Sophia

December 3rd, 2007 by sabrina

Sophia (pronounced sew-FEE-ah) is the Gnostic Goddess of wisdom. Gnostics believe that there is one true Source, the Pleroma, which is a state of nothingness, full of potential energy. At some point, the Pleroma imagines the “something”, as opposed to the “nothing”. When the something and the nothing come together, they create Sophia. Sophia in turn creates the Demiurge, and the Demiurge creates the universe and sets himself as God. However, the Demiurge is a flawed being, because Sophia created him without a divine spark, and his creation is therefore flawed as well. Trying to fix this, Sophia carries a spark of divinity down to each and every thing on earth. By reawakening this spark, a process called gnosis, the believer can be reunited with the Pleroma. Christian Gnostics believe that Jesus Christ was sent to earth to help mankind to awaken the spark.

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