I have no pen to describe the Heavenly Kingdom; neither can I express it, for the earthly tongue is much too insufficient to do it. We will defer it until we come into the bosom of the Maiden.

-Jacob Boehme

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I am knowledge and ignorance.

I am shame and boldness.

I am shameless, I am ashamed.

I am strength and I am fear.

I am war and peace.

Give heed to me.

I am the one who is disgraced and the great one.

–The Thunder Perfect Mind

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This same transmutation is understood to occur in faithful Christians within Eastern Orthodox tradition. Theosis or god-becoming is the recognized vocation of all Christians. The transfiguration is a doxophony, a revelation of glory. Peter and James, the only witness to this event, are confused, choosing to make tents to shelter from the glory, perhaps in imitation of the sukkah booth of the feast of the Tabernacles. The other participants –Elijah and Moses –have already beheld God face to face and have already experienced the glory of the Shekinah.

–Caitlin Matthews (Sophia Goddess of Wisdom, Bride of God, P. 139)

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 And he said to them, `Verily I say to you, That there are certain of those standing here, who may not taste of death till they see the reign of God having come in power.’

 And after six days doth Jesus take Peter, and James, and John, and bringeth them up to a high mount by themselves, alone, and he was transfigured before them,

 and his garments became glittering, white exceedingly, as snow, so as a fuller upon the earth is not able to whiten [them].

 And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus.

 And Peter answering saith to Jesus, `Rabbi, it is good to us to be here; and we may make three booths, for thee one, and for Moses one, and for Elijah one:’

 for he was not knowing what he might say, for they were greatly afraid.

 And there came a cloud overshadowing them, and there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, `This is My Son — the Beloved, hear ye him;’

 and suddenly, having looked around, they saw no one any more, but Jesus only with themselves.

 And as they are coming down from the mount, he charged them that they may declare to no one the things that they saw, except when the Son of Man may rise out of the dead;

–Mark 9:1-9


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And whenever Sophia receives her consort and Jesus receives the Christ and the seeds and the angels, then the pleroma will receive Sophia joyfully and All will come to be in unity and reconciliation.

–A Valentinian Exposition

 

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