Melchizedek: Name of Nag Hammadi text, Tractate 1, Codex IX., also name of the
main character of the text, who names the “God most High,” encountered by
Abraham. Melchizedek, is called “the great Paralemptor of Light” (purifier) in
Pistis Sophia,” (Askew Codex). Genisis 14.-18. ”And Melchizedek king of Salem
brought forth bread and wine. And he was priest of God Most High.” Psalms
110-4; ” Jehovah hath sworn, and will not repent: Thou art a priest for ever
After the order of Melchizedek.”
http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/melchiz.html

Statue of Melchizedek in the Borghese Chapel of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.

Statue of Melchizedek in the Borghese Chapel of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.

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Menander: Follower of Simon Magus, associated with Saturnis, who taught in Syria
and Antioch. (Hoeller p. 78-79)

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Merovingean (Merovingian): A pre 11th century Frankish Dynasty, the ”Priors of Zion,” claim
the Merovingean Dynasty is of the bloodline of Jesus Christ. This is the basis
for the ”Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown, and is largely fiction.

Frankish empire

Frankish empire

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Metenoia: This is the “change of mind” or perspective that happens to the
initiate in the process of Gnosis, or spiritual transcendence. ”It is turning
the mind to the perception of the divine.” (“Hara” {Balance} by Durkheim,
Inner Traditions, 2004, p. 131.)

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Monad: From the Greek word, meaning “one”, “single” or “unique.” It has ample
descriptions according to different contexts: According to Pythagoras it was the
first thing in existence. ”The Valentinian Exposition” declares Jesus the
‘Monad.’ (See Sethian Monadology.) mo·nad; (mnd) n. 1. Philosophy; An
indivisible, impenetrable unit of substance viewed as the basic constituent
element of physical reality in the metaphysics of Leibnitz. 2. Biology; A
single-celled microorganism, especially a flagellate protozoan of the genus
”Monas.” 3. Chemistry ; An atom or a radical with valence 1. (Online
Webster’s Dic. See also; Wikipedia.) The Monadic sequence to the Triad is
expressed is by the ”Oracles of Zoroaster,” which illuminates the
sequence…..
25. The Monad first existed, and the Paternal Monad still subsists.
26. When the Monad is extended, the Dyad is generated.
27. And beside Him is seated the Dyad which glitters with intellectual sections,
to govern all things and to order everything not ordered.
28. The Mind of the Father said that all things should be cut into Three, whose
Will assented, and immediately all things were so divided.
29. The Mind of the Eternal Father said into Three, governing all things by
Mind.
30. The Father mingled every Spirit from this Triad.
31. All things are supplied from the bosom of this Triad.
32. All things are governed and subsist in this Triad
33. For thou must know that all things bow before the Three Supernals.
34. From thence floweth forth the Form of the Triad, being preexistent; not the
first Essence, but that whereby all things are measured.
35. And there appeared in it Virtue and Wisdom, and multiscient Truth.
36. For in each World shineth the Triad, over which the Monad ruleth.”
The “Three Supernals” is perhaps a reference to the Kabbalah, but probably
refers to the state of Tripartite.

Representation of the Pythagorean monad

Representation of the Pythagorean monad

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