By Christian and Barbara Joy O'Brien
The authors' language translation abilities in line with the earliest non-religious fabric give you the key to untangling the complicated of alternative names and varied interpretations put by way of prior students. The Shining Ones as actual individuals are in actual fact pointed out inside of all cultures and never stressed with the forged of characters who look in astronomy, cometary disaster and in the religious regions.
The Shining Ones provides for the 1st time key components of the most recent translation of the Askew Codex within the British Museum, which contains a suite of 365 4to sheets of vellum, on which the writing is in Greek uncials, within the now extinct Coptic dialect of higher Egypt. It additionally offers for the 1st time key elements of the most recent translation of the seventy eight leaves of papyrus, in booklet shape, of the Bruce Codex from the Bodlian library, written in Greek cursive characters within the similar Coptic dialect.
These files include a wide a part of an immense Gnostic Corpus, in all likelihood compiled from prior fabric, within the Valentine university at Alexandria within the past due first or early moment century advert. initially often called The Books of the Saviour, those translations of this fabric might be noticeable as a unmarried treatise at the non secular Truths narrated via Jesus of Nazareth and brought down observe for observe via 3 disciple-scribes Philip, Thomas and Matthew.
The presence of those 3 witnesses is in line with the canon of Hebraic legislations. This coupled with the truth that they have been from Jesus' internal circle, areas large significance and reliability, that those files illustrate that the religious nature of Jesus' instructing used to be no diversified from that of alternative japanese religions.
This is a vital factor for Christianity and plenty of will think about provides weight to the relevance and functional significance of taking heavily, concerns of a religious nature, which permeate all historical documents, yet which aren't absolutely understood.
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Then the Lord called one ofhis Archangels named Uri-el, who was the most learned of them all, and said· 'Bring out tho books from my library, and give Enoch a pen for speedy writing, and tell him what the books are about. "' Secrets of Enoch, XXI:2 - XXII: 12. Further evidence that Archangels and Angels were involved in "instruction'' in the Earthly Garden in Eden is shown in the following extract: After this, the men brought me to the Sixth Haven [the Building ofKnowledge], and there I saw seven groups ofAngels, very bright and wonderful with their faces shining brighter than the Sun.
There is then another man hidden inside of this physical man, a much finer body, called by the Masters the astral body, or light body. It is so called because when seen, it appears to sparkle with millions of radiant particles resembling star dust. It is much lighter and finer than the physical body. This astral body every person possesses and uses here and now, although he may be entirely unconscious of it; and it is through and by means of this finer body that the mind and soul are able to make contacts with the physical body and the outside world.
Truly, I say to you, the light of each one of the Invisible Ones is nine times greater than that of the Heaven and the Sphere below it -including the Twelve Aeons about which I toLd you on another occasion. In this World, there is no light superior to the light of the Sun. But, truly I say to you, the twenty-four Invisible Ones are ten thousand times more luminous than the light ofthe Sun in this World. For the light of the Sun, in its true form, is not seen here because its light passes through a multitude of 'veils' (4) And the light of the Maiden of the Light is ten thousand times more luminous than the twenty-four Invisible Ones, and the great Invisible, Original One [probably feu} -and also the great Triple-powered God(s).