My first knowledge of the Apocryphon of John

To understand Jaldabaoth I have to go to the period prior to its creation.

The invisible spirit created

1 the thought

the first power, the Barbelo, which was before all, the image of the invisible spirit, the first man.

The Barbelo requested from the invisible, virginal Spirit to give her foreknowledge. The Spirit consented.

2 foreknowledge

The Barbelo requested to grant her indestructibility, and the inivisible Spirit consented.

3 the indestructibility

The Barbelo requested to grant her eternal life, and the invisible Spirit consented.

4 eternal life

She requested to grant her truth. And the invisible Spirit consented.

5 the truth

This is the pentad of the aeons, the image of the invisible Spirit. It is the forethought, which Barbelo, and the thought, and the foreknowledge, and the indestructibility, and the eternal life, and the truth. This is the androgynous pentad of the aeons, which is the decad of the aeons, which is the Father.

The invisible Spirit begot a spark of light and Barbelo conceived a child by him, Christ.

The invisible Spirit gave his child perfection.

The Christ asked for the mind and the spirit agreed.

The mind wanted to create reality by the word of the invisible Spirit. And the will of the mind became reality.

(In the beginning was the word)

The word followed the will of the mind.

The invisible Spirit made Christ the head of the universe
and the universe was established by Christ by the will of Barbelo, by the first power.

From the foreknowledge of the perfect mind,
through the expressed will of the invisible spirit came the perfect human, the first revelation, the truth,
Pigera-Adamas.

Armozel, Oriael, Daveithai, Eleleth are the four enlightener, the followers of Christ.

Each enlightener is connected with three aeons, this results in 12 Aoens.

Sophia is one of the 12 Aeons.

The whole Pleroma heard her prayer of repentance
and offered the invisible Spirit a prize for his help.

And the invisible Spirit sent her the Holy Spirit.

So Sofia was given the opportunity to rectify their error.

She could no longer enter her level, she was to remain in the
ninth heaven until she restored what was lacking in herself.


The Apocryphon of John – Frederik Wisse – The Nag Hammadi Library (gnosis.org)

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