From our office in Nag Hammadi, it's the
Top Ten Quotes from the Gnostics!
10. From "Allogenes":
"He is a perfect, invisible, noetic Protophanes-Harmedon.
And empowering the individuals, she is a Triple-Male."
9. From "The Apocalypse of Adam":
"….from the nine Muses one separated away. She came
to a high mountain and spent (some) time seated there,
so that she desired herself alone, in order to become
androgynous. She fulfilled her desire and became pregnant
from her desire."
8. From "The (First) Apocalypse of James":
"You are to say to him, 'They are not entirely alien,
but they are from Achamoth, who is the female.' "
7. From "The (Second) Apocalypse of James":
"I am he who received revelation from the Pleroma of Imperishability…
he who stripped himself and went about naked…."
6. From "The Dialogue of the Savior":
"Judas said, "…When we pray, how should we pray?"
The Lord said, "Pray in the place where there is no woman."
Matthew said, "'Pray in the place where there is no woman,'
he tells us, meaning 'Destroy the works of womanhood…."
5. From "The Gospel of the Egyptians":
"A hidden, invisible mystery came forth:
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO." [the 7 vowels, 22 times each]
4. From "Marsanes":
"And consonants exist with the vowels, and individually
they are commanded and they submit… And the consonants are self-existent, and as they are changed, <they> submit to the hidden gods…."
3. From "The Sophia of Jesus Christ":
"All these were perfect and good. Thus the defect in the female appeared."
2. From "A Valentinian Exposition":
"But the Decad from Word and Life brought forth decads so as to make the Pleroma become a hundred, and the Dodecad from Man and Church brought forth and made the Triacontad so as to make the three hundred sixty become the Pleroma of the year."
And the #1 Quote from the Gnostics:
1. From "The Gospel of Thomas":
"Simon Peter said to them, "Make Mary leave us, for females don't deserve life."
Jesus said, "Look, I will guide her to make her male, so that she too
may become a living spirit resembling you males. For every female
who makes herself male will enter the kingdom of Heaven."