Tripartite: Meaning to have three parts. “Triple Headedness, or Triple Power,” or a state of three something like as described in the texts “Trimorphic Protennoia,” “Gospel of the Egyptians” or “Tripartite Tractate.” May refer to the developing state in Gnosis where one learns to perceive oneself in the sense of being in the psychic, living, as in the pleromic state. As a process, man transcends in becoming Hylic, Psychic, and Pneumatic (Gnostokoi or Enlightened). ”Mankind came to be in three essential types, the spiritual, the psychic, and the material, conforming to the triple disposition of the Logos, from which were brought forth the material ones and the psychic ones and the spiritual ones.” (‘Trimorphic Protennoia‘)
May also have references to other sets of three such
as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, or soul, mind, spirit, or spirit, mind, and
related to the concept of the triad in the Sethian Monadology.
Corresponds to the Supernal triad of the Kabbalah, Kether, Chockmah, and Binah, in the study of the ”Tree of Life.”
Synonymous with the Chinese concept of ‘San Ti,’ known as the Taoist Trilogy, ”man (Man’s mind or heart) is the same as heaven and earth.” (”Kenpo Gokui,” Tatsuo Shimabuku. See also; ”Xing Yi Quan Xue,” Tang, Unique Publications, 2000., Pg.’s 69, 80.) In Hinduism, the Trimurti (also called the Hindu trinity) are three aspects of God, or “Parabrahman,” in God’s personae as Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. This Trimurti concept is a tenet most strongly held in Smartism, a denomination of Hinduism as well as Ayyavazhi. VishnuBrahma – the Source/Creator (Tamil: Vethan in Ayyavazhi.) Vishnu – the Preserver/Indwelling-Life (Tamil: Thirumal in Ayyavazhi.) Shiva – the Transformer (Destroyer-Creator) (Tamil: Sivan, in Ayyavazhi). The Trimurti itself is conceived of as a deity and artistically
represented as a three-faced human figure.