refutes, and from which the following is quoted. ” The Apostles having asked the Lord what they were to think about the Jewish prophets, who were thought in the past to have foretold his coming, he was troubled that they even yet had such thoughts, and answered: Ye have given up (let go) the living on who is before your eyes and talk idly of the dead.” Epiphanius, also identifies the ”Apocalypse of Paul,” as being a book written by Canites, or Cananites, (Canaanites) and used by Gnostics. Paul is quoted in the text to have been taken up to the level of the ”Third Heaven,” which corresponds to the Nag Hammadi text. It does not correspond to the other ”Apocalypse of Paul,” which fragments exist in Greek, Latin, and Coptic. The Canaanites were an ancient tribe that lived in the basic area that is Israel today. ( “The New Testament Apocrypha,” James, Apocryphile Press, pages 19- 20, 525, 575.)

Epinoia: Means “insight” as it comes from the higher connections of spirit, portrayed as a Pleromic emination . It can be translated as “wisdom” in the modern sense of the word. Without it one cannot gain Gnosis. This ‘insight’ refers to, metanoia, (change of mind), and self-knowledge of the soul, which is
merged with the ‘light’ or Sophia, in the act of Gnosis. (See; the “Apocryphon of John,” See also; Metenoia.)

Eros: The love that comes from the desire to reunite. It is a passion contrast with agape which is compassion). Eros originates when the Demiurge sees “light Adam” or the primal man (See; Anthropos, Agape.)